Review Index Page 9

  • MSI WindPad 110W Tablet + Windows 8 Review

    By Steven Walton on September 30, 2011

    Although you may not realize it, there exists a third competitor in the tablet OS market: Microsoft. We test MSI's WindPad 110W that uses the AMD Z-01 dual-core Fusion APU on Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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  • Samsung 830 Series 512GB SSD Review

    By Steven Walton on September 27, 2011

    With all last generation contenders adopting SATA 6Gb/s, the Samsung 830 Series doesn't look as it will disappoint with full support for the faster interface on the menu for a tasty 520MB/s read and 400MB/s write throughput.
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  • Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD RAID0 Performance

    By Steven Walton on September 20, 2011

    On the heels of its performance-oriented Wildfire series, Patriot has developed a more cost effective solution for mainstream system builders. Based on SandForce's SF-2281 controller, the Pyro series appears to take aim at the Agility 3.
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  • Asus Eee Pad Transformer Review

    By Steven Walton on September 18, 2011

    The Eee Pad Transformer goes beyond what most tablet computers are capable of by doubling as a Honeycomb-based netbook. Based on that premise and an attractive price since launch, it quickly became one of the most attractive Android tablets around.
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  • Hard Reset GPU & CPU Performance Test

    By Steven Walton on September 15, 2011

    Hard Reset benchmarks and performance analysis -- Hard Reset is incredibly fun to play, moreover the game looks impressive, featuring quality graphics, despite it's a DX9 only title. Read on as we test several graphics cards and CPU performance on this PC-exclusive newcomer.
  • Motorola Droid Bionic Hands-On Impressions

    By Dan Seifert on September 09, 2011

    Originally announced way back at the CES trade show in January 2011, Motorola went back to the drawing board and redesigned the BIONIC to what we have today: a 4G LTE phone that could be a doppelganger for the already-released DROID X2.
  • Gigabyte G1.Sniper2 Motherboard Review

    By Steven Walton on September 08, 2011

    Gigabyte's G1.Killer series targets hardcore users by including additional hardware on-board such as a dedicated sound chip by Creative and a network controller from Bigfoot Networks.
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  • Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD Review

    By Steven Walton on September 01, 2011

    Kingston's HyperX came out of the gates swinging and delivered an impressive show, gnawing on the Vertex 3's ankles every step of the way. The new arrival had little trouble meeting, and occasionally exceeding the performance of OCZ's drive.
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  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution GPU & CPU Performance Test

    By Steven Walton on August 29, 2011

    Deus Ex: HR benchmarks and performance analysis -- Deus Ex: Human Revolution appears to be every bit as good as its predecessors. In other good news, we could very well have a new game capable of fully utilizing the power and features of today's high-end graphics cards.
  • MSI X-Slim X460 Ultraportable Review

    By Steven Walton on August 24, 2011

    MSI recently expanded its ultraportable X-Slim offerings, designed to be lightweight and compact, the X460 notebooks also strive to be powerful, courtesy of Intel's Sandy Bridge processors. The flagship model comes with Intel's Core i7-2630QM, packing the quad-core chip while boasting an 8-hour battery life.
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  • Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 Desktop PC Review

    By Shawn Knight on August 23, 2011

    The Lenovo IdeaCentre K330 is a budget gaming desktop PC that has ample power for general-purpose work, and should be well suited for video and other multimedia work as well as PC gaming. The machine is powered by your choice of a second-generation Intel Core series processor and up to 16GB of RAM.
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  • Silverstone Fortress FT03 Case Review

    By Steven Walton on August 15, 2011

    The new Fortress FT03 is unlike anything we've seen from the series before. Unlike its predecessors, this latest iteration is not a mid-tower ATX case, but rather utilizes its own unique design to take the form of a compact microATX case.
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  • Synology DiskStation DS2411+ NAS Review

    By Steven Walton on August 11, 2011

    Although the DiskStation DS2411+ is considered a business-class NAS device suitable for SMB users, its $1,700 asking price remains a decent value and we're confident those who require such radical storage solutions will find a lot to appreciate in it.
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  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 SOC Review

    By Steven Walton on August 09, 2011

    Gigabyte's GeForce GTX 580 SOC is a perfect example of what a high-end graphics card should be. The card is surprisingly practical, which is certainly not how we would describe most premium AMD or Nvidia GPUs.
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  • Acer Iconia Tab A500 Review

    By Shawn Knight on August 03, 2011

    With tablets eating up on netbook sales at an accelerated pace, we can clearly see where Acer is headed with the Iconia offerings. We intend to figure out whats Acer proposition with the Iconia Tab A500, not only from a value perspective -- a driving force of netbook sales -- but in terms of features, design and overall experience.
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  • Motorola Droid 3 Review

    By Michael Oryl on July 26, 2011

    The new Motorola DROID 3 has got an all-new qHD resolution 4-inch touchscreen, world roaming capabilities, and a beautifully designed 5-row QWERTY keyboard. It's an office in your pocket (that weighs almost as much as some office furniture, I might add).
  • HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse Review

    By Shawn Knight on July 25, 2011

    HP's new Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse cuts the cord and eliminates the need for a USB dongle or Bluetooth radio. This small pointer connects to your notebook's wireless connection with a proclaimed 9-month battery life.
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  • HP TouchPad Review: webOS on the Tablet

    By Dan Seifert on July 20, 2011

    Many users and lovers of webOS's blend of beauty and functionality have been waiting with baited breath to see how it performs on a tablet. Has HP managed to take the best of webOS and implement it on the TouchPad while avoiding the pitfalls that have plagued the platform in the past?
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  • Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Motherboard Review

    By Steven Walton on July 19, 2011

    We've seen many impressive Z68 boards since launch, but none are more intriguing than what we have today: the Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD. Right out of the box, this board features an Intel SSD 311 20GB attached via an mSATA connector to take advantage of Smart Response Technology.
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  • Asrock CoreHT 252B HTPC Review

    By Steven Walton on July 14, 2011

    Last year we crowned Asrock's Vision 3D the ultimate small form factor computer. We looked forward to what the company would deliver next, and now more than six months later, we have the CoreHT Series, which promises to be the most powerful yet as it adopts the latest Sandy Bridge mobile processors.
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  • Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Case Review

    By Steven Walton on July 07, 2011

    In many ways, the Obsidian 650D is a miniature version of the very popular 800D, so we can understand why it has many of you swooning. Although we're sure it's no pushover, the 650D definitely has a lot to prove, let's see what Corsair's new mid-tower brings to the table.
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  • AMD A8-3850 Llano APU Review

    By Steven Walton on June 30, 2011

    Following in the footsteps of Brazos, AMD is now ready to unleash its bigger brother. Codenamed Llano, the new arrival resides in AMD's Lynx platform and packs four Husky cores (very similar to what's inside Athlon II processors), along with a robust GPU based on the Evergreen family's Redwood architecture.
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  • Maingear Titan 17 Notebook Review

    By Shawn Knight on June 28, 2011

    The Titan 17 is Maingear's most powerful notebook to date packing an Intel Core i7-990X hexa-core desktop CPU, a 17.3 LED, two Nvidia GeForce GTX 485M graphics cards, a 120GB Intel 510 solid state drive, a 750GB Western Digital 7200 RPM hard drive, a Blu-ray optical drive, and more.
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  • Gaming Case Roundup

    By Steven Walton on June 24, 2011

    With dozens of affordable, well-equipped desktop cases begging for your cash, it can be a nightmare to find the right one for your needs. Hoping to simplify your building experience, we've assembled a shortlist of six unique sub-$200 enthusiast chassis that deserve your attention.
  • QNAP TS-412 Turbo NAS Review

    By Steven Walton on June 23, 2011

    As one of QNAP's most affordable 4-bay NAS, we were unsurprisingly drawn to the TS-412. Assuming this recent product launch doesn't disappoint -- and they rarely do -- the TS-412 has a fair chance at becoming the go-to 4-bay NAS.
  • HTC Sensation Review

    By Russell Jefferies on June 21, 2011

    The HTC Sensation is the latest handset to show up to the dual-core Android smartphone party, boasting a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen and an 8 megapixel camera to boot. The device hums along quickly and has plenty of UI tweaks, courtesy of HTC's Sense 3.0.
  • HP ProBook 6360b Notebook Review

    By Shawn Knight on June 16, 2011

    The ProBook 6360b is the latest addition to HPs b series notebooks and their first in a 13.3 form factor. The 6360b is tailored for business professionals with a robust software suite. Business users will also appreciate the secure display latch, extended life battery options and docking station capabilities.
  • Duke Nukem Forever Performance Test

    By Steven Walton on June 15, 2011

    DNF benchmarks and performance analysis -- Considering it spent 14 years in creation, many gamers had extremely high expectations for Duke Nukem Forever's gameplay. Others remained skeptical that it would even ship, let alone deliver an earth-shattering experience. You could say we were somewhere between the two.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review

    By Michael Oryl on June 13, 2011

    The Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a beautiful display and a body that is incredibly thin and light. It also packs a dual-core 1GHz processor and the latest version of Android. But while its hardware is lust worthy, it still leaves us somewhat underwhelmed on the software side.
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Smartphone Review

    By Dan Seifert on June 06, 2011

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY is the first PlayStation certified mobile device to hit the market. This means that it has access to special ports of games from Sony's legacy of PlayStation titles, in addition to the growing number of games available to the Android platform.