Reviewed Products with Top Scores Page 2

  • Google Nexus 6P Review

    By Tim Schiesser on

    Last year's Nexus 6 wasn't a hugely successful smartphone. For 2015's successor, the company enlisted Huawei to build a new Nexus in a slightly more manageable body and true high-end hardware under the hood -- two of the main gripes from last year's model. The result is the Nexus 6P, and it's one of the best Android smartphones you can purchase today.
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  • Samsung SSD 950 Pro 512GB PCIe Review

    By Steven Walton on

    Since the arrival of the these initial M.2 SSD products, we've been waiting for a more affordable mainstream release, and that's exactly what the Samsung SSD 950 Pro delivers. Made exclusively in the M.2 2280 form factor, the SSD 950 Pro comes in 256GB or 512GB capacities.
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  • Acer Predator X34 Monitor Review: G-Sync Meets Ultrawide

    By Rick Burgess on

    Acer's Predator X34 has a curved UQHD (3440 x 1440) AH-IPS panel and garners reasonable gaming cred with a 100Hz vertical refresh rate, G-Sync and an interesting design. Should Geforce owners be drooling or is this one a hard pass?
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  • The Best CPU for the Money: Intel Core i3-6100 Skylake Tested

    By Steven Walton on

    The FX-8320E has been AMD's go-to option for budget quad-core computing without integrated graphics for a few months now. But the landscape has shifted on Intel's side with the arrival of its new Skylake-based Core i3 and Pentium processors. After being disappointed in August by the marginal performance between Skylake and Haswell Core i7s, we're interested in seeing how the i3-6100 stacks up against the older i3-4360, as well as the i5-4430 and the overclocked FX-8320E.
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  • Apple iPhone 6s Plus Review

    By Shawn Knight on

    As with previous "s" releases, the iPhone 6s Plus is defined by a single feature: 3D Touch, which is best described as right-click for your iPhone. The iPhone 6S Plus also features an upgraded 12-megapixel iSight camera with 4K recording and a powerful new A9 processor that's up to 70 percent faster than the one it replaces.
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  • Motorola Moto X Style / Pure Review

    By Tim Schiesser on

    The Moto X Style packs a 5.7-inch 1440p display and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3 GB of RAM and a 3,000 mAh battery. Familiar features like Moto Display and always-on voice commands are present, plus a much better camera than last year's model with a 21-megapixel sensor and f/2.0 lens. All of this in a sub-$400 package.
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  • Silverstone Raven RVZ02 Mini-ITX Case Review

    By Steven Walton on

    Silverstone is back with a new compact gaming chassis. The Raven RVZ02 is 15% smaller than its predecessor while still supporting graphics cards up to 13" long. Silverstone believes that the RVZ02 is one of the easiest compact Mini-ITX cases to build a gaming system in and we'll be putting that claim to the test.
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  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review

    By Tim Schiesser on

    For the most part, the S6 Active is a clone of the Galaxy S6 featuring the same 5.1-inch 1440p display, Exynos 7420 SoC inside, and 16-megapixel optically stabilized camera. But where they differ is in design. The S6 Active is better suited to survive drops, harsh conditions and liquids. The Active also features a considerably larger battery, which promises to deliver far better battery life than the standard S6.
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  • Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Laptop Review

    By Rick Burgess on

    The Thinkpad T450s is Lenovo's latest addition to the legendary Thinkpad T series. This update brings Broadwell and several other refinements, but most notably a much needed trackpad redesign. An ultrabook aimed squarely at professionals, the T450s carefully balances portability, power and features in a semi-rugged 3.5 pound package.
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  • Windows 10 Review

    By Julio Franco on

    Windows 10 is the best Windows you can run today. This alone should make it a big win, not to mention the fact that it's "free." However I don't think Windows 10 is there yet. Can Windows 10 bring seamless updates that one or two years from now will make it the best, most polished desktop OS available, and still be called Windows 10? Microsoft must prove itself under this new direction.
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  • LG G4 Review

    By Tim Schiesser on

    Every year, LG manages to impress me in one way or another with their new flagship Android smartphone. Whereas past models brought a near bezel-free design, great battery life, a crisp 1440p display and a laser-assisted autofocus system, this year LG has mostly focused on improving various aspects of its hardware, like the camera and display. It's an incremental update for sure but the results might prove impressive once again.
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  • The Best Wireless Gaming Headset

    By Rick Burgess on

    The magnitude of gaming headsets out there is bewildering. If you're in the market for a wireless headset though, the dizzying array of options dwindles to fewer than a dozen choices. I decided to chronicle my hunt for the perfect wireless gaming headset. I hope you find the resulting comparison useful.
  • AMD Radeon R9 Fury X Review

    By Steven Walton on

    On the heels of delivering its latest round of rebadges with the Radeon 300 series, AMD has launched what may be its most hyped product of 2015. The R9 Fury X employs the GCN 1.2 architecture as the R9 380 but doubles the SPU count, and touts a massive memory bandwidth of 512GB/s thanks to an exciting new memory technology known as HBM.
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  • Synology DiskStation DS1515 Review

    By Steven Walton on

    The DiskStation DS1515 is aimed at home users as well as small businesses. Out of the box this NAS can handle five 3.5" hard drives, giving it a maximum capacity of 40TB using the latest 8TB drives, while the addition of two DX513 expansion units boosts capacity to a whopping 120TB.
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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Review

    By Steven Walton on

    The new GeForce GTX 980 Ti is still targeting 4K gaming and with 6GB of memory onboard it's still overkill but without excess. We expect the GTX 980 Ti to be a processing powerhorse that rivals the more expensive Titan X but for $350 off the sticker price.
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  • Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge Review

    By Tim Schiesser on

    The launch of the Galaxy S6 is one of the most important for Samsung in a long time, and this time around there's not just one flagship, but two: the company has released a curved-display Edge variant. Both come with a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a top-end 1440p resolution, a brand new Exynos 7 Octa 7420 SoC, and a 16-megapixel optically stabilized camera. Unlike with the past three generations of Galaxy flagships, there's no Qualcomm model in sight.
  • Asrock X99E-ITX/ac Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

    By Steven Walton on

    Asrock doesn't mind taking chances with design and proof of this is the X99E-ITX/ac, the world's first and only Mini-ITX X99 motherboard and the first ever of its kind to support an Intel Extreme-series chipset. Though we were skeptical at first, it delivers the performance of a full-sized EATX X99 board in a 170mm x 170mm package that still manages to carry enthusiast trappings from Wi-Fi & Bluetooth to SATA Express & M.2 connectivity.
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  • Samsung SM951 PCIe SSD 512GB Review

    By Steven Walton on

    If Samsung's claims are true then the lack of NVMe support shouldn't be too devastating for the SM951 as read speeds are said to reach 2150MB/s and 1500MB/s for writes, which should give the SM951 an advantage in write tests over the Intel SSD 750 1.2TB.
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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X Review

    By Steven Walton on

    The GeForce Titan X is a processing powerhorse, with its GM200 chip carrying 6 graphics processing clusters, 24 streaming multiprocessors with 3072 CUDA cores. Combined with six 64-bit memory controllers for a total 12GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 7GHz, that's 50% more cores and memory bandwidth than today's single-GPU king, the GeForce GTX 980. Needless to say, we're eager to see what the new Titan X is capable of.
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  • Dell XPS 13 (2015) Review

    By Tim Schiesser on

    The ideal Windows laptop is very hard to find but the new XPS 13 ticks most boxes. It has a 13-inch display with a very slim bezel, the aluminium shell with a carbon fibre-style interior looks pretty darn good, there's a new Intel Broadwell Core i5 under the hood, and battery life is rated at up to 15 hours. The XPS 13 is a return to form for Dell in a big way.
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  • GeForce GTX 960 Review: Gainward GTX 960 Phantom Tested

    By Steven Walton on

    With most gamers spending $200 or less on a GPU, the new GeForce GTX 960 is set to take over the so-called value sweet spot, offering a cost-effective way to enjoy high-end games and should appeal to gamers who are preparing for the impending wave of DirectX 12 titles on a budget.
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  • Samsung SSD 850 Evo 500GB Review

    By Steven Walton on

    Helping to build anticipation for the 850 Evo was the SSD 850 Pro, remaining to this day the fastest 2.5" SSD money can buy. The good news is the 850 Evo shares many of the same technologies found in the 850 Pro, however by using TLC V-NAND the 850 Evo is much more cost effective.
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  • Lian Li PC-O5S Review

    By Steven Walton on

    I would say the 'O' stands for "oversized window," as one of the key aspects of the series are the oversized tempered glass windows that combined with Lian Li's renowned aluminum construction and PCI riser cards make them perfect for showing off your machine's guts.
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  • Sony Xperia Z3 Compact Review

    By Tim Schiesser on

    The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact packs all the same goodness of its larger sibling in a more manageable body. That includes a powerful Snapdragon 801 SoC, a 20.7-megapixel Exmor RS camera, Category 4 LTE, NFC, and IP68 waterproofing. Paired with a 4.6-inch display, the Z3 Compact occupies an interesting position in the market with little, if any competition if you're not particularly fond of the recent trend of massive flagships.
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  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review

    By Tim Schiesser on

    Samsung was on to something when they launched the original Galaxy Note back in 2011. The large-screened smartphone seemed awkward at the time, but quickly became Samsung's second most popular line. The fourth-generation Galaxy Note is the same 5.7" size as its predecessor but packs a Quad HD display, a more premium and much requested part-metal construction, and an improved 16MP camera with optical image stabilization.
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  • Motorola Moto G (2014) Review

    By Tim Schiesser on

    The first-generation Moto G was a fantastic Android smartphone that cost just $179 unlocked and outright. It was Motorola's first major push into the entry-level market under the guidance of Google, and it was quite a successful one. The new 2014 model keeps the same low price point, packs a larger 5-inch display and addresses some of its predecessors shortcomings with a much improved camera and a microSD slot for expandable storage.
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  • Apple iPhone 6 Plus Review

    By Shawn Knight on

    While virtually every other manufacturer began pumping out phones with increasingly larger screens, Apple held off as long as it could while still selling millions of iPhone 5 and 5s handsets. Apple's response finally came in the form of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus -- the latter of which represents its first foray into phablet territory.
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  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 & GeForce GTX 970 Review

    By Steven Walton on

    Last year's GeForce 700 series pushed Kepler to its limits. With such a strong showing, Maxwell's first appearance had us excited for higher-end cards and today we finally have them: the $400 GTX 970 will go head to head with the Radeon R9 290 while the $600 GTX 980 is positioned around $50 higher than the R9 290X.
  • Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E Review: A True 8-core Desktop CPU

    By Steven Walton on

    Intel's Extreme Edition processor line is over a decade old now, starting way back in 2003 with the single-core Pentium 4 EE 3.4GHz. Fast forward to today, the chip we'll be looking at boasts eight cores, a massive 20MB smart cache, support for the latest DDR4 memory, and is accompanied by the new X99 chipset.
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  • LG G3 Review

    By Tim Schiesser on

    Touting several refinements and a new 5.5-inch Quad HD display, LG has brought to market the new LG G3. The new, larger display brings a resolution and pixel density above of what we've seen on the current crop of flagships. You also get a 13-megapixel camera with a unique laser autofocus system, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC that's at the top of its class.
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