Review Index Page 21

  • Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 & Xyboard 8.2 Tablets Review

    The Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 and 8.2 tablets pick up where the original Xoom tablet left off. They both offer Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE data speeds, large displays, and a stealth black finish that has been updated to feel better in the hand.

    By Michael Oryl on

    75
  • 4-Way Aftermarket CPU Cooler Roundup

    Without question one of the most affordable and thus commonly upgraded components by PC builders and enthusiasts alike is the CPU cooler. Included in the comparison are the Thermalright True Spirit 140, Prolimatech Panther, Thermaltake Frio Advanced and Noctua NH-C14.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Samsung Focus S Review

    The Samsung Focus S is one of the two new Windows Phone 7.5 smartphones for AT&T. Where the original Focus had a strong resemblance to the Samsung Galaxy S running Android, the Focus S is as close to a Windows Phone 7.5 version of the Galaxy S II as one can get.

    By Dan Seifert on

    80
  • LG Nitro HD Review

    The new LG Nitro HD represents the company's premier Android smartphone in the United States. It has a stellar spec sheet that includes 4G LTE data (AT&T), a 4.5-inch 720p HD display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, and a 1080p HD video-capable 8 megapixel camera.

    By Michael Oryl on

    80
  • Cooler Master Storm Trooper Case Review

    It's been a year since the HAF X's arrival, and Cooler Master may have already outdone itself... The Storm Trooper packs several new features: 90-degree rotatable 4-in-3 HDD modules, an easy-to-carry handle, a built-in fan controller, an external 2.5-inch storage drive X-dock and the ability to support up to 14 internal hard drives.

    By Steven Walton on

    90
  • Lian Li PC-Q25 Mini-ITX Case Review

    The PC-Q25 vows to be Lian-Li's most advanced Mini-ITX offering yet. The case has plenty of room for high-end hardware so it can be enjoyed by gamers or media buffs, it supports up to five 3.5-inch HDDs and some impressive cooling options.

    By Steven Walton on

    90
  • Amazon Kindle Fire Review

    Amazon sent a wave crashing through the mobile industry when it announced its Kindle Fire would land with a price of $199. This is likely the best value in a tablet on the market, and will make tablet computing accessible to many people that either couldn't afford an iPad or couldn't tolerate Honeycomb tablets.

    By Michael Oryl on

    70
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet Review

    The foundation for Lenovo's ThinkPad line has been a uniform style thatís stood the test of time quite well. Itís simple, practical, recognizable and instills the value of quality in the minds of many. It will be interesting to see how that tradition has carried on to their first ThinkPad tablet running Android.

    By Shawn Knight on

    75
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Performance Test

    Skyrim benchmarks and performance analysis -- Although its popularity is undoubtedly aided by the cult-like status of the Elder Scrolls franchise, Skyrim isn't just a clone of its predecessors. Bethesda has made many gameplay refinements, especially to the graphics and animations -- our area of interest.

    By Steven Walton on

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Review

    The tantalizingly brief Skyrim teaser trailer debuted by Bethesda Softworks late last year filled my mind with visions of titanic battles between man and beast; of shining steel bathed in ancient flames; of a champion rising from humble origins, prepared to sacrifice everything for the fate of the world.

    By Mike Fahey on

  • Nokia Lumia 800 Review: Best Windows Phone Yet

    The Lumia 800 features one of the best hardware designs found on a smartphone today -- on any platform. In short, it's a fantastic smartphone that truly takes Windows Phone to the next level.

    By Michael Oryl on

    85
  • Intel Sandy Bridge-E Debuts: Core i7-3960X Reviewed

    Today marks the arrival of Sandy Bridge-E and three new processors. The Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition is powered by the new X79/LGA2011 platform supporting quad channel memory and up to 40 lanes of PCIe 2.0 bandwidth.

    By Steven Walton on

    80
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Performance Test

    CoD MW3 benchmarks and performance analysis -- In terms of graphical fidelity, Infinity Ward's latest effort is about as visually appealing as its predecessor, which was about as visually appealing as its predecessor. If you're itching to see how your DirectX 10 or 11 GPU handles a DX9 engine, then maybe MW3 has something to offer you.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Intel DH61AG 'Apple Glen' Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

    Built around Intel's H61 chipset, the DH61AG doesn't seem all that exciting on the surface. However, if you gaze a little deeper, you'll see this is no ordinary Mini-ITX motherboard, as it supports the low profile variant known as Thin Mini-ITX designed for affordable all-in-one PCs and tiny HTPC systems.

    By Steven Walton on

    75
  • Apple iPhone 4S Review

    Beyond the identical exterior lies the hard work that Apple put forth on the inside. An upgraded processor, an improved antenna and camera. The other big story, or should we say, the bigger story with the iPhone 4S is the iOS 5 software upgrade and the voice-controlled personal assistant called Siri.

    By Dan Seifert on

    90
  • OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid 100GB (PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD) Review

    Hoping to nab a slice of the hybrid market, OCZ has launched its RevoDrive Hybrid which fuses a 100GB SSD to a PCB alongside a 1TB 2.5" hard drive and connects using the PCI Express 2.0 x4 bus.

    By Steven Walton on

    60
  • Battlefield 3 GPU & CPU Performance

    Battlefield 3 benchmarks and performance analysis -- Battlefield 3 is the latest in a long line of Battlefield titles and one of the most anticipated games of 2011. Today we'll take a peak at what's required to play Battlefield 3 as we test a number of GPU and CPU configurations.

    By Steven Walton on

  • HTC Titan Review: Windows Phone 7.5 on a Giant Screen

    The Titan is HTC's flagship Windows Phone 7 handset. It certainly lives up to its name, being titanic in size and sporting a huge 4.7-inch display. Couple this with a 1.5GHz processor, an 8MP camera, Windows Phone 7.5 and you've got yourself a recipe for one heck of a handset.

    By Russell Jefferies on

    70
  • Mini-ITX Face-Off: Asrock Z68M-ITX-HT vs. Asrock A75M-ITX

    We take a look at a new breed of Mini-ITX motherboards from Asrock: the Z68M-ITX/HT and A75M-ITX. The former is an Intel Z68 board that supports Intel's Sandy Bridge processors, while the latter utilizes AMD A75's chipset to support Socket FM1 CPUs like the the new Fusion A-series.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse Review

    Microsoft has provided us with another touch-based rodent, the Explorer Touch Mouse. Unlike the Arc Touch, the Explorer features a more traditional shape complete with a uniform glossy paint job and a simplistic layout.

    By Shawn Knight on

    75
  • Bulldozer Arrives: AMD FX-8150 Review

    Today AMD is launching its new FX processor lineup comprised of the flagship FX-8150 along with the FX-8120, FX-6100 and FX-4170 processors. Eight cores or not, AMD will keep working the value angle by delivering processors that provide unbeatable bang for your buck.

    By Steven Walton on

    70
  • AMD A75 3-way Motherboard Shootout

    AMD is clearly targeting -- and in our opinion, commanding -- the budget market. We check out three of the most attractive AMD A75 boards from Asus, Asrock and Gigabyte.

    By Steven Walton on

  • HP EliteBook 8460p Notebook Review

    The HP EliteBook 8460p is billed as a Large Enterprise Business notebook, packing a 2nd-gen Core i-series processor, good battery life, HP enterprise tools, all inside a sturdy package.

    By Shawn Knight on

    75
  • Battlefield 3 Beta Performance Test

    We take a peak at what's required to play Battlefield 3 as we check out how the beta performs. When played on the PC, BF3 can handle 40 more players and takes advantage of DirectX 11 and 64-bit processors.

    By Steven Walton on

  • MSI WindPad 110W Tablet + Windows 8 Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

    80
  • Samsung 830 Series 512GB SSD Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

    90
  • Patriot Pyro 120GB SSD RAID0 Performance

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

    70
  • Asus Eee Pad Transformer Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

    85
  • Hard Reset GPU & CPU Performance Test

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Motorola Droid Bionic Hands-On Impressions

    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.

    By Dan Seifert on