Review Index Page 23

  • Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 SOC Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • Acer Iconia Tab A500 Review

    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.

    By Shawn Knight on

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  • Motorola Droid 3 Review

    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).

    By Michael Oryl on

  • HP Wi-Fi Mobile Mouse Review

    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.

    By Shawn Knight on

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  • HP TouchPad Review: webOS on the Tablet

    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?

    By Dan Seifert on

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  • Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Motherboard Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • Asrock CoreHT 252B HTPC Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Case Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • AMD A8-3850 Llano APU Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

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  • Maingear Titan 17 Notebook Review

    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.

    By Shawn Knight on

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  • Gaming Case Roundup

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • QNAP TS-412 Turbo NAS Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • HTC Sensation Review

    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.

    By Russell Jefferies on

  • HP ProBook 6360b Notebook Review

    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.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Duke Nukem Forever Performance Test

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Review

    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.

    By Michael Oryl on

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY Smartphone Review

    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.

    By Dan Seifert on

  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings GPU & CPU Performance

    The Witcher 2 benchmarks and performance analysis -- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is a visually stunning game capable of bringing today's finest hardware to its knees. As usual, we're bringing you our full performance test, complete with nearly two dozen video cards and various quality settings in three of today's most popular resolutions so you know what it takes to run the game smoothly.

    By Steven Walton on

  • DiRT 3 GPU & CPU Performance Test

    Dirt 3 benchmarks and performance analysis -- Dirt 3 is a spectacular looking racing game with some surprisingly high, but also incredibly vague recommended system requirements. While it's nice that gamers with five year-old machines can play Dirt 3, we're more interested in knowing what it takes to experience the game with all its visual splendor.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Crucial m4 256GB SSD Review

    Known simply as the m4, Crucial's latest SSD is hailed as the successor to its award-winning RealSSD C300, promising to deliver more speed and higher capacities. Despite those claims, we can't help but feel the m4 has some big shoes to fill.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Silverstone Raven 3 (RV03) ATX Case Review

    The Raven 3 is a worthy successor to the Raven 2 Evolution and in fact the best-designed Raven case to date. The RV03 delivers loads of improvements over the previous model, not least in cable management, extended storage capabilities, fan controller access and cooling efficiency.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Thecus N3200XXX NAS Review

    The Thecus N3200XXX provides an excellent level of performance for its price. It's easy to configure and quite powerful next to the competition.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Review

    The new Samsung Galaxy S II is larger, yet much thinner than the original, features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and well over twice the processing power. All in all, the new Galaxy S II establishes a new high-water mark that will force all other Android devices to scramble to stay afloat.

    By Michael Oryl on

  • Brink GPU & CPU Performance Test

    Brink benchmarks and performance analysis -- Brink looks to be an exciting, fast-paced first-person shooter that should run well on a wide range of hardware. Continue reading to see how the game performs on a dozen current and previous-generation GPUs priced from $100 to $700.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Asrock Z68 Extreme4 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review

    Along with combining the functionality of its previous chipsets, Intel has infused the Z68 with some impressive new features including Smart Response Technology and LucidLogix Virtu GPU virtualization that should make it more appealing to a broader demographic. The company has effectively created a new enthusiast-grade chipset.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review

    As the thinnest ThinkPad ever, the X1 seemingly takes the best features from the X220 and the U260 and merges them into one. The result is an extremely thin and sleek 13.4" notebook that is a real follow-up model to the X300 series that many came to own and love a couple of years ago.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Budget Graphics Card Comparison

    Fortunately for cash-strapped gamers, intense competition between AMD and Nvidia ensures that the sub-$150 graphics card market is well stocked. Along with wallet-friendly HD 6000 and GTX 500 products, many older mainstream cards have been demoted to the budget bracket. We'll compare the most relevant ones in this review.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Triple Monitor Gaming: GeForce GTX 590 vs. Radeon HD 6990

    By utilizing three monitors games can become roughly 3x more demanding as the graphics card is required to render an overwhelmingly higher number of pixels. While we commonly test graphics cards at single monitor resolutions, today we are adding two more LCDs for effective resolutions of 5040x1050, 5760x1200 and 7680x1600.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Intel SSD 510 Series 120GB Review

    Considering all the achievements Intel earned with its X25-M drives, hardware enthusiasts were to expect Intel to oppose OCZ's juggernaut. The SSD 510 Series steps in to compete with the Vertex 3 in the high-end consumer market, for the first time using a third-party controller that adds SATA 6Gb/s support.

    By Steven Walton on

  • BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Review

    The BlackBerry PlayBook is RIM's entry into the burgeoning tablet market that is currently dominated by Apple. It faces a stiff competition from the iPad and the various Android tablets that are just now coming to market. Does RIM have what it takes to compete at this level of consumer tablet?

    By Dan Seifert on