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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Silverstone Fortress FT03 Case Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

    90
  • Synology DiskStation DS2411+ NAS Review

    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.

    By Steven Walton on

    90
  • 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

    90
  • 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

  • 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

  • OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Review

    The performance oriented controller used by the Vertex 3 known as the SandForce SF-2281 includes support for the SATA 6Gb/s interface, while boasting read and write speeds of 500MB/s+, a mind blowing figure when compared to previous generation chips.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Apple iPad 2: The TechSpot Review

    ''The third post-PC blockbuster product'' - this is the phrase that Apple's Steve Jobs used to describe the iPad at their recent media event for the iPad 2. Regardless of how you feel about the company or their products, there is no denying that Apple is one of the best when it comes to product design and marketing.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Ultraportable Notebook Review

    The ThinkPad X220 was just introduced this month and represents Lenovo's latest ultraportable ThinkPad. Feature highlights include a 12.5-inch 1366x768 IPS display, a solidly built thin frame and starting weight of 3 pounds, all without sacrificing on performance courtesy of Intel's new mobile processors.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • Silverstone Raven 2 Evolution (RV02-E) ATX Case Review

    If you are looking for a unique case that won't break the bank don't go past the Silverstone Raven 2 Evolution. The RV02-E points the motherboard upward at a 90-degree angle, so the 'rear' I/O panel is placed on top of the enclosure instead of behind.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Intel's Sandy Bridge Microarchitecture Debuts: Core i5 2500K and Core i7 2600K CPUs Reviewed

    Enter the Sandy Bridge 32nm architecture, which marks the introduction of the 2nd generation Intel Core processors. Sandy Bridge is designed to be a two-chip platform consisting of a processor and Platform Controller Hub (PCH). It incorporates an Integrated Display Engine, Processor Graphics, and Integrated Memory Controller.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD Review

    The Samsung 470 Series 256GB has certainly surprised us. This quiet achiever came from nowhere to dominate our performance charts with stellar performance matching and sometimes surpassing current top SSD drives.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Cooler Master HAF X Case Review

    When Cooler Master announced the new HAF X as the new flagship model of its 'High Air Flow' line, they had our immediate attention as we wondered how they could have improved the impeccable 932's formula.

    By Steven Walton on

  • AMD Radeon HD 6870 Review

    Today marks an overhaul with AMD launching two new graphics cards designed to tackle the GTX 460. The Radeon HD 6870 and 6850 are being presented as the new mid-range offerings on AMD's line-up with a suggested retail of $239 and $199.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Lian Li Mini Q PC-V354 MicroATX Case Review

    The Lian Li Mini Q PC-V354 is a rather unique product, and that's not an easy thing to achieve in today's chassis industry. The company has managed to shrink a full size ATX case into a MicroATX case, while still accommodating hefty enthusiast components like a full-size graphics card.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Thermaltake Level 10 Case Review

    We've never seen a chassis that looks remotely like the Thermaltake Level 10. It's not the kind of case you walk by without noticing, and when you do see it, resisting the urge to move in for a closer look is impossible. Simply put, the Level 10 is a piece of art.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Budget Sub-$150 Solid State Drive Round-up

    Recently there has been a surging demand for solid state drives that sacrifice space for speed and more affordable price tags, and manufacturers have been racing to deliver just that.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 SLI Performance Review

    Those looking for top notch gaming performance and the best possible value will likely be interested in what the GeForce GTX 460 SLI configuration has to offer.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Palit GTX 460 Sonic Platinum & Inno3D GeForce GTX 460

    What Nvidia desperately needed is a new graphics card that could provide serious value, and they may finally be up to task with the release of the GeForce GTX 460.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Hitachi SimpleTough Rugged Portable Hard Drive Review

    The SimpleTough portable drive can withstand a ten foot drop, and more impressively it can handle the pressure of a one-ton truck - see our durability testing for more.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Asrock Ion 330HT-BD Nettop Review

    By combining Nvidia's latest chipset with the Intel Atom processor, Asrock has put together an extremely impressive low-profile computer.

    By Steven Walton on

  • 7-Way Intel P55 Motherboard Round-Up

    Our round-up comprises products from the likes of Asrock, Asus, DFI, ECS, EVGA, Gigabyte and MSI. In total we have 7 motherboards ranging in price from $120 to $250, so there should be something for everyone.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Acer Timeline 14" 4810T Notebook Review

    If you need a notebook with decent processing power that will last the course of the day without a recharge, the Timeline 4810T could be the one for you.

    By Shawn Knight on

  • HIS Radeon HD 5850 Review

    At $260, it doesn’t take a great deal of cash to get your hands on a Radeon HD 5850, and the performance you'll get is nothing short of amazing.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Intel Core i5 750 Processor Review

    The Core i5 750 is Intel's latest quad-core part based on the 'Lynnfield' architecture, which debuts along the new mainstream LGA1156 platform.

    By Steven Walton on

  • Synology Disk Station DS-409+ NAS review

    The Disk Station DS-409+ is a powerful NAS server supporting four hard drives, designed to appeal to small-and-medium business users seeking an affordable solution for efficient data sharing and backup.

    By Steven Walton on