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Intel NUC Kit NUC5i3RYK Review
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 4:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NUC Kit NUC5i3RYK is a petite computer system which takes advantage of Intel’s Core i3-5010U. Under today’s review configuration, CCL Computers are supplying 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 and a Crucial MX2000 250GB SSD. By all accounts an initial look at the hardware specification, features and size allude to a rather exciting piece of kit!

Synology DS1815+
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 4:02P | Hardware | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Synology definitely put up a strong showing in the SMB category with the DS1815+ that can support up to 18 HDDs if paired with two optional DX513 expansion units. Today, we will put it to the test to figure out how it fares against the competition.

Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion Overclocking Motherboard Review @ Hardware Asylum
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 4:01P | Motherboards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Gigabyte X99 SOC Champion is different type of X99 and is one designed for a single purpose, Overclocking and while the sparse I/O might indicate otherwise the high-end audio chip and 4-way SLI support makes this motherboard good for workstation duty too.

Hands-On With Lenovo's 2015 ThinkPad X1 Carbon
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 4:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ThinkPad name has a storied history in the notebook sector. Originally developed under the helm of IBM, and passed on to Lenovo roughly a decade ago, ThinkPad notebooks are still considering some of the best in the business. Lenovo’s latest 2015 edition of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is no exception; the 13-inch class notebook is a strong performer and boasts excellent battery life thanks to its new Intel Broadwell processor architecture. With a base price of $1,299, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon carries with it a bit of a premium compared to other machines in its class, but it was still enough to earn our HotHardware “Recommended” label...

Addonics Pocket UDD25 USB 3.0 External Dock
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 1:48P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We take a look at the Addonics Pocket UDD25, a bus powered USB 3.0 external storage dock solution with a plethora of options for device connectivity."

MSI GT80 Titan SLI Review
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 1:33P | Video Cards | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"This is the worlds first laptop with Cherry MX brown mechanical keys (Backlit) in an 18? chassis with GTX 980M SLI and the latest i7 CPU… to name just a few of the crazy specifications (did we mention 4x m.2 SSDs in RAID?)"

Kingston HyperX Cloud II Review
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 1:18P | Memory | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Back in 2002 Kingston decided to brand their high-end products HyperX. These days the business with HyperX products is going very well, which is why the manufacturer is pushing the brand even further. The HyperX Cloud II is a partial facelift of the famous QPAD QH-90 headset, which features 7.1 virtual surround. Today we're going to have a look at the black version of the new HyperX Cloud II and we will tell you what this headset is like for gaming, listening to music and watching movies.

Server 2012 R2 Essentials goodness
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 1:03P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Even though it would be incredibly easy to set up and use the W2000 for anyone with working knowledge of Windows Server 2012, such experience isn’t really needed to use this product. Server is certainly a complex thing to tackle with no experience, but to get going with the W2000 even a novice would just need to follow some instructions to get at least the basic functionality of the device on their network. Once initial setup is complete on the W2000 and the Connector software installed on a PC as (albeit only briefly) outlined in this review, the W2000 would at least provide network storage and backup functionality to a client PC. But the exciting part of this product is just how much more you can do if you’re familiar with Server - or at least interesting in learning."

     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 12:48P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
An epic chassis with large side glass panels -- is the In Win 904 Plus one of the best looking cases ever?

Fractal Design Define R5 Case Review
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 12:33P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Fractal Design Define R5 Case arrived Technic3D. The R5 supports ATX, Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards and have place for 9x 120mm or 9x 140mm Cooling-Fans. We will check this and many more in the following Review."

Asustor AS7004T
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 12:18P | Servers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Asustor recently released their AS7004 and AS7008 NAS servers which address small- and medium-sized business environments with 200 and more users. Today, we will put the AS7004 to the test, which can take up to four HDDs and is based on an Intel i3 processor.

PC long-term outlook improves slightly, says IDC
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 12:03P | Business / Industry | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Worldwide PC shipments are expected to fall by 4.9% in 2015, a drop from the previous forecast of 3.3%, while growth projections for 2016 and 2017 were raised slightly, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker. Fourth-quarter-2014 results were 1.7% ahead of forecast, but economic and product changes will create a head wind in the short term. Total 2015 volume is projected at 293.1 million PCs, slipping a little further to 291.4 million in 2019. In value terms, the PC market reached US$201 billion in 2014, a decline of 0.8%, and is expected to fall another 6.9% in 2015 with smaller declines in subsequent years bringing the total to US$175 billion by 2019.

Sandberg Outdoor Powerbank 10400 mAh Review
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 12:03P | Power Supply | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As most of you know portable batteries (also known as power banks) are not new in the market and as a matter of fact I’ve been testing and using such devices for roughly 5 years now so whenever someone tells me that this is the first time to ever hear about them I’m quite surprised honestly. For example 3 days ago my smartphone was quickly running out of juice while i was drinking a cup of coffee at my favorite place by the beach (WiFi does that) so i decided to get back to my car and bring a portable battery with me to charge it. Well i don't know if it was the design of the portable battery i used or the fact that it was larger than my smartphone (much thicker actually) but people where staring at me for quite a while (even the waitress came over and asked what that was). Now the reason i mentioned the design of this particular portable battery model is because it's a rather unique looking device and more specifically it's the latest Outdoor Powerbank by Sandberg.

Chillblast Fusion Raptor Gaming PC Review
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 12:02P | Cases | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Micro ATX gaming is continuing to gain popularity, so today we look at the Chillblast Fusion Raptor – a gaming system that is housed inside the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX chassis. Powering the gaming system are a 4.4GHz Core i7 4790K CPU, MSI’s GTX 960 Gaming graphics card, and a 120GB Samsung 850 EVO SSD.

Antec Mobile Products Lifecard Portable
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 12:01P | Hard Drives | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"It seems everyone I know has a portable battery charger these days. It first started with phonecases that has extra batteries on them and now it has evolved into a vast variety of portable battery chargers. Because of this and the popularity of mobile products many companies who we typically know for other products have started up mobile divisions. One such company is Antec. Antec Mobile Products covers all things mobile including Bluetooth speakers, portable battery chargers, headphones and more. Today we will be taking a look at their Lifecard, which is a smaller portable battery charger that also doubles as a card holder / money clip. Read on as we take a look…"

Alienware 15 Review
     Wed, Apr 01 2015 | 12:00P | Notebooks | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Designed for high-end gaming, the Alienware 15 packs powerful hardware rivalling decent gaming desktops, including flagship mobile GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. And like other Alienware machines, the 15 is highly customizable, with pricing ranging from $1,200 up to $2,700 depending on the hardware inside.

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