January 7th, 2014, 6:27 AM

Seagate Launches 5mm Laptop Ultrathin 500GB HDD

Seagate has launched a new class of hard drive called the Laptop Ultrathin. At just 5mm high, it’s focused on the convertible market but could have broader implications too. With SSDs gaining popularity, we sometimes forget that what traditional hard drives lack in performance, they can make up in affordability and capacity. Seagate is taking [...]

December 18th, 2013, 7:24 PM

Have Battlefield 4′s Woes Delayed AMD’s Mantle Roll-Out?

Earlier this month, Electronic Arts announced they would be halting all development on future Battlefield 4 projects as they ironed out kinks with the core game. Now, it looks like AMD’s Mantle rollout may be affected as well. Back when AMD’s Mantle was first announced, its potential ability to streamline interactions between a game and [...]

November 19th, 2013, 6:55 PM

ViewSonic VX2252 22” Monitor Review

ViewSonic’s VX2252 costs just $150.  Normally, monitors in this price range represent the bottom of the barrel…but not this time around.

November 18th, 2013, 6:46 PM

Cooler Master HAF Stacker Review

Cooler Master’s new HAF Stacker isn’t so much as an enclosure as it is a system.  By utilizing modular components, it may be single-handedly revolutionizing the case market.

November 16th, 2013, 6:05 PM

Seagate Desktop SSHD 2TB Review

Combining the performance of an SSD with the capacity of a traditional hard drive may be nothing new but Seagate’s SSHD 2TB is the first to bring this combination to the desktop market.

November 14th, 2013, 7:29 PM

Kingston SSDNow E50 240GB SSD Review

Kingston’s new SSDNow E50 is one of the few drives available that narrowly targets read-centric environments.  Because of this, it works perfectly for file servers and virtual machines, it doesn’t get any better.

November 14th, 2013, 6:52 PM

AMD Clarifies Battlefield 4 Promotion; Doesn’t Apply to Most Cards

A few days ago, AMD announced that the R9 290X, R9 290, R9 280X, R9 270X and R9 270 would all have Battlefield 4 bundled as a free game.  However, that’s not quite the case. Including free games with graphics cards has been all the rage lately with AMD’s Never Settle bundles and NVIDIA’s new [...]

November 12th, 2013, 9:00 PM

AMD Adds Their Own Holiday Game Bundles

After pressure from NVIDIA’s Holiday Game Bundles, AMD has responded with their own by including Battlefield 4 and Thief with some of their R-series graphics cards. With NVIDIA’s lower prices and extremely aggressive holiday gaming bundles which include up to three A-list titles (not to mention up to $100 off SHIELD for those interested) AMD [...]

November 12th, 2013, 8:59 PM

AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB Review

At just $179, the R9 270 makes no qualms about its intended target:  the GTX 660.  The only potential roadblock to this card’s greatness is AMD’s own R9 270X.

November 11th, 2013, 4:00 PM

OCZ Vector 150 240GB SSD Review

OCZ’s Vector 150 aims to capitalize upon the successes of its predecessor by creating a new niche that effectively combines the best of enthusiast-level performance with workstation longevity.