REVIEWS

January 14th, 2013

ASUS RoG Orion Pro Gaming Headset Review

ASUS’ new Orion Pro headset combines the versatility of a USB powered virtual 7.1 surround sound environment with the high quality aspect of an analog connection.  All of this is offered in a unique package that doesn’t require drivers to function properly but comes in at under $120.


January 9th, 2013

Richland, Kaveri, Kabini & Temash; AMD’s 2013 APU Lineup Examined

AMD has finally unveiled what we can expect from their lineup in 2013 and it looks like APUs will lead the way.  Richland, Kaveri, Kabini and Temash will all be released this year, representing a top to bottom product stack which has aspirations in the notebook, ultra thin, SFF and tablet markets.


January 8th, 2013

TT eSPORTS Level 10 M Gaming Mouse Review

Designed by BMW’s prestigious DesignWorks USA studio, Thermaltake’s new Level 10 M gaming mouse is supposed to be the crowning achievement of their TT eSPORTS peripheral lineup.  However, is a design studio best known for their dinner flatware and espresso makers ready to take on the demanding gaming market?


January 6th, 2013

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

There’s no better example of a modern Ultrabook than Lenovo’s X1 Carbon.  It is slim, exceedingly well built, has a 1600×900 matte screen, sports an Ivy Bridge processor and weighs under 3 lbs.  With a starting price of $1200, the X1 Carbon is expensive but this quintessential Ultrabook has everything a professional could possibly want.


December 18th, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note II Review

Samsung’s Galaxy Note II melds several great ideas into a single design.  A massive 5.5″ screen interacts perfectly with a highly responsive stylus and there is processing power aplenty from its quad core processor.  This is all wrapped up into a compact design but does the Note II truly represent the next step in mobile [...]


December 17th, 2012

AMD Details Next Gen. Radeon HD 8000M GPUs

In a presentation to the media, AMD has laid out the details for several of its next generation HD 8000-series GPU cores which are destined to appear in notebooks.  The HD 8800, HD 8700, HD 8600 and HD 8500 may not be the flagship parts some were hoping for but they use AMD’s refreshed GCN [...]


December 12th, 2012

Corsair Carbide 200R Case Review

From the Carbide to Obsidian series, Corsair has a wide variety of cases in their stable, but one option was conspicuous by its absence: a truly budget-friendly solution for entry level gamers.  At a mere $60, the new Carbide 200R fits this bill perfectly while still offering quality and a wide ranging feature set.


December 11th, 2012

AMD Radeon RAMDisk Review

With memory prices on the decline and Intel’s RST caching offering a great solution for budget conscious buyers,  AMD is reviving the idea of memory-based application acceleration.  Called Radeon RAMDisk, it promises to reduce load times to mere seconds on even the most basic of systems.


December 5th, 2012

Corsair Hydro H60 & H55 CPU Coolers Review

Corsair’s Hydro series is getting a minor refresh with the H55 and new H60 taking over from the previous generation’s H50 and H60 respectively.  Priced at just $70 and $80 they target the entry-level gamer who wants increased cooling performance for overclocking and easy installation.


December 4th, 2012

Dell S2740L 27” IPS Monitor Review

Is it possible to have a monitor that looks as good as it performs?  In the past, the answer to that question was a resounding “no” but Dell is on a mission to prove history wrong.  Their new $369 S2740L may not be part of the vaunted UltraSharp lineup but it incorporates an IPS panel [...]