REVIEWS

June 14th, 2012

ASUS Zenbook UX31 Ultrabook Review

Mobile computing is quickly evolving with thinner, more versatile designs and no product better defines this focus than ASUS’ new Zenbook series of Ultrabooks.  The UX31 has been around for a while but it still represents the pinnacle of industrial design with a sleek body and even better looking specifications.  But in an environment that’s [...]


June 13th, 2012

Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD Review

Kingston’s new HyperX 3K 240GB has been fighting an uphill battle from the day it was first introduced.  Drives sporting its integral SandForce SF 2281 have been on the market for the better part of a year and many are well established while retaining lower price points.  But Kingston does have some tricks up their [...]


June 12th, 2012

Gigabyte GTX 670 WindForce OC Review

Gigabyte’s GTX 670 WindForce OC is one of the few graphics cards that does things a bit differently.  In a market that’s loaded with plain reference versions and overpriced custom cards that don’t provide much in the way of additional performance, this particular GTX 670 provides near-GTX 680 performance alongside a price that puts many [...]


May 16th, 2012

Corsair Accelerator 60GB SSD Cache Drive Review

Corsair’s aptly named Accelerator series is aimed at breathing new life into older HDD-based systems by caching your most-used information so it can be quickly accessed.  But in a market that’s filled with similar solutions that perform the same basic functions, has Corsair been able to differentiate their offering?


May 15th, 2012

EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Superclocked Review

As the GTX 670 launched, many wondered what kinds of changes NVIDIA’s board partners would make with the final retail cards.  While Gigabyte, ASUS, Galaxy and some others went the route of fully customized versions, EVGA stuck with the reference design for their new Superclocked edition.  But other than increased clock speeds, EVGA has packed [...]


May 14th, 2012

AMD Trinity: Going Mobile with a New APU

Ever since Llano was first introduced, people have been talking about Trinity.  In this article, we take an in depth look at the latest generation of APUs which are part of AMD’s ongoing Fusion initiative.


May 10th, 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Review

While the GTX 680 is NVIDIA’s brute force flagship product, their new GTX 670 is targeted towards a lower, more affordable price point.  But that doesn’t mean this $399 card lacks the ability to compete with some of the best this market has to offer.  Indeed, as we find out in this review, it has [...]


May 8th, 2012

Samsung UN55ES8000 LED HDTV Hands On Preview

The UN55ES8000 is Samsung’s newest flagship LED-based HDTV and it incorporates several features we’ve never seen before.  Context-based voice control, facial recognition and a unique upgrade system have all been implemented into one supposedly seamless package.  We took a few days to go hands on with an early engineering sample of this new $3,500 TV.


May 6th, 2012

ASUS Maximus V GENE Z77 mATX Motherboard Review

The Maximus V Gene has everything gamers and overclockers could possibly want:  a great BIOS, features galore and the possibility for multi card GPU configurations.  All of this -and more- is packed into a svelte mATX configuration which packs enough of a punch that many expensive, full sized ATX boards have something afraid of.


May 3rd, 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690 Review

The GTX 690 is hardly a secret anymore but the newest member of the GeForce lineup has nonetheless been shrouded in mystery.  This dual GPU behemoth packs a pair of fully enabled Kepler-based GK104 cores and is supposed to win back the performance crown for NVIDIA.  But at nearly $1000, is it really worthwhile?