REVIEWS

March 25th, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note Review

It can’t be classified as a superphone or a tablet but the new Samsung Galaxy Note strides within the distance separating these two categories by offering a unique blend of portability and functionality.  Alongside its unique S Pen hybrid stylus, the Note offers up tablet-like features such as a large screen size and fast processor [...]


March 22nd, 2012

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Review

NVIDIA’s Kepler  is finally here and after months of waiting, we finally get to see the first card with this new architecture:  the GTX 680.  The GTX 680 is based around a GK104 core and 2GB of GDDR5 memory but what really makes it stand out from the competition is NVIDIA new focus upon power [...]


March 14th, 2012

ASUS Z77 LGA1155 Motherboards Preview

A little over a week ago, we had the opportunity to check out and even briefly go hands-on with next-generation ASUS motherboards based on a yet-to-be-released Intel 7-series chipset, specifically the enthusiast-grade Z77 Express.


March 7th, 2012

Air Canada’s GoGo In Flight WiFi Tested; A Turbulence Free Experience

Recently, Air Canada added in flight Wi Fi access on some of their long haul flights between Canada and the United States.  Called GoGo, it is supposed to offer an inexpensive gateway to the world for travelers.  On a recent flight, we were able to put this new feature through its paces.


March 4th, 2012

AMD Radeon HD 7870 & HD 7850 Review

With today’s release of the HD 7870 and HD 7850, AMD has achieved their goal of having a complete top to bottom desktop graphics card lineup based upon the new GCN architecture.  These two new entries into the lineup are meant to effectively bridge the gap between the high end and entry level markets.  With [...]


February 28th, 2012

ASRock X79 Extreme9 Motherboard Review

ASRock had long been content with releasing oddball motherboards that appealed to niche markets but their new X79 Extreme9 charts a completely different course.  With it’s “Overclocking King” moniker, they are aiming directly for the enthusiast market but can it keep up with the likes of Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI?


February 27th, 2012

ASUS VG278H 27” 3D Gaming Monitor Review

Being one of the first 120Hz capable 27″ monitors, the ASUS VG278H caused a stir when it was first announced alongside NVIDIA’s 3D Vision 2.  Even though it incorporates a TN panel and a resolution of only 1920 x 1080, its price is low enough to be tempting for anyone that wants stereoscopic capabilities without [...]


February 22nd, 2012

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E CPU Review

Although flagship parts generate lots of hype, it is the mainstream parts that people actually buy. The aggressively-priced Core i7-3820 is Intel’s attempt at drawing enthusiasts towards its slightly languishing high-end LGA2011 platform, but if faces stiff competition from the Core i7-2600K and 2700K models.


February 21st, 2012

Dell Vostro V131 Notebook Review

Dell has been angling most of their product stack towards value oriented market segments and the newest addition to the Vostro lineup –the V131- seems to follow this same path but with some interesting twists along the way. As with many of Dell’s notebooks, it is available in a number of flavors ranging in price [...]


February 20th, 2012

Intel 520 240GB SSD RAID 0 Performance Review

In many ways Intel’s new 520 240GB is one of the best SSDs currently on the market but with a price of about $500, many will likely overlook it.  However, for those that can afford the fastest solution possible, combining two of these drives together in a RAID 0 setup could potentially result in stratospheric [...]