REVIEWS

April 4th, 2012

OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD Review

OCZ’s Vertex series has been the de facto leader in the SSD market for the last few years and their new Vertex 4 is looking to continue that tradition.  Equipped with the new Everest 2 controller and a relatively low price point, this new drive sure looks impressive but it will take more than just [...]


April 1st, 2012

Acer Timeline Ultra M3 & NVIDIA GT 640M Review

Acer’s new Timeline Ultra M3 blazes a path that no others have been willing to take.  By incorporating one of NVIDIA’s new GT 640M Kepler-based graphics processors within their design, they have become the first company to include a gaming-grade GPU into an Ultrabook.  It sounds great but does this combination actually work out as [...]


March 28th, 2012

nMedia HTPC 7000B SFF Case Review

The incorporation of better quality components into smaller enclosures has led nMedia to create the HTPC 7000B. As with most sub-ATX cases, it looks like it would be right at home sitting next to your amp or HDTV but in a move that bucks several trends from years past, it also focuses upon cooling those [...]


March 27th, 2012

OCZ Synapse 64GB SSD Cache Drive Review

Cache drives like the new OCZ Synapse are the new darlings of the SSD market since -in principle- they have the capability to drastically improve overall system load times without costing an absolute fortune.  Unfortunately, there are some issues that are bound to be encountered along the way but the Synapse and its included software [...]


March 26th, 2012

GIGABYTE X79-UD5 LGA2011 Motherboard Review

Unlike some of the ultra-pricey X79 motherboards that we have reviewed so far, the GIGABYTE X79-UD5 carries a fairly reasonable price tag, yet still has an exhaustive specs list. Does it come short in any area? We find out in this review.


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 [...]