A First Meet With the Table PC and more
Posted on: 08/17/2013 08:42 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including A First Meet With the Table PC: Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27" All-in-One Review, ADATA XPG V2 Series 8GB DDR3 2400MHz Memory Kit Review, Razer Tartarus, Eyefinity Overview Video with Kaeyi Dream, and MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX (Intel LGA 1150)
A First Meet With the Table PC: Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27" All-in-One Review @ Techspot
With all of the attention that tablets, ultrabooks and hybrids have received following the release of Windows 8, you’d be forgiven to let slip from memory an entirely different class of computer that has a lot to gain from Microsoft’s new touch-enabled operating system: the all-in-one.
These machines were originally marketed as space-saving computers for areas with limited real estate like a college dorm room or a compact office. As we inched closer to Windows 8, however, several manufacturers jumped the gun and released touch-based all-in-ones running Windows 7 – an operating system that was released four years before the iPad and the onslaught of touch-enabled devices.
Read more: A First Meet With the Table PC: Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27" All-in-One Review @ TechspotSilverStone Raven RV04 Case Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
For a number of years now SilverStone have been making a selection of cases which are built to a high standard but have some rather unique twists to them. Take the Fortress FT02 that we reviewed in 2010 as an example. It was a case which offered a rotated motherboard install with the add-in cards hanging vertically rather than running horizontally. Now they have returned to the market with the fourth revision of the Raven case. It completely rotates the motherboard so that our CPU is close to the base of the case and has more than a few high end features. So let's take a look at it along with one of SilverStones new liquid coolers.
Read more: SilverStone Raven RV04 Case Review @ HardwareHeaven.comFractal Design Define XL R2 Computer Case @ Modders Inc
This case is all about silence, performance, and modular design. That being said, I am inclined to give this the “Modders-Inc. Must Have” award.
Read more: Fractal Design Define XL R2 Computer Case @ Modders IncADATA XPG V2 Series 8GB DDR3 2400MHz Memory Kit Review @ Legit Reviews
ADATA might not be the biggest kid on the block, but they do specialize in various memory and storage related products, in which this specialization should help them churn quality products. In fact, ADATA has the most award-winning product designs, which does show their enthusiasm to providing top-notch memory solutions to their customers. Today we'll take a look at the new ADATA XPG V2 DRAM memory kit to see how it stacks up against their performance claims.
Read more: ADATA XPG V2 Series 8GB DDR3 2400MHz Memory Kit Review @ Legit ReviewsSuperphone Round-Up: Samsung, HTC, LG and More @ HotHardware
There are a lot of really great smartphones on the market today. With various manufacturers competing for their slice of the smartphone market, there are a lot of factors to consider when shopping for one of these high-end phones. Although some consumers may find the myriad of options confusing or overwhelming, we find it exciting. After all, competition leads to better devices and features and we're the benefactors.
In this product showcase, we'll take a closer look at three of the hottest phones currently on the market: the HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S 4, and LG Optimus G Pro. Not to leave all other phones out in the cold, we'll also consider a few additional superphones that have some standout features and are just rolling out to retail now, to give this trio additional competition.
Read more: Superphone Round-Up: Samsung, HTC, LG and More @ HotHardwareShooting Target Impact Signal System Bullet Hit Sensor Review @ Benchmark Reviews
In this article we field test the Target Impact Signal System III, model DK8-001-III, at ranges beyond 1500 yards. Firing a bullet out to extreme distances with precision accuracy has been the primary goal for sharpshooters since the rifle was first introduced. Modern military training produces lethal snipers skilled with deadly aim that can hit key targets located so far away the shot goes unheard. Long-range shooting requires sharp skills and a high degree of understand to be proficient, but it requires repetitive target practice to ever become effective. To become well practiced it's necessary to know if a shot hits its target, at distances where sight and sound of bullet impact fail to register. This is where the Target Impact Signal System aids shooters by flashing a strobe signal back to the shooter whenever a bullet hits its mark.
Read more: Shooting Target Impact Signal System Bullet Hit Sensor Review @ Benchmark ReviewsRazer Tartarus @ LanOC Reviews
It wasn’t all that long ago that we took a look at the Razer Orbweaver, their mechanical gaming keypad. I was a little surprised when the latest product from Razer was actually another gaming keypad, the Razer Tartarus. The Tartarus is a non-mechanical gaming keypad that is sold along with the Orbweaver. That means it actually is replacing the Nostromo for Razer’s membrane gaming keypad. I’m excited to see what has changed, the Orbweaver made a few big improvements, I’m curious if any of those made it into the Tartarus.
Read more: Razer Tartarus @ LanOC ReviewsEyefinity Overview Video with Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.com
Today Kaeyi Dream talks us through an Eyefinity gaming setup in this overview of the multi-screen gaming technology.
Read more: Eyefinity Overview Video with Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.comTesoro Gungnir H5 Optical Gaming Mouse @ Rbmods
We have reviewed Tesoro products in the past and today it’s time again, we got their Gungnir mouse for testing. We are going to twist and turn this mouse and see what it can do…. so lets get on with the review.
Read more: Tesoro Gungnir H5 Optical Gaming Mouse @ RbmodsFierce PC Prodigy GT 'Hulk' Overclocked Mini Gaming PC Review @ KitGuru
Today we are putting the Fierce PC Prodigy GT Hulk to the test. This ITX system is built inside a vivid green BitFenix Prodigy GT and comes equipped with an Nvidia Geforce GTX 770, 16GB Kingston HyperX memory and Intel Core i5 4670k clocked at 4.4GHz. This standard configuration costs £1,135.95 inc vat. and puts the system in direct competition with other system integrators. So, should we start investing in stretch pants and practice our best Hulk impressions?
Read more: Fierce PC Prodigy GT 'Hulk' Overclocked Mini Gaming PC Review @ KitGuruMSI Z87 MPOWER MAX (Intel LGA 1150) @ techPowerUp
MSI has won me over recently with their new dragon-themed GAMING SERIES products for Intel's Z87 platform, but that's not all they have been working on. The MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX, with yellow to match MSI's own Lightning VGAs, makes some big claims, but does it break limits, or is it a MAX failure?
Read more: MSI Z87 MPOWER MAX (Intel LGA 1150) @ techPowerUp