A subjective look at the A8-7600's gaming performance and more
Posted on: 01/18/2014 12:24 PM
Here a roundup of today's reviews, including A subjective look at the A8-7600's gaming performance, Lenovo Thinkpad T440s Ultrabook Review: Thinner, Lighter, Haswell, Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case Review, Logitech G35 Gaming Headset Review, and Acer Aspire Z3 Review
A subjective look at the A8-7600's gaming performance @ The Tech Report
As long as you're willing to dial back the in-game details, AMD's Kaveri-based A8-7600 APU is fast enough to play the latest DirectX 11 titles. But do older and more casual games require fewer compromises? We've taken a subjective look at the chip's performance in a wide variety of less demanding titles to get a sense of how it fares.
Read more: A subjective look at the A8-7600's gaming performance @ The Tech ReportZalman LQ320 Liquid Cooling System Review @ FrostyTech
The Zalman LQ320 self contained CPU water cooling system, like Zalman's other coolers of this series (LQ310, LQ315) is built by Asetek for use with a single 120mm fan. Unfortunately, while Zalman have historically demonstrated an uncanny ability to innovate and lead the heatsink market, the LQ320 and the other self-contained liquid coolers from this series just don't stand out.
Read more: Zalman LQ320 Liquid Cooling System Review @ FrostyTechGenius Energy Mouse @ LanOC Reviews
We’ve reviewed our share of high capacity, mobile power banks for travelers and those on the go but today we take a look at the Energy Mouse from Genius which is a mobile power bank and so much more. While we’ve seen models that simply concentrate on the largest capacity possible and others that add in little extras like and LED flashlight, the Energy Mouse is well, a fully functioning wireless mouse that can charge your phone. We’ll be taking a look at both aspects of the device today. First as a functional wireless mouse and then as a mobile power bank.
Read more: Genius Energy Mouse @ LanOC ReviewsTt eSPORTS Cronos Gaming Headset Review @ KitGuru
Today we are going to take a look at the latest gaming headset from Tt eSPORTS the Cronos. The headset is designed for people on the move as it can be can be folded up to fit inside a complementary bag. This makes it ideal for those who frequent LAN events such as Multiplays i-Series.
Read more: Tt eSPORTS Cronos Gaming Headset Review @ KitGuruLenovo Thinkpad T440s Ultrabook Review: Thinner, Lighter, Haswell @ HotHardware
If you've ever worked in a professional environment for an extended period of time, chances are you've used an IBM-come-Lenovo ThinkPad at some point. Their simple black rectangle designs with the little red dot on the keyboard are downright iconic...
To that end, the latest notebook in the T-series, the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s, is one of the company's slimmest and lightest to date (save for the X1 Carbon series). It weighs in at 3.5lbs (without the extra battery) and is under 0.8 inches at its thickest point.
So is the ThinkPad T440s the same old business laptop with a slimmer profile and a couple of chassis tweaks, or is it a true evolution of the T-series?
Read more: Lenovo Thinkpad T440s Ultrabook Review: Thinner, Lighter, Haswell @ HotHardwareFractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case Review @ Legit Reviews
Fractal Design is no stranger to Legit Reviews, we have taken a look at many of their cases. As a Swedish company that specializes in designing computer hardware keeping with the Scandinavian minimalist viewpoint. They currently have four case lines each focusing on a different aspect. The Node line focuses on home entertainment as a HTPC, fileserver, or gaming station. The Node line, is currently made up of two models, the Node 304 and the Node 605. The Node 304 supports Mini-ITX and DTX motherboards and looks like a shrunken case, while the Node 605 supports ATX motherboards and looks like a home theater component. Read on to learn more about the Node 304!
Read more: Fractal Design Node 304 Mini-ITX Case Review @ Legit ReviewsTt eSPORTS Cronos Gaming Headset Review @ TechwareLabs.com
Today we will have the opportunity to test out the Tt eSports headset known as "Cronos". Tt eSports offers very many peripherals for both consoles, and PC. When the decision came about that they were going to start releasing under eSPORTS arena, it came as no surprise because of their desire to continue to stand out with products like the level 10 mouse, co-designed by BMW and the Poseidon keyboard.
Read more: Tt eSPORTS Cronos Gaming Headset Review @ TechwareLabs.comLogitech G35 Gaming Headset Review @ ocaholic
Meanwhile Logitech have quite a selection of gaming headsets in their portfolio, since there is the G230, G430, G35 and G930. Today we're having a closer look at the G35, which had been release no less than four years ago. We're rather curious to find out wether this headset is still able to keep up with the vast variety of other headsets that are out ther ein the wild today. Since this particular model features a USB plug, 7.1 Virtual Surround sound and G-Buttons, it might still be up for a good fight with the competition.
Read more: Logitech G35 Gaming Headset Review @ ocaholicCase Mods of CES 2014 @ ThinkComputers.org
One of the coolest things we get to see when we visit companies at CES is the systems they have setup to showcase their products. This year we saw many different case mods and custom systems showing off hardware. So here is our little CES 2014 Case Mods Gallery! Be sure to let us know which case mod you like the best in the comments. Enjoy!
Read more: Case Mods of CES 2014 @ ThinkComputers.orgAcer Aspire Z3 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The Acer Aspire Z3 is another portable all-in-one desktop on the market. It has a 21-inch 1080p HD touch screen and a good set of wireless peripherals. Performance could be much better and the display could have more brightness.
Read more: Acer Aspire Z3 Review @ TechReviewSource.comAMD A8-7600 (28nm Kaveri) Review @ Hexus
AMD released a trio of new Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) just the other day. Now updated to the Kaveri architecture using all-new Steamroller CPU cores and the latest GCN graphics for the GPU, AMD hopes to establish performance dominance at the £100 price point.
And it's a key market for the company to exploit, as perceived value is becoming more of a concern. Conveying the message that it's straightforward to build a small, competent, feature-rich PC for less than £500, powered by an APU, has obvious attraction for AMD.
Read more: AMD A8-7600 (28nm Kaveri) Review @ Hexus