Asus Transformer Windows 8 Tablet Review and more
Posted on: 03/17/2014 12:06 PM
Here a roundup of the latest reviews and articles:4K Ultra HD Graphics Card Testing On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Asus Transformer Book T100T Windows 8 Tablet Review CeBIT 2014: A Quick Tour CeBIT 2014: Fractal Shows off Node 804 and Watercooling Solution Corsair Raptor M45 Gaming Mouse Review Cougar MX500 ATX Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Review OCZ Vertex 460 240GB Review PNY GeForce GTX 780 OC 3GB Review Raidmax RX-1000AE Power Supply Review Shuttle Barebone DS437 Fanless Slim PC with Celeron CPU Review
4K Ultra HD Graphics Card Testing On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
With the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" right around the corner we have out today some new benchmarks of various AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards when testing them with the latest Linux GPU drivers on Ubuntu 14.04 at 4K (3840 x 2160).Read full article @ PhoronixAsus Transformer Book T100T Windows 8 Tablet Review
Today we look at a new quad core hybrid tablet/laptop from ASUS - the cost effective Transformer Book T100T. Is it worth the £330 asking price?Read full article @ KitGuruCeBIT 2014: A Quick Tour
The Hannover Messe is getting less and less interesting for hardware enthusiasts as myself. Almost all the interesting vendors were located this edition at the Planet Resellers booth; selling is the name of the game, not just show your brand new lineup to the masses. Some big names didn't even bother to prepare a booth for the CeBIT 2014 tradeshow: Gigabyte was not present at all. Neither was ASUS, besides a small stand with professional Laptops. The Media usually got invited into small press meeting rooms to get an insight in upcoming products; definitely not the way to go, but the current outcome is the result of a small and steady decline in interest from the hardware manufacturers. Main focus remains at CES in Las Vegas and Computex in Taipei. In this last article we are looking at some great products from eVGA, Enermax and Bloody Inc; for MSI and Fractal we direct you to the two CeBIT specials.Read full article @ MadshrimpsCeBIT 2014: Fractal Shows off Node 804 and Watercooling Solution
Swedish designer Fractal was represented by their PR team at the Resellers booth. Fractal is known for their build quality and refined aesthetics, yet still able to sell their designs at an affordable price. Highlight for CeBIT 2014 was their latest Node 804 design.Read full article @ MadshrimpsCorsair Raptor M45 Gaming Mouse Review
What’s the difference between a “regular” mouse and a “gaming” mouse? It’s a reasonable question, and one that Corsair hopes to answer with the Raptor M45 Gaming Mouse. Basically, the difference boils down to features and responsiveness. The Corsair Raptor M45 has both of these in spades.Read full article @ Benchmark ReviewsCougar MX500 ATX Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis Review
It’s been far too long since we saw a Cougar chassis in the eTeknix office, but I’m happy to say that they have graced us with their presence once again, for those of you who missed the older Cougar reviews you can read up on the robust Cougar Evolution and the very funky, if somewhat loudly styled Cougar Challenger.Read full article @ eTeknixOCZ Vertex 460 240GB Review
Cougar has been on the market since 2007 and in terms of chassis and components manufacturers that makes them pretty new to the game, but that’s still long enough to have given them plenty of experience with the modern demands and needs of the PC market and they’ve already proven them selves capable of build a rock solid product, with a unique visual twist in the past, lets hope they can offer us a repeat performance today and that they haven’t lost any of the unique visual flair that sets the Cougar brand apart from many others.
Would you rather be the best of the worst, or the worst of the best? For most people, the obvious choice would be the latter. Being the best of the worst means you are still among the best; being the best of the worst means, despite all merits, you are still one of the worst. To put it in perspective, I would like to quote something I wrote in my Gigabyte Fly review last year. "[The Ultimate Bass Experience] claim is no different than someone saying they are the richest person in the country... except they live in Zimbabwe." On the other hand, as logical as this sounds, being the best of the worst is not all roses and flowers all the time. Recently, I was taking a fourth year Electrical Engineering course in Algorithms for Computer Aided Design of Integrated Circuits, and I got 49 out of 50 on the midterm. Pretty good, right? Unquestionably, I am among the best of the class, but two of my buddies got 50 out of 50. The only reason why I lost one mark was because I got Question 1, Part A, Subsection A incorrect. Oh, man. Sometimes, living in the shadow of the very best, but not quite taking top honors, does have its shortcomings. In the technology world, this is no different... or is it? Last week, we have reviewed the Vector 150 240GB, a seriously fast flagship solid state drive from OCZ. Today, we will take a look at the Vertex 460 240GB, a drive that contains almost the same internal hardware as its bigger brother, but at a slightly lower price. Delivering more than 90% of the performance for just about 90% of the price, is this the performance value proposition for the enthusiast? Read on to find out more! (Side note: Happy Pi Day, everyone!)Read full article @ APH NetworksPNY GeForce GTX 780 OC 3GB Review
When PNY approached me to review their GTX 780 a few weeks ago, I had the same thought many of you likely had: what’s so special about a year-old GPU that has since been surpassed by the GTX 780 Ti? The answer to that is pretty straightforward. While the GTX 780 may not be grabbing any headlines these days, it resides in a pricing segment right between NVIDIA’s flagship parts and the slightly more affordable GTX 770. This means from a price / performance standpoint, particularly against AMD’s current crop of GPUs, it is still a big deal and represents a solid investment.Read full article @ Hardware CanucksRaidmax RX-1000AE Power Supply Review
PNY is very much hell-bent on relaunching their GeForce lineup after a brief hiatus and that means aggressive positioning in two key areas: warranty coverage and cost. With a price of just $510, their GTX 780 OC has one of the lowest costs of any custom-built GTX 780 currently available and it’s backed up by a lifetime warranty that none of the competition comes close to matching. At first glance this combination may not be enough to convince gamers to ignore the offerings from the likes of ASUS, EVGA and other industry big-wigs but the PNY OC brings a whole lot more to the table than just affordability and backend support.
Power supplies in the 1000W still offer plenty of power to those who will predominantly run multiple graphics cards in their systems, but that doesn't mean these units need to cost a fortune. Indeed, there is a considerable market for those enthusiasts who are of more modest means, and still want plenty of power. This is where the Raidmax 1000AE 1000W might offer a solution. It's a kilowatt unit that's very reasonably priced at only $150. Frankly, that's a steal of a deal, and if you want a power supply that's partly modular, sleekly styled, and won't break the bank, you might want to have a closer look at this Raidmax unit.Read full article @ PureOverclockShuttle Barebone DS437 Fanless Slim PC with Celeron CPU Review
The Shuttle DS437 Barebone comes with an updated Celeron 1037 CPU at 1.8GHz which has the same 17W power envelope as the 847 model and also features better IGP. The unit is completely fanless and offers plenty of ports to be used in multiple environments like POS, Kiosk, Thin Client, Cloud Computing, Office PC and more.Read full article @ Madshrimps