CES 2013 Coverages and more
Posted on: 01/11/2013 01:37 PM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, incluidng more CES 2013 coverage, Crucial Ballistix Sport Very Low Profile DDR3-1600 16GB Memory Review, Cooler Master Silencio 650 Mid Tower Case Review, MSI GT70 Limited Dragon Edition - 17.3" Gaming Laptop Review, and OcUK Titan 8350a King Cobra MK2 (3.6GHz FX-8120 / 2GB Radeon 7850) Review

Crucial Ballistix Sport Very Low Profile DDR3-1600 16GB Memory Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
With their Ballistix Sport VLP (Very Low Profile) modules Crucial are looking to offer a value packed product which appeals to consumers who need low voltage, compact memory in high capacities.


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Cooler Master Silencio 650 Mid Tower Case Review @ Madshrimps
Today we introduce to you the flagship of Cooler Master's Silencio range: The 650 model. We already saw the prototype at Cebit 2012 and the specification list was impressive. Cooler Master promised us an integration of a fan controller, a hot swappable bay, a selection option of the boot drive. In a typical Cooler Master design and retailing at a moderate price tag. It's predecessor, the Silenco 550 was a decent silent case, but had a few shortcomings, especially the cable management was a rough ride due to the small clearance between the motherboard tray and the side panel and a bit too small cutouts in the motherboard panel. However for a 70 euro case it was a great addition to the silent Silencio enclosure range for Cooler Master. The new Silencio 650 model, due to the extra features retails at plus minus 110 euros, time to stop the chit chat and open the box.


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CES 2013 Videos – Notebooks, Tablets and Convertibles with Gigabyte, Lenovo and MSI @ MEGATechNews
In our first video from CES 2013, we took a look at some great gadgets on display at Pepcom Digital Experience. In this second video, we take a look at what’s happening on the notebook and tablet side of the equation, particularly when it comes to Windows 8. And yes, there are some interesting convertibles in there too.


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CES 2013 Coverage Round-up @ Techgage
Each January, the International CES attracts thousands of companies from all over the world to Las Vegas, filling up both the city’s convention center and most of its hotels. It’s no surprise, then, that with each event, a ton of products and technologies are unveiled that get us excited for the future – whether or not we can actually afford most of them.

Thankfully, this year’s CES was no different. Mobile, as usual, hogged the limelight, while desktop PCs were relegated to the background – talked about only by companies that rely on them to survive. We also saw two SoCs get announced by two industry giants, NVIDIA and Samsung, sure to make the next year for smartphones interesting. And who can ignore all of the “4K” talk?

As you may have noticed, our news section has been quite busy all week, with as much talk about the show as our fingers and brains have been able to muster. For those who weren’t able to keep up with our news all week, this article is for you; it features all of our CES-related content, aggregated to a single page. You can click on either the title or the images to view a respective article, then simply hit your browser’s back button to continue perusing.


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SilverStone HE02 Review @ Vortez
The pursuit for silence is sought after by many enthusiasts and meeting different demands, manufacturers have developed product-lines to satisfy these needs. In the computer chassis category there are products designed specifically with silence in mind. Likewise, in the arena of cooling there are also products designed for those with a leaning towards low-noise solutions but in all these cases there is usually a compromise. Silent computer cases generally feature closed off panels and thus can suffer by struggling to generate adequate airflow, but for CPU coolers the compromise for silence is usually temperatures and today’s review sample seeks to find an excellent balance between the two.

Under the spotlight today is SilverStone’s newly released HE02 from the Heligon Series. HE02 is a large CPU cooler designed to be used passively inside a computer chassis. Although it doesn’t come with a cooling fan, it can entertain them, but the intention is to go without in a bid to achieve silence whilst delivering impressive temperature readings on a plethora of socket types. HE02 is even suitable for the demanding heights of Intel’s Sandy Bridge-E and this is something we will be taking a close look at today.


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CES 2013 Coverage Day 2 @ OCC
Plantronics had a new headset to show off at its booth this year. The premium Gamecom Commander is a tournament-ready headset with a noise canceling mic and noise isolating ear cups. The design is based off a product that Plantronics manufactures for military use and has quite a nice fit. You have the option of dual 3.5 mm plugs or USB for connection so they can be used on both your computer and devices on the go. An amazing carry case, and Velcro customizable tags (shown on the next headset) are included for all the abuse you can provide. All that comes at a hefty cost of $299.99.


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Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
The Gigabyte Z77X-UD4H is a mid-range socket LGA1155 motherboard targeted to the "Ivy Bridge" processors (third-generation Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors). Let's see what this motherboard has to offer.


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CM Storm Quick Fire TK Keyboard & Inferno Mouse Review @ t-break
Cooler Master’s CM Storm line of products are designed for competitive PC gaming, with a lot of focus on LAN tournaments, so apart from having good hardware, it’s important to have some level of portability as well. And with the Quick Fire TK, Cooler Master sets out to do just that.


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MSI GT70 Limited Dragon Edition - 17.3" Gaming Laptop Review @ Madshrimps
In recent 2 years, MSI did not focus on the Ultrabook series as many other brands, they mainly focused on high performance of Gaming series Notebooks, that makes MSI to become a well known gaming products company in the market, also shows how important of the Gaming related market


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Vogel's LCD WALL MOUNT Superflat EFW 8105 S 19 Review @ Madshrimps
Last year I bought some second hand IBM L192P 19” TFT screens to be used in the bench garage. The included desk mounts didn’t fit so I was looking for some wall mounts.


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OcUK Titan 8350a King Cobra MK2 (3.6GHz FX-8120 / 2GB Radeon 7850) @ KitGuru
The first system to hit our labs in 2013 is OverclockersUKs Titan 8350a King Cobra MK2. Featuring an overclocked octa-core processor from AMD and a 2GB Radeon HD 7850, can the Titan 8350a King Cobra MK2 plough its way through our set of tests?


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Fractal Design Node 605 @ techPowerUp
The Node 605 may be considered the larger brother of the Node 304, but it is aimed at the HTPC user looking for an excellent case of similar dimensions for their home theater equipment - with the looks and the functionality of an HT system and a justifiable price tag to go with it.


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