Crucial MX100 (512GB) Review and more
Posted on: 07/04/2014 11:13 AM

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:

Cougar MX300 Case Review
Crucial MX100 (512GB) Review
How to Take Amazing Fireworks Photos
Intel Core i7 4790K / i5 4690K Devils Canyon review: Haswell for overclockers
OCZ RevoDrive 350 480 GB Review
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 Review
thinksound On1 Monitor Series HD Headphones Review
Windows 8.1: Using the Windows Store and Windows Store Apps

Cougar MX300 Case Review
Cougar is a relatively new company to us here at ThinkComputers. We have reviewed a couple of their power supplies and were actually quite impressed. Now it is time for cases, and up on the review block today is the MX300 which is part of Cougar’s MX Gaming Series. This is a rather inexpensive case with a street price of around $40, but still offers some great features like space for long graphics cards, tool-less drive options, USB 3.0 support and much more. Will this inexpensive case be a good value? We will have to find out!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Crucial MX100 (512GB) Review
Price and performance in one tidy package. The transition to lower-priced SSDs occurs when the price of NAND drops through either supply inventory far exceeding demand or when manufacturers transition to smaller manufacturing processes.

Crucial is looking to control the controllables with the release of three MX100 value-focussed consumer SSDs. The first step in the quest for value is in using the smallest-possible geometry when fabricating the NAND chips, which make up the vast bulk of an SSD's cost. Smaller nm processes generally lead to more dies per wafer and consequently a lower cost per GB.

The MX100 takes this value thinking firmly onboard by equipping the 256GB and 512GB models with 16nm MLC NAND. The 128GB model, meanwhile, uses older 20nm NAND. The MX100 trio is considered replacements for the year-old M500 series - available in 120GB, 240GB, 480GB and 960GB capacities - with the also-available M550 occupying a higher performance echelon.


Read full article @ Hexus

How to Take Amazing Fireworks Photos
Soaking in a professional fireworks display is a Fourth of July tradition in many parts of the United States. Between the barbecues and good times spent with friends and family, you'll no doubt be bombarded with images of fireworks over the coming days. And while those Instagram and Twitter users certainly mean well, the truth of the matter is that most of those photos will suck.

The good news is, you don't have to be a professional photographer to snap some amazing pictures of fireworks. All you need is some basic equipment and a little know-how, the latter of which we'll be offering up here today.


Read full article @ Techspot

Intel Core i7 4790K / i5 4690K Devils Canyon review: Haswell for overclockers
Last month Intel Introduced the Haswell Refresh processors. The newly introduced processors can easily be described as being the same 4th generation Core-processors we already knew, with the same price with a model number which is 20 points higher and a clock frequency which has been raised by 100 MHz.

Two processors however didn't receive an update: the Core i7 4770K and the i5 4670K, the uncocked models aimed at overclockers. Now Intel has also introduced the updated K-models under the code name Devil's Canyon. According to Intel these new models are even more interesting for overclockers. We test the new Core i7 4790K and the Core i5 4690K.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

OCZ RevoDrive 350 480 GB Review
Built for heavy duty workloads, the drive excels where simple SATA 6Gbps RAID arrays start to falter. A two-drive RAID 0 setup using a pair of OCZ's own Vertex 450 drives equipped with OCZ's Barefoot controller give the RevoDrive 350 a run for its money in some workloads, but as the workload increases, the RevoDrive 350 excels. After taking some time to take this drive for a spin, it's tough to find something not to like. It's fast, easy to set up, looks great (for a drive at least), and can handle anything you can throw at it. Equipped with a three-year warranty, you can rest assured that OCZ will be around to take care of any problems now that the company is a subsidiary of Toshiba.


Read full article @ OCC

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 Review
One of Samsung's goals with its latest Galaxy Tab 4 tablets was to create a family of products that offered good value and versatility to a wide range of potential consumers. The new Galaxy Tab 4 family is available in three sizes: 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inches and the tablets feature lightweight materials, thin bezels, and HD displays.

In March, we took a look at Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1. If the flagship Pro series is too much for you in terms of features or price, the Galaxy Tab 4 series may be a better option. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 which is available in black or white with an MSRP of $269.99. LTE versions of the Galaxy Tab 4 are also available through wireless carriers in the US...


Read full article @ HotHardware.com

thinksound On1 Monitor Series HD Headphones Review
Every once in a while i happen to be on the receiving end of a product so good that it surpasses every other similar one I’ve used till that exact moment and by every once in a while i mean every at least 2 or 3 years. Of course that is to be expected from this industry since technological advancements occur regularly but still it's quite remarkable how a top of the line ultra-high end device can drop to mid-end in such a short period of time. For example roughly 6 years ago i got my hands on a pair of professional headphones by Ultrasone which simply put laid waste on everything else i had used previously and it wasn't until 2 years ago that i received the TMA-1 DJ Fools Gold edition from AIAIAI which actually sounded even better and have found a permanent home on my desk drawer ever since. Well today here i have what could be its replacement (my initial opinion based solely on its specs sheet) and more specifically the brand new On1 Monitor Series Headphones by thinksound.

thinksound™ was founded by Aaron Fournier and Mike Tunney, who met while working at Tivoli Audio over a decade ago. After spending their formative years working alongside industry legends Cary Christie (Infinity/Artison) and Tom DeVesto (Tivoli Audio/Cambridge Soundworks); they decided the time was right to strike out on their own. With the belief that products should be designed and manufactured responsibly, without sacrificing quality or price, thinksound was launched. We started thinksound™ to make headphones that we would want to listen to; and we’re not easily satisfied. They not only had to sound amazing; they had to look good, feel comfortable in your ears and be designed and manufactured responsibly too. We gave ourselves quite the challenge. Back when we set out to do this; it was unheard of in the audio industry. Over the years, other companies have taken notice. They’ve copied the design, the packaging, the accessories, and even have taken text directly from our website and catalog. While these companies and their headphones may try to look similar; it’s only skin deep. The sound, what matters most, just doesn’t compare. Don’t take our word for it either; read the reviews on our site. We’re a small company. We work hard to make extraordinary products and offer them at affordable prices and we back all of this with unmatched customer service. We’re not happy accepting “good enough” and honestly you shouldn’t be either. Thank you for supporting thinksound.


Read full article @ NikKTech

Windows 8.1: Using the Windows Store and Windows Store Apps
The debut of Windows 8 didn’t simply bring Windows into the age of touch, it also heralded the arrival of the Windows Store. The “Store” as it’s known on the Start screen, is Microsoft’s counter to Google Play and Apple’s iTunes.


Read full article @ Howtogeek




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