EVGA Tegra Note 7 Android 4.3 Tablet Review and more
Posted on: 01/01/2014 12:32 PM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including EVGA Tegra Note 7 Android 4.3 Tablet Review, HIS R7 240 iCooler Boost Clock 2GB GDDR3 Video Card Review, SteelSeries Siberia Elite Gaming Headset, Killer Instinct Video Review, and Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 Gaming Keyboard Review
EVGA Tegra Note 7 Android 4.3 Tablet Review @ HotHardware.com
NVIDIA officially took the wraps off of its Tegra Note mobile platform a few weeks back, though rumors had been circulating for months that the company was designing its own tablet. If you're unfamiliar with the Tegra Note, it's a 7", Android-based tablet, powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 4 SoC. Beyond that, the Tegra Note also marks NVIDIA's second foray into the consumer electronics market, with an in-house designed product; NVIDIA's SHIELD was the first. With the Tegra Note 7, however, NVIDIA is following a similar model to its graphics card business. NVIDIA designed the Tegra Note reference platform, but it is up to its retail partners to market, sell and support the devices.
We've got a retail-ready EVGA Tegra Note 7 in house and will give you the goods on the pages ahead. Unlike some earlier previews you may have seen already, however, we've updated the device to the just-released, official Android 4.3 OTA ROM...
Read more: EVGA Tegra Note 7 Android 4.3 Tablet Review @ HotHardware.comASUS Sabertooth Z87 Review @ ocaholic
With their TUF series motherboards ASUS, have rather interesting products in their portfolio. Next to their unique design, these boards feature good cooling with the thermal shield and apart from that there is a decent power design as well as an overall high quality. All of this even comes at an interesting price point which sounds like a compelling offer, doesn't it?
Read more: ASUS Sabertooth Z87 Review @ ocaholicHIS R7 240 iCooler Boost Clock 2GB GDDR3 Video Card Review @ Madshrimps
The R7 240 iCooler Boost Clock 2GB video card from HIS features the lowest performance from the bunch and comes with the stock clocks. Despite the fact that the product is quite overclockable, we weren’t able to reach the performance of the regular R7 250.
Read more: HIS R7 240 iCooler Boost Clock 2GB GDDR3 Video Card Review @ MadshrimpsFunc KB-460 Mechanical Keyboard Review @ APH Networks
I do not claim to be a hardcore photographer (Mainly because I do not have the skills nor the cash), but being an enthusiast at heart, I still have some pretty decent equipment kicking around the house. A few years ago, one girl saw me shooting with my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM telephoto lens. "That looks like a crappy camera," she remarked, as she continued on with her Panasonic point and shoot. For at least a minute, with about $3000 of equipment strapped around my neck, I stood there silent, simply because I was not entirely sure how to respond. For those who have no idea what I am talking about, any Canon lens with an "L" in its name means it is the real deal. In particular, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens is famous for its performance and versatility; whether you are interested in taking pictures of birds, snapping off close up shots at sports events, or stalking your neighbors when they are not aware, this lens delivers every time. On the other hand, as funny as that sounds, it happens to the best of us. When the Tt eSPORTS Meka G1 arrived here at APH Networks back in 2011, my first thought was, "This looks like another generic keyboard", as I casually handed them over to my colleague Preston for review, unaware of the fact it was a high end mechanical keyboard. Fast forward to today, after reviewing dozens of mechanical and non-mechanical keyboards over the years, sometimes, the best items are not always immediately recognized. Let's take a look at the Func KB-460, for example. At first glance, it looks like another generic $20 keyboard. In reality, it is way more than that. Equipped with some slick Cherry MX Red mechanical switches underneath each key, full NKRO capability, and awesome full backlighting, is this a formula of win or what? Read on to find out more!
Read more: Func KB-460 Mechanical Keyboard Review @ APH NetworksSteelSeries Siberia Elite Gaming Headset @ NikKTech
With just a few hours left before the calendar finally turns to 2014 and after having just got back from our very short vacations on the mountain none of us can really focus in testing computer hardware so we decided to do the next best thing which is to continue testing of gaming peripherals. Inside 2013 alone we had the chance to test several virtual Dolby surround sound gaming headsets, some were actually very good and some just good enough but at the end of the year i can't say that we tested one that we considered unique both in terms of features and performance. For the past decade or so SteelSeries has been behind some of the best gaming headsets to ever hit the market but none of them can compare with their latest achievement the Siberia Elite Virtual Dolby Surround Gaming Headset which we have here with us today.
Read more: SteelSeries Siberia Elite Gaming Headset @ NikKTechKiller Instinct Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Today Kaeyi Dream reviews XBOX One exclusive Killer Instinct.
Read more: Killer Instinct Video Review @ HardwareHeaven.comMad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 Gaming Keyboard Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
So what happens if you take away the screen and modular capabilities of the S.T.R.I.K.E 7? You end up with the S.T.R.I.K.E 3. Today that's what we have on our test bench, let's find out if it manages to retain enough of the qualities from the higher end model to succeed.
Read more: Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 Gaming Keyboard Review @ HardwareHeaven.com