Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Review and more
Posted on: 03/23/2013 01:32 PM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Review, Roku 3 review: A set-top box to trump all other set-top boxes, Sabayon 11 Xfce - Still no love for me, G-Technology G-Drive Mobile USB 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review, and Club3D 13 Series Radeon HD 7790 Crossfire Review
Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 is a powerhouse 15-inch laptop with a 1080p display, a comfortable backlit keyboard and an affordable price. It does suffer from below average-battery life and it does get quite hot, but overall it's a fantastic laptop for the money.
Read more: Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 Review @ TechReviewSource.comRoku 3 review: A set-top box to trump all other set-top boxes @ ArsTechnica
With over 750 channels available and a brand new interface, what's not to love?
Read more: Roku 3 review: A set-top box to trump all other set-top boxes @ ArsTechnicaSabayon 11 Xfce - Still no love for me @ Dedoimedo
This Friday, you get a review of Sabayon 11 64-bit with Xfce desktop, covering live session, installation in a multiple-boot cofiguration, and post-install usage, including look & feel, Samba sharing performance, multimedia playback, slow DNS resolution, various other bugs & glitches in the live environment, partitioning, branding, first boot problems with root device, customization, package management, applications, additional multimedia playback and related issues, resource usage, stability, printing, and more.
Read more: Sabayon 11 Xfce - Still no love for me @ DedoimedoCase Mod Friday: Screaming Eagle @ ThinkComputers.org
Tribute to the 101st Screaming Eagles brigades auction custom MOD/Build to benefit disabled vets through PCs4VETS charity. Inspiration for this creation is VALOR in battle honoring the courage, merit and gallantry of our soldiers. The primary scheme is the Medal Of Honor. The GOLD and the Blue will be seen throughout but Bronze and Silver Stars will also be represented. Built on a Cooler Master Cosmos II case, with a ton of custom mods and additions.
Read more: Case Mod Friday: Screaming Eagle @ ThinkComputers.orgG-Technology G-Drive Mobile USB 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review @ Nikktech
Well lucky for all consumers it seems that the prices of both internal and external storage media (HDDs and SSDs) are still taking a plunge something which i guess explains the sudden spike in sales surrounding such products around the globe. Personally i think that's a good move from all the manufacturers out there not only because it means we will get to see 5TB drives sooner rather than later but also because there's no real excuse for anyone to not purchase extra storage now with such low prices (at least the ones that really need the extra space). Still we also have to do our part and so as promised we are focusing on storage media related reviews lately in an effort to showcase/test most of the currently available solutions in the market and to that end today we are taking a look at the G-Drive Mobile USB 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive by G-Technology.
Read more: G-Technology G-Drive Mobile USB 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive Review @ NikktechPowerColor HD 7790 Turbo Duo 1 GB @ techPowerUp
PowerColor's new HD 7790 is a custom design, overclocked implementation of the HD 7790. It uses a dual-fan cooler and comes at $149, so there is no price premium for better cooler or overclock out of the box.
Read more: PowerColor HD 7790 Turbo Duo 1 GB @ techPowerUpFractal Design Newton R3 800 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware Secrets
The Newton R3 is the new 80 Plus Platinum power supply series from Fractal Design, featuring a modular cabling system and a single +12 V rail. Let’s see how the 800 W model fared on our tests.
Read more: Fractal Design Newton R3 800 W Power Supply Review @ Hardware SecretsClub3D 13 Series Radeon HD 7790 Crossfire Review @ Guru3D
We test and review the Club3D Radeon HD 7790 both Single and in 2-way Crossfire. The new graphics card is intended to boost a little more performance into entry-level gaming. Admittedly, AMD has done a very nice job with this card and for not a lot of money you can certainly play most of today's games really well at fairly high resolutions. Have peek at our review where we'll test the 13 Series from Club3D.
So if you draw up a pie chart then you'd be surprised that the biggest chunk of the market for graphics cards is entry level. Obviously that makes a lot of sense as OEMs love to include the cheapest card available in a PC. But considering the price level, many people that do not have or want to spend heaps of cash to play a game, pick up one of these cards. I mean think back a year or three, I really liked the Radeon HD 5770 at the time. You know what? Here is a little history lesson on AMD's lineup over the years.
Iit was October 2009 when ATI released the Juniper GPU, you know the product as the Radeon HD 5770. It has been one of the best selling graphics cards for ATI-AMD evah, for the very simple reason that for not a lot of money you received a product with 800 shader processors. So for a price just above entry level that made a thing or two possible, gaming at 1600x1200 became a viable reality and next to that a grand feature set was introduced (Eyefinity etc). Later on the 5770 got refreshed as the 6770, which mostly was the same product. Last year, in February 2012 AMD released a product developed under the GPU codename 'Cape Verde', the graphics cards derived from that GPU were the Radeon HD 7750 and 7770 One GHz edition. That was not a refresh, it was a completely new GPU based on their GCN architecture.
Read more: Club3D 13 Series Radeon HD 7790 Crossfire Review @ Guru3D