ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review and more
Posted on: 07/10/2013 11:46 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles, including ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review, Corsair H100i Water Cooling System Review, Apple App Store’s 5th Anniversary Freebies!, Cooler Master N400 Computer Case, and Lexar JumpDrive P10 32GB
ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review @ Techspot
When Apple's very first iPad hit the scene in 2010, their take on the "modern tablet" was destined to become ubiquitous: a thin, rigid slab of touchable electronics covered by a sheet of shiny Gorilla Glass. Following the iPad's resounding success, Apple (and others) made no apologies for designing their tablets as though they were giant smartphones -- or at the very least, something less than a full-fledged computer.
Gone were the days of custom software installations, file system management and editing config files; in their places appeared one-click app store installs, locked down software hell-bent on shielding users from directory structures and an often times disappointingly spartan selection of customization and configuration options.
Read more: ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review @ TechspotCorsair H100i Water Cooling System Review @ ThinkComputers.org
Not long ago we took a serious look at one of Corsairs most promising closed loop coolers, the H80i. It performed very well for a single 120mm radiator and left us wondering; if this is how well the H80i does, how will the H100i perform when it has an additional 120mm of rad space? Without further speculation, let's get down to business shall we and see if the H100i can stand with the exceptional, or if you should pass on this one.
Read more: Corsair H100i Water Cooling System Review @ ThinkComputers.orgMSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Motherboard Review @ TechwareLabs.com
Today we are taking a look at the MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 motherboard. This performance FM2 board is capable of pushing the new AMD Richland APUs to much higher levels. Read on to see how it stacks up.
Read more: MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Motherboard Review @ TechwareLabs.comOLA TV XL GSM Dual Sim Bar Style Cellphone Review @ TestFreak
The cell phone has become an integral part of our lives and most of what you hear about are big expensive smartphones but not everyone wants one. Some people just want a phone to make calls, I know people that still have basic older flip-phones and they’re more than happy with them. I like smartphone myself but you never know, accidents happen and I always like to keep an inexpensive backup phone just in case. Today for review I’ve got the OLA TV XL which is a dual sim bar style phone that’s fairly basic. The name of the phone is the TV XL, yes it has a TV tuner built right in but sadly it doesn’t work here in the states because we’ve gone digital, but it will work in most other countries. The phone also has an FM radio and a 2.4” color screen along with a .3mp camera. Yes it’s not some amazingly powerful phone, it’s just a basic phone with some other little features thrown in but it costs under $35, and I don’t think that’s too bad for a backup phone or if you’re just looking for a very basic phone… Read one to learn more…
Read more: OLA TV XL GSM Dual Sim Bar Style Cellphone Review @ TestFreakHP Envy 5530 e-All-in-One Review @ TechReviewSource.com
Clearly aimed primarily at home-rather than office-needs, the HP Envy 5530 e-All-in-One offers better than par photo quality plus par quality for graphics and text. It also throws in some home-printer features like built-in templates for graph paper and lined notebook paper. As with virtually any letter-size printer, it can also serve for light-duty home office use.
Read more: HP Envy 5530 e-All-in-One Review @ TechReviewSource.comApple App Store’s 5th Anniversary Freebies! @ Tech ARP
To celebrate the App Store's 5th Anniversary on the 10th of July, Apple has tied up with some app developers to give away some really great apps! Here's their official statement :
From the 500 apps available at launch in 2008 to the more than 900,000 at your fingertips today, it's been a remarkably prolific five years for the App Store. To celebrate, we're giving everyone five landmark games and five groundbreaking apps for a limited time. Plus, look back at the key moments that have made the App Store the world's most innovative destination for apps.
You can head over to the special section in iTunes to check out the free apps, as well as take a look at key milestones in the App Store's history. The 5 landmark games, and 5 groundbreaking apps that Apple is giving away are below. For your convenience, we have even included their original prices!
Read more: Apple App Store’s 5th Anniversary Freebies! @ Tech ARPSamsung Series 5 NP540U3C Ultrabook @ DreamWare Computers
This bad boy comes equipped standard with 8GB of system memory, a lightning fast Samsung SSD, a powerhouse Core i5 dual core, multi-threaded, integrated graphics processor and a touch screen to boot! It's hard to think all of that processing power is housed within the unit's tiny chassis. Coming in at just under $800, this Ultrabook is not for someone on a budget, but offers some great features for the cost. Here you are, the Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch 13.5 NP540U3C Ultrabook.
Read more: Samsung Series 5 NP540U3C Ultrabook @ DreamWare ComputersSeagate Laptop Thin SSHD 500 GB HDD Review @ Hardware Secrets
The Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 500 GB hard disk drive is part of the third generation of 2.5" hybrid drives that combine a hard disk drive and flash memory to act as a non-volatile cache to store the user's most frequently accessed data. Let's test it!
Read more: Seagate Laptop Thin SSHD 500 GB HDD Review @ Hardware SecretsCooler Master N400 Computer Case @ Modders-Inc
The case it light enough that it can be take to friends or LAN parties and with its clean built and low price point, this is a great case for someone looking to upgrade their current case or building a new system on without killing your budget.
Read more: Cooler Master N400 Computer Case @ Modders-IncIcy Box IB-WF200HD @ Rbmods
Do you have problems with storage space on your smartphone or are you hesitant about loading it up with movies? Icy box think they have a solution to these problems! They sent us their 2.5" HDD Enclosure that connects either through USB 3 or Wifi; this means we should be able to stream all media to a smartphone through a simple app. The question is though; does it work?
Read more: Icy Box IB-WF200HD @ RbmodsNZXT Respire T40 @ techPowerUp
The NZXT Respire T40 packs a punch with four 8 mm heatpipes and 48 aluminum cooling fins. As an "easy to install" and "easy on the wallet" option, it could be a force to be reckoned with in the budget cooling arena.
Read more: NZXT Respire T40 @ techPowerUpCooler Master Silencio PURE Review @ Vortez
There is no denying that in the silent case arena there is fierce competition from an assortment of contenders. Each of the computer case vendors are keen to show their worth in this ever popular segment and one such manufacturer has proved their prowess with the Silencio 650.
Cooler Master introduced the Silencio 650 and we were big fans of it when we reviewed it but unfortunately for Cooler Master others have brought to market cheaper alternatives which have to larger degree stolen the spotlight and this is where today’s product review comes in.
Read more: Cooler Master Silencio PURE Review @ VortezLexar JumpDrive P10 32GB @ Myce
It’s almost a year since I reviewed the Lexar Lexar Triton Jumpdrive, and I was amazed by its performance, as a matter of fact I still find the Triton to be one of the best USB3 flash drives that you can get. We all know that when it comes to technology changes happen very quickly, and the Lexar P10 JumpDrive is here to validate this rule.
On the outside it might look identical to the Triton, but this time Lexar has taken one big step forward, and almost doubled the read and write speeds of the P10 JumpDrive. The Lexar P10 is available in three sizes, starting with the 16GB, the 32GB that I will be reviewing, and the maximum size that you will be able to get the P10 is 64GB.
You can find out more about Lexar simply by clicking here.
Read more: Lexar JumpDrive P10 32GB @ MyceNZXT Kraken X60 All-in-One Water Cooler Review @ Madshrimps
The Kraken X60 AIO Water Cooling Unit from NZXT sports impressive performance, can be installed with ease inside the case by following the included guide and comes with a software application for customizing the cooling performance, viewing the live statistics or modifying the LED light color.
Read more: NZXT Kraken X60 All-in-One Water Cooler Review @ Madshrimps