Top Features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and more
Posted on: 05/15/2013 10:37 AM
Here a roundup of today's reviews and articlesm including Top Features of the Samsung Galaxy S4, Schenker XMG P502 Pro Laptop Video Review with Kaeyi Dream, Crucial M500 480 GB, Budget Hackintosh PC Build Project, and Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 13.2
Top Features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 @ ThinkComputers.org
The Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of the hottest gadgets today. This article will discuss the top features of this phone to help you determine what features you like in order to make a choice of the best device in the market. The Samsung S4 is definitely one of the biggest smartphone releases this year. It is very popular and there is no doubt about it since it is packed with tons of wonderful features putting it on the list of the best smartphones up to date. This phone is worth having since it is the product of great innovation only from the giant phone manufacturer Samsung.
Read more: Top Features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 @ ThinkComputers.orgKingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 512GB USB 3 Flash Drive (DTHXP30) Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Normally when a company releases a 512GB USB 3.0 drive we would assume that it was a 2.5" form factor model, often using a mechanical drive but occasionally containing a SSD. Kingston havent taken that route though and instead have managed to fit half a gigabyte of storage into a much more compact package. So compact in fact that they include an attachment so that it can be carried about with us along with our keys.
Read more: Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 512GB USB 3 Flash Drive (DTHXP30) Review @ HardwareHeaven.comSchenker XMG P502 Pro Laptop Video Review with Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.com
Today Kaeyi Dream takes a look at the XMG P502 Pro Gaming Laptop in her latest video for HardwareHeaven. Subscribe to the HardwareHeaven YouTube channel to keep up to date with all the latest video reviews.
Read more: Schenker XMG P502 Pro Laptop Video Review with Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.comCooler Master N200 Case Review @ Hardware Secrets
The N200 from Cooler Master is a mini-tower case supporting microATX and Mini-ITX motherboards, coming with a terrific suggested price, USD 50. Let's see if buying this bargain is worthwhile.
Read more: Cooler Master N200 Case Review @ Hardware SecretsAsus VivoBook X202E-BH91T-CB Review @ TechReviewSource.com
The Asus VivoBook X202E-BH91T-CB attempts to hit the sweet spot by serving up a tiny Windows 8-equipped laptop that boasts a touchscreen, diminutive chassis, andâ€”best of allâ€”an affordable price tag. Make no mistake: the VivoBook X202E-BH91T-CB isn't designed to chug through intense applications.
Read more: Asus VivoBook X202E-BH91T-CB Review @ TechReviewSource.comCrucial M500 480 GB @ techPowerUp
Crucial's new M500 SSD is built on an upgraded Marvell flash controller with new 20 nanometer 128 Gbit die MLC flash. This combination makes for a very affordable drive that also provides excellent performance in both synthetic and real-life performance testing.
Read more: Crucial M500 480 GB @ techPowerUpCooler Master N200 Mini-Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech Legion
It is also intriguing to note that a lot of advanced mini-tower and small form-factor solutions that can handle high-end components seem to be a lot pricier than standard ATX mid-towers. This is somewhat understandable since the selection is few when it comes to mini-towers while the majority of cases in the market fit a standard ATX motherboard. Coincidentally, Cooler Master’s new N-series cases are hitting the market, one of which is a budget mini-tower case called the N200.
The Cooler Master N200 case is a mini-tower budget solution that supports high-end component installation. The CM N200 can house a micro-ATX or a mini-ATX motherboard, CPU coolers up to 160mm tall and video cards up to 355mm long. The front intake has room for a pair of 120mm fans or a 240mm radiator with enough room for push pull configurations due to the movable HDD cage. Two versions of the Cooler Master N200 is available, a basic version with a pair of USB 2.0 ports and a single USB 3.0 port as well as an Advanced version with two USB 3.0 ports and a single USB 2.0 port in the front panel. The left side-panel of the N200 has a mounting area for a 120mm fan but there is a windowed side-panel version that lacks this feature. Out of the box, the Cooler master N200 is equipped with a pair of 120mm fans, one located in the front intake and one located in the rear exhaust. An optional 120mm or 140mm fan can be installed at the top of the CM N200 for additional exhaust as well.
Read more: Cooler Master N200 Mini-Tower Case Review @ Hi Tech LegionBudget Hackintosh PC Build Project @ Benchmark Reviews
Why would you want to build a Hackintosh, when Apple's various Macintosh computers are masterpieces of industrial design? Well, for one thing, those sleek aluminum sculptures are kinda pricey. But even if cost isn't a factor, Apple's aggressive move towards non-upgradeable, non-serviceable hardware annoys the geek in all of us. A 21" iMac looks like a prop in a science fiction movie, but it's glued together like an iPad, and if you want to add more memory or replace a failed hard disk, that's just too bad. While such construction techniques are arguably defensible for laptops and tablets, where the fractional millimeters saved result in lighter, smaller devices, it's disheartening to see Apple apply them to desktop machines.
Of all the machines Apple builds, only the Mac Pro is completely serviceable and as expandable as any desktop PC, but it's a very expensive computer whose current decade-old design is becoming dated. We'll see a new Pro this year, but it's unlikely to be any cheaper.
Read more: Budget Hackintosh PC Build Project @ Benchmark ReviewsCM Storm QuickFire Rapid with Cherry MX Green Switch Review @ Techgage
Before we get into the meat and potatoes of our look at Cooler Master’s Storm QuickFire Rapid with Cherry MX Green switches, let’s indulge in a little bit of exposition and background info, shall we?
It’s a bit hard to believe, but Cooler Master has only been in the keyboard market space for just short of two years. That presence started in mid-2011, when the company announced its QuickFire and Trigger mechanical keyboards released under the banner of its Storm brand.
Read more: CM Storm QuickFire Rapid with Cherry MX Green Switch Review @ TechgageKingston MobileLite Wireless Portable Card Reader Review @ TechnologyX
As technology advances faster and faster, data keeps getting bigger and bigger. Even mobile devices such as smartphones and cameras have large storage requirements. High-definition video and pictures are taking more and more space, and carrying around bulky external drives and notebooks to off-load media is just not convenient compared to the standards of today.
Cloud storage is great, but the requirements are heavy and for many, costly. Furthermore many of these devices only serve a single purpose that makes them stand-out. Perhaps it is storage, perhaps it is streaming; in the end, the versatility is not there.
Read more: Kingston MobileLite Wireless Portable Card Reader Review @ TechnologyXEnermax MaxRevo 1500W @ PureOverclock
With the lure of multiple graphics cards for gaming on spanned monitors, and wonderfully overclocked processors to crunch at higher speeds, we can often overlook the need of keeping such impressive computer systems stably powered, and more efficiently as possible. Power supplies are the unsung heroes of modern premium systems, whirring quietly while keeping things running smoothly, allowing us to do more and more these days.
Premium power supplies in the kilowatt+ range are a bit of a rarity, particularly to us mere mortals on budgets. But for the elite who want (and need?) such powerful units, there is the allure of “bigger is better”. That may be the case, and today we’re looking at one such unit that may satisfy the hunger: the Enermax MaxRevo 1500W.
Read more: Enermax MaxRevo 1500W @ PureOverclockDesktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 13.2 @ Tech ARP
There are so many CPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different models or even remember their specifications!
Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various desktop CPUs in the market, as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete.
Currently covering 892 desktop CPUs, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare 19 different specifications for each and every CPU. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly so do check back for the latest updates!
Read more: Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 13.2 @ Tech ARPGenius DVR-FHD590 Vehicle Recorder Product and Video Review @ TechnologyX
The Genius DVR-FHD 590 HD Vehicle Recorder is a full HD 1080P vehicle recorder that includes an extra wide 128Deg viewing angle, 2.4″ rear TFT LCD screen, high power LED for low lighting conditions as well as several other key features that make this unit very attractive. Our video will speak to many of its features, however, check below for some great pictures and opinion regarding this well built cam by Genius
Read more: Genius DVR-FHD590 Vehicle Recorder Product and Video Review @ TechnologyXASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Headset Review @ OCC
In the end it didn't end up being the headphones I disliked so much, it was the headphone's main feature: the active noise canceling. The uncanny, brain exploding feel when turning on the ANC switch was something that just didn't go away, nor was it something I could just "get used to." Every time it was on, I felt like either my head was in a vice or that I was going up in elevation and couldn't get my ears to pop. That wasn't the only issue with the ANC being on either. The quality of sound was also significantly reduced when the ANC was on. Music lost its bass, sounding tin can-ish, and games actually were a bit harder to hear what was happening around you - I just kept getting snuck up on and killed. I'm not exactly sure why anyone would ever want to use the ANC feature. With the sound quality in the bucket the switch will never be on. Get rid of the ANC altogether and this headset isn't too bad (except for the cost). It's a nice thought, but I'd rather have sound quality over canceling out my case fans.
Read more: ASUS ROG Vulcan ANC Headset Review @ OCCASUS PCE-AC66 Dual-Band 802.11 AC PCIe Wireless Card Review @ Legit Reviews
The ASUS PCE-AC66 is a 802.11ac Wi-Fi PCI Express adapter for desktop that allows you to to ditch the Ethernet cords and experience 802.11ac wireless speeds of up to 1.3Gbps through the 5GHz band. This is made possible because the ASUS PCE-AC66 uses Broadcomâ€™s new 5th generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac chipset. Read on to see how it performs!
The ASUS PCE-AC66 Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Adapter runs $93.99 shipped and is the only 3x3 (1300Mbps) draft 802.11ac network adapter card available on the market today. If you want to place a desktop computer in a remote part of a house or can't run a hardwired network connection due to how difficult it would be, this is the solution for you...
Read more: ASUS PCE-AC66 Dual-Band 802.11 AC PCIe Wireless Card Review @ Legit ReviewsXFX R7790 Black Edition 1GB Graphics Card @ Bjorn3D
Today we have the new XFX take on the HD7790 model with the R7790 Black Edition. As some of you may know, Black Edition means overclocked and a pretty awesome cooler as well, so lets open this thing up and see what it can do.
Read more: XFX R7790 Black Edition 1GB Graphics Card @ Bjorn3D