Toshiba MQ01ABD100H 1TB SSHD Review and more
Posted on: 03/30/2014 12:43 PM

Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles:

Corsair H105 Hydro Series All-In-One 240mm Water Cooler Review
KitSound BoomBar Portable Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker Review
Toshiba MQ01ABD100H 1TB SSHD Review
Two 8-inch Lenovo tablets, only one clear purpose
Vortex KBT Race II Mechanical Keyboard Review

Corsair H105 Hydro Series All-In-One 240mm Water Cooler Review
Water cooling has rapidly become the #1 choice for high end performance systems, be that custom loops that cost hundreds, even thousands of pounds to create, or simple and easy to use all-in-one units that just bolt right into your system. No matter which format you choose, it is common knowledge these days that water cooling units can beat air cooling into oblivion when it comes to improving system temperatures, reducing noise and improving overall system performance. Having a good water cooler can allow for extreme overclocking, or even just help keep your stock system running cooler and quieter, while also helping improve the lifespan of components such as your CPU. Put simply, water cooling is awesome.

Corsair have long been dominant in the all-in-one water cooling market, their Hydro series is very successful thanks to its high end performance, not too crazy price tags and clean and tidy overall design, all of which have proved popular with system builders. Their latest effort is the H105, a 240mm design that features room for four fans (two included in the box), a sleek pump design and great flexibility thanks to its extensive CPU support and ease of use.

Water cooling can be trick, but all-in-one units are no more difficult to fit than a tower air cooler, just screw it to your CPU, screw the fans and the radiator to the chassis, hook up the fans and you’re good to go. Can something so simple really be so great? With a price tag of around £90 / $110 / EUR 122, we certainly hope so.


Read full article @ eTeknix

KitSound BoomBar Portable Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker Review
Up for review today I have another Bluetooth speaker, but this is one of the better ones I’ve reviewed, it’s bigger and it works great. The speaker is from KitSound and it’s called the BoomBar and it’s a bar type speaker about nine inches long with dual two watt speakers inside of it. One of the better features of the BoomBar is the fact that the battery is user replaceable with one that costs less than ten dollars. The sound is decent and the battery life is excellent at about ten hours on a single charge. Read on to learn more..


Read full article @ TestFreaks

Toshiba MQ01ABD100H 1TB SSHD Review
Solid state hybrid drives (SSHDs for short) may not pose a real threat for normal SSDs in terms of performance (not yet anyways) but they are already gaining ground against regular HDDs and that's something that has gotten the attention of many people in the industry ourselves included. We don't really need to point out that it was the latest Desktop SSHD 4TB by Seagate that really changed things since being the very first 3.5" hybrid drive in the market means that manufacturers are finally turning towards desktop drives that offer both higher performance levels and larger capacities. Of course that doesn't mean that manufacturers will just cease all development of 2.5" hybrid drives, far from it especially since such drives are quite popular especially amongst laptop and HTPC owners. Today we will be testing one of the latest SSHDs to hit the market the brand new MQ01ABD100H 1TB by Toshiba.


Read full article @ NikKTech

Two 8-inch Lenovo tablets, only one clear purpose
One of the frustrating features of the PC market is the way major PC OEMs produce dozens of similar-but-different products. It divides the broader market into an astonishing array of categories that tend to overlap and serve to make buying decisions more complicated than we'd like.

So it's no surprise this same attitude and approach is being applied to the tablet market. We've been taking a look at a pair of 8-inch, x86 Atom tablets running Windows 8.1 from Lenovo: the $299-$319 Miix 2 8 (an awkward name if ever there was one) and the $399 ThinkPad 8.


Read full article @ Ars Technica

Vortex KBT Race II Mechanical Keyboard Review
Today we’re looking at the KBT Race II, one of two keyboards we’ll be reviewing that were designed by hardcore mechanical keyboard enthusiast communities. Both are manufactured by Chinese manufacturer VortexGear.

The KBT Race II was designed by the Taiwanese community KBTalking, which has a huge following of people devoted to mechanical keyboards and PC gaming. Just released this month, it is available at several specialist keyboard shops for about $130 USD. It is available with Cherry MX mechanical switches, in Red, Brown, or Blue. The version we’re using has MX Brown switches. The Race II supports up to 6-key rollover via USB, which isn’t especially great for gaming.


Read full article @ HCW




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