2018 AMD Ryzen Mobile Laptops Revealed and more
Posted on: 03/02/2018 10:42 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

2018 AMD Ryzen Mobile Laptops Revealed
A Look At Enermax’s Equilence Mid-tower Chassis & Liqtech TR4 280 AIO Coole
ASUS ZenFone 5 Launch Event
BlackBerry Motion Review: Something special that few will understand
Budget Mining On The Radeon RX 560, Radeon RX 550 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Buying advice 2018: Gaming PC - Updated
Chillblast Fusion Centauri Ryzen Threadripper Ultimate Review (w/ 2 x GTX 1080 Ti)
Corsair HD120 RGB Fans Review
Corsair K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard Review
EVGA Z370 Micro ATX Review
Fractal Design Meshify C Mini mATX Computer Case Review
Fractal Design Meshify Mini C Review
Intel Sandy Bridge (Core i5 2500K & i7 2600K) versus AMD Ryzen & Intel Coffee Lake: worth the upgrade?
iStorage diskashur2 2TB External HDD Review
MSI Vigor GK40 Gaming Keyboard Review
Nokia 8110 vs Nokia 8110 4G: retro meets the reboot
Origin PC Millennium (2018, 8th Gen) Desktop Review
Pursuit Ergonomic Chair by UPLIFT Desk Review
Respawn RSP-205 Gaming Chair Review
Silverstone FHP141 Fan Review
SilverStone Redline Series RL06 Case Review: Slick Budget Chassis
Tesla Model 3 review: the fast and infuriating
WiFi AC Repeater / Range Extender Comparison

2018 AMD Ryzen Mobile Laptops Revealed
Today, we share with you details and videos of three new Ryzen Mobile laptops, and an ASUS gaming laptop that actually uses a desktop-grade Ryzen 7 CPU!


Read full article @ Tech ARP

A Look At Enermax’s Equilence Mid-tower Chassis & Liqtech TR4 280 AIO Coole
After taking both the Equilence mid-tower chassis and Liqtech TR4 280 AIO cooler for a good test, I’m left wondering why it is we haven’t had Enermax on our radar a lot more over the years. I hate to admit it, but our last look at an Enermax product was a ridiculous six-and-a-half years ago, and before that, four years. Two reviews in ten years is a bit lacking, so we’ll correct this wrong.

In December, Enermax reached out to talk about its full-coverage Threadripper cooler, and offered us a look. One thing led to another, and an Equilence mid-tower chassis joined in, along with a 600W power supply. This kit ultimately became a base to a Threadripper build, one that will complement the Intel X299 rig we have for workstation testing.


Read full article @ TechGage

ASUS ZenFone 5 Launch Event
At MWC 2018, ASUS CEO Jerry Shen unveiled three new ASUS ZenFone 5 Series smartphones, as well as the ZenFone Max (M1). Get the low-down on these new smartphones, and watch the full ASUS ZenFone 5 launch event!


Read full article @ Tech ARP

BlackBerry Motion Review: Something special that few will understand
BlackBerry has been a part of the smartphone conversation for quite some time. It once had a dominating grip on the industry, but things have changed quite a bit over the past decade, with discussions focusing less on its mobile devices and more about its business, and the loss of billions of dollars. In December of 2016, the firm sold the rights to its name to TCL, ushering in a new era for the company. So far, TCL has done some good, delivering the KEYone during last year's Mobile World Congress. The firm claims to have had great success with it and has also gone on to more recently release the BlackBerry Motion. With its debut in the United States in January, can BlackBerry make lightning strike once again with its latest handset?


Read full article @ Neowin

Budget Mining On The Radeon RX 560, Radeon RX 550 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
If you are interested in cryptocurrencies and want to start mining alt coins you can do so without breaking the bank. Most all the coverage on mining focuses on high-end desktop discrete graphics cards since they turn the most profit. The only problem is that most all those cards are sold out and happen to be in such high demand that pricing is out of this world. The good news is that you can start mining on lower-end graphics cards fairly easily and without taking out a second mortgage or selling off body parts. You won’t make much a day, but the blockchain transactions that you help process will earn you something and that is better than nothing. It’s also a great opportunity for someone that has never owned a PC before to learn how to put one together and then use it as a money printing machine thanks to the alt coin market.

Today we are going to focus on the cards just below the mining sweet spot and that would be the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and the AMD Radeon RX560/550 series cards. These cards are the models right below the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 and AMD Radeon RX 570, which are highly coveted by miners. A quick look on Amazon discovered that the AMD Radeon RX 560 4GB graphics card can be found starting at $187.00 plus shipping and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB can be picked up for $202.85 shipped. When the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti first came out in 2016 it was priced at $139, so even these lower-end models have not been entirely immune to the mining craze.


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

Buying advice 2018: Gaming PC - Updated
This buying advice is all about selecting the right components for your new gaming rig. What we've done is we have put together several configurations for different gaming resolutions and we also included links to Geizhals.at with prices, that are being updated automatically.


Read full article @ ocaholic

Chillblast Fusion Centauri Ryzen Threadripper Ultimate Review (w/ 2 x GTX 1080 Ti)
The new Threadripper processors from AMD already push the envelope when it comes to multi-threaded performance, and the Chillblast Fusion Centauri Ryzen Threadripper Ultimate takes the red team’s fantastic hardware and pairs it with a stupendous, eye-catching build – complete with two GTX 1080 Tis. At £7500, however, you’re going to need very deep pockets to be able to get one for yourself.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Corsair HD120 RGB Fans Review
Besides RGB LED strips the next big that you want to get to add some flash to your system is RGB LED fans. Corsair was one of the first to come out with RGB LED fans and currently they have four different RGB fan models to choose from. Today we will be checking out their HD120 RGB LED fans, which are designed as high static pressure fans with 12 independent RGB LEDs, 7 unique lighting modes, and a clear frame the really allows the LEDs to shine through your system. Corsair sent us the 3-pack kit with controller (CO-9050067-WW), so we have everything we need to get these fans installed and setup. Are these the perfect RGB fans for your next build? Read on and find out!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Corsair K63 Wireless Gaming Lapboard Review
Along with everything else that Corsair showed off at CES, with their move to wireless devices, we have yet another additional product to make it all work better for the average user. Not everyone will game at a desk, and there has been a move over the last few years to sit on the couch in the comfort of the living room, to game. Since Corsair is now offering the DARK Core mouse and the K63 wireless keyboard, it only makes sense that they adopt the LAPDOG to conform to what is being offered now.

We have seen a few of these devices over the years, and we did start off with the LAPDOG as our introduction to this segment of devices. While at first, we loved the concept and design of the LAPDOG, it wasn't until we saw products from ROCCAT and Nerdytec that we got a better idea of what was out on the market to fill the need for gaming in the living room. While Corsair was our first, once we gathered what others were doing, it shed light on some of the things Corsair had missed with their design. We are hoping that Corsair has taken other products into the lab when designing this new entry, as we feel they could benefit from adopting some of the features, which would make their lapboards top of the line too.


Read full article @ TweakTown

EVGA Z370 Micro ATX Review
Something different, something new. EVGA came back on the motherboard scene by releasing a total six boards evenly split between the high-end desktop X299 and more mainstream Z370 series. The latter is home to Intel's 8th Gen Core chips alone, and it represents a clean break from any other chipset/chip from the past. If you want to use an 8th Gen Core chip, you must also invest in a Z370 motherboard.

The trio of Z370 boards consists of the Classified X (£250), FTW (£180) and Micro ATX (also £180), The cheaper pair is similar in specification but differ with respect to form factor. Today we're taking a look at the Micro ATX.


Read full article @ Hexus

Fractal Design Meshify C Mini mATX Computer Case Review
The Fractal Design Meshify C Mini keeps everything we like about the original without sacrificing anything in this scaled down version.


Read full article @ APH Networks

Fractal Design Meshify Mini C Review
Not long after the 2016 release of their immensely popular Define C case, Fractal Design revealed both MicroATX and tempered glass versions of that chassis. If you wish, you can look over Guru3D's review of the original Define C here. We liked the chassis, for sure, and I'll admit I have a major soft spot for Fractal Design's entire visual aesthetic. The ATX mid-tower Meshify C, however, was the first in a line of cases marked as a return to 'airflow' orientated designs, sporting a very funky tessellated mesh front panel. This natural continuation, the MicroATX version of the original case, continues the traditions of it's bigger brother and... cousins? Tempered glass, high airflow, compact design, and full sized ATX PSU support, what's not to like?

Like the full-sized Meshify C, the micro version comes with two pre-installed 120mm fans. There are further options to mount another 120mm fan here, or 2x 140mm units. The top allows 2x 120mm fans (or a 240mm radiator), and the rear slot - as seems to be traditional in all but the largest cases - allows for a single 120mm radiator, although this is where the second pre-installed fan sits. Although this is a Fractal case, the presence of their top mounted ModuVent cover is absent. The Meshify cases are built for airflow, and where there was a solid (yet removable) cover, there is now - instead - only a magnetic dust filter.


Read full article @ Guru3D

Intel Sandy Bridge (Core i5 2500K & i7 2600K) versus AMD Ryzen & Intel Coffee Lake: worth the upgrade?
Many Hardware.Info readers may still be using an Intel processor from the Sandy Bridge generation, such as a Core i5 2500K or 2600K. 2017 can be described as the year of an unprecedented processor struggle for the consumer attention. Is an AMD Ryzen or Intel Coffee Lake worth the upgrade, or are you still good with a Sandy Bridge?

The graphics card is usually the most popular PC component to upgrade. With all these high-res monitors and increasingly beautiful games, this part is subject to higher demands at a rapid pace. After two or three years a new graphics card means a serious upgrade in graphics capabilities, while the rest of your system can often last for a few years.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

iStorage diskashur2 2TB External HDD Review
Early this year, we had our first look at iStorage when they sent over their dataShur flash drive. Coming away from that article I contacted them about their 2.5" drive lineup and today we have the diskashur 2 in the lab for review.

iStorage is all about drive security and that is very prevalent in the diskashur product lineup. The model we have in-house is the diskashur2 but they also have an SSD and Pro lineup for those wanting quicker drives or added features. The diskashur2 lineup is aimed at consumers wanting to secure their data on the go via an alphanumeric keypad on the front of the unit. This unit is secured with AES-XTC 256bit encryption along with being FIPS PUB 197 validated. In addition, we have an IP56 rating for dust and water protection along with being OS and platform independent. Performance is rated at 140.


Read full article @ TweakTown

MSI Vigor GK40 Gaming Keyboard Review
Today we're taking a look at the MSI Vigor GK40, a gaming keyboard that offers membrane key switches with a "mechanical-like" feel, along with a multi-sequence LED backlit keyboard display that can be customized via software or directly from the keyboard itself.


Read full article @ Neoseeker

Nokia 8110 vs Nokia 8110 4G: retro meets the reboot
There’s a new banana phone in town, but how does it compare to the original from 1996? We’ve put the two side-by-side.

One of the big taking points at MWC 2018 was the launch of the Nokia 8110 4G. A reboot of the 1996 classic, the original was dubbed the 'banana phone' thanks to its unique curvature. More than 20 years later, we've got the banana phone 2.0.

Here at TechRadar we love phones, both new and old, so when we found out about the new Nokia 8110 4G we visited our phone museum to dig out the original and flew it out to Barcelona with us so it could meet the next generation.


Read full article @ TechRadar

Origin PC Millennium (2018, 8th Gen) Desktop Review
Two GTX 1080 Ti cards, an 8th generation Core i7, and all the RGB fixings: How did Origin's latest near-$5K SLI monster fare in our tests?

Origin PC recently debuted its new Millennium gaming desktop and shipped us a fully decked-out configuration with an overclocked 8th generation Core i7 processor, dual GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, and plenty of extras. Can the new chassis and overclocked performance help justify the nearly $4,600 price tag?


Read full article @ Toms Hardware

Pursuit Ergonomic Chair by UPLIFT Desk Review
One day late last year I got a promotional email from a company that I had done business with in the past, The Human Solution, and it featured the Pursuit Ergonomic Chair by UPLIFT Desk. The chair looked extremely comfortable and supportive while not being off-the-charts expensive. We asked, and Human Solution was kind enough to send one over for review.


Read full article @ HardOCP

Respawn RSP-205 Gaming Chair Review
Built specifically for the gaming audience, Respawn's premium RSP-205 chair line is as comfortable for streaming as it is gaming at a fraction of the price of other ergonomic racerback chairs


Read full article @ Wccftech

Silverstone FHP141 Fan Review
The Silverstone FHP141 is a 38 mm thick, 140 x 140 mm fan that can be mounted to a single 120 mm fan slot. By virtue of the added space to the motor and rotor, and some other tricks up its sleeve, it aims to provide an excellent balance of performance and noise for those low on radiator space.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

SilverStone Redline Series RL06 Case Review: Slick Budget Chassis
SilverStone, known for high-quality PSUs and innovative PC cases, is back with another Redline Series chassis. How does this budget model shape up?


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Tesla Model 3 review: the fast and infuriating
To say the $35,000 Model 3 is important to Tesla would be an understatement. Judging by its pre-orders (the highest the industry has seen), it's already the most anticipated car ever. It's the culmination of CEO Elon Musk's nearly 12-year-old "master plan" to bring an affordable EV to market. Now that the Model 3 is here I can positively say it's a joy to drive, but it's also frustrating to do some of the simplest things in the cockpit. During a single trip I went from having an electric-motor-fueled grin on my face to throwing my hands up in exasperation while trying to adjust the cruise control follow distance. So yeah, it's complicated.


Read full article @ Engadget

WiFi AC Repeater / Range Extender Comparison
Looking for ways to extend your wireless local network but you don't know which repeater / range extender to trust? Follow us as we put three of the most popular WiFi AC (802.11ac) models today through rigorous testing to find out exactly what they are capable of.


Read full article @ Nikktech




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