Synology DS214Se NAS Review and more
Posted on: 11/10/2013 08:54 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles: Synology DS214Se NAS Review, Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 14.0, Nvidia driver causes system to freeze or crash, Topre Type Heaven Keyboard Review, iPad Air Review, and Fractal Arc Midi R2 Midtower Case Review

Synology DS214Se Special Edition 2-bay NAS Review @ eTeknix
Following on from my recent review of Synology’s DS213j 2-bay system, I’ve been invited to have a look at a system that is more geared for the SOHO market. This is the DS414 and for those who understand the rather simple and easy to understand naming system that Synology have adopted, the DS414 is the update to the popular DS413.

Up to this point, there has not been much information to be found in the open about this system, but to give a quick run down; over the DS413, the identical looking 414 offers up a better CPU and RAID controller and at a price that is more competitive than ever. There have been rumours circulating around that this system will be home to a CPU that is able to transcode media on the fly, however I can confirm now that this is not the case. Fortunately I can confirm that there is a new system launching very soon that will be able to perform this task and a review will appear in due course.

Alongside the NAS is a user manual, installation disk (although the latest version of Synology’s DSM can be downloaded to the system during setup), power cable with DC inverter and a pair of Cat5e Ethernet cables. With everything the user may need taken care of, Synology pack everything into a simple brown box with a monochrome design.

Read more: Synology DS214Se Special Edition 2-bay NAS Review @ eTeknix

Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 14.0 @ 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 949 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!

To make it easy to compare the specifications, we split it up into three sections for your convenience. Just click on Split List to access them. However, if you prefer to compare all the CPUs for each company in a single table, we also have a single list which can be accessed by clicking on Full List. Just click on the company and the type of list you prefer.

Read more: Desktop CPU Comparison Guide Rev. 14.0 @ Tech ARP

Nvidia driver causes system to freeze or crash - Read @ Dedoimedo
Here's an important article discussing the recent problems with Nvidia graphics drivers causing the system to freeze, hang, BSOD, or crash when browsing with hardware acceleration enabled or playing games, with detailed analysis of Event Viewer logs and BSOD minidump files, workaround by rolling back or installing the 314.22 and the latest version of the Nvidia driver, possible side effects and resolution of choppy playback in Flash Player in Firefox caused by the Nvidia 3D Vision plugin for older versions of the graphics driver, slow loading of the browser due to disabled Nvidia streaming services, other tips and tricks, and more. Try to enjoy.

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Topre Type Heaven Keyboard Review @ KitGuru
KitGuru has reviewed many keyboards over the years suited to a variety of tastes and demands. Today we are looking at the Topre Type Heaven model featuring high grade Electrostatic Capacitive Switches rated at 50 million keystrokes. Is it worth the $150 asking price?

Read more: Topre Type Heaven Keyboard Review @ KitGuru

iPad Air Review @ Neowin
The premium tablets that Apple release year on year are becoming more and more predictable. Pretty much everything Apple announced at the October 22nd event in San Francisco was not a surprise - the fifth generation iPad came with a similar chassis to last year's iPad mini, and the same processor as found in the iPhone 5s. Yet Apple reminded us that their new 'iPad Air', a name which caught most of us off guard entirely, was a product you really needed to hold and use if it is to be appreciated. I can safely say they were right in saying this, but it would be easy to question whether the upgrade is worthwhile - after all, the 4th Generation had so few problems.

The post-PC era is approaching fast, but does the iPad Air really bring us that much closer to ditching our PCs? In this review, we're testing a 64GB Wi-Fi iPad in 'Space Grey'.

Read more: iPad Air Review @ Neowin

Fractal Arc Midi R2 Midtower Case Review @ Modders-Inc
Being the new kid on the block is not always easy and being the new guys in town the world of computer cases is no exception. Lucky for Fractal Designs having a solid product really helps. We will be looking at the Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 Midtower case to see if Fractal can once again bring all that they intended.

First Look- Packaging and Information

The Fractal Arc Midi R2 arrived sporting a simple brown box with with nice full detail sketch work. UPS was a little rough on this one but as we will see soon fractal has protected your new investment well against travel bumps and bruises.

Read more: Fractal Arc Midi R2 Midtower Case Review @ Modders-Inc

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