Daily Reviews Summary 03/10/12
Posted on: 03/10/2012 12:21 PM

Here today's reviews and articles, including The Windows 8 Power Struggle: Metro vs Desktop, SilverStone TJ04-Evolution Mid-Tower Chassis Review, and Lacie 5big Office+ Nas Review

The Windows 8 Power Struggle: Metro vs Desktop @ HotHardware
We've been looking forward to Windows 8's Consumer Preview for months. This, after all, is Microsoft's big chance to show what they've been working on and unveiling bit by bit for the past year; a chance to evaluate the sum total of changes and advancements baked into the next-generation operating system. We'll discuss some of the features of Metro and Desktop (aka Classic) separately, but our overall focus will be on how the two environments interact with each other.

Metro, Microsoft's new UI, is bold, a dramatic departure from anything the company has previously done in the desktop/laptop space, and absolutely great. It's tangible proof that Redmond really can design and build its own unique products and experiences.

Now, let's consider Desktop mode and then look at how they mesh, or don't.

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SilverStone TJ04-Evolution Mid-Tower Chassis Review @ TweakTown
In SilverStone's own description, they bring to light that the original chassis concept was introduced in 2004 for this specific Temjin chassis. The original TJ04 looks like a relic at this stage in chassis design as well and is a great candidate to take everything out of the box that made is so past tense in today's market and introduce it as something much better equipped to battle with the massive amount of competition in the mid-tower segment. So, SilverStone did just that - they took one of the better selling cases of it's given era and redesigned just about everything, but left enough of the original design to remind you of the original design.

On the outside there is plenty new going on, the face plate has been redesigned, but is where the new Temjin keeps the design elements of the original. There is a windowed version of this chassis and we will be seeing that version today. On the opposing panel there is a dual fan filter for a new way of introducing air into the Temjin. Speaking of filters, the top of the chassis also has a dual fan filter that is removable. Even the back of the case gets a bit of the redesign to offer things wanted in today's chassis. On the inside there is too much that has changed to go over it at this point, you will need to keep reading if you want to see just what the new evolution of the TJ04 offers there.

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Lacie 5big Office+ Nas Review @ TechwareLabs
Finding a backup and/or storage solution for a small business environment that fits a price point can often be a challenge. Deciding whether to choose a rack-mounted solution or discrete solution, also what OS to choose, how much storage space you need adds to that challenge. LaCie is attempting to tackle this challenge with their 2Big and 5Big NAS solutions.

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AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB Reference Design Video Card Review @ TweakTown
Core i7 3820 processor review @ Guru3D
Mass Effect 3 (ME3) Xbox 360 Review @ TweakTown
MSI Big Bang XPower II Motherboard Review @ Legit Reviews
Seasonic SS-350M1U Modular 80Plus Gold Power Supply Review @ PC Perspective
X-Mini II Capsule Speaker Review @ TopReviewShop
CeBIT 2012 - GIGABYTE Z77 Motherboard Preview @ Vortez
CeBIT 2012 - ASRock showcase Z77 and Extreme11 motherboards @ Vortez
CeBIT 2012 - Powercolor HD 7970 Vortex II @ Vortez
Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide Rev. 24.2 @ Tech ARP
CM Storm Sirus 5.1 Headset Review @ HardwareLOOK
Uncharted Golden Abyss (PS Vita) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
New iPad vs. Top Android Tablets Available Today: Specs Compared @ TechReviewSource.com
Satechi Audio Move SD Portable MP3 Player Stereo Speaker System @ TestFreaks
VTX3D Radeon HD7970 X Edition Review @ KitGuru
ASUS USB-N53 Wireless-N300 USB Adapter @ Benchmark Reviews
VisionTek Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Cards in 4-Way CrossFireX @ TweakTown
Kingwin Lazer Platinum 1000 W @ techPowerUp
X79 Motherboard Roundup: ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte @ HotHardware
Corsair Vengeance 1300 Headset Review @ Hardware Secrets
SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 850-watt (ST85F-G) PSU Review @ TweakTown
Samsung WB700 Review @ HardwareLOOK
All Zombies Must Die! (PC) Game Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
Intel Core i7 2700K Review @ HCW
Corsair Vengeance K60 Keyboard Review @ OC3D
OCZ Demonstrates Vertex 4 SSD At CeBIT 2012 - It gets Tested and Tested Again! @ The SSD Review
TECH NEWS: Gigabyte Unveils U2442 Ultrabook With Great Features ? CeBIT 2012 Update @ The SSD Review
TECH NEWS: Romex FancyCache Review - SSD Performance At 13G B/s and 765,000 IOPS In 60 Seconds Flat! @ The SSD Review
TECH NEWS: OWC Mercury Elite-AL Pro Dual Mini RAID Data Storage/Backup Review @ The SSD Review
CM Storm Trooper Tower @ Hardwareoverclock.com


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