Lexar NM600 M.2 NVMe SSD Review and more
Posted on: 10/09/2019 09:20 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

1MORE Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ear Headphones Review
Acer Predator XN253Q 240Hz Gaming Monitor Review
Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 AIO Cooler Review
Arctic Liquid Freezer II all-in-one CPU Cooler Review
Asus ZenBook 14 UX434F Review
Bradwell Conspiracy Review
Comodo Antivirus for Windows Review
Concrete Genie Review
Dell XPS 13 two-in-one Review
FSP Dagger Pro 650 W Review
G.SKILL Trident Z Neo 3600MHz Review
Google Drive Review
GRID Review
HIS Radeon RX 5700 XT IceQX2 Graphics Card Review
John Wick Hex Review
John Wick Hex Review
Kingston A2000 Review
Lexar NM600 M.2 NVMe SSD Review
Microsoft OneDrive Review
MSI confirms Creator TRX40 motherboard for Ryzen Threadripper 3000
Promise Pegasus32 R4 TB3-USB-C DAS Review
Samson G-Track Pro Microphone Review

1MORE Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ear Headphones Review
Listening to music or answering calls while on the subway (in any public transportation for that matter) or anywhere with high levels of noise is not particularly easy, especially since not all wireless headsets feature ANC (active noise cancellation). ANC is actually not a new concept and has been around for many years now and what it basically does is introduce its own sound which counteracts ambient noise (anti-noise as some call it) thus filtering it out allowing you to enjoy your music and/or calls. One of the downsides of course is that unlike passive noise cancellation (achieved by using noise-dampening materials) ANC needs a power source in order to work so it's directly linked with battery capacity and subsequently the how long it can be used. Earlier this year 1MORE released their Dual Driver BT ANC In-Ear Headphones and we've been using them for almost one full month now.

1MORE specializes in acoustic design and development, smart software and wearable audio products. Born with a profound mission to deliver superior quality audio at a consumer-friendly value, 1MORE has shipped 38 million headphones globally in over 25 countries in just the past 4 years. Additionally, 1MORE’s products have received multiple industry and design awards including prestigious CES Innovation awards, RedDot, iF Design awards and other major industry accolades.


Read full article @ NikKTech

Acer Predator XN253Q 240Hz Gaming Monitor Review
The Acer Predator XN253Q monitor should be on every competitive gamer’s short list, thanks to a reliable 240 Hz refresh rate, G-Sync and super-low input lag.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Arctic Liquid Freezer II 280 AIO Cooler Review
System builders with an aversion to RGB lighting who seek a liquid cooler with distinct attitude should put Arctic’s Liquid Freezer II 280 cooler on their short list.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Arctic Liquid Freezer II all-in-one CPU Cooler Review
Arctic is back with the Liquid Freezer II - just how good is it? The Liquid Freezer II features a completely new, PWM-controlled pump design, which offers improved efficiency with low power usage and quiet operation. Arctic says the new Liquid Freezer II pump ensures an ideal ratio of a high CPU cooling performance and a low noise level.

In addition to the new pump design, Arctic has fitted the Liquid Freezer II with an integrated motherboard VRM cooling solution – something which we have often hoped to see on an AIO cooler. Arctic has designed a 40mm blower type fan setup into the pump body which potentially can blow cool air out in three directions; this should help with VRM cooling, which in turn can improve performance.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Asus ZenBook 14 UX434F Review
Asus turns the trackpad into a 5.9in touchscreen display. Multiple displays are typically a good thing. Whether you're a desktop creator with two or more monitors, or a laptop user who likes to dock to an external panel, having extra screen real estate can be a real boon for productivity. And who can forget the dual-screen Nintendo DS? Arguably one of the most enjoyable games consoles of all time.

Point is, there are many ways to augment the computing experience with a secondary display, and for mobile purposes, you don't have to wait for next year's Microsoft Surface Neo as Asus has already shoehorned two displays into a super-sleek laptop dubbed the ZenBook 14 UX434F.


Read full article @ Hexus

Bradwell Conspiracy Review
The latest from Bossa Studios is a puzzle game with very few satisfying puzzles.

Up until this point, Bossa Studios has been known for one-note but delightfully absurd games that mask huge challenges behind cheery exteriors. "Surgeon Simulator" and "I am Bread" are two of the hardest games I've ever played, but have simple foundations. Perform surgery? Easy enough in a game. What about making a piece of bread move across a kitchen? A little less obvious, but manageable.

However, the developers love playing around with control schemes, which is where the true difficulty comes into play. In Surgeon Simulator, for example, you control every single finger, which makes surgery even more challenging.


Read full article @ Windows Central

Comodo Antivirus for Windows Review
With an extra helping of bonus features and customization options, Comodo Antivirus for Windows is free but requires some know-how for the optimal experience.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Concrete Genie Review
Concrete Genie is a peaceful game about drawing on the walls of an abandoned town which holds your attention with its wonderful imagination and ever growing whimsy.

The name Concrete Genie does not do this game justice. What it invokes, a sprawling urban landscape of brutalist concrete towers looming above the horizon is not what you’ll see here. In fact, even in the sections that involve industrial factories and warehouses, the buildings are still more often than not adorned with red bricks, not grey slabs.


Read full article @ Wccftech

Dell XPS 13 two-in-one Review
The XPS 13 many have been waiting for, but it may not be the two-in-one for everyone.


Read full article @ ArsTechnica

FSP Dagger Pro 650 W Review
The 650 W FSP Dagger Pro cannot compare to the SFX competition because its performance is not on par with the EVGA 650 GM, which is also based on an FSP platform and costs the same as the Dagger. As such, you should only buy the Dagger if you need two EPS connectors since the EVGA 650 GM only has one.

The SDA2-650 is fully modular and achieves a high power density score because of its compact dimensions. Currently, the highest-capacity SFX unit is Corsair's SF750, but still, 650 W out of such a small platform is an impressive feat. However, what matters the most is keeping performance high in all areas, and not compromising anywhere.

The SDA2-650 comes with a 92 mm double ball-bearing fan. In terms of dimensions, this is the largest fan an SFX unit can take. The previous Dagger with a capacity of 600 W couldn't keep up with the competition mostly because of a ripple problem on its 3.3V rail, so I am eager to see whether this new model can face off against the competition, which includes the EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GM also made by FSP but based on a different platform.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

G.SKILL Trident Z Neo 3600MHz Review
G.SKILL have gone from strength to strength within the enthusiast DRAM sector, particularly with their premium Trident Z RGB range, promising cherry picked ICs that offered overclocking prowess that was difficult to match. Now, with the launch of AMD’s latest Ryzen processors, G.SKILL have been quick off the mark to make full use of their new and improved memory controller.

We looked at the Trident Z a couple of years back, and today we see G.SKILL breathe some new life into that with the Trident Z Neo, a kit designed specifically for the AMD X570 chipset. As you’d expect from the Trident Z family, the Neo has been crafted with hand-screened ICs attached to a 10-layer PCB and has undergone extensive testing across a multitude of different motherboards to ensure the utmost reliability, stability and compatibility.


Read full article @ Vortez

Google Drive Review
Google Drive’s strength is its competitive pricing for online cloud storage that you can share with others.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

GRID Review
GRID offers a number of events with various races within them to attempt, eventually leading up to Showdowns. These events include Touring, Stock, Tuner, and GT races as well as a Fernando Alonso career line of races where you challenge his esports team. Once you complete four showdowns you can enter the GRID World Series and truly prove your skills. Of course, there are means to tweak the difficulty to make it easier or harder, depending on your skills and tastes.


Read full article @ OCC

HIS Radeon RX 5700 XT IceQX2 Graphics Card Review
It’s been a while since we taken a look at HIS products, but I’m glad we can now present you the their Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card from their IceQX2 series. HIS took their time to design exceptional Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards, and we have high expectations, especially when most of the competition out there have released quite disappointing products.

The Radeon RX 5700 XT is one of the more interesting graphics cards released in the last few weeks, so let’s not make this introduction any longer and move to the card’s specifications and features.


Read full article @ FunkyKit

John Wick Hex Review
Even with weird difficulty tuning, this is the coolest XCOM-like we've seen in years.


Read full article @ ArsTechnica

John Wick Hex Review
I was the first person to wonder if a slow-paced strategic shooter in the vein of XCOM was a good fit for the fast-paced action of the John Wick movies. Having John Wick slowly move through corridors and weave between cover, as opposed to being a fast-paced ass-kicker, shouldn't work.


Read full article @ Wccftech

Kingston A2000 Review
Kingston began out in 1987 with a single product and have gone on to redefine the memory market as we know it, growing into one of the largest independent memory manufacturers. Using that expertise, Kingston have released the A2000 NVMe 3.0 SSD which we’ll look at today.

The SSD market has undergone quite a transformation in the last two or three years, with many users now opting for ultra fast NVMe options which are multiple times faster than a traditional SATA SSD, not to mention how far they exceed a spinny drive. Kingston, able to produce their own NAND flash, have full control of all aspects of the design process which we hope will transfer into a competitive product.


Read full article @ Vortez

Lexar NM600 M.2 NVMe SSD Review
Lexar's latest NVMe drive competes on price, while sipping power and delivering decent performance. Its main drawback is capacity, topping out at just 480GB.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Microsoft OneDrive Review
Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage can be used to sync and share files easily, but security and flexibility aren’t its strong points.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

MSI confirms Creator TRX40 motherboard for Ryzen Threadripper 3000
MSI *accidentally* confirmed the upcoming TRX40 motherboard series. MSI Creator TRX40 As you might have noticed, motherboard makers are currently refreshing lineups for the new HEDT CPUs from both Intel and AMD. Just a few days ago, MSI released Creator X299 motherboard for the 10th Gen Core-X series, which VideoCardz leaked last week. The Creator is a new series in the MSI lineup. It is neither part of the Gaming series nor Professional. The emphasis is put on expandability and storage, but it is hard to tell how popular these products really are.


Read full article @ VideoCardz.com

Promise Pegasus32 R4 TB3-USB-C DAS Review
With the fast rise in popularity of USB 3.2 and the USB-C connection, vendors are quickly revamping product lines to take advantage of the increased performance and flexibility offered. Promise isn't one to fall behind so today we look at their first, USB-C enabled platform; Pegasus32. Pegasus32 carries over much of what Promise offered in the Pegasus3 lineup. To that point the naming scheme has stayed the same with R4, R6 and R8 units available along with a solid RAID platform that supports everything from high performance RAID0 to RAID5 and 6 for redundancy and RAID10 for a mix of performance and redundancy. Capacities offered depend on platform, for the model in house you are looking at 12TB and 16TB models while the R8 is capable of 112TB of raw capacity.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Samson G-Track Pro Microphone Review
Designed as a versatile audio tool, the Samson G-Track Pro microphone packs quite a few features into its solid body. From its three polar patterns and on-board audio interfaces, to the sturdy base, the G-Track Pro looks to be a great option for streamers, podcasters, and musicians alike. We’ve taken a look at quite a few microphones lately, and have really come to appreciate the difference a dedicated microphone can make with regards to audio quality when compared to a traditional headset microphone. Let’s see if the Samson G-Track Pro keeps with that trend.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org


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