Team Group $99 480 GB SSD Review and more
Posted on: 03/06/2018 11:33 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

2018 ASUS ROG Gaming Laptops Revealed
AeroCool P7-L240 RGB CPU Liquid Cooler Review
AOC G2790PX 144Hz Freesync Monitor Review 
Arozzi Colonna Microphone Review
Asrock DeskMini Z370 GTX 1060 Review
ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 56 O8G GAMING Review
Azio Retro Classic BT review: This vintage mechanical keyboard will delight serious typists
Deepcool Captain 240EX RGB Review
EVGA X299 FTW K Review
Great Wireless Audio For $49: A Review Of Sbode’s M400 Bluetooth Speaker
Honor 7X review: Premium on a budget
Lenovo Yoga 920 2-In-1 Ultrabook Review
Mionix Castor Ice Cream Edition Mouse Review
MSI Z370 Tomahawk Motherboard Review
Neverwinter Guild Membership Guide
Neverwinter: Lost City of Omu Walkthrough
Razer Electra V2 review: A great starter headset for PC and console
Team Group $99 480 GB SSD Review
Xbox One Spring 2018 Update: All the expected changes

2018 ASUS ROG Gaming Laptops Revealed
If you are looking for a gaming laptop, some of the most popular options will be from the ASUS ROG (Republic of Gamers) stable. ASUS recently gave us a quick tour of the *new 2018 ASUS ROG gaming laptops*. Check them out!


Read full article @ Tech ARP

AeroCool P7-L240 RGB CPU Liquid Cooler Review
In our time at TweakTown, we have reviewed a few products from AeroCool, but that has been only in the chassis section thus far. With what we have for you today, AeroCool has moved into the cooling segment as well, but we have not a single product which we have had our hands-on to base an opinion on them.

That could be a good thing too, as with some companies, we know as soon as a product arrives, that we either have increased expectations with what we are reviewing due to previous coolers or on the flip side we may have a negative attitude in mind as well. As for AeroCool, we have a level head and an open mind, hoping that they have sent us something worthy of bragging to you about.


Read full article @ TweakTown

AOC G2790PX 144Hz Freesync Monitor Review 
The G2790PX is one of AOC’s latest 27-inch, 144Hz TN gaming monitors, and unlike most gaming displays, this one is all about style; it’s slick narrow bezel and classy design is seldom seen in gaming circles. Joining this snazzy exterior is the inclusion of Freesync, a fully adjustable stand, plenty of video connections and a USB hub too. It really is every bit the premium monitor… on the outside at least.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Arozzi Colonna Microphone Review
The microphone is an essential part of online life to allow you to have clear interaction with your friends and audience whether it is in-game, or recording a live stream; and for non-professionals that do not require an audio desk, a desktop USB microphone is your go-to friend. For some while now, the Blue Yeti has been the go-to solution for such tasks, whether it would be for streaming, recording videos on YouTube, or recording a Podcast with friends. Arozzi, a relatively young team based in Sweden, are now offering an alternative for high-quality USB microphone, of which the Colonna is their flagship part.


Read full article @ Vortez

Asrock DeskMini Z370 GTX 1060 Review
Today we're checking out Asrock's latest DeskMini PC, a name that may ring a bell if you read our review of the original a couple of years ago. The latest version features support for MXM mobile GPUs (GTX 1060 or GTX 1080) and Intel's 8th-gen Core series on a small 2.7L chassis.


Read full article @ TechSpot

ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 56 O8G GAMING Review
We have our first custom retail AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 GPU video card on the test bench in the form of the ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 56 O8G GAMING video card. ASUS has created a robust ROG STRIX version of RX Vega 56 with a factory overclock and overclocking ability. Let's see what it can do.

Last month we evaluated our first AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 custom-retail video card in the form of the ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 64 O8G GAMING video card. That video card had an MSRP of $649.99 and took the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 GPU to new heights in terms of gaming performance and overclocking. We were very impressed with the ASUS offering, and it did provide some overclocking headroom, pushing the RX Vega GPU as far as possible.

Today we follow that review with the little brother to the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64, with the AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 and ASUS’ implementation of it in the form of the ASUS ROG STRIX RX Vega 56 O8G GAMING video card. MSRP on this one is $549.99. Let’s see how far this one can push Radeon RX Vega 56.


Read full article @ HardOCP

Azio Retro Classic BT review: This vintage mechanical keyboard will delight serious typists
The Azio Retro Classic isn’t the cheapest vintage-style mechanical keyboard we’ve seen, but it’s certainly one of the most striking. From its deep, clicky keystrokes and wood or leather paneling to its LED-backlit keys and rechargeable battery, the Bluetooth-enabled Retro Classic (available for $220 from Azio at the time of this writing) will delight serious typists with old souls and money to burn.


Read full article @ PC World

Deepcool Captain 240EX RGB Review
Deepcool has taken their closed-loop coolers to the next level with the Captain 240EX RGB. Offering a good balance of price, performance, and features, it also capitalizes on the current industry trend of adding RGB lighting by featuring an RGB LED pump along with a bundled RGB LED strip for good measure.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

EVGA X299 FTW K Review
Does the package match the looks? The best word to describe EVGA's foray into motherboard territory is sporadic. Never the first to debut on a chipset from Intel, the firm takes time to produce distinctive-looking boards. A case in point is the new range comprising Intel's latest Z370 and X299 chipsets. Both platforms have three boards each. Our focus today is X299, and EVGA has the X299 Micro ($299), X299 FTW K ($349), and X299 Dark ($499).


Read full article @ Hexus

Great Wireless Audio For $49: A Review Of Sbode’s M400 Bluetooth Speaker
Bluetooth speakers are plentiful these days. There seem to be a proverbial ocean of options out there; how do you pick a good one? Back in my day (using my best old fuddy-duddy voice), you could just go to Amazon and look at the reviews, and for the most part, get a good idea as to whether the device you were looking at buying was the worth buying.

However, Amazon has been meijered with fake reviews, counterfeit products, and so on. If you haven’t heard about the fake reviews, simply google “Amazon fake reviews”. I am not trying to slam Amazon here – it is a great retailer in many ways – but it has its fair share of problems that it seems to have been ignoring for far too long.


Read full article @ Techgage

Honor 7X review: Premium on a budget
At first glance, Huawei's new Honor 7X looks like an expensive, premium handset. Then, you'd notice that the price tag is only $199. The Honor brand has always been about providing value for a low price, and the 7X is no different.

For that price, you get a sleek aluminum body, a 5.93-inch nearly bezel-less display, a dual-lens camera, and more. Indeed, for all intents and purposes, it feels quite premium.


Read full article @ Neowin

Lenovo Yoga 920 2-In-1 Ultrabook Review
A little while ago I reached out to Lenovo asking what would be a great laptop for this month long trip I was going on. Something that was not overly large, but still powerful enough for our daily activities like working on the site, editing photos & video, and more. Lenovo came back and said their Yoga 920 would be the perfect laptop for me. The Yoga 920 sits the company’s premium two-in-one ultraportable, the unit we are taking a look today packs in an 8th-generation Intel Core i7-8550U processor, integrated Intel HD 620 graphics, 8GB of DDR4 2400 RAM, a 256GB solid-state hard drive, and a 13.9-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) touch display with razor-thin 5mm bezels. The system also has an incredibly elegant design with Lenovo’s watchband hinge that allows you put the system in many different orientations. Finally you get two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports! I’ve had this system for over a month, read along and see if it was indeed the system I needed for my trip!


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Mionix Castor Ice Cream Edition Mouse Review
Swedish-based Mionix was founded in 2007 and is a producer of computer peripherals designed for enthusiasts, with an emphasis placed on craftsmanship and ergonomics. Manufacturer of the popular Naos and Castor series of mice, Mionix recently launched a lineup of products known as the GetFresh collection that is designed to help users give their setups a unique visual flair. Taking a proven design and updating it a bit, the Mionix Castor Ice Cream Edition puts a visual spin on one of the most comfortable, well-built gaming mice in the industry.


Read full article @ Legit Reviews

MSI Z370 Tomahawk Motherboard Review
Can MSI’s mid-priced Tomahawk push the limits of our high-end hardware? We review it to find out!

PC enthusiasts and early adopters of a new platform have come to expect high prices, even when shopping on a “tight” budget. Perhaps it’s because we know we’re paying for lower-volume products, where the development and production configuration costs are spread across fewer buyers. Whatever the psychology, the result was that we expected the high-end “Z” version of Intel’s mainstream platform to have a starting price of around $160. Anything less would require a sacrifice in component quality or basic features, right? And if a company is determined to maintain quality, which basic features should be cut to get that board down to $150?


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Neverwinter Guild Membership Guide
Guilds are a great way to enhance your gameplay. They provide you with a group of people you can run with and develop friendships. Some guilds utilize third-party chat programs, like Discord and Teamspeak. Sometimes they will have a website to hold information or an application to the guild. As you talk to other guild or alliance members, you’ll find that they have a wealth of information about the game. This information exchange that happens in guilds is the most valuable thing a guild can provide. They can tell you which quests are vital or skippable, which gear is best suited for your role and level, tips on maximizing your game time, answers to your questions, and much more. Guilds also have quests given in the Stronghold that can help you level more quickly. The most notable is the Dungeon Quests given by the Guild Cleric. By doing the dungeon quests each day, you are getting experience for completing the dungeon. It’s a great way to level up more quickly.


Read full article @ OCC

Neverwinter: Lost City of Omu Walkthrough
To start things off, you talk to Celest in Port Nyanzaru. She will give you a quest called “The Lost City.” You are to go to a travel gate and enter the Lost City of Omu. Once you get there, talk to Eku. She will ask you to talk to her friends (other quest givers), pick up the “Ruin Explorers” quest, and talk to Makos. (Side note: if you aren’t suspicious of Makos by now, then you haven’t been paying attention. There’s something fishy about him!)


Read full article @ OCC

Razer Electra V2 review: A great starter headset for PC and console
Razer's latest entry-level headset offers surround sound, superb comfort and a great price.

When you think of Razer it's easy to think of Chroma, Chroma and more Chroma, and that even stretches to headsets like the Man O War. By contrast, the Razer Electra V2 is somewhat ordinary looking.

There's no flashing lights, you connect to your PC or console using a cable and it doesn't cost a lot of money. The last of these is important because if you want a good headset that doesn't break the bank, the Electra V2 should be on your shortlist.


Read full article @ Windows Central

Team Group $99 480 GB SSD Review
A Solid State Drive (SSD) has an advantage for a gamer over a Hard Disk Drive (HDD) by saving time loading games and game levels. Although game framerates are identical, a SSD will give an enthusiast a noticeable performance boost by loading apps faster while using less power. Unfortunately, the past 18 months have seen SSD flash memory prices raise, making the transition to an SSD expensive.

It appears that SSD pricing has recently softened, and we purchased two Team Group L5 LITE 3D 2.5″ 480 GB SSDs (T253TD480G3C101) in January for $99 each, shipped from Newegg. And since then, although they list for $128, they have been on sale 3 times for $99. This review intends to determine if a $99 480 GB SSD is cost-effective and suitable for a gamer.


Read full article @ BabelTechReviews

Xbox One Spring 2018 Update: All the expected changes
Catch up on everything expected from the Xbox Spring Update for Xbox One, including 1440p support, Mixer controller sharing, and more.

Microsoft is gearing up for the next big Xbox One update, delivering an assortment of improvements to the console's operating system. Succeeding the "Xbox Fall Update" released last year, the "Xbox Spring Update" brings long-awaited support for 1440p displays, Mixer controller sharing and much more.

Following a shift to the "Redstone 4" development branch, Microsoft is already testing upcoming features through the Xbox Insider Program. Pre-release builds are currently accessible to the Alpha preview ring, prior to a public release expected in the months to come. With changes to be seen system-wide, we've rounded up every change confirmed so far.


Read full article @ Windows Central




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