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Alienware 13 Review + Graphics Amplifier: Portability and Desktop Power
Corsair Carbide 330R Titanium Edition Review
Corsair CS850M 850W Power Supply Review
DeepCool GamerStorm Captain 240 All-in-One Liquid CPU Cooler
Hands-on review: Acer Chromebook C740 review
Home Server Deluxe - January 2015
Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen. Smartphone Review
Nanoxia Deep Silence 4 mATX/mITX PC Case Review
Neat Video of Thermal Conductivity in Action
On Test The Track With Dell's Venue 8 7000 And Intel's Moorefield
Roku 3 Review
Samsung Portable SSD T1 250GB Review
Samsung Portable SSD T1 500GB Review
Samsung Portable SSD T1 Review (1TB) - Price, Speed, Capacity and Security
Samsung Portable SSD T1 Review
Samsung T1 Portable USB 3.0 SSD Review
Samsung T1 SSD Review (portable 1TB)
Samsung's Portable SSD T1 reviewed
SilverStone Raven RV05



Alienware 13 Review + Graphics Amplifier: Portability and Desktop Power

One of the main issues with gaming laptops is the limitations of the form factor. This is why the Alienware 13 is such an interesting laptop; paired an optional accessory called the Graphics Amplifier that houses a standard desktop GPU and power supply, you get essentially the same power as a typical gaming desktop while docked at home, and a level of upgradeability otherwise not possible with another laptop.

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Corsair Carbide 330R Titanium Edition Review

The Carbide 330R has a ton of great features, some of which is necessary to be considered a good chassis. None the less, let me cover a few major selling points and explain the difference between the Titanium and original edition. First up, having support for nearly every aftermarket CPU cooler is a major advantage. I have time and time again given advice for purchasing a cooler, only to find out that a height limit is an issue. At 175mm and a good amount of surrounding space, there isn't much that will not fit. Going along with the CPU cooler; having space up to 450mm for a single video card allows for any video card to fit. Installing a second card is limited because of the inability to remove the hard drive cage. Have no fear though, since the space is enough for any standard video card on the market today.
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Corsair CS850M 850W Power Supply Review

Corsair has really made a name for themselves in the power supply market over the past few years. This is mainly because of their high-end AX and HX series, but at the end of the day not everyone needs a super high-end power supply. Corsair’s CS series is marketed more towards the typical user / builder who is looking for low energy use and easy installation. Today we are taking a look at the CS850M which is an 80PLUS Gold certified power supply. It also features flat modular cables and a 3-year warranty. Does this power supply hold the same high-quality and performance that we’ve seen from other Corsair power supplies? Let’s take a look!

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DeepCool GamerStorm Captain 240 All-in-One Liquid CPU Cooler

The All-in-One liquid CPU cooler market is bursting with coolers with so many brands to choose from. In case you did not know however, most of the liquid CPU coolers are manufactured by a single company called Asetek. Not that Asetek makes a bad product, their products work fine but the fact that most are OEMed by one company means … Read more.

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Hands-on review: Acer Chromebook C740 review

If you're the parent of a child who's desperate to bring his/her laptop to school each day, you're probably going to want to buy him/her a Chromebook. These low-cost, lightweight devices don't offer much in the way of storage or processing speed, but they're stylish devices that are perfect for document creation and web browsing. For less than $300 (about £178, AU$319), you can buy top-of-the-line Chromebooks like the Acer Chromebook 13, which is powered by Nvidia's ARM Cortex A15-based Tegra K1, and packs a 13.3-inch full HD resolution screen into a 3.31 pound machine - one of the lightest Chromebooks on the market.

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Home Server Deluxe - January 2015

The Deluxe edition of the Home Server distinguishes itself from the standard home server by its smaller size and more powerful hardware. This server is more versatile and takes up less space, and is a lot more expensive.

Please note: the PC Buyer’s Guide is compiled based on independent component tests performed by Hardware.Info. If no new, superior products are released that should replace one or more of the components, then the component(s) will remain the same as the previous month.

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Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen. Smartphone Review

The Motorola Moto G 2nd Gen. is a smartphone with a five-inch HD (1280 x 720) touchscreen that runs the Android 4.4 "KitKat" operating system, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2 GHz quad-core processor. It has 1 GiB of RAM and 16 GiB storage space, a 8 MP main camera, a 2 MP frontal camera, and supports two SIM chips. Let's see how it is better than the first version.

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Nanoxia Deep Silence 4 mATX/mITX PC Case Review

How would you reply to a very good friend if he asked your opinion about which is the best mATX compatible PC case in the market currently? Obviously i can't speak on your behalf but when a good friend asked this of me roughly a week ago i honestly didn't know what to tell him since i doubt there's a perfect one out there. So instead of answering his question i asked him what he thought was the most important feature/aspect for his dream mATX case. Of course we all know how hard it is to choose a PC case based on a single thing but everything has to start from someplace. So after discussing this for a while over a cup of coffee he decided that he wanted a high quality and virtually noiseless mATX tower which he could also use in his bedroom during the night without worrying about waking up by it. With that in mind my answer was very clear and actually had to do with today’s review of the Deep Silence 4 mITX/mATX PC Case by Nanoxia.

The idea for Nanoxia was developed in 2006 when a German engineering team sat down to develop fans that would meet the highest standards. The new fans have been presented to the press for the first time during CeBIT in March 2007. In addition to their distinctive design, the revolutionary fans were notable for their high quality. Over the years, several fan-series as well as other components - such as cooling water additives and thermal compounds - were offered. The main products, however, remain high quality fans, vibration dampers and the to this day unsurpassed PWMX fan controller. A dedicated and experienced team has begun to build on the success of the legendary fan-series with new, innovative products. At first, the FX Evo fan-series was released in early 2012 and shortly thereafter a whole new line of premium sleeved cables came out. As a new mile stone was reached after years of development, when during Computex 2012 the brand new Nanoxia Deep Silence case series was introduced to the world.

Just like with the entire Deep Silence line of PC cases the Deep Silence 4 promises high build quality with plenty of interior space and many features including very good airflow levels, several radiator spots, room for many 3.5/2.5" drives and noiseless operation thanks to the noise insulating material Nanoxia uses on the interior. Design-wise Nanoxia has followed the same exact path as they have with the entire Deep Silence line and although we don't really consider that to be a bad thing still we do feel that they should also think about catering to the needs of younger audiences who may want something flashier on or under their desks. Also because of the design Nanoxia obviously couldn't shrink the Deep Silence 4 a lot so it's not what we'd call the smallest mATX/mITX compatible PC case out in the market currently but then again if it was it wouldn't offer the same interior space.

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Neat Video of Thermal Conductivity in Action

Frostytech has a neat video showing the fundamental difference in heat conductivity between solid copper and a heatpipe. Picked this up at Computex a while back. Note how quickly the top of the heatpipe increases to 56.1C in the 60seconds after submersion into the cup of hot water!

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On Test The Track With Dell's Venue 8 7000 And Intel's Moorefield

Dell has been strategically showing off their new Venue 8 7000 series tablet over the past few months, starting back at the Intel Developer's Forum in September of last year, then again at Dell World in November, and of course at CES 2015. At each event we got some hands-on time with Dell's interesting new tablet and the new Intel Moorefield Atom platform that powers it, along with Intel's RealSense camera setup, but until this week we haven't gotten much more than a few spare minutes with the device. Upon our return from CE, however, Dell had a couple of packages waiting on our doorsteps, which included both the hot new 2015 Dell XPS 13 ultrabook and their new darling tablet as well.

We've been busy putting both devices through their paces this week and have some preliminary numbers with the Venue 8 7000 to share with you now. What's interesting about this new device, in addition to Intel's RealSense camera is its Atom Z3580 quad-core processor, which is based on Intel's latest Moorefield architecture…

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Roku 3 Review

The latest update of the Roku media player, hitherto known as the Roku 3, features a number of welcome refinements over the cheaper Roku 2 and entry-level 720p Roku LT.It offers wired and wireless connectivity and a much faster dual-core Broadcom chipset. In short, it's the best built Roku player seen to date, rivaling set-top mainstay Amazon Fire TV as the king of the proverbial castle. A cursory glance might suggest that nothing much has changed in Rokuville. This new player is still a glossy black puck, although with slightly less girth, at 90mm across. In situ, it looks like little a futuristic pebble sprouting cables.The distinctive Roku fabric tab is still in evidence and there's a tiny status LED which glows when the unit's on.While the Roku 3 has integrated dual-band Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n compatible), the wired Ethernet option is invariably the best choice when it comes to streaming. The unit sports an HDMI output and USB for local media playback. Completing the I/O roster is a MicroSD storage expansion slot used to increase the capacity of the player (which is apparently limited to 512Mb). Cards might typically be used to store game apps or an overflow of Roku channels.

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Samsung Portable SSD T1 250GB Review

Sexy and luxurious are two adjectives you don't often see when one is talking about portable storage drives. Samsung is no stranger to beautiful designs and the South Korean electronics giant has an actual global design team that is tasked with the job of bringing good looking products to market. Someone at Samsung wanted to come out with a tiny yet stylish, external portable SSD that uses the USB 3.0 interface to become the fastest drive on the market. The result of this was the Samsung Portable SSD T1, which is hands down the exciting USB 3.0 external storage drive that we have seen since the adaptation of SuperSpeed USB 3.0. Read on to see how it performs on our test system!

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Samsung Portable SSD T1 500GB Review

Let’s face it. External hard drives kind of suck. They’re slow, they’re heavy (even the portable ones), and one drop no matter how minor may result in complete data loss. It’s a reality of life that most of us have dealt with at least once or twice in our lives. While it’s a consolation that flash drives are available to store your data instead, most flash drives these days cap out at 128GB or 256GB with only a few, really expensive drives capable of storing 512GB or more. Even then, performance isn’t usually all that great since most flash drives use slow flash drive controllers and bottom of the barrel NAND.

Because of this void in the external storage market, Samsung recently introduced the Samsung Portable SSD (PSSD) T1, which utilizes the latest in SSD technology to provide content creators, enthusiasts, and professionals with access to extremely portable, extremely fast and extremely reliable external storage.

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Samsung Portable SSD T1 Review (1TB) - Price, Speed, Capacity and Security

So I am holding this Samsung Portable T1 1TB SSD in my hand and thinking how far we have come to make possible the actual storage of a quarter million songs, 200,000 pictures, 1 million e-books or 500 hours of video on a device 3/4 the size of a business card and 30 grams in weight. To put that weight into perspective, 30 grams is equal to two tablespoons of flour. Capacity and weight aside, that wasn’t enough for Samsung and they included performance, value and probably the most consumer friendly security we have ever seen, thus ensuring once again that their SSD is going to make a mark on the industry.

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Samsung Portable SSD T1 Review

Samsung are a company that need little introduction. In almost any product range they set their hand to they have gained world-wide recognition for outstanding reliability. Samsung has realised their full potential in the SSD market by dominating with their 830, 840 and 850 Series drives and today’s product review seeks to monopolize on this success.

At the beginning of January Samsung used CES 2015 to announce their new T1 Portable SSD and today we’ll be casting a critical eye over this new drive.

The focus with T1 is super-fast storage on-the-go. This new drive utilises Samsung’s 3D V-NAND technology, resides in a compact shell, uses USB 3.0 interface and is available in 250GB, 500GB or 1000GB capacities.

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Samsung T1 Portable USB 3.0 SSD Review

The lads at Samsung figured, hmm ... why just out SSDs for laptops, server and PC solutions ? Our latest tech is affordable, very fast and over USB 3.0 an excellent alternative for storage on the go. As such we review the Samsung T1 Portable SSD, the new portable storage unit allows you to connect it towards USB 3.0, combined with the DNA of an SSD it makes the T1 a VERY fast storage unit. In fact this product houses the very latest 3D Vertical NAND. Our sample has been equipped with a 500 GB NAND flash storage and if you are on the move, this great looking yet very small device might just be what the doctor ordered.

The Samsung T1 Portable SSD external storage drive is at 9mm probably the thinnest external HDD storage unit you have seen to date. And hey now, it is compatible with USB 3.0. USB 3.0 (also known as SuperSpeed USB) has a maximum bandwidth rate of 5 gbps (gigabits per second). That would be to 625 MBps (megabytes per second), ten times faster than USB 2.0 (aka Hi-Speed USB). And yeah at 71mm length it is among the smallest and he thinnest portable SSDs overall (71.0 x 9.2 x 53.2 mm). The first series of drives are available in three volume sizes, 250GB/500GB/1TB. The 250GB starts at roughly 175 EURO. As stated the Samsung T1 Portable SSD has 9.2mm thickness and comes with a nice carbon feel surface that has scratch resistance features. The drive also has a bright LED indicator for indicating power and data transfer status. The T1 uses 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) SSD technology that you know from the latest Evo 850 series.

Here's a schocking moment; the drive has sequential read/write speeds of up to 450 megabytes per second (MB/s) on that USB 3.0 super speed interface and random read/write speeds of up to 8,000 inputs/outputs per second (IOPS) and 21,000 IOPS respectively.

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Samsung T1 SSD Review (portable 1TB)

If you are anything like us then portable storage is a must… whether it is a chunky 2.5″ enclosure with decent capacity or a nippy little thumb drive for quick transfers between systems. Experience tells us that rarely do we get the best of both worlds though, high capacity, small size and unrestricted speed. That is something Samsung aim to change with their range of ultra compact Portable SSDs and today we look at the 1TB version, in our Samsung T1 Review.

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Samsung's Portable SSD T1 reviewed

Samsung's Portable SSD T1 packs the 850 EVO into a pocketable case that's practically weightless. We've tested this miniature marvel to see how 3D V-NAND performs behind a USB interface.

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SilverStone Raven RV05

The SilverStone RV05 is the latest Raven mid-tower chassis with a 90°-turned internal layout. Sporting the same elaborate looks as all other cases in the family, it aims to please the mainstream with its compact size and interesting price tag. Will the RV05 capture our heart or instill fear?

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