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AMD Kabini Mainstream APU Notebook Platform Preview -- Thu, May 23, 2013
AMD today launched three new additions to its 2013 A-Series and E-Series Mobile Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) lineup. We take a look at the AMD A4-5000 APU with AMD Radeon HD 8330 graphics in the Kabini reference design notebook. Read on to see how this new entry-level notebook platform does against the original AMD Brazos platform and some Intel Ultrabooks.
OCZ Vertex 450 256GB SSD Review -- Thu, May 23, 2013
Finally, OCZ has ditched the faux (Marvell controller & OCZ firmware) Indilinx controlled Vertex 4 and replaced it with the splendid Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller we first had a look at in the impressive Vector series drive. They've paired it with 20nm flash hardware and a smaller form factor for what we'd consider a major product improvement. It's known as the Vertex 450 and it may just be your next SSD.
Gigabyte Shows Off Upcoming Intel Z87 Motherboards -- Tue, May 21, 2013
Gigabyte recently invited Legit Reviews to come out and take a look at some of their upcoming Intel Z87 motherboards and that is an offer that we could not resist. Gigabyte has roughly 30 Intel 7 series motherboards and expects to have about the same number of boards for the Intel 8 series. Gigabyte expects to have around 15 boards at launch, which is too many for any one site to cover. Today we'll be covering a handful of their upcoming Intel Z87 motherboards and going over some of the key features of those boards.
MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Series Motherboard Review -- Mon, May 20, 2013
Micro Star International, more commonly known as MSI recently sent us over one of their latest Intel Z77 Gaming motherboards. Part of the recently released Gaming series the MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming is meant for those looking for top tier gaming performance. The MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming is the top rung of MSI's Gaming Series, and today we will get to spend some time with it and put it through the paces! Read on to see how well it does!
ASUS Xonar DGX and Xonar DSX Audio Cards Reviews -- Fri, May 17, 2013
Do dedicated sound cards matter? We take a look at ASUS’s two budget PCI-E Xonar sound cards and set the record straight. Both cards feature multichannel surround sound output and virtual headphone surround sound while the DGX packs a dedicated headphone amplifier and the DSX comes with a swappable op amp socket. Read on to see if these cards can bring music to the ears!
WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Storage Drive Review -- Wed, May 15, 2013
WD today released the My Passport Ultra line of portable hard drives aimed at consumers that want the safest and easiest way to protect their digital content while traveling. We have the 1 TB WD My Passport Ultra portable hard drive with WD SmartWare Pro backup software with Dropbox integration and put it to the test.
ASUS PCE-AC66 Dual-Band 802.11 AC PCIe Wireless Card Review -- Tue, May 14, 2013
The ASUS PCE-AC66 is a 802.11ac Wi-Fi PCI Express adapter for desktop that allows you to to ditch the Ethernet cords and experience 802.11ac wireless speeds of up to 1.3Gbps through the 5GHz band. This is made possible because the ASUS PCE-AC66 uses Broadcom’s new 5th generation Wi-Fi 802.11ac chipset. Read on to see how it performs!
Kingston MobileLite Wireless Card Reader Review -- Mon, May 13, 2013
Mobile media sharing is becoming very popular with today's vast growing mobile market. We take a look at this production Kingston MobileLite Wireless unit and look at the software interface that drives it. There is one big thing missing from this unit, from what you saw on the preview unit, so read on to find out what we thought!
Seagate Desktop HDD.15 4TB vs WD Black 4TB Hard Drive Review -- Fri, May 10, 2013
A 4TB hard drive offers a ton of storage space and is rather affordable ($180-$300) despite the fact that only HGST, Seagate and Western Digital (WD) make 4TB drives. We managed to get our hands on 4TB drives from WD and Seagate and will be comparing them against each other to see which has the best bang for the buck. The WD Black and Seagate Desktop HDD.15 are both 4TB drives with 64MB of cache, but we are going to put them to the test to see which one is right for you.
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32GB Flash Drive Review -- Thu, May 09, 2013
The Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 USB 3.0 Flash drive has been redesigned with a slim new case and improved transfer speeds. We take the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32GB capacity drive for a test drive and see if this device is worthy of holding your important data on the go!
Buffalo AirStation N600 Dual-Band Wireless Router Review -- Wed, May 08, 2013
Today we take a look at Buffalo’s AirStation N600 802.11n wireless router that is shipped with a customized DD-WRT firmware. Those who are interested in the ultimate customization of their network should read on to see how the WZR-600DHP AirStation competes against several other popular wireless routers!
Be Quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850W BN603 PSU Review -- Tue, May 07, 2013
Today we are having a look at another product from Be Quiet!, the German supplier of high end PC parts, the Dark Power Pro 10 850W power supply. Despite boasting excellent performance and unique features, it comes in a very competitive range of the market. Does it have what it takes to survive the relentless competition? We will find out in this review.
ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400 10.1 inch Windows 8 Tablet Review -- Mon, May 06, 2013
Tablets are the wave of the future! They are becoming more powerful, more capable, and have more bells and whistles. Today we have one of the latest tablets from ASUS, the VivoTab Smart 10.1" tablet. The VivoTab Smart runs a full version of Windows 8, is powered by a dual core Intel Atom processor, and has 64GB of storage built in! Read on to see how it performs!
Spire Power Bank 4000 Battery Charger Review -- Fri, May 03, 2013
Spire recently introduced a new, and very slim Power Bank to their lineup, helping your mobile gadgets last just a little bit longer throughout the day. If you haven’t guessed from the product title, the Spire Power Bank 4000 boasts a cool 4,000mAh Li-ion battery. Read on to see how we liked this unit and how well it performed.
Intel Iris Graphics Announced For 4th Gen Core Processors -- Wed, May 01, 2013
Today Intel unveiled the performance capabilities of Intel Iris graphics, which will be available on select SKUs of our highly-anticipated 4th Gen Intel Core processor family. For the very first time Intel is showing off 3DMark performance benchmarks, so read on to find out what is in store for all of us when Haswell processors come out!