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2 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on June 28, 2016 under Gaming PC, Highlights, PC, Reviews
There is no doubt that the PC industry has set its sights on the living room. It is this trend which has brought us Steam Machines, the Steam Controller and lapboards such as the Roccat Sova and Cors... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on June 27, 2016 under Component, Highlights 2, SSD Drives
Plextor's M7V is the companies first to be based around TLC (triple level cell) NAND and is being offered as a more cost-effective solution to Plextor's existing MLC drive range. Plextor also claim ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Orestis Bastounis on June 25, 2016 under Highlights V, Network
Asus is now the first company to bring a 4x4 802.11ac Ethernet adapter to market, in the form of the dual-band PCE-AC88. A small PCI-Express card, it’s intended for use in desktop PCs and is capable... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 24, 2016 under Competitions
Over the last year we have been running some 'reviewer for a day' competitions where we ask that winners produce a written or video review of their prize. Recently, KitGuru reader Antonio Iacobone won... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on June 24, 2016 under Highlights, Keyboards, Peripheral
Cherry are famed for their legendary keyboard switches, but they are less well known for producing their own keyboards. They have recently entered the market, however, and we have already analysed the... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on June 23, 2016 under Highlights 2, Laptop / Mobile, Notebook
Traditionally, Ultrabooks command a high premium. After all, you are getting a high-performance laptop, crammed with the latest features, with typically slim and lightweight bodies. Let's not forget, ... more.
14 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on June 22, 2016 under Graphics, Highlights, Reviews
Today we take a look at the new Asus Republic Of Gamers Strix GTX 1070 - a custom, overclocked card featuring a triple fan cooling system and dedicated RGB lighting system. We tested its bigger brothe... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Brian Smith on June 21, 2016 under Competitions
Almost nothing in your system is so simple to change, and yet can have such a profound impact on your experience, as the graphic card driver. Poor drivers create issues, while the latest updates can m... more.
15 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 21, 2016 under Highlights, Virtual Reality
When I reviewed the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive virtual reality headsets, I added a caveat to both pieces saying t... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on June 20, 2016 under Cases, Highlights V
Cooler Master has been teasing us with the MasterCase Maker 5 for quite some time and finally the wait is over. We have previously seen the MasterCase 5 and Pro 5 (and rather liked the Pro) but what w... more.
8 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 20, 2016 under Gaming PC, Highlights 2, Reviews
If you are shopping around for a new system in the £1200 range and don't want to compromise on graphics power, then today's review is one you won't want to skip. Today we are looking at the Titan For... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on June 19, 2016 under Highlights, Laptop / Mobile, Mobile
In July 2015, Vodafone turned the mobile phone market upside down by releasing the Smart Ultra 6. It offered medium-to-high end hardware at a budget price of just £125. Now Vodafone are trying to d... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Orestis Bastounis on June 17, 2016 under Highlights 2, Network
The Asus RP-AC68U is a quad-antenna wireless repeater that’s designed to compliment the company’s high-end, high-bandwidth portfolio of routers and other networking kit. As one of the biggest pro... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 17, 2016 under Cases, Competitions
If you are a regular KitGuru reader then you will know we like to give away as much cool hardware as possible! This week, we are teaming up with NZXT to give away an S340 mid-tower PC case! You can fi... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Ryan Martin on June 17, 2016 under Component, Highlights V, Motherboard
MSI's Godlike Gaming X99 motherboard first made an appearance mid last year with a striking design and a brazen claim to X99 motherboard superiority. Positioned against the ASUS Rampage V Extreme, now... more.
11 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on June 16, 2016 under Graphics, Highlights, Reviews
Today we take a look at the new Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming graphics card featuring a custom triple fan cooling system, out of the box enhanced clock speeds, improved power phase delivery alongside an... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 16, 2016 under Competitions, Power Supplies
be quiet! is a company that finds itself in an awkward position of having too many of its new Pure Power 9 power supplies. So many in-fact that it's looking to give them away to four lucky winners - a... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Orestis Bastounis on June 16, 2016 under Highlights 2, Monitors
The Acer Predator XB271HK is a 27-inch IPS display that offers both 4K resolution and 60Hz G-Sync support - with a complete package of high-end features and nice touches to round it off. Acer was t... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on June 14, 2016 under Highlights V, Keyboards, Mouse, Peripheral
The idea of a 'lapboard' has been around for a couple of years, but it is only now we have started to see any products materialise. For those who don't know, a lapboard is a way of bringing tried-and-... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on June 14, 2016 under Highlights, SSD Drives
While the PCI-Express interface is currently the way forward for performance SSD drives, 3D NAND technology holds the key to SSD capacities never even dreamed of before; Samsung's 16TB PM1633a being t... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 13, 2016 under Competitions
We recently teamed up with Silverstone to offer three qualified readers the chance to review some of its finest cases, power supplies and coolers. All you had to do was explain why you were the right ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by James Morris on June 13, 2016 under CPU, Highlights 2, Reviews
The Genuino 101, or Arduino 101 if you're in the US, is Intel's collaboration with the Arduino project. If you're not familiar with it, the Arduino has attempted to do for hardware design what Linux a... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Simon Crisp on June 10, 2016 under Highlights V, SSD Drives
When we last looked at an SSD from SK hynix it was from their consumer portfolio. This time around we are looking at a drive from the other part of their storage business in the shape of the SE3010, ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Ryan Martin on June 8, 2016 under Component, Highlights, Motherboard
With Intel's new range of Broadwell-E enthusiast grade CPUs now available, including the 10-core ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Andrzej on June 8, 2016 under Competitions
Hot on the heels of our 'What to expect in 2016' survey came our 'Reader Hardware Survey' and our exclusive Independence Day 2: Resurgence competition. We offer a big THANK YOU to the tens of thousan... more.
72 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on June 7, 2016 under Graphics, Highlights 2
On May 17th Nvidia released their Founders Edition GTX 1080 and today we follow up on the launch review by looking at the first custom partner card to hit our offices. The Asus ROG Strix GTX1080 is fu... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on June 6, 2016 under Highlights V, Virtual Reality
The HTC Vive has proved to be quite a formidable piece of kit. Not only did it surprise when it stole much of Oculus' pre-release thunder with roomscal... more.
37 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on June 3, 2016 under Graphics, Highlights
Back on May 17th Nvidia released their flagship, cutting edge GTX 1080, and today we look at the second card based on their Pascal architecture. The GTX 1070 Founders Edition is built on the 16nm FinF... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on June 2, 2016 under Highlights V, Reviews
We are back with another gaming chair review! This time around we are taking a look at the Epic Real Leather Gaming Chair from noblechairs. This is pitched as the first gaming chair in the world to us... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Allan 'Zardon' Campbell on June 1, 2016 under Highlights V, Power Supplies
Today we take a look at one of the latest power supplies from Silverstone - the SST-SX550. This is an SFX power supply designed to fit inside small form factor cases. It features 80 PLUS gold certific... more.
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