Archive for the ‘Highlights’ Category
0 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on May 28, 2015 under Cooling, Highlights
We have been waiting since March for the be quiet! Dark Rock TF CPU cooler and now the day has finally arrived. Other members of the Dark Rock family use a vertical box cooler design however the Dark ... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 25, 2015 under Highlights, Mouse
Today we look at the new eVGA Torq X5 gaming mouse built around the high grade Pixart 3988 optical sensor. It has 8 programmable buttons built in and a max reporting rate of 1000hz. It is attractivel... more.
3 CommentsPosted by James Morris on May 22, 2015 under Design & Create, Graphics, Highlights, Workstation
From the advent of affordable internet in the 90s to the explosion of broadband services over the past 5 years, content has been getting better and better. From building designers to game developers,... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Orestis Bastounis on May 21, 2015 under Highlights, Monitors
The AOC Q2778VQE is a 27-inch 16:9 monitor with a WQHD (2,560 x 1,440) TN (twisted nematic) display and a refresh time of just 1ms, making it a good choice for gamers. It retails for a reasonable £28... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on May 19, 2015 under Cases, Cooling, Highlights
The NZXT formula for creating the Noctis 450 appears to be quite straightforward. Take the impressive H440 (which was built primarily for low noise), enhance the LED lighting with the Under Glow strip... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on May 15, 2015 under Cases, Cooling, Highlights
Fractal Design has taken an innovative approach with the Define S. This ATX case bears a strong resemblance to the Define R5 but when you take a look inside you find … nothing. It is almost entirely... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Zardon on May 12, 2015 under Highlights, Power Supplies
be quiet! have earned a solid reputation over the years with the enthusiast audience. Their range of cases, CPU coolers and power supplies have consistently scored well on KitGuru - and today we look ... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on May 11, 2015 under Highlights, Keyboards
Do you ever find yourself wondering why the modern keyboard design has not changed much in recent years? Who uses a CAPSLOCK key any more? And do we really need a numpad? While certain functions might... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on April 30, 2015 under Cases, Highlights
Generally speaking we think about small form factor cases such as the Micro-ATX Thermaltake Core V21 in terms of the limitations they impose. You are restricted to a small motherboard, you may not be ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on April 30, 2015 under Android, Highlights, Laptop / Mobile, Mobile
'Phablet' is a term thrown around a lot these days, with some quick to brand anything bigger than 5-inches a phablet. Well today we look at the HTC Desire 820, a 5.5-inch smartphone which definitely f... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Zardon on April 28, 2015 under Highlights, Laptop / Mobile
Today we take a look at the new 15.6 inch MSI GE62 2QD (Apache) laptop. Featuring a metallic chassis comprised of traditional aluminum and Mg-Li alloy MSI claim it is 44% stiffer and 23% lighter than ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on April 23, 2015 under Android, Highlights, Laptop / Mobile, Mobile
The OPPO R5 was, until very recently, the slimmest smartphone in the world. Measuring just 4.85mm thick - it makes the iPhone 6 look chunky by comparison. That said, does the R5 sacrifice performance ... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on April 21, 2015 under Highlights, NAS
The new Synology DS1515 five bay NAS a budget version of the DS1515+ that launched a few months ago and while the price of the DS1515 is significantly lower, the specification hasn't changed a great d... more.
9 CommentsPosted by Zardon on April 13, 2015 under Graphics, Highlights
If you are considering a new Ultra HD 4K monitor then it is likely you will need a new system update to drive those 8,294,400 pixels. Right now the cost of 4k capable graphics cards is prohibitive fo... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Zardon on April 10, 2015 under Highlights, Laptop / Mobile
Even knowing there are heat and throttling issues, it is difficult not to be impressed with the diminutive Razer Blade 14 inch laptop. Consider it the more powerful, evil twin to the 13 inch MacBook P... more.
12 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on April 2, 2015 under Highlights, SSD Drives
The push for greater performance from storage devices is seeing enthusiast drives transition towards PCIe-linked connections for increased bandwidth. While faster hardware is great, on paper, it is of... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Zardon on April 1, 2015 under Channel, Highlights
The Intel/Micron flash memory consortium has made the bold claim that 3D NAND could lead to 10TB of storage capacity in a 2.5-inch form factor SSD or 3.5TB in an M.2 drive. That sounds pretty amazing ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Zardon on March 31, 2015 under Channel, Graphics, Highlights, Monitors
Today two of our hardware editors Luke Hill and Leo Waldock sat down to chat about an array of topics, such as the recent release of Nvidia's £900 monster Titan X Maxwell graphics card and they weigh... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 30, 2015 under Highlights, Keyboards
Even though most serious gamers use mechanical keyboards these days, many do not realise that the technology behind those key-switches is over 30 years... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Zardon on March 25, 2015 under Graphics, Highlights
An increasing percentage of our readers have been building systems for use next to a high definition television set, inside compact cases. Our review product today - the Asus GTX 970 DC Mini is design... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Dominic Moass on March 24, 2015 under Android, Highlights, Mobile
Over the last decade ASUS have built up a reputation in creating quality graphics cards and motherboards, however they have yet to make a massive splash in the mobile phone sector. In for review today... more.
9 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on March 18, 2015 under Highlights, Motherboard
Guaranteed reliability and enhanced thermal performance are the crucial principles upon which Asus' TUF series motherboards are forged. A variety of military-grade certification tests, as well as five... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on March 17, 2015 under Highlights, PC
If you take a look at our review of Gigabyte BRIX S you will pretty much have the low-down on the latest version of Intel NUC (Next Unit of Computing). DinoPC sent us a mini PC that uses NUC5i3RY... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on March 13, 2015 under Cases, Highlights
A year back we reviewed the Antec Nineteen Hundred which was big, bold and expensive. While the styling of the Nineteen Hundred was a success the fixed drive towers were a considerable problem and the... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Zardon on March 10, 2015 under Graphics, Highlights
Today we look at the Inno3D GeForce GTX 960 iChill X3 Air Boss Ultra, one of the most ludicrously named graphics cards in history. This card ships with a monstrous cooling system which will need to pe... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Leo Waldock on March 5, 2015 under Highlights, Laptop / Mobile, PC
When we previewed the MSI GS30 Shadow and GamingDock at the end of 2014 we were blown away by the combination of Core i7-4870HQ CPU in the laptop and the desktop GTX 980 graphics card in the GamingDoc... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on March 3, 2015 under Competitions, Highlights, SSD Drives
If you've been a regular KitGuru reader for the past few months, then chances are you'll have spotted at least one of Leo's videos discussing the ongoing challenge from OCZ - to kill 5 ARC 100 SSD's b... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on February 27, 2015 under Highlights, Motherboard
Longevity and reliability are particularly important purchasing decisions for a component such as a motherboard. Quite simply, your system's motherboard failing can be considered not too far off a per... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Zardon on February 24, 2015 under Highlights, Power Supplies
We spend most of our review time analysing ATX power supplies, however we wanted to break with tradition today and take a look at the new Seasonic TFX 350 watt unit. This tiny supply is fully modular ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on February 22, 2015 under Highlights, Keyboards
We continue to make our way through the growing list of 'RGB' peripherals today with a look at the Tesoro Excalibur RGB Edition Mechanical Keyboard. While other RGB keyboards will set you back upwards... more.
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