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Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410 Review

Last week we reviewed the Atom powered ASRock ION3D which we felt offered a cost effective solution for media computing demands. Today we are looking at a similarly compact, higher specification system from Dell, featuring an AMD Phenom processor with HD5450 mobility graphics. Although Dell sometimes get a bad name …

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Synology Diskstation DS411j Review

Over the last month we have looked at the full range of Synology products from the entry level USB Station 2, to the range topping DS 1010+ with partnering DX510 expansion bay. No matter your demands Synology say they have a solution for you … without breaking the bank. Today …

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Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP Review

Arctic Cooling have been releasing some great products this year and we have reviewed many of them on KitGuru, such as the incredible Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus cooler, which we really liked. Today we are looking at the baby brother of the Freezer 13, the new Freezer 11 LP …

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Qnap TS-259 Pro+ Review

QNAP are well respected for their high end business solutions and today we look at one of their newest products aimed at the mid market audience – the Qnap 259 Pro+, based around a 1.8ghz dual core Atom processor with 1GB of DDR2 memory onboard. With a retail price around …

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NZXT LED Kit Review

Today we have a new product from the NZXT line of accessories in our test lab.  The product we are going to look at is a set of LED’s with a black mesh sleeve that runs the entire length of the cable. These LED’s come in a wide range of …

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XFX HD6850 CrossFireX review

When nVidia released the GTX460, everyone was literally blown away – this was a mid range card that utterly dominated the market and delivered staggering levels of performance, particularly when overclocked. AMD had left a big hole in its range, from the 5770 to the 5850 – with only the …

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Sapphire Radeon HD6850 and HD6870 Review

KitGuru is old in the tooth and likes naming conventions which don’t change. With the launch of the Radeon HD 6000 series, AMD has altered its naming strategy. The high end cards will now be the 6900 series (due November) and the 6800 cards that we’re looking at today, will …

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HIS HD6870 CrossFireX Review

AMD have been in charge of the DX11 battlefield since their HD5000 series cards were released last year. It took nVidia many more months to come to market with competitive solutions and while their GTX480 and GTX470 received a half hearted welcome, the GTX460 has literally taken the mid market …

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Akasa Venom Cooler Review

Enthusiast PC users are rarely satisfied with the performance or appearance of reference bundled CPU coolers. These coolers are either not good enough, too loud or lack aesthetic appeal to be installed inside a very carefully designed system. This alone explains the huge demand for aftermarket cooling solutions and the …

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Brenthaven 5 in 1 iPad Case Review

The iPad has been a resounding success this year for Apple, and justifiably so – it is a fantastic product with a huge diversity of application support. One of the big problems however is that in its ‘naked’ form it is very vulnerable and somewhat easily dropped. This weekend, as …

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Synology USB Station 2 Review

KitGuru has reviewed many Synology products recently and our findings have shown that they have been incredibly successful targeting both the business and home enthusiast markets with high performance solutions. As many people are immediately discouraged by typical NAS pricing however today we are going to look at one of …

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Roccat Kone[+] Laser Gaming Mouse Review

We were recently impressed by the Roccat Pyra gaming mouse which was designed specifically for gamers on the move.  This only appeals to a small section of the market however as most gamers will prefer a full-size mouse with a better specification. Today we are going to look at Roccat’s …

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Cooler Master CM 690 II Case Review

There has never been a better time to purchase a sexy, svelte chassis for a new system build. You no longer have to pay a small fortune either as prices continue to drop and discerning customers keep demanding higher levels of build quality. Unfortunately in such a crowded marketplace it …

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nVidia Geforce GT430 Review

nVidia launched DX11 a full 6 months behind AMD’s Radeon 5000 series and it’s been playing catch-up ever since. Today we are looking at the GT430, the latest and lowest priced model in the new Fermi range. It will be nVidia’s first Fermi fired into the huge sub-£100 market. Winning …

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Xigmatek Utgard Case Review

2010 has been a fantastic year for quality chassis design and today we are going to have our first look at a chassis from Xigmatek, a company better known for their coolers and power supplies. Following with traditional Xigmatek marketing concepts, the Utgard is a product clearly paying homage to …

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Synology Diskstation DS210+ NAS Review

The Synology NAS series this year has proven to be very impressive with capable, fast, versatile systems available at every price point. We recently reviewed the high end DS1010+ and DX510 expansion unit and felt it was one of the best configurations available for the business audience. Today we are …

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Thermaltake Jing Cooler Review

It has been a great year for Thermaltake, they have been releasing a wealth of competitive and high performing products within many enthusiast sectors. Their Frio and Contac29 coolers have met with critical acclaim and have successfully targeted two very different sectors. While the Contac 29 is a modestly priced …

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