Review Roundup februari 19 2011


Scan 3XS GTK

tested by hexus

Intel’s quad-core, non-hyperthreaded Core i5 2500K chip is no mean performer in an out-of-the-box spec, but really shines when pushed. Scan takes advantage of this fact by ramping up the clock to a lofty 4.7GHz, cooled by a heavy-duty Akasa heatsink known as the Venom. No chances are taken with the vagaries of the base clock; it’s a straight jump to a 47x multiplier here.

Backed by a sensible array of supporting components and presented nicely in a budget Lancool chassis, the Scan 3XS GTK SLI sets a new standard on just what to expect for an outlay that won’t have the bank manager wincing. By the way, those who want even more performance can simply choose a Core i7 2600K at the time of purchase.


Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11

tested by businesscomputingworld

The Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 is the smallest screened and lightest laptop in the ThinkPad Edge range. If anyone remembers the ThinkPad X100e, this is that laptop’s logical successor.

The ThinkPad Edge 11 is supplied with either an AMD or Intel processor. If you choose the AMD option Dell says you can get up to 6 hours of life, or 6.4 hours with the Intel option. You’ll probably have to wind services down to approach those figures, though.

You will need to go to the top of the range to get the better processor and RAM configuration, and even then you will need to be able to survive without an optical drive—or factor an external one into the budget.


Gigabyte G1-Killer Assassin

tested by en.expreview

This mobo has a distinct black and green color scheme. Based on the Intel X58 Express chipset and Socket LGA 1366 processors, which include the hexa-core Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition.


~ by benchmarkstest on February 21, 2011.

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