Hardware News and Review RoundUP november 12 2012

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We think sourcing prices from a huge online retailer gives us more realistic figures, though—so much so that we quoted Newegg prices long before this guide got a sponsor. Dedicated price search engines can find better deals, but they often pull up unrealistically low prices from small and potentially unreliable e-tailers. If you’re going to spend several hundred (or thousand) dollars on a PC, we think you’ll be more comfortable doing so at a large e-tailer with a proven track record and a decent return policy. That vendor doesn’t have to be as big as Newegg, but it probably shouldn’t be as small as Joe Bob’s Discount Computer Warehouse, either.


The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A85S3 and A75S3 boards also feature the Charger Booster function. It is a high powered charging solution for Apple or Android devices such as iPad, iPhone and Android phones and tablets. Charger Booster Technology is able to boost the charging time to be more efficiency and faster when a mobile device is connected to the motherboard. With Charger Booster technology, you are able to charge your devices up to 42 % faster.


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 5, 2012 – As big data, high-performance computing (HPC) and cloud-computing applications push the demand for real-time access of data into the zettabytes, Intel Corporation announced today its next-generation data center solid-state drive (SSD), the Intel® Solid-State Drive DC S3700 Series, designed to remove storage bottlenecks and maximize multi-core CPU performance. The Intel SSD DC S3700 Series delivers fast, consistent performance and low latencies along with strong data protection and high endurance to help IT personnel support today’s most demanding data center applications.


Intel Corp.’s demonstration of next unit of computing (NUC) ultra-small form-factor concept made a splash earlier this year and caused a huge disappointment as Intel only positioned NUC for embedded, digital signage and similar applications. However, Intel has quietly introduced two NUC barebones for consumers and will start to sell them next month in retail. Unfortunately, ultra-small, yet powerful PCs will be quite expensive.


The Galaxy Note 10.1 is starting to get some Jelly Bean love. German customers are getting the 4.1.1 update in a 300 MB package and the rest of the world should not take a long time to receive this highly anticipated update.



Review RoundUP

Cases: — CM Storm Scout 2NZXT Phantom 820Fractal Design Node 304

CPU Coolers and Case Fans: — EK Supremacy CPU Water BlockBitfenix Hydra Pro and Recon Fan ControllersThermaltake Water 2.0 Pro CPU Cooler

Video Cards: — EVGA GeForce GTX 680 SuperClocked Signature 2NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti

Memory: — Kingston HyperX Red 8GB

Mainbords: — Sapphire Pure Black 990FXASRock FM2A85X Extreme6ASRock Z77 OC Formula

Mouse: — Speedlink Kudos RS

Nettops: — Giada A51

Laptops: — Dell XPS 12

Processors: — AMD A8-5600K

Power Supply: — SilverStone ST45SF-G SFX 450WCorsair AX850i

SSD: — Intel SSD 335 240GBOCZ Agility 4 256GB

Storage: — ADATA 16GB Class 10 microSDHCVantec NST-D400SU3 NexStar USB 3.0 Dual Bay HDD Dock


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~ by benchmarkstest on November 12, 2012.

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