How to Try Windows 10 S for Free With No Risk and more
Posted on: 08/11/2017 01:26 PM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

BIOSTAR G300 240GB SSD Review
Bitfenix Nova TG
Corsair Neutron NX500 800GB SSD Review
Gamdias Zeus M1 RGB Mouse Review
How to Try Windows 10 S for Free With No Risk
HP & Acer Introduce AMD Ryzen Gaming Desktops
Intel EOLs Atom Chip Used for Microsoft HoloLens
Optoma NuForce uDAC5 Review
Phanteks Evolv Shift X review: living room worthy
TP-Link Deco Mesh Wi-Fi
Unboxing and Building the Thermaltake CORE P1 Mini ITX Open Air Case

BIOSTAR G300 240GB SSD Review
Thanks to BIOSTAR, we’ll be taking a quick look at their G300 SSD 240GB which is currently bundled with their Z270GT6 motherboard. You can purchase it separately through your local retailers.

Aimed at the entry-level to mainstream market, this SSD should offer excellent value for money. Although the package or the specifications did not mention it, we found out that the BIOSTAR G300 utilizes the Silicon Motion SM2256K SSD Controller, sitting on a 6 layer PCB. It has 256Mb of onboard DDR3 cache, and offers a maximum read performance of 550MB/s with a write speed of 480MB/s.


Read full article @ FunkyKit

Bitfenix Nova TG
The Bitfenix Nova TG is aiming to be an interesting choice for the entry level. While the original Nova, launched nearly 2 years ago, managed to sport a 30 USD price tag, this also meant sacrificing functionality and layout when it came to the interior. The Nova TG does not only come with a tempered Glass side panel but upgraded internals and a splash of color. Is it worth the higher price tag of 50 USD?


Read full article @ techPowerUp

Corsair Neutron NX500 800GB SSD Review
Corsair might not be the first name that springs to mind when thinking about SSDs but the company has a portfolio of drives for the mainstream and high-performance ends of the drive market. The latest drive joining the latter market segment is the Neutron NX500.


Read full article @ KitGuru

Gamdias Zeus M1 RGB Mouse Review
The Gamdias Zeus M1 RGB optical USB corded gaming mouse provides performance and functionality to gamers on a budget. It comes with an accurate 7000 DPI optical sensor, eight programmable buttons, a built-in weight system, and the dual level RGB stream lighting design. At just 118 x 67 x 38.5 mm, the Zeus M1 is smaller than a most mice, which makes it suitable for small to medium hands. The Gamdias HERA gaming software allows for easy customization with support for multiple Gamdias peripherals should you have them. Benchmark Reviews will be taking a look at the Zeus M1 to see how it compares to the competition.


Read full article @ Benchmark Reviews

How to Try Windows 10 S for Free With No Risk
Windows 10 S is Microsofts new stripped-down version of Windows 10. Its nearly identical, with the major exception that you can only run apps from the Windows Store. Traditional desktop software, like Google Chrome or Paint.NET, wont work at all. This slimmed-down operating system is aimed at the education sphere. Yet Microsoft is selling some high-end machines, like the Surface Laptop, with 10 S installed.


Read full article @ MakeUseOf

HP & Acer Introduce AMD Ryzen Gaming Desktops
HP and Acer introduce their new Ryzen gaming desktops - the HP OMEN and Acer Aspire GX-281. And AMD updates us on the AMD Ryzen family for 2H 2017 onwards!


Read full article @ TechARP

Intel EOLs Atom Chip Used for Microsoft HoloLens
Intel is retiring its Atom x5-Z8100P SoC that is used inside Microsoft’s HoloLens augmented reality headset. With the last units shipped in late October, it looks like the software giant is on track with its next-generation HoloLens that is due to arrive in the coming quarters.

Intel asks its customers to place their final orders on the Atom x5-Z8100P SoC (belonging to the Cherry Trail family) by September 30 and says that the final shipments will be made on October 30. Given the fact that Intel seems to have only one customer using the microprocessor, the short amount of time between the announcement of the product discontinuance and the actual EOL was probably negotiated before. Moreover, since we are talking about a semi-custom chip, Microsoft was probably the initiator of the EOL, which indicates that the company is on track with its next-gen HoloLens.

The current-generation Microsoft HoloLens wearable augmented reality PC was released in 2016 and is based on Intel’s Atom x5-Z8100P SoC as well as a custom-designed Microsoft holographic processing unit (HPU) that processes data from various sensors. The HoloLens is equipped with over a dozen of sensors, including a 2 MP video camera, an inertial measurement unit (which means, a set of accelerometers, gyroscopes and maybe even a magnetometer), one depth camera, four environment understanding cameras, four microphones, an ambient light sensor as well as mixed reality capture IC.


Read full article @ Anandtech

Optoma NuForce uDAC5 Review
Founded in 2002, Optoma is a multinational company which produces audio and video systems, being specialized in projectors, professional audio-video solutions, laser projectors, both LED and DLP. Optoma has headquarters in Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific and China, also Optoma is part of the Coretronic group.
NuForce is a company specialized in Hi-Fi audio products such as headsets, DACs and amps, that was founded in 2005, with its headquarters in Milpitas, California. In 2014, NuForce was aqquired by Optoma, becoming the brand NuForce Optoma.


Read full article @ Tech-Legend

Phanteks Evolv Shift X review: living room worthy
Last Computex, one of the most remarkable cases that we came across were the new Phanteks Evolv Shift models. We were looking forward to having these in our test lab. July 25th marked the official introduction of both models. We got started with the Phanteks Evolv Shift X, the more luxurious and bigger model of the two cases that were introduced. If you are looking for a case that you easily place in your living room, you should definitely keep reading. 


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

TP-Link Deco Mesh Wi-Fi
Over the past 10 years having wireless access in your home has gone from being nice to have to basically a requirement if you have internet. Of course wireless has been around longer than that, but just looking recently with the growth of mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and smart home devices it used to be just a few devices in a home where now it is easy for a family to have 20 or more devices connected without getting into smart home devices. It's amazing how quickly even a good router or access point can get over loaded with that number of devices on them, not to mention just being able to get a signal in all of the corners of the house. I live in an older house, combine that with a very high number of PCs and electronic devices, the wireless range in my house is really bad. I upgraded years ago from a basic router to a PF Sense setup and recently I added a long range wireless AC access point. Well at CES this past year mesh networks were all the rage and TP-Link seems to be one of the first out with their Deco Mesh Wi-Fi system. Today I’m going to see what they are all about and then do some in depth testing, comparing a mesh setup with one long range access point. I’m excited to see what is going to give me better coverage and better speed in all of the rooms in our household.


Read full article @ LanOC Reviews

Unboxing and Building the Thermaltake CORE P1 Mini ITX Open Air Case
Do good things come in small packages? It must be true if a long time saying states it. Thermaltake, must have taken that to heart and figured if the CORE P5 had a smaller family member it can be just as good. The Thermaltake CORE P1 Mini ITX Open Air Case proves that to be true.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc




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