i7-2600K vs. i7-8700K - Is Upgrading Worthwhile? and more
Posted on: 10/31/2017 10:28 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

8 34- & 35-inch wfhd-monitoren review: widescreen gaming
Acer Predator Helios 300 Review: GTX 1060 Gaming Laptop for About $1,000
AZZA Inferno 310 Case Review
Charts CPU Performance Content Creation: 20 CPUs tested - Core i7-8700
Enermax ETS-T50 AXE Review
Gamdias Hermes E2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Google Home Mini review: An affordable home assistant that needs work
i7-2600K vs. i7-8700K - Is Upgrading Worthwhile?
Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 Review
Mionix Wei Review
MSI X299 SLI Plus Motherboard Review
NZXT H700i Mid Tower Chassis Review
Samsung Gear Sport review: A versatile fitness-first smartwatch
Tt eSPORTS MEKA PRO Keyboard
Was There Really Another GeForce GTX 1070 Price Cut?

8 34- & 35-inch wfhd-monitoren review: widescreen gaming
f you want a truly immersive experience in racing games or flight sims, a wide full hd super-wide monitor might be something worth considering. While it might be a small market segment, this does not prevent us from covering it. We tested eight of these big boys, including LG's brand new 34UM69G-B.

Nowadays if you are looking for a monitor you have more options than ever before. 'Wide full hd' models are still a part of this. The first of these 21:9 monitors with a resolution of 2560x1080 pixels reached our test lab near the end of 2012, followed by a lot more the year after. These 29-inch models formed a remarkable development in a market that was characterized by monitors with the same (full hd) resolution and aspect ratio, where you could only choose between different sizes.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

Acer Predator Helios 300 Review: GTX 1060 Gaming Laptop for About $1,000
On the surface, the Acer Predator Helios 300 isn’t a head-turning gaming laptop. It’s a 15-inch system with an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor and GeForce GTX 1060 graphics, which is a baseline platform for many portable gaming machines. But what piqued my interest was the price: the Helios is basically the cheapest gaming laptop with these specs on the market, at $1,049 on Amazon, and user reviews have been largely positive.
With this in mind, I wanted to get some hands on time with this gaming laptop to see where Acer has cut corners and whether the laptop is actually worth your cash. After all, whenever a laptop strives to be the most affordable in any category, sacrifices are often made to get there.


Read full article @ TechSpot

AZZA Inferno 310 Case Review
Just recently we took a look at AZZA’s Storm 6000W case, a white behemoth with four RGB LED fans and plenty of room to work with. Well, AZZA has sent us another case to check out, and that is what we are going to do here. The Inferno 310 is a mid-tower case from AZZA’s X-Series of cases, and with room for up to ATX-sized motherboards and a 360mm radiator up top, this mid-tower looks to provide plenty of building options. Add in a tempered glass side panel and a few RGB LED fans, and you have a great foundation to start a build with. Follow along as we take a look at the AZZA Inferno 310.


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Charts CPU Performance Content Creation: 20 CPUs tested - Core i7-8700
These days there are basically two different groups of customers who demand lots of processing power: content creators and gamers, while this 2D performance comparison is targeting content creators. After having had a look at the following pages you'll have an overview on how fast recent CPUs are in regarding a variety of programs, may it be video encoding,
rendering, ...


Read full article @ ocaholic

Enermax ETS-T50 AXE Review
Enermax presents its new tower cooler ETS-T50 AXE. What the cooler has to do with an axe or a deodorant, we can not say. But how good the cooler in our Intel test system works, we will show on the next pages in the detailed Enermax ETS-T50A-DFP test with D.F. Pressure fans.


Read full article @ OCInside.de

Gamdias Hermes E2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
Today we will be presenting the Hermes E2. The Hermes E2 7 color spectrum mechanical gaming keyboard exceeds basic user demand and enriches the distinct design of the GAMDIAS Hermes Series. The Hermes E2 7 color spectrum is small but elegant; simple yet powerful and offers enhanced durability. By using small tenkeyless keyboard can save the space,and also makes the keyboard and mouse to become closer, so you can maximize the comfort and accuracy of your operation. GAMDIAS Certified Blue Switches with a 50 million actuation lifecycle, 7 color spectrum backlighting , WASD-Arrow key swap, Multimedia control keys, Keyboard lock, Windows key disable, and stylish/elegant metal plate design.


Read full article @ FunkyKit

Google Home Mini review: An affordable home assistant that needs work
It has been a few weeks since giving some initial impressions of the Google Home Mini. Since then, more time has been spent living with it, giving it commands, and assimilating into my daily life. The experience is quite interesting, in that, this is the first smart speaker I have ever used or owned. While this might seem like a huge statement, it really isn't. If you're the owner of a smartphone, chances are you already use a digital assistant like Apple's Siri or the Google Assistant, and effectively, the speaker is a product that houses a digital assistant and can work independently of your handset.

I can honestly say, that in my normal daily use, on a handset, I rarely request help from the assistant and just look up what I'm looking for using search. In my opinion, this is much faster and can be more accurate. But, this only works when you have your hands free and can punch in the query. What happens if you're on the road driving or in the kitchen kneading out dough for cookies - this is when a voice-activated assistant can come in handy. This shows that there is a place for this kind of technology and it can co-exist with the more traditional means of searching or activating apps. But can Google's $49 Home Mini smart speaker be useful enough to make it a worthwhile purchase? Let's find out.


Read full article @ Neowin

i7-2600K vs. i7-8700K - Is Upgrading Worthwhile?
Sandy Bridge processors like the i7-2600K were CPUs that defined a generation and they've stood the test of time. But with Coffee Lake now here, is it finally time to upgrade?


Read full article @ Hardware Canucks

Iiyama GB2760QSU-B1 Review
A good gaming companion to high-end AMD graphics. Monitor manufacturers have understood that the gaming side of PCs continues to show momentum and growth year on year. It is therefore sensible to have at least a handful of gaming-orientated screens in your catalogue. Iiyama, a well-known name in the industry, duly has a solid number under its Red Eagle umbrella.


Read full article @ Hexus

Mionix Wei Review
We're taking a look at the Wei, featuring Cherry MX Red mechanical switches, RGB backlighting a rather swish looking aluminium frame and a huge rubber base. Mionix has also supplied the French Fries replacement keycaps as well as the Frosting long pad, which will be tested alongside.


Read full article @ Vortez

MSI X299 SLI Plus Motherboard Review
Intel’s X299 platform is an appealing choice to consumers requiring high core count CPUs and plentiful system memory. Yet an X299 system build can get seriously expensive with the motherboard comprising a large share of that expense. MSI’s X299 SLI Plus motherboard proves that getting onto X299 needn’t be as expensive as you might think.


Read full article @ KitGuru

NZXT H700i Mid Tower Chassis Review
The new H700i is an advanced series from NZXT, it's a mid-tower with very nice looks, spiffy RGB LED and fan control through a CAM controller. With a new tempered glass side panel, and LED accent lighting the chassis is impressive.


Read full article @ Guru3D

Samsung Gear Sport review: A versatile fitness-first smartwatch
As the holiday season approaches and New Year's and its inevitable fitness-related resolutions draw near, wearables makers are scrambling. Major brands like Apple and Samsung have realized that smartwatches need to at least be good activity trackers for users to keep wearing them. Samsung decided that "good activity tracker" wasn't enough, though, and built a device around exercise that also packs a slew of smartwatch features. The Gear Sport does so much that it's one of the most versatile health-centric smartwatches in this price range.


Read full article @ Engadget

Tt eSPORTS MEKA PRO Keyboard
The MEKA PRO from Tt eSPORTS offers genuine Cherry MX switches, support for multiple language layouts, on-board lighting effects, and excellent on-the-fly macro recording. All this plus more for $70, which makes it a very attractive keyboard for the money.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Was There Really Another GeForce GTX 1070 Price Cut?
The *NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070* is not only very much alive, it's actually cheaper! Yes, *there is yet another GeForce GTX 1070 price cut*...


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