Crucial BX100 250GB SSD Review

Storage/SSD by stefan @ 2015-09-02 read/post comments()

With the BX100 we have another very good product for the price which is able to sport very good read speeds and decent writes for the 250GB model, while the 500GB and 1TB versions have even higher rating write speeds. For conserving the costs, the manufacturer has used an aluminum chassis with no screws, but the build is high quality and the internal PCB is kept steady and secure inside. While BX100 does come initially in a 7mm format, we are getting a free spacer with adhesive in order to able to mount it on more systems. read more

OUKITEL U10 Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-08-28 read/post comments()

OUKITEL has impressed us with the release of the new U10 model, with features a 5.5’’ Full-HD JDI screen, one of the latest MTK 64-bit SoCs, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, dual-SIM capabilities but also a good Samsung 3M2 13MP CMOS sensor, which is able to produce good quality photos. The manufacturer has adopted a modern design with 2.5D curved glass while on the back we will find a super-thin metal alloy chassis so the phone does have a thickness of only 7.9mm, with the expense of a non-removable battery. The SIM tray can be ejected thanks to the included pin and supports multiple configurations: SIM+SIM or SIM+TF card for storage expansion. read more

SISWOO C55 Longbow Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2015-08-26 read/post comments()

With the SISWOO C55, the manufacturer has created a device for users which are in need of larger screen sizes than the previous C50 while the performance has been also upgraded with a better SoC, now housing eight cores at 1.3GHz each. The camera quality does not disappoint and reaches the impressive levels of color detail which we have also seen with the C50, only that the focus may not be spot on sometimes. The battery has also suffered a small upgrade, but since we are now dealing with a more powerful SoC and a bigger screen size which both consume quite a bit of battery resources, the tests reveal a lower usage time versus the C50. read more

Corsair Strafe Mechanical Keyboard Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2015-08-23 read/post comments()

We have reviewed quite a bit of Corsair gaming keyboards in the past and we can say that while they are a bit more expensive, the quality is top-notch and the experience is quite unique. With the Strafe, Corsair wants to introduce its premium products to more budget-conscious people, by eliminating some of the elements like the aluminum layer, the wrist rest or using a single-color LED for the Red/Brown Cherry-MX switches. The product is accompanied by the powerful CUE (Corsair Utility Engine), which offers the same levels of customization as on the more expensive variants and within it we can also update the keyboard firmware to its latest version. For added value, Corsair has also included two sets of… read more

BIOSTAR N3150NH ITX Motherboard Review

Motherboards/IntegratedCPU by stefan @ 2015-08-21 read/post comments()

By including the Celeron N3150 Braswell SoC from Intel, the BIOSTAR N3150NH board takes part of the low-end segment and we can clearly see that from the benchmarks we have ran, since the performance per core is quite low, the Celeron 3205U we have found with the Shuttle DS57U surpassing it with flying colors. The power consumption though is like one third of the mentioned Celeron and the temperatures are much lower too, the included passive heatsink remaining cool during even most stressful conditions. read more

HIS R7 370 IceQ X2 OC 2GB Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2015-08-18 read/post comments()

As we have mentioned before, the R7 370 GPU from AMD is basically one of the most refreshed components from the 300 series since we have seen it since Radeon HD 7850, then in the R7 265/270 cards and now again. While the speeds have been boosted, we have the same architecture involved which basically means that older game titles should work fine at Full-HD resolution but newer titles need to be dialed down at lower detail levels in order to reach playable FPS. read more
Others/Mice & Keyboards Tt eSPORTS BLACK V2 Gaming Mouse Review by stefan @ 2015-08-16
Tradeshow & OC events Gigabyte Z170 Launch at Gamescom by leeghoofd @ 2015-08-15
Cases & PSU/Cases Fractal Design Node 202 Enclosure Review by leeghoofd @ 2015-08-13
Videocards/VGA Reviews HIS R9 380 IceQ X2 OC 2GB Video Card Review by stefan @ 2015-08-10
Others/All-in-one PC Shuttle DS57U Barebone Review by stefan @ 2015-08-04

Hardware or Gadgets/Multimedia news

Intel's Core M processors are being tested in phones

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Intel's fresh-faced sixth-generation processors improve on pretty much all the important fronts: more power efficiency, more graphical oomph and that's especially true for its important Core M series that beats inside laptops and tablets. According... Go To Full Article

New Ideas from Lenovo Inspire a PC Refresh this Holiday Season

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Lenovo today announced seven new desktops, laptops and tablets across its popular ideacentre and ideapad sub-brands, giving discerning shoppers multiple reasons to upgrade this holiday season. The fresh portfolio of devices include the new ideapad MIIX 700 2-in-1 tablet, new… Go To Full Article

WD Announces My Book Pro External Storage Solution

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WD, a Western Digital company, today introduced the My Book Pro storage device, providing professionals and enthusiasts who must efficiently manage large amounts of digital content with up to 435 MB/s transfer rates on WD's fastest external storage solution yet.… Go To Full Article

NETGEAR Launches Nighthawk X4S Router

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NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is launching its highest performance VDSL Modem Router with Nighthawk X4S AC2600 WiFi VDSL/ADSL Modem Router (D7800). With a dual-core 1.40 GHz processor and… Go To Full Article

New ThinkPad YOGA and ThinkCentre Tiny Transform Business Computing

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Lenovo, the world leader in convertible notebooks and traditional commercial desktops, today announced a broad redesign of its ThinkPad YOGA and ThinkCentre portfolios. A recent Lenovo survey of more than 6,000 businesses suggested that security, mobility and reliability were amongst… Go To Full Article

Toshiba Announces World's First 12.5-Inch 4K Ultra HD Convertible Laptop

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Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced the Satellite Radius 12, a compact 2-in-1 laptop designed with expert technologies to best meet the performance demands of today and tomorrow. The world's first… Go To Full Article

Watch Acer unveil new stuff at its IFA press event

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You may have already noticed, but Team Engadget is on the ground in Berlin covering IFA, Europe's biggest and busiest consumer tech show. As it happens, we won't be liveblogging Acer's keynote, but that doesn't mean you can't still follow… Go To Full Article

Alienware 13, 15 and 17 got Skylake

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A gaming part of Dell that goes under the name of Alienware has just announced updated version of its 13, 15 and 17 inch notebooks. Since this updated happened at Pax on the August 27th last week, the company could… Go To Full Article

Gigaset First Android Phones With Up To 5GB RAM

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Multitasking Android beast incoming from Munich. Formerly controlled by the European darling Siemens, Gigaset venturing into high end cellphones under the new Chinese owners. We are huge fans of Chinese smartphones here at Fudzilla. The latest crop… Go To Full Article

MSI B150A Gaming PRO Motherboard Review

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Intel provides the B150 chipset as an entry-level business solution that will most likely be used for something boring like spreadsheets and countless hours in Farmville when the boss isn't looking. However, mainboard manufacturer MSI has a different vision for… Go To Full Article

ASUSTOR Launches the World's First Intel Braswell Powered NAS

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ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of 4 high performance tower model NAS devices.These new models are the first in the world to be equipped with Intel Braswell processors and feature… Go To Full Article

GELID Announces GP-Extreme Thermal Pad

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Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions launches the cutting-edge GP-Extreme thermal pad. The GP-Extreme is a product of GELID Solutions GAMER product line. The GP-Extreme is designed to provide perfect thermal contact to the heatsink when installed on PCBs with height… Go To Full Article

Barclays helps put contactless payments in a £150 jacket

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Want a stylish way to make contactless payments in the UK, but can't afford an Apple Watch? Scottish knitwear brand Lyle & Scott has developed a jacket with Barclays' bPay technology in the cuff. For £150, you'll get a snazzy… Go To Full Article

Lenovo's new ThinkPad Yogas are thinner, lighter and... silverier

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The black, boxy ThinkPad design is so iconic, so predictable, that even a simple color change is enough to make us do a double-take. That was our first reaction to Lenovo's new ThinkPad 260 and 460, both of which are… Go To Full Article

Lenovo's new PCs include a $189 Windows laptop

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Today marks the start of IFA, Europe's largest consumer tech show, and Lenovo is kicking things off with a slew of product announcements. In addition to some new ThinkPad Yogas, the company just unveiled a handful of laptops in a… Go To Full Article

Lenovo Refreshes Ideapad Lineup With Windows 10, Skylake, and Carrizo

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This week is the IFA conference, and while traditionally a mobile focused show, Microsoft’s recent launch of Windows 10 coupled with Intel’s launch of the new 6th generation Skylake architecture means that PC makers are taking the opportunity to refresh… Go To Full Article

Lenovo Launches ThinkPad Yoga 260 And 460 Models Plus ThinkCentre M900 Tiny SFF PC

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In addition to the consumer PC refresh, Lenovo is updating and relaunching some of its business devices. The ThinkPad Yoga is the prosumer level version of the Yoga series, and includes the 360° hinge which allows it to be used… Go To Full Article

The Miix 700 is Lenovo's Surface killer

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Lenovo has arguably done more than any other PC maker to blur the line between tablets and laptops -- but its new Ideapad Miix 700 convertible tablet is clearly aimed at one particular competitor: Microsoft's Surface. Like that machine, the… Go To Full Article

Toshiba unveils a 12-inch convertible laptop with a 4K display

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Toshiba may have been, er, less than original when it unveiled its Yoga-like Satellite Radius series, but the latest model in its laptop-slash-tablet line does quite a lot to stand on its own merits. The newly launched Satellite Radius 12… Go To Full Article

Lenovo's AIO 700 is a beast of an all-in-one PC

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Even if you're a geek who's steadfastly refused to consider all-in-one computers, Lenovo's new Ideacentre AIO 700 might be worth a look. It sports a 24-inch or 27-inch display in up to a 4K resolution with multitouch, but most importantly… Go To Full Article

Sony’s Xperia Z5 trio leaked in new set of spy shots ahead of IFA unveil

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A few hours before the Sony IFA press conference kicks off, the Xperia Z5 trio has been leaked in a new set of images. The new images have been published by Dutch website Since we have seen the three… Go To Full Article

ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 980 Ti Poseidon Platinum Graphics Card

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Poseidon GTX 980 Ti, a super-cool new graphics card with an exclusive hybrid thermal solution that enables extremely efficient cooling by either water or air, and ASUS Auto-Extreme technology with Super Alloy Power… Go To Full Article

MSI Selects ESS SABRE HiFi Audio DAC for Gaming Notebooks

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ESS Technology today announced that MSI, the leading gaming notebook manufacturer and innovator, has selected ESS Technology's SABRE HiFi Audio DAC for the first notebooks featuring Intel's latest sixth generation Intel Core i7 Skylake processors. Targeted at hardcore gamers, these… Go To Full Article

GIGABYTE Announces Gaming Laptop Range with the Latest Intel 6th Gen Processor

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With the release of the Intel 6th Generation "Skylake" Processor, GIGABYTE has announced their complete gaming laptop range. Including gaming GTX graphics and high end Intel 6th Gen Core i7 Processors, GIGABYTE has once again gone beyond the limitations of… Go To Full Article

Polaroid's latest instamatic doesn't use ink to print photos

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Cubes, unwieldy squares, bulky cameras of yore. Regardless of form factor, when the Polaroid name is on a camera it means you're getting instant photos. With the company's latest shooter, the Snap, you're getting what looks like a pocketable device... Go To Full Article

Intel Expands its 6th Gen. Core Processor Lineup

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Intel expanded its 6th generation Core "Skylake" processor lineup for the desktop, with seven new models. Built in the LGA1151 package, these chips work on motherboards running the company's 100-series chipset. Besides the overclocker-friendly Core i7-6700K and the i5-6600K already… Go To Full Article

Samsung Galaxy S6 Active Review: A Tough, Rugged Galaxy S6

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For the most part, the S6 Active is a clone of the standard S6, as it features the same 5.1 1440p display, the same Samsung Exynos 7420 SoC inside, and the same 16-megapixel optically stabilized camera. But where the Galaxy… Go To Full Article

MSI dresses up its gaming lineup with Skylake

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With Intel's new Skylake processor inbound, it was only natural that gaming notebook manufacturers would jump on board to offer this latest boost to their machines. MSI is no exception, kitting out a few of their existing machines with the… Go To Full Article

Noctua NH-L9x65 Review @ OCC

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"As far as performance goes, things got a little toasty in my testing, which was expected. But my testing is really outside the boundaries of what this cooler would normally be subjected. My testing did show that this little cooler… Go To Full Article

H170 and B150 chipsets arrive on Asus' mainstream Skylake mobos

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Hot on the heels of Intel's full Skylake launch, Asus is ready with a slate of motherboards based on Intel's more mass-market H170, B150, H110, and Q170 chipsets. Many of the same features found in the company's Z170 boards have… Go To Full Article

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