AMD Ryzen 3 Series Review

CPU by stefan @ 2017-07-27 read/post comments()

Based on their latest Zen architecture, AMD is proposing a low-end to mainstream segment with their Ryzen 3 SKUs; we are not discussing about a 2-core part but a real 4-core processor (SMT disabled) with dual CCXes, where each CCX module sports two active units. The processors do feature an 8MB L3 cache and are aimed to compete against the Pentium G4560, the Core i3-7100 but also the Core i3-7300 from Intel. Given the technical specifications and stock clocks, these CPUs are recommended to be paired with mainstream video cards in order to make smooth 1080P gaming possible. read more

Silicon Power xDrive Z50 Dual USB Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2017-07-19 read/post comments()

With the xDrive Z50, Silicon Power is proposing a simple solution for backup and file transfer between PC and Mac computers but also with iOS portable devices. The product includes the latest technologies such as USB 3.1 Gen 1 but also Lightning. It comes with Apple MFi certification and can be purchased in three different capacities: 32GB, 64GB but also 128GB. Its chassis is made of zinc alloy (thanks to the metallic casing, xDrive Z50 is dustproof, shock and scratch resistant), while the Lightning connector is protected by a durable plastic cap that was tested in-house to withstand over 10000 open/close actions. read more

Cooler Master MasterMouse S Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-07-18 read/post comments()

We have spent some time with the MasterMouse S while testing it in productivity work but also games, which did include Black Desert Online, Mafia III, Kritika Online and Secret World Legends. The mouse did feel very comfortable during use but regarding the grip modes Cooler Master is mentioning (Palm & Claw), we have only seen the Claw grip usable given the size of the mouse. The Palm grip should only work if you have small hands, but in most cases, it is out of the question. The cable solution coming with this particular model is very sturdy but this fact also implies that it is a little bit rigid so we needed some time to get accustomed with it. read more

Shuttle XPC Slim DS77U Barebone Review

Others/All-in-one PC by stefan @ 2017-07-14 read/post comments()

Shuttle has updated just recently its XPC Slim and XPC Nano series with the new Kaby Lake generation from Intel, which does not only have an increased IPC versus the previous Skylake but also higher clocks. The DS77U series does pack a durable 1.3L metallic chassis, is approved for 24/7 operation and can be purchased in four different variants (DS77U with Celeron 3865U, DS77U3 with Core i3-7100U, DS77U5 with Core i5-7200U but also DS77U7 with Core i7-7500U). This configuration scheme gives more flexibility, so the companies/end users can go for the model that is able to run their desired applications optimally. read more

DOOGEE Y6 Moonlight Blue Smartphone Review

Mobile/Smart Phones by stefan @ 2017-07-11 read/post comments(0)

The Y6 smartphone from DOOGEE comes with a really solid build construction and is also quite heavy versus other products in the same category (about 200 grams). For just 115 Euros, you are getting decent low-end to mainstream performance, a bright 5.5’’ HD display manufactured by Sharp, a responsive touch screen but also a big 3200mAh battery. For easy and more secure screen unlock you can take advantage of the fingerprint reader in the back which does work decently, increase the smartphone storage with a large microSDHC/microSHXC card or simply benefit from the Dual-SIM capabilities of the terminal. read more

ROCCAT Leadr Wireless Multi-Button RGB Gaming Mouse Review

Others/Mice & Keyboards by stefan @ 2017-07-06 read/post comments()

While the multitude of button placement may discourage some mainstream users but also entry-level gamers and would state they will never use these or are somewhat hard accessible, this is not the case! ROCCAT made sure that the button placement is optimal and we have had absolutely no problems accessing the ones placed on the left panel with games such as Kritika Online or Black Deset Online. The sets of buttons on the left and right side of the usual left/right click buttons need some time to get used to, while the Easy-Shift[+] function button can be accessed very conveniently. read more
Storage/NAS QNAP TS-653B 6-bay QTS-Linux Combo Quad-core NAS with PCIe Review by stefan @ 2017-07-04
Others/Mice & Keyboards Cooler Master Devastator 3 Keyboard and Mouse Combo Review by stefan @ 2017-07-03
Others/Networking Gear Linksys EA8300 Max-Stream AC2200 Tri-Band Wi-Fi Router Review by stefan @ 2017-06-29
Cooling/Water Cooling Deepcool Captain 240 EX RGB Liquid Cooler Review by stefan @ 2017-06-27
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