News thumb3 News for January 22nd 2011

I wrote 2010 and I had to correct myself, I thought I was over that. Anyway, Logitech sent me over their new HD Webcam the C910, so look for that review later. For now we’ve got the news from all over the world, including more CES stuff.

 

Storage Related:

‘Kingston HyperX 4GB DDR3–2133MHz RAM Review’
The Full Article can be viewed at http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/01/kingston-hyperx-4gb-ddr3%e2%80%932133mhz-ram-review/

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Kingston HyperX Genesis 4GB 2133MHz DDR3 Memory Kit Review
Looking to get every last bit of performance from your new Core i7 or Core i5 Sandy Bridge processor? Not sure how much impact memory speed has on performance? Take a look at our article today and you might be surprised at how much more performance a good 2133MHz memory kit will gain you as we take the latest Kingston HyperX Genesis kit and put it to the test!
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1490/1/

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When we rounded up 7,200-RPM notebook drives last month, Western Digital’s Scorpio Black 500GB was our clear favorite. Today, we explore whether a 750GB version of the same drive is even better.
http://techreport.com/articles.x/20255

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LSI WarpDrive 300GB PCI Express SSD Review:
http://hothardware.com/reviews/LSI-WarpDrive-300GB-PCI-Express-SSD-Review/

The LSI WarpDrive that we have on hand for you here is representative of LSI’s efforts to capitalize on the company’s strong SAS RAID controller technology base, combined with the most cutting-edge SSD technologies on the market today.  We’ll call to your attention early here that the WarpDrive means business though.  With a $11,500 MSRP  and street pricing in the $7400 – $8K range, end-user enthusiasts are likely not going to belly-up the justification to support the cost of a storage subsystem that is much more expensive than a typical entire system build…

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Seagate Constellation.2 1TB 2.5-inch SATA Hard Drive
QUOTE: "When it comes to traditional platter drives, the most innovative company on the block is Seagate. Seagate has many firsts under their belt, more than what I could possibly go into in an article about a single drive. Adding to the long string of innovative products is the new Seagate Constellation.2 Series of products.
With a maximum capacity of 1TB and a small 2.5" form factor, the Constellation.2 is already breaking new ground. On top of that, Seagate wasn’t content with just a SATA or SAS interface, the Constellation.2 is available in both SATA 6G and SAS 6G. As you might have guessed, the new 2.5" Constellation.2 is a nearline enterprise drive, but unlike the norm in this field the new SATA and SAS Constellation.2 is optimized to be power efficient, using only 3.9 watts at idle."

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Hardware Bistro has just posted latest review on In Win O-Ring External HDD Bracket Review.

Quote: "One of the reasons why we like In Win so much is their innovative and they have been producing very interesting and creative products. Today you will be amazed again by one of their latest products; O-Ring. Any idea what is that? We bet you will not able to figure it out even you have the device on hand."

Read More:  http://hardwarebistro.com/?option=com_simple_review&Itemid=84&review=183-In-Win-O-Ring-External-HDD-Bracket-Review

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Quick Review: Corsair Dominator Series PC3-17000 4GB Kit

QUOTE: "When we heard about how overclocking wasn’t going to work via the BCLK on the P67 chipset, it really made me wonder how companies were going to attack the higher end RAM market. For years we’ve used a combination of dividers and a high BCLK to achieve high memory speeds; with only dividers available now we wouldn’t be able to fine tune as much.
So in came the beloved Dominator series from Corsair which we know from past experience is designed for high speed. The question was, though, how will we go about getting to the 2133MHz DDR default clock that Corsair is offering us? Before that, though, we’ll look at the modules. Being part of the Dominator series, you’re not going to see anything that really surprises you. We’ve got the black and red modules with Dominator tagging."

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Zalman S-Series 128GB SSD Reviewed @ The SSD Review

Intro: It was only a matter of time before Zalman jumped into the SSD ring as they have an excellent reputation for just about any technology related product one can think of.  Their first entries are the N-Series and S-Series of SSDs, the N-series containing the SandForce SF-1200 controller while the S-Series contains the JMicron 616 controller.  Today we will be hard at work putting the S-Series 128GB drive to the test.  The Zalman S-Series 128GB SSD is  a mid-level SSD which is available in capacities ranging from 32GB to 128GB with prices from $79 dollars up to $219, as would be the typical price for this test unit.  The N-Series is presently available in capacities from 64GB to 128GB but their product site relates that new entries of 40GB and 256GB are expected soon.

URL: http://thessdreview.com/our-reviews/zalman-s-series-128gb-ssd-review-zalman-enters-the-ssd-arena/

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Audio / Video:

Samsung UN55C6500 55 inch Series 6 LED TV Review at Overclockers Online
Link: http://www.overclockersonline.net/reviews/samsung-un55c6500-55-inch-series-6-led-tv/
Quote: A TV is an investment that lasts you a long time. While the warranty is generally only 1 year you will easy get many years of good use. The Samsung 55C6500 is one of those investments. The 55C6500 is a big TV that’ll make all your friends jealous. It however is not big enough that it becomes difficult to carry or assemble. I was still able to manage the job myself.

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Antec Soundscience Rockus 3D 2.1 Speaker System Review @ ThinkComputers.org

Review URL: http://www.thinkcomputers.org/antec-soundscience-rockus-3d-2-1-speaker-system-review/

Quote: “We all know Antec for making great PC cases and power supplies. We all know someone with an Antec case and that just shows the quality of their products. Antec knows a lot about making cases and power supplies, but when I heard they were going to making speakers a was a little bit skeptical. We have seen so many companies just use an OEM to get into another market, and what comes out is a very poor product. Luckily Antec is not one of those companies, they introduce you to Soundscience an Antec subsidiary that is set to produce audio and video lifestyle products. Their first product is the Rockus 3D 2.1 Speaker System and we have them up on the testing block today."

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Hardware Canucks is pleased to present our review of the new Samsung FX2490HD 24" LED Hybrid HDTV & Monitor.  

Article URL: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/39215-samsung-fx2490hd-24-led-hybrid-hdtv-monitor-review.html

Quote: For many, the differences between computer monitors and HDTVs are distinct enough that separate products will likely be bought in order to encompass all of benefits each brings to the table.  Samsung however thinks they have found a solution:  an all-in-one hybrid which combines the best features of both genres into a 24" product dubbed the FX2490HD.

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Arctic Cooling S361 Speakers Review

here is no doubting that 2010 was a turning point for Arctic Cooling, they focused on enhancing their portfolio and released a steady flow of products throughout the year. KitGuru reviewed a wide cross section of their product catalogue and were often impressed with the focus on quality products at the lowest possible price points. They even spoke to us recently about their newest range of Hobby remote control vehicles.

In the effort to drive the business model forward in 2011 they announced a range of speaker systems to hit all the budget sectors. There are five new speaker packages available from Arctic Cooling, starting with the budget USB powered S111 available at 13 euros to the high end S362 at 90 euros.

In the first of our reviews, today we are looking at the S361 speakers, which combine 18w RMS dual drive satellite speakers with a 40W RMS dual drive subwoofer.

Read over here   http://www.kitguru.net/site-news/highlights/zardon/arctic-cooling-s361-speakers-review/

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Mobile:

Luxa2 Multifunction Pa5 iPad case:
English link:  http://www.rbmods.com/content/30575/luxa2-pa5-features.aspx
Swedish link:  http://www.rbmods.se/content/15434/luxa2-pa5-specifikationer.aspx
Quote:  Todays review will be on the Luxa2 Pa5 iPad case that is made out of calf leather. This is a multifunction case with space for creditcards etc, this really might be a good choice for business men/women on the move. We are going to put this case up against a couple of iPad cases from both Targus and Speedlink to compare what kind of quality and features this have.

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AT&T Adrenaline AD600 USB Aircard
Review  Link : http://www.bayreviews.com/computers/17119-att-adrenaline-lg-ad600-usb-aircard
Quote : "The AT&T Adrenaline 3G Modem is a clever USB device that allows you to connect your laptop or ASUS 1015 netbook to the internet in many remote locations around the United States of America. Many cellular phone companies now offer these 3G USB Modems and there are speed differences that you should know about. Continue reading to find out more…"

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Innergie mCube Review @ Vortez
Innergie is a company that specialises in consumer power products. Innergie claims that their mCube Mini is the world’s smallest auto and travel plane power adapter. In addition to its small size, this DC/DC power adapter is able to charge laptops requiring up to 65W at 15-21V. As such, it should be able to power most consumer-grade laptops, with the exception of certain gaming laptops that might require more than 95W of power. Not only is the mCube Mini small, it has a sleek white design and it comes bundled with a dozen notebook tips to support almost all laptops.
LINK: http://www.vortez.co.uk/review.php?id=277

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Which tablet should you buy in 2011?

2010 seemed like the ‘Year of the Tablet’, however we are positive that in 2011 sales figures are going to soar to new heights. With many companies stepping up and offering an alternative to the iPad which is the one you should be buying?

Read over here   http://www.kitguru.net/site-news/announcements/carl/which-tablet-should-you-buy-in-2011/

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‘MSI GE600 Laptop Review’
The Full Article can be viewed at http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/01/msi-ge600-laptop-review/

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Assorted:

Overclock3D have just published a new article titled: Snow White 2011 Competition.

Quote: Its finally here, your chance to win one of 3 complete high end gaming systems courtesy of OC3D and a hole host of generous supporters!
Link: http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/misc_hardware/snow_white_2011_competition/1

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Asus RT-N56U Dual-Band router for a spin.
ASUS has products in most areas including computers, laptops, mobile phones and computer components. It is therefore not surprising that they also have network products. In today’s review we test their flagship network product, the ASUS RT-N56U. As expected from a flagship product ASUS has gone all-out with the N56U, giving it impressive specifications including support for both 2.4GHz and 5 GHz with a theoretical speed of 300 Mbps on each frequency at the same time, support for external hard drives and printers, support for up to 300,000 sessions at once and true Gigabit-speeds over both the WAN- and the LAN-ports. All these features come in a very stylish package. But is it all too good to be true? We’ve seen high spec’ed routers that fail to live up to the hype. Read on to find out if the ASUS RT-N56U falls in that category or if ASUS has a winner on their hands.
http://www.bjorn3d.com/articles/Asus_RT-N56U_Dual-Band_router/1993.html

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Gaming:

ZOWIE Celeritas Review @ Vortez

Razer Naga Epic MMO Gaming Mouse Review @ HardwareHeaven.com

Mionix Propus 380 Review @ XSReviews

Review: Xbox 360 Transforming D-Pad Controller

 

CES Stuffs:

SilverStone at CES 2011 @ OCIA.net

CES 2011 Day 3 Coverage: ZALMAN | ZOTAC | COOLER MASTER | SILVERSTONE | IN WIN @ Tweaknews

Picking showgirls is tough work (apparently)

Cooler Master at CES 2011 @ OCIA.net

Thermaltake at CES 2011 @ OCIA.net

Event Report: MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 @ Hardware Canucks

 

Quick Links:

CoolIt Vantage A.L.C. CPU Cooler Review

Gigabyte GA 890GPA-UD3H Rev. 2.1 Review @ TecCentral.de

The A-Team (2010) Blu-ray Movie Review

ASRock P67 Extreme4 Motherboard Review

Core i7-2600K CPU Review @ Hardware Secrets

Frio OCK beats Noctua NH D14? Check these pics!

HIS Radeon HD 6970 2GB Video Card Overclocked

MSI HD 6950 Twin Frozr II

Corsair H50 Water Cooling System @ Pro-Clockers

Arctic M571 Mouse Review on Technic3D

Xigmatek Aegir heatsink @ Hardwareoverclock.com

Prolimatech Super Mega Video Review

Galaxis ARES Mid Tower Chassis

ASUS Radeon 6950 and 6970 @ PureOverclock

Zalman Z9 Plus Computer Case Review @ Benchmark Reviews

Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 BFBC2 Vietnam Edition @ Techgage

NZXT Bunker @ PureOverclock

Zotac Amp! Edition GeForce GTX 480 Graphics Card Review @ OCIA.net

HIS HD6850 ICE Q X Review – the ultimate HD6850 ?

Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU Cooler Review @ Hardware Secrets

MSI P67A-GD65 Motherboard Review @ HardwareHeaven.com

ASRock P67 Pro3 Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets

Logitech M305 Wireless Mouse Review @ t-break

Cooler Master V6 GT CPU Cooler

MSI HD 6850 Cyclone Power Edition

Antec High Current Gamer 520W PSU Review on Technic3D

In Win Dragon Rider Review @ Vortez

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card Overclocked

ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AMD 880G Motherboard Review @ ThinkComputers.org

Lian Li Mini-Q PC-Q08 @ LanOC Reviews

GBU Larkooler Extreme Performance G1/4” Liquid Cooling Kit @ PureOverclock

Lian Li PC-X2000F Case Review @ HardwareHeaven.com

Zalman VF3000F VGA Graphics Card Cooler Review @ Tweaknews