“The ECS Z77H2-AX Black Extreme ‘Golden Board’ is without a doubt a very unique looking motherboard. It doesn’t have the weapon type theme that we have seen on several other unique boards in recent history, but the gold on black color scheme did grow on me. I wasn’t wild about it at first, but as I used the Z77H2-AX over the past few weeks and had it sitting on my test bench, I really began to like the look of it. Though unfortunately looks won’t carry a board, it also has to have the performance. The ECS Z77H2-AX Black Extreme retails for $309.99, with a price tag at that level, it darn well better have performance to spare…”
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Today the Crucial m4 128 GB SSD CT128M4SSD2 with the latest firmware 000F is tested at ocinside.de and is compared against the bigger Crucial m4 256 GB SSD and a lot of more SSDs from other manufacturers.
We have also tested the SSD copy software and the USB-to-SATA cable from the Crucial CT128M4SSD2CCA data transfer kit in this review for copying a hard drive or SSD partial or complete to the SSD.
In this review we also check if it is worth to pay additional 10-15 Euros for the transfer kit and we see how fast the SSD is at SATA3 IDE, SATA3 AHCI and the USB SATA adapter.
Let us see if the Crucial m4 128 GB can keep up with the leading Crucial m4 256 GB SSD.
Corsair is well known for their wide range of high quality and high performance enthusiast and gaming orientated computer hardware. The Vengeance 2000 is their first foray into the wireless gaming headset market and boasts multi-channel 7.1 surround sound gaming audio capabilities too. The Vengeance 2000 headset is very comfortable thanks to a padded headband and microfiber covered memory foam ear pads, and has true freedom of movement thanks to the lack of wires. At the business end we have 50mm drivers with a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz and a unidirectional noise-cancelling condenser microphone with a frequency response of 10Hz to 10 kHz. The main setback of the Vengeance 2000 (model CA-9011115-NA) is its price, at $144.99 you have to really ask yourself if it is worth an extra $55 over the Vengeance 1500 for wireless freedom. Benchmark Reviews intends to give you all the information you need to know about the Vengeance 2000 wireless 7! .1 gaming headset and to answer any questions you might have.
Quote: Having a good headset when you game and use your computer these days is essential; Skype, MSN and other VOIP programs require you to have a good quality headset and also headphones that are comfortable and sound good.
There was a Canadian commercial I had seen that I found interesting. It rapidly went through the cell phone from its infancy to what it is today, essentially visiting the progression of the cell phone. First cell phones were huge as bricks, then finally got smaller as candy phones became fashionable, and at the present it seems we’re back with the bigger is better frame of mind. It was funny to see how it had turned full circle.
I was given a golden by opportunity by Samsung to review their newest GALAXY Note Smartphone. Not only is the GALAXY Note a phone, Samsung has decided to infuse some tablet innovation within this device creating a hybrid of sorts. It’s certainly an interesting proposition. Read on to see what this Android based Smartphone is capable of.”
Win8China reports that the upcoming Windows 8 might have the classic ‘Windows Explorer’ changed to ‘File Explorer.’ Subtle changes are seen, as the upcoming Windows 8 is reaching close to the RTM (Release To Manufacturing) phase.
This maybe a step towards ‘unifying’ the interface in all of their upcoming devices, discussed last week in TechED 2012. Having a minimalist feel to it, Windows 8 may really shine on tablets. Full-screen interface (that gives priority to content over chrome) have replaced toolbars, start menus & other features.
It will be now interesting to see whether Microsoft changes the name other applications such as Windows Media Player, the Windows Update, the Windows Media Center, Windows Defender, Windows Journal, Windows Speech Recognition & the likes.
Research In Motion said a while back that its first quarter was going to be bad. But no one expected just how bad it was going to be.
The company reported first-quarter losses of $518 million, with revenue slipping to $2.8 billion from $4.2 billion last year. As a result of poor performance, the company has been forced to move its much-hyped Blackberry 10 OS to the first quarter of 2013.
RIM is already suffering against giants Apple and Android, and despite its best efforts and a slew of new handsets, had yet to regain any proper footing in the mobile market. Despite Blackberry 10 being delayed, CEO Thorsten Heins believes that the OS is still the company’s number one priority. “RIM’s development teams are relentlessly focused on ensuring the quality and reliability of the platform and I will not compromise the product by delivering it before it is ready. I am confident that the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones will provide a ground-breaking next generation smartphone user experience.”
It’s unsure what RIM is going to do until Blackberry 10 launches, with the company already undertaking global layoffs in an attempt to curb costs and get things back on track. The question remains is if these measures are enough or not or if the doors will finally be closing on this once-great giant.