Gigabyte 3D Aurora Case, ASUS W2V Notebook and More!
"Lately, it seems like I have been changing my computer cases almost as often as I have been changing my oil. In two years, I have already reviewed four cases, and this is now my fifth. Don't take that the wrong way though, as I love getting in a new case to critique. Gigabyte, well known for their motherboards and videocards, has just started to offer PC enclosures and their first endeavor into this realm is the 3D Aurora. Crafted of aluminum and featuring some great case cooling, the 3D Aurora is exactly what you would expect to see from a reputable company such as Gigabyte. Read on to see all of the details."
"There are, broadly speaking, two types of laptop. There's the ultra-thin, stylish kind that goes for lightweight and power-efficient hardware, sacrificing power for ergonomics, and then there's the brick-like powerhouses that really only are standard laptop PCs squeezed into a tiny case. The first kind is next to useless for any kind of serious graphics or gaming work, and the others are only suitable for Superman-style, steel reinforced, heat resistant laps because of their weight and power consumption. Gaming, or power computing, on the go simply was not a realistic option - until ASUS released the W2V Notebooks. PCI-Express powered graphics, a mighty shiny 17" display, and a decent weight of just over 3kg make this a powerhouse on the go - with style: a hitherto unknown combination."
"The SoundDock is Bose's attempt to impress iPod owners who are looking for a convenient docking solution without sacrificing style and sound. Among casual consumers, Bose represents assured quality without the need to know the technical tidbits behind the scenes. In a way, it's the perfect match for the iPod: simplicity over customizing. To audiophiles, Bose is an overpriced alternative with comparatively mediocre sound. If you are an audiophile, chances are you use MP3s solely for the portability and convenience factors. But for those reasons, even audiophiles may want to give the SoundDock a try."