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In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave and Marco are sans the half geek, but discuss Microsoft's Windows 10 announcement, the slick Acer XB280HK 4K G-SYNC gaming monitor, the affordable Dell Inspiron 11, our recent AMD CPU giveaway and more... Show Notes: 01:20 - Microsoft Skips Windows 9, Unveils Windows 10 And Windows Insider Program 14:10 - Acer XB280HK 4K G-SYNC Gaming Monitor Review 21:43 - Dell Inspiron 11 3000: A 2-in-1 For The Masses 31:30 - AMD FX-9590 CPU Giveaway... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks webcast, Andrew, Dave and Marco discuss HotHardware's Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5960X CPU review, AMD's new Radeon R9 285 GPU and FX series processors, Samsung's just-announced Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge smartphones, 4K displays and a whole lot more... Show Notes: 02:00 - Intel Haswell-E Core i7-5960X Debuts 06:29 - Samsung Unpacked: Episode 2 Premiers The Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, And Gear VR 16:10 - ASUS Unveils Stylish ZenWatch, MeMO Pad 7, Core M Zenbook UX305, EeeBook X205 at IFA 23:10 - AMD Radeon R9 285 GPU Review: Tonga Arrives 29:34 - AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370E 8-Core CPU Reviews  33:17 - In... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks webcast, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss HotHardware's Z97 Motherboard Round Up, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, OCZ's killer-fast RevoDrive 350 PCIe SSD, Amazon's Fire TV streamer and details of our next give-away where you could win a killer gaming rig based on EVGA performance PC components! 01:55 - Z97 Motherboard Round-Up 09:45 - OCZ RevoDrive 350 PCI Express SSD 17:43 - Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Preview 30:38 - Amazon Fire TV Review 37:56 - Details of our next killer gaming rig give-away!... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Andrew, Dave and Marco (Iyaz is on vacation!) talk about the insanely powerful AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 tablet, our GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round-Up featuring cards from MSI, Gigabyte, and EVGA, the slick new Das Keyboard 4 Professional, the Gigabyte BRIX Pro SFF PC and we drop some hint about out upcoming giveaway! Show Notes: 01:27 - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review: Hawaii x 2 07:59 - GeForce GTX 780 Ti Round Up: EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI 16:26 - Lenovo ThinkPad 8 22:18 - Das Keyboard 4 Pro: Cherry MX Flavored Typing 28:39 - Gigabyte BRIX Pro And Intel Iris Pro Graphics Review 35:23 - EVGA Tegra Note 7 Giveaway wrap... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Marco, Dave and Iyaz discuss various announcements that came out of NVIDIA's GPU Tech Conference last week including the big, bad dual-GPU powered GeForce GTX Titan Z, SHIELD updates, and an upcoming Tegra, SSDs from Samsung and Crucial, WD's MyCloud EX2 and details of our giveaway where you could win a killer mini gaming PC from CyberPower PC... Show Notes: 01:55 - NVIDIA Updates SHIELD With Kit Kat, New Streaming Options, and Redesigned Gamepad Mapper 04:05 - NVIDIA Talks High Performance Graphics APIs: DirectX12, DirectX11 Improvements, and New OpenGL Extensions 09:18 - GTC '14: NVIDIA Outs Pascal, Titan Z, Tegra Updates 15:32 - NVIDIA... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss the cool little Asus Chromebox, the powerful little CyberPower Zeus Mini Gaming PC, the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook, and the Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q 4K super high res monitor - AND you can win that CyberPower Zeus Mini PC if you check out this episode for details! Show Notes: 01:56 - ASUS Chromebox Google Chrome OS SFF PC Review 07:46 - CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini-I 780 SFF Gaming PC Review 12:41 - 2014 Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook With Touch Review 17:43 - Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q 4K Ultra HD Monitor Review 28:25 - HotHardware and CyberPower PC Spring Fling Gaming System Giveaway!... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Dave and Iyaz talk about Intel's hot new SSD 730 Series solid state drives, Intel's Ivytown Xeon E7 v2 server processors and Merrifield and Moorefield processors for smartphones, as well as the LG G Flex, hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy S 5, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and details of our next giveaway where you could win a new custom small form factor gaming PC! Show Notes: 01:45 - Intel SSD 730 Series: Enthusiast Class Storage 05:27 - Intel Announces Ivytown Servers For The Enterprise 07:24 - Intel Debuts Merrifield and Moorefield Designs at MWC 13:09 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Maxwell GPU Review 20:27 - Android Curveball: LG G Flex Review... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz, and Marco discuss AMD's recently announced Radeon R7 265 graphics card, Lenovo's new 2014 ThinkPad X1 Carbon, why Woz thinks Apple should consider building an Android phone, Sony's VIAO Tap 21 All-in-One mobile PC, a sneak peek at Gigabyte’s BRIX Pro SFF system with Intel Iris Pro graphics, and we hint at our next contest giveaway and more! Show Notes: 01:45 - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2014 Edition) 08:45 - AMD Radeon R7 265 Review 14:00 - Woz Says Apple Could Make an Android Device 18:32 - Toshiba Completes OCZ Acquisition 21:25 - Sony VIAO Tap 21 Mobile AIO... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz, and Marco discuss the Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display, NVIDIA’s G-SYNC display technology, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, and the innovative WD Black 2 SSD+HDD Dual Drive. Dave also talks a bit about the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and our current EVGA Tegra Note 7 giveaway... Show Notes: 01:01 - Apple iPad mini with Retina Display Review 07:19 - NVIDIA G-SYNC Display Technology Explored 16:05 - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition Tablet Review 21:13 - WD Black 2 Dual-Drive SSD+HDD Hybrid Review 27:20 - Yoga 2 Tease and Contest Reminder... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss the just-released Xbox One game console, Apple's super thin iPad Air, Google's hot new Nexus 5 smartphone with Kit-Kat, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 Ti beast of a graphics card, and give a few details of our next sweepstakes in which we'll be giving away a couple of brand-new NVIDIA Tegra Note tablets, just in time for the holidays! Show Notes: 01:16 - A Grounded Evaluation Of The iPad Air 06:34 - Microsoft Xbox One, The Full Review 16:25 - Nexus 5 Review, Premium Android Experience 23:48 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti: Taking GK110 To The Max 28:44 - Upcoming NVIDIA Tegra Note Giveaway Hints... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss our Apple iPhone 5s full review, AMD's Radeon R9 290X and all of the other various announcements that came out of AMD’s GPU14 Tech Day event in Hawaii last week, the new Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 01:25 - Apple iPhone 5s Full Review 08:03 - AMD Hints at Improved Software, Development Tools, and Linux Support In Hawaii 10:13 - AMD Radeon R9 290X Sneak Peek: Update Watch AMD's GPU14 Tech Day Live Stream Here 10:35 - AMD Unveils New Family of GPUs: Radeon R7 and R9, With Exclusive Battlefield 4 Preorder 12:39 - AMD and Raptr Take on NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Webcast, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss our hands and eyes-on time with the Oculus Rift, highlights from our Intel Developer's Forum coverage, Intel's Bay Trail Atom SoC, Apple's iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c announcements, give a sneak peek at a Haswell-based Intel NUC small form factor PC and more! Show Notes: 00:59 - Hands and Eyes On The Oculus Rift VR System 06:05 - IDF 13 Highlights: Broadwell, Kaveri, and More 12:34 - Betting On Bay Trail: Intel's Atom Overhaul Tested  20:22 - Apple Officially Unwraps Plastic iPhone 5C, Aluminum iPhone 5S, and iOS 7 31:37 - Intel Haswell-Based NUC Sneak Peek... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Webcast, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss our External Storage Round-Up, Intel's new Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge-E flagship processor, Samsung's Unpacked event with the Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1, Intel SSD Overclocking and yep, you guessed it -- more! 1:02 -- External Storage Round-Up 4:45 -- Intel Core i7-4960X Ivy Bridge Processor Review 8:13 -- Intel Not Supporting Ivy Bridge-E For Intel X79 Motherboards? What?? 11:40 -- Samsung Unpacked: Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy 10.1 (2014) 17:35 -- ASUS Unloads At IFA 2013: 3-in-1 Tablet/PC, Transformers, Zenbooks, Tablets 22:10 -- Intel Demonstrates Overclocking... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Webcast, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss Motorola's Moto X smartphone, HotHardware's Back to School Shopping Guide, which lists some of the hottest mobile devices and small form factor PCs this season, Alienware's powerful ALW 18 Gaming Notebook, Windows 8.1’s impending release and Zotac’s ZBox Nano ID65 Plus... Show Notes: 01:00 – Moto X Smartphone Preview 06:21 – HotHardware's 2013 Back To School Shopping Guide 09:44 – Alienware 18 Notebook: Haswell, GeForce GTX 780M 14:18 – Windows 8.1 Set For Launch October 18th, What You Need to Know 22:30 – Zotac ZBOX Nano ID65 Plus Out NUCs Intel... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks Webcast, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss HotHardware's Superphone round-up with the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One, LG Optimus G Pro, Moto X, and Nokia's Lumia 1020. We also talk about the impressive line of Samsung SSD 840 EVO products, Zotac's ZBOX Nano Plus ID65, and Dell's XPS 27 Touch and HP's Z1 27-inch AIO PCs... Show Notes: 01:35 - Superphone Round-Up: Samsung, HTC, LG and More 10:04 - Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB & 1TB Drives Tested 16:13 - Dell XPS 27 Touch All-in-One Review, HP Z1 27-inch AIO Workstation Review 24:15 - Zotac ZBOX Nano Plus ID65 Sneak Peek... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and Half Geeks Webcast, Iyaz, Dave and Marco discuss the impressive ASUS PQ321 Ultra HD 4K 31.5-inch Monitor, NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tegra 4-based portable gaming device, the just release second-gen Nexus 7 tablet, AMD’s Catalyst 13.8 beta drivers which enable frame pacing, and more... Show Notes: 01:05 – ASUS PQ321 Ultra HD 4K 31.5-inch Monitor Review 06:18 – NVIDIA SHIELD Tegra 4 Android Gaming Portable 15:11 – Second-Gen Google Nexus 7 Tablet 23:21 – AMD Catalyst 13.8 Beta Drivers Enable Frame Pacing Control... Read more...
It's true, whether you like it or not, we're back!  In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco return to ride again in full high tech geekery.  This week we discuss Apple's new MacBook Air 13 powered by Intel's 4th generation Haswell Core processor, EVGA's overclocked GeForce GTX 770, Google's tiny little Chromecast media streaming dongle and SanDisk's Extreme 64GB SDXC card. 02:00 - Apple's Haswell-Powered MacBook Air 13 06:45 - EVGA GeForce GTX 770 SC with ACX Cooling 10:50 - Nokia Lumia 1020 Video and Photo Shoot Preview 17:35 - SanDisk Extreme 64 SDXC Memory Card 24:15 - Google Chromecast Media Streaming Dongle... Read more...
The upcoming holiday season may just be the best ever for my fellow geeks. Whether you’re hoping for some hot new components for your existing system, a new camera, some new speakers, or maybe even a new mobile device or laptop, there is a myriad of good stuff already sitting on store shelves, just waiting to be gobbled up by holiday shoppers. With so many products out there, from some good and not-so-good manufacturers, you or your significant other may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available. But don’t fret! We’ve rounded up an assortment of what are sure to be some of the hottest devices this holiday season and have them posted for you right here. We’ve... Read more...
In this special episode of HotHardware’s Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco takes us through a system build of a killer new Gaming PC built with top-notch Corsair components that we'll be giving away to our lucky “Back to School” contest winner JOMA! A couple of episodes back, I (Marco) said that I was so jazzed to assemble this system that I promised it would be the cleanest one I’ve built yet. I’m happy to report that I pulled it off (at least I think I did!). Assembling a group of parts that were all designed to work together definitely makes the process much easier. Kudos to Corsair for putting the effort in to design components that cater so well to the enthusiast... Read more...
In this special episode of Two and a Half Geeks, we welcome Alex Chang from MSI into HotHardware's Connecticut lab to talk about some of the innovations going on at MSI. Alex and Marco talk about the new Z77 MPower motherboard, for which every board goes through an overclocked stress test before ever hitting store shelves. Alex and Marco also discuss the high-end MSI N680 GTX Lightning and its various customizations, including the "GPU Reactor", and the MSI R7770 Power Edition with its multi-mode TransThermal cooler with Dust Removal technology...... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Marco, Dave and Iyaz talk about the hot new Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook, NVIDIA’s more affordable GeForce GTX 660 Ti, the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet, our Back to School Shopping Guide and details of our latest contest where you could win a sweet new custom gaming rig decked-out with killer Corsair components! Show Notes: 01:42 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti Round-Up Review 06:03 - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review 10:58 - Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Sneak Peek 15:37 - HotHardware's 2012 Back To School Shopping Guide 23:27 - HotHardware and Corsair Back To School Gaming System Giveaway!... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and Half Geeks, Iyaz, Dave and Marco chat about AMD’s new FirePro W9000 and W8000 Professional Graphics cards, Corsair’s innovative AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply, Apple OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the Windows 8 RTM, and general direction of desktop operating systems, the ASRock Vision 3D 252B Home Theater PC with NVIDIA 3DTV Play and details of our contest going on now where you could win a killer “All Corsair” Powered Gaming PC! Show Notes: 01:18 - AMD FirePro W8000, W9000 Challenge Nvidia's Quadro 08:33 - Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX Power Supply Preview 12:25 - Apple OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Review 17:20 - Windows 8... Read more...
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