Items tagged with Geeks

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...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geek, Iyaz, Dave and Marco chat about the Google Nexus 7, incredible free Open Source apps for every OS, TSMC possibly building a dedicated fab for Apple, the WD My Net N900 Dual-Band Router, how Gabe Newell thinks Windows 8 will kill PC Gaming, and details of our next awesome contest where you could win a sweet killer gaming PC built with top-notch Corsair components... Show Notes: 01:08 - Google Nexus 7 Tablet: Jelly Bean and Much More 09:45 - Open Source: Incredible Apps for Every OS 12:38 - Game-Changer: TSMC May Build Dedicated Apple Fab 19:24 - WD My Net N900 HD Dual-Band Router Review 22:48 - Valve's Gabe Newell Thinks Windows 8 Will... Read more...
In this action-packed episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss the hot new Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, the powerful Samsung Galaxy S III, Microsoft's Surface and Windows Phone 8 announcements, and AMD's Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition! Also, tell us what you want to win for the next contest; desktop system, notebook, tablets? We want to hear from you! Show Notes: 01:10 - Asus Transformer Pad Infinity TF700T Review 06:31 - AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition Review 10:11 - Samsung Galaxy S III Review: Style and Grace 15:52 - Microsoft’s Surface Could Kill HP, Dell, Other PC OEMs 15:52 - Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 8, Unifies Its Platforms... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss Dell's brand new XPS One 27 All-in-One Ivy Bridge Desktop, Intel's Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge Quad-Core CPU (Desktops), Intel's Core i5-3427U Ivy Bridge CPU For Ultrabooks, our Quad-Channel DDR3 Memory Round-Up, and a little tease about some Thunderbolt-enabled gear we've got in the lab right now from Asus, Intel and Promise... Show Notes: 01:40 - Dell XPS One 27 All-in-One Desktop, Ivy Bridge-Infused 07:29 - Intel Core i5-3470 Ivy Bridge Quad-Core CPU Review 11:15 - Intel Core i5-3427U: Ivy Bridge for Ultrabooks 16:41 - Quad-Channel DDR3 Memory Round-Up 22:22 - Thunderbolt on Windows Sneak Peek... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss AMD's new Trinity A10 mobile processor, NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 670 graphics card, Dell's hot UltraSharp U3011 30-inch IPS LCD, and Corsair's Accelerator SSD Cache drive. We also mention the winners of our Spring Tegra 3 Tablet giveaway and drop some hints about our next contest... Show Notes: 01:14 - AMD Trinity A10-4600M Processor Review 08:28 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 Reviews, EVGA and Gigabyte 13:22 - Dell UltraSharp U3011 30-inch Monitor Review 19:22 - HD Overdrive: Corsair's Accelerator SSD Cache 24:15 - Tablet Giveaway Winners announced... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss Intel's blazing fast SSD 910 PCI Express SSD, the HTC One X smartphone, Four Gaming Cliche's that simply must die, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 690 graphics card and details of our current ongoing contest where you could win one of two NVIDIA Tegra 3-based Android tablets like the Asus Transformer Prime... Show Notes: 01:10 - Intel SSD 910 PCI Express SSD Performance Review 06:52 - GeForce GTX 690 Review: Dual NVIDIA GK104 GPUs 12:23 - Four Gaming Clichés That Absolutely Need To Die 19:23 - HTC One X AT&T Smartphone Review 27:22 - HotHardware's Tegra 3 Tablet Spring Sweepstakes: Win an Asus Transformer... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss Intel's new Core i7-3720QM Ivy Bridge Mobile and Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Desktop processors, the just released ASUS Transformer Pad 300 tablet, WD's VelociRaptor 1TB 10K RPM SATA III Hard Drive and we give contest details of our new giveaway (starting today!) where you could win one of two HOT 10-inch Android tablets powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 processor... Show Notes: 01:40 - Intel Core i7-3720QM Ivy Bridge Mobile Review 08:55 - Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Processor Review 17:30 - ASUS Transformer Pad 300 Review 21:03 - WD VelociRaptor 1TB 10K RPM SATA III Hard Drive 27:50 - NVIDIA... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone running Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”, the Zotac ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus small form factor PC, Intel's SSD 910 family of PCI Express SSDs for the enterprise, our Intel Z77 Express motherboard round-up and give some details of our next contest in which readers could win one of two Asus Transformer Prime Android tablets powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC... Show Notes: 01:27 - Nokia Lumia 900 Smartphone Review 08:50 - Zotac ZBOX Nano XS AD11 Plus 16:16 - Intel Announces PCI Express SSD 910 Product Family 21:28 - Z77 Motherboard Round-Up: MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, Intel... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss Corsair's Carbide 300R and Obsidian 550D cases, our Definitive Diablo III Preview, the dysfunctional state of the game console industry, OCZ's Vertex 4 Indilinx Everest 2-Infused solid state drives and we hint at our next contest where you could win Asus Transformer Prime NVIDIA Tegra 3 powered tablets... Show Notes: 01:18 - Corsair Carbide 300R and Obsidian 550D Review 08:52 - Seeking Sanctuary: The Definitive Diablo III Preview 12:17 - ConsoleWatch: Developers Unhappy With Wii U Restrictions, Xbox Durango, and PlayStation 4 25:03 - OCZ Vertex 4 Indilinx Everest 2-Infused... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco and Iyaz discuss our recent reviews of the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s ultrabook, the new Apple iPad, AMD's FirePro V3900 pro graphics card, and iBuyPower's Erebus GT gaming PC. They also talk about, NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 680 and GT 640M GPUs based on the company’s new Kepler architecture, look at a retired World of Warcraft server, the Wing Commander: Darkest Dawn release, and drop some hints about an upcoming giveaway in which readers could win an NVIDIA Tegra 3 based tablet! Show Notes: 00:59 - A No Holds Barred Review of the (3rd Gen) iPad (2012) 02:35 - Lenovo IdeaPad U300s Ultrabook Review 04:13 - AMD FirePro V3900: Pro... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss Dell's XPS 13 Ultrabook, AMD's brand new Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 graphics cards based on the Pitcairn GPU, Samsung's oversized Galaxy Note Smartphone, Zotac's ZBOX ID80 Plus Cedar Trail-based Mini PC and we drop some hints regarding our next contest in which a lucky reader could win a hot new Android tablet... Show Notes: 01:28 - Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook 06:38 - AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 GPU Previews 11:57 - Samsung Galaxy Note Smartphone Review 17:40 - Zotac ZBOX ID80 Plus Mini PC Review 22:10 - HotHardware Contest Hints... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the latest announcements from Intel for their Near Threshold Voltage processor technology and full digital radios, AMD's new Radeon HD 7770 and 7750 mainstream GPUs, reports that Flash scaling issues could torpedo its future in the storage market, and Motorola's hot, new Droid Razr Maxx smartphone. We also drop a few hints about an upcoming giveaway… Show Notes: 01:20 - Intel Details Digital Radios, Solar-Powered CPUs 06:13 - AMD Radeon HD 7770 and 7750 GPU Reviews 10:50 - Flash Scaling Issues Could Torpedo Its Future 17:28 - Motorola Droid Razr Maxx Review 23:17 - Upcoming Contest / Giveaway... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the MainGear SHIFT do-it-yourself case kit and the recently released Intel SSD 520 series solid state drive built on SandForce controller technology. The guys also discuss the used game debate and game devs locking down DLC content for new game buyers only, and ask the question, “Should next-gen consoles be upgradeable?” Finally, Dave hints at an upcoming contest and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 00:50 - Maingear Shift DIY Sneak Peek 06:12 - Intel SSD 520 Series Solid State Drive Review 10:14 - The Other Side Of The Used Games Debate: Gamestop Manager Responds 10:15 - Outrage... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the Asus Transformer Prime Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” update, AMD's A8-3870K Black Edition unlocked Llano APU, Dell's Alienware X51 small form factor gaming PC, the brand new AMD Radeon HD 7950 and details our most recent contest where three lucky winners can score some great PC gaming gear from Gigabyte! Show Notes: 00:58 - Asus Transformer Prime Ice Cream Sandwich Update 06:17 - AMD A8-3870K Unlocked Llano Quad-Core APU Review 10:45 - Dell Alienware X51, SFF PC Gaming Refined 16:50 - AMD Radeon HD 7950 Tahiti Pro DirectX 11 GPU Review 20:48 - HotHardware and Gigabyte New Year's Giveaway... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss highlights from CES 2012 in Las Vegas, including OCZ's new blistering fast PCI Express and SATA SSD technologies, Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga, Intel Medfield Smartphones, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF700T, Samsung's Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD, and AMD's Trinity APU. We also cover some recent HotHardware articles featuring a Toshiba Ultrabook and Intel’s Core i7-3820, and talk about our current contest in which someone could win great PC gaming gear from Gigabyte... Show Notes: 01:36 - Storage Vision, OCZ's Suite at the Aria - ZDrive R5, Everest 2 etc.           ... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss AMD's hot new Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, HotHardware's Liquid Cooler Line-up with products from Intel, Corsair, and MainGear, the Lenovo IdeaPad U400 Notebook, and hints of our next sweepstakes where you could win some sweet gear! Show Notes: 01:10 - AMD Radeon HD 7970: 28nm Tahiti GPU Review 05:24 - Samsung Galaxy Nexus with ICS Smartphone Review 12:20 - Liquid Cooler Lineup: Intel, Corsair, MainGear Tested 17:01 - Lenovo IdeaPad U400 Notebook Review 22:31 - “Tablets of the Season” Winners announced, hints at upcoming contest... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Dave, Marco and Iyaz discuss Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus tablet, HotHardware's PC Component Holiday Gift Guide, Dell's slick XPS 14z Notebook, we discuss Tablet Gaming Today and a Look At the Future, and give some details regarding our MSI/NVIDIA Gear-Up and Tablets of the Season Sweepstakes Winners and ongoing giveaways! Show Notes: 01:15 - Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus 05:50 - HotHardware's Holiday Gift Guide: PC Components 12:00 - Dell's XPS 14z Notebook 16:55 - Tablet Gaming Today and a Look At the Future 23:41 - MSI/NVIDIA Gear-Up and Tablets of the Season Sweepstakes Winners (Tablets of the Season Contest still on)... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC, OCZ's Octane Series SATA III Solid State Drive, Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet and how not to get burned, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448-Core Limited Edition graphics card, and details of the HotHardware Gear-Up Giveaway with MSI and NVIDIA give away... Show Notes: 00:41 - Iyaz cries. 01:30 - Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime, Tegra 3 Unleashed 07:53 - OCZ Octane Series SATA III Solid State Drive Review  11:17 - Amazon Kindle Fire: Insight and How Not To Get Burned 17:15 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448-Core GPU Review 20:25 - MSI and... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco, Iyaz and Dave discuss Intel's new Sandy Bridge-E Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition processor, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 vs. Battlefield 3 and the advantages of PC gaming over consoles, Corsair's Force GT 240GB SSD and a firmware update for Crucial's M4, the PCAudioLab's Rock Box, details of our current contest where you could win PCAL's hot Digital Audio Workstation PC and hint at an upcoming week-long giveaway of a handful of NVIDIA Tegra 2-based tablets! Show Notes: 00:50 - Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E CPU 06:05 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reviewed, BF3 Compared 13:33 - Corsair Force... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and Half Geeks, Marco takes us through the component selection and build process for the grand prize of HotHardware's Labor Day Giveaway contest - a custom gaming PC decked out with the latest technologies from Intel, NVIDIA, Patriot, Gigabyte, NZXT and many more!... Read more...
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