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One of the things we like about AVADirect is the extensive catalog of off-the-shelf parts to choose from. In fact, a major advantage of shopping from a boutique system builder as opposed to a bulk OEM is the availability of name brand hardware you'd otherwise buy from Newegg, or wherever it is you purchase your components, when rolling your... Read more...
A few months ago, CyberPowerPC unveiled a new line of custom gaming PCs under the “Zeus” moniker that promised impressive specs and features at a relatively low price. As it turns out, there are plenty of Zeus models available (nine at present, by our count), which provides a plethora of starting price points. For $1,125, you can... Read more...
A few months ago, CyberPowerPC unveiled a new line of custom gaming PCs under the “Zeus” moniker that promised impressive specs and features at a relatively low price. As it turns out, there are plenty of Zeus models available (nine at present, by our count), which provides a plethora of starting price points. For $1,125, you can... Read more...
There's a transformation taking place in the PC market, and despite what the doomsayers might tell you, it has nothing to do with tablets, smartphones, tweener devices like the Galaxy Note, or increasingly media-centric game consoles. No, the transformation we're observing is one where people are trading in their towers and monitors for space-saving... Read more...
There's a transformation taking place in the PC market, and despite what the doomsayers might tell you, it has nothing to do with tablets, smartphones, tweener devices like the Galaxy Note, or increasingly media-centric game consoles. No, the transformation we're observing is one where people are trading in their towers and monitors for space-saving... Read more...
After a few leaks and premature teases, the Windows 8 Release Preview is here. Microsoft had previously hinted that it would be available the first week of June, but the final pre-release is out and ready for you to download and try out. According to a blog post announcing the Release Preview, this release is the last one before the Release... Read more...
If you’ve been holding your breath waiting for MSI to add NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M graphics capabilities to its GT70 gaming notebook, you can exhale. This update rounds out the powerful specs on the GT70, which also include an Intel Core-i7 3610QM processor, Intel HM77 chipset, 12GB or 16GB of DDR3 memory, and... Read more...
It looks like a record-setting motherboard isn’t the only Gigabyte news worth sharing. The company also officially announced the Gigabyte X11, U2442, and U2440 ultra-lightweight notebooks today. Gigabyte claims the X11 is the lightest 11.6-inch notebook out there at just 975g; the 0.3cm thick device is built... Read more...
For as useful as case-mounted USB ports are for connecting USB devices quickly to your computer, removable media comes in an increasingly wide variety of formats. Having a media reader as part of your machine’s array of front-panel ports is mighty handy, and NZXT just released a full-featured one that will give your rig a nice upgrade.... Read more...
Fueled in part by revelations in Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography that Jobs had finally figured out how the TV market, rumors of the long-awaited Apple TV have swirled often. According to China Business News’ confidential sources, the devices are coming soon; Apple TVs will be rolling off of assembly lines at Foxconn, as... Read more...
There’s been quite a few smallish cases unveiled this week, and we’ll finish the list off with two more. Streacom announced full specifications on the FC9 and FC10 fanless HTPC chassis. The cases are awfully pretty, with a sandblasted aluminum finish in black or silver and understated profile to blend in with your home theater... Read more...
We’ve seen firsthand how tiny motherboards can pack a serious punch, and BitFenix appears to feel the same way. The company announced the Prodigy mini-ITX chassis, which is designed to accommodate five HDDs or SSDs, a removable 5.52-inch drive bay, up to five 120mm fans, and with the FlexCage removed, a 240mm radiator for liquid cooling.... Read more...
If you dig the all-in-one form factor, the Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 is about as compelling as it gets. After showing off the A720 at CES, Lenovo now has the AIO available for purchase, reports The Verge. The A720 boasts a large 27-inch screen with 10-point multitouch support, and the display itself can be adjusted from... Read more...
Fanless Tech is unabashed about its new Habey BIS-6763, and the fanless mini PC is indeed something to brag about. For starters, the tiny machine (7.5 x 7.5 x 2.6 inches) boasts an Intel Core i3-2367M, and it’s designed to be “indestructible”, according to the blog post announcing the computer. For... Read more...
ViewSonic wants the HD projector to be something that isn’t just for enthusiasts--in the press release below, the company pitches it as something for “professionals to pitch a business opportunity, for teachers to present multimedia, or for entertainment in the living room”--and it apparently believes it’s on to something... Read more...
In a promo that’s sure to encourage students to study very hard at their desks and not play their brand new Xbox 360s all semester, Microsoft is reprising last year’s offer of a free 4GB Xbox 360 for students with the purchase of a qualifying Windows PC worth $699 or more (in the U.S.) or $599 of more (in Canada). “With all... Read more...
The Ivy Bridge-based bounty from Toshiba today is great indeed. The company announced a trio of notebooks and an all-in-one, primarily designed for audio/visual consumption. The Qosmio T752 is a high-end A/V notebook boasting an aluminum case, 15.6-inch LCD screen, 8GB of memory, a 1TB hard drive, and an Intel Core i7-3610QM (2.3GHz) processor.... Read more...
There are fan controllers and then there are fan controllers, and it’s always fun to see some that are a bit tricked out. BitFenix has a pair of them, the Recon and the Hydra Pro. The Recon’s primo feature is that you can control it over the Internet via a Web browser. The controller features five channels, a touchscreen interface,... Read more...
It’s no secret that Eurocom makes some incredibly spec-heavy notebooks and mobile workstations. Often, those high-performing mamba jambas are also rather weighty and bulky, but the company has apparently accepted the challenge (and possibly felt market pressure) to create something smaller that still packs a punch for gamers. The Monster... Read more...
Corsair is relatively new to the gaming peripherals market, and the company undoubtedly took its time refining these products before stepping up to compete. The mechanical keyboards are designed to enhance gamers’ performance, with the K60 tailored for First-Person Shooters and the K90 for RTS and MMO gaming, and they’re both built... Read more...
ADATA announced two new memory kits in its XPG Xtreme Series designed for high performance, long life, and overclocking capabilities. Available in capacities of 8GB (4GB x 2) and 16GB (8GB x 2), the dual-channel DDR3-2133X kits boast 34.1GB of predicted bandwidth per second and sport operating voltages of 1.65V with... Read more...
Dedication. Diligence. Sacrifice. These are the words that describe us here at Hot Hardware, because when we set out to review these Corsair Vengeance gaming keyboards and mice, we sent the family off to bed night after and night and worked deep into the early morning hours. We spent many--many--hours testing, testing, and testing some more,... Read more...
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