Best Laptops of 2015 and more
Posted on: 11/23/2015 10:35 AM

Here a roundup of the latest reviews and articles:

ASUSTOR AS1004T 4-bay NAS Review
Best Laptops of 2015: Gaming, Workstations, Ultrabooks and more
EMTEC Power Connect Portable Charger Review
Lian Li PC-O8 Review
QNAP TS-563 Network Attached Storage Review
Seagate Enterprise NAS 8TB SATA III HDD Review
Steelseries Siberia 200 Headset Review
TT eSports Challenger Prime Keyboard Review
Xubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf - Not a silver bullet

ASUSTOR AS1004T 4-bay NAS Review
AS1004T NAS takes part of the latest ASUSTOR server series meant for home use, which does sport a Marvell ARMADA-385 1GHz Dual-Core processor, is paired with just 512MB of RAM and can house up to four drives. The chassis has been completely redesigned and in order to access the drives, we will have to completely remove the cover; unlike the previous NASes we have tested from the same company, this unit lacks trays and only 3.5’’ drives are supported for installation. Because of the utilized ARMADA-385 SoC, the overall power consumption is very low, while the four bays are cooled by a single 120mm fan located in the back. We can connect more devices to the NAS, but be aware that only two extra USB ports (3.0) are available with the server.


Read full article @ Madshrimps

Best Laptops of 2015: Gaming, Workstations, Ultrabooks and more
When choosing the right laptop it all comes down to what you are willing to spend and what you plan to use it for. After looking at several of the best devices this year and analyzing dozens of professional reviews, we bring you the best of the best in a handful of popular categories: budget, ultraportables, gaming, workstations and Chromebooks.


Read full article @ Techspot

EMTEC Power Connect Portable Charger Review
Last week, I went to a ceramic painting studio for a friend's birthday. There, they have a selection of blank ceramic items, and a whole load of paint colors to choose from. After choosing your item and paints, you can sit down and start working. One thing the staff told us specifically was to make sure we painted several coats on the ceramic pieces, as this would result in the best looking finish. Afterwards, we would leave our items with them, where they would apply a glaze, and put it through a kiln. So when I got there, I started with picking an item. I could have chosen something practical like a plate or a mug, but I decided to pick a small penguin figure. When choosing my colors, I always saw penguins having a darker colored body, so I chose a deep navy blue just to be a little bit different from black. I started painting the coats when I realized the colors I was painting on was quite a bit lighter than what I expected. However, the firing process is what increases the contrast and richness of the paint. Halfway through the painting process, I forgot the color I was painting as actually going to be darker, and I grew more akin to the pastel blue I was using. It was not until I finished when I remembered my original choice of a navy blue. I was a bit disheartened when I realized this, but it brought up an important concept. While many products we review come in with a great looking design or superior specifications, the only way we can judge an item objectively is to see how well it can handle our proverbial flames, or our testing methods. Only then are the true colors are revealed. Today, we have a combination of a media sharing hub and a power bank in the EMTEC Power Connect. It may seem like an interesting fusion, but does the Power Connect work well? What happens when we run it through the fires of our charging tests? Hopefully this review will answer all these questions.



Read full article @ APH Networks

Lian Li PC-O8 Review
Forerunners of spectacular aluminium computer cases, Lian Li are recognised as the crème de la crème of case designers. We’re generally always excited and intrigued by their products and today is no exception. Back in June of this year Lian Li announced the PC-O8 and today we have the pleasure of taking a detailed look at this exciting new chassis and giving you our verdict.

PC-O8 is a dual-compartment chassis which combines tempered glass and aluminium. The overall objective with this stunning new chassis is to showcase the delights of a new system configuration – have you just bought a new killer rig and want to show it off? Then this case is probably the ideal match!


Read full article @ Vortez

QNAP TS-563 Network Attached Storage Review
I have the opportunity to work in the Information Technology market and I get to work with some cool technology. Recently, I've been focusing more and more on visualization and network storage. To put it simply, we have the ability to run multiple virtual servers off of a couple of physical servers and some form of network attached storage.


Read full article @ Modders-Inc

Seagate Enterprise NAS 8TB SATA III HDD Review
As many of you know very well nowadays hard disk drive manufacturers are producing different models for different segments of the market so entry level models are designed for casual consumers, business/enterprise grade models are ment for enthusiasts and professionals, NAS drives have been designed for use in NAS (network attached storage) servers, surveillance models are the ones suitable for use in NVR (network video recording) devices and finally automotive models are obviously aimed towards use inside cars. Things used to be a lot easier in the old days since you just had but a handful of models to choose from but today all these different lines allow people to get exactly what they need to get the job done (much like a custom made suit). Seagate released their 8TB Enterprise NAS HDD a couple of months back and since we did test the 6TB variant not long before that we just had to also take the next model for a spin (and we're probably the first ones to do that).


Read full article @ NikKTech

Steelseries Siberia 200 Headset Review
The Steelseries Siberia line are some of the most popular gaming headphones on the market today. The company has worked to engage with the eSports community, spreading its products and branding among some of the world's top teams. The Siberia 200 is their value gaming headset, priced at $79.

The Siberia 200 is the successor to the popular Siberia v2, and comes in seven different colour options. The 200 shares its predecessor's basic shape, with a flexible and adjustable headband sitting below low-profile tubes covering the cables. The plastic construction is lightweight, and time will tell how it holds up to consistent use. Some users had problems losing audio in one ear or microphone functionality on the v2, and SteelSeries says they tried to address those in the 200. If they have, it hasn't changed much externally on the headset.


Read full article @ Hardware Canucks

TT eSports Challenger Prime Keyboard Review
Here at KitGuru we review many a mechanical keyboard, with some costing in excess of £100. Today's keyboard, however, is aimed squarely at the user on a budget. Priced at just £27.99, the TT eSports Challenger Prime is a membrane and rubber dome, rather than mechanical, keyboard. If you are after a new gaming keyboard, could this be the one for you?


Read full article @ KitGuru

Xubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf - Not a silver bullet
Full moon, distro resting: A long, fairly positive review of Xubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf 64-bit edition with the Xfce desktop, tested in a multi-boot Windows/Linux environment on a laptop with UEFI, Secure Boot and GPT, covering live session, installation, and post-install use, including Wireless, Bluetooth with mixed results, Samba sharing and printing, smartphone connectivity and associated bugs - iPhone and Ubuntu Phone, touchpad setup, multimedia - HD video and MP3 but no Flash, partitioning and slideshow, package management, updates, language support, default and extra applications, hardware support, webcam, stability, suspend & resume, resource usage, battery life, customization, and more. Have fun.


Read full article @ Dedoimedo




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