Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB Case Reviews and more
Posted on: 04/25/2019 09:51 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

Alienware m17 Laptop Review
Fitbit Versa Lite Smart Fitness Watch Review
Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB Case Review
Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB Case Review
Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB Review
G-Technology G-Speed Shuttle Thunderbolt 3 16TB Review
GeForce 430.39 Driver Performance Analysis
MINIX NEO N42C-4 Windows 10 Mini-PC Review
MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming X Review
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB Review
Palit GeForce GTX 1650 StormX OC 4 GB Review
Thermaltake Level 20 MT ARGB Review
Thermaltake Versa J24 TG ARGB Mid-Tower Case Review

Alienware m17 Laptop Review
The Alienware m17 is a strong performer with great audio and a lovely display, but it runs hot and very loud.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Fitbit Versa Lite Smart Fitness Watch Review
After years of eroding sales to established smartwatch players like Apple, Fitbit finally stepped into the arena with 2017's Ionic, but its delayed entry into the market found it behind the eight ball, lumbered with half-baked software and app partnerships which suggested it was (ironically) launched prematurely. Two years on, it looks like the company has been diligently working to iron out some of the quirks and have delivered one of their most well-rounded devices yet.

While the fitness tracking market has slowed down in recent times, Fitbit has worked rather aggressively to retain that market-leading position by pumping out annual hardware iterations and a steady stream of software and firmware updates. But last year's revision of the high selling Charge 3 barely tinkered at the edges and has seemingly reached the pinnacle of its potential. That's why the smartwatch concept almost certainly holds the future of the company's fortunes.


Read full article @ TweakTown

Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB Case Review
The Define S2 Vision from Fractal Design is a new take on the companys existing Define S2 case, adding additional style courtesy of four tempered glass panels and RGB lighting. Launching today with an MSRP of $239 this RGB version is priced higher than we are used to seeing from Fractal Design, so does it have premium quality to justify the price?

"The Define S2 Vision was designed with the goal of bringing together beauty and function, starting with a modified rendition of the advanced open-layout S2 chassis, encasing it in a full tempered glass exterior, and offering a choice in powerful PWM cooling with Dynamic X2 or Prisma ARGB pre-installed. The Define S2 Vision RGB comes packed with four 140mm Prisma AL-14 PWM ARGB fans, Prisma ARGB LED Strip, and the Adjust R1 RGB Controller. Those seeking a more understated look may opt instead for the Blackout version with Dynamic X2 PWM fans, offering equally impressive airflow and the same polished aesthetic without RGB LEDs or accessories.
Both versions feature an improved front panel design with concealed fan rails for a clean, unobstructed view of the front fans. A fully interchangeable top panel allows users to switch between the pre-installed tempered glass panel or the included top cooling bracket for additional fan and radiator support. Define S2 Vision also introduces Fractal Design’s new Nexus 9P PWM hub alongside numerous enhancements to the PSU shroud, such as additional pump/reservoir mounts, three alternative SSD locations, and pass-through holes for radiators installed in the base. Details make all the difference in a system that’s built to show, and Define S2 Vision aims to satisfy detail-oriented builders who take pride in showing their work."


Read full article @ PC Perspective

Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB Case Review
When it comes to PC cases the big craze last year was tempered glass and this year it appears to be RGB fans. We’ve seen quite a lot of cases come out that feature a tempered glass front panel with RGB fans showcased. One of the few companies that we have not seen this from is Fractal Design. Well that ends today as they are introducing their Define S2 Vision, which as you can guess features tempered glass panels as well as RGB fans. Fractal Design takes case design very seriously, so if someone is going to do a full tempered glass case right it is going to be them. I took a look at the Define S2 last year and it was one of my favorite cases. The Define S2 Vision is more or less the same case with more tempered glass, ARGB fans, an RGB light strip and a few other additions. If you are going for that RGB look is this finally the case to get? Read on as we find out


Read full article @ ThinkComputers.org

Fractal Design Define S2 Vision RGB Review
Fractal turns on the style. It's hard to go wrong with a Fractal Design chassis. Build quality tends to be good, the feature-set is usually comprehensive, and their dependability is built around the fact that you know what you're going to get. A commendable formula, but the core of what's good about a Fractal enclosure doesn't cater to builders who crave wow factor, and when we reviewed the Define S2 back in October, we came away feeling as though the firm's signature aesthetic was starting to show its age.

We needn't have worried as the plan was always to introduce a jazzier variant that takes the Define S2 foundation and adorns it with more glass and, of course, lots of colourful lighting. Enter the Define S2 Vision RGB, launching today priced at the princely sum of £225.


Read full article @ Hexus

G-Technology G-Speed Shuttle Thunderbolt 3 16TB Review
It's an expensive Thunderbolt 3 4-bay storage system - but can it justify the hefty asking price?


Read full article @ KitGuru

GeForce 430.39 Driver Performance Analysis
Game Ready 430.39 Driver Performance Analysis featuring the RTX 2070 using 40 Games  As a regular BabelTechReviews feature, this driver performance analysis will showcase the performance of the RTX 2070 Founders Edition (FE) with 40 PC games using the latest GeForce Game Ready 430.39 Driver which released earlier this week


Read full article @ BabelTechReviews

MINIX NEO N42C-4 Windows 10 Mini-PC Review
With the NEO N42C-4 model, MINIX is proposing a compact, silent and good quality chassis Mini PC which features a very important aspect: upgradability; the enclosure is fairly easy to open for maintenance (upgrades/dust cleaning) and the motherboard features a beefy cooling system that barely needs to turn the fan on, thanks to the low-TDP SoC used with the system. Talking about the SoC, we do get the 4-core Pentium J4205 on the 14nm technology process that also comes with HD Graphics 505, perfectly capable of 4K output and video playback.


Read full article @ Mad Shrimps

MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming X Review
MSI is back, this round with the GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming X edition of the GeForce GTX 1650. Designed to be a budget-friendly product MSI still did mount a pretty impressive cooler, a Twinfrozr revision 7 one with dual-fans. For a bit more fun, MSI also added a 6-pin power connector, perhaps that's good news for tweaking. oh and it's overclocked right out of the box for you as well.


Read full article @ The Guru of 3D

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB Review
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1650 serves up respectable performance at 1920x1080. However, AMD's Radeon RX 570 is faster and less expensive.


Read full article @ Tom's Hardware

Palit GeForce GTX 1650 StormX OC 4 GB Review
The Palit GeForce GTX 1650 StormX OC comes at NVIDIA MSRP of $150, yet features an out of the box overclock. It also doesn't require any additional 6-pin power connector, which makes it the easiest upgrade to get more FPS on an older computer without having to worry about PSU requirements.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Thermaltake Level 20 MT ARGB Review
Today we test the new Thermaltake Level 20 MT ARGB case, which comes with three addressable RGB fans. On OCinside.de we have already tested some current cases with RGB fans and will see where to find the special features of this Thermaltake Level 20 MT ARGB Midi-Tower.


Read full article @ OCInside.de

Thermaltake Versa J24 TG ARGB Mid-Tower Case Review
The latest chassis from Thermaltake may not be one of their biggest. However, for a compact chassis, theyve worked hard to pack in quite a lot of features. At just under £80, its noticeably more expensive than the stock J24 chassis that costs around £50.


Read full article @ eTeknix


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