Philips 34-Inch 349X7 Ultrawide QHD Curved FreeSync Monitor Review and more
Posted on: 05/29/2018 09:36 AM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

ASRock X399M Taichi Review
Lenovo Yoga 730 13 Review
LG Gram 13 Review
Philips 34-Inch 349X7 Ultrawide QHD Curved FreeSync Monitor Review
SilverStone Essential Gold ET750-HG 750W Power Supply Review

ASRock X399M Taichi Review
We begin our foray into the AMD Threadripper platform with a rather small board product, something one might not expect to be available for AMD's Threadripper platform. ASRock's X399M Taichi takes everything the platform natively offers and fits all that into the mATX platform, so you can get all those cores in a box working on your desk without giving up a good portion of your desk space.

ASRock launched their Taichi series several iterations ago, releasing a highly refined and purposefully "mainstream" tuned series of boards that offer all the features a platform has to offer, along with robust power delivery and a simple aesthetic that is easy on the eye. As the name implies, the ASRock Taichi boards truly seek to make your computing experience a calming one by also bringing in a BIOS that is ready for most popular memory and drive options to ensure things like compatibility problems are almost completely relegated to the past.


Read full article @ TechPowerUp

Lenovo Yoga 730 13 Review
Like most mid-range devices, Lenovo's Yoga 730 looks to offer high-end features at a reasonable price, and it does a pretty good job of it. The convertible comes with quad-core Intel Core processors, pen support, and more.

The device has a feature-set that you'd expect from premium devices, including a full HD display, Thunderbolt 3, and a fingerprint sensor. It also has far-field voice microphones, with Alexa support coming soon.

Ultimately, it has everything that the average user needs in a premium PC.


Read full article @ Neowin

LG Gram 13 Review
Today we’re looking at the LG Gram, which falls into our favorite category of laptops: high-end slim and light machines. This latest version of the LG Gram has been around for a few months now, and you might have already seen some reviews of the flagship 15-inch model. However when LG asked if we were interested in reviewing the Gram, we specifically requested the smaller 13-inch entry-level model. After all, a lot of buyers are interested in the more affordable configurations that they can easily carry around.

Most of the hardware here won’t come as a surprise: we’re looking at an Intel Core i5-8250U processor, though you can configure the system up to the i7-8550U. There’s also 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, a 13-inch 1080p display, and an enormous 72 Wh battery. All of this will set you back a touch under $1,000 or thereabouts on Amazon.


Read full article @ TechSpot

Philips 34-Inch 349X7 Ultrawide QHD Curved FreeSync Monitor Review
Philips 34-Inch 349X7 Tired of the limitations of 16:9 displays and want a lot more room to work, play and more? Then an ultrawide 21:9 monitor may be perfect for you.

Tired of the limitations of 16:9 displays and want a lot more room to work, play and more? Then an ultrawide 21:9 monitor may be perfect for you. While lacking the impressive vertical resolution of 4K, which runs at 3840 x 2160, this ultrawide monitor offers a higher horizontal resolution of 3440 x 1440. That’s the same vertical resolution as a 2K display, but almost twice the width of a traditional 16:9 display. That means you can fit more windows side by side, great for people like myself who do a lot of content creation. Of course, it’s fantastic for gaming too, giving you a wider field of view to get immersed in your digital worlds. Add to that the ability for FreeSync and 100Hz refresh rates and you’re well on your way to a fantastic PC experience.


Read full article @ eTeknix

SilverStone Essential Gold ET750-HG 750W Power Supply Review
The SilverStone Essential Gold ET750-HG 750W is a well-designed semi-modular power supply unit with reasonably good build quality for the price.

Recently, I have been thinking about how to avoid wasting money on unnecessary computer hardware. For computers, I think we should have one laptop and one desktop. The laptop is mostly for mobile productivity work, such as writing reports in the library or making a presentation of your project. Ideally, the laptop we have should be lightweight and low profile. However, it is very expensive to own a performance gaming laptop that is easy to carry. As for desktops, it is easier to achieve high gaming performance with lower cost. Therefore, if you really want to enjoy some PC games after productivity work, owning a gaming desktop computer is great. However, here comes the problem: If we have both laptop and desktop computers, there will be redundancy in certain components. For example, for most of the mainstream laptops, the CPU, memory, and SSD are not significantly different from their corresponding desktop components. What makes the desktop computer the de facto gaming option is the capability of using graphic cards. Therefore, in order to not to waste money on buying two computers, one could just buy a laptop computer and a console. If you do not think buying a gaming console is a good idea, then you can just build you own external GPU. The materials you will need to buy include the Thunderbolt to standard PCI Express adapter, a desktop PSU, and a desktop grade graphic card. Yes, you still have to get a desktop PSU to power your external GPU, and you definitely prefer to buy a budget one to save some bucks. For today’s review unit, the SilverStone Essential Gold ET750-HG 750W, it is not a costly PSU. Will it be a good choice for either traditional desktop computer build or a do-it-yourself gaming box build? Let us read on and find out.


Read full article @ APH Networks




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