Category: PC Hardware Reviews

Jul
17

Giveaway: Seagate Ironwolf 110 SSD (480GB)

By Ryan Smith We haven’t yet given away any hardware this summer, so let’s change that. Earlier this year Seagate announced that they’d be expanding their Ironwolf family of NAS-focused drives to include SATA SSDs, and to that end the […]

Jul
17

The Kinesis Freestyle Edge RGB Gaming Mechanical Keyboard Review: An Ergonomic Masterpiece

By E. Fylladitakis Today we are taking a look at the Freestyle Edge RGB, the successor to the the first ergonomic mechanical keyboard that we ever reviewed, the Freestyle Edge. Although its name suggests that the company just added RGB […]

Jul
16

Arm Flexible Access: Design the SoC Before Spending Money

By Dr. Ian Cutress One of the critical ways in which the Arm licensing model works relates to how its customers acquires Arm’s IP, the architecture licenses, or access, along with royalty payments. Every customer, especially the big ones on […]

Jul
16

AMD’s Eight-Core Ryzen 7 2700X Now Available for $200

By Anton Shilov As a part of Prime Day deals at Amazon, AMD’s eight-core Ryzen 7 2700X processor is now available for $199.99, which is $129 off its original MSRP. This is the lowest price for this eight-core processor with […]

Jul
15

Next Generation Intel Atom Tremont: Potential L3 Cache

By Dr. Ian Cutress Intel has already disclosed that it will have a next generation Atom core, code named Tremont, which is to appear in products such as the Foveros-based hybrid Lakefield, as well as Snow Ridge designed for 5G […]

Jul
15

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 855 Plus: A Higher Bin SKU

By Andrei Frumusanu Today Qualcomm is announcing a new small refresh of the Snapdragon 855 SoC: the new Snapdragon 855+. In the past Qualcomm had the habit of sometimes refreshing their flagship SoCs in the middle of their product life […]

Jul
13

No, AMD Still Isn’t Enabling PCIe 4 On 300/400 Series Boards

By Ryan Smith Following this week’s launch of AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 series of processors, reports have once again begun circulating that PCIe 4 will be available on some existing 300 & 400 series boards. This comes despite AMD’s official […]

Jul
13

Dynabook’s USB-C Dock Has 10 Ports & an SD Reader

By Anton Shilov Dynabook Americas (former Toshiba) has introduced its new multi-port USB-C docking station. The USB-C Dock is designed to bring 10 ports and an SD card reader to ultra-portable laptops that have limited number of wired connectivity options. […]

Jul
13

The Return of the Portégé: Dynabook Launches 2019 Portégé X30

By Anton Shilov Because of the corporate turmoil in 2016 – 2018 and uncertain future of its PC business, Toshiba has not updated its popular Portégé family of notebooks in the US for more than two years. After Foxconn/Sharp gained […]

Jul
13

SanDisk’s Extreme Pro NVMe 3D SSD Gains Capacity: Up to 2 TB

By Anton Shilov Western Digital has quietly expanded its SanDisk Extreme Pro M.2 NVMe 3D SSD range with a 2 TB model. The drive offers performance on par with other models in the family as well as the company’s WD […]