Category: PC Hardware Reviews

Dec
16

LG Gram 2018 Laptops Unveiled: Quad-Core i5/i7, TB3, ~2.2 Lbs, 22 Hrs

By Anton Shilov LG on Thursday formally announced its next-generation LG gram ultra-thin notebooks. The new laptops will be as sleek as their predecessors, but will get a more durable chassis, Intel’s latest quad-core 8th generation Core i5/i7 processors, optional […]

Dec
16

The Intel Optane SSD 900p 480GB Review

By Billy Tallis Our first look at the Intel Optane SSD 900p only included the smaller 280GB capacity. We now have added the 480GB model to our collection, and have started analyzing the power consumption of the fastest SSDs on […]

Dec
16

DeepCool Releases QuadStellar Four-lobed Chassis: ‘Smart’ Case, Unique Shape

By Joe Shields DeepCool recently started selling the QuadStellar four-lobed chassis on the market nearly a year after it made its debut at CES 2017 in January. The QuadStellar design follows its predecessor, the TriStellar, with its lobed design looking […]

Dec
16

Baidu Announces An EPYC Deployment: Single Socket Scorpio Systems

By Ian Cutress As part of the end-of-year news melee, Baidu and AMD have announced the next phase of EPYC in the cloud, with a large scale deployment of single socket servers as part of Baidu’s ABC next-generation strategy. The […]

Dec
16

Spotted: 960 GB & 1.5 TB Intel Optane SSD 900P

By Anton Shilov Intel’s Optane SSD 900P featuring 3D XPoint memory have an edge over SSDs based on NAND flash when it comes to performance and promise to excel them in endurance. Meanwhile the Optane SSD 900P lineup is criticized […]

Dec
15

Samsung Announces New Notebook 9 Pen and Three New Notebook 9 (2018) Laptops

By Joe Shields Just in time for, or before CES 2018, Samsung unveiled three new laptops in their Notebook 9 family, starting with the Notebook 9 Pen. The Pen is a 13.3-inch 2-in-1 notebook with a 360-degree convertible hinge, includes […]

Dec
15

Western Digital to Use RISC-V for Controllers, Processors, Purpose-Built Platforms

By Anton Shilov Western Digital recently announced plans to use the RISC-V ISA across its existing product stack as well as for future products that will combine processing and storage. The company plans to develop RISC-V cores internally and license […]

Dec
15

Toshiba Launches MN06ACA 10 TB HDD for NAS: 7 Platters, Up to 249 MB/s

By Anton Shilov Toshiba continues to apply its seven-platter HDD platform to new applications and market segments, increasing hard drive capacity to 10 TB and slightly improving performance. Recently the company introduced its 10 TB HDD for SOHO and SMB […]

Dec
15

Synaptics Unveils Clear ID In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for 18:9, 20:9 Smartphones

By Anton Shilov Synaptics this week introduced its first Clear ID FS9500 in-display optical sensor that can be installed under the surface of an OLED screen. The fingerprint reader works faster than facial recognition and can be used in any […]

Dec
15

PowerColor Announces Gaming Box: The Devil Box’s Spawn, TB3 eGFX Enclosure

By Joe Shields PowerColor recently announced its second eGFX enclosure named, Gaming Station. The Gaming Station, like the Devil Box preceding it, is an accessory which enables gamers to connect desktop level video cards to laptops, AIOs, or SFF PCs […]