QuoteWhile Logitech is a company that graces ASE Labs' test bench often, it is not often that we get to see a highly targeted type of keyboard combo. The Logitech Wave Pro Desktop is targeted to the consumer market unlike their G series products. Don't let that fool you. This combo has some good (and not so good) features that set it apart from its gaming brethren.
QuoteWhen readers come to ASE Labs and see a graphics card review, they expect to find a high speed entry with a bunch of bells and whistles. There is another section of the market that ASE Labs reaches and that is the mainstream builders and entertainment PC builders. These types of buyers have very different requirements than the so-called enthusiast. Speed and performance take a back seat to form factor, noise, and features. Most small cases only support low profile cards and the Sapphire Radeon HD 3450 steps in to provide the video on your entertainment system.
QuoteExternal hard drive storage is the technology that people are using to keep their data backed up in multiple locations in the current era of technology. There are good products and bad ones just the same but not all enclosures promise the same thing. The Thermaltake BlacX was probably the first unit to take a hard drive and turn it into the removable storage. Now you can easily keep multiple physical backups with ease using this product. Pretty interesting.
QuoteATP Electronics is a 17 year-old company best known for their EarthDrive recyclable USB flash drive, which is not only made of recycled materials but also has part of the proceeds go towards rainforest protection. They also make memory products for both enterprise and home applications in addition to various types of removable storage. Today, ASE Labs has the ATP ToughDrive 4GB Camo edition.
QuoteQuote: The Lian Li PC-A7010 carries a whopping $295 price tag and is most definitely a high end case. With the time I have spent with the PC-A7010 I now know why some enthusiasts covet the Lian Li cases so much. The build quality is amazing, as it should be for an investment close to $300. The SATA backplane is a nice feature. It will clean up a lot of cable clutter and make things look very nice, even though it is hidden behind the case side...
QuoteBack in March we looked at the AMD Radeon HD 3200 graphics with AMD's 780G Chipset and found it to be a reputable performer. Its performance was almost identical to that of the discrete Radeon HD 2400PRO graphics card and was capable of running some Linux games at a playable frame-rate. Now though AMD's top-end IGP is 790GX Chipset with Radeon HD 3300 graphics. We have been testing an AMD 790GX motherboard from Elitegroup Computer Systems for the past several weeks and today we are delivering our Linux benchmarks of this newest AMD integrated graphics processor.
QuotenVidia decided that all of this is pretty ridiculous, there has to be a better way for enthusiasts to get their system information. So they came up with ESA, a system of monitoring all system information from one dashboard. Working with their partners, they have developed a really creative and effective system for hardware monitoring. Our friends at Thermaltake agree with this, and have partnered with nVidia to create ESA compliant cases, water cooling systems, and power supplies. Today, I will be looking at Thermaltake's modular and ESA compliant Toughpower Cable Management 850 Watt PSU. Will it have what it takes? Read on to see!
QuoteNZXT began life in 2004 and had a goal of producing a product line that was geared toward enthusiasts and gamers. From the beginning, they have shown a love for those who are looking to eke out that little bit of extra performance from there machine. Even in the beginning when they used pretty basic design builds for some of their initial products, these folks have always added something to the build to make it different from everybody else. Since those humble beginnings, NZXT has worked hard to enhance that enthusiast outlook and are now in the market of creating truly unique enclosures and have even added power supplies to the mix. All this brings us to today's piece, the NZXT Khaos. This enclosure features a full tower design that offers some innovations not found in your everyday case, which suits the company very well.
QuoteCooler Master's UCP 900W has performed admirably throughout several days of testing while having an attractive aesthetic finish to complete the overall product. It's quiet and stable with plenty of power, has nicely sleeved cables while providing plenty of well organized SATA and videocard connections.
QuoteSo, you say you just bought a second or even a third computer for your household and you're wondering how you're going to connect it to the Internet? Well, for one thing you'll need a router and probably a wireless adapter such as the Belkin F5D8053 N Wireless adapter, unless you plan on directly wiring it to a port on your router. Using a wireless adapter however would be the much easier and quicker way to setup access to your home network/broadband Internet connection. Benchmark Reviews has just reviewed the Belkin F5D8053 N Wireless adapter for you. Now let's see if it's something worth buying or not.
QuoteToday we will be looking at another addition to Noctua's award winning lineup: the NH-U9B. Unlike the other Noctuas we have put through their paces, the U9B is different from its brethren since it is actually quite small in comparison and uses a completely different fan size and design to keep its heatsink cool. It is geared towards those of you who do not want a massive heatsink in your HTPC (or standard ATX) case and seems to have been released to compete with the Thermalright Ultima 90.
QuoteQuote: So what does it take to destroy the ATP ToughDrive USB flash drive? Good Question! We wanted to know as well so we promptly TORTURED it! Does the ATP ToughDrive survive being driven over, immersed in water, set on fire, used as a dog chew toy, shot with an Airsoft gun, Frozen, TORCHED, and finally beaten with a hammer? See our amazing brutality in our video of this drive. Of course we tested the drive first and bring you our thoughts on why we feel this drive deserved our Editors Choice Award. Those with a queasy stomach may not want to watch.