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    Tesoro Excalibur Mechanical Keyboard Review

    We're looking at an interesting mechanical keyboard from Tesoro, the Excalibur G7NL. Well designed, sporting a uncomplicated design, and catering to gamers who want something simple and solid, the Tesoro Excalibur G7NL has some unique features including full N-Key ro...
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      Chipmaker AMD hires Dell senior executive in server push SAN FRANCISCO Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:49pm EDT (Reuters) – Advanced Micro Devices Inc said it hired a former Dell Inc [DI.UL] senior executive to lead the chipmaker’s push into microservers and ot...
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    Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4 Motherboard Review

    Introduction When it comes to Intel’s Extreme or “Enthusiast” series of motherboards and processors, like the X79 and its Ivy-Bridge-E combo, we seem to get a bit more time between updates. Intel initially launched its X79 Chipset with Sandy-Bridge-...
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    Gigabyte FORCE H3X Headset Review

    Gigabyte is continuing their foray into the gaming peripheral market, and this time it's the audio arena with the launch of a new gaming headset, the FORCE H3X. This set of cans looks sleek, is lightweight, versatile, and reasonably priced at about $100. But what abo...
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Tesoro Excalibur Mechanical Keyboard Review

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We're looking at an interesting mechanical keyboard from Tesoro, the Excalibur G7NL. Well designed, sporting a uncomplicated design, and catering to gamers who want something simple and solid, the Tesoro Excalibur G7NL has some unique features including full N-Key rollover, extensive lighting effects, and perhaps most notable, a very attractive price of only $90. Let's delve a bit deeper and see if the Excalibur G7NL can stand out in a widening field of mechanical keyboards.


 

ROCCAT Ryos Family Gets an eSports All-Star

ROCCAT Ryos Family Gets an eSports All-Star Ryos TKL Pro mechanical gaming keyboard arrives in stores, in style Hamburg, October 30, 2014 – ROCCAT Studios adds yet another keyboard to its roster of Ryos peripherals in the Ryos TKL Pro gaming keyboard, with an eye cast toward design and function suited for the eSports-centric gamer. The most complete tenkeyless mechanical keyboard on the market, the Ryos TKL Pro hits retailers and online shops worldwide today, arriving with tons of hands-on research and testing already on the books via our own gaming living legend HyuN, the number one StarCraft II player in the world, as well as our engineers and other professional gamers. “I’m in it to win it, so you’ll never see us put gear in our eSports team’s hands that don’t give them an edge,” says René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT Studios. Team ROCCAT uses the Ryos TKL in competition because it optimizes their play. They have to demonstrate the talent, we have to provide the quality tested gear to help them show that talent. From HyuN to our League of Legends Jungler Jankos and the rest of our amazing team, the Ryos TKL gives them that tool, and now our fans can have it too.” With best-in-industry Cherry MX Key Switches, our patented ROCCAT Talk which allows your ROCCAT devices to communicate with one another, 470 programmable macros, and two 32-Bit ARM Cortex processors plus 2 MB of flash memory, the Ryos TKL Pro is a monster win for not only eSports gamers, bu...


MSI Unveils World’s First Gaming Laptop with Mechanical Keyboard

MSI Unveils World’s First Gaming Laptop with Mechanical Keyboard 18-inch trailblazer outfitted with SteelSeries gaming keyboard featuring Cherry Brown MX Switches City of Industry, Calif. – October 30, 2014 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils the GT80 Titan, the world’s first gaming laptop with a mechanical keyboard. First of its kind, MSI’s GT80 Titan ushers the future of gaming by integrating a SteelSeries gaming keyboard with Cherry Brown MX switches into the 18-inch gaming beast. Mechanical keyboards provide superior tactile feedback, increases durability, and enhances overall gaming experience by eliminating key jamming even during the most heated battle sessions. “Performance is key for gamers and the GT80 Titan will forever change the mobile gaming experience,” says Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America. “We are proud to be at the forefront of the gaming evolution and will continue to provide solutions that deliver the most outstanding gaming experience in the world.” MSI’s newest gaming laptop uses standard Cherry switches and a standard keycap with 27mm of thickness, nearly 5 times of traditional laptop keyboards. It is also the world’s slimmest and lightest 18-inch gaming laptop, measuring 17% thinner and 22% lighter than its closest competitor. To fully optimize the keyboard, the GT80 Titan features an enhanced SteelSeries Engine with CloudSync, allowing users to save and synchr...


ROCCAT and Alienware Become Exclusive Partners

ROCCAT and Alienware Become Exclusive Partners  Two of the biggest names in gaming peripherals and hardware combine creative forces Hamburg, October 28, 2014 – ROCCAT Studios proudly announces an exclusive partnership with legendary cornerstone in PC gaming greatness, Alienware. Together, ROCCAT and Alienware are bringing the first of their collaborative efforts to gaming fans the world over with the melding of Alienware’s incredible AlienFX lighting system, and some of ROCCAT’s most innovative peripherals, the Kone XTD, Isku FX and groundbreaking Tyon gaming mouse. Says René Korte, ROCCAT’s CEO and founder, “We are extremely proud and honored to begin this rich, collaborative partnership with Alienware. Since 1996, Alienware has been a benchmark for quality, exciting design, and love for the PC Gaming community. Like us, they value high standards in every product they bring to the public, and relentlessly strive to innovate. Our ROCCAT family is thrilled to take these first steps in what will without question be a fruitful partnership, combining some of our very best peripherals with Alienware’s AlienFX software.” AlienFX will be paired with the ROCCAT products named above after a driver software update efficient end of November at the latest. Having pioneered some of the most vibrantly striking, highly customizable lighting systems in the market, ROCCAT’s Kone family of mice were the first in industry sporting multicolor LEDs. Additionally, ROCCAT’s T...


ASUSTOR Adds New AS7004T Tower Model to 70T Series

ASUSTOR Adds New AS7004T Tower Model to 70T Series ASUSTOR follows up the AS7008T and AS7010T with the AS7004T. Part of the AS70T series the AS7004T is a compact, high-performance tower model NAS created for demanding enterprise and multimedia applications. The AS7004T is powered by an Intel® Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM (Expandable to a maximum of 16GB) and features 4 disk-bays providing up to 24GB in storage space, and read and writes speeds of over 112 MB/s. Cutting-edge hardware allows for 4K multimedia playback, equipped with HDMI 1.4a, S/PDIF output port for high-definition audio, allowing for the creation of a high quality multimedia center. Taipei, Taiwan, October 28th, 2014 – ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of its new AS7004T tower model NAS device. The 4-bay AS7004T model is the most compact model in the AS70T series and features a storage capacity of up to 24TB. Powered by an Intel® Core i3-4330 3.5GHz dual-core processor and 2GB SO-DIMM DDR3 RAM (Expandable to a maximum of 16GB), the AS7004T features blazing read and write speeds of over 112 MB/s. Also included, are 2 gigabit Ethernet ports, 3 USB 3.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, and 2 eSATA ports for added expansion possibilities. Additionally, the AS7004T boasts a specialized cooling system featuring a single extra-large fan and dedicated heat pipes that work with the ingeniously designed disk tray vents to ...


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  Chipmaker AMD hires Dell senior executive in server push SAN FRANCISCO Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:49pm EDT (Reuters) – Advanced Micro Devices Inc said it hired a former Dell Inc [DI.UL] senior executive to lead the chipmaker’s push into microservers and other new markets. Forrest Norrod will be senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s enterprise, embedded and semi-custom business group and report to Chief Executive Lisa Su, AMD said in a news release on Monday. Norrod, 49, was general manager of Dell’s server business and joins AMD as the company develops chips for new low-power servers that might challenge heavyweight Intel Corp in cutting-edge data centers. AMD has been expanding into new markets including low-power “microservers” and game consoles, but progress has been slower than demanded by Wall Street. Earlier this month, Su took over as CEO, replacing Rory Read. Norrod fills Su’s previous position, which she h ad held temporarily since July. Following Su’s appointment as CEO, AMD announced on Oct. 16 it was cutting 7 percent of its workforce to reduce costs. SOURCE   Microsoft Said to Work on Software for ARM-Based Servers Source Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is working on a version of its software for server computers that run on chips based on ARM Holdings Plc (ARM)’s technology, people familiar with its plans said, a move that could help loosen Intel Corp. (INTC)’s grip on the market. The world’s largest s...


Apacer Introduces UrKey Security Dongle at Cloud EXPO 2014 Silicon Valley

Apacer Introduces UrKey Security Dongle at Cloud EXPO 2014 Silicon Valley Compact USB security dongle offers increased options for data   October 27th 2014,Taipei, Taiwan,– Apacer’s UrKey USB dongles use their exclusive CoreSecurity Technology for SSD core data security tailored for customers’ system design and use. The newly launched UrKey USB dongle can trigger, enable or remove the three major special security instructions of CoreSecurity through its usb-based 2-way dongle. These include CoreEraser, CoreDestroyer and CoreProtector, which deliver quick erase, full erase and security protection that will facilitate data security and increase storage reliability. The UrKey technology acts as a literal key for computer security. Once inserted in the preset USB slot, it will easily activate any CoreSecurity function and quickly ensures security protection. Specifically, the UrKey acts as a token for activating or triggering security functions. The UrKey is pre-programmed with the designated Apacer security features of Erase, Destroy, or Write Protect, depending on the specific request. Each UrKey is unique to its paired SSD due to the identification recognition process. In other words, the identifications between the UrKey and the SSD have to match in order to trigger the security feature. If the UrKey is connected with another SSD, the drive’s firmware will not be able to recognize the ID and thus there will be no function triggered. Come join Apacer at Cloud E...


Gigabyte GA-X99-UD4 Motherboard Review

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Introduction When it comes to Intel’s Extreme or “Enthusiast” series of motherboards and processors, like the X79 and its Ivy-Bridge-E combo, we seem to get a bit more time between updates. Intel initially launched its X79 Chipset with Sandy-Bridge-E, then 18 months later Ivy-Bridge-E hit store shelves without a major Chipset change. Unlike its mainstream Z series Chipset, which has seen updates almost every 12 months or so (give or take a few months), the X79 chipset is roughly 3 years old now. Today we have the new X99 Chipset which promises a large improvement over its predecessor X79. With the rise of DDR4 memory and demand for faster and larger bandwidth capabilities, it was only a matter of time. As we dig a little deeper today, we will talk a little more about this Chipset later. Along with the new Chipset comes a newly released processor refresh. The X99 Chipset has made some other improvements which now allow users to sport the new Intel Haswell-E Processor. This CPU starts with a 6core for the HT 5820K, 6core for the HT 5930K, and lastly an 8core for the HT 5960X with a Socket 2011-3. Of course with these changes, it has pre-empted the design of new motherboards, so we now have the chance to put the Gigabyte X99-UD4 motherboard to the test and see if the improvements are going to be worth the upgrade.   In recent years, Gigabyte has grown to be one of the most recommended brands. The reputation of great performance to value has put them on ...


 

CYBERPOWERPC Fangbook III HX6 15.6-Inch Gaming Notebook Looks Hot, Runs Cool & Includes a “Kickstand”

CYBERPOWERPC Fangbook III HX6 15.6-Inch Gaming Notebook Looks Hot, Runs Cool and Includes a “Kickstand” – Intel Core i7 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M-Infused Gaming Notebook   CITY of INDUSTRY, CA (October 24, 2014) – CyberPower Inc. a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, gaming laptops, and performance workstations, today announced the Fangbook III HX6, a gaming notebook PC that performs as hot as it looks, but knows when to cool its jets. The Fangbook III HX6 is based on the Intel Core i7-4700MQ Processor and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics card, but unlike many gaming notebooks, CYBERPOWERPC offers a variety of CPU/GPU upgrade options. The 4th Generation Intel Core i7 mobile processors used in the Fangbook III HX6 offer varying levels of performance. The processor sips power when idle or under general workloads. It cruises at 800MHz, and then kicks up to 3.4GHz when you need it. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M features 4GB of GDDR5 memory and exceptional power efficiency that can extend battery life. The notebook features a 15.6-inch Full HD (1080p) LED-backlit display with anti-glare technology. This ultra-responsive panel is great for gaming and draws very little power to prolong battery life. A two megapixel HD webcam is standard and located above the display to allow full screen video conferencing or Skype calling. The Fangbook III HX6 supports mSATA SSDs in addition to standard 2.5-inch hard drives for a variety of storage configuration...


Gigabyte FORCE H3X Headset Review

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Gigabyte is continuing their foray into the gaming peripheral market, and this time it's the audio arena with the launch of a new gaming headset, the FORCE H3X. This set of cans looks sleek, is lightweight, versatile, and reasonably priced at about $100. But what about performance? Indeed, this is where headsets make (or lose) their reputations, so let's take a closer look and see just how well the Gigabyte FORCE H3X gaming headset performs.


 



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