MSI Cubi 2 Kaby Lake UCFF PC Review

MSI Cubi 2 Kaby Lake UCFF PC Review

The Kaby Lake-U (KBL-U) series with 15W TDP CPUs was introduced along with the 4.5W Kaby Lake-Y ones in Q3 2016. The first set of products with Kaby Lake-U were ultrabooks. However, ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs were not long behind. There are already three vendors in the market with Kaby Lake UCFF PCs – ASRock (Beebox-S), GIGABYTE (BRIX), and MSI (Cubi 2). MSI

Intel Core i5-7600K (91W) Review: The More Amenable Mainstream Performer

Intel Core i5-7600K (91W) Review: The More Amenable Mainstream Performer

The Core i5-7600K, launched today, is the other unlocked processor from Intel’s 7th Generation line of Kaby Lake Processors. Kaby Lake is Intel’s third set of processors at 14nm, using the new 14+ process variant, which aims to give processors with a better frequency / voltage curve that translates into more performance, better efficiency, and the potential to push the silicon

OnePlus Bullets V2 review

OnePlus Bullets V2 review

The market for affordable earphones is unfortunately littered with the same sort of options; cheaply made in-ear designs with bass-heavy sound that has forever tainted the perception of the masses for what good sound is. Even when the big brands enter this space, they dont try too hard to make something good because they are afraid they will jeopardize their more expensive products. But like with other product categories,

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: Hands-on review: IFA 2015:

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: Hands-on review: IFA 2015:

Come on, you’re only here for one reason: to see whether a phone really needs a 4K screen, or whether it’s just one of the world’s top producers of Ultra HD TVs is using the technology to create a splash on its smartphones. Of course it’s the latter. There’s very little reason to stick a display on a phone that packs that many pixels in (3840 x 2160, if you must know) as there’s no content out there which can truly

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Time-saver edition

Apple iPhone 7 Plus review: Time-saver edition

  AppleiOSTime-saver IntroductionThe iPhone 7 Plus hardly needs an introduction. Apple’s latest always get the attention no matter how much or how little the company has changed. An aura of controversy has always been part of Apple’s marketing and some might argue that the polarized opinions actually work in their favor.Compared to its predecessor, the iPhone 7 Plus comes with a more refined design, it packs even more processing power, and ups the game with a new dual-camera setup on the back. And while the 7+ isn’t the first to slap two snappers next to each other, it is the first to…

Intel SSD 600p (512GB) Review

Intel SSD 600p (512GB) Review

Intel’s SSD 600p was the first PCIe SSD using TLC NAND to hit the consumer market. It is Intel’s first consumer SSD with 3D NAND and it is by far the most affordable NVMe SSD: current pricing is on par with mid-range SATA SSDs. While most other consumer PCIe SSDs have been enthusiast-oriented products aiming to deliver the highest performance possible, the Intel

The SilverStone SX700-LPT SFX 700W PSU Review

The SilverStone SX700-LPT SFX 700W PSU Review

As PC gaming continues to grow, more and more PCs are finding their way into the living room. As such, the demand for small, elegant computers that are powerful enough to be used as gaming machines is constantly on the rise. Several reputable manufacturers have presented products specifically designed for living room PC gaming, from subtle gaming cases to specialized

OnePlus 2 updated review

OnePlus 2 updated review

Introduction and design The tricky second album. That’s probably the best way to describe the OnePlus 2. After the surprise success of the OnePlus One there were big expectations for its successor, so has the fledgling Chinese brand delivered? OnePlus dubbed its second phone ‘the 2016 Flagship Killer’, a claim that was more than a little far-fetched. So how about a more grounded claim of ‘the 2015 Flapship Killer’?

iPhone 7 updated review

iPhone 7 updated review

Introduction, design and screen Let’s get right down to it: if Apple had launched the iPhone 7 in place of the iPhone 6S last year, it would probably have been the phone of the year. We’re used to the S variants of the iPhone being minimal upgrades – just the right amount of change to encourage a purchase by those with ageing handsets – and if the myriad changes on this new iPhone had arrived in 2015, it would

Zotac ZBOX CI523 nano Fanless Skylake-U mini-PC Review

Zotac ZBOX CI523 nano Fanless Skylake-U mini-PC Review

Passively cooled computing systems are popular amongst consumers worried about noise from fans and their associated maintenance requirements (particularly, for industrial use-cases). Traditionally, fanless high-performance PCs have come with a high price tag. However, with the focus on low-power Core-series CPUs by Intel, we have many vendors targeting this market segment

Google Pixel XL

Google Pixel XL

You don’t have to shop in the big-and-tall section of stores to want the Google Pixel XL. It’s a powerful phablet at a still-reasonable size, and it’s made by Google. This 5.5-inch Android phone is the successor to last year’s Nexus 6P, as Google is altogether ditching the affordable, developer-focused Nexus brand in favor of this new Pixel XL and its smaller 5-inch Pixel counterpart. Here’s our hands-on

TV Amazon Fire  updated review

TV Amazon Fire updated review

Introduction and features Amazon’s streaming video player is an always-improving, amazing piece of tech that can show you content you want faster than you can say “I’d like an Amazon Prime account, please.” Inside, however, things have changed considerably, with a nominally quad-core MediaTek processor sitting at the heart of the new Fire TV. It’s really a pair of dual-core chips (one running at 2GHz and the other at 1.6GHz) strapped together, but that doesn’t stop it from offering around 75% faster performance compared with the old model’s silicon. There’s also a dedicated PowerVR GX6250 GPU inside to give the new Fire…