The Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming Motherboard Review

The Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming Motherboard Review

 Micro ATX motherboards mark the spot between the limiting Mini ITX motherboards that are limited to a single expansion slot and the classic ATX motherboards that often offer more than what the user requires. Many users need more than a single PCIe slot but not nearly as many as seven. In this review, we are having a look at the Asus ROG Strix Z270G Gaming, a Micro ATX

The ASRock Z270 Supercarrier Motherboard Review: 4-way SLI and 5 Gigabit Ethernet on Kaby Lake

The ASRock Z270 Supercarrier Motherboard Review: 4-way SLI and 5 Gigabit Ethernet on Kaby Lake

Ever since Intel released the Z270 chipset earlier this year, we reviewed several motherboards based on it, ranging from the low-cost Mini ITX ECS Z270H4-I Durathon 2 to the advanced gaming motherboards from Asus and GIGABYTE. As literally dozens of Z270-based motherboards were released, we could not possibly review them all and we centered our choices on products that 

Week 35 in review: LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ1 and Moto X4 appear at IFA 2017

Week 35 in review: LG V30, Sony Xperia XZ1 and Moto X4 appear at IFA 2017

IFA 2017 is wrapping up with the events and we saw plenty of new phones being announced. LG finally unveiled the V30, Sony introduced the XZ1, the XZ1 Compact, and the XA1 Plus, while Lenovo showed the Moto X4 with dual cameras. Other companies like Archos, Alcatel and Blackberry also joined the fun, making the week a pure blessing for all smartphone geeks. Xiaomi and Apple are releasing their next flagships in a matter of two days – first is the Chinese manufacturer with the Mi Mix 2 on September 11. On September 12 the Cupertino company is announcing three iPhones, one…

Western Digital My Passport SSD Mini-Review

Western Digital My Passport SSD Mini-Review

Flash-based external direct-attached storage (DAS) devices have evolved rapidly over the last few years. Starting with simple thumb drives that could barely saturate USB 2.0 bandwidth, we now see high-performance external SSDs. Western Digital’s My Passport SSD is an external SSD with a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C interface. It comes in three capacities – 256GB, 512GB,

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra review: Geared up

Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra review: Geared up

   Introduction. Unboxing, 360-degree spin, hardware overview3. Display, connectivity, battery life4. User interface5. Performance6. Telephony, loudspeaker, text input, other apps7. Multimedia apps8. Camera9. SonyAndroid IntroductionSony’s love for big screens goes all the way back to 2013 and the 6.4″ Xperia Z Ultra, which was followed by a phablet in every generation since. Some four years later we have the Xperia XA1 Ultra at our doorstep, all 6 inches of it. And since we headed down memory lane, the Xperia T2 Ultra certainly deserves a mention too. While the Z Ultra packed some flagship-grade internals, the T2 Ultra was less obsessed with specs…

iPhone 6 Updated Review

iPhone 6 Updated Review

Introduction and design Update: iPhone 6 is still being sold and it’s on the iOS 10 update roadmap for September. This review has been revised to account for the new software and the release of the iPhone SE. Why do we have the Apple iPhone 6? Well, back in 2013, despite record sales, the Cupertino brand was heading for a fall. The brand had been trading on the same phone for four years, and something big was needed

Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum Review: A Mechanical Keyboard with Gateron Optical Switches

Tesoro Excalibur SE Spectrum Review: A Mechanical Keyboard with Gateron Optical Switches

The popularity of mechanical keyboards has led to the flooding of the market with hundreds of products, many of which had very small (or even zero) differences from each other. After all, there were only a handful of different keyboard switch types (and their clones), and there is only so much one can do with differentiating in terms of aesthetics and design without moving

MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review

MSI X99A Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard Review

Something was clear during 2016: RGB LED is here and it wants to be everywhere. It seems that a multicolored piece of computer hardware is the new thing, and every vendor wants to show it off. Usually the LED comes with a colored product anyway, so there are multiple angles for aesthetics, but some motherboard manufacturers have decided that sometimes a cleaner look is needed. MSI’s

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