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Tt eSports by Thermaltake Poseidon ZX Review
Sep 3, 2014 - in Reviews
Terms like “tenkeyless” and “80% form factor” mean simply, a keyboard without the number pad — and this format isn’t just popular with gamers.
Gigabyte Aivia Uranium Wireless Gaming Mouse Review
Mar 13, 2014 - in Reviews
Gigabyte's Aivia Uranium wireless gaming mouse is certainly a bit different. It might not be the ideal peripheral for all enthusiasts. However, there are those who will undoubtedly consider this feature-rich mouse to be everything that they need.
Four Entry-Level Monochrome Laser Printers, Reviewed
Feb 20, 2014 - in Reviews
We take entry-level monochrome laser printers from Brother, Dell, HP, and Xerox in an attempt to identify which one is the best option for your home office or small business. We test performance and evaluate features in our quest to crown a winner.
Seven Portable Bluetooth Speaker Systems, Tested And Reviewed
Dec 10, 2013 - in Reviews
We're testing a wide range of Bluetooth-capable speakers, priced between $50 and $250, to gauge how well these wireless audio devices fare. Believe it or not, there's a ton of differentiation, and a number of systems clearly rise to the top of our list.
Six Peripherals From Tt eSports, Tested And Reviewed
Nov 20, 2013 - in Reviews
Thermaltake's eSports division sent over keyboards, mice, headsets, and mouse pads for us to look at, so we combined the company's peripheral line-up into one story with six different products tested and reviewed. How well does this gear work together?
Roccat Power-Grid: Turn Your Smartphone Into A PC Peripheral
Oct 27, 2013 - in Reviews
Roccat's Power-Grid allows your smartphone or tablet to be used as a programmable PC peripheral interface device. We took the beta version through its paces to show you what the software can do, and how easy it is to create your own custom interface!
Four Keyboards And Four Mice For LAN Party Gamers, Rounded-Up
Feb 14, 2013 - in Reviews
We have four portable keyboards and a quartet of gaming mice that could turn heads at your next LAN party. We put the boards through a number of performance-oriented metrics, and handed the hardware off to some gamer friends for their opinions, too.
VP2770-LED Vs. S27B970D: 27" Monitors At 2560x1440
Feb 13, 2013 - in Reviews
If you demand maximum pixel density and the highest resolution on your desktop PC, these 27-inch screens from ViewSonic and Samsung do not disappoint. Today, we put ViewSonic's VP2770-LED and Samsung's S27B970D to the test. Is QHD right for you?
AOC I2757Fh And ViewSonic VX2770Smh: Two 27" IPS Monitors
Jan 15, 2013 - in Reviews
With monitor prices creeping lower than ever, even the latest IPS-based models are now affordable. Today, we look at a pair of 27-inch, LED-lit, 1080p displays from AOC and ViewSonic. Both products recently hit the market and are selling for around $300.
Dell Shows Off Its Entire Windows 8-Based Fall Line-Up
Oct 31, 2012 - in Picture Story
Tom's Hardware was recently invited to an event in New York to preview Dell's line-up of Windows 8-based Inspiron and XPS families of notebooks, tablets, and accessories. From all-in-ones to convertibles, and notebooks, the company is all-in with touch.
Tt eSports Level 10 M Mouse Review: A BMW For Your Hands
Sep 30, 2012 - in Reviews
Take a piece of metal, a few creative ideas about peripherals, and high-end technology. Combine them all with a great design and you get the Tt eSports Level 10 M mouse. Read on to see if this recipe worked out the way that Thermaltake envisioned.
HP 2311 gt 23" Monitor Review: Passive, Polarized 3D On A Budget
Jul 12, 2012 - in Reviews
HP sent us its newest stereoscopic 3D-capable monitor, the 2311 gt. Aimed at budget-conscious customers, we take our first look at a passive, polarized monitor based on FPR technology and put it up against a more expensive, active, shutter-based system.
Tom's Hardware's Top 40 Steampunk Computer Mods From Pinterest
Jun 12, 2012 - in Picture Story
Do you like computer mods? How about steampunk? You're in luck. Since joining Pinterest last month, we've come across a ton of fantastic and awe-inspiring homebrewed imagery. Today, we round up the top 40 steampunk computer mods from Pinterest.
Acer, Dell, LG, And Samsung: Four 23" LCD Monitors, Rounded-Up
Feb 21, 2012 - in Reviews
In our first LCD round-up of the year, we put four monitors thorough our benchmark suite and find some surprising results. Even if you're an enthusiast with cash to spare, paying more doesn't guarantee a better display. Our tests explain why.
24" LCD Round-Up: Acer S242HL, Dell U2412M, And Samsung T24A550
Nov 3, 2011 - in Reviews
Another batch of monitors just landed. This time, we're sampling 24" screens. If 27" is too big (and too expensive), and 23" is too small, this round-up is just what you need. We put three screens through the usual paces to find a definitive winner.
Picking The Best Ink And Paper For Your Inkjet Printer
Aug 31, 2011 - in Reviews
The subject of printing has the potential to be super boring. But it's fun to break technologies down and explore how they work. If you're a true techie, you'll dig the tests we're performing to get the best quality out of our inks and printer paper.
Three 27" IPS LCDs: UltraSharp U2711, DS-277W, And MultiSync PA271W
Aug 10, 2011 - in Reviews
Many of you asked for a round-up of 27" IPS-based displays, and here it is. Although these screens feature similar specifications, you might be surprised at how much they differ, both in performance and price. Which of the three is right for you?
Three-Way 22" LED LCD Roundup: Dell, LG, And Samsung
Jul 12, 2011 - in Reviews
We're back with another roundup of 22" LCD displays from the likes of Dell, LG, and Samsung. If you're in the market for a new monitor, be sure to look at our benchmarks because all TN-based screens aren't the same. There are some major differences.
SPONSORED BY Intel - Intel Inside, Including the Motherboard?
Jun 13, 2011 - in Reviews
The market is brimming with motherboard options, and businesses of all sizes face the unenviable task of trying to decide which vendor to place at the heart of their productivity desktops.
Five Mechanical-Switch Keyboards: Only The Best For Your Hands
Jun 12, 2011 - in Reviews
Today's we're venturing into the world of mechanical-switch keyboards, which are oh-so-satisfying to use. We'll present five different models and offer an educational exploration of the technology. At the end of the day, these are all a pleasure to use.
Tom's Hardware Benchmarks Inkjet Printer Paper!
May 25, 2011 - in Reviews
Do you own an inkjet printer? If you are concerned with the quality of your prints, you will want to read this article. We go over the technical differences between paper from Brother, Dynex, Epson, HP, and Kodak, and why one gets our recommendation.
CCFL Versus LED: Is There A Downside To Going Green?
May 1, 2011 - in Reviews
With the display market quickly transitioning to LED backlighting, are we losing anything in the move away from CCFL? Sure, LED is supposed to be greener, with richer contrast and color...but is it? Before you jump to conclusions, check out our review.
Three-Way 23" LED LCD Roundup: Dell, HP, And Samsung
Apr 20, 2011 - in Reviews
We've spent a lot of time evaluating the performance of graphics cards and processors, but a good monitor is almost every bit as important to gamers and professionals alike. For our first look at monitors in 2011, we are starting out with three 23" LCDs.
SPONSORED: Brother Laser/LED Printer Buyers Guide
Mar 11, 2011 - in Reviews
In our Brother inkjet buyer’s guide, things were fairly simple. Across the entire group, the basic printing engine was the same. With laser/LED printers, things get more intricate.
SPONSORED: Brother Inkjet All-in-One Printer Buyers Guide
Mar 11, 2011 - in Reviews
Remember the idea of the “paperless office?” If the last 20 years have taught us anything about paper, it’s that paper use is indeed declining—as a percentage of total document handling.
In Pictures: 20 Crazy And Unique Gaming Accessories
Feb 4, 2011 - in Picture Story
Looking for a crazy or unique desktop peripheral? We have 20 interesting devices, some of which you can buy, some of which aren't ready yet, and others that seemingly died during development. At the very least, they all make for entertaining conversation.
Display Power Consumption: CRTs Versus TFT-LCDs
Aug 19, 2010 - in Reviews
An increasing number of flat panel displays are based on LED backlighting, and their manufacturers aren't shy about promoting the technology's benefits to power consumption. We checked the claims to see if the promised savings are worth emphasizing.
LCD Juggernaut: Tom's Hardware Looks Into Samsung's Seoul
Jul 19, 2010 - in Picture Story
Samsung invited Tom’s Hardware for a first-ever glimpse inside its South Korean LCD fab facilities. We walked the gargantuan manufacturing hallways and basked in the glow of every screen imaginable. We’ve seen the future. Now we're giving you a peek.
20 Mice That Shock And Awe (But Mostly Shock)
May 29, 2010 - in Picture Story
Staying on top of your game means having a decent mouse under your palm. But style counts for a lot as well. We take a look at 20 designs that shock and awe, though you'd be lucky if even one of these specimens found its way onto your wish list.
Are Premium Gaming Peripherals Worth Your Money?
Nov 26, 2009 - in Reviews
Will the right gaming peripherals make you a better gamer? There are a number of high-end mouse, keyboard, and headset vendors out there who'd like you to think that the right $100 add-on will make all of the difference. We put those claims to the test.