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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review: The Best E-Book Reader?
Mar 11, 2013 - in Reviews
Although Amazon's Kindle Fire HD gets all of the glory, the company's hardware business is rooted in e-books. The Kindle Paperwhite's front-light promises something different. But with the recent proliferation of cheap tablets, is it still worth buying?
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.
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.
Gigabit Wireless? Five 802.11ac Routers, Benchmarked
Jan 13, 2013 - in Reviews
Five years ago, we didn't have homes with a dozen wireless nodes and the need to run HD video to multiple screens. Today we do. Our 802.11n networks, especially on the 2.4 GHz band, are swamped. Can 802.11ac save the day? We test six routers to find out.
Quiet Gaming Cases, Part 3: Lian Li, Nanoxia, And SilverStone
Dec 27, 2012 - in Reviews
Part three of our quest for quiet gaming brings us three final enclosures from Lian Li, Nanoxia, and SilverStone. Have we finally found the perfect product to silence a noisy graphics card? We’ll find out by comparing all nine contenders in today's piece.
Quiet Gaming Cases, Part 2: Corsair, Fractal, And Gigabyte
Dec 26, 2012 - in Reviews
Yesterday, we embarked on a quest to find the ultimate quiet gaming case. Today, we’re testing three more enclosures: Corsair’s Obsidian 550D, Fractal Design’s Define R4, and Gigabyte’s Luxo M10. How will they compare in cooling, noise, and overall value?
Web Browser Grand Prix: Firefox 15, Safari 6, OS X Mountain Lion
Sep 6, 2012 - in Reviews
Today we're breaking out the Hackintosh for our first-ever Web Browser Grand Prix on Apple OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). How will Chrome 21, Firefox 15, Opera 12.02, and Safari 6 stack up against each other, and to IE9 and the rest of the Windows 7 browsers?