Browsing through a thrift store the other day — you wouldn’t believe what treasures one can uncover in such places — I stumbled upon an old, unwanted netbook. It had a small 11-inch screen, a full keyboard complete with arrow keys, a perfect LED-backlit screen and a basic configuration. According to a moribund sticker clinging to the front of the computer, it came complete with an Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor, backed with 2GB of DDR2 RAM and a whopping 250GB of hard disk space.
I remembered craving a netbook when they were first released, but unfortunately these netbooks were a bit over my budget when they they were the new hot tech in town. Happily, [...]
After the release of the GTX 1080 TI, it seemed like the war between the Graphics Card People and the Monitor People was over. Finally, after years of trying, General Nvidia had produced a single graphics card capable of sixty frames a second at that mighty 4K resolution. But the Monitor People didn’t take that defeat lying down… and now, Acer’s Hellforges have produced a new secret weapon: a 4K monitor that runs at 144 Hz. In whispers, folks call it the Predator X27; they say that no single graphics card can best it.
The X27 hasn’t yet arrived at the front lines, but scattered sightings and hearsay paint a fearsome picture. Dispatches insist it [...]
These games include built-in benchmarks, making them useful for testing gaming PCs and laptops. For each game, we’ll list its year of release and a link to purchase it online. Tests that we’ve found particularly useful for testing are bolded. We hope you find this useful!Game Name Year Notes Purchase LinkTotal War: Warhammer 2 2017 Unreleased See on AmazonWarhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3 2017 See on AmazonGhost Recon Wildlands 2017 See on AmazonFor Honor 2017 See on AmazonDeus Ex: Mankind Divided 2016 See on AmazonAshes of the Singularity 2016 See on AmazonCivilization VI 2016 CPU + GPU See on [...]
NZXT have just unveiled their latest special edition case, and it’s an absolute beauty. The S340 Elite Hyper Beast features the artwork of Brock Hofer, a Nova Scotian who is responsible for some of the coolest weapon skins in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (shown below).
We were big fans of the original S340 Elite when we reviewed it, thanks to its excellent thermals and excellent cable management, but this new design makes it even cooler. The Hyper Beast limited edition even includes a special gradient-coloured cable management bar.
Only 1337 units will be made, each individually numbered with a metal identifier. The S340 Elite Hyper [...]