Gigabyte P57W and P57K gaming laptops available now with USB-C, DDR4 and Skylake

1. The P57W comes with all four new features that the 14nm Skylake architecture has to offer

Gigabyte’s latest laptop is the 17.3-inch P57, which was announced at CES earlier this year and is now available online. It comes in two flavours: the mid-range P57K and more powerful P57W. Like the P35X v5 that we reviewed last month, it comes well-stocked with new-age tech, including a USB Type-C port, HDMI 2.0 and DDR4 RAM.

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Corsair announce upgraded 10,000 DPI Sabre RGB mouse

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Today Corsair announced their latest mouse, an upgraded version of the Sabre with a new 10,000 DPI sensor.

Like many new mice, the new Sabre’s high-DPI sensor is optical instead of laser; these sensors are preferred by many competitive gamers thanks to their lack of acceleration or interpolation, factors that can make accuracy harder to learn. 10,000 DPI is probably higher than anyone will actually use — I’m currently on 800 DPI and mulling a switch to 400 DPI — but it’s nice to have the option, I suppose.

The new Sabre also includes a nice swathe of lighting features, including four lightable zones and full RGB lighting that let you pick one of 16.8 million colours (in theory). There’s also a DPI indicator, which changes from colour to colour to let you know what DPI setting you’re currently on. Continue reading

New Shuttle Mini SZ170R8 XPC coming soon with support for Skylake and 4K

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Shuttle are the one of the most well-known progenitors of tiny form factor PCs, and their latest efforts are pretty impressive. They’ve just announced a new Shuttle Mini PC, the SZ170R8 XPC. There’s support for Skylake processors, high-end graphics cards and 4K via DP 1.4 or HDMI 2.0, all packed into an ultraportable, tiny cube. Continue reading

Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 analog review: they’ve got us surrounded!

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Today we’re taking a look at the Roccat Kave XTD 5.1 Analog. As you might have guessed from the long-ass name, this headset offers 5.1 surround sound and an analogue connection to your PC. Roccat are promising a headset that is comfortable, convenient and sounds great for  less than £100, so let’s see how the Kave XTD 5.1 Analog performs.

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Zotac Zbox PI320 pico review: a little bigger, a little better

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Small Windows PCs definitely seem to be in vogue. Last week we looked at the Hannspree Micro PC, and today we’re looking an (admittedly larger) alternative: the Zotac ZBOX PI320 pico. Zotac are something of pioneers in the field of really small but still useful computers, and the Zbox Pico is their smallest effort so far. Let’s see how it stacks up.

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