The ASRock DeskMini A300 Review: An Affordable DIY AMD Ryzen mini-PC

Small form-factor (SFF) machines have emerged as a major growth segment in the desktop PC market. Performance per watt is an important metric for such systems, and Intel has...

5 by Ganesh T S 2 hours ago

LaCie Portable SSD and WD My Passport SSD Capsule Review: 2TB SATA SSDs Behind a USB Bridge

The emergence of 3D TLC flash has enabled a new class of budget-friendly bus-powered external SSDs. Flash memory has also seen a recent drop in prices, and this has...

5 by Ganesh T S 6 days ago

CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 19 for UltraHD Blu-ray and 8K Videos

CyberLink's PowerDVD remains the only legitimate Blu-ray playback software in the PC space. Over the last few years, the company has been trying to add value to the software...

17 by Ganesh T S on 4/16/2019

The Zotac ZBOX CI660 nano Fanless mini-PC Review: A Promising HTPC Platform

Zotac is a major player in the SFF PC space, and the emergence of the ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) NUCs has broadened the available market for ther mini-PCs. The company...

21 by Ganesh T S on 4/16/2019

Netgear Launches the Nighthawk RAX40 - An Affordable Intel-based Wi-Fi 6 Router

Netgear has been announcing new members in their Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax router family regularly over the last few months. We discussed the launch of the RAX80 and RAX120 in...

26 by Ganesh T S on 4/9/2019

Intel's Bean Canyon (NUC8i7BEH) Coffee Lake NUC Review - Ticking the Right Boxes

Intel's NUCs have managed to develop a strong market for ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) machines since they were introduced in the early 2010s. Each CPU generation has seen Intel put...

75 by Ganesh T S on 4/3/2019

The ASRock DeskMini 310 Mini-PC Review: A Cost-Effective Mini-STX Platform

Small form-factor PCs and gaming systems have emerged as bright spots in the mature PC market over the last decade or so. Intel's NUC form-factor introduction was the turning...

47 by Ganesh T S on 3/15/2019

Plugable USBC-NVME Tool-Less NVMe SSD Enclosure Capsule Review

Storage bridges are an important part of computing systems. Currently popular external bridges allow storage drives (hard drives or SSDs) to talk to computing systems over USB or Thunderbolt...

23 by Ganesh T S on 2/14/2019

Exploring Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Performance, Feat. PowerColor's Gaming Station & Radeon RX Vega 56 Nano

Thunderbolt 3 has enabled a number of interesting use-cases that were simply not possible with earlier high-speed external interfaces. The technology allows for four lanes of PCIe 3.0 to...

26 by Ganesh T S on 2/13/2019

Quick Look: Using WD's Black SN750 SSD as a Thunderbolt 3 External Drive

External SSDs with a Thunderbolt 3 interface are still the only option for users looking to get high-end performance in a bus-powered portable device. These SSDs have become possible...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/18/2019

Western Digital at CES 2019: External Flash Storage Solutions Showcased

In addition to the SanDisk Extreme PRO Portable SSD and the 4TB thumb drive prototype demonstration, Western Digital also had announcements related to a couple of additional external flash...

1 by Ganesh T S on 1/8/2019

Western Digital Demonstrates 4TB USB-C Thumb Drive Prototype at CES 2019

At CES 2019, Western Digital is demonstrating a prototype of a 4TB thumb drive with a Type-C interface. To be more precise, the form factor is that of a...

19 by Ganesh T S on 1/8/2019

SanDisk's Mainstream Extreme PRO Portable SSD Goes NVMe

At CES 2019, Western Digital demonstrated a number of direct-attached flash solutions. Out of all the showcased items with imminent retail availability, one deserves separate mention. Under the SanDisk...

6 by Ganesh T S on 1/8/2019

Netgear Expands SMB Networking Lineup at CES 2019

In addition to the consumer product announcements, Netgear is also releasing a number of new products targeting commercial deployments. The company has been heavily pushing cloud-managed devices in this...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

Netgear at CES 2019: Multi-Gig Cable Modems and Armor Cybersecurity Service Updates

Netgear has a couple of interesting consumer products-related announcements at CES 2019 - one related to their cable modem lineup, and the other related to the Armor cybersecurity service...

4 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

Netgear Orbi Whole-Home Wi-Fi System to Adopt Qualcomm's Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax Platform

Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi system / mesh networking product line has been well-received in the market since its introduction in Q3 2016. Since then, Netgear has been regularly rolling out...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

TP-Link at CES 2019: Wallet-Friendly 802.11ax Products Announced

TP-Link recently introduced a couple of Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) routers based on Broadcom's platform. At CES 2019, the company announced multiple new Wi-Fi 6 products to provide wallet-friendly entry...

5 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

Seagate at CES 2019: LaCie Mobile Drive and SSD External Storage Solutions

Seagate has made it customary to launch a few external storage solutions at CES each year. This time around, the LaCie brand is getting a couple of newly designed...

3 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

Seagate Introduces IronWolf SSD for NAS

The recent drop in flash pricing has resulted in high-performance SSDs at wallet-friendly price points. NAS units currently being introduced also come with tiering support, allowing the flash-based storage...

9 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

D-Link at CES 2019: Mesh-Enabled Exo Routers and Extenders with McAfee Security

D-Link introduced their Exo series of routers in early 2016. Since then, the traditional router form factor with middle-of-the-road specifications has become a mid-range product for all networking product...

6 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2019

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