Out of all the Fractal Design cases the one I’ve really wanted to get my hands on has been the Define XL, what can I say I am a fan of big cases. Well Fractal Design has recently revised the Define XL, coming out with the Define XL R2 case. The R2 takes the best parts of the original Define XL case and adds upon it. The Define XL R2 supports large motherboards like E-ATX and XL-ATX, has room for up to 8 hard drives, 4 optical drives, 9 expansions slots, has three included fans with a fan controller and much much more! Did I mention Fractal Design intends this case to be pretty quiet as well. Let’s jump in!
Genius has announced the release of the KB-G265 gaming keyboard, which is considered to be a “new and improved” version of the KB-G255. It’s specifically designed for gamers who want an affordable keyboard with lots of features.
MSI is expected to release their top-tier GeForce GTX 780 Lightning card tomorrow. This will be one of the most powerful GeForce GTX 780 designs out there. While the card launches tomorrow CoolPC has a preview up that shows the performance of the card and quite a lot of photos as well!
Up until now Microsoft has kept pretty quiet about the architectural details of their upcoming next-gen console Xbox One. At Hot Chip 2013 Microsoft unveiled the complete architectural details of the Xbox One, which boasts 5 billion transistors.
As it was highly anticipated, Dell has finally introduced a new flagship Ultrabook class specified for business use, the Latitude 7000 Series followed by Latitude 5000 Series and Latitude 3000 Series laptops. According to Dell, this series will offer “sophisticated design, quality construction and uncompromised toughness to offer businesses of all sizes a wide variety of solutions.”
The Chaser A21 has proudly joined the family of A31, A41 and A71 in Thermaltake’s fast expanding family of chassis. On the front the panel, we have black metal which is highlighted with blue fluorescent stripes. The new mid tower chassis comes with a transparent window on the side following the footsteps of true Chaser tradition.
IBM has released details on its massive 12-core Power8 microprocessor for cloud-based data center servers. The chips are considered to be one of the last “area of expertise processors” we are left with, which are opposing against the combined might Intel and Advanced Micro Devices with the x86 chip architecture.
Google has not made it clear whether or not they will eventually allow users to stream local videos through Chromecast. Right now we do know that they do not want third party app developers to add this functionality. This is most likely do to legal reasons and the negative effect it could have with potential future content partnerships.
The launch of Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E HEDT (High End Desktop) processors is just around the corner and the pre-order pricing for the chips have been revealed. These prices are actually a little bit higher than the pricing that was leaked back in July. It might be that because these are pre-orders the price is higher. Prices for the chips start at $342 and go all the way up to $1140.
The mobile accessory market is a flurry of good, bad, decent, and fantastic products. Apotop has managed to break into the crowded market and stand out among the rest. They were kind enough to send us three of their products, Travel Wi-Router, Wi-Reader, and Wi-Reader Pro. Each product shares similar feature sets, Wi-Fi hotspot, sharing an SD Card or USB device with a mobile device, and built-in battery ready for travel use. It all sounds promising, continue reading to see if Apotop delivers.
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