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R.I.P. Windows XP, Hello Windows 8.1 Update 1


It wouldn’t be fair to say that we hardly knew thee. For my part, I skipped Windows Vista altogether, making the leap directly from Windows XP to Windows 7 a few years ago. Despite some of its quirks, Windows XP was a solid operating system, but we must finally bid adieu to our dear friend today.

Microsoft has officially ended

be quiet! Pure Power L8 700 Watt ATX Power Supply Reviewed

BeQuiet! Pure Power 700 Watt Power Supply 9

Is it wrong that I’ve come to expect German engineered technology to last? One of my older gamer systems still has a 2007 be quiet! power supply still running strong. I have a couple newer units here that served a couple demo systems flawlessly even coming back after a grounding issue. None of the components were damaged which points to …

New MSI Laptops Bring Gaming Out of the Shadows


When you purchase a laptop built specifically for gaming, there are a few sacrifices your need to keep in mind. Chief among them is portability, as something beefy enough to handle any modern game is going to be rather significant in both size and weight. Today, MSI looks to change that, with the announcement of their GS60 Ghost and GS70 …

Kingston Technology E50 Enterprise 240GB SSD Reviewed

Kingston E50 240GB Enterprise SSD 9

There are two markets utilizing SSDs; regular and enterprise consumers. Desktop users expect SSDs to last at least the same, if not longer, than platter based drives. On the other hand, when it comes to wear leveling, reliability, and performance, enterprise pros expect more including a certain level of security. For these reasons, enterprise solid state drives tend to cost …

Microsoft Leaks Download for Windows 8.1 Update 1


Microsoft hasn’t exactly had the best of luck with people adopting Windows 8, partly because it’s such a dramatic departure from Windows 7 and the many iterations before it. They’re working on making things better, particularly for those using a keyboard and mouse, with Windows 8.1 Update 1. This was schedule for release next month, but it looks like …

What If This Apple iMac Pro Concept Were Real?


Love it or hate it, the Apple iMac is easily one of the most convenient and complete computer packages you can get. It’s just about as clean as it gets, because you get an all-in-one PC that doesn’t require a separate tower. The problem is that some people may find it is too underpowered for their tastes, so what if …

“Made in USA” New Apple Mac Pro Delayed Again


Those of you who are interested in the trash can-styled Mac Pro will have to wait a couple more months. Even though we had originally expected the new high-end computer to ship some time this month, the date has now been pushed to some time in April. Apple started taking orders for the Mac Pro back in December, but it …