Wednesday June 19, 2013
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Maingear has been building their own customizable high performance desktop systems for many years. Their Shift systems are all built around their own custom desktop tower case with its unique layout and features. With the release of Intel's new processors and corresponding chipset, they have updated their Shift platform to include the option for these components. For each platform, they also offer a stock version which tends to be more affordable and the feature rich superstock version. So how does their new high end desktop configuration fare against other prestige class desktop PCs? Find out in my preview of the Maingear Shift Z87 Superstock gaming desktop.
Tuesday June 18, 2013
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At the recent World Wide Developer conference, Apple released their latest revision of their ultrathin laptop. Many people had high expectations for it since Apple had done a major revision of their MacBook Pro's last year including the new Retina Display models. Unfortunately, the design pretty much remains the same as last year with some radical internal changes that Apple promises to bring about a true all-day computing device without sacrificing on performance. So what exactly are the changes that Apple made and is this a revolutionary new laptop or just a modest update? Find out in my review of the 2013 Apple MacBook Air 13 laptop.
Monday June 17, 2013
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iBUYPOWER is one of several system integrators that builds systems from parts with very reasonable overhead costs to provide performance PCs to consumers that would rather not build their own PC but not necessarily go the prestige system route and their very high price tags. The Gamer Paladin D897 is one of their gaming systems that is built around the new Intel Haswell chip and uses their signature series Chimera case to give it a unique appearance. Does the system have the performance to match its exterior? Find out in my review of the iBUYPOWER Gamer Paladin D897 performance desktop.
Saturday June 15, 2013
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Memory for laptops is not as confusing as it once was since the industry is now using DDR3. Even with this, there are other items to consider about the memory in a laptop when you are purchasing it. This can include the speed of the memory as well as if the memory can be upgraded or not. If you have a laptop or are looking to purchase one, be sure to check out my laptop memory article explaining what to consider for your laptop's RAM.