Gaming Guide

Hands-on with ASUS’ Ultra-slim ROG GX500 4K Gaming Notebook

Hands-on with ASUS’ Ultra-slim ROG GX500 4K Gaming Notebook

FEATURE  /  03 Jun 2014

Not to be outdone on the display resolution wars, ASUS has just officially unveiled the ROG GX500 gaming notebook, which sports a 4K resolution display. Furthermore, it measures just 19mm thick and weighs just 2.2kg. Here’s a quick look at this sexy beast.

Aftershock XG13 V2 (QHD Version) review

Aftershock XG13-V2 - A Champion Gets Refreshed

REVIEW  /  29 May 2014

Aftershock has just refreshed its 13-inch XG13 model, which also happens to be our Tech Awards 2014 winner for best portable gaming notebook. Apart from the various hardware tweaks, it now also comes with an optional QHD high-resolution display. We check it out to see if it can handle gaming at such extreme resolutions.

Gigabyte Aorus X7 review

Gigabyte Aorus X7 - True SLI Graphics in a Slim Gaming Machine

REVIEW  /  20 May 2014

Beware, gaming notebook makers. Here comes competition in the form of the 17.3-inch Aorus X7 that's packed with twin NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPUs. This brawny powerhouse comes in a 22.9mm slender package that rivals an Ultrabook, but yet it packs serious gaming firepower. Tune in to our review for the full details!

MSI Nightblade review

MSI Nightblade Compact Mini-ITX Gaming System Reviewed

REVIEW  /  15 May 2014

The MSI Nightblade is a compact barebone mini-ITX system featuring the Z87I Gaming AC board, bundled with a 650W Gold Plus PSU and a slot-load ODD. Just choose your own CPU, memory, graphics card and storage options to complete this mini gaming system, but can it compete with regular full sized systems? Find out in our review!

Upclose with MSI's New Intel 9 Series Chipset Motherboards

Upclose with MSI's New Intel 9 Series Chipset Motherboards

FEATURE  /  14 May 2014

We are at a special event in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to check out MSI’s latest motherboards that are based on Intel’s new 9 Series chipset. Apart from checking out MSI’s latest offerings, we also learn more about the company’s strategy and plans for the year ahead.

Hands-on: Aftershock's Next-Gen X15S-V2 and XG13-V2 Gaming Notebooks

Hands-on: Aftershock's Next-Gen X15S-V2 and XG13-V2 Gaming Notebooks

FEATURE  /  18 Apr 2014

Lately, Aftershock rolled out its next-gen X and XG series gaming notebooks. Every machine now comes equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series GPU as well as a few other enhancements. We dive in to see what the refreshed X15S-V2 and XG13-V2 models have to offer.

A feature on ADATA Premier Pro SP920SS (256GB)

ADATA Premier Pro SP920SS vs. Crucial M550 - Battle of the Mainstream SSDs Round 2

FEATURE  /  05 Apr 2014

Two more mainstream SSDs have been launched recently, the Premier Pro SP920SS from ADATA and the M550 from Crucial. We put them to the test to see which is best and how it stacks up against other comparable drives in this tightly contested segment.

Hands-on: Heroes of the Storm

Hands-on: Heroes of the Storm

FEATURE  /  27 Mar 2014

Currently in technical alpha testing, Heroes of the Storm is Blizzard's newest franchise, a free-to-play MOBA (or ARTS if you prefer) in the style of DotA and League of Legends featuring an all-star cast from the Diablo, Starcraft and Warcraft universes. We take a closer look in this hands-on.

OCZ Vertex 460 (240GB) review

OCZ Vertex 460 (240GB) - Dawn of a New Era?

REVIEW  /  08 Mar 2014

OCZ has just released the first SSD under its new leadership of Toshiba - the Vertex 460. With flash memory giant Toshiba giving backing and support, we gave the drive a spin to get a taste of things to come.

IT Show 2014 - Notebooks, Networking, & Gaming Gear Buying Guide

IT Show 2014 - Notebooks, Networking, & Gaming Gear Buying Guide

FEATURE  /  27 Feb 2014

If you are looking for a new notebook, router, gaming keyboard or mouse, then look no further. In this guide, we offer some buying tips and also highlight the best deals from IT Show 2014.

Investigating Samsung's RAPID Caching Technology

Investigating Samsung's RAPID Caching Technology

FEATURE  /  26 Feb 2014

When Samsung launched its mainstream SSD 840 EVO last year, it also introduced a new caching technology called RAPID mode and it has now included this technology for its flagship SSD 840 Pro drive. We take a closer look to find out how and if it really works.

A feature on SanDisk Extreme II SSD (240GB)

The Great High-end SSD Shootout (2014 Edition)

FEATURE  /  28 Jan 2014

Around this time last year, we brought to you our first ever high-end SSD shootout which pitted the latest and greatest SSDs that were in the market against each other. This year, we've refreshed the shootout with several high profile candidates from Samsung, Plextor, Corsair, OCZ and more doing battle. Find out who emerged victorious!

Corsair Obsidian 250D Mini-ITX PC Casing review

Corsair Obsidian Series 250D - A No Compromise Mini-ITX Casing

REVIEW  /  21 Jan 2014

First seen at CES 2014, the Corsair Obsidian Series 250D is positioned as a no compromise Mini-ITX casing for enthusiasts and gamers. We try it out for ourselves to see if you can build a serious gaming rig with it.

Upgrade Your Playstation 4 to Run Five Times Faster (Updated with SSHD Performance!)

Upgrade Your Playstation 4 to Run Five Times Faster (Updated with SSHD Performance!)

FEATURE  /  21 Jan 2014

If you've just picked up Sony's new Playstation 4 console, you'll soon discover that it has one piece of hardware that can severely bottleneck your performance. We show you how to replace and upgrade it to eliminate in-game stuttering and to make your boot up, install and load times up to five times faster!

5 Key Takeaways from CES 2014 (Plus Michael Bay)

5 Key Takeaways from CES 2014 (Plus Michael Bay)

FEATURE  /  10 Jan 2014

Like every other year, this year's edition of CES is a massive deluge of news and product releases. If the avalanche of coverage is giving you a headache, or literally TL;DR, we've the solution. Just give us 5 minutes to tell you the five key things you should know from this year's show.

A Showcase of AMD Kaveri APU Powered Systems

A Showcase of AMD Kaveri APU Powered Systems

FEATURE  /  08 Jan 2014

Following the official launch of AMD's next-gen APU series codenamed Kaveri, we were given a quick round of hands-on time with some of these systems. Check out what we found and our firsthand experience.

NVDIA Unveils Tegra K1 Processor with True Kepler GPU Core

NVDIA Unveils Tegra K1 Processor with True Kepler GPU Core

FEATURE  /  06 Jan 2014

Another year, another Tegra, but this time NVIDIA has a game-changing mobile processor with a graphics core direct from the Kepler GPU architecture. Welcome the Tegra K1.

15 in 15 - The Most Important Gadgets of the Last 15 Years

15 in 15 - The Most Important Gadgets of the Last 15 Years

FEATURE  /  31 Dec 2013

As HardwareZone celebrates its 15th year in operation, we take a look back at the last 15 years and discover the 15 most important, world-changing, game-busting gadgets to have been released by the hand of man. Love them or hate them, discover which ones made the cut right here.

Everything You Need to Know About the Sony Playstation 4

Everything You Need to Know About the Sony Playstation 4

FEATURE  /  30 Dec 2013

The next generation of console gaming is here! Sony's Playstation 4 has been launched and is in stock at many Sony stores islandwide, but will you be buying one? Here's everything you need to know about Sony's latest console, all in one place.

Sony Playstation 4 Officially Launches in Singapore

Sony Playstation 4 Officially Launches in Singapore

FEATURE  /  19 Dec 2013

Sony's Playstation 4 console officially launched in Singapore today with Mr. Aaron Tan being the first person in line to pick up his pre-order set after queuing since 5AM this morning.

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