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Dell unleashes new Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 notebooks upon gamers

Dell unleashes new Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 notebooks upon gamers

FEATURE  /  14 Feb 2015

Alienware has just refreshed its 15 and 17-inch models with a slimmer and lighter design. The new notebooks are also equipped with new GPU options from NVIDIA and AMD. Here's what you need to know about Alienware’s new gaming notebooks.

Dominating the frontline: Tips to survive and thrive in Battlefield Hardline

Dominating the frontline: Tips to survive and thrive in Battlefield Hardline

FEATURE  /  09 Feb 2015

During the weekend, we figured a ton of gamers gave the Battlefield Hardline beta a shot. We know we did! But we also noticed that many players didn't know what they were doing. That's why we decided an article with some tips and tricks was needed so that everybody's on the same page come launch!

Linksys EA9200 AC-3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router review

Linksys EA9200 AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router: The ideal router for the connected household

REVIEW  /  06 Feb 2015

If you have a lot of wireless devices at home, AC-3200 routers are the way to go since they offer the highest amount of bandwidth. And the latest to join the AC-3200 fray is Linksys with their EA9200 Tri-band Smart Wi-Fi router. We put it to the test to see if this is the router you should be getting for the new year.

ASUS ROG G751JT review

ASUS ROG G751JT: A great entry-level gaming notebook

REVIEW  /  05 Feb 2015

We finally get our hands on an ASUS ROG G751JT gaming notebook for review! Does it live up to expectations or is it irrelevant in a competitive field with entries like the Aorus X7 Pro and MSI's GT72 2QE Dominator Pro? Find out in this review!

Silicon Power S80 SSD (240GB) review

Silicon Power S80 SSD: A valiant but futile attempt

REVIEW  /  26 Jan 2015

Thanks to falling storage prices, SSDs are now almost a necessity for anyone building a new system. The Silicon Power S80 is one of the latest mainstream drives to hit the market and we see if it has what it takes to challenge dominant players like Samsung and Crucial.

Samsung SSD 850 Evo (250GB) review

Samsung SSD 850 Evo: Big shoes to fill

REVIEW  /  16 Jan 2015

Samsung's popular SSD 840 Evo now has a new successor in the form of the SSD 850 Evo. This new drive uses Samsung's newest 32-layer 3D TLC V-NAND and also the brand new MGX controller. Is it still the mainstream drive to beat? We find out.

Aftershock Titan V2.1 review

Aftershock Titan V2.1 review: With great power, comes great size

REVIEW  /  13 Jan 2015

Aftershock's back with their latest refresh of the their Titan notebook. We find out if the new Titan with dual GeForce GTX 980M GPUs and its menacing performance is enough to stand up to other gaming notebooks recently released.

Performance preview: MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and Gaming Dock

Performance preview: MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and Gaming Dock

FEATURE  /  09 Jan 2015

We've previously had a detailed hands-on with the MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and its dock. In light of MSI's recent reveal of the machine at CES 2015, we now have the performance numbers to go along with our earlier article. Find out if this unique proposition can deliver!

10 things you need to know about the Halo 5: Guardians beta [UPDATED]

10 things you need to know about the Halo 5: Guardians beta [UPDATED]

FEATURE  /  03 Jan 2015

The Halo 5: Guardians Beta has officially begun. We take it for a spin and tell you the top gameplay matters that are important to know. Oh and while we were compiling them, we thought we should put in a FAQ as well, so step right in for more info.

Netgear Nighthawk X4 review

Netgear Nighthawk X4: A Wireless 802.11ac router on steroids

REVIEW  /  29 Dec 2014

Netgear has a reputation for making fast routers and today we are turning our attentions on to its new flagship, the Nighthawk X4, which is one of the newest Wireless 802.11ac Wave 2 routers to hit the market. We see if it can give ASUS' AC-RT-87U a run for its money.

A feature on Gigabyte P35X V3

Third Strike: Aorus X7 Pro and Gigabyte P35X V3 gaming notebooks tested!

FEATURE  /  23 Dec 2014

Both the Aorus X7 Pro and the Gigabyte P35X V3 gaming notebooks are in their third refresh now and represent the very best that Gigabyte has to offer. We take a close look at both of them together and see what's changed and which machine suits your needs best.

The 8 best buys from Lazada's Grand Finale One Day Only Sale

The 8 best buys from Lazada's Grand Finale One Day Only Sale

FEATURE  /  12 Dec 2014

It's here! Lazada's biggest sale ever! We've sorted through the hundreds of items on offer to pick out the 8 biggest bang for your buck deals available. Our choices inside!

MSI GS30 2M Shadow and Dock review

Hands-on with MSI's GS30 2M Shadow Notebook and Gaming Dock

REVIEW  /  07 Dec 2014

MSI is back with yet another piece of gaming hardware, but this time it's something that's yet to be released and is probably quite unlike anything else out there. The MSI GS30 2M Shadow and its Gaming Dock could be the best thing to happen for those who find ever limited space to accommodate their computing equipment and yet still retain some form of upgradeability. Coming to you really soon, dive in to find out what's it capable of!

MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro review

MSI GT72 2QE Dominator Pro: Dominating in nearly every aspect (Updated)

REVIEW  /  30 Nov 2014

MSI's GT72 2QE Dominator Pro notebook is designed with one thing in mind; decimating the competition with its new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M GPU. But how dominating is it really? We tell you in this review.

Everything you need to know about Wireless 802.11ac networking

Everything you need to know about Wireless 802.11ac networking

FEATURE  /  29 Nov 2014

Networking is a confusing and often misunderstood topic. It does not help that manufacturers are often vague in their descriptions and marketing material. Here is a guide to help you understand the latest standard in wireless technology.

A feature on Linksys E8350 Router

AC-2400 Wireless Router Face-off: ASUS AC-RT87U vs. Linksys E8350

FEATURE  /  25 Nov 2014

AC-2400 wireless routers are all the rage now and two of the hottest routers to have landed are the ASUS RT-AC87U and the Linksys E8350. To find out which is best, we dropped them both into a ring. Last one standing wins.

ASUS ROG G751JM review

First Looks: ASUS' new flagship ROG G751 gaming notebook (Updated)

REVIEW  /  14 Nov 2014

Due for release later this month, we get some hands-on time with an early unit of the ASUS ROG G751 gaming notebook - a 17.3-inch behemoth with NVIDIA's latest GPU options. We give you more details and close-up photos in this preview!

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G review

MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G: Quiet and cool with high performance

REVIEW  /  04 Nov 2014

The MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4G boasts of a new Twin Frozr V cooling system that features a pair of 100mm Torx fans. They have new dispersion fan blades too that provide better airflow at reduced noise levels. In addition, its massive heatsink, coupled with MSI's SuperSU heatpipes, provide optimal heat dissipation to its overclocked GM204 graphics core. Find out how it fared!

Gamestart 2014 Coverage: A Great Start

Gamestart 2014 Coverage: A Great Start

FEATURE  /  27 Oct 2014

Gamestart 2014 kicked off this past weekend and the HWZ team was there to check out what could potentially be Singapore's premiere gaming convention in upcoming years.

ASUS X99-Deluxe review

First Looks: ASUS X99-Deluxe motherboard

REVIEW  /  20 Oct 2014

The ASUS X99-Deluxe motherboard features an Intel X99 chipset that supports the extremely high-end Intel Core i7 "Haswell-E" processors. It is also the first desktop platform to support DDR4 memory. Due to its deluxe pedigree, this board has a rich feature set, and an abundant bundle of accessories to complement it. Read on to uncover its richness!

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