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ASUS B85-Pro Gamer motherboard makes affordable gaming DIY systems possible

ASUS B85-Pro Gamer motherboard makes affordable gaming DIY systems possible

7.5

The ASUS B85-Pro Gamer is billed as an affordable gaming board that would make a budget DIY enthusiast pleased as punch! Sporting the previous generation Intel B85 chipset, this full ATX board attempts to make up for lost time with a fine balance of performance and features. Despite being late to the party, is it really good value?

Shootout: ASUS ZenFone 5 vs. HTC Desire 616 vs. Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Shootout: ASUS ZenFone 5 vs. HTC Desire 616 vs. Xiaomi Redmi 1S

Dual-SIM smartphones are gaining in popularity because they usually come with decent specs and they aren't terribly expensive too. In this shootout, we round up three such devices - ASUS ZenFone 5, HTC Desire 616, and Xiaomi Redmi 1S - to see which one offers the best bang for the buck.

The YSP-1400 is your entry-level ticket to Yamaha's world of digital sound projectors

The YSP-1400 is your entry-level ticket to Yamaha's world of digital sound projectors

8.0

Yamaha's sound bars or digital sound projectors are highly revered but pricey, but the new entry-level YSP-1400 wants to change all that. This is a one-piece unit with woofers built-in, so there's no subwoofer. Let's see if the baby in Yamaha's digital sound projector range can live up to its bigger siblings' reputation.

ASRock Z97 Anniversary motherboard – Easy to OC, but stripped to the bone

ASRock Z97 Anniversary motherboard – Easy to OC, but stripped to the bone

6.0

The ASRock Z97 Anniversary is touted as the ideal full ATX motherboard for the Intel Pentium G3258 Anniversary Edition processor. It also boasts of ASRock Pentium Anniversary Boost technology for easy overclocking. Devoid of any extra features, we check out how it performs with its back to basics design mantra.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (LTE) is a super Android tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 (LTE) is a super Android tablet

8.5

Samsung has pulled out all the stops to try and topple Apple and its iPads with its latest crop of tablets, the Galaxy Tab S (10.5) and the Tab S (8.4). In this review, we check out the bigger model and find out if it accomplishes its mission.

Nokia XL is a dead on arrival experiment

Nokia XL is a dead on arrival experiment

3.0

The premise sounded great - a Nokia phone running an Android OS variant, but appears to work like a Windows Phone device. The Nokia XL is the largest of the Nokia X series with a 5-inch screen, but can the Microsoft-forked version of Android compete with other budget phones, including the company's own Lumia devices? We give you the lowdown and why it might have been a mistake.

Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB sounds furious, but only in name

Kingston HyperX Fury 240GB sounds furious, but only in name

5.0

Kingston has just released its new HyperX Fury SSD, a mainstream drive specifically targeted at budget-conscious gamers. Oddly, it uses a SandForce controller, but we gave it a go to see how it compares to other mainstream heavyweights from Crucial and Samsung.

Xiaomi 5,200mAh Mi Power Bank review: This is what you get for S$9!

Xiaomi 5,200mAh Mi Power Bank review: This is what you get for S$9!

8.5
Best Valued for Money

The 5,200mAh Xiaomi Mi Power Bank is cheaper, smaller, and lighter than its 10,400mAh sibling, but it also has a smaller capacity and lower output current. Are these the only differences? Find out what else we discovered in our teardown.

Ultra portable speakers compared: Logitech X300 vs. Creative MuVo Mini

Ultra portable speakers compared: Logitech X300 vs. Creative MuVo Mini

The ultra portable speaker segment is a curious one, while the size of these speakers makes them easy to bring around, it also limits the number of drivers manufacturers can place in them, and so the audio quality. We compare the latest such as the Creative MuVo Mini and the Logitech X300 to see how they fare.

Tips to improve online gaming performance

Tips to improve online gaming performance

Have you lost a gun fight because of lag? Or came close to killing your enemy's hero but missed out because your spell wouldn't cast? Fear not, here are some tips that hopefully can help improve your online gaming experience.

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