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AMD Radeon R7 SSD: Australian Review

AMD is getting into the SSD game. Its Radeon SSDs join Radeon graphics cards, RAM and AMD’s own performance and mainstream CPUs and APUs, making it possible to build an all-AMD scratch-built PC. The new mid-range Radeon R7 SSDs are aimed at the mainstream gamer — one without a huge amount of cash to throw away, but just enough to upgrade to new components on a semi-regular basis.


Corsair's New DDR4 RAM Is Ridiculously Fast, Looks Ridiculously Futuristic

Building a new PC any time soon? You’d best wait a couple of weeks — there’s a new chipset and memory combination that will blow away anything that came before it. DDR4 is the brand new memory standard, soon to replace the now seven-year-old DDR3 as the overclocker’s RAM of choice. Corsair’s new DDR4 RAM, along with other brands’ and the next-gen motherboards that support it, will go on sale at the end of this month.


Crucial MX100: Australian Review

Switching your PC or laptop’s hard drive from a traditional spinning disk to an SSD massively improves its responsiveness, but you don’t have to splash your cash on the absolute best of the best to get there. Crucial’s MX100 SSD services the mainstream PC upgrader that wants the speed of an SSD, but doesn’t want to spend an excessive amount of money to get there.


So What Ever Happened To Post-PC?

The saying “Post-PC” by now is overused and tired, much like bemoaning Windows 8 or fawning over Apple products. We’re stuck in a hopeless Groundhog Day loop where we’re constantly entering, exiting and re-entering the Post-PC era. It’s all bullshit.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Has One Of The Best Displays Yet

The key element for a great tablet has always been a truly innovative and top performing display, and the best leading edge tablets have always flaunted their beautiful high tech displays.


Raspberry Pi Has A Tiny $45 PC Competitor

The Hummingboard, a personal ARM computer the size of a mouse, is available for pre-order today, starting at $US45 from SolidRun. It looks like a toy for a child with small, delicate hands, but it’s really a toy for adults of all hand sizes who like to rig up their own media centres. Finally, Raspberry Pi has some competition.


Samsung's New 850 Pro SSD Uses The World's First 3D Flash Memory

If you like fast PCs, have we got some news for you. Samsung has a new SSD — the 850 Pro — that promises the lowest ever power consumption, some of the fastest speeds, and a novel flash cell design that’ll have competitors scrambling.


ASUS's GR8 Seems, Well, Great

Briefly: There’s no shortage of Steam Machines going on sale, but ASUS’s newly announced GR8 seems, well, great: it only takes up 2.5 litres of space, yet packs a Core i7 chip, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti, 4K output and Miracast support. That sounds like a portable console PC to us.


ASUS Computex 2014 Live Blog: All The News As It Happened

This afternoon, ASUS held its Computex 2014 keynote presentation, introducing plenty of new and exciting computer hardware to kick off the Taiwan gadget show that’s running over the next couple of days. We ran a live blog covering all the news as it happened.


Build A Homebrew Apple Mac Pro For Almost Half Price

Apple’s Mac Pro is an absolutely stunning machine. It has world-beating specifications, but its cylindrical, central-blower-fan-forced design also redefines what a desktop or workstation computer looks like. If you don’t care so much about the grace and elegance of your video- or data-crunching PC, though, there’s a cheaper way.


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