Archive for the ‘Computer Gaming’ Category

Alienware M15 R3 SSD Upgrade – 2230 Bracket Kioxia Edition

Friday, October 9th, 2020

The M15 R3 has, surprisingly, a 2230 SSD slot generally reserved for data storage. It’s a welcome addition to Alienware’s M15 R2 successor that offers the opportunity to install a bonus extra disk for dual booting Linux or archiving media files, downloads and other less pressing data. Finding a 2230 SSD, however, proved to be […]

Alienware m15 r3 vs r2 Showdown

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

I’ve had the Alienware m15 r2 as my daily-driver for around a year now- using it for a mix of work, Blender tinkering, musical noodling and gaming. It’s a solid machine and is as much at home as a portable workstation as a gaming laptop, and I appreciate being able to have a powerful CPU […]

Azulle Byte 3 Reviewed

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

The Azulle Byte3 is one of many mini PCs to cross my desk… or, rather, stay on my desk for over a year and find use in myriad different roles. Again it’s fallen into that trap of being so useful I forget I’m supposed to be reviewing it. Think I’m going to have a busy […]

Alienware wear alien where alien ware

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Two things happened when I first set eyes upon the MacBook Pro with Touchbar. The first was the penny dropping that Apple didn’t want me as a customer anymore. The second was the sudden realisation that a market containing a dizzying array of Windows-based laptops had just opened up to me. I immediately did the […]

Alienware, gotta collect ’em all!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

I’ve made it no secret that I’m a fan of Alienware’s “Legend” design. The black/white two-stone style in particular. I think it’s because it represents a gamer aesthetic that has grown up a little and refined some of the rougher edges and sharp angles into smooth curves and hexagons for some reason. It’s got a […]

Noblechairs HERO Black Edition Reviewed

Friday, June 19th, 2020

After about 3 months of endless deliberation, my behind crushed flat by a garbage-tier Ikea wooden chair, I finally saw a chair I’d been stalking on Overclockers come into stock and thus I dropped some £400 on a Noblechairs HERO Black Edition. I had looked at about 500 other chairs including some cheap Herman-Miller Cosm […]

LG 32GK850G QHD G-Sync Gaming Monitor Reviewed

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

When it comes to gaming monitors I’ll admit to having little experience and perhaps even little concern for what window I view my gaming through. I don’t play many fast-paced action games, so that competitive edge is meaningless to me. For the most part, in fact, I’m writing words or writing code. But despite being […]

Zotac AMP Box Mini Thunderbolt 3 PCI Enclosure

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

I spent around two months test Driving The Zotac AMP Box Mini. Read on to find out what devices I tested, how they fared and why you might want to consider this enclosure for a one-cable dock setup with your shiny new Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C laptop. Thunderbolt 3 and USB Type-C are the future, there’s […]

Sonnet Radeon RX570 eGFX Breakaway Puck

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Since starting my journey with USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 there have been two things I’ve wanted to try out; an external GPU, and a portable external GPU. Sonnet cover both of these bases with their eGFX products, but in this article I’ll be taking a look at their portable GPU since they are, as […]

Zotac ZBOX MI553 Mini PC Reviewed

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

I’ve been “testing” the ZBOX MI553 for far longer than I should have been, and it’s about time I told you what’s great about it. If you hadn’t figured it out by now, I’ve got a soft spot for small PCs. I think I can trace this back to the first Mac Mini, or perhaps […]