Archive for the ‘Computer Gaming’ Category

noblechairs EPIC Black Edition

Monday, May 10th, 2021

The EPIC was probably the chair I *should* have purchased back when I was deliberating on the HERO. Why? It’s considerably smaller and sleeker and a shade cheaper to boot. Eat food. Watch TV. Barf up some product reviews. Just wanna sit right here ? — Phil Howard (@Gadgetoid) May 8, 2021 At the […]

Alienware Area 51M R2 i9 RTX2070 Reviewed

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

While I am an outspoken fan of Alienware’s portable m15 r2 and r3 I’ve never quite understood the purpose of luggable systems like the Area 51M. Hefting the Area 51M out of its box for the first time, I couldn’t help but wonder “why would anyone by this?” Its two, huge power supplies and the […]

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 […]