Archive for the ‘Computer Gaming’ Category

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 […]

StarTech USB-C To Dual DisplayPort MST Hub

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

I’ve been using the StarTech USB-C to Dual DisplayPort MST Hub since I received it, and I loathe to admit it’s slipped through my coverage cracks because it’s run flawlessly, hooked up to my OWC Thunderbolt 3 dock, running two 27″ monitors for months now. It’s nice to report back on a piece of tech […]

StarTech USB-C Travel AV Adapter Reviewed

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

As laptops get thinner we see more and more ports left by the wayside in the quest for lighter and smaller. Video out ports have been some of the hardest hit, but they’ve always been replaced with something better. Some of the first to go were DVI and VGA, caving in to mini DisplayPort and […]

LG 38UC99-W UltraWide Curved Display Review

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

The concept of curved displays is not new. They made their debut in Cinema way back in the 1950s where they were touted as countering problems with distortion at the extreme edges of wide cinema video formats. They’ve since arrived in the consumer television market where, frankly, they’re just another non-feature to shift an endless […]