Archive for the ‘PC’ Category

GioTeck VX4 Wireless PS4/PC Controller Reviewed

Tuesday, September 14th, 2021

As shiny as official controllers are, I’ve never quite got to grips with how obscenely expensive they’ve become. Cramming more and more widgets and gubbins into controllers has certainly necessitated a price increase, but £50+ seems a little on the nose. And that’s before we get to fancy “pro” ones. Why do I do this […]

Five design mistakes in Hoa, and why you should play it anyway.

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

Hoa captures what I would call the “Ghibli Aesthetic.” It’s for this reason – much as I still look upon Ni No Kuni with temptation and wish I had 40 hours to spare – that I was drawn to it, wanting to give the game a try since I first set eyes upon the teaser. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Intel Skull Canyon NUC6i7KYK Review

Monday, June 26th, 2017

I’ve left this review in limbo for over a month, unsure about whether it truly does the Skull Canyon NUC the justice it deserves. The platform is excellent, but can be so many things it’s difficult to give it the depth and breadth of testing I’d like during a short loan period. That said, it […]