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18 August 2014. .

TP-Link Archer C2 AC750 Wireless Router & Archer T4U AC1200 USB WiFi-Adapter

If last year we were mainly talking about dual-band wireless routers with support for the 802.11n IEEE standard, now is the time to analyse and test a mainstream router with support for the new 802.11ac standard. I know there were routers with support for this standard since last year, but officially this standard has only been approved in January 2014. In other words, starting this [...]

12 August 2014. .

Noctua Giveaway winners announced !

As you all know, almost two weeks ago we started another one of our giveaways, together with our friends from Noctua. This time we offered three prizes (three awesome coolers, I might add) and all you had to do in order to get into our lucky draw was answer two simple questions: 1 – How many years of full manufacturer’s warranty does Noctua offer for [...]

11 August 2014. .

ASUS Crossblade Ranger Review

ASUS Crossblade Ranger AMD’s line of mainstream APUs has been on the market for some while, but ASUS didn’t think they were in need of a ROG motherboard. All through the FM1 (Llano) and FM2 (Trinity, Richland) users all over the world expressed their disappointment to ASUS about not launching a ROG motherboard for these platforms. The wait is over now because ASUS just launched [...]

08 August 2014. .

GIGABYTE GA-X99-Gaming G1 WiFi pictured

Back in Computex we saw quite a bunch of X99 prototypes from Asus, Asrock and MSI, but the boys from GIGABYTE had been pretty quiet about this subject. Well, one couldn’t assume that they didn’t have anything up their sleeve but probably the boys from GIGABYTE wanted to keep it a secret until the X99 launch would get close. Well, apparently that time is now, [...]

31 July 2014. .

Allview Impera i – dual SIM Windows Phone 8.1

From the first moment I heard about the new Impera line from Allview I was intrigued… “Allview with Windows Phone? Interesting!” But what really got my attention were the hardware specs. I knew that Microsoft recently relaxed their conditions for Windows Phone smartphones and I knew that they added dual SIM support, but until now I haven’t used one. More important, however, is the fact [...]

29 July 2014. .

Noctua and LAB501 International giveaway

Hello boys and girls and welcome to another LAB501 weekly giveaway! This time we have teamed up with our friends from Noctua and we are putting 3 awesome Noctua coolers on the table! If you enter our giveway you can win the monster Noctua NH-D15, the slim and effective Noctua NH-U12s or the cooler especially made for mini systems, Noctua NH-U9i. Sounds good? Well…it is… [...]

25 July 2014. .

LAB501 weekly news – 25.07.2014

After we launched the reader’s corner with Arise’s wonderful DYI eGPU study, we are now launching yet another special column, called LAB501 weekly news. It is no secret that we are trying to provide you with very technical in-depth articles, but that also means that we cannot cover every subject possible. Well, fortunately we have other colleagues around the world that are also doing a [...]

24 July 2014. .

M.2 vs mSATA case study – Crucial M500 240GB & Plextor M6e 256GB

SATA, mSATA, SATA Express, M.2, mPCIE… a bunch of terminology from which the normal customer doesn’t understand much. I must tell you that even I got confused when I found out that you can have a M.2 SSD based on a SATA controller. I knew that M.2 was the next generation high performance port allowing PCI-Express storage, so you can understand why this information was [...]

23 July 2014. .

EKWB Giveaway winners announced !!!

Howdy boys! Howe are we doing today? Everything cool? Well, here is something cooler. Our EKWB giveaway is over and we have to announce a lucky winner!!! If you remember, on the last page of our Overclocking study we gave you the chance to win one EK-Supremacy Clean CSQ Acetal waterblock, just like the one we used for our extreme water cooling tests and more [...]

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