» Archive for the ‘Computer hardware’ Category

21Mar Silicon Power S55 960GB SSD $199

While it is probably not the fastest or most powerful SSD on the market, or a brand I’ve even heard of for that matter, the Silicon Power S55 is priced to move at $199. Reviews seem mixed, but more positive than negative. At this kind of price, I’d say buyer be where. Still, I’m glad to see […]

13Nov PNY 64GB Micro SDXC card $28 for fast performance

I’ve been using Sandisk micro SDXC cards for a few years now and despite the claims of quality I’ve often had dropouts. Normally it doesn’t start causing a problem until I get a good 20 or 30 minutes of footage on a card, but lately it’s been getting worse. Now that I’m starting to put […]

10Nov Samsung 950 pro 512GB m.2 SSD, fastest SSD yet?

Over the last few years, SSD drives have advanced in leaps and bounds. We’ve gone from $300 for a 120GB glitchy Sandforce based SSD to 1TB SSD’s that saturate SATA bandwidth and now to the Samsung released the M.2 950 pro which is arguably the fastest consumer drive yet to hit the market. At a price […]

13Jun Seiki Pro SM40UNP, finally a 40 inch 4k 60hz monitor

I’ve been using the Samsung U28D590D 28 inch 4k panel for almost a year now. It was one of the first 4k 60hz panels to hit the market last year and at the time I was very enthusiastic to have all the pixels I could get in a single panel. The only problem for me is […]

03Jun Xeon E3 1231 Save on your next NLE build, basically an i7-4770

While glancing around I came across the Xeon E3 1231 cpu. After doing a bit of research, it turns out that this little server processor is basically an i7-4770 minus the onboard GPU. Since most editing system builds will need a decent GPU budgeted in, the lack of onboard graphics isn’t really much of a problem. Priced […]

07Mar StarTech Universal USB 3.0 4K Laptop Docking Station Review

I’ve been using the MSI GS60 for the last 4 or 5 months as a high powered editing laptop. Lately I’ve been wondering if it could end up being a desktop replacement, so I started searching for some kind of docking station. After a bit of research I came across the Startech Universal 4k docking […]

25Feb Transcend 128GB SDXC card speed test

Right now the Transcend 128GB UHS-3 SDXC cards are down to $69. That makes them a pretty decent price for that capacity and claimed speed. The prominently displayed “ULTIMATE” logo on the package proclaims greatness and the “UHS-3” label is supposed to guarantee a minimum continuous speed of 30MB/s. While Sandisk has taught me to distrust […]

30Jan MSI GS60 upgrade doesn’t void your warranty

There were a number of questions about the MSI GS60 upgrade I posted a few weeks ago. The number one question was “Will this void my warranty?” I’ve spoken to MSI on the phone and they said it would not, but I never got anything back from them via e-mail. Laura was kind enough to send […]

26Jan Eluktro Pro Brand 1TB SSD $379

Eluktro isn’t a brand I’ve heard of, but the reviews look good and they are offering a very decent price on their 1TB SSD drives. Right now you can find a Eluktro Pro 1TB SSD for $379 with free Amazon prime shipping. Mushkin seems to be it’s closest priced competitor at $389. Both offer a 3 year warranty […]

20Jan Logitech C930e webcam

The few times i’ve actually needed a webcam, i’ve ended up using my laptop. So the Logitech C930e is kind of a first for me. I own a lot of cameras, but a professional webcam was not one of them. In my hunt for the C930e I wandered around the internet, looked at a few reviews and […]