Category: Computer Hardware

Nvidia’s Flagship GTX 1080Ti Will Be Arriving in March, Later This Year

While AMD is finally sending out their Ryzen chipset to the press, Nvidia is busy planning something entirely different. The company is planning a release of the much-awaited GTX 1080Ti, and as far as our sources confirm us, the GPU will be arriving in late March, later this year. The speculation of a March reveal and release was already present, but as per the source, the cards will be arriving by the end of March. Something that shouldn’t come as a surprise to many. For those who don’t know, the GTX 1080Ti will be based on a cut-down version of …

The 6 Best Laptop For Writers in 2017

The pen is indeed mightier than the sword, but it can be slow and tiring to use, especially if it’s being used to write something incredibly long. Computers have made our lives easier in almost every way imaginable, this long list of benefits also includes making writing a much more efficient and smoother task, nearly every writer nowadays makes use of technology to speed up their work and make it more fun too. We’re going to talk about some of the best laptop for writers that are available in the market right now, devices that combine portability and practicality to …

Building a small form factor PC – photo gallery

I’ve mentioned recently that I was going to build a small form factor PC, and yesterday was the day. All the components had arrived, the stars were in alignment, and unfortunately it was 31 degrees in my kitchen. The whole build took me about 2 – 2.5 hours. You pretty much only need a screwdriver with just a Philips bit, though a long, small-bit Philips screwdriver is incredibly useful as well, as you’ll see. View the specs and photo gallery after the break. Small Form Factor PC Specs So here’s the parts I used, with links to the manufacturer’s sites. Silverstone SG07 …

The myth of hyper-threading and the Intel i7 CPU

As mentioned in my previous post, I’m planning on building a new PC. So started my investigation into the magical world of computer components. And what I found is that a processor is not always worth more just because it’s got some awesomely bigger digits and oh-so fancy hyper-threading. the CPUs in question and the $100 question Even though I’m building a small-form factor PC, it still takes standard components (mostly). So as part of my search, I’ve been trying to decide which processor to buy. The two fastest ones at the moment are the Intel i5-2500k and the Intel …

Farewell to Village Instruments and my ViDock 4. Hello (tiny) desktop gaming!

What is a ViDock? Who the heck are Village Instruments? They are good folks who tried really hard to bring desktop-class video cards to lowly laptops that have ExpressCard 34 slots. Now you may be asking… what the heck is an ExpressCard slot? Do I have one? Why should I care. All good questions. It looks like that image over to the left there, and for a while, lots of laptops had them, including MacBook Pros as you can tell. Nowadays they seem to be going the way of the dodo, what with laptops either getting too skinny for them …