Hey - remember the world's first liquid-cooled laptop? That was launched about a year and a half ago. That laptop is ridiculous for its time - but that doesn't stop ASUS from pushing the limit. Fast forward to now and there is actually quite a lot of difference in terms of hardware technology that's available in the market. That's where the brand new ASUS ROG GL701VI - specifically the G701VIK beastly gaming laptop fares out with the current top-of-the-line hardware available for mobile form factors.
It's been a while since we last looked at a headphone. The Edifier G2 Engage arrived at our labs and I have to wonder - Edifier actually has a gaming lineup of audio products? Let's have a look at it.
Power supplies. They're the one component that not many people take a look at when it comes to building a brand new PC. Here we have the SilverStone ET650-B - a power supply that is budget-oriented with 80 PLUS Bronze certification. Let's have a look at what the SilverStone ET650-B has to offer.
It's the year 2017. Nothing is complete without RGB LEDs these days, and your PC case is no exception - no matter how old your PC case already is. This is where RGB LED strips like the SilverStone LS02 comes in. Get a unit of the SilverStone LS02, wire them up and stick them in your case. Instantly, your gaming rig will look much flashier.
Here's something different from Transcend. This Transcend StoreJet 25MC not just another external hard disk from Transcend as this time, it focuses on its connectivity. It comes with a rare cable called the USB 3.1 Gen 1 Micro-B to USB-C. Essentially, it's just micro USB to USB-C connector cable but supports USB 3.0, which is now known as USB 3.1 Gen 1 for some reason.
PC cases are all the rage these days, especially during Computex 2017 too. The theme since last year's RGB outbreak is simple - transparency. That's where the BitFenix Aurora excels at - it's a case that's meant to be beautiful with its aesthetics and internals. Just how well does it fare out for a PC builder? Let's find out.
NVMe SSDs are becoming more and more common. CPU and motherboard manufacturers know this and hence the one big argument that says Threadripper wins X299 is the PCIe lane counts directly to the CPU. We won't get into that for this review, but let's take a look at the Plextor M8Se NVMe SSD - specifically the 256GB Plextor M8SeGN, the one that I have here. It's an M.2 form factor NVMe SSD and no heatsink.
4K monitors are always all the rage when it comes to TVs and monitors since its inception. The initial launch of 4K monitors overshadowed the existence of 1440p monitors in the mainstream market - and that's because the marketing for 4K monitors for TVs is applicable for computer monitors too. As time goes by, we have more choices for 4K monitors. Then comes the LG 27UD58 - a 27-inch 4K monitor with AMD FreeSync.
When it comes to ASUS's lineup of gaming mice, I can't help but to say that I love the Gladius. It's ergonomic and reduces fatigue because of its shape. I've reviewed the original ROG Gladius few years back, and used it as my daily driver for about 2 years already. When the ROG Gladius II was announced, I was excited to see what ASUS has to offer.