• Cherry Introduces New Low Profile RGB Switches at CES 2018

    5 days ago - By Anand Tech

    This year, Cherry, one of the leaders in mechanical keyboard switches, and more often than not the ‘go-to' for enthusiasts, is releasing a new low-profile switch. It is called the Cherry MX Low Profile RGB and it will arrive on the scene in the company's ‘red' type switch first.
    The switch is targeted at new, thinner keyboards and, potentially, upcoming gaming notebooks. We have already seen other of these types of switches on the market from Kailh and Tesoro, however, they are not optical and not how swappable. Andrew Freedman at Tom's Guide had a chance for some hands-on time with the...
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  • Mushkin at CES 2018: CarbonEXT 1 TB USB 3.0 SSD, Swap USB Type-A & Type-C Drive

    Mushkin at CES 2018: CarbonEXT 1 TB USB 3.0 SSD, Swap USB Type-A & Type-C Drive

    5 days ago - By Anand Tech

    LAS VEGAS, NV - In addition to a host of new M.2 SSDs , Mushkin introduced two new USB-based products at CES 2018: the CarbonEXT new external SSD as well as the Swap family of USB drives that feature both USB Type-A and USB Type-C connectors.
    The Mushkin CarbonEXT external SSD comes in a metallic rubber-padded enclosure and is based on the Silicon Motion SM2258XT controller, 3D TLC NAND memory as well as ASMedia's ASM1153E bridge. The CarbonEXT uses a USB 3.0 interface, so its performance is capped at 450 MB/s sequential read/write speed as well as 45K random read/write IOPS because of...
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  • CES 2018: iBUYPOWER, MSI and ORIGIN announce new gaming PCs powered by Windows 10

    CES 2018: iBUYPOWER, MSI and ORIGIN announce new gaming PCs powered by Windows 10

    6 days ago - By Windows

    Simple, built-in Mixer streaming provides low-latency, interactive moments for viewers and streamers to watch or interact with other gamers-no extra hardware or software required, while Xbox Play Anywhere enables you to buy a game once and play it on both your Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. Stay connected with your gaming community through the Xbox app and the power of Xbox Live .
    Let's take a closer look at the gaming PCs announced this week:
    iBUYPOWER Case Builder
    Built with creativity in mind, the Case Builder project allows you to con­figure the look and structure of your computer case...
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  • ECS at CES 2018: LIVA Z2, LIVA Q2 & LIVA One SoC Gemini Lake-Based UCFF PCs

    ECS at CES 2018: LIVA Z2, LIVA Q2 & LIVA One SoC Gemini Lake-Based UCFF PCs

    6 days ago - By Anand Tech

    LAS VEGAS, NV - ECS demonstrated a few of its upcoming ultra-compact form-factor PCs based on the Gemini Lake platform at CES 2018. The new LIVA Z2 and LIVA Q2 systems enhance the performance and feature-set of the currently available LIVA Z and LIVA Q. The Liva One SoC is a new addition to the lineup. It comes with improved storage and I/O capabilities.
    The key innovations in the new LIVA PCs are enabled by Intel's Gemini Lake SoCs with Intel's UHD 600-series iGPU. In particular, the new processors offer higher general-purpose performance compared to their predecessors because of the...
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