Storage Devices | February 21, 2012 | Comments

Review-OCZ RevoDrive 3: SandForce 2 SSD on PCI Express

The first RevoDrive and its successor, the RevoDrive X2, wowed our reviewers with their outstanding performance. Both these models were based on the original SandForce controller. Now, OCZ brings us a newer, faster PCI-Express SSD drive armed with the second-generation SandForce chip. OCZ sent us a 240 GB sample of RevoDrive 3. As seen here,...
Features - Storage Devices | February 3, 2012 | Comments

Round Up Test: SandForce 2 SSD

Some might question what kind of improvement SATA 6 Gbps (SATA III) brings over its predecessor, the older SATA 3 Gbps interface. While ordinary hard drives are hard-pressed to show any noticeable performance increase, with twice the amount of maximum data bandwidth set by previous standard, SATA 6 Gbps provides the necessary headroom needed by...
Storage Devices | January 31, 2012 | Comments

Review-OCZ Synapse Cache (Part2): Turn your HDD into an SSD!

Have you read our stand-alone performance review of the OCZ Synapse SSD? Despite its intended purpose as “caching drive”, this SSD performs almost as well as OCZ’s other offerings. In this second article, we will discuss how much performance improvement one can expect by pairing an ordinary hard drive with the Synapse. As mentioned in...
Storage Devices | January 23, 2012 | Comments

Review-OCZ Synapse Cache (Part1): Improve Hard Drive Performance, without RAID!

Hard drives come with integrated memory cache as part of their design. The cache improves performance by providing the system with fast access to frequently-used data. However, not all frequently-used data can be contained because the cache’s size is usually limited to just a few megabytes. Increasing the amount of a hard drive’s cache, therefore,...
Gadget | November 21, 2011 | Comments

Review-BlackBerry Bold 9790″Bellagio”: The Speedy Onyx, Now with Touchscreen!

In Indonesia, BlackBerry is (still) king. So vast is the Blackberry smartphone population here, that the country has been known as the “BlackBerry Nation”. One of the features found to be indispensable by its users is the BlackBerry Messenger. Yes, almost all kinds of people in Indonesia –from professionals, housewives, to school children- rely on...
Features - Games - Graphics Card | November 17, 2011 | Comments

Could Llano Handle Battlefield 3?

The long awaited third-installment of EA’s popular Battlefield game series has arrived. With its attractive gameplay and gorgeous visual effects, Battlefield 3 (BF3) sure doesn’t disappoint. Frostbite 2 is the engine, and it really delivers the kind of quality that motivates some gamers to upgrade their PC, just to experience BF3 at it’s best. But...
Gadget | November 8, 2011 | Comments

Review-Samsung Galaxy Y: Feature-rich, Yet Affordable

Here is Samsung’s latest -and perhaps the most interesting by far – Galaxy smartphone! The “Y” in Galaxy Y stands for “Young”, so you can already guess which segment of the market this phone is aimed at. There are loads of interesting features that you will find on this Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 phone, but the...
Digital Camera | October 31, 2011 | Comments

Review of Canon Ixus 310HS: Canon Best Touch Screen Camera

HS system from Canon, which means High Sensitivity, consists of three components, called CMOS back illuminated sensor, a wide aperture lens (f/2.0), and advanced DIGIC processor. This system proved reliable on the Canon S95, producing photographs that extraordinary low light conditions. Now, the same system is present on the Ixus 310HS. All components are already...
Display | October 28, 2011 | Comments

Asus VE278: Ultra Wide

If 24 inches screen is still considered as less wide, then maybe you need a screen size of 27 inches. With a larger space, you can more effectively work multi tasking, and more content to enjoy HD movies. VE278 is the largest screen sized monitor produced by Asus. This screen boasts LED backlight, 2 millisecond response time, input complete, and powerful speaker. How about the performance? Product Name:ASUS VE278 27″ Wide LED Black Multimedia Monitor (1920×1080/2ms/VGA/DVI-D/HDMI/DisplayPort) Model Number:VE278 Screen Type: TFT-LCD (LED Backlight) Screen Size: 27″ Widescreen Colours:16.7...
Networking | October 22, 2011 | Comments

Hands-On Review: Huawei E5830s – Simple Mobile Router with Extra Capabilities

Hot-Spot Internet anywhere, that’s the concept that carried the product E5830s Huawei. E5830s is a router + portable 3G modem that can instantly share Internet access with 3G connectivity to other devices using WiFi. So, what capabilities are carried by Huawei as a product called “Mobile WiFi” is? Follow the review in this article! Usefulness...
Audio | October 18, 2011 | Comments

Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft Review: Your WoW Playmate!

Gaming headphones? That’s nothing new. How about a set of audio gear custom made for a video game? Now that’s something! Meet the Creative Sound Blaster World of Warcraft, a headphone that is specifically intended for players of World of Warcraft, Blizzard’s most popular online game. World of Warcraft (WoW) is a big name in...
Digital Camera | October 15, 2011 | Comments

Sony Handycam PJ5 Review : Camcorder, Projector with 3 Million (IDR) Price Tag

Have you ever seen a television ad that promote the Sony Handycam which is not only can record but also be functional as a projector? Yes, the Sony Handycam DCR-PJ5, which was introduced in Indonesia recently, is a camcorder that has a built-in projector. This feature is similar to one that found on the Handycam PJ10. The difference, you can get PJ5 by the price of three million rupiahs only. unbelievable? Let’s take a look at the features and specifications of Sony Handycam DCR-PJ5. Processor: Sony Imaging Censor: 1/8″ Advanced HAD...
Storage Devices | October 15, 2011 | Comments

Samsung EcoGreen F4 2TB Review: High Performance on 5400 RPM

Competition in the storage market is getting heated. This is indicated by the release of a new model, low-powered, and high capacity hard disk. Just like a hard disk that comes to our testing table. Hard disks that came was Samsung EcoGreen F4 HD204UI. This hard disk is a Samsung solution in Green Computing. Capacity that we get is a 2 TB disk that has 5400 RPM of rotary speed and 32 MB cache. Interface used was still using the SATA 3 Gbps or the second generation. A hard disk is not yet require a 6 Gbps SATA interface because there is currently no hard disk that can reach the upper limit...
Notebook / Laptop | October 14, 2011 | Comments

Lenovo G470 Notebook Review: For All Circles

Lenovo is known having a rigid and classic chassis design. It is caused of the majority of Lenovo products are intended for businesses. But this time the standard is not applicable. Lenovo breaks the grip through a series G470 which has a more modern shape with a different chassis design. Lenovo G470 has a chassis...
Gadget | October 14, 2011 | Comments

Review- Huawei Ideos S7 Slim 201u Tablet: Android 7 “: Slim and Cheap

Currently, in the Indonesian market, the tablet with the Android operating system in 7-inch screen size still dominates. Most of these tablets originated in India and China. Unfortunately, there are a lot of them still using low-speed processor. In addition, there are tablets with a processor speed of 1 GHz but doesn’t have optimal performance....