A Nokia 3310 comeback?

How times have changed. Nokia sold its entire mobile division to Microsoft in 2014 and now, much like BlackBerry, no longer manufactures its own devices. Today, Nokia is partnered with HMD Global, the Finnish manufacturer with the exclusive rights to use the Nokia brand for phones, and together may be launching some new Nokia devices at Mobile World Congress. HMD’s first Android-powered Nokia phone, the Nokia 6, is already available in China. VentureBeat recently reported that two more Android-powered phones would be revealed at MWC. These would likely be the Nokia 5…

Building a computer for £300 – Part 8 – The Test

reichelt have sponsored a challenge to build a computer for £300. With a budget of only £300 I have to source the best bits of computer equipment for a main central processor unit (CPU) to build the most competent computer I can. In part eight we take a look at how well things run. A little stress test and install of Skyrim Enhanced Edition. Inter-Tech K-11 midi-tower including SL-500 – £34.17 Desktop hard drive, 1 TB, WD Blue – £44.66 AMD FM2+ A6-7400K, 2x 3.50GHz, boxed – £51.33 ASUS GF GT730 –…

Building a computer for £300 – Part 7 – The Build

reichelt have sponsored a challenge to build a computer for £300. With a budget of only £300 I have to source the best bits of computer equipment for a main central processor unit (CPU) to build the most competent computer I can. In part seven, we throw the parts together and hope for the best. Here is a summary of the parts, prices and links used in the video. Inter-Tech K-11 midi-tower including SL-500 – £34.17 Desktop hard drive, 1 TB, WD Blue – £44.66 AMD FM2+ A6-7400K, 2x 3.50GHz, boxed –…

Building a computer for £300 – Part 6 – Storage

reichelt have sponsored a challenge to build a computer for £300. With a budget of only £300 I have to source the best bits of computer equipment for a main central processor unit (CPU) to build the most competent computer I can. In part six, we grab some storage. A Western Digital Blue 1000GB, 64MB Cache, SATA3 and costing only £44.65 incl. VAT will do the job cheaply and reliably. Cool, quiet and fast. WD Blue drives offer superior performance and reliability. This makes them ideal for business or private…

Building a computer for £300 – Part 5 – Graphics Card

reichelt have sponsored a challenge to build a computer for £300. With a budget of only £300 I have to source the best bits of computer equipment for a main central processor unit (CPU) to build the most competent computer I can. In part five, we pick a graphics card. The Asus GT730 is a low-end passive card designed for silence and costing only £55.17 incl. VAT. GT 730 is the fantastic new graphics card from ASUS. Engineered with a highly-efficient 0 dB thermal design, it dissipates heat in complete…

Building a computer for £300 – Part 4 – Memory

reichelt have sponsored a challenge to build a computer for £300. With a budget of only £300 I have to source the best bits of computer equipment for a main central processor unit (CPU) to build the most competent computer I can. In part four, we look at the Memory. The Kingston HyperX FURY schwarz Kit 8GB, DDR3-1333 costing £54.41 incl. VAT. Great memory, that takes the pain out of picking the correct clock speed for your motherboard. This stuff overclocks itself to match up with the frequency of the…

Building a computer for £300 – Part 3 – Motherboard

reichelt have sponsored a challenge to build a computer for £300. With a budget of only £300 I have to source the best bits of computer equipment for a main central processor unit (CPU) to build the most competent computer I can. Part three, we look at the Motherboard. A Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3HP costing £54.15 incl. VAT. A fine motherboard with some of the newest tech, specifically a USB 3.1 type-C connector! The AMD features the following: The GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XM-D3HP is based on the AMD-A88X chipset and supports AMD APUs with…

Building a computer for £300 – Part 1 – Case

reichelt have sponsored a challenge to build a computer for £300. With a budget of only £300 I have to source the best bits of computer equipment for a main central processor unit (CPU) to build the most competent computer I can. In part one, I select the case. An Inter-Tech K-11 midi-tower including SL-500 for £33.71 inc VAT. This case includes: External: 1 x 5.25″, 1x 3.5″ Internal: 4 x 2.5″, 3x 2.5″ Front I/O: 2x USB 2.0, 1x headphones, 1x microphone PCI slots: 6 Fan (front): N/A Mainboard:…

Asus raise the bar with the ROG G701VI Gaming Laptop

Asus has revealed a new 17.3” laptop model called the ROG G701VI, a VR-ready gaming notebook with an overclockable CPU and a 120Hz G-Sync display powered by a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. The Asus ROG G702VI comes in two flavours. Catchily titled the G701VI-XB72K and G701VI-XB78K. Each model sports the same base hardware, with only the storage and memory configuration differing. The G701VI features an unlocked Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, up to 64GB of memory, and a GTX 1080 graphics module, with the slightly lower end XB72K offering 32GB…

Microsoft events delivers delicious devices

Microsoft has unveiled new developments in Windows 10 and new hardware with a Surface PC. Many Microsoft fans hoped to see Microsoft surprise with a Surface Phone, however there was a wave of slight disappointment as the event closed with no phone announcements. Microsoft needs a smartphone. It is not making any sense to not offer a decent smartphone as their software is most impressive. The only affordable announcement is the free Windows 10 Creator Update. The update, coming in early 2017, includes new features for augmented and virtual reality gaming,…