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Rey's Curious Computers & Hardware Page

Hello, folks! I will be writing about the very latest in computer hardware and associated technologies - processors, flash memory, solid state drives, motherboards, things like that - with an emphasis on interesting innovations or features. You can also expect me to cover similarly strange prebuilt computers and gadgets for good measure.

Such technology evolves at an alarmingly fast rate these days, and it can often be difficult to stay on track with new developments. I'll help you stay in the know, one post at a time.


Rey M.L.
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Razer Firefly Mousepad Lights Desks With Any Of 16.7 Million Colors

In case you wanted to have the most eye-catching mousepad imaginable, Razer's gaming-centric Firefly floats above configurable RGBLED lighting. Holding the exact shade of your favorite color for all to see isn't the only thing it can do, either.

CyberPower's Trinity Gaming PC Is A Three-Armed Wonder

You won't see anything like it anywhere else: CyberPower's latest configurable computer has a funky looking case that splits its hardware between three wings. Not only does this improve cooling, but it also makes the system look more like a spaceship.

MediaTek Announces First Deca-Core Smartphone Chip

More cores is better. Right? MediaTek seems to think so. The Helio X20 SoC packs a whopping 10 ARM cores, and support for a certain cellular wireless standard should allow Android smartphones bearing the chip to show up in the US.

Saygus V² Smartphone Packs Dual Micro SD Memory Card Slots

Are you the type who downloads way too many movies and TV shows for viewing on your phone? Perhaps consider upgrading to Saygus' 5" Android-powered V², which will take two micro SD cards for a grand total of 464GB of storage capacity. Take that, um... everyone.

Asus Claims “Fastest GTX 980” With 20th Anniversary Graphics Card

For its 20th year of selling PC videocards, Asus are putting out a limited-edition Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 with the highest factory overclock you'll find, along with some extras that'll help you clock it even higher.

HP, Samsung Team Up; Announce Z-Turbo G2 Solid-State Drives

Building on the latest NVM Express-based hotness from Samsung, HP have unveiled its Z-Turbo G2 range of SSDs, and they're fast. Like, really fast. Is your PC good enough to handle them?

Emtec DUO Flash Drives Mix USB Type-C, Type-A Connectors

Reversible Type-C USB ports are increasingly showing up on new devices – the neo-MacBook, for one – and Emtec's double-headed thumb drive is here to take advantage, all while remaining compatible with older gadgets.

ASRock Builds World's Only Mini-ITX Intel Haswell-E Motherboard

Now you can build an 18-core Xeon workstation and have it approach the size of a shoebox. ASRock has bravely chosen to cram Intel's X99 chipset and a strong set of features into the ITX form-factor, with its new X99E-ITX/ac motherboard. Some caveats apply, though.

Fujitsu's Lifebook GH77/T Is Half Tablet, Half Desktop PC

While its 15.6" touchscreen makes it large for a tablet, Fujitsu's latest Lifebook uses its matching oversized dock, plus some top-secret wireless technology, to attain desktop-class performance. Too bad about the battery life, though.

New Philips Monitor Balances Dual 19” Screens On One Stand

Ever wanted a dual-screen setup for your workstation, but were put off by the potential of a thick gap between the displays? Well, Philips' Brilliance 19DP6QJNS/27 not only shrinks that gap to just 7mm, but also mounts both displays on a single stand, saving you space on your desk.