Maximum PC - All Articles en Razer Adds Chroma Lighting to 19-Button Naga Mouse <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/razer_naga_epic_chroma.jpg" alt="Razer Naga Epic Chroma" title="Razer Naga Epic Chroma" width="228" height="134" style="float: right;" />Go crazy with 16.8 million color options</h3> <p><strong>Razer this week announced the launch of its Naga Epic Chroma gaming mouse</strong>, the latest updated peripheral to join its Chroma family. Armed with 19 buttons in all -- including 12 mechanical buttons situated on the mouse's thumb grip -- this MMO rodent is similar to the original Naga, except that it offers customizable lighting and doesn't yet come in a left-handed version.</p> <p>It boasts an 8200 DPI 4G laser sensor that captures up to 200 inches per second and offers a maximum acceleration of 50 G, Razer says. It also boasts both a wireless and wired mode with 1,000Hz Ultrapolling and a 7-foot, lightweight, braided cable.</p> <p>"The new Naga Epic Chroma gives MMO gamers more freedom than ever before," <a href="" target="_blank">says Min-Liang Tan</a>, Razer co-founder and CEO. "We’ve combined the comfortable features of the Naga with even more state-of-the-art gaming features, along with the new, fully-customizable Chroma color features. The 12 mechanical thumb grid buttons enable players to maximize their gameplay capabilities and to get the unfair advantage. All in all the Razer Naga Epic Chroma is now even more personal than it already was."</p> <p>Razer will show off the Naga Epic Chroma at BlizzCon in Anaheim, California, on November 7, 2014. It will also go on sale next month (presumably around the same time) for $130 MSRP.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> Hardware mouse naga epic chroma Peripherals razer Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:20:17 +0000 Paul Lilly 28824 at No BS Podcast #235: Alienware's New Hardware, Chromebooks, and Gordon's Farewell <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="" alt="maximum pc" title="maximum pc" width="250" height="376" style="float: right;" />All good things…</h3> <p>Let’s not bury the lede, as they say in the newspaper business: This issue of <em>Maximum PC</em> will be my last. After more than 200 issues, 16 Dream Machines, and lots of bent hardware, my time here is done.</p> <p>It has been a glorious time, too. When I started at <em>boot </em>(the predecessor to <em>Maximum PC</em>) fat CRTs were in, a Pentium II was the hotness, and real nerds had separate cards for 2D and 3D display. Heck, you had to have a separate MPEG2 decoder card just to play DVD-resolution videos, and Fast Ethernet cards, too.&nbsp;</p> <p>Yup, in other words, I have been at this a hell of a long time. When old-timers leave, they inevitably wax poetic about the fun times they had. You know, like the time we accidentally triggered the fire alarm system causing a building-wide evacuation, a fire truck to roll up, and a pretty pissed off stare from the facilities manager. That, of course, wasn’t as bad as the previous unnamed staffers who tested a “fire proof” data safe with a gallon of gasoline and a box of Duraflame logs. Somehow the tiny five-pound fire extinguisher didn’t work and, well, this time the fire fighters actually had something to put out when the fire truck rolled up to the parking lot.</p> <p>There are stories of prototype hardware shattered, motherboards exploded, CPUs bent, and pranks played on staffers, belly-aching laughs at the expense of, well, everyone, and the ever-exciting job of waiting for Santa Claus in the brown suit to bring the latest-and-greatest piece of hardware to test.</p> <p>Through it all, the PC has never disappointed me in my belief that it’s the most valuable technology tool known to mankind. It’s always there to solve any problem you might have. Need to create 250MB photo mosaics using hundreds of photos, and then project it on a wall and couple it with a touchscreen so people can zoom in and out to find themselves? The PC can do it. I know, because I did such a project recently using nothing but off-the-shelf parts, and with just two days to plan it out, too.</p> <p>And though I sound like a broken record, I’m going to say it again: The PC is not dead and there is no post-PC unless the future means that work and other things of consequence aren’t going to be done. For that, we need to thank the hardware and software vendors who continue to push forward because that is the only direction to go.</p> <p>It would also be wrong of me not to thank the current and former staff of <em>Maximum PC</em>. They have been some of the greatest journalists I’ve had the pleasure of working with.&nbsp;</p> <p>I’ll save my last few words for you though, the loyal reader of <em>Maximum PC</em>. Many of you have been reading the magazine for years and many of you have just discovered the wonders of the PC just recently. Thank you for one hell of a ride and always believing in the PC. I’ll be just like you now—a subscriber and reader of <em>Maximum PC</em>.</p> <p>- Gordon Mah Ung</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe src="//" width="620" height="349" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <div>You can download and listen to the audio version of <a title="235" href="" target="_blank">Podcast #235 here</a>.&nbsp;</div> <p><a title="Download Maximum PC Podcast #235 MP3" href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u160416/rss-audiomp3.png" width="80" height="15" /></a>&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PC Podcast RSS Feed" href="" target="_blank"><img src="/files/u160416/chicklet_rss-2_0.png" width="80" height="15" /></a>&nbsp;<a href=""><img src="/files/u160416/chicklet_itunes.gif" alt="Subscribe to Maximum PC Podcast on iTunes" title="Subscribe to Maximum PC Podcast on iTunes" width="80" height="15" /></a></p> <div> <h4 style="margin: 0px 0px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 19px; vertical-align: baseline; letter-spacing: -0.05em; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: normal; color: #990000;">Subscribe to the magazine for only 99 cents an issue:</h4> <h5><a title="Subscribe to Maximum PC Magazine" href="" target="_blank">In print</a></h5> <h5><a title="Subcribe to Maximum PC Magazine on Zinio" href="" target="_blank">On Zinio</a></h5> <h5><a title="Subscribe to Maximum PC Magazine on Google Play" href=";hl=en" target="_blank">On Google Play</a></h5> <h5><a title="Subcribe to Maximum PC Magazine on iTunes" href="" target="_blank">On iTunes</a></h5> <h5><a title="Subscribe to Maximum PC Magazine on Amazon Kindle" href=";qid=1406326197">On the Amazon Kindle Store</a></h5> <h5><a title="Subcribe to Maximum PC Magazine on Your Nook" href="" target="_blank">On the Barnes &amp; Noble Nook Store</a></h5> <h4 style="margin: 0px 0px 5px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; font-size: 19px; vertical-align: baseline; letter-spacing: -0.05em; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-weight: normal; color: #990000;">Stalk us in a number of ways:</h4> <p>Become a fan&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PC Facebook page" href="" target="_blank">on Facebook</a></p> <p>Follow us&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">on Twitter</a></p> <p>Subscribe to us&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PC Youtube page" href="" target="_blank">on Youtube</a></p> <p>Subscribe&nbsp;<a title="Maximum PC RSS Feed" href="">to our RSS feed</a></p> <p>Subscribe&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">to the podcast on iTunes</a></p> <p>email us at:&nbsp;<a href="">maximumpcpodcast AT gmail DOT com</a></p> <p>Leave us a voicemail at 877-404-1337 x1337</p> </div> 235 alienware departure gordon mah ung leaving maximum pc No BS Podcast No BS Podcast Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:56:46 +0000 Gordon Mah Ung 28817 at China Plans to Replace All Windows Machines with Linux Rigs by 2020 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/linux_penguin_0.jpg" alt="Linux Penguin" title="Linux Penguin" width="228" height="240" style="float: right;" />It's a "de-Windowsifying movement"</h3> <p>Most of the mainstream angst directed towards Windows 8 and 8.1 in the U.S. has to do with the Modern UI and little things like the lack of a Start menu. But while hopes are high that Windows 10 will be the OS everyone wanted Windows 8 to be, China's concerns run much deeper than the UI. As such, <strong>China reportedly plans to undergo a "de-Windowsifying" process in which its systems will be move to a state-endorsed version of Linux by 2020</strong>.</p> <p>"We call this a de-Windowsifying movement," Computer Science Professor Ni Guangnan of the Chinese Academy of Engineering <a href="" target="_blank">told <em></em></a>.</p> <p>The 75-year-old professor went on to discuss his plans to bring together China's homegrown OS developers in an alliance to replace Windows within the next few years.</p> <p>"Now is the most vulnerable time for Microsoft in China, and the best time for homegrown software companies to beat it," Ni added.</p> <p>So far the effort has the support of 15 OS developers. None of them can take on Windows by going at it alone, but China's hope is that by pooling their talent and resources, they can rid the country's reliance on Microsoft's OS. It's also worth noting that China recently banned the use of Windows 8 on all government PCs due to spying concerns.</p> <p>"At the end of the day, I expect the 15 operating systems to merge into one or two operating systems, while the rest of the developers can shift into providing other relevant services," Ni said.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> china linux operating system OS Software Windows windows 8 News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:43:26 +0000 Paul Lilly 28823 at Roccat Releases Tenkeyless Ryos TKL Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/roccat_ryos_tkl_pro.jpg" alt="Roccat Ryos TKL Pro" title="Roccat Ryos TKL Pro" width="228" height="169" style="float: right;" />Go crazy with macros</h3> <p>Ever since entering the U.S. market, <strong>Roccat's been steadily updating its catalog of gaming gear, the newest of which is the Ryos TKL Pro, a tenkeyless mechanical keyboard</strong>. According to Roccat, the design and functionality of the Ryos TKL Pro resulted from "tons of hands-on research and testing," including that of professional gamer HyuN, the number one StarCraft II player in the world.</p> <p>"The Ryos TKL Pro looks good, it feels really great to play on, and supports all of my needs when I'm training, and definitely in competition," HyuN says. "If you're an eSports gamer like me or just love playing with an amazing keyboard, the TKL Pro is awesome."</p> <p>Beyond the marketing fluff, the Ryos TKL Pro is a compact plank with Cherry MX key switches, 470 programmable macros, Roccat Talk support (it can communicate with other Roccat peripherals), two 32-bit ARM Cortex processors, 2MB of flash memory to store profiles, and per-key illumination that you can customize with special effects.</p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Ryos TKL Pro</a> is available now for $140 MSRP.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> Hardware mechanical keyboard Peripherals roccat ryos tkl pro tenkeyless News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:58:11 +0000 Paul Lilly 28821 at Newegg Daily Deals: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-2133, Intel Core i3-4130 Haswell, and More! <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/gskill_sniper_1.jpg" alt="G.Skill Sniper RAM" title="G.Skill Sniper RAM" width="300" height="181" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>On this All Hallows' Eve, it's the perfect time to treat yourself to a sweet upgrade, and you don't even have to dress up and go begging door to door for it. Right from the comfort of your own home, check out today's top deal for an <a href=";cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-RAM-N82E16820231518-_-1031&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">8GB (2x4GB) kit of G.Skill Sniper Series DDR3-2133 Desktop Memory</a> for <strong>$77</strong> with free shipping (normally $85 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPGP54</strong>]. High frequency, low timings, and dressed to the nine in a sweet looking heatspreader -- what's not to like?</p> <p><strong>Other Deals:</strong></p> <p><a href=";cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CPU-N82E16819116946-_-1031&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Intel Core i3-4130 Haswell Dual-Core 3.4GHz LGA 1150 54W Desktop Processor</a> for <strong>$110</strong> with free shipping (normally $120 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPGP32</strong>])</p> <p><a href=";cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-OTHER-N82E16832416806-_-1031&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit</a> for <strong>$80</strong> (normally $100 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPGP84</strong>])</p> <p><a href=";cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-FLASHDRIVE-N82E16820211761-_-1031&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Adata DashDrive UV128 16GB Flash Drive</a> for <strong>$8</strong> with free shipping (normally $10 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPGP34</strong>])</p> <p><a href=";cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-DISPLAY-N82E16824260047-_-1031&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Dell UltraSharp IPS Panel 24-inch 8ms&nbsp; LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor</a> for <strong>$240</strong> with free shipping (normally $280 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPGP64</strong>])</p> Daily Deals daily deals Newegg Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:07:37 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 28820 at LG Releases 31-inch 4K Monitor for Professionals Priced at $1,400 <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u166440/lg_31mu97.jpg" alt="LG 31MU97" title="LG 31MU97" width="200" height="164" style="float: right;" />Supports over 1 billion colors</h3> <p>Professional photographers, video editors, and graphic designers looking to get the sharpest images possible won’t have to look too far. <strong>LG has released the LG 31MU97 4K monitor</strong> that meets the required standards of the Digital Cinema Initiative for professional or general use.</p> <p>The <a title="LG 31MU97 product page" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">LG 31MU97</span></a>, also called the Digital Cinema 4K monitor, is a 31-inch IPS 4K monitor that is capable of helping professionals edit 4K content without resorting to image scaling. With a 4096x2160 resolution and 10-bit color, the <a title="4K monitor feature" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">4K monitor</span></a> covers 99.5 percent of the AdobeRGB spectrum and supports over 1 billion colors to provide more accurate and detailed images. In addition, there is the Dual Color Space feature which lets the monitor display two different color modes at the same time, allowing users to compare different versions of their work concurrently.&nbsp;</p> <p>For those of you that need your monitors to have multiple connections, the LG 31MU97 should be more than adequate. It&nbsp;comes with two HDMI ports, DisplayPort, MiniDP, and three USB 3.0 ports. Users will also be able to directly connect the monitor to a tablet or external HD and, according to LG, the monitor is Mac compatible.&nbsp;</p> <p>The LG 31MU97 should be available now for $1,399 at Amazon, Newegg, B&amp;H, Fry’s, and Tiger Direct.</p> <p><em>Follow Sean on&nbsp;<a title="SeanDKnight Google+" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Google+</span></a>, <a title="SeanDKnight's Twitter" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Twitter</span></a>, and <a title="SeanDKnight Facebook" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Facebook</span></a></em></p> 4K monitor Digital Cinema 4K monitor LG LG 31MU97 lg electronics News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:08:11 +0000 Sean D Knight 28819 at Lenovo Purchases Motorola from Google for $2.91 Billion <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u166440/lenovo_logo.jpg" alt="Lenovo Logo" title="Lenovo Logo" width="200" height="113" style="float: right;" />The deal has gone through</h3> <p>Back in <a title="MPC Lenovo Motorola deal" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">January</span></a>, it was announced that Google would be selling its Motorola division to Lenovo pending approval from authorities. Google, which had acquired the mobile company for $12.5 billion in 2012, was looking to sell it and now that all parties involved have signed off on the deal, <strong>Lenovo has acquired Motorola for $2.91 billion</strong>.</p> <p>Of the $2.91 billion, $660 million will be in cash while 519,107,215 of newly issued, ordinary shares of Lenovo stock (valued at $750 million) was transferred to Google at the close of the transaction. As for the remaining $1.5 billion, that will be paid to Google in the form of a three-year promissory note. However, a separate cash compensation of $228 million will also be paid to Google to cover the cash and working capital held by Motorola at the time when the deal closed.</p> <p>According to the deal, however, Google will maintain ownership for most of Motorola’s patent portfolio though Motorola will be given a license to the patents and other IPs in it. However, Motorola will retain 2,000 patent assets in addition to a number of patent cross-license agreements and the Motorola brand.</p> <p>With Motorola under its umbrella, Lenovo has high expectations according to Lenovo executive vice president Liu Jun who said, “With the complementary strengths of our two companies, we expect to sell more than 100 million mobile devices this year – including smartphones and tablets – by leveraging the Lenovo brand’s leading market position in China, our shared momentum in emerging markets, and Motorola’s strong foothold in mature markets like the U.S.”</p> <p>The acquisition of Motorola makes Lenovo the third largest maker of smartphones, which will now has access to the Moto X, Moto G, and Droid series of smartphones.</p> <p><em>Follow Sean on&nbsp;<a title="SeanDKnight Google+" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Google+</span></a>, <a title="SeanDKnight's Twitter" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Twitter</span></a>, and <a title="SeanDKnight Facebook" href="" target="_blank"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Facebook</span></a></em></p> Google lenovo Lenovo acquires Motorola motorola News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:42:57 +0000 Sean D Knight 28818 at Newegg Daily Deals: Samsung 840 Evo 1TB SSD, Seagate Barracuda 1TB HDD, and More! <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="/files/u69/samsung_840_evo_ssd.jpg" alt="Samsung 840 Evo" title="Samsung 840 Evo" width="300" height="156" style="float: right;" /><img src="/files/u154082/newegg_logo_small.png" alt="newegg logo" title="newegg logo" width="200" height="80" /></p> <p><strong>Top Deal:</strong></p> <p>Cough-cough, wheeze, grind, tink-tink, whir, thunk, poof. If that's what your mechanical hard drive sounds like these days, we suggest backing up your critical data ASAP. When you're finished, send the poor guy off into into retirement and consider filling his role with today's top deal for a <a href=";cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-SSD-N82E16820147251-_-1030&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Samsung 840 Evo 1TB SSD</a> for <strong>$390</strong> (normally $410 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPGP87</strong>]). Not only will it run quieter, but also much faster with up to 540MB/s read and 520MB/s write performance.</p> <p><strong>Other Deals:</strong></p> <p><a href=";cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-INT-HDD-N82E16822148840-_-1030&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drive</a> for <strong>$50</strong> with free shipping (normally $60 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPGP38</strong>])</p> <p><a href=";cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-SSD-N82E16820167189-_-1030&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Intel 530 Series&nbsp; 2.5-inch 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive</a> for <strong>$220</strong> with free shipping (normally $240 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPGP88</strong>])</p> <p><a href=";cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-CPU-N82E16819116896-_-1030&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Intel Core i5-4570 Haswell Quad-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor</a> for <strong>$190</strong> with free shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPGP33</strong>])</p> <p><a href=";cm_mmc=BAC-MaximumPC-_-DailyDeals-_-DISPLAY-N82E16824009588-_-1030&amp;nm_mc=ExtBanner&amp;AID=5555555" target="_blank">Acer G6 Series 27-inch 6ms Widescreen LED Backlight Slim Bezel Monitor</a> for <strong>$180</strong> with free shipping (normally $200 - use coupon code: [<strong>EMCWPGP63</strong>])</p> Daily Deals daily deals Newegg Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:02:31 +0000 The Maximum PC Staff 28816 at MSI's GT80 Titan is World First Laptop to Sport a Mechanical Keyboard <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/msi_gt80_titan.jpg" alt="MSI GT80 Titan" title="MSI GT80 Titan" width="228" height="187" style="float: right;" />Finally, a gaming laptop with a mechanical plank!</h3> <p>Call us keyboard snobs if you will, but once you've experienced the pleasure of typing on a mechanical keyboard, it's difficult to go back to those squishy membrane planks. Peripheral makers have stepped up to the plate with plenty of mechanical models in the past few years, though <strong>MSI gets a virtual high-five for being the first to plop a mechanical keyboard on a gaming laptop</strong>.</p> <p>MSI's GT80 Titan uses Cherry MX Brown key switches, which are known for being light, tactile, and non-clicky. It's a popular switch among gamers because of their tactile response while remaining relatively quiet compared to Cherry MX Blue switches, which are loud by comparison.</p> <p>Little else is known about the 18.4-inch GT80 Titan, at least on an official basis. Rumor has it the GT80 Titan may wield a GTX 980 SLI configuration and up to 32GB of RAM. Given the laptop's size, we're betting on this being a full-blown desktop replacement.</p> <p>No word yet on price or availability, only that it's "<a href="" target="_blank">coming soon</a>," according to the GT80 Titan's teaser page.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> cherry mx brown Gaming gt80 titan Hardware laptop mechanical keyboard msi notebook OEM rigs News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:51:03 +0000 Paul Lilly 28815 at Samsung Partners with Ubisoft to Bundle Assassin's Creed Unity with Select Hardware <!--paging_filter--><h3><img src="/files/u69/assassinscreedunity.jpg" alt="Assassin's Creed Unity" title="Assassin's Creed Unity" width="228" height="128" style="float: right;" />Celebrate your upgrade with a free game</h3> <p>Hey, if Ubisoft and Samsung want to start handing out free games, we'll all for it. In this case, the <strong>free title is Assassin's Creed Unity, which you're eligible to receive if you purchase a Samsung U28D590D (UD590) 4K Ultra HD monitor or a Samsung 850 Pro solid state drive </strong>(256GB, 512GB, or 1TB) from a participating retailer -- don't worry, there are several to choose from.</p> <p>The list of participating retailers include Best Buy,,, Microcenter, Sam's Club (monitor only), ABT (monitor only), Fry's, Tiger Direct, and Electronics Express (monitor only). Should you purchase one or the other from any of those retailers, you'll receive a download code for Assassin's Creed Unity.</p> <p>"Our monitors create a one-of-a-kind, immersive gaming experience and our SSDs ensure quick load times and robust performance for drastically improved gameplay," <a href="" target="_blank">said Ron Gazzola</a>, vice president of marketing at Samsung Electronics America. "The UD590 premiere monitor and the 850 PRO SSD will bring Assassin’s Creed Unity to life and allow players to experience the game in a completely new way. We’re happy to be providing this extremely popular offering to our customers."</p> <p>The <a href="" target="_blank">UD590</a> is a 28-inch monitor with a 3840x2160 resolution. It's a TN panel with a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 1ms response time (GTG), 370 cd/m2 brightness, two HDMI ports, and a DisplayPort.</p> <p>As for the <a href="" target="_blank">850 Pro Series</a>, they're the first SSDs to use 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) flash memory, which stacks 32 cell layers on top of one another rather than trying to decrease the cells' length and width to fit smaller form factors. The drives are rated to deliver read and write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 520MB/s, respectively.</p> <p><em>Follow Paul on <a href="" target="_blank">Google+</a>, <a href="!/paul_b_lilly" target="_blank">Twitter</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a></em></p> 850 pro assassin's creed unity Build a PC games Hardware samsung solid state drive ssd storage ud590 News Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:22:25 +0000 Paul Lilly 28814 at