Here’s our roundup of the latest hardware, components, peripherals and products from the tech and IT channel announced this week.
OVERWATCH RAZER GAMING MOUSE, MAT, KEYBOARD AND HEADSET
Razer has announced the availability of PC peripherals for Overwatch, the highly anticipated team-based shooter by Blizzard Entertainment. The suite of customised hardware is led by the Razer ManO’War Tournament Edition (TE) analog wired gaming headset – Razer’s most powerful and feature-packed gaming headset to-date – and is rounded-out with a BlackWidow Chroma keyboard, DeathAdder Chroma mouse and Goliathus Extended mouse mat.
CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM ROG EDITION
Corsair has announced the latest addition to its range of XMP 2.0 certified DDR4 memory kits, the Corsair Dominator Platinum ROG Edition. The 16GB 4 x 4GB DDR4 kit is fitted with a Republic of Gamers Red and Black brushed aluminium finish. Clocked at 3,200MHz, the Dominator Platinum ROG Edition also boasts a custom overclocked ROG XMP 2.0 memory profile only accessible with ASUS Z170 Republic of Gamers motherboards, pushing the kit to an even faster 3,333MHz with just a single setting. It has an MSRP of $189.99.
TOSHIBA 8TB INTERNAL HDD
Toshiba will be adding an 8TB model to its X300 family of premium storage 3.5 inch HDDs. The High-Performance Hard Drive X300 – 8 TB will ‘address the extreme performance and demanding data storage requirements of power application users, graphic designers and gamers looking to upgrade the capacity, speed and reliability of their internal workstation storage’. It will be available from June with a price tag of £262.
AMD FIREPRO S7100X GPU
AMD has announced the AMD FirePro S7100X GPU for blade servers. It is the industry’s first and only hardware-virtualised GPU compliant with the SR-IOV (Single Root I/O Virtualization) PCIe virtualisation standard. The AMD FirePro S7100X GPU is a simple, secure solution for graphics virtualisation providing workstation-class experience for up to 16 users that is practically indistinguishable from a native desktop experience.
COOLER MASTER ‘MAKER’ SERIES
Cooler Master has launched a range of products built for the PC community at large. The top-of-the-line Maker products (MasterCase Maker 5, MasterAir Maker 8, and MasterWatt Maker 1200) are designed to enable enthusiasts and professionals to build their version of the ultimate PC. With the first wave of Maker products, Cooler Master delivers an ecosystem that ‘embeds excellent performance and superb quality within a customisable medium, which gives users the freedom to explore, express and enjoy their creativity as it unfolds’.
ACER ICONA ONE 7
Acer has announced an updated slim, lightweight and portable tablet – the Iconia One 7. The new 7-inch Iconia One 7 is an ideal tablet for a first-time purchaser or parents who want a tablet they can trust for their children. It is available with 8/16GB in-built storage and is expandable with a MicroSD card up to 128GB. Other specs include a 1280 x 720 HD display, quad-core 64-bit processor, 2MP rear camera and an SRP starting at £79.99.
KINGSTON DIGITAL UV400 SSD
Kingston Digital is shipping the UV400 SSD, which allows fast boot times, application loading and file transfers. The UV400 is powered by a four-channel controller for speeds of up to 550MB/s read and 500MB/s write, and is 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard-disk drive (HDD).
CORSAIR LAPDOG PORTABLE GAMING CONTROL CENTRE
Corsair has also announced the Lapdog, which brings full-size gaming keyboard and mouse control to the living room, allowing users to mount their choice of Corsair K70 or K65 keyboard (not included) into its aluminium chassis, alongside a gaming mouse of choice. Backed with a removable memory foam lap cushion for supreme comfort in long gaming sessions, Lapdog allows gamers to sit back on their sofa in front of a big screen TV and enjoy the best and most comfortable PC gaming experience to be had. It is available now with an MSRP of £109.99.
MAGIX VIDEO EASY HD
MAGIX has presented the new version of Video easy HD. Thanks to the redesigned program interface and tons of helpful wizards and automations, you can now edit and share your own videos – no previous experience necessary. The software’s native 64-bit architecture and H.264 support lets you import, edit and export videos faster than ever before. The new version of Video easy HD is available now in stores and online for £29.99.