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Reviews for Windows users. We cover books, hardware and gadgets, security software, applications and tools, etc.

Reviewing ASUS Tri-Band Wireless-AC3200 - Batman's Router Just Got Upgraded!

ASUS Tri-Band Wireless-AC3200The ASUS Tri-Band Wireless-AC3200 router or RT-AC3200 as it is named by its manufacturer, is the most expensive wireless router offered by ASUS. It's the first tri-band wireless router in this company's portfolio and it boasts some very impressive specifications and a price to match them. Last year, when we reviewed its predecessor - ASUS RT-AC87U, we were very impressed. Imagine our curiosity when we received the upgrade to last year's model. We used ASUS RT-AC3200 in our test lab for a couple of weeks and now we are ready to share our conclusions:

Reviewing The ASUS ROG GX860 Buzzard Mouse & The GM50 Mousepad

ASUS ROG BuzzardAs some of you surely know, June was an important month in the IT&C industry, since Computex took place in Taipei. Our friends at ASUS were also there, announcing some great new products. An interesting pair of products comes from the Republic Of Gamers (ROG) product line, namely the ASUS ROG GX860 Buzzard laser gaming mouse and the ASUS ROG GM50 mousepad. We tested them for a while and we now invite you to read our full review to learn more about these new products:

Reviewing Lenovo TAB 2 A7 - A Small Tablet With An Affordable Price

Lenovo TAB 2 A7We were presented with the opportunity to review one of Lenovo's recent entries in the tablet market: the Lenovo TAB 2 A7. Lenovo is a company that stepped into the big league in 2005, with the acquisition of the IBM computer division, an important player on the digital market in the ‘80s and the ‘90s. Since then, they have specialized in personal computers, laptops, notebooks and they recently got into the mobile devices market. Lenovo launched its first tablet at the beginning of 2014. The model we tested in this review, the Lenovo TAB 2 A7, is pretty young, having seen the light of day in January 2015. We tested it for about a week and we would like to share what we think about it, in this review:

Reviewing The Maguay MyWay P1704x Gaming Laptop

Maguay MyWay P1704xOur friends at Maguay asked us to test a new gaming laptop from their portfolio. We're talking about the MyWay P1704x, a 17 inch laptop with very good specs, especially for gamers. We've used the laptop for a while under various conditions and we're now ready to share what we've learned. Read on to learn how the MyWay P1704x handles tasks and whether it's worth buying or not.

Reviewing The Inateck FE2007 USB 3.0 2.5" Portable HDD Enclosure & 3-port USB 3.0 Hub

InateckNowadays, many computer manufacturers are saving weight and space on their laptops by removing some features that many of us had gotten accustomed to having. Optical drives and USB ports seem to be the most popular candidates for removal. What if you want to have your external HDD and a flash drive attached, but your laptop only has one USB port? Inateck has come up with one solution to that problem, an external drive enclosure that also includes three USB 3.0 ports. We gave this interesting combination device a workout and here's what we found:

Security For Everyone - Reviewing GlassWire Basic

GlassWireGlassWire Basic is security software that monitors your network activity and lets you block any suspicious activity, by using its internal firewall. And it promises to deliver all that in an elegant manner and through a beautiful interface. While it isn't a full security solution, this software can be really helpful when you need to analyze what's going on your network. We were quite curious how GlassWire Basic works, and after using it for more than a couple of days, we are now eager to share our findings with you, in today's security review:

Reviewing The Microsoft Lumia 640 - A Good Windows Phone Experience At A Reasonable Price

Nokia Lumia 640Microsoft Lumia 640 is the latest budget smartphone with Windows Phone that was released by Microsoft. Until Windows 10 Mobile is available, it will most probably be the last Windows Phone launched by Microsoft. A couple of weeks ago we received this phone for testing. We used it for all kinds of tasks from simple phone conversations to recording video and GPS navigation. Today we are ready to share our opinion about this smartphone, in this review:

Reviewing The ASUS ROG Orion Gaming Headset - A Good Buy For Any Gamer

ASUS ROG Orion Gaming HeadsetA couple of weeks ago, we received another gaming headset to review from ASUS. The headset is called Orion and it's one of the devices created by ASUS under their own gaming brand ROG (Republic of Gamers). ASUS' ROG devices are usually built with high quality materials and offer very good performance. You can imagine that we were quite curious to see if that's also true for the ASUS ROG Orion Gaming Headset. Read our review to learn more about this gaming headset, and find out if it's worth buying:

Reviewing Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 7 - A Good Tablet With Strong Hardware

Kindle FireRecently, we got our hands on the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7, a tablet manufactured by, you guessed it, Amazon. The company is a giant in the world of online retail, and it's also the most renowned e-book reader manufacturer out there. However, for some time now, they have also produce other mobile devices, like tablets, smartphones or TV sticks. The Kindle Fire HDX 7 is the third generation of Kindle Fire tablets and it promises to deliver great hardware and an improved operating system, that's both light, elegant and easy to use. This is our first encounter with an Amazon mobile device, so you can imagine how curious we were about it. Find out from this review all the strong and all the weak points of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7:

The Best Tools To Check For Software Updates

UpdateDuring the early days of Windows, the operating system was usually the direct target of most malware creators. Along the way, Microsoft has worked a lot on hardening the operating system by creating and delivering security patches to its users in as timely a manner they possibly could. Today, Windows is becoming more and more secure and therefore it forces malware creators to shift their focus on finding and using vulnerabilities for popular Windows applications. As such, it becomes very important to keep all your installed applications up-to-date if you want to have a secure computing experience. So, is there a single app that can automatically search for all the available updates? Our analysis aims to answer this question and show you which tools are good for this particular task.

Reviewing The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter

Microsoft Wireless Display AdapterWhen you think of Microsoft, you don't usually think of hardware. But that doesn't mean that they don't make hardware. Just think of the Xbox or the well-known Microsoft keyboards and mice. Recently we had a very interesting device to tinker with: their Wireless Display Adapter is great for wirelessly mirroring your smartphone's or computer's screen on a TV or monitor. Let's see, in this review, what kind of user experience it provides:

Reviewing Monster Clarity HD High Definition In-Ear Headphones

Monster Clarity HD High Definition In-Ear HeadphonesA few weeks ago, we got ourselves an in-ear headphone set from Monster. They are called Monster Clarity HD High Definition In-Ear Headphones and their manufacturer promises that they are built to last, that they are comfortable and that the audio experience delivered is top notch. We needed new headphones, so we bought a few pairs. However, even if the manufacturer praises his product, you can't always trust it. And the best way to know if a device is good enough to meet your expectations is to test it. That's why, if you plan on buying this headphones set, you should first read our review in order to find if it's good for you or not.

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