Oval CPU Cooler Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 Review

Rivalry in the CPU cooling market is rather tough nowadays. Each and every manufacturer tries to exceed its competitors by elaborating high-performance and durable coolers. Some companies pay attention primarily to efficiency, while the others try to draw potential audience by an unusual design. Xigmatek, a renowned manufacturer in this segment, has been introducing qualitative and original solutions for many years. Its Colosseum SM128164 is a vindication of the assumptions that unusual in design coolers can be efficient. Let’s have a look at it.



Design and Framework


The Xigmatek Colosseum SM128164 at the first sight looks as an ordinary cooler of a rectangular form with the height of 157 mm. It consists of a heatsink block, a fan, a mirror-like base, and five heat pipes. The central pipe is larger than the other four: its diameter equals to 8 mm, whereas the side pipes feature 6 mm diameter. Nonetheless, if turning the cooler sideways, it becomes vivid that the item is a …

Maxthon 3.0. Browser Review

The search for the needed information and work with various online data is currently facilitated due to the availability of various browsers. In the majority of cases, Internet users give preference to the most popular browsers, such as Opera, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, IE, which proved to be multifunctional and user-friendly at the same time. This is a verity that cannot be argued, though IT market is full of alternative browsers which show good functional characteristics but are less-recognizable by the Internet community. Maxthon, which appeared in the market more than 10 years ago and is prognosticated to gain popularity in the nearest future, can be ascribed to such browsers.


General Peculiarities of Maxthon 3.0.


Maxthon developers intended to combine all efficient features from the most popular browsers and integrate them into their product. Moreover, some of the features were supposed to exceed those of the global browsers. Maxthon 3.0. browser is based on the …

Meet Run-of-the-Mill VA209N Monitor from Asus

Asus is known for designing not only gaming or enthusiast solutions. Its portfolio is rich in products, intended for average users. The 19.5-inch monitor, entitled VA209N, belongs to this echelon. It is positioned as an office device, due to the thick frames and a run-of-the-mill stand (angle of gradient is the only adjustment option). Featuring 454.6x376.3x189.6 mm dimensions, the model fits any environment.



Asus VA209N is based on IPS panel which boasts 1440x900 resolution & 16:10 aspect ratio. The monitor comes with wide viewing angles (178/178 degrees in both aspects), a large viewing area of 418x262 mm, and 80M:1 dynamic contrast. The model’s top brightness index achieves 250 cd/m2, while the response time lags behind its competitors – only 14 ms.


The VA209N offers up to 83/76 Hz of horizontal/vertical refresh rate as well as 16.7 million of displayed colors. The I/O panel accommodates only two ports: DVI-D and D-Sub. Hence, the typical power consumption index …
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