The proper screen size for a display is always a matter of both personal taste and personal space. However, all the other displays on test this month are dwarfed by Iiyama’s X4071UHSU-B1, which rivals TVs in terms of size. Indeed, it even includes a remote control. What’s more, it appears to offer amazing value for money. The secret is its 10-bit MVA panel technology, which sits somewhere between TN and IPS in terms of capabilities. It has the good 178-degree viewing angles of IPS panels, with a 3ms response time, high contrast ratios and deep black levels.
Saturday, 20 February 2016
With launch prices of several thousand pounds, 4K displays have earned a reputation for being hideously expensive, and you didn’t even get a 60Hz refresh rate on some early 4K models. As the technology has become more mainstream, and production lines have matured, though, you can amazingly now pick up a 4K screen under for under £300 inc VAT.
We’re used to watercooled machines with striking colour schemes, but Oblivion Systems’ Guardian really stands out with its bold, pink coolant. The interior of the Phanteks chassis is dominated by a pair of coolant tubes that wind from the roof-mounted Raijintek Triton 280 to the chunky CPU block on top of the Skylake Core i5-6600K CPU. Both tubes ripple with bright pink Mayhems coolant, which is then lit up by the CPU block’s LED.
Computer Planet’s Fusion X7 GT has flamboyant green design that really makes it stand out. The fans on the Corsair Hydro H80i and two intake fans are equipped with green LEDs, and a strip of lights sits behind the raised section in the middle of the case. Meanwhile, the MSI GTX 980 Ti card has been fitted with a green-accented cooler, and the NZXT S340 case has a huge Razer decal down one side and green lights on the base. Even the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Game Plus motherboard has green heatsinks.
Google and NASA's one small step for quantum computing could prove to be a giant leap for mankind.
In the last 45 years conventional computing has seen performance increases of around two million-fold, an astonishing rate that has changed the way we live. So when two organisations as respected as Google and NASA announce a 100 million-fold increase in computing performance, the potential outcome is nothing less than world-changing.
An exciting past, present and future
THE DEVICE THAT TRANSFORMED PERSONAL COMMUNICATION - AND WHAT’S NEXT
Where were you when the late Steve Jobs stepped onto the stage of the Moscone Center in San Francisco in January 2007 to debut the very first iPhone, one of the true consumer technology game-changers of recent times? Wherever you were and whatever you were doing, chances are that the mobile device you then had in your pocket was nothing like the genre-transforming smartphone that was already etching its place in history - a history that has continued to be made since then.