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    If you own an iPhone 4 you may be wondering whether an upgrade to the iPhone 5 is in order. Here we analyse the difference between the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 5, and assess whether you should upgrade from iPhone 4 to iPhone 5. If you are an iPhone 4S user, turn to our story: Should I upgrade from iPhone 4S to iPhone 5.

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    Today Nvidia introduced the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, a graphics card based on the same GK106 GPU that the GeForce GTX 660 is built around. Nvidia's new card is positioned against AMD's Radeon HD 7770. Hardware.Info compared cards from Gigabyte, MSI and Zotac.

  • Buying Advice: Fractal Design Define R4 review: refined silence

    Fractal Design is known for creating computer chassis with an emphasis on silent cooling. The company has gathered a loyal following that appreciates the stylish design, quality materials and good performance of their products. Some time ago the fourth edition of their "Define" flagship chassis was released, the R4. It took a while to arrive at the Hardware.Info test lab, but here is finally the review of the Fractal Design Define R4.

  • Buying Advice: ASRock Z77 OC Formula review: designed by Nick Shih

    ASRock has a new high-end Socket 1155 motherboard specially aimed at overclockers, and the extra features reflect this. Professional overclocker Nick Shih assisted with the design of the ASRock Z77 OC Formula board, and also added a number of custom overclocking profiles.

  • Buying Advice: MSI Z77 MPower review: guaranteed to overclock

    Excellent overclocking performance at an affordable price. We have waited years for a motherboard like the Z77 MPower. Why? Because every time a manufacturer comes with a motherboard aimed at overclockers, it is filled with other features that aren't useful for overclocking. MSI kept those extra features to a minimum on the Z77 MPower board. If you are an overclocker, then the Z77 MPower should be on your wish list, it's as simple as that.

  • Buying Advice: Benchmarks: Samsung Galaxy Note II vs Apple iPhone 5

    Samsung's new flagship phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note II, became available yesterday. Hardware.Info put Samsung's latest Android device next to Apple's iPhone 5 to find out how the current top-of-the-line smart phones compare to each other. Samsung is positioning the Galaxy Note II above the Galaxy S III.

  • Buying Advice: AMD A10-5800K / A8-5600K full review: Trinity for desktops

    In May AMD introduced its latest generation APUs codenamed Trinity for laptops, and today the desktop versions finally arrive. Last week we were only allowed to write about the hardware behind the new CPUs, the model numbers and the gaming benchmarks. Today, you get the full review, including CPU benchmarks and everything else.

  • Buying Advice: Samsung SSD 840 250GB review: affordable and fast?

    The 840 series SSD will become interesting only when the price goes down quite a bit, lower than the current level of the 830.

  • Buying Advice: Intel Core i3 3225 and 3220 review: entry-level Ivy Bridge

    It's starting to look not so good for AMD. Aside from a few completely multi-threaded benchmarks, the new Core i3s with two cores are faster than the AMD A8s with four cores. It's no wonder AMD found itself forced to lower it prices again recently. The most high-end AMD Llano processor, the A8 3870K, is still cheaper than the Core i3s tested here. An AMD A6 processor you can buy for half the price of an i3.

  • Buying Advice: Corsair Vengeance C70 review: military themed mid-tower chassis

    The Corsair Vengeance C70 is a fun chassis. The design is different, we like the quick-release clips for the side panel, and there is nothing wrong with the finish or build quality. As long as you don't need much cooling, this is a good chassis, but perhaps not for gamers.

  • Buying Advice: Hands on with the iPhone 5

    Apple recently launched the iPhone 5, the sixth generation of its ground-breaking smartphone, running iOS 6. Here is our initial hands on with the iPhone 5, from 12 September. Read our full iPhone 5 review for the definitive verdict.

  • Buying Advice: Corsair Neutron SSDs review: first SSDs with LAMD controller

    It's impressive that LAMD is able to join the high-end segment right-away with its first controller in the Corsair Neutron 240GB and the Neutron GTX 240GB SSDs. Looking at the benchmarks, it's clear that their new controller is faster than SandForce, and faster than the previous-generation Marvell. The outstanding performance of the Neutron SSD can be seen in a number of areas. The sequential write speed of the Neutron GTX is very high, for example.

  • Buying Advice: Samsung SSD 840 Pro 256GB review: the fastest SSD currently around

    The Samsung SSD 840 Pro is by far the fastest SSD currently around- faster than the OCZ Vertex 4, faster than the Corsair Neutron GTX and faster than the Plextor M5 Pro. Samsung also has a proven track record in terms of reliability and quality, as the Samsung 830 series had very few known issues. History is of course not a guarantee for future success, but there is no reason to think that the new 840 Pro series will be any less dependable.

  • Buying Advice: Budget laptop buying guide

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  • Buying Advice: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 review incl. SLI: Kepler for £179

    The GeForce GTX 660 appears to be a great card for gaming on Full HD resolution. Until recently you had to spend £239 to be able to do that, and now it's less than £200. Here's our Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 review incl. SLI: Kepler.

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