Accessories reviews balance between a spectrum of products from computer cases to video surveillance cameras and even to accessories that enable users to squeeze more storage into smaller footprints. Accessories reviews form a large catch-all to compile all of the tech extras that users require, but that don't quite fit into our other categories of SSDs, HDDs, SOHO NAS and the like.
by Lyle Smith

Netgear Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Security Cameras Now Available

Netgear has announced the availability of the new Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Security Camera, the next generation of their Arlo Pro camera line. The Arlo Pro 2 features higher-quality 1080p HD video, a sleek compact design for discreet placement, and support for Amazon Alexa for live monitoring of your cameras from the Echo Show and TVs connected with FireTV. Moreover, with its weather-resistant build, Netgear indicates that the Arlo Pro 2 cameras can be placed virtually anywhere, while the Arlo Solar Panel (sold separately) will keep the rechargeable batteries at full charge with only a few days of full sunlight.

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by Adam Armstrong

NETGEAR Orbi Pro WiFi System Review

In recent months NETGEAR has released two new WiFi systems: the award winning Orbi for home use and more recently the Orbi Pro aimed at small to medium businesses (SMB). The Orbi Pro WiFi System is quoted to deliver secure, reliable, and blazing fast WiFi doing so without the need to run Ethernet cords to access points throughout the office. The Orbi Pro is a tri-band WiFi system that uses patented Fastlane3 technology.

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by Lyle Smith

HP Announces Next Generation of Performance-Driven Z Workstations

HP has announced the company’s most powerful workstation to date, the HP Z8 G4, as well as other models from the newly refreshed Z line. Designed for professionals such as product designers, architects, digital creators, scientists and educators, the HP Z8, Z6 and Z4 G4 desktop workstations offer advanced security and an innovative design. They are also built to be future-proof so they can support the fast growing fields of virtual reality, machine learning and advanced design.

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by Lyle Smith

WD Announces SanDisk iXpand Base For iPhone & 400GB microSD Card

Western Digital has announced two new SanDisk memory products: the SanDisk iXpand Base for iPhone backup and charging, and the industry’s highest capacity microSD card for use in mobile devices, the 400GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I. Both of these products are available today.

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by Adam Armstrong

NVIDIA Quadro P6000 Review

Unlike several vendors in the industry, NVIDIA likes to keep it a bit simpler in terms of naming their products. A higher number is equal to a higher performer. In our previous reviews we’ve looked at GPUs on the lower end of performance and how they perform in workstations. Today we will be looking at the NVIDIA Quadro P6000 the second most powerful (and possibly the highest performing) GPU NVIDIA has to offer for desktop workstations.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Quadro P5000 Review

We previously reviewed several of the lower to mid-range cards from NVIDIA’s new Quadro line, and now we’re moving into higher end models, specifically the P5000. This powerful card is equipped with more CUDA cores and larger framebuffers compared to the lower models, enabling significantly better performance during larger datasets in complex enterprise workflows. Additionally, NVIDIA indicates that its advanced GPU-accelerated ray tracing technologies, such as NVIDIA Iray, allow professionals to complete their projects much faster.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Quadro P2000 Review

We previously reviewed the NVIDIA Quadro P1000 and P4000 GPUs, and though they certainly aren’t nearly as powerful as the company’s highest-end workstation GPUs, both of these cards performed well enough to suit most general professional use cases--and at a very affordable to boot. The P2000 offers much of the same, lying somewhere in between those two cards in the performance spectrum. Touted as the perfect balance of performance and features, this compact form factor GPU offers the power needed for creative professionals who work with intensive 3D applications.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Quadro P1000 Review

The NVIDIA P1000 is small form-factor professional graphics card from newly released Quadro cards featuring the company’s Pascal GPU architecture. We previously reviewed the mid-range P4000 model from NVIDIA’s new Quadro line and found it to be an impressive performer for its price point. The P1000 is a entry-level card from this family and is designed for those looking for an even more affordable GPU solution that minimizes the workstation footprint without having to sacrifice performance. Though it certainly can't handle demanding professional applications on the same level as the higher-class Quadro cards, the P1000 will be able to tackle most use cases.

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by Lyle Smith

NVIDIA Quadro P4000 Review

Early this year, NVIDIA announced their newest professional line of Quadro graphics cards that leverage the Pascal GPU architecture. We will be looking at the NVIDIA Quadro P4000, the middle-ground card of a product line that consists of models from all over the performance and form-factor spectrum. The P4000 is specifically designed for relatively demanding professional applications and comes equipped with a 1792 CUDA core Pascal GPU, 8GB GDDR5 of memory and advanced display technologies. Power-wise, NVIDIA quotes P4000’s max consumption at 105W, which is noticeably less than larger cards like the 150W M5000.

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by Brian Beeler

AMD Radeon Pro WX 3100 Review

At the beginning of the month, AMD launched a pair of new GPUs that address the entry-class performance needs of professionals in popular fields like design and manufacturing, media and entertainment and finance. And while AMD has plenty of specs that show where the new WX 2100 and WX 3100 stand out, they're really leading with a value-based message. Not just in terms of the $199 MSRP for the WX 3100, but also the fact that they offer a three year warranty (7 optional) with 24/7 local language support and a commitment to quarterly feature, performance and stability improvements. Of course the WX 3100 also has the popular application certifications including SOLIDWORKS, PTC Creo, Siemens NX, and CATIA. 

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