Category Desktops

Big Limitations for HDMI 2.1 M2 Pro/Max Macs on 4K HDR displays

My testing of the HDMI 2.1 port on the M2 Pro MacBook Pro 14" connected to an LG C1 48" OLED TV was successful at 4K resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate, and HDR enabled. That's the good news, but the bad news is there are some serious limitations due to how Apple implements its display scaling.

M2 Pro MacBook Pro vs Mac mini – What do you get for $700 extra?

If you are considering a M2 Pro machine, but aren't sure if you want to go for the MacBook Pro or the Mac mini, then this analysis is for you. We'll take a look at both machines to highlight what the similarities and, most importantly, differences are to help you make a decision.

Mac mini 2018 (or 2020) is silent for everyday tasks

I've been using the 2020 (really 2018) Mac mini for my normal workloads and running some stress tests on it to determine how silent it truly is. Let's see if the tiny yet attractive Mac has a place on the desk of someone who cares about computing noise.

There Is No 2020 Mac Mini

In March 2020, Apple updated their website with a NEW label on the Mac mini, the small form factor BYODKM (Bring Your Own Display, Keyboard, and Mouse) computer that was last updated in 2018. So what changed in these 2 years?

Graphics Card Makers and Semi-Passive 0dB Fan Modes

In recent years, video card makers have come to realize that even though gamers want powerful, well-cooled GPUs, they don’t always want to listen to a vacuum cleaner, especially when there are no game or movie sounds to cover up…

NVIDIA GTX 1080, 1070 & 1060: Best for Silent PC Gaming?

The GeForce 10 series of graphics cards from NVIDIA are extremely powerful, but also power-efficient, making them ideal candidates to use for a silent gaming computer. Of the 3 cards currently available, which should you choose? The answer depends on…

Silent Home NAS Finally A Reality in 2016?

Information Week reports that SSD prices are falling fast and capacity will surpass HDDs in 2016. I hope this is true, as that will mean that we can finally have affordable silent home storage solutions, something I’ve been waiting a…

Looking Forward To 2014: New Tech On The Way

Happy 2014! The year of 2013 introduced a lot of cool products and revisions, including the release of new game consoles (Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft XBox One), updated phones from Apple (iPhone 5s/5c) and Google (Nexus 5), a more…

nVidia GeForce GTX 770 Price Gouging for $50,000?

nVidia’s GeForce GTX 770 series GPU lauched today, and reviewers seem pretty happy with it, particularly its price point. At $400 MSRP yet with slightly better performance (though also higher power consumption) than the GTX 680, it seems to be…

Where to Buy LCD Monitors with 0 Dead Pixels

Buying an LCD monitor these days is both easier and harder than ever before with much lower prices and wider selection. One thing that remains a mystery is how dead pixels are widely accepted as the norm by most manufacturer…