Category Archive: machines

MOBILE GAMES

Hardcore Games is primarily a PC gaming site. PC gaming arose from business machines which are more expensive. This is why we use the term console peasant as these machines are much less expensive. In more recent years the growth in mobile games has brought a whole new range of eager players to the table. …

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MICROSOFT SURFACE STUDIO

The Microsoft Surface Studio is a whole new platform for Microsoft that takes aim at Apple. The Surface Studio launched at $2999 for the i5, 8GB machine. 28″ 4500×3000 IPS Adobe sRGB 10 point multi touch pen capable front and rear camera full HD 8GB,m 16GB and 32GB memory i5 and i7 CPU GTX 965M …

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HP PAVILION 510-P101NP DESKTOP COMPUTER

HP Pavilion 510-p101np

The HP Pavilion 510-P101NP (Y1D30EA) desktop computer is a basic AMD based platform for general purpose use. This machine was originally sold in Portugal. HP Willow motherboard AMD A10-9700 8GB DDR4-2133 Radeon R5 435 2048MB Bluetooth 4.1 Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac 1000BASE-T 1TB hard disk Windows 10 home DVD slim model 3-in-1 memory card reader USB 2.0 front …

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OUR CORSAIR 300R PLATFORM REFURBISHED

We use a gaming grade desktop PC in the shop. During the day we use productivity tools. On the weekend we like to play games. The flexibility of the PC makes this possible. The old Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ha developed several faults due to a bad design. We installed the MSI 970A-G43 which is …

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OUR ICUTE PLATFORM REFURBISHED 2016

This 2016 machine was assembled with parts of the junk box. The old Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 65W CPU was not powerful enough to cope with extreme video cards very well. With a card like the GT 640 however it can play many games easily. Socket AM2 and higher have very low idle power levels …

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HP STREAM 7

The HP Stream 7 is a low cost tablet that was launched in September 2914. It came with Windows 8.1 configured for touch screens. This tablet outcompetes rival Google Android tablets in the under $120 market. The HP Stream 7 even beats the iPad Air 2. The model being reviewed in the Signature Edition which …

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OUR CORSAIR 300R PLATFORM

We use a gaming grade desktop PC in the shop. During the day we use productivity tools. On the weekend we like to play games. The flexibility of the PC makes this possible. This machine was assembled from a new chassis, motherboard and RAM. The CPU was recovered from the dead M4A77D board. Initially we …

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MICROSOFT SURFACE PRO

The Microsoft Surface Pro was released on February 9, 2013. The machine came with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB versions. In Japan a 256GB version was seen.The 64GB version is being reviewed. The Surface Pro is a high-end machine compared to the earlier Surface RT. The Surface Pro has a much faster Ivy Bridge i5 processor …

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MICROSOFT SURFACE RT

The Microsoft Surface RT was released on October 26, 2012. The machine came with 32GB and 64GB versions. The 64GB version is being reviewed. The Surface RT sold poorly due to the non x86 CPU and poor performance. MSFT reported that losing $990 million following a price cut. Many were not accustomed to having Windows …

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OUR RAIDMAX TORNADO PLATFORM

We use a gaming grade desktop PC in the shop. During the day we use productivity tools. On the weekend we like to play games. The flexibility of the PC makes this possible. This 2011 machine was assembled in October from a new components. The low cost Raidmax Tornado chassis is a standard ATX model …

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