Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Tempered Glass Edition Review (Page 1 of 4)

"You are my favorite Lauren," I told my friend. "Do you know another Lauren?" she quickly snapped back. "Let us leave that discussion for another day," I replied as I closed off the conversation for the night. Do I know another Lauren? The fact is, I probably do. However, she is the only one I actually talk to, and saying she is my favorite Lauren is definitely not a lie. But even if she was the only Lauren I knew, is not this statement still true? I think in this scenario, we are not questioning the textual truth of this statement, but rather its implied meaning: She is better than all the other Laurens I knew, under the condition I knew more than one Lauren. When I finally received the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Tempered Glass Edition in early September after spending months trying to get my hands on one, my first thought was, "Will this be my favorite Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX?" Of course, in order to substantiate this statement, just like my earlier one, there must be other EVOLV ATX models we have had experience with. Fortunately, we do have experience with another EVOLV ATX. About a year ago, we covered the Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX, a mid-tower described as "one attractive chassis that exceeds in both form and function" in our review. Fast forward a bit in time, Phanteks added tempered glass side panels to create a new variant of one of our favorite cases here at APH Networks called the Enthoo EVOLV ATX Tempered Glass Edition. Will this simple upgrade plus a few other minor changes make this chassis my favorite Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX edition? Read on to find out!

Cloud growth continues to be the name of the game for Microsoft

From InfoWorld: Microsoft's ongoing move to the cloud paid off once again over the past quarter, as strong growth from Azure and Office 365 offset declines in the PC market.

The company announced on Thursday that its quarterly revenue for the three-month period ending in September was flat overall at $20.5 billion. The company's net profit was down 4 percent year-over-year from $4.9 billion to $4.7 billion.

Nissan finalizes Mitsubishi deal, let the cost-cutting begin

From CNET: Back in May, Nissan announced its decision to purchase a 34 percent controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors. Only now has the deal been finalized, and with Mitsubishi now part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, it's time to turn Mitsubishi's frowns upside down.

Samsung releases super-high-capacity 8GB DRAM

From PC World: Samsung today introduced the world's first 8GB LPDDR4 DRAM package, a memory chip with twice the capacity and twice the speed of typical DRAM used in PCs.

The new LPDDR4 (low power, double data rate 4) DRAM uses new 10-nanometer-class process technology, which gives it twice the capacity of previous 20-nanometer (nm) process chips. The DRAM package is 15mm x 15mm x 1.0mm in size. Samsung now plans to expand its use of 10nm process technology across its fabrication plants.

Amazon cuts Fire TV's price to keep up with 4K competitors

From CNET: Amazon's Fire TV 2 bundles cost a tad less, thanks to an across-the-board price cut of $10.

The price cut doesn't apply to the new Fire TV Stick, but it brings the cost of the core Fire TV 2 bundle down to $90, the antenna bundle down to $100 and the gaming edition bundle down to $130, Amazon confirmed Thursday.

Yahoo asks US government for clarity on email scanning controversy

From InfoWorld: Yahoo is asking that the U.S. government set the record straight on requests for user data, following reports saying the internet company has secretly scanned customer emails for terrorism-related information.

On Wednesday, Yahoo sent a letter to the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, saying the company has been "unable to respond" to news articles earlier this month detailing the alleged government-mandated email scanning.

"Your office, however, is well positioned to clarify this matter of public interest," the letter said.

Verizon, awaiting wounded Yahoo, faces its own pressures

From CNET: Is Yahoo the shot in the arm that Verizon needs?

That's a debatable sentiment. In the past few weeks, Yahoo -- which Verizon is planning to acquire for $4.8 billion -- drew the kind of headlines that make you cringe.

It suffered what could be the biggest hack of all time, coughing up the account information of at least 500 million customers. Then came reports that Yahoo helped the government sniff through its users' e-mail, sparking a controversy in which the company now wants the US to provide some answers.

Intel's $1.4B antitrust verdict should be reviewed, top EU judge says

From PC World: Intel's hope of recovering a record antitrust fine have improved with a recommendation from a top European Union judge on Thursday that the case be reviewed.

The company paid the €1.06 billion (then US$1.4 billion) fine in 2009 after the European Commission found it guilty of abusing its dominant position in the market for x86 processors. Since then, it has been seeking to have the judgment overturned, first by the EU's General Court and then, since 2014, by the EU's highest legal authority, the Court of Justice.

Forget about picking up a 128GB Pixel XL on Thursday

From CNET: If you thought you were going to stroll into a Verizon Wireless store on Thursday and pick up a 128GB Pixel XL when it goes on sale, think again.

Verizon, the exclusive wireless carrier for the GooglePixel and Pixel XL in the US, tweeted Wednesday that the biggest storage version of the larger phone is "sold out" but that all other Pixel models will be in stock.

Node.js 7 set for release next week

From InfoWorld: The Node.js Foundation will release version 7 of the JavaScript platform next week. With the new release, version 6 will move to long-term support, and version 0.10 will reach "end of life" status.

Node 7, offered in beta in late September, is a "checkpoint release for the Node.js project and will focus on stability, incremental improvement over Node.js v6, and updating to the latest versions of V8, libuv, and ICU (International Components for Unicode)," said Mikeal Rogers, Foundation community manager.


Subscribe to APH Networks RSS