Cooler Master MasterBox Q500L Review (Page 1 of 4)

As of this review, I have been living on my own for over a year now. However, it only seems like yesterday when I was deciding what stores I would use to furnish my house. In my mind, my first option for new was from my favorite Swedish store, Ikea. There are several things I like about Ikea furniture. First of all, I enjoy the building experience. Even though it is more akin to adult Lego compared to actually building furniture by cutting wood and drilling holes, I find the process of building Ikea furniture to be relaxing. Some may find Ikea furniture to be a bit lower in quality, though I have not really had an issue in the past. However, the main thing I like about their furniture is its minimal approach to design combined with a light construction. Some may equate a lower weight to lower quality, but the benefit is that this makes the pieces of furniture easy to move around. For example, my couch is easily movable with two people, something that is not always true for other couches. When Cooler Master announced their MasterBox Q500L, it was said to be an ATX version of its already released Q300L, which was made for mATX motherboards. This small design and lighter construction worked well for the smaller size, but has it translated into good things for the larger Q500L? Or were there some compromises made to keep this case small and light? Read on to find out!

Cooler Master Highlights New Thermal Products at Computex 2019

From Cooler Master Press Release: Cooler Master today provides an overview of the company’s upcoming thermal solutions including the company’s new 3DVVC technology, an All-in-One (AIO) dual pump CPU cooler, and new line of the MasterFan SF series.

Cooler Master Announces New Case Products at Computex

From Cooler Master Press Release: Cooler Master reveals a variety of new case designs this year at Computex 2019. From minimalistic cases to sinister Black Edition variants, each model features the latest technology and innovative design. New cases are tailored to specific functions, lifestyles, and preferences ranging from professional to enthusiast demands. One series, in particular, revamps its legacy with bleeding-edge technology.

Cooler Master Announces New Power Products at Computex

From Cooler Master Press Release: Cooler Master today teased a few of the new power products and services that will be shown at Computex, one of the largest annual technology conventions in Asia.

Cooler Master Announces Collaboration with GTR Simulator

From Cooler Master Press Release: Cooler Master today, in collaboration with GTR Simulator, announced the development of a co-branded racing simulator. Designed to be the ultimate gaming rig, the GTA-F Cooler Master Edition enables the user to go from work to play in a matter of seconds.

Facebook’s ‘GlobalCoin’ cryptocurrency to launch in 2020, report claims

From The Verge: Facebook plans to launch its cryptocurrency by the first quarter of next year, reports BBC News. The company is expected to reveal more details about the currency this summer, before testing begins later in 2019. The currency, which is being referred to internally as “GlobalCoin,” will reportedly be available in around a dozen countries at launch, where it’s expected to offer people affordable and secure payments without the need for a bank account.

Intel Launches NUCs With Radeon 540X GPU, Soldered RAM

From PC Mag: If you want a tiny desktop PC, but still desire to play games and stream 4K media, Intel would like you to buy one of its latest NUCs complete with a Radeon GPU.

As Liliputing reports, Intel just launched six configurations of the new Islay Canyon NUC using 15 watt Whiskey Lake-U quad-core processors. There is a choice of either a Core i7-8565U or Core i5-8265U processor, both of which are complimented by an AMD Radeon 540X GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 graphics memory.

Amazon Japan reportedly stops selling Huawei devices

From CNET: Amazon's Japanese store became the latest company to blacklist Huawei by removing all its products from direct sale, a report said Friday.

Customers in Japan can still buy Huawei's phones, tablets and PCs through third-party sellers in its marketplace, Nikkei noted.

Alexa is coming to LG’s 2019 TVs starting this month

From The Verge: Later this month, LG’s 2019 range of TVs in North America will be updated to support Alexa voice commands. Europe and Asia will have to wait a little bit longer.

The addition of Amazon’s voice assistant feature was originally announced when the TVs were revealed back in January, and works via the Alexa app and the TV remote’s Amazon Prime Video button. You press the button, and then speak as you would to any other Alexa-equipped device. The TVs support Alexa skills and routines, and can be used to control other Alexa-compatible smart home devices.

Report: Amazon Working on Human Emotion-Detecting Wearable

From PC Mag: It seems Amazon is preparing for a push into the wearable device market with a voice-activated gadget capable of detecting human emotions.

As Bloomberg reports, the in-development wearable, which goes by the codename Dylan, was revealed by internal documents the publication has seen. While it's unclear what type of wearable this will be, a fitness tracker-style device or smartwatch seems most likely. It will be equipped with microphones and require pairing with a smartphone app to function.


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