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Allyn Malventano
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Florence, KY

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Seiki Pro SM40UNP 40-inch 4K Desktop Display - Seiki Goes Pro

06/05/2015 - 10:29

Seiki has spent the past few years making quite the entrance into the display market. Starting with LCD TVs, they seemingly came out of nowhere back in April of 2013 with a 50” 4K display that was available at a very competitive price at that time...

Five Intel SSD 750s Tested - Two Million IOPS and 10 GB/sec - Achievement Unlocked!

06/03/2015 - 13:57

It's been a while since we reviewed Intel's SSD 750 PCIe NVMe fire-breathing SSD, and since that launch we more recently had some giveaways and contests. We got the prizes in to be sent out to the winners, but before that happened, we had...

Computex 2015: Micron Announces 16nm TLC For Consumer SSDs

06/02/2015 - 23:47

Chugging right along that TechInsights Flash Roadmap we saw last year, Micron has announced the TLC extension to their 16nm flash memory process node. [inline:files/news/2015-06-02/Micron Roadmap.png] While 16nm TLC was initially promised Q4 of 2014, I...

Computex 2015: OCZ Trion and Z-Drive 6000, 6300 SSDs Sighted

06/02/2015 - 23:18

OCZ is showing off some new goodies at Computex 2015 in the form of a completely new SSD model – the Trion: [inline:files/news/2015-06-02/Trion Pic.jpg] The Trion is based on an in-house Toshiba ‘Alishan’ controller – the first...

Impressions, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

06/02/2015 - 17:47

Gaming Impressions (Ryan's Note):

Overdrive and Calibration

06/02/2015 - 17:06

Overdrive / Ghosting The following is a 1/200 sec photo of a moving blade from the AMD FreeSync Windmill demo (this is not a FreeSync panel, but the demo has proven handy for this type of test): [inline:files/review/2015-06-02/DSC02345.jpg]

OSD PiP / PbP and Viewing Angles

06/02/2015 - 16:33

OSD Settings: [inline:files/review/2015-06-02/IMG_8686.JPG] The OSD is fairly comprehensive, with many options to choose from. The most interesting to explore were the PiP (Picture in Picture) and PbP (Picture by Picture) modes. The Seiki Pro really...

Physical Design

06/02/2015 - 16:25

Prior to this review, I was using the ASUS PQ321Q. Unboxing the Seiki Pro SM40UNP, I placed them beside each other, making for an interesting comparison photo: [inline:files/review/2015-06-02/IMG_8675.JPG] That’s a 31.5” display that is just...

Acer XB270HU 27-in 1440P 144Hz IPS G-Sync Monitor Review

05/15/2015 - 11:10

Displays have been a hot item as of late here at PC Perspective. Today we are looking at the new Acer XB270HU. In short, this is an IPS version of the ASUS ROG Swift. For the long version, it is a 1440P, 144Hz, G-Sync enabled 27 inch display....

Gaming Impressions, Pricing, and Final Thoughts

05/15/2015 - 01:47

Gaming Impressions (Ryan's Note): I think it's important to go into a bit of detail on the gaming impressions using the Acer XB270HU display. Even though we have been talking about our experiences of using G-Sync panels since late in 2013 when...