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Sebastian Peak
Kalamazoo, MI, USA

A PC hardware enthusiast, audio enthusiast, and smartphone-obsessed person from Michigan, USA, Sebastian started writing for PC Perspective in 2014. As an enthusiastic photographer, he has found a way to combine a love of both computers and macro lenses. He is on an endless quest to find the perfect computer case.

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The Huawei Mate 9 Review: Leica and Bifrost

02/15/2017 - 14:15

The Mate 9 is the current version of Huawei’s signature 6-inch smartphone, building on last year’s iteration with the company’s new Kirin 960 SoC (featuring ARM's next-generation Bifrost GPU architecture), improved...

Usage Notes, Battery Life, and Conclusion

02/09/2017 - 14:01

I would love to cover cellular performance in-depth in phone reviews, and perhaps that can be added to future reviews. Currently I use T-Mobile, and at least have access to a fairly robust LTE network where I live. To this end my use of the Mate 9...

The Leica Dual Camera

02/09/2017 - 12:16

The Mate is equipped with Huawei’s second-generation Leica Dual Camera system, which combines a 12MP RGB sensor with a 20MP monochrome sensor. This is quite a novel approach to the increasingly popular dual-camera concept, and it works by...

CPU and GPU Performance

02/09/2017 - 12:15

We'll begin with CPU performance using Geekbench, with results broken down by single and multi-threaded performance in the bar charts to follow. [inline:files/review/2017-02-09/GB_Overall.png]

Kirin 960 SoC: Cortex-A73 and Mali G71

02/09/2017 - 12:13

The Kirin 960 is the first SoC to use ARM's latest Cortex-A73 CPU core, which "delivers 30% more performance than the Cortex-A72 current devices in a mobile power envelope," according to ARM. [inline:files/review/2017-02-09/Cortex-A73-Chip-...

Design and Display

02/09/2017 - 12:12

[inline:files/review/2017-02-09/DSC_0613_0.jpg] In its "Space Gray" color scheme (sound familiar?) the Mate 9 has a typical monolithic appearance with dark glass and a large display. Things start to change when you turn the phone over, however...

ASRock Announces H110-STX MXM Mini-STX Motherboard with MXM GPU Support

02/08/2017 - 10:15

ASRock has announced a new mini-STX motherboard with an interesting twist, as the H110-STX MXM motherboard offers support for current MXM (version 3.0b, up to 120W) mobile graphics cards. [inline:files/news/2017-02-08/H110_STX_MXM.jpg] Like the ECS H110...

Lenovo Announces new ThinkPad P51s P51 and P71 Mobile Workstations

02/06/2017 - 15:37

Lenovo has announced a trio of new ThinkPad mobile workstations, featuring updated Intel 7th-generation Core (Kaby Lake) processors and NVIDIA Quadro graphics, and among these is the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad mobile workstation to date in the P51s...

Palit Introduces Fanless GeForce GTX 1050 Ti KalmX GPU

02/06/2017 - 11:43

Palit is offering a passively-cooled GTX 1050 Ti option with their new KalmX card, which features a large heatsink and (of course) zero fan noise. [inline:files/news/2017-02-06/kalmx_1_0.jpg] "With passive cooler and the advanced powerful Pascal...

Mini-STX Build: ECS H110S-2P and SilverStone VT01 Review

02/06/2017 - 10:42

Mini-STX is the newest, smallest PC form-factor that accepts a socketed CPU, and in this review we'll be taking a look at a complete mini-STX build that will occupy just 1.53 liters of space. With a total size of just 6.1 x 5.98 x 2.56...