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TR's Fall 2010 system guide
— 4:31 PM on November 1, 2010

In our latest edition of the system guide, we've upgraded our Econobox and Utility Player builds while adding an uber-cheap, sub-$300 system to the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Industry heavyweights collaborate on PCIe SSDs
— 11:04 AM on October 29, 2010

A group including Intel, Dell, IBM, and EMC is collaborating on a standard for PCI Express-based solid-state disks. Ars Technica has the skinny...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Zotac outs another nettop with dual-core Atom, Ion
— 9:35 AM on October 21, 2010

Fresh from its co-starring role in the Eee PC 1015PN, Nvidia's next-gen Ion GPU is reprising its role as sidekick in Zotac's Ion nettop...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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IDC U.S. shipment figures put Apple in third place
— 6:00 AM on October 14, 2010

In a bold display, Apple surged past Acer to become the U.S.'s third-biggest computer vendor last quarter... according to IDC's latest shipment figures, that...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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OCZ Ibis SSD has four-way internal RAID, HSDL interface
— 10:56 AM on September 29, 2010

While most solid-state disks are squeezed into the 2.5" hard drive form factor, OCZ has been pursuing alternatives quite aggressively. The company already has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Small-form-factor Zino HD gets quad-core, Blu-ray upgrades
— 10:56 AM on September 24, 2010

For close to a year, Dell's Zino HD has offered a colorful, AMD-based alternative to Apple's Mac Mini. Now there's a fresh version...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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ASRock mini PC apes Apple styling, offers up-to-date internals
— 11:42 AM on September 16, 2010

Although ASRock's website says there's 14 days left until the official unveiling of its new Vision 3D mini PC, SemiAccurate has early details on...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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New barebones Zbox has Blu-ray drive, USB 3.0 connectivity
— 11:24 AM on September 8, 2010

We're particularly fond of Zotac's Zbox barebones nettops for their low prices, ease of assembly, and sensible baseline hardware specs. A couple...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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TR's back-to-school 2010 system guide
— 7:25 PM on September 7, 2010

Join us for a new iteration of our system guide, in which our four core builds have simultaneously gotten hardware upgrades and price cuts.

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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$7,669 gaming PC has integrated Xbox 360
— 3:59 PM on September 7, 2010

Origin PC announced a new gaming desktop called "The Big O" today. If you're one of countless gamers wishing you could play Halo 3...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Game consoles

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Zotac's Zbox HD-ND22 barebones mini PC
— 12:16 PM on August 26, 2010

Atom-based nettops easily get bogged down, but Zotac's latest Zbox pairs a capable CULV Celeron with an Ion chipset. Let's see what this budget...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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Apple patent hints at touch-screen desktop
— 9:13 AM on August 24, 2010

Is some convergence underway between the iPad and Apple's iMac desktop computers? A patent filing spotted by AppleInsider certainly suggest so. The filing, which...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices

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A tribute to my under-appreciated home file servers
— 11:37 PM on August 19, 2010

I spend an almost embarrassing amount of time in front of my desktop PC. It's my workhorse, and the system that I endeavor to...

Type: Blog post Tags: Storage Systems Servers

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Release roundup: An Ion box, fresh enclosures, a clicky keyboard, and more
— 5:27 PM on August 19, 2010

Our sack of press announcements is bursting at the seams this week with news from Adata, BitFenix, Lian Li, Razer, and Shuttle: ...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Systems Input devices

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With McAfee purchase, Intel could become #1 bloatware vendor
— 12:46 PM on August 19, 2010

The news of Intel's $7.68 billion acquisition of McAfee was a bit of a surprise to many of us, and the vague justifications both...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Operating systems Windows

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Release roundup: Cases, cooling, SDKs, and more
— 5:13 PM on August 12, 2010

This week in our release roundup, we have news from AMD, Antec, iBuypower, and Lian Li. AMD releases ATI Stream SDK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Cooling Systems

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Enterprise SSD controller being jointly developed by Samsung and Seagate
— 12:15 PM on August 12, 2010

As we've learned from testing a multitude of solid-state disks, controller technology can play a big role in defining overall drive performance. The number of...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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HP CEO resigns suddenly amid harassment allegations
— 9:45 AM on August 9, 2010

Ronald caught this in the Shortbread over the weekend, but the sudden resignation of HP CEO Mark Hurd on Friday deserves some additional attention. ...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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