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TR's March 2010 system guide
— 10:43 PM on February 24, 2010

In the wake of our big processor roundup, we've updated TR's system guide with more finely tuned CPU recommendations, new graphics cards, and motherboards...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Nvidia brings Optimus switchable graphics to notebooks
— 8:00 AM on February 9, 2010

Switchable graphics is the best way to squeeze decent gaming performance and great battery life from the same notebook, but it's never been able to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Intel's Core Mobile CPUs debut in Asus' K42F notebook
— 4:38 AM on January 4, 2010

Arrandale is Intel's first mainstream notebook CPU based on the Nehalem microarchitecture, and it shares the same potent silicon as the new Clarksfield desktop CPUs....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Intel's next-gen Atom arrives in Asus' Eee PC 1005PE netbook
— 11:01 PM on December 20, 2009

Intel didn't intend for its Atom CPU to revolutionize the ultraportable notebook market, but it happened anyway. Today, the next-gen "Pine Trail" Atom platform debuts...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets Mobile computing

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TR's Christmas 2009 system guide
— 5:50 PM on December 3, 2009

After this year's launches, we're now on the final stretch to December 25. We've thus given our system guide a touch-up to account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Dell's Studio 14z 14-inch notebook
— 1:10 PM on December 1, 2009

Dell's Studio 14z starts at $750, yet it offers a Core 2 Duo CPU, GeForce 9400M graphics, DisplayPort and hyrbid USB/eSATA ports, and enticing optional...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Asus' UL80Vt 14-inch notebook
— 10:30 PM on November 22, 2009

Asus' UL80Vt notebook combines a Core 2 Duo processor, switchable GeForce graphics, a DVD burner, and an eight-cell battery in an easily portable 14" chassis...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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TR's Windows 7 system guide
— 11:32 PM on October 21, 2009

Windows 7 is upon us, as is a whole line of DirectX 11 graphics processors from AMD. Come see how we've updated our system...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Intel's Core i7 comes to notebooks
— 4:45 PM on October 6, 2009

Nehalem has finally arrived for notebooks in the form of Clarksdale Core i7 mobile processors that are virtually identical to their Lynnfield desktop counterparts.

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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What about Symbian?
— 3:33 PM on September 28, 2009

I love my Nokia E71x cell phone. There, I said it. Question me all you want, but I've tried everything else out there and stuck with...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

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An upgrade tale 2: upgrade harder
— 11:45 AM on September 25, 2009

So, almost three years had passed since my last major system upgrade—downright shameful negligence for someone in this line of work, clearly. I won't...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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Asus' UL30A 13.3-inch ultraportable notebook
— 4:01 PM on September 24, 2009

When shopping for an ultraportable, one usually has to choose between price, performance, and battery life. Not so with Asus' new UL30A, which packs Intel...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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TR's fall 2009 system guide
— 10:18 AM on September 16, 2009

In this edition of the system guide, we update our Utility Player and Sweeter Spot builds with Intel's new Lynnfield processors, juice up the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Chance to win a Core i7 gaming PC
— 3:38 PM on September 8, 2009

Intel and a couple of its system-building partners are going out of their way to make this week's launch extra special.  CyberPower and...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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A tale of avarice, betrayal, and upgrading
— 4:57 PM on August 20, 2009

It's story time with Uncle Dusty, kids, so scoot in and I'll spin you a tale of terror sure to make spiders crawl up your...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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Acer's Aspire Timeline 13.3-inch ultraportable notebook
— 12:31 PM on August 20, 2009

Starting at just $600, Acer's new line of 13.3" ultraportable notebooks packs Core 2 processors, 1366x768 displays, 4GB of memory, full-size keyboards, and six-cell batteries....

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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On PC upgrades and diminishing returns
— 10:14 PM on August 13, 2009

Like many of you, I'm giddily waiting on the release of Intel's Lynnfield processors to upgrade my main desktop PC. This system is still trucking...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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Aspire One 751 vs. Gateway LT3103
— 11:22 PM on August 2, 2009

These two little laptops from Acer and Gateway are close cousins. They share the same 11.6" displays and nearly full-sized keyboards, and as a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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