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Shipments of certain Sandy Bridge systems resume
— 5:20 PM on February 7, 2011

Sandy Bridge chipsets are shipping out again. While you're unlikely to see bug-free motherboards in stores for another few weeks (or months), Intel says it...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Systems

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$2,899 hand-built PC has unique chassis
— 4:53 PM on January 24, 2011

Announcements about garish, LED-covered "enthusiast" cases make it into my inbox on a weekly basis. Genuinely tasteful and visually appealing cases, on the other hand,...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems

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Report: Lenovo, NEC may combine PC businesses
— 3:37 PM on January 21, 2011

Further consolidation could be in store for the PC industry—and no, this time, it won't be Acer gobbling up another, smaller rival. Reuters reports that...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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TR's Christmas 2010 system guide
— 3:38 PM on December 21, 2010

Christmas is coming, and to celebrate, we've whipped up a special edition of our system guide with four entirely new custom builds.

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Release roundup: Zboxes, mice, and KVM extenders
— 6:00 AM on November 12, 2010

We've got a little bit of everything this week, with fresh launch announcements from Zotac, Thermaltake, and Matrox: ...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices

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Tiny, upgradable system has three-story mobo
— 4:19 PM on November 11, 2010

Xi3 has announced an interesting machine for those who value a small form-factor and the ability to upgrade, but don't need a ton of computing...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Zotac's Zbox HD-ID34BR-U nettop
— 12:34 AM on November 5, 2010

This sleek, small-form-factor machine serves up Blu-ray playback, USB 3.0, Nvidia discrete graphics, and a dual-core Atom. Is it the ultimate home-theater nettop?

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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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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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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