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Deal of the week: Game pre-orders, PSUs, and notebook RAM
— 5:22 PM on January 6, 2012

Let's start this week's post with a few game pre-order deals. We're all excited about some of the releases coming this year, and Amazon...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Gaming

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BSOD bug hits Crucial m4 SSDs
— 4:07 PM on January 6, 2012

As I said in our last big SSD round-up, the inconvenient truth about solid-state storage is that it still has reliability problems. Every...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Release roundup: Cases, cooling, and solid-state caching
— 5:18 PM on January 5, 2012

We're kind of in limbo this week as far as new hardware releases are concerned. The holidays are just behind us, and the Consumer Electronics...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling Storage

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$330 Acer tablet offers 10-inch screen, multiple USB ports
— 12:04 PM on January 5, 2012

While new iPads continue to cost $500 and up, the market for cheaper alternatives is exploding. Unfortunately, most of the budget options are tied...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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New ThinkPads include dual-CPU hybrid
— 11:18 AM on January 5, 2012

The Consumer Electronics Show doesn't begin until next week, but Lenovo has already announced a number of systems set to make their debut. ...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Could Google market its own 7-inch tablet?
— 9:50 AM on January 5, 2012

Although it's expected to become the second-most-popular tablet after the iPad, the Kindle Fire isn't exactly a poster child for Android tablets—Amazon has gutted...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus' Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet
— 7:35 PM on January 4, 2012

With an updated Tegra 3 processor and a sleek new design, the Transformer Prime may be the hottest tablet around. We take a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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AMD sued over allegedly defective chipsets
— 3:00 PM on January 4, 2012

Looks like AMD has yet another problem to contend with: a lawsuit from the world's biggest contract manufacturer of notebooks. Bloomberg reports that Quanta Computer...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

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$900 Samsung ultrabook goes up for sale
— 9:44 AM on January 4, 2012

Samsung's premium Series 9 laptop might have all the makings of an ultrabook, with a slim chassis, solid-state storage, and a low-power CPU, but...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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PlayBook tablet slashed to $299
— 12:25 PM on January 3, 2012

If the BlackBerry PlayBook drops to $299, will anyone buy one? We'll find out soon enough, because RIM has slashed the price of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Video teases slim HP Spectre laptop
— 6:00 AM on January 3, 2012

Is HP on the verge of unveiling a new ultrabook? Maybe so. By way of an unnamed HP employee, gadget blog The Verge has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Deal of the week: Cheap games, bargain-priced SSDs and RAM
— 5:05 PM on December 30, 2011

The Christmas shopping rush is behind us now, but the holiday deals are not. There are some particularly nice bargains to be had among downloadable...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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Taiwanese rumor mill predicts 1/26 debut for iPad 3
— 4:47 PM on December 29, 2011

Will Apple's third-generation iPad come sooner than expected? DigiTimes has a double whammy of stories that suggest it could. In fact, according to the Taiwanese...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Intel starts shipping 32-nm Cedar Trail Atom CPUs
— 4:07 PM on December 28, 2011

Intel has started shipping Cedar Trail versions of its Atom processor. This third generation of the Atom purportedly offers double the graphics performance of Pine...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Medfield performance, power numbers leak out
— 6:00 AM on December 28, 2011

New details have leaked out on Medfield, the 32-nm Atom system-on-chip Intel is targeting at tablets. VR-Zone has the scoop on the upcoming...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Tablets dominate Wired's top tech failures of 2011
— 2:35 PM on December 27, 2011

Wired's Gadget Lab blog has put together an interesting list of the biggest tech failures of the year. Of the six items singled...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Thunderbolt expected to strike more frequently next year
— 11:26 AM on December 27, 2011

Intel's wicked-fast Thunderbolt interconnect has thus far been limited to Macs, but DigiTimes claims that will change next year. The site expects Sony...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices

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Lenovo ultrabook arrives at Newegg, costs way too much
— 3:57 PM on December 22, 2011

That Lenovo ultrabook we told you all about in September has quietly made it into Newegg's stock. At long last, you can skip Lenovo's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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