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Review: Intel's Next Unit of Computing
— 10:50 PM on November 18, 2012

Intel has crammed a pretty capable PC into a box that will fit into the palm of your hand and dubbed it the "Next Unit...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

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My six days with Windows 8
— 12:32 AM on November 2, 2012

So, I installed Windows 8 on my desktop PC last week. It was late on the eve of the launch. The download link for the $39.99...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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How Windows 8 scaling fails on high-PPI displays
— 11:08 AM on September 26, 2012

We've taken Windows 8 for a spin on Asus' new Zenbook Prime in order to get a feel for the new OS's PPI scaling...

Type: Feature article Tags: Displays Mobile computing Windows

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Asus' budget Xonar DGX and DSX sound cards reviewed
— 8:56 PM on August 8, 2012

Asus' Xonar DGX and DSX cost less than $50, making them tempting upgrades for folks seeking better sound. Both cards have PCI Express interfaces,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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A look at hardware video transcoding on the PC
— 3:50 PM on July 30, 2012

The market is rife with hardware video transcoders and software that can take advantage of them. However, making sense of that jungle of disparate offerings...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Multimedia

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Sennheiser's HD 558 headphones are cans of whoop-ass
— 8:59 PM on July 5, 2012

It's rumored that if you give a mouse a cookie, he'll probably ask you for a glass of milk. They also say that if...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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At last, Microsoft may have copied Apple properly
— 2:52 AM on June 22, 2012

Okay, I apologize for the shameful, troll-bait headline. I realize it's easy to misinterpret, so let me qualify with a statement: Microsoft didn't get where it...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Windows 8 frightens me, and here's why
— 9:43 PM on May 17, 2012

Some people just hate change. It can't be helped. Those people cling to old versions of their favorite software as long as they can. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Ivy Bridge on air: The Core i7-3770K overclocked on four motherboards
— 11:24 AM on April 23, 2012

Ivy bridge is here, and she appears to have plenty of clock speed headroom. We overclock the Core i7-3770K on motherboards from Asus,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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A quick look at Intel's DZ77GA-70K motherboard
— 11:23 AM on April 19, 2012

While preparing for a certain upcoming processor launch, we've been spending some quality time with Intel's DZ77GA-70K motherboard. Read on for a quick...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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Z77 motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI
— 8:58 PM on April 8, 2012

Intel's Ivy Bridge processor may still be waiting in the wings, but the 7-series motherboards designed for it are already for sale. To provide...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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A sneak peek at Asus' next-gen Intel motherboards
— 2:00 AM on March 6, 2012

Curious about how motherboard makers are tackling Intel's Sandy Bridge successor? We take an early look at Asus' 7-series family to see what's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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The misadventures of Blu-ray in HTPC land
— 2:56 PM on January 13, 2012

If you'll humor me, I'd like to take a brief break from all the CES coverage to complain about the sad state of Blu-ray on...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Where's my 21st-century television?
— 10:10 AM on December 9, 2011

Gabe Newell said something that caught my eye the other day. As part of a broader interview with The Cambridge Student, Newell shared some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Sandy Bridge-E motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, Intel, and MSI
— 2:02 AM on November 14, 2011

If you want to get in on Intel's new Sandy Bridge-E CPU, you'll need an LGA2011 motherboard. We've gathered four examples from Asus, Gigabyte,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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A roadmap for next-generation mobo firmware
— 10:43 AM on October 13, 2011

Later this week, I embark on a super-secret mission to Silicon Valley to get a sneak peek at Asus' upcoming X79 motherboards. At a...

Type: Blog post Tags: Motherboards

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Llano Mini-ITX mobo face off: Asus F1A75-I Deluxe vs. Zotac A75-ITX WiFi
— 1:38 PM on October 5, 2011

The tight integration of AMD's Llano platform is perfectly suited to Mini-ITX motherboards. We test two of 'em from Asus and Zotac to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Are sound cards still relevant?
— 10:58 PM on September 29, 2011

Recently, I supplemented my desktop's arsenal of hardware with a stand-alone Asus Xonar DX sound card. This upgrade was something of a shot in...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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