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On the marginalization of consumer laptops
— 12:33 AM on January 18, 2013

You probably saw that Gartner report earlier this week about the sluggishness of PC shipments last quarter. Shipments were so sluggish, according to Gartner,...

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Asus' VivoBook X202E notebook reviewed
— 12:48 PM on January 16, 2013

For just $550, Asus' X202E ultraportable offers an 11.6" touchscreen, a 17W Ivy Bridge CPU, and a beautiful chassis with brushed metal surfaces. We

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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SSD prices down 38% in 2012, but up in Q4
— 2:46 PM on January 15, 2013

SSD prices fell substantially in 2012. However, they actually went up in the fourth quarter, spurred largely by an end to OCZ's deep...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Improving the PC as a gaming platform: the hardware
— 12:03 PM on December 28, 2012

So, we meet again. Last time, we were, ahem, discussing religion: the

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Gaming

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A first look at AMD's Radeon HD 8790M
— 6:23 PM on December 20, 2012

AMD has a new series of mobile graphics processors coming in early 2013. We've taken an early look at one of the newcomers, which...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Samsung's 840 Pro Series SSD reviewed
— 5:00 PM on December 19, 2012

The Samsung 830 Series has been our favorite SSD for some time. We've been testing its 840 Pro successor to see how the new model...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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How to build a PC: The Tech Report guide
— 8:21 PM on December 17, 2012

Building a PC from parts might seem daunting, but it's really not that difficult. We've published an in-depth guide that walks through every...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's Christmas 2012 system guide
— 4:55 PM on December 14, 2012

Today, we're giving stragglers a hand with their last-minute Christmas shopping. We've put together a freshly revamped set of PC build recommendations—because, sometimes, a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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TR's 2012 Christmas gift guide
— 4:30 PM on December 7, 2012

We've compiled our lists and checked them twice. Read on for TR's Christmas gift guide.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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A review of Samsung's $249 Chromebook
— 8:58 PM on December 6, 2012

The new Samsung Chromebook is an interesting animal: it costs $249, has an ARM Cortex-A15-based processor, and runs Chrome OS, which is unlike any operating...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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A tale of tablet flashing
— 11:14 PM on November 29, 2012

About a year and a half ago, I picked up Asus' original Eee Pad Transformer tablet. This precursor to the growing crop of Win8 convertibles...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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OCZ's Vector SSD reviewed
— 11:00 AM on November 27, 2012

At last, OCZ has an SSD controller all its own. The Indilinx Barefoot 3 controller debuts in the Vector SSD, and we've run...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Samsung's 840 Series SSD reviewed
— 10:47 AM on November 15, 2012

Samsung's 840 Series SSD combines a next-gen fabrication process with an extra bit per cell to lower the cost per gigabyte. We take...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Hard drive prices one year after the flood
— 11:11 AM on November 8, 2012

More than a year has passed since flooding in Thailand ravaged the hard drive industry, sending prices skyward. We check in to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Asus' VivoTab RT convertible tablet reviewed
— 3:38 PM on November 1, 2012

Asus' Transformer approach to convertible tablets has finally come to Windows. We take a closer look at the new VivoTab RT.

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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TR's Windows 8 system guide
— 12:56 PM on October 30, 2012

We've refreshed our famous system guide to account for AMD's new A- and FX-series processors, the latest GPU releases, and of course, the arrival of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Intel's 335 Series SSD reviewed
— 10:30 AM on October 29, 2012

The next generation of NAND has arrived. Intel's new 335 Series sports 20-nm flash, and we've run it through our test suite to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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