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Deal of the week: Windows 8, displays, storage, and games
— 5:52 PM on January 18, 2013

Bad news: Microsoft has announced that its Windows 8 upgrade promotion will end on February 1. From then on, prices for Windows 8 and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Windows

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Release roundup: Case windows, gaming mice, and fancy mobos
— 6:00 AM on January 18, 2013

We covered a whole boatload of new hardware launches at CES last week. You'd think the flow of releases would taper off for a...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Storage Input devices

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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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New Xi3 PC is paperback-sized, costs $399
— 6:00 AM on January 15, 2013

Xi3 raised eyebrows last week when its Modular Computer chassis was named as a host for a potential Steam box development system. Now, the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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HP regains top spot as PC shipments slump
— 9:57 AM on January 14, 2013

PC shipment estimates for the past quarter are in, and they're not all that encouraging. According to the folks at Gartner, shipments slipped from...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Adata serves mobile storage in multiple flavors
— 5:35 PM on January 11, 2013

The mobile market is growing, and so is the number of PC component makers looking to stake out new territory. Adata is dipping into...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing Personal tech

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Western Digital demos hybrid SSHD technology
— 12:19 PM on January 10, 2013

Although SSD prices are falling, hard drives remain cheaper by about a factor of 10. Western Digital expects that delta to persist for the foreseeable...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Micron and Crucial introduce next-gen M500 SSD
— 8:00 AM on January 10, 2013

Would you believe it's been nearly two years since we took our first look at Crucial's m4 solid-state drive? That's an eternity in...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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OCZ readies PCIe Vector solid-state drive
— 6:00 AM on January 10, 2013

No question about it, OCZ's Vector solid-state drive is fast—the drive performed extremely well in our benchmarks. Now, for its next trick, OCZ is...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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New, cheaper Intel NUC coming next month
— 10:08 AM on January 9, 2013

Intel's Next Unit of Computing is about to get cheaper. While visiting Intel's booth at CES, our Editor in Chief was shown a new version...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Xi3 reveals Steam-optimized PC in 'grapefruit-sized' chassis
— 6:00 AM on January 9, 2013

Huh, interesting. With all the rumors about Valve's Steam Box floating around, I was kind of picturing a Mini-ITX-sized living room PC. Valve may be...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Lenovo all-in-one doubles as tabletop PC
— 9:57 AM on January 8, 2013

The CES Digital Experience showcase always plays host to some interesting new concoctions. It was there last year that we saw Lenovo's Yoga convertible...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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HGST's new 1TB mobile hard drive is slimmer, faster
— 11:54 AM on January 7, 2013

2.5-inch mobile hard drives with 1TB capacities are hardly new. Western Digital launched one way back in July 2009, and we've seen other models...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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New USB 3.0 spec to hit 10 Gbps data rate
— 10:30 AM on January 7, 2013

Eat your heart out, Thunderbolt. The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced a "supplement" to the USB 3.0 specification that will raise data rates...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Systems Miscellaneous

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New Zbox systems get Ivy Bridge, desktop GeForce
— 8:00 AM on January 7, 2013

This week's news will be filled with product news from CES. The Consumer Electronics Show doesn't begin officially until Tuesday, but press releases are...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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Deal of the week: SSDs, mice, games, and more
— 5:57 PM on January 4, 2013

Post-holiday sales are still popping up around the web, and as it happens, Newegg has one running today and through the weekend. Among the...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Input devices Gaming

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SATA Express standard enters ratification phase
— 12:29 PM on January 4, 2013

We've clocked the latest 2.5" SSDs at nearly 550MB/s in sequential transfer rate tests. That speed isn't far off the peak theoretical transfer...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Leaked roadmap teases Intel 530 Series SSDs
— 11:04 AM on January 4, 2013

Intel's 335 Series is pretty sweet. The SandForce-powered solid-state drive uses the latest 20-nm NAND and is only a step behind the very...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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