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TR BBQ XII field report: We had a blast
— 4:14 PM on August 17, 2015

Scott and I traveled to Holland, Michigan this past weekend for TR BBQ XII. While Scott is a veteran of the event, this BBQ was...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

Here are more glamor shots of MSI's USB Type-C motherboard
— 1:34 PM on January 8, 2015

MSI's Z97A Gaming 6 is the first motherboard we've seen with a USB 3.1 Type-C port. The official MSI photo we posted the...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

TR BBQ XI: We're getting the hang of this
— 10:31 AM on July 21, 2014

After 11 years of TR BBQs, DrFish and the rest of us have refined most of the key elements of the event beyond any reasonable...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

MSI shows next-gen Intel motherboards
— 11:19 AM on April 17, 2014

Motherboards based on Intel's next-gen desktop chipsets are almost upon us. We've known they were coming for some time, but this is the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Asus unveils tiny, Haswell-powered Chrome OS desktop
— 11:21 AM on February 4, 2014

Last September at IDF, Intel teased a number of Chrome OS machines powered by its Haswell processors. One of those systems was an upcoming...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Fanless Asus PC combines Bay Trail, discrete GeForce
— 6:00 AM on January 31, 2014

Asus has made an interesting addition to its Eee PC lineup. Dubbed the Eee Box EB1037, this fan-free desktop crams a Bay Trail processor...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Zotac shows tiny Steam machine prototype
— 8:00 PM on January 6, 2014

Valve and its partners showed some of the first commercial Steam machines at CES this week. One of the systems on display hails from...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

LG is making a desktop Chromebook
— 9:22 AM on December 18, 2013

Chrome OS is coming to the desktop. Or, at least, it's coming to one desktop: the Chromebase, a 21.5" all-in-one machine that LG plans...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

MSI's latest Z87 motherboard, GeForce GTX 760 graphics card have Mini-ITX dimensions
— 2:00 AM on December 4, 2013

MSI has introduced a pair of pint-sized products primed for small-form-factor gaming rigs. One is a Mini-ITX motherboard based on Intel's top-of-the-line Haswell platform,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards

NEC shoehorns 368 Avoton cores and 1472GB of RAM into one box
— 3:01 PM on September 17, 2013

Our visit to the Kingston booth at IDF was particularly interesting for more than one reason. With the launch of Intel's Avoton SoC for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

Gigabyte Brix crams gaming PC into, well....
— 7:00 PM on September 16, 2013

...yeah, a brick-sized enclosure. Like so: We saw this beauty at IDF last week. Gigabyte lists this Brix system's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

TR BBQ X sets records for attendance, epic uses of fire
— 12:20 PM on August 19, 2013

We had an excellent turnout for the tenth annual TR BBQ on Saturday. I believe the official tally was 60 people attending, with lots...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

Here's a look at the TR BBQ X prize haul
— 11:21 AM on August 14, 2013

Each year, Adam and I try to bring up some PC hardware to give away at the TR BBQ. Seems like the quantity and...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

ARM-powered Utilite mini-PC costs $99, runs Android, Ubuntu
— 1:26 PM on July 15, 2013

$99 doesn't buy you much in the realm of full-fledged PCs. However, as FanlessTech reports, that happens to be the starting price of the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Palm-sized Zotac mini PC combines Core i7 CPU with mSATA RAID
— 8:00 AM on July 11, 2013

Zotac was building mini PCs before it was cool. It's never offered one quite as small and as powerful as the Zbox Nano...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

ECS Mini-ITX motherboards feature Kabini APUs
— 11:21 AM on June 21, 2013

Almost a month has passed since the release of AMD's Kabini APUs. It's about time we saw some Mini-ITX motherboards featuring the new chips,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

MSI teases Z87-GD65 Gaming mobo with onboard Killer NIC
— 4:34 PM on May 28, 2013

We've already gotten a sneak preview of MSI's Z87 MPower mobos, but those aren't the only Haswell-ready boards up MSI's sleeve. The company has...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards