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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

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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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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

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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

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NZXT unveils case without optical bays, limited-edition keyboard
— 9:00 AM on January 14, 2014

CES may be over, but hardware launches keep on coming. This morning, NZXT took the wraps off two new additions to its product line: the...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Input devices

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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

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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

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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

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Is this DDR4 demo box Haswell-EP in action?
— 12:03 PM on September 17, 2013

One of the highlights of this year's Intel Developer Forum was the introduction of the Xeon E5 v2 processors based on Ivy Bridge-EP silicon....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Rainbow of Cherry MX switches lines Cooler Master QuickFire XT keyboard
— 6:00 AM on July 3, 2013

Add another mechanical keyboard to the growing ranks equipped with green Cherry MX switches. The heavily sprung, Model M-like key switches are one of...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Corsair adds tactile switches, tenkeyless footprint to Vengeance mechanical keyboards
— 6:00 AM on June 4, 2013

Corsair's Vengeance keyboards are some of the nicest mechanical offerings around. They have stunning industrial designs, thoughtful features, and, finally, all-mechanical key switches. ...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Zbox mini PCs get Ivy Bridge Core i3, i5 upgrades
— 10:18 AM on May 8, 2013

Zotac has beefed up its Zbox lineup with two new models based on Ivy Bridge processors. Until now, the company's most powerful mini PC...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Backlit gaming keyboards on the way from Rosewill
— 10:32 AM on January 11, 2013

Rosewill just keeps expanding its line of mechanical keyboards. Considering how much we liked the ones we reviewed, we can't really complain. This week...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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