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Acer Predator Orion 9000 is as big and powerful as the Hulk
— 4:30 PM on August 30, 2017

Acer brought quite the showpiece to IFA 2017. Perhaps not content with regular desktop computers, the company decided it needed to take matters into its...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 gets a GTX 1060 refresh
— 3:30 PM on August 30, 2017

Dell is refreshing its Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop with an updated look and some minor connectivity tweaks. Most importantly, though, the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Be Quiet's SFX L PSUs are small and quiet as a mouse
— 10:00 AM on August 30, 2017

We usually think of smaller things being quieter (well, maybe not if you have kids), but smaller fans turn into buzzing monsters when they try...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Shuttle X1 crams a full-blown gaming machine in a tiny package
— 9:06 AM on August 30, 2017

Prodigious power in a pint-sized package is something we appreciate around here, and Shuttle's X1 line looks quite interesting. Three models are on offer,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Gigabyte MW51-HP0 brings heavy metal for Xeon W
— 4:30 PM on August 29, 2017

A lot of people use computers for leisurely pursuits like gaming or watching videos. A portion of users get professional work done on their machines....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Workstations

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ROG Strix X399-E is ready to rip some threads
— 12:00 PM on August 29, 2017

It's real easy to skimp out on a motherboard when building a new machine. After all, it has a minimal impact on your box's game...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Crucial BX300 SSDs are ready for an upgrade party
— 10:30 AM on August 29, 2017

Enthusiasts have known for some time that the best way to improve a PC's snappiness is to move the operating system and programs over from...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Dell slaps eighth-gen Core CPUs in its XPS 13 and Inspiron laptops
— 1:30 PM on August 28, 2017

Dell hit the show floor at IFA in Berlin with a flurry of portable machines packing Intel's just-announced eighth-generation Core processors. The PC maker...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a 4K display, a fantastic case, and fast storage
— 11:26 AM on August 24, 2017

Welcome back for another mid-week mini-deals post, gerbils. We've procured solid prices on a few precious products, and we present them for your perusal. A...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays

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Alienware Area 51 desktop gets a Core X CPU infusion
— 3:30 PM on August 22, 2017

Dell will sell you an Alienware Area 51 packing an AMD Threadripper CPU, but Intel fans looking to buy that machine with a many-core...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Tuesday deals: a pair of monitors and a mini desktop gaming PC
— 2:05 PM on August 22, 2017

Today is Tuesday, and we're doing a deals post. Yesterday's eclipse did not skip us forward to Friday—we're just trying something different. We'll have smaller...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Gaming

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Lenovo's Towers and Y25f monitor join its Legion
— 2:30 PM on August 21, 2017

Lenovo's gaming brand is called Legion, and today at Gamescom 2017 (essentially Europe's E3) the company announced a bunch of new members of that...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Acer Nitro 5 Spin boards the eighth-gen Core train
— 11:00 AM on August 21, 2017

Intel just announced a quartet of new four-core, eight-thread 15 W mobile processors this morning, and the ensuing wave of announcements of laptops with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus Vivobook Pro N580VD-DB74T can do offices and kids' parties
— 5:00 PM on August 18, 2017

Just a couple of days ago, we wrote about Asus' Vivobook W202NA ruggedized laptop built for classrooms. Asus has now unveiled the latest entry...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Deals of the week: mobos, CPUs, displays, and more
— 11:22 AM on August 18, 2017

Greetings folks! We're putting the finishing touches on our lengthy (read: enormous) review of AMD's Threadripper CPUs. While that particular cake is about to come...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Alphacool HDX5 keeps a pair of M.2 SSDs cool
— 10:00 AM on August 18, 2017

It's been a long time since I've run out of SATA ports on a new build, but it still happens in home servers and NAS...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Shuttle XH110G packs a PCIe x16 slot into a three-liter package
— 1:51 PM on August 17, 2017

The prioritization of power efficiency in CPU design has led to an era where machines displacing as little as two liters can deliver an enjoyable...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Gaming

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Nvidia Quadro vDWS brings greater flexibility to virtualized pro graphics
— 8:00 AM on August 17, 2017

Nvidia's Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation software yokes the flexibility of Pascal Tesla accelerators to let them host more professional users or more demanding data...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Software Servers Workstations

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