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Core i5, Maxwell power new Zbox mini-PC
— 9:16 AM on May 27, 2014

Another Zbox mini-PC has landed in Zotac's lineup, and it looks suspiciously like the Steam machine Zotac unveiled in January. The newly announced...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Spherical mini PC shows how Zotac rolls
— 10:00 AM on May 21, 2014

Mini PCs have long been available in multiple sizes. Now, you can get them in multiple shapes. Zotac's new Zbox Sphere OI520 Series eschews the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Steam machine will be 'least profitable' Alienware system
— 9:22 AM on May 21, 2014

When Valve unveiled some of the upcoming Steam machines back in January, we saw many designs, including at least a couple of full-fledged gaming...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Surface Pro 3 looks to replace tablets, laptops with one device
— 11:00 AM on May 20, 2014

Microsoft has just spilled the beans on its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and the details are really quite interesting. The company has taken a fresh...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Bay Trail Brix has dual cores, no fans
— 6:00 AM on May 20, 2014

In April, Intel introduced a fanless NUC powered by its Bay Trail SoC. We were briefly excited, but it turns out the machine...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Friday night topic: What's wrong with your computer?
— 4:57 PM on May 16, 2014

I'm pretty much the plumber with a leaky sink when it comes to my own PC. I kind of suspect some of you all...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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TR's May 2014 System Guide
— 2:01 PM on May 15, 2014

We've got an exciting System Guide update this time around. The CPU market has broken out of its rut, a spate of new motherboards...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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ARM lays the foundation for a data center invasion
— 11:57 AM on May 9, 2014

The announcement that AMD is building a high-performance, ARM-compatible core is just one more entry in a swarm of ARM-based hardware preparing to challenge...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Servers

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Nvidia touts gains in PC gaming, servers
— 6:00 AM on May 9, 2014

We got the broad strokes of Nvidia's latest quarterly earnings ahead of schedule earlier this week. Yesterday afternoon, Nvidia filled in the remaining...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

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AMD reveals K12: New ARM and x86 cores are coming
— 4:03 PM on May 5, 2014

They're baaaack? AMD is deep into the development of two brand-new, high-performance CPU architectures. They'll drop into the same sorts of sockets and motherboards,...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Servers

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AMD demos Seattle, its first ARM-based server chip
— 1:26 PM on May 5, 2014

This morning's AMD press event had two highlights. The first was the announcement of new x86 and ARM cores, which Scott already covered earlier....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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AOC's Android-powered all-in-one systems start at $300
— 10:33 AM on May 5, 2014

Android has long been a staple of smartphones and tablets. Now, it's starting to infiltrate the desktop. AOC has uncorked a couple of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems

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Samsung selling server SSDs based on three-bit TLC NAND
— 12:19 PM on April 28, 2014

In the beginning, server SSDs relied exclusively on SLC NAND with one bit per cell. MLC-based drives with two bits per cell have become...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Microsoft pleases Wall Street with earnings, closes Nokia deal
— 10:52 AM on April 25, 2014

Last quarter was a good one for Microsoft. The company posted its earnings after the bell yesterday, reporting revenue growth "across segments" and,

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Game consoles Software Servers

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Single-core Bay Trail SoC powers fanless NUC
— 9:10 AM on April 24, 2014

Intel has finally introduced a fanless version of its NUC small-form-factor system. The mini PC features an Atom SoC based on Bay Trail. Unfortunately, it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Winners drawn in $1500 spring cleaning contest
— 6:37 PM on April 23, 2014

Our $1500 spring cleaning contest has drawn to a close. Our winners are Esproc and highlandr, who followed our entry rules and posted some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Dual-core Haswell, desktop GeForce team up in Brix Gaming mini PC
— 8:41 AM on April 23, 2014

Gigabyte is prepping another small-form-factor system targeting gamers. This latest addition to the Brix Gaming family combines a Haswell processor with discrete GeForce graphics pulled...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Micron's M500DC server SSD mates Marvell controller with 20-nm flash
— 12:20 PM on April 22, 2014

Add another SSD to Micron's stable of enterprise-grade products. The M500DC combines a 6Gbps Marvell controller with Micron's own 20-nm MLC NAND. ...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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