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Poll: How important is USB 3.0?
— 1:38 PM on September 8, 2010

After making its debut on high-end motherboards, USB 3.0 is quickly trickling down to more affordable boards and making its way into notebooks. It's...

Poll Question: • USB 3.0 is...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets Mobile computing

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Poll: Will Bulldozer deliver?
— 2:06 PM on August 25, 2010

In case you missed it yesterday, AMD revealed a great many details about the new Bulldozer architecture that will underpin the company's next generation...

Poll Question: • Will Bulldozer deliver?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: What's your ideal laptop size?
— 2:52 PM on August 10, 2010

When I bought my first laptop more than a decade ago, there were only a few sizes from which to choose: big, bigger, and huge....

Poll Question: • What's your ideal laptop size?

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Poll: Does your primary portable have an optical drive?
— 1:48 PM on June 30, 2010

This week's poll comes to us courtesy of TR reader Ben, who wonders just how many folks have an optical drive in their primary portable...

Poll Question: • Does your primary portable have an optical drive?

Type: News story Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Poll: How many displays are hooked up to your main PC?
— 4:53 PM on May 18, 2010

In the wake of our detailed look at AMD's Eyefinity multi-display technology, we're wondering just how many of our readers use more than one...

Poll Question: • How many displays are hooked up to your main PC?

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Poll: Processor voltage madness
— 3:43 PM on April 9, 2010

Today's processors, especially Intel chips with Turbo Boost, do a reasonably nice job of keeping power consumption down when they're idle and maximizing performance when...

Poll Question: • The processor in my primary system is:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: Enterprise IT hardware and you
— 12:14 PM on March 25, 2010

We tend to focus a bit more on the consumer side of the PC hardware business, but there's a whole other world out there—that of...

Poll Questions: • How would you describe your level of involvement with the IT hardware in your workplace, including engineering/design, procurement, upgrades, repairs, maintenance and the like? • Have you been directly involved with the purchase or installation of a new server at your workplace in the last year? • How many PCs, workstations, or servers do you have responsibility for or control over at work? • How large is the annual IT budget at your company or organization (best guess, if not sure)? • Do you use a virtualization application in your workplace? • Which brand of server has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Which brand of workstation has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Which brand of laptop has your business or organization purchased the most in the past two years? • Do you use enterprise-class hardware to build or upgrade PCs or servers in your home?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: What sort of pants do you wear to work or school?
— 4:14 PM on January 25, 2010

As we brave the lull leading up to Apple's tablet announcement, we thought we'd update our front page with a fresh poll. This time, our...

Poll Question: • What sort of pants do you wear to work or school?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: Do aesthetics ever influence your component selection?
— 1:52 PM on January 14, 2010

If one thing demarks enthusiast components from other computer hardware, it has to be their aesthetics. Whether you're looking at elegant copper heatsinks, motherboards...

Poll Question: • Do aesthetics ever influence your component selection?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: Are you upgrading to Windows 7?
— 4:50 PM on October 22, 2009

So, Windows 7 is finally out in stores. What does this mean for TR gerbils? Are our trusty readers rushing to upgrade, or are...

Poll Question: • When are you upgrading to Windows 7?

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Poll: What are you most looking forward to?
— 5:38 PM on July 29, 2009

Looking at the latest roadmaps, both official and not, it's hard to be indifferent about the wave of shiny new products coming this year. We...

Poll Question: • What are you most looking forward to?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Windows

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Poll: Will Chrome OS stand a chance against Windows 7 next year?
— 11:16 AM on July 9, 2009

So, it's official. Google will release an operating system for x86 netbooks next year. Chrome OS will be based on a Linux kernel and...

Poll Question: • Will Chrome OS stand a chance against Windows 7 next year?

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Poll: How will Windows 7 compare?
— 3:53 PM on May 6, 2009

The positive hype surrounding Windows 7 seems almost as fervent as the negative reactions to Vista. Apparently, Microsoft's next operating system will fix all of...

Poll Question: • Once Windows 7 is released, the best desktop OS will be:

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Poll: Does Intel's Atom provide a good user experience?
— 3:53 PM on April 21, 2009

Intel's Atom processor took the world of low-cost PCs by storm last year, and it's accelerated the decline of traditional systems with more expensive,...

Poll Question: • What do you think of the user experience on Atom-based systems?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: If you were building a PC now, what socket would you choose?
— 4:10 PM on March 27, 2009

In both our latest system guide and our processor value comparo, we pointed out that AMD's Socket AM2+ and AM3 platforms actually have...

Poll Question: • If you were building yourself a PC now, what socket would you choose?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Poll: Your take on Nvidia's mobile GPU branding
— 5:28 PM on March 3, 2009

If you didn't know any better, you might think Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 280M and 260M graphics processors were mobile versions of the similarly...

Poll Question: • Renaming the G92 GPU as a mobile GeForce GTX 280M is:

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Poll: One last netbook question
— 4:53 PM on February 3, 2009

Yes, we've already done a netbook survey, but you know how those things go—some great addition can come to mind a little while after...

Poll Question: • My netbook is:

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Survey: Your netbook and you (or other people)
— 4:39 PM on January 27, 2009

Netbooks seem to be everywhere lately, and some analysts expect hardware makers to ship about 35 million of them this year alone. Considering the...

Poll Questions: • Do you own a netbook, or have you purchased/helped someone purchase a netbook in the past year? • Which company made the netbook you bought? • Who is the primary user of the netbook you bought? • Is the primary user male or female? • What is the netbook's primary use? • Aside from price, what were the most important features you considered in your netbook purchase? • Aside from price, what feature would you consider most important in a future netbook purchase or upgrade?

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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