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The TR Hardware Survey 2014: What's inside your main desktop PC?
— 3:26 PM on September 15, 2014

If you've been on TR for long enough, you probably remember our hardware surveys. Our first one went up way back in 2008, and...

Poll Questions: • Processor series • If you have an Intel Core processor, is it a • Number of processor cores • Graphics card(s) • Number of graphics cards • Price of each (or only) graphics card at time of purchase • What's overclocked? • Motherboard manufacturer • System memory capacity • Solid-state drive capacity • Mechanical storage capacity (total) • Do you have an optical drive? • Do you have a sound card? • Do you have any expansion cards beside a graphics card and sound card? • PSU wattage • System form factor • Type of CPU cooler • Number of displays • Resolution of largest display • Panel type of largest display • Mouse type • Type of keyboard • Primary operating system • Home network Wi-Fi speed • Internet connection speed (down) • Internet connection speed (up)

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Poll: To which release are you most looking forward?
— 5:10 PM on September 30, 2013

Between all our reviews and news, not to mention reader meetups, we've kinda been neglecting our front-page poll. Today, we're freshening things up...

Poll Question: • To which release are you most looking forward?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Game consoles Operating systems

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Poll: What will be the fate of Windows RT?
— 12:04 PM on October 31, 2012

Windows RT is a curious beast. It features the tablet-friendly Modern UI Style and is compatible with the ARM-based processors found in most modern...

Poll Question: • What will happen to WinRT?

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Poll: What do you use to apply thermal paste?
— 12:24 PM on October 16, 2012

Back in the day, applying thermal compound was a fine art. I used to spend entirely too much time making sure the surface of...

Poll Question: • What do you use to apply thermal paste?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Jury finds Samsung violated Apple patents
— 6:55 PM on August 24, 2012

The jury in Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung has found that Samsung violated a great many of the patents Apple sought to enforce, and...

Poll Question: • Your reaction to the Apple-Samsung verdict?

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Poll: What will happen first?
— 12:39 PM on May 30, 2012

It's time to peer into our crystal balls and predict the future. There are a number of things in the tech industry that should—or at...

Poll Question: • What will happen first?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Operating systems

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Poll: What's the best premium upgrade?
— 12:29 PM on November 3, 2011

When upgrading their PCs, most enthusiasts seem to focus on swapping in faster CPUs and graphics cards. The CPU has the biggest impact on...

Poll Question: • Best premium upgrade:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cooling Displays Input devices

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Poll: Do you shut down, sleep, or hibernate?
— 1:54 PM on August 17, 2011

For ages, I've been in the habit of never turning off my primary PC. It's a desktop, and old habits die hard. However,...

Poll Question: • When not in use, my primary PC is usually:

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Poll: The future of pointing input methods
— 1:12 PM on April 13, 2011

For a long time now, the mouse and touchpad have been the primary computer input devices for pointing and selection. True challengers have been few...

Poll Question: • In 10 years, the dominant computer pointing/selection input method will be:

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Poll: Which tech company is the most evil?
— 12:06 PM on March 9, 2011

Microsoft is generally assumed to be evil, Google likes to say that it's not, and Apple is too cool to care one way or another....

Poll Question: • Who's the most evil?

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Poll: How big is your CPU fan?
— 1:14 PM on December 2, 2010

As CPUs have become more power efficient, the fans used to cool them have grown in size. That might seem counter-intuitive, but it speaks...

Poll Question: • How big is your CPU fan?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Poll: What's tops on your Christmas list?
— 11:58 AM on November 4, 2010

Every holiday season brings a fresh batch of new hardware, and this one will be no exception. Sandy Bridge is due early in the...

Poll Question: • All I want for Christmas is...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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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: 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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