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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: Do you prefer glossy or matte finishes on your notebook?
— 1:25 PM on September 29, 2010

Despite looking quite nice when all buffed up, glossy notebook surfaces easily become marred by an unsightly mess of fingerprints and smudges. When applied...

Poll Question: • I want my notebook to have a...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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: 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: Gigabytes vs. gibibytes
— 11:20 AM on December 11, 2009

You may not know it, but the world of technology is split into two camps right now. For one camp, megabytes, gigabytes, and terabytes are...

Poll Question: • Would you say a PC has:

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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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: 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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Poll: What kind of keyboard do you prefer?
— 5:18 PM on January 15, 2009

In light of our latest keyboard review, it seems only appropriate to ask: what kinds of keyboards do TR readers favor? We've put up...

Poll Question: • Poll: What kind of keyboard do you prefer?

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Poll: How will the Phenom II do against the competition?
— 5:22 PM on December 2, 2008

Now that we've taken a look at the performance of AMD's 45nm Opterons, we can better guess how upcoming Phenom II processors will do...

Poll Question: • AMD's Phenom II processor will:

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: At what clock speed does your main PC's CPU run?
— 11:54 AM on October 29, 2008

Our PCs all have different processors with different numbers of cores, different cache sizes, and different architectures. Right now, however, one factor can determine everyday...

Poll Question: • At what clock speed does your main PC's CPU run?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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