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Poll: What form factor did you choose for your last PC?
— 11:58 AM on August 30, 2016

We were having a lively discussion about the popularity of various PC form factors in TR's staff chat today, and it occurred to me that...

Poll Question: • What form factor did you choose for your last PC?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: Did you take Microsoft up on a free Windows 10 upgrade?
— 9:48 AM on August 1, 2016

Microsoft's free update offer for Windows 10 expired this past Friday. Most of the TR staff took that offer almost as soon as it became...

Poll Question: • Did you take Microsoft up on a free Windows 10 upgrade?

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Poll: Are you planning to upgrade to a GTX 1060 or RX 480?
— 9:06 AM on July 20, 2016

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 is available now, and it's joining a heated battle with AMD's Radeon RX 480 in the $200-$250 price range....

Poll Question: • Are you planning to upgrade to a GTX 1060 or RX 480?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Poll: Will you be upgrading to Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080?
— 4:10 PM on May 18, 2016

The first round of reviews are in, and it looks like the GeForce GTX 1080 really has taken the single-GPU graphics performance crown—at least...

Poll Question: • Will you be upgrading to Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Poll: Where are you on the VR adopter curve?
— 6:51 PM on January 19, 2016

VR may be the most-hyped tech trend of 2016, and there are already a range of ways to jack into the Matrix with head-mounted devices....

Poll Question: • Where are you on the VR adopter curve?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: What's your favorite computer these days?
— 5:04 PM on December 14, 2015

In our last poll, we asked gerbils what they thought of upgrading to systems with Intel's Skylake CPUs inside. Today, we have something...

Poll Question: • If you were forced to choose, what would your favorite computer be these days?

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Poll: Are Skylake CPUs tempting you to upgrade?
— 5:44 PM on August 17, 2015

It's been almost two weeks since Intel's Skylake enthusiast CPUs hit the market. We know how they perform, and we have a good idea...

Poll Question: • Are Skylake CPUs and Z170 motherboards tempting you to upgrade?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

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What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?
— 9:43 AM on June 22, 2015

Windows 10 arrives about a month from now, and many of you have no doubt seen the little "reserve your copy of Windows 10"...

Poll Question: • What are your Windows 10 upgrade plans?

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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What do you trust more: mechanical or solid-state storage?
— 9:52 AM on April 6, 2015

SSDs are slowly taking over the PC storage industry. They've become the default in slim mobile systems and are increasingly working their way into desktops....

Poll Question: • What do you trust more?

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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What's your biggest PC bottleneck?
— 9:52 AM on September 12, 2014

Modern PCs are incredibly powerful. They have multi-core CPUs, massively parallel graphics processors, gobs of memory, and...

Poll Question: • What's your biggest PC bottleneck?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Memory

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Which upcoming Intel desktop CPU revs your motor?
— 11:48 AM on March 21, 2014

Ok, folks, we know Intel is planning to release four new types of CPUs that are directly targeted at PC enthusiasts. The tough question...

Poll Question: • Which upcoming Intel desktop CPU revs your motor the most?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Poll: What's your favorite system for gaming in the living room?
— 11:40 AM on December 30, 2013

Desktop PCs are great for gaming. However, some of us would rather play in the living room, where we can sink into a couch,...

Poll Question: • Favorite gaming system for the living room?

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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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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Which game is the new champ of PC visuals?
— 2:12 PM on May 17, 2013

If you've seen the latest round of games, you'll know what I mean when I say that we've clearly entered a new era in PC...

Poll Question: • What's the best-looking PC game?

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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How do you prefer to read books?
— 1:40 PM on December 21, 2012

It's way past time for a new poll, and I have an honest question about how folks like to consume books. Have you made...

Poll Question: • How do you prefer to read books?

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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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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