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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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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: The third dimension
— 5:23 PM on July 27, 2011

I went to see the new Harry Potter movie the other day, and predictably, the most convenient screening available at 9 PM on a Saturday...

Poll Question: • When it comes to stereoscopic 3D, I prefer:

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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Poll: What sort of products should TR cover more?
— 11:12 AM on May 5, 2011

We're constantly evaluating our content mix here at TR. There are only so many hours in each day and much interesting hardware to cover....

Poll Question: • I'd most like to see TR cover more:

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Poll: What's the best new web browser?
— 12:25 PM on March 23, 2011

In the last few weeks, we've been treated to a bevvy of major browser releases: Chrome 10, Internet Explorer 9, and Firefox 4. If...

Poll Question: • What's the best web browser?

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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The TR Hardware Survey 2: Survey harder
— 4:59 PM on March 9, 2011

Just over two years have passed since we carried out our very first hardware survey, in which we asked our readers to answer 15...

Poll Questions: • Processor • Number of CPU cores • Stock CPU clock speed • CPU socket type • Graphics processor • How much did your graphics card cost at the time of purchase? • Chipset • Motherboard brand • Memory size • Primary internal hard drive type: • Total internal hard drive storage capacity • Primary optical drive type • Sound card • Speaker config • Number of displays • Main display type • Main display size • Main display aspect ratio • Main display resolution • Do you have a stereoscopic 3D display and glasses? • Primary operating system • What mobile computers do you have?

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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Poll: Notebook battery life requirements
— 10:55 AM on December 28, 2010

I spent a fair bit of time using my Acer 1810TZ ultraportable laptop this past week, and the thing's battery life continues to impress me....

Poll Question: • How many hours of battery life do you require in a notebook?

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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: How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset?
— 3:17 PM on November 17, 2010

We'll have a new sound card review very shortly, and writing it got me thinking about how much folks spend on the speakers or headset...

Poll Question: • How much did you spend on your best PC speakers or headset?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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Poll: How do you buy your music?
— 12:01 PM on October 6, 2010

The music industry has changed a lot over the last decade. Online services have become huge, and MP3s have slowly clawed back ground previously...

Poll Question: • How do you buy most of your music?

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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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: 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: Your next desktop motherboard form factor
— 1:53 PM on July 28, 2010

When I first started building PCs, the only motherboards worth considering were ATX models. Back then, you had to go full-size to get a...

Poll Question: • What motherboard form factor will anchor your next desktop PC?

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Poll: Do you have a home-theater PC?
— 12:03 PM on July 14, 2010

With the exception of my desktop, the next most often-used PC in my home sits in the living room. I've had one in there for...

Poll Question: • Do you have a home-theater PC?

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

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