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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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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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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