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TR's Summer 2013 system guide
— 5:50 PM on June 27, 2013

Over a few short months, we've seen the arrival of Intel's Haswell processors, AMD's Richland APUs, and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 700 series. In this

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Hands-on with Windows 8.1 Preview
— 2:48 PM on June 26, 2013

Late last month, Microsoft announced a raft of interface changes that Windows 8.1 would introduce. Here's a first-hand look at some of them from...

Type: Feature article Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD's A10-6800K and A10-6700 'Richland' APUs reviewed
— 10:07 PM on June 17, 2013

AMD has taken its Trinity quad-core chips and tuned them so hard, a new code name sprouted forth: Richland. We've taken a pair of...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Haswell overclocked: the Core i7-4770K at 4.7GHz
— 10:09 AM on June 3, 2013

After studying Haswell's architecture and taking the chip through our benchmark suite, we gave overclocking a shot. Our findings suggest that Haswell requires beefier...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Intel's Core i7-4770K and 4950HQ 'Haswell' processors reviewed
— 12:45 AM on June 3, 2013

Haswell is here, and we've somehow produced more words and graphs about it than the chip has transistors. We have frame latency-focused gaming tests...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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AMD's A4-5000 'Kabini' APU reviewed
— 5:25 PM on May 24, 2013

AMD's next-gen Temash and Kabini processors are about to land inside tablets and sub-$500 notebooks. We've taken a close look at the architecture they...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Intel's Thin Mini-ITX platform: nine months later
— 9:25 AM on May 13, 2013

Nine months after our first brush with Thin Mini-ITX, we're taking another look at the platform, this time with a state-of-the-art all-in-one PC that...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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The next Atom: Intel's Silvermont architecture revealed
— 12:00 PM on May 6, 2013

Since their debut five years ago, Intel's Atom microprocessors have relied on the same basic CPU core. Next-gen Atoms will be based on the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Personal tech

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Asus' VivoTab Smart ME400C tablet reviewed
— 3:44 PM on April 30, 2013

This Windows 8 tablet has an Atom processor, solid battery life, and a $430 price tag. Is it compelling as a tablet, and can...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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TR's April 2013 System Guide
— 4:33 PM on April 15, 2013

We've updated our famous system guide to account for the latest graphics cards (and their accompanying game bundles) as well as recent introductions in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Seagate's Laptop Thin SSHD 500GB hybrid drive reviewed
— 11:11 PM on April 2, 2013

Seagate's latest hybrid drive combines a thin 7-mm form factor with high-density mechanical storage and dual-mode NAND. This so-called SSHD is Seagate's first to be...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Samsung's ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T convertible tablet reviewed
— 8:06 PM on March 3, 2013

This Windows 8 convertible has x86 ultrabook guts, an 11.6" 1080p display, and speedy solid-state storage. Attach it to the bundled keyboard dock, and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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TR's February 2013 System Guide
— 12:57 PM on February 13, 2013

In the latest edition of the TR System Guide, we've tweaked our usual builds to incorporate newer components and price changes, making our recommended...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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IBM, GlobalFoundries, and Samsung offer a glimpse of chipmaking's future
— 8:34 PM on February 10, 2013

The opportunity doesn't come along every day to get a detailed peek into the future of computing from the people who are building it. Last...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Zotac's Zbox ID42 Plus nettop reviewed
— 1:13 PM on February 5, 2013

This $400 home-theater machine crams a Sandy Bridge processor and a desktop GeForce into a surprisingly small package. We've tinkered with it, both in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Asus' VivoBook X202E notebook reviewed
— 12:48 PM on January 16, 2013

For just $550, Asus' X202E ultraportable offers an 11.6" touchscreen, a 17W Ivy Bridge CPU, and a beautiful chassis with brushed metal surfaces. We

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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A first look at AMD's Radeon HD 8790M
— 6:23 PM on December 20, 2012

AMD has a new series of mobile graphics processors coming in early 2013. We've taken an early look at one of the newcomers, which...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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How to build a PC: The Tech Report guide
— 8:21 PM on December 17, 2012

Building a PC from parts might seem daunting, but it's really not that difficult. We've published an in-depth guide that walks through every...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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