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Acer Nitro 5 Spin boards the eighth-gen Core train
— 11:00 AM on August 21, 2017

Intel just announced a quartet of new four-core, eight-thread 15 W mobile processors this morning, and the ensuing wave of announcements of laptops with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Eighth-gen Core desktop CPUs pack six cores and need new mobos
— 9:25 AM on August 21, 2017

Intel formally announced a pretty big step forward in its mobile CPU lineup earlier today with the unveiling of four new eighth-generation Core mobile...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Asus Vivobook Pro N580VD-DB74T can do offices and kids' parties
— 5:00 PM on August 18, 2017

Just a couple of days ago, we wrote about Asus' Vivobook W202NA ruggedized laptop built for classrooms. Asus has now unveiled the latest entry...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Thermaltake View 71 flaunts its glass on all angles
— 1:35 PM on August 18, 2017

Enthusiast PCs seem to be heading in two directions: systems packing gaming punch into as little volume as possible, or do-absolutely-anything bruisers with high-end processors...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Deals of the week: mobos, CPUs, displays, and more
— 11:22 AM on August 18, 2017

Greetings folks! We're putting the finishing touches on our lengthy (read: enormous) review of AMD's Threadripper CPUs. While that particular cake is about to come...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Alphacool HDX5 keeps a pair of M.2 SSDs cool
— 10:00 AM on August 18, 2017

It's been a long time since I've run out of SATA ports on a new build, but it still happens in home servers and NAS...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Intel expands its Atoms' radius with C3000 SoCs
— 3:30 PM on August 17, 2017

Intel's Core architecture gets the lion and the tiger's share of attention around here, but the company still makes Atom chips. To wit, Intel...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Shuttle XH110G packs a PCIe x16 slot into a three-liter package
— 1:51 PM on August 17, 2017

The prioritization of power efficiency in CPU design has led to an era where machines displacing as little as two liters can deliver an enjoyable...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Gaming

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Nokia 8 zeroes in on the Galaxy S8 and its friends
— 9:30 AM on August 17, 2017

We've been impressed with the hardware that recently-reborn Nokia has been packing into its HMD Global Oy-manufactured smartphones. Even better, the Finnish marque has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Alphacool Eiswolf 120 GPX-Pro takes the RX Vega to the pool
— 3:00 PM on August 16, 2017

To the chagrin of many, AMD has roped off access to the liquid-cooled version of its Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics card to individuals...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Gaming

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VivoBook W202NA is ready to brave the toughest of classrooms
— 12:00 PM on August 16, 2017

Last spring, Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S, a slimmed-down version of its operating system primarily designed for use in educational institutions. School-age children are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Dual chambers and glass meet in the Lian Li PC-Q39
— 9:08 AM on August 16, 2017

If you've been eyeing Lian Li's dual-chambered tempered glass O Series cases but just don't have the room for one, you're in for a...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Alphacool goes big with Eisbaer 420 AIO liquid cooler
— 3:30 PM on August 15, 2017

AIO kit makes it easy to join the cool kids' liquid cooling club, but even a 360-mm radiator can't provide enough thermal dissipation for some...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Report: leaked Microsoft memo discusses Surface returns
— 1:32 PM on August 14, 2017

When we reported last Thursday that Consumer Reports (CR) would no longer be recommending Surface devices, some gerbils expressed concern at the fact that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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EVGA thickens the SC17 gaming laptop with a GTX 1080
— 3:30 PM on August 11, 2017

When it built the SC17 1070 laptop, EVGA packed about as much CPU horsepower and graphics muscle as one could reasonably hope to fit...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Thermaltake Floe Riing RGB liquid coolers pump up the colors
— 9:00 AM on August 11, 2017

Whatever opinion one may have about Thermaltake's gear, one must admire the company's agility in adapting its product lines to suit the fickle tastes of...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Consumer Reports stops recommending Surface mobile devices
— 12:00 PM on August 10, 2017

Microsoft's Surface line of mobile devices has a lot of fans, including our own Bruno "morphine" Ferreira. Consumer Reports (CR) has traditionally been part of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Arctic chills Ryzen Threadripper CPUs with the Freezer 33 TR
— 9:00 AM on August 10, 2017

In our Ryzen Threadripper cooler roundup post we noticed that AMD's Threadripper coolers page listed Arctic's Freezer 33 as compatible, yet the...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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