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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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The PC is booming—just not the PC we know
— 11:05 PM on April 18, 2013

So, you heard the news: PC sales are tanking. Apparently, nobody wants to buy Dells or HPs anymore; nobody cares about clunky laptops and bulky...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems 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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Dispatches from the Nexus
— 5:16 PM on March 28, 2013

This past summer, the power button my Palm Pre started misbehaving. At last, I had an excuse to replace the aging handset with something...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems 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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Local game streaming: Coming soon from the PC
— 10:35 PM on January 24, 2013

Nvidia's Project Shield was one of the most intriguing new products on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. This handheld gaming device combines the...

Type: Blog post Tags: Gaming Networking

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Improving the PC as a gaming platform: the hardware
— 12:03 PM on December 28, 2012

So, we meet again. Last time, we were, ahem, discussing religion: the

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Gaming

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Freshening up a home network can yield big bandwidth benefits
— 12:46 PM on December 21, 2012

One of the funny things about being a PC enthusiast, for me, is how there's a constant ebb and flow of little projects that I...

Type: Blog post Tags: Networking

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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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TR's Christmas 2012 system guide
— 4:55 PM on December 14, 2012

Today, we're giving stragglers a hand with their last-minute Christmas shopping. We've put together a freshly revamped set of PC build recommendations—because, sometimes, a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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