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HP Omen X laptop is overclockable and overpowered
— 11:39 AM on August 22, 2017

HP's showing off its first high-end laptop with Omen X branding at Gamescom, and it looks like a pretty serious piece of kit. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Android 8.0 is a freshly-baked Oreo
— 9:16 AM on August 22, 2017

Android O has been in the wild in beta form for some time now, available to developers and brave souls who like to check...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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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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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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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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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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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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Enermax Liqtech TR4 CLCs go wide for Threadripper
— 3:11 PM on August 9, 2017

AMD's new Socket TR4 CPUs are mammoth microprocessors that might not be adequately cooled by a lot of existing hardware, even assuming you can mount...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Fractal Design Meshify C case is all angles
— 12:00 PM on August 9, 2017

Most of Fractal Design's cases share a minimalist aesthetic with featureless, smooth front panels. The company's Meshify C ATX chassis bucks that trend a...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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Samsung Galaxy S8 Active goes outdoors
— 11:45 AM on August 7, 2017

Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones are already resistant to water and dust intrusion. The company is now set to release the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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AMD cooler list helps Threadripper builds stay cool 'n quiet
— 12:45 PM on August 4, 2017

We always recommend waiting for our review before taking the plunge on a brand-new CPU and its accoutrements, but gerbils who can't wait to trade...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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