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Deals of the week: a $140 850 EVO 500GB SSD and more
— 12:00 PM on February 12, 2016

It's Friday, and that means it's deals time. Here are the best bargains we sifted out of this week's PC hardware discounts. Samsung's 850 EVO...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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AOC Q2963PQ offers 29" of ultrawide IPS on the cheap
— 9:57 AM on February 12, 2016

How does the idea of a big, affordable workhorse IPS monitor sound? AOC is offering exactly that with its Q2963PQ display.

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays

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Take a video tour of our Breadbox build
— 4:24 PM on February 11, 2016

We recently posted a build log for a small-form-factor gaming PC we like to call the Breadbox. We've documented the build process on video, too....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Snapdragon 625 SoC powers up mid-range mobile devices
— 10:01 AM on February 11, 2016

Qualcomm has announced three new additions to its Snapdragon line of mobile SoCs: the Snapdragon 625, 435, and 425. The numbers suggest...

Type: News story Tags: Chipsets Mobile computing

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HP will bring FreeSync to all of its AMD-powered laptops this year
— 9:14 AM on February 11, 2016

AMD has announced that HP will be offering consumers FreeSync-enabled HP Envy 15z laptops sometime during the first half of this year. Those...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Windows 10 gets new Release Preview ring and detailed change logs
— 4:29 PM on February 10, 2016

Most users are aware that Microsoft regularly publishes updates to Windows 10 called "cumulative updates." Although that name has a nice ring to it, it...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems Windows

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Oculus will discount Oculus Ready PCs as part of a Rift bundle
— 3:36 PM on February 9, 2016

Oculus' Rift is almost here, but in case you haven't heard, it's probably not going to run on the old family laptop. For those uninterested...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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MSI's GT72S G Tobii offers eye-tracking tech on the go for $2600
— 4:00 PM on February 8, 2016

Just a month ago, we took a peek at MSI's updated gaming laptop lineup. Among them, the GT72S Tobii looked the most intriguing. It...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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Imagination Technologies CEO steps down amid financial upheaval
— 11:57 AM on February 8, 2016

Imagination Technologies CEO Hossein Yassaie announced his departure this morning as the company warned it would record a loss for its fiscal year ending...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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AMD's Wraith CPU cooler reviewed
— 7:42 AM on February 8, 2016

AMD's Wraith cooler purports to offer much-improved noise levels compared to the stock heatsink the company includes with many of its CPUs. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Deals of the week: Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB SSD for $290 and more
— 11:19 AM on February 5, 2016

It's Friday, gerbils, and you know what that means: it's for another round of high-quality deals on PC components. Here's what we found this week.

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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ASRock A88M-ITX/ac gives AMD APUs a fun-sized foundation
— 9:51 AM on February 4, 2016

AMD's affordable CPUs can be a great fit for an HTPC or a NAS server. ASRock is likely thinking along the same lines, as it's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Servers

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Matrox C900 graphics card drives nine displays from a single slot
— 3:45 PM on February 3, 2016

Super-fast gaming graphics cards are all well and good. Sometimes, though, what one really needs is an absurd amount of display area to keep an...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays

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OCZ upgrades its budget SSD lineup with the Trion 150
— 9:23 AM on February 3, 2016

Back when we reviewed OCZ's Trion 100 solid-state drive, we concluded its attractive price didn't quite make up for its performance. OCZ is now...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Win10 becomes a recommended update for older Windows versions
— 4:09 PM on February 2, 2016

Last year, Microsoft said it had future plans to push users to upgrade to Windows 10, and it's keeping its promise. The operating system...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Seagate hit with class-action lawsuit over 3TB drive failures
— 9:56 AM on February 2, 2016

Remember the IBM Deskstar fiasco many moons ago? We may be seeing a rehash of that story, this time with Seagate as a defendant....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Miscellaneous

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FirePro S7100 graphics cards bring hardware GPU virtualization to life
— 3:15 PM on February 1, 2016

AMD first revealed its plans for hardware-based GPU virtualization, called Multiuser GPU or MxGPU, in September of last year. Today, the company is taking...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Workstations

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Dell UltraSharp U2717D shows its thin bezels in public
— 9:35 AM on February 1, 2016

During CES, a few of Dell's monitors received the show's Innovation Awards. Among them, there was a pretty model for graphics professionals called the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays

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