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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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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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Nvidia Quadro vDWS brings greater flexibility to virtualized pro graphics
— 8:00 AM on August 17, 2017

Nvidia's Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation software yokes the flexibility of Pascal Tesla accelerators to let them host more professional users or more demanding data...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Software Servers Workstations

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Deal of the day: a 144-Hz IPS FreeSync monitor for $400
— 3:51 PM on August 16, 2017

If you're one of the lucky few who have managed to get their hands on a Radeon RX Vega graphics card, you should absolutely...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Displays Gaming

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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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The Tech Report's summer 2017 mobile staff picks
— 2:08 PM on August 16, 2017

It's time for another edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, where we comb the worlds of tablets, laptops, and phones to separate the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing 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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MSI Infinite A desktops flaunt their gaming chops
— 10:30 AM on August 16, 2017

Gamers looking for a potent, upgradeable PC with plenty of CPU grunt and pixel-pushing horsepower have more choices than ever these days. MSI is adding...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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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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Next-gen Qualcomm Spectra ISPs bring more depth to mobile devices
— 6:00 AM on August 15, 2017

Qualcomm's next-gen Spectra image signal processors bring extensive depth-sensing capabilities to the company's mobile processing platforms. We explore how these capabilities could shape the next...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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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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