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Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?
— 5:20 PM on April 18, 2014

If I don't upgrade before October, my primary laptop will soon celebrate its fifth birthday. I didn't mean for things to turn out this way....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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MSI shows next-gen Intel motherboards
— 11:19 AM on April 17, 2014

Motherboards based on Intel's next-gen desktop chipsets are almost upon us. We've known they were coming for some time, but this is the first...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Steam usage patterns reveal shameful number of unplayed games
— 2:16 PM on April 16, 2014

Raise your hand if you have a ton of unplayed games in your Steam library. If you're anything like me, you're probably mired in a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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ASRock's Bay Trail-D boards come in Mini-ITX, microATX form factors
— 12:20 PM on April 14, 2014

ASRock has put together a collection of desktop boards based on Intel's Bay Trail-D SoC. As far as I can tell, there are only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards

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Star Citizen demo shows off 15 minutes of in-game action
— 10:44 AM on April 14, 2014

Chris Roberts' crowd-funded space sim Star Citizen has raised roughly $42 million thus far. Amazingly, about half of that has rolled in over the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Civilization: Beyond Earth will have Mantle support
— 9:10 AM on April 14, 2014

Chalk up another win for AMD's Mantle API. Earlier this morning, AMD announced that Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the upcoming sci-fi sequel...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Watch Dogs trailer shows PC eye candy
— 4:54 PM on April 11, 2014

When the last Watch Dogs trailer came out in March, I expressed some disappointment about the game's looks. Well, another clip turned up on...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Deal of the week: Savings on graphics, memory, storage, and Battlefield
— 11:08 AM on April 11, 2014

What's this? A deals post that isn't brimming with cheap SSDs? Do go on. XFX's Double D Radeon HD 7870...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Memory Gaming

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PC shipments fell again last quarter, but U.S. market fared better than others
— 11:39 AM on April 10, 2014

It's that time again. Research firms Gartner and IDC have both...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Behind the scenes with Intel's SSD division
— 10:39 AM on April 10, 2014

Last month, we met with the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group responsible for Intel's SSDs. We got hard numbers on failure rates, details about efforts...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Don't miss our spring cleaning contest!
— 4:00 PM on April 9, 2014

In case you missed it, we have a new giveaway in progress. This time, the prize haul comprises roughly $1500 worth of hardware from...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Memory

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Next Borderlands game coming in the fall
— 9:09 AM on April 9, 2014

The next Borderlands sequel is coming! Only it's not quite a sequel. Earlier this morning, Gearbox Software announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, a new chapter...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Enter our spring cleaning contest to win over $1500 in PC hardware
— 3:43 PM on April 7, 2014

It's spring cleaning time again. That isn't the sort of thing we'd normally celebrate, but with generous contributions from Cooler Master, MSI, Kingston, and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Memory

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Aimpad game controller ties Cherry MX switches to analog input
— 11:43 AM on April 7, 2014

We've seen a lot of unconventional PC controllers over the years, including several keypads primed specifically for first-person shooters. The Aimpad looks similar to...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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6TB crammed into 3.5'' Seagate Enterprise Capacity drives
— 10:35 AM on April 7, 2014

Move over, Ultrastar He6. There's a new 6TB hard drive in town. Seagate has introduced a lineup of Enterprise Capacity 3.5" drives...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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TR's April 2014 peripheral staff picks
— 11:41 PM on April 6, 2014

When we introduced our new System Guide format in February, we cut out peripherals in order to focus more closely on internal PC components. Our...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Input devices

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Release roundup: Touchy fan controllers and Wi-Fi drive docks
— 4:12 PM on April 4, 2014

Our release roundup feature has been on a bit of a hiatus lately, since the flow of hardware announcements from Taiwan slowed considerably after CES....

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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