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Intel's Broadwell-powered NUC mini-PC reviewed
— 6:41 PM on February 16, 2015

Thanks to the Broadwell-U silicon inside, Intel's new NUC promises better performance and power efficiency than the previous generation. There are other improvements under...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Deal of the week: the 850 EVO 1TB for $400, half off Far Cry 4, and more
— 10:43 AM on February 13, 2015

Last week's deals post was entirely devoid of SSDs—but this week's isn't. Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB is on sale at Newegg for only $399.99 without...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory Gaming

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Steam machines to make an appearance at GDC next month
— 6:00 AM on February 13, 2015

We could get a first look at this year's line of Steam machines within weeks. According to Polygon,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Out of thermal paste? Use Nutella instead
— 4:32 PM on February 9, 2015

World Nutella Day was last week, and the folks at Cooler Master celebrated by using the stuff as thermal paste. Seriously.

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling

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Deal of the week: A mini Win8.1 tablet for $75, and more
— 11:15 AM on February 6, 2015

This week's deals post is all over the place, so let's get straight to the bulleted list: HP's Stream 7 Win8.1 tablet is on sale at...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cooling Storage Memory Mobile computing

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In the lab: Intel's Broadwell-based NUC5i5RYK mini-PC
— 4:30 PM on February 5, 2015

I've just polished off my review of BenQ's XL2420G G-Sync monitor, and I'm now on to my next project: a look at one of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Mechanical keyboard moonlights as upgradeable Android PC
— 9:54 AM on February 5, 2015

Mechanical keyboards are everywhere these days, but none are quite like this one. Chinese vendor Acooo—bless you—has developed a oneBoard Pro+ keyboard that hides a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices

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Fingernail-sized Samsung device combines 3GB of RAM, 32GB of flash
— 10:09 AM on February 4, 2015

Samsung has developed a fingernail-sized device with enough memory and storage for high-end smartphones. This ePoP, or embedded package on package, combines 3GB of LPDDR3-1866...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Raspberry Pi 2 is out, gets free Windows 10
— 9:18 AM on February 2, 2015

Today's a good day for tweakers and tinkerers. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the release of the Raspberry Pi 2, a new version...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows Personal tech

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Haswell CPU and Radeon graphics team up in ASRock's VisionX mini PC
— 9:18 AM on January 23, 2015

ASRock has beefed up its line of mini PCs with a new VisionX Series that combines Haswell horsepower with Radeon graphics. The 7.9" x 7.9"...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Cooler Master's Hyper D92 CPU cooler reviewed
— 1:16 PM on January 16, 2015

Cooler Master's Hyper D92 is a compact tower-style cooler with dual 92-mm fans. We tested its performance on stock-clocked and overclocked CPUs to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Deal of the week: An unlocked FX quad for $90, Bay Trail convertible for $230, and more
— 11:13 AM on January 16, 2015

This week's deals post is brought to you by the letter A, because it fits with our first item—and because I've run out of other...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Samsung starts making 8Gb GDDR5 memory chips
— 9:11 AM on January 15, 2015

Samsung is making it easier for graphics card makers load up on memory. The firm has kicked off mass production of GDDR5 RAM with a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Memory

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Analyst expects Apple to start transition away from Intel by 2017
— 4:11 PM on January 14, 2015

No question about it, Apple's homebrewed processors for the iPhone and iPad are getting mighty fast. According to an analyst quoted by AppleInsider, those chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mac

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CompuLab stuffs AMD's Mullins into a tiny fanless PC
— 9:32 AM on January 14, 2015

AMD's Mullins mobile APU may not be showing up in many tablets, but we are seeing it crop up in some enticing mini-PCs. Zotac

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Q4 shipment data shows double-digit PC growth in U.S.
— 6:00 AM on January 14, 2015

Remember all that doom and gloom about the death of the PC industry? Yeah, not so much...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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The Witcher 3 specs call for 6GB of RAM, quad-core CPUs
— 6:00 AM on January 13, 2015

Add another game to the growing list of titles with steep RAM requirements. Like Watch Dogs, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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Cooler Master prototype melds vertical vapor chambers with CPU block
— 10:52 AM on January 12, 2015

CPU coolers with vertical vapor chambers are nothing new; Cooler Master has been making them since 2012. But the company showed off a new...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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