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Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU reviewed
— 9:23 AM on November 22, 2017

Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU puts two more cores and four more threads in the same ultrabook-friendly 15W TDP that's been the domain of dual-core parts...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Corsair's ML120 Pro RGB fans reviewed
— 8:57 AM on November 16, 2017

Corsair's ML120 Pro RGB fans pair an innovative magnetic-levitation bearing with RGB LED lighting for a fan that's both functional and flashy. We put a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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AMD's Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U APUs revealed
— 8:00 AM on October 26, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U mark the arrival of AMD's first APUs with Zen CPU cores and Vega graphics processors on board....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2017 edition
— 5:37 PM on September 20, 2017

Ryzen 3, Ryzen Threadripper, new Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, and a tectonic shift in graphics card pricing have made for a tumultuous couple...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Systems

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Gigabyte's Aero 15 gaming laptop reviewed
— 10:30 AM on September 11, 2017

Gigabyte's Aero 15 notebook brings together one of Intel's most powerful mobile CPUs and Nvidia's GTX 1060 6GB graphics chip in a chassis that's well...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Aorus' X5 v7 gaming laptop reviewed
— 2:30 PM on August 23, 2017

Gigabyte's Aorus X5 v7 notebook puts a GTX 1070 and a high-resolution G-Sync display in a relatively thin-and-light package. We thoroughly tested it to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing 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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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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Thermaltake's Contac Silent 12 CPU cooler reviewed
— 2:30 PM on July 13, 2017

Thermaltake's Contac Silent 12 relies on an established design and a simple mounting system to get AMD Socket AM4 builders up and running as quickly...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cooling

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Building a PC remote starter from scratch
— 4:43 PM on July 6, 2017

Commercially-available remote power switches make turning a PC on and off from a distance a simple task, but our resident microcontroller enthusiast thought of a...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power Miscellaneous

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Computex 2017: Corsair goes high-concept
— 11:30 AM on June 8, 2017

In the finest auto-show spirit, Corsair filled its Computex booth with exotic visions of future hardware, as well as some road-ready improvements to its popular...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases Cooling Input devices Gaming

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Computex 2017: Gigabyte's latest and greatest gear
— 10:00 AM on June 5, 2017

Gigabyte's Computex booth was filled to the brim with X299 motherboards, new laptops, gaming peripherals, and more. We documented all of these new goodies for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Input devices Mobile computing

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The Tech Report System Guide: May 2017 edition
— 3:31 PM on May 9, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 CPUs are shaking up the midrange CPU market, and we're here to help builders navigate this unfamiliar terrain. We also account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Cooling Storage Systems

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The Tech Report System Guide: February 2017 edition
— 2:45 PM on February 9, 2017

Intel's desktop Kaby Lake CPUs and their accompanying 200-series motherboards are out now, and that means good news for PC builders everywhere. See how Intel's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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Nvidia unveils its GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti for laptops
— 11:00 AM on January 3, 2017

Nvidia is rounding out its push of desktop-class graphics hardware into laptop form factors today with its mobile GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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The Tech Report System Guide: December 2016 edition
— 2:07 PM on December 29, 2016

In this pre-CES edition of The Tech Report System Guide, we account for new products and price cuts in the entry-level graphics card market. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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Gigabyte's P57X v6 gaming notebook reviewed
— 2:56 PM on December 19, 2016

Powered by Nvidia's mobile GeForce GTX 1070, Gigabyte's P57X v6 laptop promises truly desktop-class desktop-class performance in a relatively compact and portable chassis. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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The Tech Report's winter 2016 mobile staff picks
— 2:34 PM on December 13, 2016

In this edition of The Tech Report's mobile staff picks, we dig ourselves out of the snow to bring you the latest and best in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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