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Razer's Blade Stealth and Core V2 step to the cutting edge
— 4:05 PM on October 17, 2017

Razer sells three models of gaming laptops. The Blade Pro is the largest and most powerful, and the original Blade retains much of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Asus teases ROG Strix X370I mobo for spiffy Mini-ITX Ryzen builds
— 12:29 PM on October 17, 2017

Mini-ITX builders with a hankering for AMD's Ryzen CPUs haven't had a lot of high-end motherboards to choose from, but Asus seems set to change...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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NZXT's H700i, H400i, and H200i cases have their heads in the clouds
— 11:31 AM on October 17, 2017

Making high-end PC enclosures is a tough business. Basic cable management features, RGB LED illumination, liquid cooling support, and tempered glass side panels are all...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Cooling

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ASRock X299E-ITX/ac stuffs Core i9s into mini-ITX systems
— 10:00 AM on October 17, 2017

Geeks can be a fussy bunch. We want our hardware to be fast and capable, and we also want it to be as small and...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Surface Book 2 flies higher with eighth-gen Core and Pascal
— 8:44 AM on October 17, 2017

Microsoft surprised us with its Surface Book 2 this morning. In one fell swoop, the company cleared away most of the head-scratching hardware choices...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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EK-Kit S140 and S280 make liquid cooling simple
— 12:30 PM on October 16, 2017

So you're interested in liquid cooling, but maybe closed-loop units are too limiting for you. You want to jump straight into a custom-loop liquid cooler....

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro go big on cameras and AI
— 11:00 AM on October 16, 2017

Huawei just announced the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro smartphones this morning. That's right—like other premium phone vendors, Huawei is doing the "dual flagships"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Qualcomm seeks to block iPhone sales and manufacturing in China
— 3:32 PM on October 13, 2017

Qualcomm's legal team is probably skipping lunch and working late in recent weeks, especially in China and Taiwan. While the company is attempting to fight...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 6:02 PM on October 12, 2017

Gigabyte's Z370 Aorus Gaming 7 motherboard offers the highest-end power-delivery circuitry, the fanciest onboard audio, and the blingiest RGB LED lighting available in the company's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission fines Qualcomm $774 million
— 4:15 PM on October 12, 2017

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission announced yesterday that it suspects Qualcomm to be guilty of unfair business practices. The commission says that the California-based chipmaker...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Corsair's LL-series RGB LED fans combine hub and ring lighting
— 1:15 PM on October 12, 2017

Corsair knows that fans with RGB LED illumination are nothing new, and it's stepping up the game. The company has offered rotating airflow generators with...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Displays

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Oculus permanently chops the Rift + Touch bundle price to $399
— 1:12 PM on October 11, 2017

Remember the Summer of Rift promotion? The previously-expensive Oculus Rift-and-Touch combo pack had its price dropped to $399 during summer. According to Oculus, the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a mechanical keyboard, an ultra-wide monitor, and more
— 12:53 PM on October 10, 2017

Afternoon, folks! The TR HQ is all abuzz today with upcoming reviews, and I barely have a minute to catch my breath and look for...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Displays Input devices

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ROG cracks the Code and devises a Formula for Z370 success
— 12:17 PM on October 10, 2017

We covered most of Asus' motherboards for Intel's latest CPUs back when they were announced two weeks ago. Apparently the company still had...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Cooler Master H411R and H412R squeeze four heatpipes into tiny towers
— 9:03 AM on October 10, 2017

There are a huge number of factors that influence heatsink performance, but one of the most obvious for tower coolers is the number of heat...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Revisiting the power consumption and efficiency of Intel's Core i7-8700K
— 4:24 PM on October 9, 2017

Last week, I held off reporting estimated power efficiency numbers for AMD's Ryzen 7 family against those of Intel's Core i7-8700K in my Coffee...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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EK CoolStream Slim radiators go where no radiator has gone before
— 1:30 PM on October 9, 2017

When I started building computers back in the early days of Socket 7, 60-mm fans were the standard option and 80-mm fans were the exotic...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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MSI X399 SLI Plus is a utilitarian vehicle for Threadripper
— 12:00 PM on October 9, 2017

MSI's flashy, feature-packed X399 Gaming Pro Carbon AC mobo has been around since Threadripper's launch back in August. That board is now getting...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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