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Origin PC spills Coffee Lake on its Eon-series laptops
— 3:00 PM on November 15, 2017

Intel has made the term "eighth-generation" pretty confusing when it comes to its mainstream Core processors. Eighth-generation desktop Core i5 and Core i7 chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a primo Gigabyte B350 Ryzen board for $70 and more
— 11:41 AM on November 14, 2017

Sneeze, sniff, rinse, repeat. That's been my day so far, folks. The temperatures around here had a sudden whiplash from "almost summer" about three weeks...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Displays

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $130 billion bid
— 9:00 AM on November 13, 2017

Qualcomm announced this morning that it's officially rejecting Broadcom's unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. Qualcomm's board of directors unanimously voted to turn down...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Thermaltake X Comfort Air chair tries to keep backsides cooler
— 4:58 PM on November 10, 2017

What kind of chair are you using, gerbils? I'm still sitting in an ancient steel-framed office chair that pre-dates DirectX. A lot of companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

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Rumor: Intel NUC with integrated AMD graphics spotted in the wild
— 3:08 PM on November 10, 2017

The big news in PC hardware this week was obviously the unexpected union of an Intel CPU and an AMD graphics chip with HBM2...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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ECS Liva Q mini-PC lets 4K, 60-Hz video flow from Apollo Lake
— 2:15 PM on November 9, 2017

The Apollo Lake name might not excite gamers, but Intel's low-power SoC does allow manufacturers to pack the capabilities of a full desktop computer...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Boxx Apexx S3 workstation takes Coffee Lake to 4.8 GHz
— 11:15 AM on November 9, 2017

Right now, the only chips based on the six-core die used in the Core i7-8700K are the series of Coffee Lake desktop CPUs...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Tuesday deals: A Threadripper 1950X and mobo for $1000 and more
— 12:32 PM on November 7, 2017

Season's greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. As you may have noticed, it's now dark by 5:30 PM and sleep schedules everywhere are taking a beating. The...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Power Storage Displays

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Compulab fitlet2 slaps Apollo Lake in a compact, fanless package
— 10:00 AM on November 6, 2017

A name like "fitlet" brings to mind something compact and cute, and Compulab's fanless fitlet2 delivers on those promises. The compact computer measures just...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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BitFenix Formula Gold power supplies keep it simple and quiet
— 4:30 PM on November 2, 2017

Did you know BitFenix sells power supplies, gerbils? The company already has a lineup of fancy modular units with 80+ Gold certification, but not...

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Report: Apple might drop Qualcomm modems entirely
— 9:00 AM on November 1, 2017

Apple and Qualcomm have been poking at each other for some time. This year alone, Apple sued Qualcomm for its licensing practices, while

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Zotac Zbox PI335 packs lots of connectors in a tiny chassis
— 4:00 PM on October 31, 2017

We wrote about Zotac's Zbox PI225 miniature computer early last month. The PI225 packs just enough computer power for most everyday tasks into a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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MSI Infinite X high-end desktop is fueled by Coffee Lake
— 3:00 PM on October 30, 2017

Building a gaming PC is easier than it's ever been, but there's still a sizable part of the market that doesn't want to select individual...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Gaming

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Friday deals: a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB for $0.28/GB and more
— 1:15 PM on October 27, 2017

Geez, guys. We're still dizzy and reeling from the lightning-quick pace of releases over the last few days. We have Ryzen mobile APUs to...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Power Storage Memory

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MSI Cubi 3 Silent and Silent S can be seen but not heard
— 4:10 PM on October 20, 2017

I can remember a time when having any type of computer in a room meant listening to the whine of spinning disk drives and the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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MSI's Aegis 3 compact gaming PC reviewed
— 2:00 PM on October 16, 2017

MSI's Aegis 3 starts with a compelling enough spec sheet for the budding gamer: a Core i7-7700 CPU, a GeForce GTX 1060 3GB graphics card,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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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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Take a shot at winning Nvidia's Ultimate GeForce PC
— 12:00 PM on October 11, 2017

Would you like to donate to the GameChanger charity? What if there's a custom-built PC worth $15,000 as a potential prize? Bet that whet your...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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