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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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MSI's Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard reviewed
— 5:12 PM on November 14, 2017

MSI's Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC offers fresh looks and plenty of RGB LEDs to go with Intel's latest CPUs. We poked and prodded...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Intel Optane SSD 900P drives deliver a big chunk of next-gen storage to desktops
— 8:37 AM on October 27, 2017

Intel's Optane SSD 900P family of SSDs take Intel's 3D Xpoint storage medium and its unique performance characteristics from the data center to the desktop....

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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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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Toshiba's TR200 480GB SSD reviewed
— 8:31 AM on October 11, 2017

Toshiba's first client drive with BiCS flash inside is the entry-level TR200. Join us as we find out how much storage performance you can get...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Adata's SE730H 512GB portable SSD reviewed
— 10:30 AM on October 9, 2017

Adata's SE730H external SSD promises to combine the high speeds of USB 3.1 Gen 2 with a compact, weather-proof shell. We put it up against...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard reviewed
— 12:29 PM on September 18, 2017

Asus' ROG Strix Z270E Gaming is the pinnacle of the company's newest family of motherboards. We see whether the Strix formula of understated looks and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard reviewed
— 6:00 AM on September 15, 2017

Gigabyte's Aorus GA-Z270X-Gaming 8 motherboard sets itself apart with an included VRM water block, Creative onboard sound, and a fully-fledged Intel Thunderbolt 3 controller. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

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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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Adata's SD700 portable SSD reviewed
— 4:50 PM on September 5, 2017

Adata has put together an external version of its SU800 SSD. Clad in water- and shock-resistant rubber and plastic, the SD700 wants to be the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Nvidia Quadro vDWS brings greater flexibility to virtualized pro graphics
— 8:00 AM on August 17, 2017

Nvidia's Quadro Virtual Data Center Workstation software yokes the flexibility of Pascal Tesla accelerators to let them host more professional users or more demanding data...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Software Servers Workstations

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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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Samsung's Portable SSD T5 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 15, 2017

Samsung has refreshed its portable SSD lineup with 64-layer V-NAND and an aluminum unibody. We take the new T5 external for a spin to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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Toshiba's XG5 1TB NVMe SSD reviewed
— 3:35 PM on July 20, 2017

Toshiba's XG5 NVMe SSD is shipping to the company's OEM partners now. We run it through our test suite to see if the company's newfangled...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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