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Core i5, Maxwell power new Zbox mini-PC
— 9:16 AM on May 27, 2014

Another Zbox mini-PC has landed in Zotac's lineup, and it looks suspiciously like the Steam machine Zotac unveiled in January. The newly announced...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Spherical mini PC shows how Zotac rolls
— 10:00 AM on May 21, 2014

Mini PCs have long been available in multiple sizes. Now, you can get them in multiple shapes. Zotac's new Zbox Sphere OI520 Series eschews the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Steam machine will be 'least profitable' Alienware system
— 9:22 AM on May 21, 2014

When Valve unveiled some of the upcoming Steam machines back in January, we saw many designs, including at least a couple of full-fledged gaming...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Surface Pro 3 looks to replace tablets, laptops with one device
— 11:00 AM on May 20, 2014

Microsoft has just spilled the beans on its Surface Pro 3 tablet, and the details are really quite interesting. The company has taken a fresh...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Bay Trail Brix has dual cores, no fans
— 6:00 AM on May 20, 2014

In April, Intel introduced a fanless NUC powered by its Bay Trail SoC. We were briefly excited, but it turns out the machine...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Friday night topic: What's wrong with your computer?
— 4:57 PM on May 16, 2014

I'm pretty much the plumber with a leaky sink when it comes to my own PC. I kind of suspect some of you all...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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TR's May 2014 System Guide
— 2:01 PM on May 15, 2014

We've got an exciting System Guide update this time around. The CPU market has broken out of its rut, a spate of new motherboards...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Half-Life 2 and Portal now available for Nvidia's Shield
— 10:09 AM on May 12, 2014

My guess was correct, which I realize isn't saying much. Still, I was surprised this morning to learn that both Half-Life 2 and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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So I presume Nvidia's Shield is getting Half-Life 2
— 1:53 PM on May 9, 2014

Let's play the "send me an object to interpret" game. Seems to be all the rage these days, with creepy pictures and cakes...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming Game consoles

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AOC's Android-powered all-in-one systems start at $300
— 10:33 AM on May 5, 2014

Android has long been a staple of smartphones and tablets. Now, it's starting to infiltrate the desktop. AOC has uncorked a couple of...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems

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Steam in-home streaming beta open to all
— 9:18 AM on May 1, 2014

Last year, Valve introduced a closed beta test for Steam's in-home streaming capability. The feature allows PC games to be streamed from one...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Networking

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Microsoft pleases Wall Street with earnings, closes Nokia deal
— 10:52 AM on April 25, 2014

Last quarter was a good one for Microsoft. The company posted its earnings after the bell yesterday, reporting revenue growth "across segments" and,

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Game consoles Software Servers

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Single-core Bay Trail SoC powers fanless NUC
— 9:10 AM on April 24, 2014

Intel has finally introduced a fanless version of its NUC small-form-factor system. The mini PC features an Atom SoC based on Bay Trail. Unfortunately, it...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Winners drawn in $1500 spring cleaning contest
— 6:37 PM on April 23, 2014

Our $1500 spring cleaning contest has drawn to a close. Our winners are Esproc and highlandr, who followed our entry rules and posted some...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Dual-core Haswell, desktop GeForce team up in Brix Gaming mini PC
— 8:41 AM on April 23, 2014

Gigabyte is prepping another small-form-factor system targeting gamers. This latest addition to the Brix Gaming family combines a Haswell processor with discrete GeForce graphics pulled...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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Friday night topic: where are the good ultraportables?
— 5:20 PM on April 18, 2014

If I don't upgrade before October, my primary laptop will soon celebrate its fifth birthday. I didn't mean for things to turn out this way....

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Release roundup: Bits, pieces, and whole PCs
— 2:09 PM on April 18, 2014

Almost no week passes without some new PC hardware products being announced. This week, we have a handful of newcomers that may be worthy of...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems Memory Mobile computing Networking

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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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