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Acer Predator 17 X notebook and G1 desktop join the hunt
— 2:35 PM on April 21, 2016

Acer has been betting heavily on its Predator lineup of gaming-oriented hardware lately. Today marks a new offensive for the black-and-red monsters. Let's first...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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The Tech Report System Guide: April 2016 edition
— 9:00 AM on April 21, 2016

In this edition of The Tech Report's System Guide, we examine the CPUs, graphics cards, memory, cases, power supplies, and other parts that system builders...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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April showers Surface Book and Surface Pros with updates
— 10:12 AM on April 20, 2016

Microsoft released a range of updates for the Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Book this morning. The Surface Pro 4 and the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Asus' ROG GT51CA desktop blends power and panache
— 9:28 AM on April 20, 2016

Asus' ROG GT51CA gaming desktop first made an appearance at CES 2016, and now it's coming to market. This high-end desktop can be configured...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Personal tech

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HP refreshes Z1 all-in-one workstation PCs
— 4:44 PM on April 18, 2016

Tower workstations are very nice, but sometimes what one needs is a powerful piece of machinery that takes up less space. Enter HP's Z1...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Workstations

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Gigabyte adds Thunderbolt 3 support to its latest Brix PCs
— 7:40 AM on April 15, 2016

Gigabyte is bringing Thunderbolt 3 to small-form-factor PCs with four new Brix barebones: the GB-BSi5T-6200, the GB-BSi5HT-6200, the GB-BSi7T-6500, and the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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HP Spectre rekindles the notebook thinness wars
— 8:24 AM on April 5, 2016

HP just renewed the ongoing struggle for the title of world's thinnest laptop. Its latest entry in the high-end Spectre notebook family, the HP Spectre, features...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Intel's Skull Canyon NUC goes up for pre-order
— 6:18 PM on April 4, 2016

Skull Canyon pre-orders have begun. Newegg has Intel's most powerful NUC available for its suggested price of $649.99.  The Skull Canyon NUC introduces...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Aorus' X3 Plus v5 gaming laptop reviewed
— 9:07 AM on April 1, 2016

Aorus' X3 Plus v5 laptop packs eight threads of Skylake processing power and a GeForce GTX 970M graphics card into a 14" chassis. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Gaming

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Eurocom updates Sky X9E laptop with 4K and G-Sync
— 7:46 AM on March 24, 2016

Canadian PC vendor Eurocom is no stranger to hilariously powerful laptops that stretch the definition of "laptop". The company recently announced a big update for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Intel Skull Canyon NUC is ready to crack some heads
— 9:56 PM on March 16, 2016

We've tested a few of Intel's NUCs over the course of the platform's existence. While those machines are perfectly competent mini-PCs, we've often found ourselves...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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MSI Vortex puts two GTX 980s in one cylindrical case
— 6:09 PM on March 16, 2016

MSI has released the Vortex, a gaming tower that packs quite the punch. In fact, tower may not be the right word to describe...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Razer refreshes its Blade laptop with Skylake and Thunderbolt 3
— 10:17 AM on March 15, 2016

Razer has refreshed its Blade gaming laptop for 2016. The freshened-up notebook offers upgrades that include a Skylake processor, a high-resolution display, and a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Zotac Magnus EN980 puts a GeForce GTX 980 in a tiny box
— 9:43 AM on March 10, 2016

Zotac is bringing a ton of graphics power to the mini-PC space with its new Zbox Magnus EN980. As you might have guessed by the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Microsoft will make SQL Server available for Linux
— 4:13 PM on March 7, 2016

In a surprising move, Microsoft announced today that it's making its SQL Server database system available to customers running Linux. The sprawling relational database...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

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Origin PC Chronos joins in the small-form-factor fun
— 10:17 AM on March 7, 2016

Look who's just joined 2016's mini-computer party. Origin PC has announced its Chronos mini-PC, which packs a respectable amount of firepower in a small...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Radeon team talks Vulkan, VR and more in Reddit AMA
— 8:34 AM on March 4, 2016

Yesterday, members of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group fielded questions from the public in a Reddit AMA. If you're hoping for details on the

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Linux-Unix

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Oculus founder says Macs aren't up to the demands of VR
— 4:13 PM on March 3, 2016

"That's up to Apple, and if they ever release a good computer, we will do it." That's the rather blunt way that Palmer Luckey, founder...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Input devices Mac

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