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Maingear's Drift Steam Machine is a colorful, compact powerhouse
— 9:41 AM on November 10, 2015

The time is ripe for Steam Machines, and today's harvest is bountiful indeed. Maingear's Drift Steam Machine can stay cool with an optional closed-loop...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

Panasonic's Toughbook 20 begs to be dropped, roasted, and splashed
— 4:17 PM on November 9, 2015

Panasonic's Toughbook laptops are famous for their knock-around durability. Recently, the Toughbook lineup has expanded to include rugged tablets as well as notebooks, and now...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Asus expands ROG lineup with an over-the-top mobo and GTX 980 Ti
— 9:58 AM on November 9, 2015

Asus continues to expand the ranks of its Republic of Gamers legions. The latest recruits for the cause are the ROG Maximus VIII Extreme/Assembly...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards

You can buy an iPad Pro this Wednesday
— 9:02 AM on November 9, 2015

It's been two months to the day since Apple announced the iPad Pro, a big-screened, beefed-up tablet that's meant to take the iPad into...

Type: News story Tags: Mac

Origin PC's slim EVO15-S notebook packs Skylake and a GTX 970M
— 8:08 AM on November 9, 2015

Thin is in these days, and Origin PC has embraced that saying in the form of its EVO15-S gaming notebooks. The company has updated...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Perfectron's MIL-SPEC'd mini-PCs are ready for the next deployment
— 10:03 AM on November 5, 2015

Just the other day I was looking for a mini-PC. After looking long and hard at the Intel NUC and the Zbox Magnus,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

Thin is in with Samsung's Ativ Book 9 Pro and Spin laptops
— 5:32 PM on November 4, 2015

Think Samsung, and you might think "phones," "tablets," or "SSDs." The company makes notebook PCs, too, and its Ativ Book 9 Pro and Spin seem...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN970 reviewed
— 2:58 PM on November 4, 2015

Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN970 stuffs a discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics card into a box that's not much bigger than a Mac mini. Is it the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

Have it your way with Roccat's Kiro ambidextrous mouse
— 8:28 AM on November 4, 2015

German gaming peripheral manufacturer Roccat has a new mouse out. Its name is Kiro, and it'll serve both right-handed and southpaw users equally well.

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

Zotac's NEN SN970 Steam box houses 35W of Skylake power
— 4:44 PM on November 3, 2015

We first learned about Zotac's "console-killing" Steam Machine, now called the NEN SN970, earlier this year. At the time, Zotac was rather tight-lipped about...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

MSI's Z170A SLI Plus motherboard is a man in black
— 7:45 AM on November 3, 2015

Lots of recent motherboards have decked-out color schemes with plenty of bling to catch the eye. MSI is taking the opposite approach with its

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Sales of Windows 7 OEM licenses and PCs will end October 31, 2016
— 4:13 PM on November 2, 2015

Microsoft has updated its Windows lifecycle page with a deadline for the sale of OEM copies of Windows . All good things must come...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems Windows

Building the Skylake Damagebox
— 1:32 PM on November 2, 2015

We built a brand-new gaming PC based on the latest components—and we're giving it away! See what components we chose and how the build turned...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

Gigabyte's GA-Z170X-Gaming 6 motherboard is back in black
— 9:42 AM on November 2, 2015

The higher-end members of Gigabyte's Z170 motherboard lineup tend to be decked out with sporty white plastic shrouds and RGB LED accents, but bright white...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Friday night topic: Should we all be paranoid now?
— 4:36 PM on October 30, 2015

I just finished reading Walter Kirn's article in The Atlantic about mass surveillance and privacy issues, entitled If you're not paranoid, you're crazy. Kirn...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet

G.Skill intros DDR4 SO-DIMM kits with capacities up to 64GB
— 10:00 AM on October 30, 2015

G.Skill is probably best known for its RAM, which we regularly recommend in our system guides. The company has now announced something a little...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

Google Fiber apologizes for World Series outage, credits service to KC market
— 9:34 AM on October 30, 2015

I've written about how Google Fiber has slowly been rolling out here across the Kansas City metro area, including here at my place. The...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Networking

Taste the rainbow with NZXT's Hue+ lighting controller
— 9:10 AM on October 28, 2015

LED light strips may be popular, but solid colors and constant brightness levels may not be wild enough for some modders' tastes. That's where

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous Gaming