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Alienware Area 51 desktop gets a Core X CPU infusion
— 3:30 PM on August 22, 2017

Dell will sell you an Alienware Area 51 packing an AMD Threadripper CPU, but Intel fans looking to buy that machine with a many-core...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Tuesday deals: a pair of monitors and a mini desktop gaming PC
— 2:05 PM on August 22, 2017

Today is Tuesday, and we're doing a deals post. Yesterday's eclipse did not skip us forward to Friday—we're just trying something different. We'll have smaller...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays Gaming

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HP Omen X laptop is overclockable and overpowered
— 11:39 AM on August 22, 2017

HP's showing off its first high-end laptop with Omen X branding at Gamescom, and it looks like a pretty serious piece of kit. The new...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Android 8.0 is a freshly-baked Oreo
— 9:16 AM on August 22, 2017

Android O has been in the wild in beta form for some time now, available to developers and brave souls who like to check...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Lenovo's Towers and Y25f monitor join its Legion
— 2:30 PM on August 21, 2017

Lenovo's gaming brand is called Legion, and today at Gamescom 2017 (essentially Europe's E3) the company announced a bunch of new members of that...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Acer Nitro 5 Spin boards the eighth-gen Core train
— 11:00 AM on August 21, 2017

Intel just announced a quartet of new four-core, eight-thread 15 W mobile processors this morning, and the ensuing wave of announcements of laptops with...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Asus Vivobook Pro N580VD-DB74T can do offices and kids' parties
— 5:00 PM on August 18, 2017

Just a couple of days ago, we wrote about Asus' Vivobook W202NA ruggedized laptop built for classrooms. Asus has now unveiled the latest entry...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Deals of the week: mobos, CPUs, displays, and more
— 11:22 AM on August 18, 2017

Greetings folks! We're putting the finishing touches on our lengthy (read: enormous) review of AMD's Threadripper CPUs. While that particular cake is about to come...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Memory

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Alphacool HDX5 keeps a pair of M.2 SSDs cool
— 10:00 AM on August 18, 2017

It's been a long time since I've run out of SATA ports on a new build, but it still happens in home servers and NAS...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling Storage

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Shuttle XH110G packs a PCIe x16 slot into a three-liter package
— 1:51 PM on August 17, 2017

The prioritization of power efficiency in CPU design has led to an era where machines displacing as little as two liters can deliver an enjoyable...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Systems Gaming

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Nokia 8 zeroes in on the Galaxy S8 and its friends
— 9:30 AM on August 17, 2017

We've been impressed with the hardware that recently-reborn Nokia has been packing into its HMD Global Oy-manufactured smartphones. Even better, the Finnish marque has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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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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VivoBook W202NA is ready to brave the toughest of classrooms
— 12:00 PM on August 16, 2017

Last spring, Microsoft introduced Windows 10 S, a slimmed-down version of its operating system primarily designed for use in educational institutions. School-age children are...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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MSI Infinite A desktops flaunt their gaming chops
— 10:30 AM on August 16, 2017

Gamers looking for a potent, upgradeable PC with plenty of CPU grunt and pixel-pushing horsepower have more choices than ever these days. MSI is adding...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Adata's XPG SX9000 NVMe SSD is its fastest yet
— 1:00 PM on August 15, 2017

Among Adata's M.2 offerings that we saw at Computex, the most striking was surely the XPG SX9000. Besides the flashy red PCB and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Report: leaked Microsoft memo discusses Surface returns
— 1:32 PM on August 14, 2017

When we reported last Thursday that Consumer Reports (CR) would no longer be recommending Surface devices, some gerbils expressed concern at the fact that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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