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AMD shows off Ryzen-ready chipsets and motherboards at CES
— 9:45 AM on January 5, 2017

Update, 16:55 CST: we have an exclusive look at a few Gigabyte AM4-based mobos. Everybody's excited about AMD's upcoming CPUs based on the Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Systems

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MSI updates mobile workstation lineups and adds new WE series
— 6:44 PM on January 4, 2017

You probably already know that MSI makes some rather powerful gaming laptops. Did you know that the company also offers mobile workstations? The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Workstations

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MSI Aegis, Nightblade, and Trident desktops move to Kaby Lake
— 6:00 PM on January 4, 2017

Just as Intel's CPUs have entered their seventh generation, MSI's Aegis, Nightblade, and Trident gaming desktops are entering their third generation. The machines...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Asus adds VR-ready Vivo X and VivoMini PCs to its lineup
— 5:57 PM on January 4, 2017

One of virtual reality's biggest problems lies in just how unapproachable it is. It's tough to setup, tough to explain, and requires lots of bulky...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Acer GX-series desktops offer an easy path towards gaming
— 3:00 PM on January 4, 2017

Acer has pulled back the curtain on gaming-focused GX desktops. These look to be designed for buyers that want to become part of the so-called...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Acer shows off powerful laptops and a Chromebook at CES
— 2:00 PM on January 4, 2017

Acer unveiled a series of new Aspire and Predator laptops at CES this week. A standout among them is the ostentatious Acer Predator 21X (which...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Toshiba's Portégé X20W convertible notebook turns heads
— 9:16 AM on January 4, 2017

Device manufacturers seem convinced that consumers want their gadgets thin and light above all else. Toshiba's new 2-in-1 convertible PC, the Portégé X20W, definitely follows...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Kaby Lake CPUs find a tiny home in the ECS Liva Z Plus
— 4:39 PM on January 3, 2017

There's something to be said for a desktop PC that doesn't take over the top of your desk. Just in time for CES this year,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Zotac will show off a Kaby Lake Zbox and more at CES 2017
— 2:22 PM on December 30, 2016

With CES not even a week away, hardware companies are announcing their lineups for the show. Zotac has plans to show off a new model...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems

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The Tech Report System Guide: December 2016 edition
— 2:07 PM on December 29, 2016

In this pre-CES edition of The Tech Report System Guide, we account for new products and price cuts in the entry-level graphics card market. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

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Lenovo shows off updated ThinkPads with Kaby Lake CPUs
— 3:41 PM on December 28, 2016

Ahead of this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Lenovo announced that it's refreshed its lineup of ThinkPad laptops. The headline feature for the updated...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Asus Chromebook C302CA with USB Type-C makes a brief appearance
— 9:14 AM on December 28, 2016

For a brief moment yesterday, it looked as if Asus had a new Chromebook ready for us to check out in time for the New...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Gigabyte Brix Gaming GT takes a GTX 1080 on the road
— 10:07 AM on December 27, 2016

We've taken a look at Gigabyte's compact Brix gaming systems in the past. Now, the Brix Gaming GT is poised to take a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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Google shapes development of two new smartwatches for early 2017
— 9:07 AM on December 23, 2016

The smartwatch market is in a state of flux, but that's not stopping Google. The company is involved in the development of two flagship smartwatches...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

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Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1070 mini-PC reviewed
— 11:24 AM on December 22, 2016

Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1070 mini-PC packs a GeForce GTX 1070 and a quad-core Intel CPU into a footprint not much larger than a bare Mini-ITX...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Samsung Notebook 9 laptops are lighter than ever with Kaby Lake
— 5:45 PM on December 19, 2016

Samsung announced yesterday that it's refreshing its flagship Notebook 9 laptops in 13" and 15" sizes with Intel's Kaby Lake processors, just in time...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Gigabyte's P57X v6 gaming notebook reviewed
— 2:56 PM on December 19, 2016

Powered by Nvidia's mobile GeForce GTX 1070, Gigabyte's P57X v6 laptop promises truly desktop-class desktop-class performance in a relatively compact and portable chassis. We put...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Fitbit buys Pebble, leaving watch owners in the lurch
— 11:06 AM on December 8, 2016

Fitbit, one of the biggest fitness band makers, has acquired "specific assets" of Kickstarter-fueled smartwatch maker Pebble. The official press release from Fitbit clarifies...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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