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Latest Win10 insider build activates with older Windows product keys
— 4:53 PM on October 12, 2015

Microsoft released a new beta version of Windows 10 for Windows Insiders in the fast ring today. The biggest change this time around: you'll...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Acer's Aspire Z3-700 all-in-one PC can pack up and go
— 1:58 PM on October 12, 2015

Ever wanted an all-in-one PC that can be taken on-the-go in a pinch? Normally we would call those PCs laptops, but Acer's Aspire Z3-700...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

ROG Maximus VIII Impact is a mighty mouse of a motherboard
— 8:19 PM on October 10, 2015

Asus has a tradition of cramming as many goodies as it can into its top-end Mini-ITX motherboards, and the ROG Maximus Impact VIII carries that...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Report: PC shipments fell 7.7% year-on-year in the past quarter
— 10:44 AM on October 9, 2015

Time for the red ink to flow again. According to a report by Gartner, worldwide PC shipments totaled 73.7 million units in the third...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

MSI puts mobile Quadros to work in its WS60 and WT72 notebooks
— 3:54 PM on October 8, 2015

Nvidia just refreshed its mobile Quadro workstation graphics lineup with Maxwell GPUs, and MSI has wrapped those chips up in some powerful mobile workstations. The...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Workstations

Envy 34 curved all-in-one delivers Skylake power in style
— 9:12 AM on October 7, 2015

The latest desktop in HP's Envy lineup could certainly stir up some verdancy in the heart of a beholder. Meet the HP Envy 34...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Displays

Thinner Surface Pro 4 gets improved pen and Type Cover
— 11:15 AM on October 6, 2015

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 has arguably been a success, and the company wants to keep that momentum going with the Surface Pro 4. This latest...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Input devices Mobile computing

Surface Book is Microsoft's take on what the laptop should be
— 10:51 AM on October 6, 2015

After gathering years of experience building Surface tablets, Microsoft has put its own spin on the traditional laptop with the Surface Book. This notebook blends...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Silverstone's PT18 chassis lets NUCs run fan-free
— 9:25 AM on October 5, 2015

Blink and you'll miss it. Silverstone's PT18 case is an all-aluminum chassis perfect for any Intel NUC. Best of all, it's totally fanless.

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems

Computer Stick project puts Cherry Trail in the palm of your hand
— 4:56 PM on September 25, 2015

Did you find the Intel Compute Stick concept interesting? Here's another take on the formula. The Computer Stick Indiegogo project wants to add...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard reviewed
— 4:50 PM on September 24, 2015

Gigabyte's Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard has more next-gen storage connectivity than you can shake a stick at, Techicolor LED lighting, and premium Creative audio. Does all...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards

Buying a Rift-compatible PC will be easier with Oculus Ready
— 12:58 PM on September 24, 2015

At Oculus Connect today, Oculus reiterated its recommended specifications for a Rift-compatible PC. (For quick reference, that means a Core i5-4590-class CPU and a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Miscellaneous

Asus' Z170I Pro Gaming is a bite-size enthusiast's board
— 12:26 PM on September 23, 2015

Mini-ITX motherboards need to make the most out of the space available, especially with Intel's Z170 platform offering so much PCIe connectivity. Asus is doing its...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Asus intros Transformer Book T100HA and Flip TP200SA
— 8:00 AM on September 22, 2015

Intel's Braswell and Cherry Trail 14-nm SoCs can make for PCs that sip power and are still fast enough for basic computing needs. Asus just...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac provides tons of goods in tiny package
— 9:03 AM on September 21, 2015

They say the best things come in small packages. That's apparently the goal ASRock has in mind with its just-announced Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard.

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

Arbor Solution's industrial fanless PCs are built tough
— 8:37 AM on September 18, 2015

Everybody likes fanless PCs—either out of our own desire for a quiet room or out of necessity in, say, an industrial setting. Arbor Solution's

Type: News story Tags: Systems

The Tech Report System Guide: September 2015 edition
— 11:04 AM on September 16, 2015

In our first System Guide since Intel's Skylake CPUs hit the market, we examine the new chips' effects on every facet of the PC-building experience....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

Biostar's Hi-Fi H170Z3 mobo allows piecemeal Skylake upgrades
— 8:52 AM on September 14, 2015

Are you looking to upgrade to a Skylake CPU while holding on to your DDR3 memory? Biostar's Hi-Fi H170Z3 has slots for a pair...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards