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Teaching an old PSU new tricks
— 7:48 PM on April 14, 2011

Years back, while still an angsty teenager, I had a bug in my head telling me that A+ certification sounded like good times. With...

Type: Blog post Tags: Power

AMD's Radeon HD 6450 graphics card
— 11:21 PM on April 6, 2011

Sandy Bridge's peppy integrated graphics component has brought forth a new generation of entry-level graphics cards that seek to outdo it. Is the $55

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

AMD's Radeon HD 6790 graphics card
— 11:01 PM on April 4, 2011

The GeForce GTX 550 Ti finally has a direct rival from the AMD camp. Does the Radeon HD 6790 set a new performance and...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

Asus' K53E dual-core Sandy Bridge notebook
— 3:19 AM on March 31, 2011

We've already put a quad-core Sandy Bridge notebook through the paces, but how does a system with a dual-core CPU based on the same architecture...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 590 graphics card
— 8:00 AM on March 24, 2011

Nvidia's answer to the Radeon HD 6990 raises some interesting questions about priorities. Read on to see what we mean.

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 550 Ti graphics processor
— 8:00 AM on March 15, 2011

At $149, is Nvidia's latest DirectX 11 GPU a compelling step up from cheaper solutions? And could it be a nearly-as-good step down from pricier...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

Snooping Timbuk2's camera messenger bag
— 11:36 PM on March 10, 2011

For more than a decade, I lugged my notebook in a simple shoulder bag. I suppose you'd call it a messenger-style bag today, but...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

Shiny things for the easily distracted
— 1:31 PM on March 10, 2011

In the last two weeks, Apple has announced two major, according to them, revisions of major product lines that the majority of tech pundits have...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

AMD's Radeon HD 6990 graphics card
— 11:00 PM on March 7, 2011

The Radeon HD 6000 series finally has its flagship: a dual-GPU graphics card with formidable performance potential. How does it fare against conventional multi-GPU solutions?

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

HP's Pavilion dm1z Fusion-powered ultraportable
— 5:04 PM on March 3, 2011

With a $450 starting price tag, an 11.6" display, and an AMD E-350 accelerated processing unit, this slick ultraportable looks to have a lot of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

AMD's E-350 Fusion APU on the desktop
— 11:45 PM on February 20, 2011

We are about to commit a terrible crime against the holy writ of product segmentation. We're about to consider the merits of AMD's Brazos...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

Brazos comes to Acer's Aspire One 522 netbook
— 12:00 PM on February 16, 2011

AMD's Ontario APU has all the makings of an Atom killer. We take a look at Acer's Aspire One 522 netbook to see whether...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

Gloss begone
— 7:57 PM on February 10, 2011

There are few things that I despise more than the predominance of polished plastics in today's notebooks. Glossy finishes are the single worst...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Personal tech

BitFenix's Survivor enclosure, take two
— 10:50 AM on February 8, 2011

We've taken a second look at BitFenix's Survivor enclosure, this time with a production sample that should mirror what pops into U.S. e-tail stocks...

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

Mr. Sheen, your VD is here
— 9:53 AM on February 3, 2011

That's right, iPhone fans and AT&T haters, it's Verizon Day for the iPhone, and today is the day you, yes you, can order an iPhone....

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing

Sandy Bridge: The mobile perspective
— 2:05 PM on January 27, 2011

As Intel was rolling out its desktop Sandy Bridge processors earlier this month, it also unleashed a whole family of mobile variants. Join us...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

Zotac's H67-ITX motherboard
— 5:04 PM on January 26, 2011

Zotac's H67-ITX is the first Mini-ITX motherboard capable of hosting Intel's new Sandy Bridge CPUs. We pit it against a stack of desktop...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 560 Ti graphics processor
— 1:10 PM on January 25, 2011

I don't wish to alarm you, but two very powerful things are converging upon us simultaneously. First, we have the introduction of a new video...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics