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The death of the Apple tax
— 11:05 PM on March 29, 2012

The old adage says there are only two certainties in this world: death and taxes. Steve Jobs proved that not even the Reality Distortion...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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OCZ's RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB solid-state drive
— 4:48 PM on March 26, 2012

Using virtualization voodoo, the RevoDrive 3 X2 combines four SandForce-based SSDs on a single PCIe card purportedly capable of transfer rates up to 1500MB/s. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Servers Workstations

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Thermaltake's Meka G1 and G-Unit keyboards
— 10:21 PM on February 28, 2012

Cherry MX switches and extra perks dominate Thermaltake's mechanical keyboards. We take a closer look at the Meka G1 and G-Unit to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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A look at TR's new GPU test rigs
— 12:22 PM on February 24, 2012

As I mentioned on the podcast this week, I have been working to re-fit Damage Labs with new hardware all around....

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Systems The Tech Report

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TR's March 2012 system guide
— 4:16 PM on February 22, 2012

Not much new hardware has come out since we published our last guide in December, but this edition is still choc-full of small, incremental...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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OCZ's Octane 128GB solid-state drive
— 10:19 AM on February 16, 2012

We were impressed by OCZ's Indilinx-powered Octane SSD when we reviewed the 512GB version last year. Now, we have the 128GB model in-house to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Intel's 520 Series solid-state drive
— 10:00 AM on February 6, 2012

Intel's newest solid-state drive pairs a SandForce controller with custom firmware and 25-nm NAND. We've tested the 60 and 240GB models to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Samsung's 830 Series solid-state drive
— 5:40 PM on February 2, 2012

Samsung's new 830 Series SSD has a triple-core controller, a vast array of Toggle DDR NAND, and a download code for Batman: Arkham City. ...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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SSD performance scaling across the spectrum
— 8:09 PM on February 1, 2012

An SSD's capacity can have a big impact on its overall performance. We've tested a collection of different drive models in a range of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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The misadventures of Blu-ray in HTPC land
— 2:56 PM on January 13, 2012

If you'll humor me, I'd like to take a brief break from all the CES coverage to complain about the sad state of Blu-ray on...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Where's my 21st-century television?
— 10:10 AM on December 9, 2011

Gabe Newell said something that caught my eye the other day. As part of a broader interview with The Cambridge Student, Newell shared some...

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TR's Christmas 2011 system guide
— 8:06 PM on December 6, 2011

With our latest system guide, we've attempted to weather the surge in hard-drive prices while taking advantage of some of the latest hardware releases....

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Workstations

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OCZ's Octane 512GB solid-state drive
— 4:18 PM on November 30, 2011

OCZ bought SSD controller maker Indilinx earlier this year, and the first product of that acquisition is now out. Join us for a look...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Seagate's Momentus XT 750GB hybrid hard drive
— 12:26 AM on November 29, 2011

Seagate has upgraded its Momentus XT hybrid drive with more storage capacity and a bigger, faster flash cache. We dig deeper to see how...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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A quick look at OCZ's 2.15 SSD firmware
— 2:44 PM on November 2, 2011

SandForce SSDs have been dogged by reports of BSODs and other issues, but new firmware promises relief. We take a quick look at...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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TR's fall 2011 system guide
— 3:43 PM on October 24, 2011

Join us as we reveal the latest updates and additions we've made to our four classic builds: the $600 Econobox, $900 Utility Player, $1,500 Sweeter...

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SSD scaling outside the sweet spot
— 10:32 PM on October 19, 2011

Fresh from rounding up a collection of the latest 120-128GB solid-state drives, we've turned our attention to a pack of 240-300GB models to see...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Are sound cards still relevant?
— 10:58 PM on September 29, 2011

Recently, I supplemented my desktop's arsenal of hardware with a stand-alone Asus Xonar DX sound card. This upgrade was something of a shot in...

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