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Zotac's Zbox HD-ND22 barebones mini PC
— 12:16 PM on August 26, 2010

Atom-based nettops easily get bogged down, but Zotac's latest Zbox pairs a capable CULV Celeron with an Ion chipset. Let's see what this budget...

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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Asus' bamboo-infused U33Jc 13-inch notebook
— 12:02 AM on August 23, 2010

Asus' U33Jc wraps a powerful thin-and-light notebook in luxurious a mix of bamboo and brushed aluminum. We find out if this $1,000 system is...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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SLI vs. CrossFireX: The DX11 generation
— 9:24 PM on August 11, 2010

We've tested 23 different single- and multi-GPU configs to answer the question: are two mid-range cards better than a single expensive one?

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 barebones nettop
— 11:25 AM on July 13, 2010

Zotac's Zbox HD-ID11 brings a dual-core Atom, Ion GPU, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and XBMC support to a barebones nettop. Is it the ultimate bargain HTPC?

Type: Feature article Tags: Motherboards Cases Systems

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 460 graphics processor
— 4:21 AM on July 12, 2010

The Fermi architecture has shed much of its fat in the GF104, a new chip focused intently on graphics. The result? Perhaps the...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Thermaltake's Level 10 enclosure
— 9:56 PM on July 8, 2010

Is the $700 Level 10 the ultimate enthusiast case, or is it the ultimate example of form over function? We investigate.

Type: Feature article Tags: Cases

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Seagate's Momentus XT hard drive
— 3:38 PM on June 1, 2010

Seagate's Momentus XT swaps the Windows-only shackles of previous hybrid drives for a scheme dubbed Adaptive Memory.

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage Mobile computing

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Asus' Eee PC 1201T ultraportable
— 11:00 PM on May 18, 2010

This latest Eee PC defies convention with AMD guts and no operating system in the box. Is it the perfect ultraportable for Linux geeks,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Eyefinity to the sixth degree
— 11:39 PM on May 16, 2010

The newest Radeon HD 5870 unifies six monitors as one giant display wall. We've played loads of games on such a rig, purely for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Displays

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Asus' U30Jc 13.3-inch notebook
— 2:04 AM on April 22, 2010

What happens when you put a Core i3 processor, GeForce GPU, and Optimus graphics switching technology into a 13.3" laptop? Can such a system compete...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 480 and 470 graphics processors
— 12:25 AM on March 31, 2010

Call it Fermi, GF100, or GeForce GTX 480. Heck, you could even call it late for dinner. But the new GeForces are here...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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AMD's Radeon HD 5830 graphics card
— 7:29 PM on March 1, 2010

The newest Radeon is here to step into the massive vacuum between about $169 and $399. But is the 5830 up to its role?...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Nvidia brings Optimus switchable graphics to notebooks
— 8:00 AM on February 9, 2010

Switchable graphics is the best way to squeeze decent gaming performance and great battery life from the same notebook, but it's never been able to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Four killer PSUs go head to head
— 9:22 PM on January 14, 2010

Although not a particularly titillating PC component, the PSU is arguably one of the most important. We've pitted four fresh enthusiast-focused units from Corsair, Enermax,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Power

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AMD's Radeon HD 5670 graphics card
— 11:40 PM on January 13, 2010

Today, AMD has taken DirectX 11 graphics to $99, thanks to a bite-sized version of the silicon from its high-end Radeon HD 5000-series cards....

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics

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Intel's Core Mobile CPUs debut in Asus' K42F notebook
— 4:38 AM on January 4, 2010

Arrandale is Intel's first mainstream notebook CPU based on the Nehalem microarchitecture, and it shares the same potent silicon as the new Clarksfield desktop CPUs....

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Intel's next-gen Atom arrives in Asus' Eee PC 1005PE netbook
— 11:01 PM on December 20, 2009

Intel didn't intend for its Atom CPU to revolutionize the ultraportable notebook market, but it happened anyway. Today, the next-gen "Pine Trail" Atom platform debuts...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Chipsets Mobile computing

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Dell's Studio 14z 14-inch notebook
— 1:10 PM on December 1, 2009

Dell's Studio 14z starts at $750, yet it offers a Core 2 Duo CPU, GeForce 9400M graphics, DisplayPort and hyrbid USB/eSATA ports, and enticing optional...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing

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