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TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: goodies from MSI, Antec, and OCZ
— 3:08 PM on December 11, 2017

Season's greetings, my dear gerbils and gerbilettes. Snow is falling, presents are being acquired, and the holiday cheer is in full swing. Companies are...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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VESA DisplayHDR attempts to demystify HDR-capable monitors
— 2:10 PM on December 11, 2017

Buying a monitor with high dynamic range capability can be confusing. In an effort to make things easier on shoppers, the Video Electronics Standards Association...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays

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BenQ EW277HDR brings HDR10 in reach of mere mortals
— 12:40 PM on December 11, 2017

BenQ's latest "Video Enjoyment" entry-level display is the EW277HDR, a 27" monitor using a VA panel with a resolution of 1920x1080. BenQ says this...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Intel Pentium Gold chips now have Silver siblings
— 11:11 AM on December 11, 2017

When Intel added the "Gold" suffix to its Kaby Lake Pentium processors back in October, there were rumors that the company would add the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Acer ProDesigner PE320QK is big on size and color accuracy
— 9:25 AM on December 11, 2017

Do you recall, back in May, when we reported on Acer's ProDesigner BM320? That's a 31.5" display with 4K resolution and 10-bit-per-pixel color depth....

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Friday deals: a motherboard trio, a cheap CLC, and a rodent
— 11:01 AM on December 8, 2017

Soooo... anybody got a spare $3000 that I can use to get myself a Titan V card? I really need one for, um, research...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Input devices Copyright

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HTC Vive Focus gets a price tag and detailed specs
— 9:00 AM on December 7, 2017

HTC announced the Vive Focus, the company's first standalone virtual reality headset with inside-out six-degrees-of-freedom tracking, last month. We already knew that the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Mobile computing

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Qualcomm lifts the veil on the Snapdragon 845 SoC
— 4:12 PM on December 6, 2017

Qualcomm just lifted the veil on its newest mobile device SoC, the Snapdragon 845. The company's previous-generation Snapdragon 835 is used in pretty much every...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking

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AMD Ryzen Mobile systems could ship with Qualcomm modems inside
— 2:26 PM on December 5, 2017

Qualcomm's Snapdragon platforms won't be the only processors powering Microsoft's vision for always-connected PCs. At the Snapdragon Technology Summit, AMD's Kevin Lensing, corporate vice...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Report: HP Envy x360 battery life drags regardless of CPU vendor
— 3:22 PM on December 4, 2017

We were a bit disappointed by the battery life of the HP Envy x360 convertible laptop when we tested the machine at the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Scythe Sengokubune has six heatpipes and an asymmetrical design
— 9:24 AM on December 4, 2017

Custom liquid-cooling hardware and closed-loop AIOs get considerable attention from enthusiasts and cooling part makers. As efficient as a liquid-cooling system can be, though, air...

Type: News story Tags: Cooling

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Thermaltake Core P90 will put your PC in a corner
— 10:59 AM on December 1, 2017

Thermaltake's got a new case in its Core series of open-frame tower chassis, and this one might be the coolest yet. Like a lot of...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Zotac Zbox MI640 and MI660 nano deliver a double shot of Kaby Lake-R
— 9:00 AM on December 1, 2017

Intel's desktop Coffee Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processors bring a lot of muscle to the desktop, but some situations call for nuance and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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How much does screen size matter in comparing Ryzen Mobile and Kaby Lake-R battery life?
— 1:15 PM on November 30, 2017

 As we've continued testing AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU over the past few days, we've been confronted with the problem of comparing battery life...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Philips Momentum 35" display will light up your life and your room
— 4:30 PM on November 29, 2017

Philips announced a new display today that's seemingly aimed at the crowd looking to bridge the gap between a television and a computer monitor. The...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung fires up production of second-gen 10-nm FinFET chips
— 10:30 AM on November 29, 2017

Samsung announced today that its S3 manufacturing line in Hwaseong, South Korea has started fabrication of SoCs on 10LPP, the company's second-generation 10-nm FinFET...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Here's a first look at the battery life of HP's Ryzen-powered Envy x360
— 8:15 AM on November 29, 2017

My initial tests of AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU gave us a fine picture of the APU's performance, but we admittedly didn't test battery...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Windows 10 Sets will let you group apps in tabs
— 4:59 PM on November 28, 2017

Windows 10's interface is defined, obviously, by the eponymous "windows." It's useful sometimes to have more than one layer of compartmentalization for tasks and ideas,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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