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Bargain basement: a 34" 3440x1440 100 Hz VA display for $400 and more
— 12:25 PM on March 15, 2019

Greetings, folks! There isn't much time for pleasantries today, as I need to head out for a weekend trip to Lisbon. I'll be sure to...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Memory

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $230 and a ton of cheap system components
— 1:05 PM on March 12, 2019

Greetings, my good gerbils. My quest for weight loss has been going well—184 lbs and dropping (at 5' 11" with wide shoulders). I've never been...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Power Memory Input devices

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Poll: What's your household's average daily kWh usage?
— 9:20 AM on March 7, 2019

A couple months ago, I teased an upcoming story about my brand new solar panel adventure. I'm happy to report that the system has now...

Poll Question: • What's your household's average daily kWh usage

Type: News story Tags: Power

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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 5 2600 and an Asus Prime B450 Plus mobo for $250 and more
— 12:50 PM on March 5, 2019

Howdy folks. I've been catching up on the latest episodes The Grand Tour, and I'm having loads of fun. I particularly enjoyed the episode in...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Multimedia Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Bargain basement: a cheap Vega 64, MacBook Pro, Surface Laptop 2, and more
— 1:20 PM on March 1, 2019

G'afternoon, folks. My tiny terror HTPC is now alive and well, and I'll be making excellent use of it by chewing through my gigantic backlog...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Optical drive bays live another day thanks to Sharkoon's VG7-W chassis
— 2:10 PM on February 28, 2019

We know that there were so many of you gerbils who were absolutely infatuated with the edgy gamer styling of recent cases but were put...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Bargain basement: a 32" 4K display with 95% DCI-P3 coverage for $350 and more
— 1:10 PM on February 26, 2019

Good afternoon, gerbils. It seems that all the talk lately in tech is about bendy phones that fold over. The screen technology therein is quite...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Tuesday deals: an Intel 660p 512-GB NVMe drive for $67 and much more
— 2:05 PM on February 19, 2019

A fair day to thee, good gerbils. If you're looking for an interesting article to read, may I suggest Colton Westrate's "The death of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Cooling Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Logitech is bringing back the MX518 mouse
— 11:58 AM on February 19, 2019

I'm not a betting man, but even so, I'd probably wager that a healthy portion of gerbils have had their hands on a Logitech MX518...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Friday deals: Ryzen 5 2600 for $150, Surface Pro 6 $200 off, and more
— 11:35 AM on February 15, 2019

Greetings, good gerbils. I'm in the process of speccing out a home theater PC so that I can make more frequent use of the big-ass...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Thermaltake's Commander C chassis: Choose your own front panel style
— 9:50 AM on February 15, 2019

Have you ever seen a case and thought, "I like that layout, but I hate that front panel." Sure you have. We all have. Thermaltake...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Latest Windows update highlights HoloLens ahead of MWC announcement
— 10:55 AM on February 13, 2019

Microsoft released Windows 10 build 17763.316 yesterday, and the HoloLens was front and center. It's mentioned in the note atop the release notes page,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Leave the OLED, keep the D-pad on the MM830 mouse
— 12:55 PM on February 8, 2019

I'm always of two minds about everything-but-the-kitchen-sink sorts of peripherals. On one hand, I can't stand fussy tools, and I'm not particularly swayed by bright,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Thursday deals: Cheap G.Skill RAM, discounted Dell gear, and more
— 12:55 PM on February 7, 2019

Greetings, folks. I'm going to keep it short and sweet today. AMD's finally released a high-end graphics card since the Vega 64, and we've...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Sharkoon's VG6 cases go easy on your piggy bank
— 10:00 AM on February 1, 2019

A few gerbils expressed disappointed at the absence of 5.25" drive bays in the last few cases we peeked at. Yes, contrary to popular belief, there are still...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $245, and much more
— 1:50 PM on January 31, 2019

Howdy, folks. I've been keeping an eye on the news about the hellish climate in a good portion of the U.S., and I have only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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FSP's CMT340 is a modest tower with major luminescence
— 1:05 PM on January 29, 2019

FSP Group is famous for its quality (and sometimes quirky) power supplies. Did you know the company also sells a whole line of...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Tuesday deals: 32 GB of DDR4 memory for $150 and more
— 10:45 AM on January 29, 2019

Greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. My flu appears to have finally broken, but I'm still taking extra care to stay warm in this chilly season. There's...

Type: News story Tags: Memory Input devices Mobile computing Gaming

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