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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700X for $185, cheap storage, and more
— 11:50 AM on May 31, 2018

Good near-afternoon, gerbils! We're reeling from a busy week of feature articles. Our recent releases include a look at MSI's WS63 8SJ mobile workstation,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Displays Memory

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Corsair's HS70 wireless gaming headset reviewed
— 8:00 AM on May 31, 2018

Corsair's HS70 wireless headset starts with a proven wallet-friendly design and removes the potential annoyance of having to plug in a permanent cord when it's...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia Gaming

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The Tech Report System Guide: summer 2018 edition
— 3:30 PM on May 30, 2018

The Tech Report System Guide is back to beat the heat with a multitude of system builds to serve DIYers of every budget. Start...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Power Storage Systems

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HP buffs the Omen 15 with Coffee Lake CPUs and a Max-Q GTX 1070
— 3:07 PM on May 30, 2018

Last year we told you about HP's Omen X laptop, a high-end piece of kit designed to compete with other desktop-replacement-style gaming laptops. HP...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Optane DC Persistent Memory puts 3D Xpoint goodness in DIMM slots
— 1:06 PM on May 30, 2018

Intel and Micron's 3D Xpoint non-volatile memory has proven a unique bridge between NAND and DRAM in the storage hierarchy. Today, Intel is bringing...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Memory

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Have your speed and RGB LEDs too with Patriot's Viper RGB RAM
— 1:00 PM on May 29, 2018

The turn-of-the-20th-century architect Louis Sullivan famously stated that "form ever follows function." He might be surprised at some of the products that cross our...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Tuesday deals: an HP EX920 1-TB NVMe SSD for $280 and more
— 11:22 AM on May 29, 2018

Morning's greetings to you, gerbils. We bet you gorged on succulent meats prepared on grills both simple and fancy during Memorial Day. Since you...

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

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MSI Pro 24X AIOs cram Core power into a slim shell
— 11:00 AM on May 25, 2018

We love to put new hardware through its paces by playing AAA games and other graphically-intense workloads, but lots of systems run for years without...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Building a basic gaming PC with AMD's Ryzen 3 2200G
— 2:05 PM on May 24, 2018

Ever since AMD released its Raven Ridge APUs for the desktop, I've wanted to put together a system with one of those chips inside just...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Memory Gaming

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Acer reveals a trio of Nitro and Predator Orion gaming desktops
— 1:22 PM on May 23, 2018

Acer's just wrapped up its 2018 next@Acer event right now, and you know what that means: there's a whole pile of new products to talk...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Microsoft Adaptive Controller ensures anyone can be a gamer
— 11:04 AM on May 18, 2018

You might think that video gaming would be one of the hobbies most suited for those with physical disabilities. Unfortunately, that's not really the case. Operating...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Game consoles

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Zotac's Zbox CI329 nano goes fanless with Gemini Lake inside
— 9:18 AM on May 17, 2018

I live in an environment so noisy that it's certainly a significant contributor to my long-term hearing loss. Some of you surely select machines based...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Tuesday deals: a 2-TB Micron 1100 SSD for $269 and more insanity
— 3:13 PM on May 15, 2018

Hi there, gerbils! Folks, this is an insane day. We're not entirely sure of what's happened recently, but we've seen a sharp drop in SSD...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Cases Storage

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HP's refreshed EliteBooks and Elite x2 get meaty CPUs and bright displays
— 10:42 AM on May 15, 2018

HP just yesterday announced a top-to-bottom refresh of its Envy and Elite series premium machines, including laptops, desktops, and AIO machines. We'll be looking...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Displays Mobile computing

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Chrome OS set to receive containers full of Linux applications
— 12:15 PM on May 9, 2018

Google's web-first Chrome OS delivers a streamlined browsing experience, but the lack of native applications has been criticized since the operating system's earliest days....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Lenovo's Mirage Solo headset and Mirage Camera put you in a Daydream
— 1:30 PM on May 7, 2018

The subgenre of VR headsets that don't require an attached PC or console seems to get a big release or announcement just about every week. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Displays Gaming

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Steam Hardware Survey shows big changes after Valve fixes counting
— 4:00 PM on May 4, 2018

Game development requires a careful balance between keeping system requirements low enough to make the product accessible to a wide range of players while incorporating attention-getting...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Memory Gaming

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Skylake-X and the 128-GB-of-RAM CAD translation workstation
— 2:15 PM on May 4, 2018

"Gipsy Danger" is the replacement for "Godzilla" at my workplace, and she's the most powerful workstation I've ever built. Read on to find out...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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