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Bargain basement: a Ryzen 5 2400G with a Gigabyte mobo for $210 and more
— 12:40 PM on February 22, 2019

Howdy, enthusiasts everywhere. Around here (Portugal, for those unaware), it's that time of the year again. Samba rhythms occasionally echo through the air from rehearsal...

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

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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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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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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB RAM kit at 3600 MT/s for $112 and much more
— 12:34 PM on February 5, 2019

Greetings, folks! I've started doing a little home improvement—well, paying for it, anyway. The first project was getting a new kitchen exhaust fan and under-cupboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Mobile computing

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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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Intel flutters into the Robert Swan era, makes interim CEO permanent
— 9:57 AM on January 31, 2019

It sounds like everyone will be calling him “Bob,” but whether he goes by Bob, Robert, or Mr. Swan, Intel’s new CEO starts today....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Intel launches the 28-core Xeon W-3175X at $2999
— 12:05 PM on January 30, 2019

If you had asked me this time last year whether Intel would take one of its 28-core Skylake Xeon chips with six-channel memory and release...

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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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After 36 years, MIDI is finally moving to 2.0
— 9:46 PM on January 28, 2019

What springs to mind when I say "MIDI," gerbils? Is it perhaps thoughts of an old Gravis Ultrasound or Sound Blaster AWE? Expensive...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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End of the line for Dell’s Alienware mechanical keyboards?
— 2:40 PM on January 28, 2019

Dell got into the gaming keyboard market at possibly the wrong time. The announcement of the new Alienware gear came in the middle of...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Thursday deals: a 500-GB Crucial MX500 for $55 and more
— 1:00 PM on January 24, 2019

G'afternoon folks. I hope you're feeling fine today, and devoid of any sniffing, puffy eyes, or a sore throat. I've been flu-stricken for a couple...

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

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Friday deals: A speedy 960-GB NVMe SSD for $157 and more
— 12:35 PM on January 18, 2019

Good afternoon, gerbils! I'm going to keep the intro short and sweet. Yours truly wrote up the latest iteration of the galaxy-famous Tech Report...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays Memory

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Tuesday deals: a Radeon RX 570 8 GB for $150 and much more
— 2:00 PM on January 15, 2019

Hello, fine gerbils. It's with great pleasure that about three years on, I can finally enable FreeSync on my Acer XF270HU. Back when I...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Cooler Master’s SK series low-profile keyboards show promise
— 4:47 PM on January 10, 2019

Update, 1/29/19, 9:50am CT: Cooler Master officially announced the SK621, SK630, and SK650. The SK621 isn't going to be available until March, but...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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ASRock's DeskMini A300 brings Raven Ridge to STX
— 12:11 AM on January 10, 2019

Remember the Mini-STX form factor? Do you remember "5x5," then? Well, in any case, the smallest socketed desktop systems around are based on...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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