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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid-state drive for $252 and more
— 9:28 AM on September 4, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! We hope y'all enjoyed Labor Day, probably with some some judicious BBQing. Around here, I joined the festivities of the Zigurfest music...

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

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Friday night topic: how much do you ask of your phone?
— 4:11 PM on August 31, 2018

While I was writing about Huawei's Kirin 980 launch this morning, I was wowed a bit by that SoC's CPU cores and graphics-processing chops,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Intel reiterates plans to support VESA Adaptive Sync in its GPUs
— 11:14 AM on August 31, 2018

Three years ago at the late Intel Developer Forum, we broke the story that Intel planned to support the VESA Adaptive Sync variable-refresh-rate display...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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Huawei's Kirin 980 is the world's first 7-nm mobile SoC
— 9:25 AM on August 31, 2018

Apple and Qualcomm might get the lion's share of attention for their smartphone SoCs, but Huawei and its HiSilicon arm have long been making leading-edge...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme is a thin slice of creative power
— 2:10 PM on August 30, 2018

ThinkPads might be famous for their design, but they're not necessarily machines designers and other creative types use all that often. Lenovo wants to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Apple announces special event for September 12
— 11:42 AM on August 30, 2018

Apple typically announces new iPhone hardware in the fall, and it appears that fact will be as constant as the seasons themselves. Members of the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Acer Chromebook 514 is ready for the back-to-school season
— 4:00 PM on August 29, 2018

The popularity of Chromebooks seems to be rising all the time, and Acer's intent on capitalizing on it. At IFA in Berlin, the company's showing...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Dell makes a Whiskey Lake cocktail with new Inspiron 15 7000 PCs
— 3:00 PM on August 29, 2018

Dell's making a bunch of announcements at IFA today. The company has a whole list of new laptops for home and business users, as well...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Dell S2719DC monitor melds DisplayHDR 600 and USB Type-C
— 2:30 PM on August 29, 2018

A wise man once said, "happiness is a good monitor, but a DisplayHDR model makes you happierĀ still." That's the case with Dell's S2719DC, a...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 takes a dip in Amber Lake
— 1:51 PM on August 29, 2018

Intel's Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake CPUs are here, and Dell is putting them to good use in its XPS 13 2-in-1. The pint-size...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Acer powers up Aspire notebook family with eighth-gen Intel CPUs
— 1:15 PM on August 29, 2018

Acer's IFA onslaught continues with updates to its Aspire family of notebooks. At the top end of its lineup, the company has tapped Intel's Kaby...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Acer XV273K brings 4K, 144 Hz, and FreeSync together
— 10:08 AM on August 29, 2018

Acer isn't saving all of its gaming-monitor fun for Nvidia graphics-card owners this morning. The company is also introducing a brand-new, high-end FreeSync display at...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Acer XB273K makes 4K, 144 Hz, and G-Sync a bit more accessible
— 9:01 AM on August 29, 2018

Acer's Predator X27 gives games the full G-Sync HDR treatment, but its $2000 price tag puts it out of reach of all but the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Intel boosts ultrabooks and fanless PCs with more eighth-gen CPUs
— 3:00 PM on August 28, 2018

Intel's Whiskey Lake family of 15-W CPUs and the Amber Lake family of 4.5-W CPUs promise nice clock-speed boosts in single-threaded workloads, plus platform-level connectivity...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: an Adata SX8200 960-GB NVMe drive for $230 and more
— 10:11 AM on August 28, 2018

There's a small cloud of dust in the distance, just above the desert sun and the slowly-rolling balls of tumbleweed. A dark shape in the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Input devices

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Radeon Software 18.8.2 provides fire support for Strange Brigade
— 7:45 AM on August 28, 2018

AMD has released the latest version of its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition drivers. Version 18.8.2 is optimized for Strange Brigadeā€”one of the titles Radeon...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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GlobalFoundries stops development of its 7-nm LP node
— 4:19 PM on August 27, 2018

The frighteningly expensive race for the last shrinks of silicon processes has claimed another contestant. GlobalFoundries announced today that it is suspending development of...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Miscellaneous

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AMD Computing and Graphics veep Jim Anderson departs
— 3:11 PM on August 27, 2018

Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of AMD's Computing and Graphics group, is leaving the company. Anderson is perhaps best known for his...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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