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Samsung's Notebook 9 portables rock eighth-gen Core i7s
— 9:29 AM on December 14, 2017

Samsung has announced three new slim portables with Intel's eighth-generation mobile processors inside. The 13" and 15" Notebook 9 models use the tried-and-true...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Rumor: Ryzen 2 set for Q1 2018 and a Fenghuang APU breaks cover
— 3:26 PM on December 13, 2017

The rumor mill has been reasonably quiet of late, but its engines are firing up. Citing a Digitimes report, MoePC claims that AMD's Ryzen 2...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics

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TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway: eight days left and counting
— 12:51 PM on December 13, 2017

Heads up, gerbils! I'm writing in to remind you of TR's 2017 Christmas giveaway. The fine folks at MSI, Antec, and Toshiba all contributed...

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

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iMac Pro details and release date come into focus
— 1:16 PM on December 12, 2017

We last wrote about Apple's upcoming Xeon-and-Vega-powered iMac Pro all-in-one workstation machines back in June. The company has updated the product page for...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac Workstations

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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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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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Zotac Gaming MEK1 PCs have the requisite pieces of flair
— 2:00 PM on December 8, 2017

Zotac's been making mini-PCs for a long time. Ten years, in fact, if we're to believe the micro-site for the company's latest creation, the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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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The Tech Report's 2017 Christmas gift guide
— 1:14 PM on December 4, 2017

It's that time of year again. You have a nerd or geek in your life who's impossible to buy for, and you're flat out of...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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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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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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AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU reviewed
— 1:42 PM on November 27, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U pairs the competitive performance of four Zen CPU cores with eight compute units of Vega graphics power. We put the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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The Tech Report now uses HTTPS across the board
— 7:15 PM on November 25, 2017

This was a triumph! I'm making a note here: Huge success! It's hard to overstate my satisfaction. ... And if you have no idea where that's from,...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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PSA: we'll be performing scheduled maintenance on the site tomorrow
— 12:12 PM on November 24, 2017

Hi guys! I'm interrupting the scheduled programming to let you guys know that we're setting up a site upgrade tomorrow, November 25, at around 11:00...

Type: News story Tags: The Tech Report

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