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Windows 10 update has Spectre fixes for Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake
— 4:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The best way to get microcode updates for security flaws like Spectre is a firmware patch from a motherboard or system maker. Some manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Windows

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Dell Latitude 5000-series notebooks pop eighth-generation Core muscles
— 1:27 PM on April 25, 2018

We wrote yesterday about Dell Precision notebooks in regular and 2-in-1 flavors, plus a host of new models in the company's 25th-anniversary...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Dell Precision mobile workstations rock eighth-gen Core CPUs and fast RAM
— 4:30 PM on April 24, 2018

We wrote earlier today about Dell's Precision 5530 2-in-1 portable with Intel Kaby Lake-G processors. As impressive as that machine's specs are, the Intel-AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a Core i5-8600K combo deal, cheap SSDs, and more
— 1:29 PM on April 24, 2018

Howdy, folks. We've just reviewed the Samsung 970 EVO solid-state drive and found it worthy of a TR Recommended award. SSD prices are slowly-but-steadily...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Memory

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Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 hints at pro aspirations for Kaby Lake-G
— 10:55 AM on April 24, 2018

Intel and AMD's combined work on the Kaby Lake-G hybrid CPU-GPU package is impressive. The combination already demonstrated considerable gaming capability in Intel's...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Workstations

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Samsung 970 Pro NVMe SSDs are ready to take a licking
— 9:00 AM on April 24, 2018

Along with the 970 EVO drives we reviewed this morning, Samsung is updating its professional-grade NVMe gumsticks. The new 970 Pro series of SSDs...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The TR BBQ XV is just two months away
— 4:36 PM on April 23, 2018

Wait, there's really just two months to go before the TR BBQ XV? Man, I need to get my act together! Whose crazy idea...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Thermaltake's Iris Optical gaming mouse polls at 2 KHz
— 10:50 AM on April 20, 2018

Dragging windows around or even simply moving the mouse pointer feels smoother and clearer on a high-refresh display. However, refresh rate is only one piece...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Motorola unwraps its latest Moto G6 and E5 handsets
— 2:45 PM on April 19, 2018

Flagship Android phones might get all the press these days, but not everyone has $800-and-more burning a hole in their pocket. That fact didn't escape...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: huge monitors at cheap prices and more
— 12:28 PM on April 19, 2018

Hello, gerbils! Jeff's been hard at work on the review of AMD's latest Ryzen 2000-series processsors. It's safe to say that the company delivered...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Lenovo's ThinkPad 485 and ThinkPad 585 put Ryzen APUs to work
— 4:59 PM on April 18, 2018

As nice as it might be for AMD to have countless enthusiasts building custom PCs among its customer base, having major laptop makers like Dell,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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WD's Ultrastar DC HC530 puts PMR to good use in 14 TB
— 2:46 PM on April 18, 2018

It wasn't all that long ago that hard drives still beat SSDs for physical density. That's not the case anymore (as proven by these...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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MSI infuses the Vortex W25 and its mobile workstations with Coffee Lake
— 12:30 PM on April 17, 2018

MSI's Vortex G25 line of pint-sized gaming PCs crams prodigious power into just 2.5 L, but all play and no work just doesn't pay...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

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Tuesday deals: a WD Black 512 GB for $170 and more
— 10:55 AM on April 17, 2018

Finally! Folks, this week I'm finally getting some sunshine! Sure, it's going to be miserable in the weekend, which is certainly not ideal, but...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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Sony packs eight million pixels into the Xperia XZ2 Premium
— 4:34 PM on April 16, 2018

Samsung dual-wields its popular Galaxy S and Galaxy Note handsets to defend its dominant position in the realm of high-end Android smartphones. That one-two punch...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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Kingston's UV500 drives offer extra security over common SATA SSDs
— 12:45 PM on April 16, 2018

Savvy gerbils already know this, but once you're in the realm of solid-state storage, performance differences between similar drives become less relevant than feature sets....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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AT&T touts high throughput and low latency in its 5G trials
— 3:30 PM on April 12, 2018

Just as it seems like flagship phone features and performance have pretty much plateaued and spec bumps keep shrinking, AT&T says it will have...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700 for $220, a big-monitor party, and more
— 12:30 PM on April 12, 2018

A fair day to you, gerbils. At least I hope that yours is fair, as around here it's been gray and rainy for nearly 3...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays

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