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Thursday deals: a Threadripper 1950X for $719 and more crazy discounts
— 12:31 PM on April 26, 2018

Greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. I'm not going to write up a pretty intro today, because Amazon's running a hot sale on PC components with fancy...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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Intel tips off Z390 and X399 chipsets in RST driver release notes
— 10:41 AM on April 26, 2018

Intel's mainstream desktop chipset for the overclocking crowd hasn't changed much in the two generations since Z170 entered the market alongside the company's Skylake chips...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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AMD and MSI team up to equip gamers with a Combat Crate
— 3:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The degree and duration of the recent graphics card price hikes has some folks in a frenzy. This writer has even heard others in his...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards

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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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National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day Shortbread
— 3:00 PM on April 24, 2018

That's no stock photo, those were my breakfast. Mmm... Those fancy new CPUs everyone seems to like The Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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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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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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National Hanging Out Day Shortbread
— 1:45 PM on April 19, 2018

Tuesday was epic. Hanging out seems pretty lame. Sorry, I'll stop now. PC hardware and computing Intel NUC7i7DNHE (Dawson Canyon)...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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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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Haiku Poetry Day Shortbread
— 2:30 PM on April 17, 2018

Bigger plans there were. Alas, I ran out of time. Maybe next year, though... PC hardware and computing ECS...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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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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