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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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G.Skill's Trident Z RGB and Sniper X kits for AMD get even faster
— 9:30 AM on April 19, 2018

As Jeff remarked in his review, second-generation Ryzen parts more readily support speedy memory than their predecessors. That's a good thing, because system performance...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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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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Sega goes retro with the Mega Drive Mini
— 9:16 AM on April 16, 2018

Were you a Ninten-nerd or a Gene-goob? Sega has been out of the gaming hardware market since 2001, but back when I was in school...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Corsair Dominator Platinum Contrast RAM serves up monochrome magic
— 9:37 AM on April 11, 2018

The high-contrast combination of black and white is one of the more striking color schemes you can choose for your PC parts. You might have...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $150 and more
— 11:56 AM on April 10, 2018

In the famous words of the Portal turrets, "ow, ow, ow." I've just come back from my periodical chiropractor appointment and I have tape on...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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HyperX Pulsefire Surge cuts the cruft
— 10:15 AM on April 10, 2018

It wasn't all that long ago that if you wanted a mouse with a fancy sensor, you had to deal with all sorts of gimmicky...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Nvidia drops support for Fermi GeForces and 32-bit operating systems
— 10:56 AM on April 9, 2018

We bet that more than a few gerbils still have a Fermi-era Nvidia GeForce graphics card laying around, perhaps in a secondary machine still running...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Zotac Q-series Zboxes pack Quadro graphics in sub-three-liter packages
— 9:17 AM on April 9, 2018

Workstations are essentially very powerful desktop PCs, and often quite large. These days, though, all but the most demanding design workloads could run just fine...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Workstations

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EVGA Z10 Keyboard has a screen for stats
— 10:51 AM on April 6, 2018

PC displays keep getting bigger, and their resolutions continually increase. Sometimes, though, even a modern 32" 4K display can't provide enough information at once.

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Apple's updated Mac Pro will arrive next year and not before
— 9:18 AM on April 6, 2018

If you'd asked me around this time last year, I might have told you that Apple had apparently lost its interest in the professional market...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac

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HP unveils an entire fleet of ZBooks powered by eighth-gen Core CPUs
— 4:30 PM on April 5, 2018

Over the last few days, we've covered tons of gaming laptops built around Intel's latest eighth-generation Core processors, but business and productivity machines...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

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Wednesday deals: a RAM-and-SSD combo, displays, and more
— 1:48 PM on April 4, 2018

Good afternoon, gerbils. We're still reeling from Intel's simultaneous release of its eighth-gen mobile and desktop CPUs and consumer chipsets. But as they...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Displays Memory Game consoles

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Report: Apple could begin introducing ARM Macs as soon as 2020
— 3:25 PM on April 2, 2018

Apple is no stranger to switching CPU instruction set architectures in its Macs when there's an advantage to be gained, and if a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mac

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Apple iOS 11.3 brings power management to the people
— 3:28 PM on March 29, 2018

Perhaps the biggest benefit of buying an Apple device over an Android competitor is iOS' far superior cadence and frequency of software updates. Today, vast...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Thursday deals: a Patriot Ignite 480 GB SSD for $95 and more
— 2:15 PM on March 29, 2018

Greetings, gerbils! You'll be happy to know that my boxing bag is now fully in place, and my foot's healed. I expect to test both...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory

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Corsair's iCue is the one app to rule them all
— 9:08 AM on March 28, 2018

Regular readers may recall Corsair's promise that its RGB-LED peripherals would offer lighting integration with Far Cry 5, and that new software to enable...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Software

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Tuesday deals: a Core i7-7820X for $450 and more
— 9:34 AM on March 27, 2018

Howdy, folks! Now here's something for you to laugh at. I was hanging up a boxing bag in the garage yesterday. It was set too...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Power Storage Memory

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