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MSI Vortex G25 is a micro-PC and a super-console
— 9:43 AM on September 28, 2017

MSI's Mac Pro-like Vortex G65 computer was a powerful machine indeed, but it also came with a large price tag that may have dampened...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Amazon's new Echo and Echo Plus help you control your household
— 4:07 PM on September 27, 2017

If you've wanted to get in on the voice-activated home-assistant action but balked at the high price of devices like Apple's HomePod or Amazon's Echo,...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Miscellaneous Personal tech

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Shuttle's XPC DH270 is a versatile barebones micro-PC
— 2:00 PM on September 27, 2017

Here at TR we don't generally have much call for embedded system. We do know that some of you gerbils out there need ruggedly reliable...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1080K small-form-factor PC reviewed
— 4:30 PM on September 26, 2017

Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1080K pairs Intel's Core i7-7700 CPU with a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card in an impressively dense liquid-cooled package. We ran some...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer reviewed
— 2:01 PM on September 25, 2017

Asus' Tinker Board single-board computer wants to challenge the Raspberry Pi 3's popularity with a more powerful SoC and better networking, among other improvements. We...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Personal tech

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The Tech Report System Guide: September 2017 edition
— 5:37 PM on September 20, 2017

Ryzen 3, Ryzen Threadripper, new Core i7 and Core i9 CPUs, and a tectonic shift in graphics card pricing have made for a tumultuous couple...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage Systems

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In the lab: MSI's Aegis 3 gaming desktop
— 3:28 PM on September 18, 2017

We were pretty impressed with Optane memory when we got to test it in the system provided by Intel. Now, MSI has sent over...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Zotac Zbox EK- and ER-series mini-PCs fit full-size graphics cards
— 9:13 AM on September 14, 2017

Zotac has developed a fanbase around its tiny PCs and compact versions of typically-long graphics cards. The company's latest Zbox Magnus EK...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Gaming

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HP Z8, Z6, and Z4 workstations put Xeon Scalable CPUs to work
— 3:15 PM on September 13, 2017

The trade shows never end. HP is in Amsterdam gearing up for the 2017 International Broadcasting Convention. The show doesn't actually start until tomorrow,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

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HP EliteBooks and upgradeable EliteOne 1000 AIO work in style
— 12:15 PM on September 13, 2017

HP has an eye on the professional crowd this week with a set of new devices in its EliteBook line. The company has a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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Apple untethers the Watch Series 3 with a cellular connection
— 5:09 PM on September 12, 2017

I remember watching Dick Tracy cartoons as a kid, and being totally in love with the two-way wrist communicator the detective used. Apple has now...

Type: News story Tags: Personal tech

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Lenovo ThinkStation P920 and P720 unleash Xeon power
— 9:35 AM on September 12, 2017

AMD's Ryzen Threadripper brought up to 16 cores and 32 threads to the PC party. Intel's Skylake-X Core X CPUs have up to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Workstations

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Intel Dawson Canyon NUCs are ready for tinkering
— 1:30 PM on September 11, 2017

The idea of taking what's essentially laptop hardware and packing it into ridiculously tiny enclosures didn't start with Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) mini-PCs,...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Gigabyte's Aero 15 gaming laptop reviewed
— 10:30 AM on September 11, 2017

Gigabyte's Aero 15 notebook brings together one of Intel's most powerful mobile CPUs and Nvidia's GTX 1060 6GB graphics chip in a chassis that's well...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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In the lab: Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1080K
— 9:00 AM on September 8, 2017

I was pretty impressed by Zotac's Zbox Magnus EN1070. Zotac piled a lot of graphics horsepower into a package that barely outsizes a Nintendo...

Type: News story Tags: Systems The Tech Report

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Zotac Zbox PI225 and Zbox MI553 fit every nook and cranny
— 10:32 AM on September 7, 2017

Zotac has made a name for itself over the years by packing copious amounts of computing power into ever-shrinking form factors. We were impressed...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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MSI's GT75VR Titan asks a kingly sum for a beastly laptop
— 9:00 AM on September 6, 2017

In one promotional picture for MSI's latest gaming laptop, the GT75VR Titan, you can see a single hand holding up the beastly thing. Given...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Razer Blade Pro Full HD makes style and power attainable by mortals
— 5:00 PM on August 31, 2017

If you've looked at—or even fantasized about—picking up a desktop-replacement-style laptop lately, chances are your eyes have passed over the sleek hull of the Razer...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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