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Thursday deals: a Dell XPS 13 with a Core i7-8550U for $850 and more
— 11:23 AM on November 30, 2017

Good afternoon, dear gerbils and gerbilettes. I bet your credit cards are already smoking hot and worn from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage 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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Cyber Monday deals: everything but the kitchen sink
— 2:15 PM on November 27, 2017

El Dealino is back. The killer of dollar signs, slaughterer of price tags, collector of coupons. From underneath his poncho he produces uncountable hardware offers...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Power Displays Input devices Mobile computing Game consoles Networking

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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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Black Friday deals: everything your heart desires
— 11:59 AM on November 24, 2017

Greetings, gerbils! This is where I'd write some sort of witty intro, if I had one. It's Black Friday and there's a lot of deals...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Cooling Storage Systems Displays Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU reviewed
— 9:23 AM on November 22, 2017

Intel's Core i5-8250U CPU puts two more cores and four more threads in the same ultrabook-friendly 15W TDP that's been the domain of dual-core parts...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a 4K monitor, a 1 TB SSD, and much more
— 12:07 PM on November 21, 2017

I bet all you little gerbils and gerbilettes are foaming at the mouth at the prospect of that juicy, sweet turkey and gravy. But alas,...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Marvell takes Cavium under its wing for $6 billion
— 4:18 PM on November 20, 2017

The big acquisition deal in progress in the semiconductor space might be Broadcom's rejected bid to take over Qualcomm, but a pair of less-prominent...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Deals of the day: Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs on the cheap and more
— 2:38 PM on November 20, 2017

Howdy, gerbils. Black Friday is approaching, and many e-tailers are getting a head start on deals in preparation for the big day. We're breaking our...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Displays Mobile computing

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ROG Strix GL702ZC takes 16 Ryzen threads on the move
— 9:22 AM on November 20, 2017

The world of gaming laptops has been dominated by Intel CPUs and Nvidia graphics the last few product cycles, even as AMD's Ryzen 7...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming

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Deal of the day: A laptop with an i5-8250U and Pascal graphics for $680
— 1:16 PM on November 17, 2017

Howdy, gerbil! I know, I know, I know, we just had a deals post yesterday. But how about the laptop you see in the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Intel readies a family of 5G modems and talks up a storm on 28 GHz
— 4:30 PM on November 16, 2017

5G networking promises to connect everyone and everything, and Intel doesn't want to be left out of the potentially huge wave of handsets and smart...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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OnePlus 5T stretches its screen without straining wallets
— 1:30 PM on November 16, 2017

Even as the generational differences in smartphones have shrunk, the reign of a flagship handset has become shorter and shorter. To keep up with the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Origin PC spills Coffee Lake on its Eon-series laptops
— 3:00 PM on November 15, 2017

Intel has made the term "eighth-generation" pretty confusing when it comes to its mainstream Core processors. Eighth-generation desktop Core i5 and Core i7 chips...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Mobile computing Gaming

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Tuesday deals: a primo Gigabyte B350 Ryzen board for $70 and more
— 11:41 AM on November 14, 2017

Sneeze, sniff, rinse, repeat. That's been my day so far, folks. The temperatures around here had a sudden whiplash from "almost summer" about three weeks...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Displays

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HTC Focus VR headset stands alone with six degrees of freedom
— 9:00 AM on November 14, 2017

Just weeks after Oculus' announcement of its Go standalone virtual reality headsets comes the Vive Focus, HTC's own standalone VR device. The Focus...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing Gaming

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Qualcomm board unanimously rejects Broadcom's $130 billion bid
— 9:00 AM on November 13, 2017

Qualcomm announced this morning that it's officially rejecting Broadcom's unsolicited $130 billion takeover offer. Qualcomm's board of directors unanimously voted to turn down...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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