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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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AOC AG322QC4 boasts FreeSync 2 and DisplayHDR 400 certificates
— 1:00 PM on April 18, 2018

When it rains, it pours. Today, the drops from the sky take the form of new displays conforming to AMD's FreeSync 2 adaptive-refresh-rate specifications....

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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MSI updates its gaming desktops with eighth-generation Core power
— 10:47 AM on April 18, 2018

When it comes to desktop computers, most gerbils have a strong preference for rolling their own from components rather than buying something off the shelf...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Gaming

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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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Intel's NUC8i7HVK "Hades Canyon" gaming PC reviewed
— 5:19 PM on April 16, 2018

Intel's NUC8i7HVK, code-named Hades Canyon, is the first desktop system with the blue team's blend of Kaby Lake CPU cores and Radeon graphics on one...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Gaming

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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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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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Acer's Chromebox CXI3 mini-desktops give Chrome OS a good home
— 4:26 PM on April 13, 2018

Google's Chrome OS has been reaching its tentacles out to new form factors over the last couple of weeks. As if to prove...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems

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HP launches the wallet-friendly Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690 and 790
— 4:30 PM on April 12, 2018

As part of its recent wave of fresh offerings, HP released a couple of new gaming desktops with remarkably-understated styling that should appeal to gerbils...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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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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HP Pavilion Gaming 32 HDR display shines bright for $449
— 4:00 PM on April 11, 2018

We reported earlier on HP's addition to the mainstream gaming laptop market with the Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15 refresh. The company also says that...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15 shows off new styling and new CPUs
— 2:30 PM on April 11, 2018

Lately, HP's efforts at wooing gamers looking for portable power have been mostly limited to the company's high-end Omen lineup. The PC maker is...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Gaming

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Civilization VI's Rise and Fall expansion reviewed
— 1:00 PM on April 11, 2018

Civilization VI's new Rise and Fall expansion has been out for a few weeks. Given the popularity of the previous games, we figure we should...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming

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ROG Strix GL503 and GL703 laptops get eighth-gen Core power
— 12:00 PM on April 11, 2018

We just wrote about new gaming laptops from Asus featuring Intel's latest eighth-generation Core mobile processors last week. The mega-manufacturer also let loose

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Intel Core i+ CPU bundles with Optane Memory hit e-tail shelves
— 8:30 AM on April 11, 2018

If you've been CPU shopping today, you may have noticed some weird new products on offer at e-tail shops. Don't be confused: the Core...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage

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Rumor: Biostar manual tips off the existence of a Z390 chipset
— 4:21 PM on April 10, 2018

When Intel launched more Coffee Lake CPUs and their accompanying motherboards last week, the absence of the rumored Z390 chipset was conspicuous....

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Chipsets

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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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