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UL yanks some Huawei 3DMark scores after cheating revelations
— 12:03 PM on September 6, 2018

On the heels of an in-depth analysis at Anandtech, UL Benchmarks (formerly Futuremark) has delisted Huawei's P20, P20 Pro, Nova 3, and Honor...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a 240-Hz Alienware G-Sync display for $380 and more
— 10:01 AM on September 6, 2018

Have we ever talked about Two Point Hospital? Well, it's out now and pretty much as its name implies, it's what Theme Hospital 2.0 would...

Type: News story Tags: Power Displays Memory Input devices

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be quiet! Silent Base 601 refines the quiet mid-tower
— 11:45 AM on September 4, 2018

We've already seen what be quiet!'s mantra of continuous improvement can do in the form of the Dark Base Pro 900, and now the company is...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Tuesday deals: a Micron 1100 2-TB solid-state drive for $252 and more
— 9:28 AM on September 4, 2018

Howdy, gerbils! We hope y'all enjoyed Labor Day, probably with some some judicious BBQing. Around here, I joined the festivities of the Zigurfest music...

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

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Friday night topic: how much do you ask of your phone?
— 4:11 PM on August 31, 2018

While I was writing about Huawei's Kirin 980 launch this morning, I was wowed a bit by that SoC's CPU cores and graphics-processing chops,...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Huawei's Kirin 980 is the world's first 7-nm mobile SoC
— 9:25 AM on August 31, 2018

Apple and Qualcomm might get the lion's share of attention for their smartphone SoCs, but Huawei and its HiSilicon arm have long been making leading-edge...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Deals of the day: an ASRock B350 motherboard for $50 and more
— 5:01 PM on August 30, 2018

Howdy, folks. Bruno is on vacation today, but I've taken up his deal-sniffing mantle to find you the best discounts around on PC hardware right...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Extreme is a thin slice of creative power
— 2:10 PM on August 30, 2018

ThinkPads might be famous for their design, but they're not necessarily machines designers and other creative types use all that often. Lenovo wants to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Apple announces special event for September 12
— 11:42 AM on August 30, 2018

Apple typically announces new iPhone hardware in the fall, and it appears that fact will be as constant as the seasons themselves. Members of the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Mac

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Acer Chromebook 514 is ready for the back-to-school season
— 4:00 PM on August 29, 2018

The popularity of Chromebooks seems to be rising all the time, and Acer's intent on capitalizing on it. At IFA in Berlin, the company's showing...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Dell makes a Whiskey Lake cocktail with new Inspiron 15 7000 PCs
— 3:00 PM on August 29, 2018

Dell's making a bunch of announcements at IFA today. The company has a whole list of new laptops for home and business users, as well...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 takes a dip in Amber Lake
— 1:51 PM on August 29, 2018

Intel's Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake CPUs are here, and Dell is putting them to good use in its XPS 13 2-in-1. The pint-size...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Acer powers up Aspire notebook family with eighth-gen Intel CPUs
— 1:15 PM on August 29, 2018

Acer's IFA onslaught continues with updates to its Aspire family of notebooks. At the top end of its lineup, the company has tapped Intel's Kaby...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Intel boosts ultrabooks and fanless PCs with more eighth-gen CPUs
— 3:00 PM on August 28, 2018

Intel's Whiskey Lake family of 15-W CPUs and the Amber Lake family of 4.5-W CPUs promise nice clock-speed boosts in single-threaded workloads, plus platform-level connectivity...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Phanteks Evolv X chassis lets powerful systems breathe easy
— 12:59 PM on August 28, 2018

Phanteks' Enthoo Evolv chassis has become an iconic tower for Mini-ITX, microATX, and ATX builders alike, and the company is letting this design breathe...

Type: News story Tags: Cases

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Tuesday deals: an Adata SX8200 960-GB NVMe drive for $230 and more
— 10:11 AM on August 28, 2018

There's a small cloud of dust in the distance, just above the desert sun and the slowly-rolling balls of tumbleweed. A dark shape in the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Displays Input devices

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Another look at Steelseries' Rival 310 gaming mouse
— 10:30 AM on August 27, 2018

Mice are one of the most personal choices a PC user can make. While SteelSeries' Rival 310 has already scurried into the hands of one...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Thursday deals: an RX 580 8 GB, a Ryzen mobo, and games for $275 and more
— 10:43 AM on August 23, 2018

Greetings, folks. I re-joined a band a while back and am furiously both learning and practicing my bass skills (I was doing guitar before). This left...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Displays Memory Mobile computing Gaming

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