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The death of Windows Phone and the five stages of mobile grief
— 9:35 AM on February 19, 2019

After years of clinging to Microsoft's doomed platform, a diehard Windows Phone fan finally throws in the towel. Join me as I go full stupid...

Type: Feature article Tags: Miscellaneous Mobile computing

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Friday deals: Ryzen 5 2600 for $150, Surface Pro 6 $200 off, and more
— 11:35 AM on February 15, 2019

Greetings, good gerbils. I'm in the process of speccing out a home theater PC so that I can make more frequent use of the big-ass...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cases Storage Memory Mobile computing

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The Corsair One i140 small form factor gaming PC, reviewed
— 9:00 AM on February 11, 2019

The Corsair One i140 is a continuation of the company's prebuilt SFF system line. Previous iterations were great; this one (err, One) is arguably even...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Thursday deals: Cheap G.Skill RAM, discounted Dell gear, and more
— 12:55 PM on February 7, 2019

Greetings, folks. I'm going to keep it short and sweet today. AMD's finally released a high-end graphics card since the Vega 64, and we've...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB RAM kit at 3600 MT/s for $112 and much more
— 12:34 PM on February 5, 2019

Greetings, folks! I've started doing a little home improvement—well, paying for it, anyway. The first project was getting a new kitchen exhaust fan and under-cupboard...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Motherboards Memory Mobile computing

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Zotac's Zbox Pro mini-PC family targets embedded systems
— 10:35 AM on February 4, 2019

I love Zotac's Zboxes. They're so tiny and cute, and you can stick 'em anywhere—at least, as long as "anywhere" is "a well-ventilated area free...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 2700 for $245, and much more
— 1:50 PM on January 31, 2019

Howdy, folks. I've been keeping an eye on the news about the hellish climate in a good portion of the U.S., and I have only...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Intel flutters into the Robert Swan era, makes interim CEO permanent
— 9:57 AM on January 31, 2019

It sounds like everyone will be calling him “Bob,” but whether he goes by Bob, Robert, or Mr. Swan, Intel’s new CEO starts today....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Miscellaneous

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Intel launches the 28-core Xeon W-3175X at $2999
— 12:05 PM on January 30, 2019

If you had asked me this time last year whether Intel would take one of its 28-core Skylake Xeon chips with six-channel memory and release...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Thursday deals: a 500-GB Crucial MX500 for $55 and more
— 1:00 PM on January 24, 2019

G'afternoon folks. I hope you're feeling fine today, and devoid of any sniffing, puffy eyes, or a sore throat. I've been flu-stricken for a couple...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Zotac's Zbox Magnus EC52070D mini PC sports an RTX 2070
— 10:00 AM on January 24, 2019

Our TR gerbils know that while I'm a big fan of Zotac's Zbox line of mini PCs in general, I have a few specific complaints...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Friday deals: A speedy 960-GB NVMe SSD for $157 and more
— 12:35 PM on January 18, 2019

Good afternoon, gerbils! I'm going to keep the intro short and sweet. Yours truly wrote up the latest iteration of the galaxy-famous Tech Report...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Power Storage Displays Memory

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The Tech Report System Guide: January 2019 edition
— 10:00 AM on January 18, 2019

It's a new year, and after all the CES excitement, we're ready for another edition of The Tech Report System Guide. It's a fantastic time...

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

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Zotac's Mek Mini stuffs RTX graphics into a 9-liter package
— 12:46 PM on January 17, 2019

Opinions may vary, but personally, my first stop when picking out a PC that's both powerful and petite is Zotac's list of mini PCs. Using...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Tuesday deals: a Radeon RX 570 8 GB for $150 and much more
— 2:00 PM on January 15, 2019

Hello, fine gerbils. It's with great pleasure that about three years on, I can finally enable FreeSync on my Acer XF270HU. Back when I...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Power Memory Input devices Mobile computing

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Corsair puts tiny LED tech into RGB DRAM
— 6:55 PM on January 9, 2019

There was a time, not that long ago, when not everything in the PC universe was brimming with RGB lighting. But as LEDs have crept...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Memory

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Zen 2-based Ryzen and Epyc processors are coming this summer
— 4:32 PM on January 9, 2019

After the Radeon VII demo at its CES 2019 keynote, AMD CEO Lisa Su talked a bit more about gaming and then moved straight into...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Dell nixes the nose-cam for the new XPS 13 ultrabook
— 10:00 PM on January 8, 2019

While we all want to carry around the performance of our big towers in our backpacks, the reality is that laptops need to be svelte...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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