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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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BenQ EX3203R is a colorful HDR display with FreeSync 2 support
— 9:05 AM on April 18, 2018

The product page for BenQ's latest gaming display just showed up on its global site. The new EX3203R appears to be an update of the...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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MSI infuses the Vortex W25 and its mobile workstations with Coffee Lake
— 12:30 PM on April 17, 2018

MSI's Vortex G25 line of pint-sized gaming PCs crams prodigious power into just 2.5 L, but all play and no work just doesn't pay...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Workstations

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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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Sony packs eight million pixels into the Xperia XZ2 Premium
— 4:34 PM on April 16, 2018

Samsung dual-wields its popular Galaxy S and Galaxy Note handsets to defend its dominant position in the realm of high-end Android smartphones. That one-two punch...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Mobile computing

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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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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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Corsair Dominator Platinum Contrast RAM serves up monochrome magic
— 9:37 AM on April 11, 2018

The high-contrast combination of black and white is one of the more striking color schemes you can choose for your PC parts. You might have...

Type: News story Tags: Memory

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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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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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Price tags for G-Sync HDR displays pop up at European retailers
— 8:45 AM on April 10, 2018

Asus' ROG Swift PG27UQ and Acer's Predator X27 could be the holy grails of gaming monitors with their 4K IPS panels, 144-Hz refresh...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Gaming

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Chuwi's HiGame could be the next Kaby Lake-G mini-PC
— 4:09 PM on April 9, 2018

Intel's Hades Canyon NUC is an impressive machine for a lot of reasons, not least its performance and quiet manners. We're eager to see...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems Gaming

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Leap Motion shows off low-cost Project North Star AR display
— 2:00 PM on April 9, 2018

Leap Motion shipped its first commercial product all the back in 2013. The original Leap Motion controller didn't cause quite the revolution in man-machine...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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