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MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro drives promise cutting-edge NVMe performance
— 3:25 PM on September 5, 2018

MyDigitalSSD has made a name for itself as a purveyor of high-performance solid-state drives at low prices, and its latest BPX Pro SSDs could...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Samsung returns to SLC as the building block for Z-NAND
— 7:51 AM on September 5, 2018

As part of our visit to Samsung in New York yesterday, the company shed some new light on Z-NAND, its high-performance, low-latency non-volatile...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Samsung delivers four fresh data-center SSDs for every need
— 9:00 AM on September 4, 2018

SSDs are displacing hard drives in the data center just as they are for desktops and notebooks, and Samsung is introducing four sets of data-center...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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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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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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Crucial BX500 SSDs give budget builders more choice
— 1:17 PM on August 30, 2018

Flash prices have been plummeting like a rock of late, and that's a problem for budget SSDs trying to compete with higher-end options on sale....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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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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Samsung's Portable SSD X5 reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 28, 2018

Samsung is adding a brand-new external SSD to its lineup. The Portable SSD X5 shakes things up by promising NVMe-like speeds over a Thunderbolt 3...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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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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SanDisk's Extreme Portable 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on August 24, 2018

SanDisk's Extreme Portable SSD pairs USB 3.1 Gen 2 transfer rates with a durable, stylish exterior shell. We put the 1-TB Extreme Portable through...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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