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Thursday deals: a Threadripper 1950X for $719 and more crazy discounts
— 12:31 PM on April 26, 2018

Greetings, gerbils and gerbilettes. I'm not going to write up a pretty intro today, because Amazon's running a hot sale on PC components with fancy...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cases Cooling Storage

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Windows 10 update has Spectre fixes for Haswell, Broadwell and Skylake
— 4:30 PM on April 25, 2018

The best way to get microcode updates for security flaws like Spectre is a firmware patch from a motherboard or system maker. Some manufacturers...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Windows

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HTC's Vive Pro VR business kits pop up with SteamVR 2.0 base stations
— 9:47 AM on April 25, 2018

Between elevated prices for graphics cards, the high cost of system memory, and the expense of a headset, getting all the parts together for a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Displays

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National Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day Shortbread
— 3:00 PM on April 24, 2018

That's no stock photo, those were my breakfast. Mmm... Those fancy new CPUs everyone seems to like The Ryzen...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Tuesday deals: a Core i5-8600K combo deal, cheap SSDs, and more
— 1:29 PM on April 24, 2018

Howdy, folks. We've just reviewed the Samsung 970 EVO solid-state drive and found it worthy of a TR Recommended award. SSD prices are slowly-but-steadily...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Memory

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Samsung 970 Pro NVMe SSDs are ready to take a licking
— 9:00 AM on April 24, 2018

Along with the 970 EVO drives we reviewed this morning, Samsung is updating its professional-grade NVMe gumsticks. The new 970 Pro series of SSDs...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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The TR BBQ XV is just two months away
— 4:36 PM on April 23, 2018

Wait, there's really just two months to go before the TR BBQ XV? Man, I need to get my act together! Whose crazy idea...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous The Tech Report

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Philips Momentum 43 pairs DisplayHDR 1000 certification with Ambilight
— 2:45 PM on April 23, 2018

A 43" display stretches the definition of "computer monitor" a bit, but gamers and media consumers can certainly make a case for such a sizable...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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National Hanging Out Day Shortbread
— 1:45 PM on April 19, 2018

Tuesday was epic. Hanging out seems pretty lame. Sorry, I'll stop now. PC hardware and computing Intel NUC7i7DNHE (Dawson Canyon)...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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Thursday deals: huge monitors at cheap prices and more
— 12:28 PM on April 19, 2018

Hello, gerbils! Jeff's been hard at work on the review of AMD's latest Ryzen 2000-series processsors. It's safe to say that the company delivered...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Mobile computing

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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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Haiku Poetry Day Shortbread
— 2:30 PM on April 17, 2018

Bigger plans there were. Alas, I ran out of time. Maybe next year, though... PC hardware and computing ECS...

Type: News story Tags: Shortbread

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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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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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