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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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Dell Precision mobile workstations rock eighth-gen Core CPUs and fast RAM
— 4:30 PM on April 24, 2018

We wrote earlier today about Dell's Precision 5530 2-in-1 portable with Intel Kaby Lake-G processors. As impressive as that machine's specs are, the Intel-AMD...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

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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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Dell celebrates 25 years of OptiPlex with an all-new lineup
— 12:15 PM on April 24, 2018

Dell's been selling business-oriented desktops under the OptiPlex name for 25 years. To celebrate, the company is replacing the entire line with new offerings....

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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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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Samsung's 970 EVO 1 TB SSD reviewed
— 9:00 AM on April 24, 2018

Samsung has taken the wraps off the successor to its trailblazing 960 EVO SSD. Join us as we put the 970 EVO through our test...

Type: Feature article Tags: Storage

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Rumor: Crimson Canyon NUC could blend Cannon Lake and Radeon graphics
— 11:20 AM on April 23, 2018

Intel seems to be bullish about its NUCs. We've recently taken a good look at Intel's Hades Canyon gaming NUC, and now website WinFuture.de...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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EK Fluid Gaming line offers turn-key liquid-cooled PCs
— 12:31 PM on April 20, 2018

Building a basic computer these days is as easy as it's ever been. Building a custom-cooled high-end gaming system is a bigger challenge than many...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Thermaltake's Iris Optical gaming mouse polls at 2 KHz
— 10:50 AM on April 20, 2018

Dragging windows around or even simply moving the mouse pointer feels smoother and clearer on a high-refresh display. However, refresh rate is only one piece...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Acer Predator Orion 9000 locks and loads with GTX 1080 Tis
— 9:15 AM on April 20, 2018

The last time we wrote about Acer's Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop line was when the company showed off prototype units in Berlin...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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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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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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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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