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Report: HP Envy x360 battery life drags regardless of CPU vendor
— 3:22 PM on December 4, 2017

We were a bit disappointed by the battery life of the HP Envy x360 convertible laptop when we tested the machine at the...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Toshiba puts 3D NAND in mobile devices with UFS 2.1 BGA SSDs
— 11:00 AM on December 4, 2017

Toshiba's BiCS3 flash is showing up everywhere. The latest place where the high-density flash will be showing its face is in smartphones, tablets, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Zotac Zbox MI640 and MI660 nano deliver a double shot of Kaby Lake-R
— 9:00 AM on December 1, 2017

Intel's desktop Coffee Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processors bring a lot of muscle to the desktop, but some situations call for nuance and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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X299 Designare EX and Aorus Ultra Gaming Pro are high-end beasts
— 5:00 PM on November 30, 2017

It's getting to be about time for an upgrade, and I'm thinking real hard about Intel's X299 platform for my next build. If you're in...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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GeForce 388.43 drivers battle Doom VFR's demons
— 2:30 PM on November 30, 2017

The work of a driver software programmer is never done. New driver packages are needed for game releases or to lift performance that doesn't match...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Storage Gaming

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How much does screen size matter in comparing Ryzen Mobile and Kaby Lake-R battery life?
— 1:15 PM on November 30, 2017

 As we've continued testing AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU over the past few days, we've been confronted with the problem of comparing battery life...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a Dell XPS 13 with a Core i7-8550U for $850 and more
— 11:23 AM on November 30, 2017

Good afternoon, dear gerbils and gerbilettes. I bet your credit cards are already smoking hot and worn from all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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Radeon 17.11.4 drivers are ready for Doom VFR and Oculus Dash
— 9:30 AM on November 30, 2017

It's the last day of November 2017. Tomorrow we step into the final month of the year, but there's still time for one more...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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AMD's next Radeon Software release gets a dash of Adrenalin
— 8:00 AM on November 30, 2017

A little under three years ago, AMD began a tradition that's become as ingrained as Thanksgiving and Christmas: major year-end driver update packages with sweeping...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Philips Momentum 35" display will light up your life and your room
— 4:30 PM on November 29, 2017

Philips announced a new display today that's seemingly aimed at the crowd looking to bridge the gap between a television and a computer monitor. The...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Samsung fires up production of second-gen 10-nm FinFET chips
— 10:30 AM on November 29, 2017

Samsung announced today that its S3 manufacturing line in Hwaseong, South Korea has started fabrication of SoCs on 10LPP, the company's second-generation 10-nm FinFET...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Here's a first look at the battery life of HP's Ryzen-powered Envy x360
— 8:15 AM on November 29, 2017

My initial tests of AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU gave us a fine picture of the APU's performance, but we admittedly didn't test battery...

Type: Blog post Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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HDMI 2.1 spec has support for VRR, 10K resolution, and Dynamic HDR
— 10:30 AM on November 28, 2017

HDMI 2.0 ouputs and their support for 3840x2160 resolution at 60 Hz are still not ubiquitous even on brand-new PCs. As an example, the UHD...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Displays

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Roll your own workstation with Asus' WS C422 Pro/SE
— 9:05 AM on November 28, 2017

When we talked about the Asus WS X299 Pro, the comments had some grumbling about the X299 platform's lack of ECC support. Well, here's...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Cyber Monday deals: everything but the kitchen sink
— 2:15 PM on November 27, 2017

El Dealino is back. The killer of dollar signs, slaughterer of price tags, collector of coupons. From underneath his poncho he produces uncountable hardware offers...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Power Displays Input devices Mobile computing Game consoles Networking

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AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U APU reviewed
— 1:42 PM on November 27, 2017

AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U pairs the competitive performance of four Zen CPU cores with eight compute units of Vega graphics power. We put the...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing

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Get Prey and Wolfenstein II free with a Radeon RX Vega
— 10:30 AM on November 27, 2017

Folks who are after a graphics upgrade but have been teetering on the fence between the green and red teams could be tempted by a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Report: Microsoft makes Office available to all compatible Chromebooks
— 9:13 AM on November 27, 2017

The Microsoft of old used its globe-dominating Office suite as a way to keep people in its ecosystem, producing only versions for Windows and Apple's...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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