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Lenovo's ThinkPad 485 and ThinkPad 585 put Ryzen APUs to work
— 4:59 PM on April 18, 2018

As nice as it might be for AMD to have countless enthusiasts building custom PCs among its customer base, having major laptop makers like Dell,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics 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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MSI updates its gaming desktops with eighth-generation Core power
— 10:47 AM on April 18, 2018

When it comes to desktop computers, most gerbils have a strong preference for rolling their own from components rather than buying something off the shelf...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs 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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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 Accelerated Memory Scanning eases anti-virus CPU load
— 9:15 AM on April 17, 2018

Contemporary anti-virus products don't have the same impact on system performance that they did back in the single-core days, but they can still eat a...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Rumor: Intel partner docs add to eight-core Coffee Lake CPU chatter
— 2:46 PM on April 16, 2018

The rushed release of Intel's eighth-generation Core Coffee Lake processors late last year was almost certainly a reaction to the splash that rival AMD...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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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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Sega goes retro with the Mega Drive Mini
— 9:16 AM on April 16, 2018

Were you a Ninten-nerd or a Gene-goob? Sega has been out of the gaming hardware market since 2001, but back when I was in school...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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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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AMD's second-generation Ryzen CPUs revealed
— 8:00 AM on April 13, 2018

AMD is taking the wraps off its first second-generation Ryzen CPUs this morning. Join us as we take a first look at the specs and...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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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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AT&T touts high throughput and low latency in its 5G trials
— 3:30 PM on April 12, 2018

Just as it seems like flagship phone features and performance have pretty much plateaued and spec bumps keep shrinking, AT&T says it will have...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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