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Thursday deals: a Dell G3 laptop with a GTX 1060 6 GB for $720 and more
— 12:30 PM on December 27, 2018

Howdy folks! So, how are we today, after all the Christmas festivities and subsequent gorging of food? Can you still fit through the door? Yeah,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Mobile computing

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Christmas Eve deals: a GeForce GTX 1070 for $305 and more
— 10:54 AM on December 24, 2018

Hi there, folks. I bet you can smell the eggnog already. But local homes usually have a slightly different odor to them this day. You...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Displays Memory Mobile computing

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Microsoft's Project Mu aims to ease UEFI creation and updates
— 12:30 PM on December 20, 2018

It's pretty much common knowledge that motherboard firmware quality can be hit-or-miss, to put it rather mildly. Far too often we've reviewed high-end circuit slabs...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Software Windows

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Thursday deals: a GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB for $200 and more
— 9:57 AM on December 20, 2018

Howdy, folks. We're coming into the home stretch before Christmas, and around here supermarkets are stuffed to the gills with salted cod. We have...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Cases Displays Mobile computing

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Test your nasty apps in Windows 10's disposable Sandbox
— 12:24 PM on December 19, 2018

Raise your hands, everyone who's ever wanted to quickly check if a given program is kosher or will murder your system. Glad to see we're...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Topre's Realforce R2 tenkeyless keyboard reviewed
— 3:14 PM on December 18, 2018

Topre's Realforce keyboards are legendary for their quality and durability, and now Fujitsu Computer Products of America is officially distributing these boards on American shores....

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Tuesday deals: a Samsung 860 EVO 500-GB SSD for $74.99 and more
— 11:18 AM on December 18, 2018

G'afternoon, folks. Christmas is approaching fast, and meanwhile I'm having trouble believing we're into December already, sheesh. This year was a bit of a blur,...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Windows 10 October 2018 update is widely available after a slew of fixes
— 9:45 AM on December 18, 2018

If there's a title awarded for "most troubled Windows update," then Windows 10 version 1809 is a good candidate. Comically known as the October 2018...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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HyperX's Alloy FPS RGB mechanical gaming keyboard reviewed
— 3:50 PM on December 17, 2018

HyperX's Alloy FPS RGB mechanical gaming keyboard adds multicolor per-key backlighting to a formula that already earned a TR Recommended award. We tried this board...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices

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Lenovo ThinkPad L390 and L390 Yoga take a sip from Whiskey Lake
— 9:24 AM on December 17, 2018

The mention of the ThinkPad name tends to bring to mind sturdy laptops with great keyboards and an eye towards practicality over style. Lenovo's just...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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Samsung Notebook 9 Pen convertibles have a nifty trick up their sleeves
— 1:00 PM on December 13, 2018

While the traditional clamshell laptop form factor has always been king, one could say that the future is convertible. Samsung certainly seems to think that...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Thursday deals: a 2-TB SSD for $210, a 1-TB SSD for $113, and more
— 10:45 AM on December 13, 2018

G'afternoon, good gerbils. Recently I moved over to an NVMe SSD, and I can tell you a couple things. The first is that for regular...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Multimedia Cases Storage Mobile computing

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LG Gram 17 and 14" Gram 2-in-1 look to ease your load
— 4:07 PM on December 12, 2018

LG wants to take a load off your shoulders—quite literally, in fact. The company just announced the latest iterations in its Gram lineup of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Nokia 8.1 handset pumps up the midrange with Android 9 Pie
— 2:52 PM on December 11, 2018

Do you want one of the nicer phones, but the constant removal of microSD slots and headphone jacks is keeping you down? Meet the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing

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Tuesday deals: a Corsair RM650x for $59.99 and much more
— 11:05 AM on December 11, 2018

Greetings, fair gerbils. Roughly every three-to-six months, I go and get my back and shoulders put into place again. Life at a desk takes it...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Multimedia Power Displays Input devices Mobile computing

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Windows Insiders get better narration and console colors in build 18298
— 5:31 PM on December 10, 2018

Despite some missteps, there's little argument that Windows 10 is improving with time (some would say, like fine wine). Microsoft just published the

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Rumor: new desktop and mobile GeForce RTX chips break cover
— 11:15 AM on December 10, 2018

It's a pretty quiet news day, but over yonder in the Plains of Rumors there have been echoes of the words "Nvidia" and "RTX." Two...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing

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Qualcomm 8cx SoC steps up for the next Always Connected PCs
— 3:44 PM on December 6, 2018

You may remember the Always Connected PCs we talked up a while ago. Those lean notebooks promised competent computing performance paired with constant cellular...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Windows

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