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Gole1 Plus mini PC/tablet with Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor

Gole1 Plus mini PC coming soon

This mini desktop PC with an 8-inch touchscreen IPS display comes for about $200 USD, packing the quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storage.
HDMI 2.1 will still use the same connection interface as previous generations, but new cables will be needed to take advantage of its higher potential bandwidth. (Source: Amazon)

HDMI 2.1 is no small iterative change over 2.0

HDMI 2.1, announced at CES 2017, sounds like an iterative change over HDMI 2.0—but it's anything but. With over 150 percent more bandwidth than HDMI 2.0, it will support resolutions up to 10k and 120fps. Other details will be released in Q2 2017.
Civilization VI: Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Civilization VI: Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Better late than never. At the end of 2016, we got caught up in the excitement of Pascal, Kaby Lake and co. and entirely forgot about Civilization VI. To rectify our mistake, we are putting the latest addition to the Civilization family in the spotlight with multiple notebook and desktop PC tests.
Mintbox Mini Pro mini desktop PC with Linux Mint preinstalled and AMD hardware

MintBox Mini Pro mini desktop PC with Linux now available

This compact desktop PC has a fanless design, using a low-power AMD Mullins chip, 8 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD storage, and running Linux Mint 18 out of the box. Announced back in September, it can finally be acquired for $395 USD via Amazon.
Android 7.1 coming to... Chromebooks?

Android 7.1 coming to... Chromebooks?

Android N has been trickling out to flagship smartphones for a few months now, but Chromebooks may be the next devices in line to receive the update. Android 7.1 promises to bring better Android app management for Chrome OS.

Users might still be able to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge

Microsoft may have officially the free upgrade period months ago, but still seem to sponsor other free upgrade methods.
Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini 2GB Review

Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Mini 2GB Review

The entry point into the world of Pascal-based desktop GPUs is the GTX 1050. Equipped with only 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM, it primarily competes against the - only marginally more expensive - GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB of RAM. Zotac's GeForce GTX 1050 Mini is a very compact graphics card without a fancy heatsink design.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Desktop) |
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Endless Mini and Endless One mini desktop PCs with Linux-based operating system

CES 2017 | Endless intros two Linux-driven mini desktop PCs

These two compact desktop computers start at just $129 USD (the ARM-driven Mission Mini) and are Endless Computers' first products designed specifically for the US market. Pre-orders begin next week.
Ockel Sirius A Windows 10 hybrid tablet/desktop PC with Intel Atom processor, up to 8 GB RAM, 128 GB storage

Ockel unveils Sirius A and Sirius A Pro Windows 10 tablets

These Intel Atom-powered Windows 10 tablet/mini desktop PC hybrids come with 4 GB RAM/128 GB storage and 8 GB RAM/128 GB storage in silver, gray, or gold. Prices start at $699 USD, and early Indiegogo backers should get the first units by the end of May.
AMD teases Avalon mini PC VR backpack powered by two Li-ion battery packs

CES 2017 | AMD teases Avalon mini PC VR backpack powered by two Li-ion battery packs

The high-power Avalon mini PC integrates an RX 480 GPU and doubles as a VR backpack with its two Li-ion battery packs for $1800 USD.
MSI looks to compete with Razer's Core and the Alienware Graphics Amplifier with GUS, an e-GPU. (Source: MSI)

CES 2017 | MSI enters the e-GPU game with GUS

MSI's GUS looks to bring desktop graphics support to notebooks with Thunderbolt 3.
AMD's upcoming Vega architecture brings some major improvements in graphical computing. (Source: AMD)

CES 2017 | AMD reveals more information on upcoming Vega GPUs

Expected for release in the first half of 2017, AMD's highly anticipated Vega GPU architecture looks to build on features first presented in the Fury X, including an evolution of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM).
The Compute Card is targeted at IoT developers. (Source: Intel)

CES 2017 | Intel one-ups Compute Stick with Compute Card, a credit-card sized PC

Intel's Compute Card is a credit-card-sized PC measuring a scant 0.2 inches thick.
Project Valerie has two additional monitors that slide out to create a triple monitor display. (Source: Razer)

CES 2017 | Razer shows off concept notebook with three 4K displays

Razer is seeing triple with Project Valerie, the "world's first triple display laptop." While still in concept, the project is an exciting peak into what may be possible in the future.
RCA 12.2 inch Android 2-in-1 convertible tablet with quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB storage

CES 2017 | RCA launches a 17.3-inch AiO, a 7-inch tablet, and two 12.2-inch convertibles

The Voyager III tablet is a low-end device with a $50 USD price tag, while the convertibles come with up to 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage (the Windows-driven one) and prices up to $450 USD.
Review mobile Intel Kaby Lake Quad-Core CPUs

Review mobile Intel Kaby Lake Quad-Core CPUs

Kaby Lake now with four cores. Intel announces quad-core processors based on the current Kaby Lake architecture just in time for the CES. We already had the chance to test the CPUs in some laptops.
HTC says that the successor to the HTC Vive will not be announced any time soon.

HTC says that the Vive 2 will not be announced at CES

Unfortunately, rumors saying that HTC will announce the successor to the HTC Vive Virtual Reality headset during CES 2017 this coming week, have been refuted by HTC.
HTC Vive 2 could be wireless with 4K resolution displays

HTC Vive 2 could be wireless with 4K resolution displays

The Vive is barely a year old, but the inevitable second generation headset may bring a host of technical improvements for a demonstration as early as next month.
The BRIX-GZ1DTi7-1070GB GW is a powerful SFF gaming PC coming soon from Gigabyte. (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte announces BRIX SFF PC with GTX 1070

The newest small form factor gaming PC from Gigabyte will pack a serious punch in a small package thanks to its GTX 1070 and Core i7-6700K.
Trident Z RGB RAM sticks feature customizable color and lighting effects. (Source: G.SKILL)

G.SKILL unveils Trident Z DDR4 RAM with RGB lighting

The RAM modules feature an RGB light strip that allows for various lighting effects and doesn't require any additional power connections.
Apple's Mac Pro has not been updated in over 1100 days. (Source: Apple)

Apple has new desktops coming: Cook

In a forum post to employees, Tim Cook reiterated the company's support for Mac desktop computers and asserted that there were some in the works.
New security features, such as HP Sure Start, will be available in HP's upcoming EliteBook line and other HP devices. (Source: HP)

HP unveils new security features for commercial PCs

The new features are aimed to deter intrusions by protecting multiple layers of notebooks and PCs.
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G Review

MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G Review

MSI's version of the GeForce GTX 1080 is supposedly not only faster but also quieter than Nvidia's Founders Edition. LED effects provide visual highlights. How well the GPU handle the various benchmarks and if it managed to impress is the subject of our review.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop) |
Cortana, Microsoft's Personal assistant for Windows 10 devices, has just gotten a little cooler. (Source: Microsoft)

Latest Windows 10 Insider build lets you turn off your PC with your voice

Windows 10 Insider Build 14986 has introduced a number of additional voice commands for Cortana, including sleeping, restarting, shutting down, and changing volume.
Watch Dogs 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Watch Dogs 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Impressive performance. Despite the fact that Watch Dogs 2 is quite demanding on the hardware, its engine appears to be well-engineered and stable. Which graphics card and what settings are best suited to allow the user to ascend to the hacker-throne is the subject of our review. Update: we've now tested 16+ graphics cards.
ARM Cortex-R52 processor, Windows 10 desktop to support ARM chips in 2017

ARM chips to get support for desktop Windows in 2017

Intel's domination might soon end as the giant ends up facing Qualcomm and other ARM-based chips, which are expected to get full support for Microsoft Windows desktop by the end of 2017.
Intel's NUCs (Next Unit of Computing) are basic desktop computers in compact form factors. (Source: Intel)

Intel releases complete specs for new Apollo Lake NUC

Intel's new Apollo Lake NUC (NUC6CAYH) will have a 10W Celeron CPU, 2 memory slots, dual integrated mics for voice recognition, a 2.5" SATA drive bay, 4 USB 3.0 Type-A ports, HDMI 2.0, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and an infrared receiver; all in a compact 4" x 4" package.
Desktop PCs continue to outsell smartphones and tablets in the business sector

Desktop PCs continue to outpace smartphones and tablets in the business sector

More than half of surveyed business users rely on their personal smartphones for work as companies would rather give out desktop PCs than handheld devices.
The PC market's decline showed signs of improvement this Q3 due to strong ultraportable/convertible sales. (Source: Pixabay)

Q3 PC shipments beat expectations by 2 points; still down 2.1% on-year: IDC

Market intelligence firm IDC sees strong improvement in thin and convertible laptop shipments for Q3 2016, beating expectations by a wide margin. As a result, the projection of the (still declining) market has improved from a 7.2% to a 6.4% decline.
The internal hard drive is the only major component that can be replaced by the end user. (Source: iFixIt)

Teardown reveals Microsoft Surface Studio has limited user upgradeability

Most major components are soldered on and cannot be replaced. However, the device appears to be fairly repairable.
Dishonored 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Dishonored 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

The Performance Enigma. Gaming qualities aside: the stealth-action game, Dishonored 2, is not running as smoothly as one would expect. The PC version is suffering from performance drops. In the following review, we will check how the game runs on notebooks.
Farming Simulator 17 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Farming Simulator 17 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Let's get cracking! A word to the wise at the big gaming companies, where they routinely spend millions and put casts of thousands to work developing high-end games. Alongside all those big boys -- like Battlefield, FIFA, and Assassin's Creed -- Germans also delight in playing on a farming simulator. Here's a look at what's up with the latest version, as shown in this benchmark report.
First references to GeForce GTX 1080 Ti appear online

First references to GeForce GTX 1080 Ti appear online

The imminent GTX 1080 Ti may pack 10 GB of VRAM with a launch price between 900 to 1000 Euros.
Intel readying Basin Falls and Skylake-X CPUs for 2017

Intel preparing Basin Falls and Skylake-X CPUs for 2017

The 200 and 300 series may be shipping with native support for USB 3.1 Gen. 2 and 3D XPoint memory.
The MSI Trident is the smallest VR-ready desktop PC. (Source: MSI)

MSI launches the Trident, a console sized VR gaming PC

MSI's is claiming their new Trident gaming PC is the smallest VR-capable device. Can it successfully bring virtual reality into the living room?
Dishonored 2, Bethesda's newest title, runs smoothly on consoles but suffers from inconsistent performance on the PC. (Source: Bethesda)

Dishonored 2 noted to have severe performance issues on PC

Bethesda's newest title, Dishonored 2, is suffering from inconsistent performance on the PC. Reviewers and early buyers have expressed their discontent, prompting Bethesda to release a patch sometime this week.
Titanfall 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Titanfall 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

War mechs on Speed. Every Fall, we have new versions of single and multiplayer shooter games to evaluate. Alongside the reigning leaders “Battlefield 1” and “Call of Duty Infinite Warfare”, “Titanfall 2” is also seeking to carve out its piece of the gaming pie for 2016. Here, we test its performance on a variety of (Notebook) GPUs.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

In the shadow of Battlefield 1. Activision launches the latest part of the extremely successful Call of Duty series almost immediately after the launch of EA's excellent World War I shooter. In this benchmark test, we will check whether the graphics can keep up with the main rival or if we are dealing with another frame rate fiasco similar to the predecessor Black Ops 3.
AMD's Radeon Pro WX series will be available for purchase November 10th and 18th. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces availability of Radeon Pro WX series graphics cards

Announced in July, AMD's Radeon Pro WX graphics cards have finally started shipping to retailers. Are the workstation-grade cards an improvement on the previous FirePro line?
Philips unveils 328P6VJEB 31.5-inch 4K monitor for professionals

Philips unveils 328P6VJEB 31.5-inch 4K monitor for professionals

The monitor uses a VA panel to produce a flicker-free experience with modern connectivity features including HDMI 2.0 and MHL.
A prototype of the Dell Smart Desk, which Dell will officially announce at CES 2017. (Source: Dell)

Dell unveils alternative to Microsoft's Surface Studio

With the announcement of the Surface Studio and Surface Dial, Microsoft has intrigued consumers with an innovative computing experience. However, Dell has recently unveiled an alternative to the Surface Studio they've been developing since 2014.
Battlefield 1 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Battlefield 1 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Great visuals. Battlefield once again shows how nice a video game can look nowadays. We will find out what that means for the system requirements for notebooks as well as desktop systems.
The Arc Hub is a new 7 in 1 USB-C Hub that is also compatible with Thunderbolt 3.

Arc Hub: The best mobile 7 in 1 USB-C-Thunderbolt Dock for your MacBook?

Bourge Design has recently unveiled their Arc Hub, a 7 in 1 USB-C Dock, that may be the ultimate universal docking station for your new MacBook or any other laptop with USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Apple will not release any more standalone displays on their own but instead work with partners like LG.

Apple: No more standalone displays!

Apple apparently decided to quit its standalone display business. This information was tweeted by the editor in chief at The Verge recently who claimed, that Apple told him about this change in direction. Instead of creating new displays on their own, Apple will work with partners like LG to deliver display solutions for the Mac.
Microsoft Surface Studio AiO with 28-inch touch display and Intel Core Skylake processors

Microsoft Surface Studio AiO now official

This new AiO desktop PC has a generous 28-inch PixelSense touch display, uses a discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics adapter with up to 4 GB VRAM, a Skylake Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, as well as up to 32 GB of memory.
MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G Review

MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4G Review

GP107 by Samsung The GTX 1050 Ti is Nvidia's latest addition to its Pascal line-up below the GTX 1060. Our review will show how the 14-nm chip, which is produced by Samsung, performs and whether it can compete with AMD in this price segment.
Intel Core i7-4790K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) |
Aida64: v5.80 brings hotkeys, DPI scaling and AMD Bristol Ridge benchmarks

Aida64: v5.80 brings hotkeys, DPI scaling and AMD Bristol Ridge benchmarks

FinalWire today announced a new update for Aida64, the successor to Everest. Aida64 v5.80 supports the latest Windows 10 builds and the most recent hardware components, including the AMD RX 400 series and Nvidia's GTX 1050 GPUs.
Acer and Lenovo shipments falling in EMEA

Acer and Lenovo PC shipments falling in EMEA

The overall PC market is relatively stable in the region as of Q3 2016 with only a slight decline in shipments compared to Q3 2015. Meanwhile, sales of business notebooks are offsetting the decline in demand for consumer notebooks.
Razer announces high-end gaming laptop Razer Blade Pro

Razer announces High-End Gaming Laptop Razer Blade Pro

The desktop in your laptop: Intel Core i7 quad-core CPU, Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 GPU with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM, 32 GB RAM, 2 TB PCIe SSD storage, 4K-display with G-Sync support as well as a mechanical keyboard. What sounds like components from a powerful gaming PC is actually crammed into a chassis that is just 22 millimeters thin. But can this work? We already had the chance to take a closer look at the device in a first hands-on.
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