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May 5, 2019

Razer Toaster, AKA Project Breadwinner, Confirmed

Gamers everywhere, rejoice! The Razer Toaster may finally be a thing! After Razer joked about producing the Razer Toaster all the way back since 2013, Razer fan Mark Withers created a Facebook page demanding Razer produce the Toaster. For years, Razer continued to joke about the prospect of a Toaster while the Razer Toaster Please Facebook page amassed quite a following of over 40,000 likes. In 2016, Razer even put together a concept for a Toaster design on April Fool’s Day, which they named Project Breadwinner.

Clearly noticing the massive demand for the Toaster, Razer CEO Min Liang Tan, recently announced that they would be making the Razer Toaster a [...]

 
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April 22, 2019

AMD Ryzen 3 3200G APU ‘Picasso’ Pictures Leaked

A recent post over at the Chiphell forums may have given us a first glimpse of the upcoming AMD Ryzen 3 3200G APU, codename Picasso. The upcoming processor, which is expected officially launch at Computex 2019 was pictured de-lidded by user “独月” who commented that they were in the process of running performance testing.

From the leaked images, we can see that the processor utilizes thermal paste rather than solder as interface material between the IHS and the chip itself. This isn’t much of a surprise considering the Ryzen 3 3200G falls in the entry level of AMD’s processor lineup.

The Ryzen 3 3200G is a part of AMD’s [...]

 
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March 12, 2019

Intel CPU Shortage to Worsen in 2H2019

According to a recent report by Digitimes, Intel’s CPU supply shortage will continue to worsen through the 2H2019 as demand for entry level and mainstream notebooks such as Chromebooks and Core i3-based notebooks continue to increase without the proper increase in supply to sustain the growth.

Supply shortages in 3Q2018 began impacting major notebook vendors such as HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc. with as much as a 5% shortfall in supply. The shortages continued into Q42018 and 1H2019 with the worst shortages reported in the Core i5 series as well as Atom, Pentium, and Celeron, which allowed AMD processors to claim as much as 15.8% marketshare in 1Q2019. AMD’s [...]

 
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February 28, 2019

Micron Announces Massive 1TB c200 microSD Card

Micron is once again returning to the microSD card market with the introduction of the new Micron c200. The Micron c200 will be the world’s first microSD card to sport capacities up to 1TB thanks to Micron’s use of their new 96-layer 3D QLC NAND.

The new microSD card will be rated at up to 100MB/s reads and 95MB/s writes with a class rating of UHS-I Speed Class 3 and A2 (Application Class 2). This will make the c200 an excellent microSD card for 4K content, game consoles, and burst mode photography.

The Micron c200 is currently sampling and will be available in capacities of 128GB to 1TB in Q2 2019. Pricing information is currently unavailable at [...]

 
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February 28, 2019

The Best Workstation PC Builds of 2019

Welcome to Custom PC Review’s Best Workstation PC Computer Builds section! Here’s where you’ll find that new build to power your work to the next level! These builds are designed to help give you an idea of what kind of PC hardware you’ll need for building a great workhouse for powering you through intense applications such as photo editing, video editing, 3D modeling and more! If that’s what you intend to do with this machine, keep reading. If you’re looking for another computer build such as a gaming PC build, please jump over to our Computer Builds section for more builds!

Workstations are among the best builds you should put together [...]

 
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January 8, 2019

Ask CPCR: How Much RAM Do You Need?

For those new to buying or building PCs, one of the most common questions is “How much RAM do I need?“. While the best answer to this question really depends on what you plan on doing with your PC, there are some general guidelines you can follow in order to get a good estimate on how much RAM is optimal.

 

How is RAM Used in Computers

Before we decide how much RAM is needed for your new PC, it’s important to first understand how RAM is actually used in it. RAM, which is often also referred to as system memory, is an acronym for Random Access Memory. While it would take quite a long time to fully explain all the cases of how RAM is used in [...]

 
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January 7, 2019

Microsoft Adds Update Pausing Feature on Windows 10 Home

Generally speaking, always being up to date on the latest Windows patches is a pretty good thing. Updating your system will not only fix bugs and add new features, it also includes security patches that prevent hackers from having their way with your system.

While there are plenty of benefits to having the latest updates, sometimes updates do cause issues. As Microsoft doesn’t have the capability of internally testing each update with billions of computers on the planet before they release it, updates sometimes causes issues which get fixed in a later update. For those who can’t afford to have any issues with their systems, it’s important to be able [...]

 
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January 7, 2019

Razer Blade 15 Now Packing Nvidia GeForce RTX Graphics

Following Nvidia’s announcement of the new mobile GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs, Razer wasted no time announcing updates to their Blade 15 gaming laptop.

Starting at $1,599, the Razer Blade 15 packs either an 15-inch Full HD (1920×1080) 144Hz display or a 4K (3840×2160) touch display with full 100% Adobe RGB color support. The laptop also features the 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6-core processor, 16GB of DDR4 memory, up to 512GB of ultrafast SSD storage, and a choice between the new GeForce RTX 2060, RTX 2070, or RTX 2080 with Max-Q design.

As for the design, the Razer Blade 15 maintains its sleek and stealth look. It’s still one of the [...]

 
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January 6, 2019

T-Mobile OnePlus 6T Receives New Software Update (Build: A6013_34_181228)

If you’re a T-Mobile OnePlus 6T owner, good news! T-Mobile has recently released a new software update, Android 9.0 Build Number: A6013_34_181228. According to the software version details, the new update “Enables support for additional domestic roaming partners”.

In order to update, simply swipe up from the Home screen and tap Settings. From there, scroll down and select System > System Update > Check for Update. Then simply follow the onscreen directions to update to the latest software.

Has anybody installed the latest update? Leave your feedback below!

 
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January 5, 2019

T-Mobile Offering Flexible Payment Options for Federal Workers Affected by Shutdown

As the partial shutdown of the US Federal Government continues into its second week with no end in sight, over 800,000 US Government employees continue to be either furloughed for those deemed non-essential, or still on the job for those deemed essential, but not getting paid until congress and the President can agree to a budget. For many Federal Government employees who depend on their bi-weekly paychecks, this has caused significant financial burden especially when many don’t know how they will be able to pay their next rent, electric, or even cell phone bill.

T-Mobile CEO, John Legere, recently Tweeted the following:

At @TMobile [...]

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