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March 28, 2017

Razer Updates Blade Pro Laptop, Gains THX Certification

In a recent announcement, Razer is launching an updated version of their flagship desktop replacement notebook, the Razer Blade Pro.

Aimed at high end gamers, enthusiasts, and content creators, the 0.88-inch thin Razer Blade Pro is one of the most feature packed notebooks in existence featuring a 17.3-inch IGZO UHD G-Sync display, an Intel Core i7-7820HK Quad Core CPU, 32GB DDR4 2667Mhz RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Graphics and up to 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD in RAID 0. Connectivity options include Killer Wireless AC 1535 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + Bluetooth 4.1, Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet, Thunderbolt 3, three USB 3.0, HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo port and [...]

 
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July 20, 2017

Review: Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC HD WiFi Access Point (UAP-AC-HD)

The King of 5GHz Wireless AC

Several weeks ago, we had the opportunity to review the Ubiquiti UniFi AP AC PRO which we found to be an excellent Wi-Fi access point solution for anyone looking for an easy way to significantly improve their Wi-Fi coverage, performance, and reliability in the home, office, or commercial deployment.

Of course, the UniFi AP AC PRO isn’t the fastest access point Ubiquiti makes and for those who want the absolute maximum performance, Ubiquiti also offers the UniFi AP AC HD, Ubiquiti’s flagship UniFi access point sporting an even faster, newer, beefier wireless chipset paired with an even more powerful antenna array.

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February 24, 2017

Initial AMD Ryzen CPU Shipments to Top One Million Units

AMD Ryzen 7 CPU | Source: AMD

Within 24 hours of AMD’s Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1700 announcement, pre-orders for the newly announced CPUs quickly drove the three new products to Amazon’s CPU Best Seller’s list despite the fact that the CPUs aren’t even expected to ship until March 2nd.

While pre-order rankings and information has been limited from other vendors, similar numbers may have also been seen across the industry as a recent article by Digitimes reports that AMD’s initial shipment of Ryzen CPUs are expected to top one million units. Motherboard makers are also expected to cash in on [...]

 
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February 21, 2017

Intel Optane Limited to Kaby Lake 7th Gen Intel Core Processors

After Intel and Micron announced 3D XPoint several years ago, drives based on the technology were mostly just talk. This changed recently at CES as many of Intel’s partners began showing off their latest notebooks equipped with the new 3D XPoint based Optane Memory drives. As a result, many believe that Intel may begin shipping Optane to retailers shortly.

Recently, Intel also recently quietly launched their Optane mini-site which contains some very unfortunate news for those with older systems looking forward to Optane to provide that much needed speed boost. According to the Intel Optane micro-site, Optane Memory is a platform feature and as such, there [...]

 
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January 18, 2017

CES 2017: Samsung Shows Off Odyssey Gaming Notebook Lineup

The Samsung Odyssey lineup of gaming notebooks will be Samsung’s first attempt at a laptop designed for gaming from the ground up and at CES 2017, we had the chance of checking out the lineup for ourselves.

The Samsung Odyssey gaming notebook lineup will come in two flavors which include the 15.6-inch and the 17.3-inch versions.

The 15.6-inch Samsung Odyssey is a more compact gaming notebook which features an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, and up to 256GB SSD + 1TB SSD for storage.

The 17.3-inch [...]

 
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January 11, 2017

CES 2017: Linksys WRT32X Integrates Killer QoS Features into Gaming Router

For CES 2017, Linksys unveiled their new WRT32X gaming router, designed specifically for gamers in mind.

As typical of gaming routers, the main selling point for the WRT32X is its QoS features. For the WRT32X, Linksys partnered with Killer Networking to integrate their gaming QoS software. Killer Networking software is typically already found on gaming motherboards, notebooks, and PCs, but this limits the QoS functionality onto the device rather than the entire network.

In terms of hardware, the hardware inside the Linksys WRT32X is identical to the Linksys WRT 3200 ACM. As such, the WRT32X features a dual-core 1.8GHz ARM processor, 512MB DDR3, and [...]

 
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January 4, 2017

NVIDIA Announces GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Mobile

Earlier this week, Nvidia has finally announced the specifications for the 1050 and 1050Ti mobile graphics chips.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti Mobile

Just like with the rest of the Pascal mobile solutions, as opposed to appending “M” to indicate that it’s a mobile component, Nvidia has decided to keep the same name for both mobile and desktop versions of the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti, indicating that these chips will offer similar if not identical performance as their desktop counterparts.

The GTX 1050 Ti features the same 768 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface found on the desktop [...]

 
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October 19, 2016

Apple Holding Mac Event October 27, Signals New MacBook Pros May be Incoming

After being rumored for quite some time, Apple has recently sent out invites for an upcoming special event set to go down on October 27 at 10AM PST. As usual for Apple, the invite itself is cryptically titled “hello again” which appears to be a reference to the original Mac which launched with the word “hello” on its screen.

Apple is expected to reveal an entire host of new Mac products as a lack of innovation in the area has caused Apple PC shipment declines of over 13% in 3Q2016. Chief among the expected new products is a complete redesign of the 13.3″ and 15.3″ MacBook Pro which hasn’t seen changes in over 4 years. [...]

 
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October 15, 2016

Samsung Launches Chromebook Pro, Possibly Best Chromebook Ever

Some keen eyes over at SamMobile recently spotted an upcoming Samsung Chromebook dubbed the Samsung Chromebook Pro on Samsung’s Korean website.

Looking at its product page, the Samsung Chromebook Pro looks to be a pretty sweet Chomebook, sporting a 12.3″ QHD (2,400×1,600) 400 nit LED backlit touchscreen display sitting on a 360 degree hinge and a PEN which appears to be similar to the S-Pen found on the Galaxy Note Series smartphones.

Under the hood, the Chromebook Pro features a 2GHz OP1 Hexa-Core Processor (2x ARM Cortex A72 + 4x ARM Cortex A53, likely the Rockchip RK3399), 4GB LPDDR3 RAM, and 32GB eMMC onboard storage. Samsung [...]

 
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October 12, 2016

Global PC Shipments Drop in 3Q2016 for the 8th Consecutive Quarter

Market intelligence firms Gartner and IDC recently posted their latest estimates on the global PC market in 3Q2016 and once again, things aren’t looking too hot for the industry.

 

Gartner

According to Gartner, PC shipments dropped 5.7% in the 3Q, marking the 8th consecutive quarter PC shipments have dropped. Despite the difficult market HP, Dell and ASUS, still saw around a 2.3-2.6% increase in shipments. On the other hand, the biggest losers include Apple, Acer, and “Others” who saw declines around 13.4-16.2%. While the overall industry declined, Mobile PCs such as notebooks, 2-in-1 PCs and Windows tablet shipments [...]

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