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Acer amazed the world last September when it announced a laptop with a 21” curved display, a quad-core Intel Core i7 “Kaby Lake” CPU with an unlocked multiplier, two graphics processors, a mechanical keyboard, and other features of a desktop PC. Then the company surprised once again, when it disclosed pricing of the Predator 21X in early January: at $8999, the machine is one of the most expensive gaming notebooks ever. By now, the PC is available, but this Predator will be a rare beast because only 300 will be made. The final version of the Predator 21 X notebook got Intel’s quad-core Core i7-7820HK CPU with an unlocked multiplier and overclocking capabilities, two GeForce GTX 1080 GPUs with 16 GB of GDDR5 memor, ...

Acer Announces The GX Series Gaming Desktops

While gaming laptops seem to get most of the attention, for some of us, desktops are the only way to go. You can get more performance, more storage, more...

3 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2017

CES 2017 Honor Double Or Nothing Live Blog

We're here at the Honor Double or Nothing event at CES 2017!

10 by Ian Cutress & Joshua Ho on 1/3/2017

Lenovo Launches Legion Branded Gaming Laptops

While the PC market has been contracting somewhat in recent years, there is still one line where buyers need more and more performance, and that is gaming. Even looking...

4 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2017

Lenovo Updates The X1 Lineup: Thin Bezel X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga And X1 Tablet Updates

Just last week, Lenovo announced a substantial overhaul of most of it’s ThinkPad lineup. One of the main new features were a new silver color, along with USB-C and...

10 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2017

CEATEC 2016: Sharp Showcases 27-inch 8K 120Hz IGZO Monitor with HDR, also 1000 PPI for VR

While we’re not CEATEC, a Japanese technology show, news has come via PC Watch regarding a new publicly announced milestone in monitor production. For any journalist that has attended...

44 by Ian Cutress on 10/5/2016

GTC Europe 2016: NVIDIA Keynote Live Blog with CEO Jen-Hsun Huang

I'm here at the first GTC Europe event, ready to go for the Keynote talk hosted by CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.

40 by Ian Cutress on 9/28/2016

IFA 2016: Live Blog of AMD Keynote with Mark Papermaster, CTO

We're here with AMD's CTO on stage for the IFA show.

63 by Ian Cutress on 9/3/2016

Hands On with ASUS ROG Avalon: A Teardown Video

During Computex 2016, as part of their 10-Years of the Republic of Gamers’ celebrations and showcase, ASUS surprised me with a new take on the PC: the ROG Avalon...

41 by Ian Cutress on 9/2/2016

IFA 2016: Qualcomm Announces VR820 Reference Platform, QCA9379

Following up the announcement of details on the Snapdragon 821, Qualcomm is also announcing a dedicated standalone VR HMD running Snapdragon 820 as a reference design which was designed...

3 by Joshua Ho on 9/1/2016

Sony Announces Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact

Today at IFA 2016 Sony announced two new phones to flesh out the Xperia X lineup, namely the Xperia XZ and Xperia X Compact. Starting with the Xperia XZ, it...

25 by Joshua Ho on 9/1/2016

HTC Announces One A9s: Helio P10, 5" 720p Display

Today at IFA 2016 HTC is announcing an updated variant of the One A9 called the One A9s. In this case, the update is designed to put the One...

9 by Joshua Ho on 9/1/2016

Hands On With the Samsung Gear S3

For a while now the smartwatch market has been developing in fits and starts. One of the more interesting developments in this space isn’t Android Wear and watchOS, but...

35 by Joshua Ho on 8/31/2016

IFA 2016: Panasonic Press Event

We're here with Panasonic!

6 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2016

Qualcomm Details Snapdragon 821: Clocks, Efficiency, and IP

While Qualcomm already announced the Snapdragon 821, with the announcement details were rather sparse. Fortunately, today Qualcomm followed up with more details. Those that followed the announcement might recall...

32 by Joshua Ho on 8/31/2016

Acer Predator 21 X: Notebook with Curved Display, Kaby Lake and GeForce GTX 1080 SLI

As part of the IFA event this week in Berlin, Acer is announcing its Predator 21 X, the industry’s first desktop replacement notebook with a curved display. The laptop...

28 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2016

Acer Announces new Swift brand of Ultrathin Notebooks with Kaby Lake SoCs

As we reported on the Kaby Lake launch last week as Intel’s newest generation of processors focusing on thin and light notebooks as well as convertables, tablets and mini-PCs...

21 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2016

IFA 2016: Acer Press Event

We're at Acer's Press Event at IFA!

8 by Ian Cutress on 8/31/2016

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 37: IDF 2016, Alloy, Joule, Broxton, and AMD Zen

Today’s podcast covers the show known as the Intel Developer Forum, or IDF for short. IDF is an annual event focusing on new Intel technologies and product visions, showcasing...

11 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2016

Hot Chips 2016: NVIDIA Discloses Tegra Parker Details

At CES 2016 we saw that DRIVE PX2 had a new Tegra SoC in it, but to some extent NVIDIA was still being fairly cagey about what was actually...

29 by Joshua Ho on 8/25/2016

Hot Chips 2016: Exynos M1 Architecture Disclosed

While we can always do black-box testing to try and get a handle for what a CPU core looks like, there’s really only so much you can do given...

29 by Joshua Ho on 8/25/2016

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