Samsung Odyssey Z Gaming Notebook: Going For Gamers with 8th Gen and Max-Q

Samsung this week introduced its latest laptop designed primarily for gamers. The new Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z will be based on Intel’s Core i7 processors with six cores as...

31 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2018

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop: 15.6-inch, Up to Core i7, GTX 1050 Ti, From $749

Acer has announced a new version of its Nitro 5 laptop this week. The new variants will be powered by Intel’s latest Coffee Lake-H processors, and can use NVIDIA’s...

13 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2018

Improving The Exynos 9810 Galaxy S9: Part 1

Last week we published our Galaxy S9 and S9+ review. Based on earlier announcements, we had large expectations from the Exynos 9810 as it promised to be the first...

60 by Andrei Frumusanu on 4/4/2018

NVIDIA Quietly Rolls out Slower, Lower TDP GeForce GT 1030 With DDR4 VRAM

For the lowest-end video cards, a common practice by manufacturers is to substitute in slower VRAM – recently, this meant swapping out GDDR5 for DDR3 – saving costs in...

42 by Nate Oh on 4/4/2018

Intel Wraps Up Spectre Patching, Partially Cancels Plans For 1st Gen Core & Core 2 Processors

Intel this week has published an update to their ongoing microcode guidance document. In the roughly 3 weeks since the last update, the company is offering some unexpectedly mixed...

27 by Ryan Smith on 4/4/2018

Origin PC Evo15-S Gaming Laptop: Core i7, GTX 1070 Max-Q, 1080p144

Today Origin PC released its new Evo15-S gaming laptop. The new device uses NVIDIA’s Max-Q based video cards to give a notably thinner and lighter device than the average...

13 by Joe Shields on 4/3/2018

ASUS Launches ROG Zephyrus M (GM501): A More Traditional Flagship Gaming Notebook

ASUS this week introduced its a second laptop under its flagship ROG Zephyrus gaming notebook brand. Dubbed the Zephyrus M (GM501) the new laptop is a slightly more straight-laced...

11 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2018

Digital Storm Equinox: 15.6-inch 1080p144 with Core i7 and GTX 1070 Max-Q

Along with Intel’s latest CPUs for notebooks, Digital Storm on Tuesday is introducing a new high-performance laptop for the thin form-factor market, the Equinox. The botique vendor's latest looker...

10 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2018

GIGABYTE Updates Aero 15: Six-Cores, GTX 1070, 1080p, 144 Hz, 5mm Bezel, $2300

Among the many laptops getting refreshed this morning, GIGABYTE has introduced upgraded versions of its Aero 15-series gaming laptops. The new notebooks retain a relatively compact form-factor, but feature...

8 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2018

Pioneer’s APS-XS02 USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 External SSDs Now Available

First formally introduced earlier this year, Pioneer has begun selling their APS-XS02 external SSDs, the company's first USB Type-C SSD. The drives combine stylish design with decent performance, compatibility...

9 by Anton Shilov on 4/2/2018

Mushkin Launches Source SSDs: 3D TLC NAND, SATA, from $39 to $110

Mushkin has announced its new family of affordable SSDs primarily aimed at users who would like to upgrade their PCs featuring HDDs. The company’s Source drives use inexpensive 3D...

42 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2018

Sony Cuts Price of PlayStation VR Headset to $299

As the VR headset market continues to grow and mature alongside initiatives like Daydream and Windows Mixed Reality, hardware makers have been able to drive down costs over time...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2018

Alliance for Open Media Releases Royalty-Free AV1 1.0 Codec Spec

Eagerly awaited across the tech industry, this week the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) has published the first complete version of the bitstream and decoding process specification for their...

81 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2018

PowerColor Launches Red Dragon RX Vega 56: Lays Groundwork for Mini-ITX Radeon RX Vega

PowerColor has released its new graphics adapter based on AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 GPU and paired with its own custom PCB. The new Red Dragon RX Vega 56...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/30/2018

NVIDIA ARM SoC Roadmap Updated: After Xavier Comes Orin

As part of this week’s GTC 2018 keynote address, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang quickly touched upon the future of NVIDIA’s ARM SoC lineup. While the company no longer publicly...

41 by Ryan Smith on 3/29/2018

Xiaomi Announces 15.6-inch Mi Gaming Laptop: Mid-Specs with Aggressive Pricing

Chinese brand Xiaomi this week announced its new Mi Gaming Laptop, its first endeavor into the gaming side of laptops. The 15.6-inch Full-HD 1080p gaming laptop will offer up...

18 by Joe Shields on 3/29/2018

Phantom Gaming: ASRock Unveils as an AMD GPU Partner

ASRock has officially introduced its first graphics cards. The Phantom Gaming family will initially include four GPU models based on the Radeon RX 500-series GPUs and are aimed at...

12 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2018

NVIDIA Pauses Self-Driving Vehicle Testing; Confirms DRIVE Wasn’t In Last Week’s Uber Collision

While not announced as part of this week’s GTC keynote, during the keynote itself word got out via Reuters that the company had suspended their active testing of their...

14 by Ryan Smith on 3/29/2018

Goodix Ships Optical In-Display Fingerprint Sensor for Smartphones

Goodix this month introduced its first optical in-display fingerprint reader for smartphones featuring rigid or flexible AMOLED screens. The company claims that performance of the sensor is higher when...

8 by Anton Shilov on 3/28/2018

Intel’s Last Atom in Smartphones: A 2018 Benchmark

Intel's push into smartphones over the last 10 years has been well documented, as well as the subsequent downfall after its Broxton smartphone SoCs were cancelled in April 2016...

54 by Ian Cutress on 3/28/2018
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