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As part of IFA 2019, Netgear has a number of new announcements across different product lines. The wireless networking products are of particular interest to us. We had attended Qualcomm's Wi-Fi 6 Day last month, and I had tweeted about Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi 6 (RBK850) that was showcased at the event. Things are being made official today, with additional details becoming available. Netgear's Orbi systems need little introduction, given their wide retail reach and popularity. At CES 2019, the company had divulged some details about the meshing together of Orbi and Wi-Fi 6. The key to the great performance of the Orbi RBK50 (802.11ac) was the dedicated 4x4 wireless backhaul between the router and the satellites. This left two 2x2 streams (one in 5 GHz...

ASUS VivoBook S14 & S15 Get ScreenPad 2.0, Add Premium Features

ASUS introduced its new generation mid-range VivoBook S-series laptops at Computex earlier this month. The new notebooks are equipped with the company’s proprietary ScreenPad 2.0 — a touchpad with...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2019

Dell Launches XPS 15 7590: Up to 5 GHz and Overclockable, 15.6-Inch OLED

Dell has introduced its new flagship XPS 15.6-inch laptop aimed at performance-demanding users such as gamers and prosumers. The new XPS 15 7590 machine can be equipped with an...

62 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2019

HP’s EliteBook x360 1030 G4 Gets Whiskey Lake, 1000 nits LCD, Wi-Fi 6

HP has updated its EliteBook x360 1030 convertible PC designed for demanding consumers, business users, enterprises, and government agencies. The new EliteBook x360 1030 G4 systems come in the...

14 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2019

Maxio Technology: New Line of Cheaper NVMe SSD Controllers

Known primarily for controllers designed for inexpensive SATA SSDs, Maxio Technology is now expanding into the space of higher-performance drives featuring a PCIe interface. At Computex, the company demonstrated...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2019

ASUS Unveils ZenBook Edition 30 Laptop: 13.3-Inch Dual Screen with GPU

Being one of the world’s largest suppliers of premium laptops, ASUS is no stranger to exotic materials as well as high-performance ultra-portable notebooks. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, ASUS...

14 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2019

Spotted at Computex: HP’s own DDR4 Modules? V2, V6 and V8 RGB Families

Nowadays RGB LEDs are found on almost all modules for enthusiasts produced using famous memory houses as well as those used by boutique PC makers. HP recently renewed its...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2019

GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Pro AM4 Motherboard: Mid Range at $249

Since AMD announced its intention to release the Ryzen 3000 series processors during Computex, GIGABYTE unveiled a number of X570 motherboards to complement its release. The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus...

33 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/7/2019

Corsair's Hydro X: Making Custom Loop Water Cooling More Mainstream

During Computex 2019, jack-of-all-trades manufacturer Corsair unveiled its brand new range of liquid cooling products to the world with its new Hydro X series. As the demands on current...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/7/2019

Spotted at Computex: Triple Monitor Mobile Systems are Back

Notebook users that want another screen often have to carry around a secondary USB display – it’s something that works great for working while travelling, especially in cramped hotel...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/6/2019

More 2TB PCIe 4.0 SSD Options: Patriot with Custom Firmware coming Q4

If you’ve been following our coverage of Computex, you may have seen that there have been several companies with PCIe 4.0 SSDs to show off. These designs have almost...

7 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2019

ASRock X570 Pro4 and X570M Pro4 Motherboards: More For Professionals

ASRock unveiled a number of its X570 models during Computex 2019: a lot of gaming-focused models, and some extremely high-end offerings, but the ATX sized ASRock X570 Pro4 and...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/6/2019

ASUS Prime Utopia Motherboard Tech Demo, with 7-inch OLED Display

One thing that always amazes me is that the PC tech industry rarely does technology demonstrations. In the car world, the likes of Audi, BMW, Porsche, and others, will...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2019

Azza’s Pyramid Chassis: The Up-Side Down Case, But Also a Table?

The average PC case is fairly non-descript, often purchased based on whatever cost is left in the build. There might be a tempered glass panel, or some noise dampening...

10 by Ian Cutress on 6/6/2019

Spotted at Computex: An AMD EPYC-Based System with 108 Intel Ruler SSDs

Intel’s ‘ruler’ SSD form-factor is meant to maximize density of solid-state storage devices and improve Intel’s competitive positions on two markets: storage and compute. As it turns out, AMD’s...

36 by Anton Shilov on 6/6/2019

ASUS Pro WS X570-Ace: A No-Nonsense All-Black Motherboard with x8/x8/x8

During Computex 2019, ASUS unveiled its range of X570 motherboards catering to various market segments. While its ROG branded boards are traditionally targeted at gamers and enthusiasts, the ASUS...

37 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/6/2019

Colorful Has a Single-Slot GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Card

Discrete graphics cards for Mini-ITX PCs have become rather popular in the recent years as small form-factor gaming computers are gaining traction in general. Meanwhile, video cards with a...

27 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2019

Spotted at Computex: The Ultimate GPU Air Cooling Solution

Graphics cards and PCIe cards come with a limited set of cooling options. Some of the low TDP models are passive, before going up to active cooling on higher...

25 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2019

GeIL Demonstrates DDR4-5000 Memory Modules: Not for Sale

The rather long lifespan of DDR4 memory has allowed manufacturers to learn how to build modules running at speeds and voltages well above those specified by JEDEC’s standard. Nowadays...

4 by Anton Shilov on 6/5/2019

Galax Goes White: A PCIe 4.0 2TB SSD with a White PCB

There were a number of PCIe 4.0 SSDs on the Computex show floor this year, mostly using the Phison reference design. Galax still used the turnkeys solution, but applied...

11 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2019

Essencore 2 TB PCIe 4.0 SSD Enters The Game

One of the underlying themes of this year’s Computex was the number of PCIe 4.0 SSDs on display (or lack thereof). At present it seems that only drives powered...

6 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2019

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