Intel's Haswell Architecture Analyzed: Building a New PC and a New Intel

Atom was originally developed not to deal with ARM but to usher in a new type of ultra mobile device. That obviously didn't happen. UMPCs failed, netbooks were a...

247 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2012

Home Automation and the 'Internet of Things'

Home automation (hereafter referred to as HA) refers to the mechanization and automatic control of various residential activities. It typically provides for centralized control of electrical appliances (such as...

52 by Ganesh T S on 10/4/2012

Dell U2713HM - Unbeatable performance out of the box

When you look at the 27” panels on the market today, they virtually all use a panel from LG. Samsung has their own PLS panels, but otherwise almost everyone...

99 by Chris Heinonen on 10/4/2012

The New Razer Blade: Thoroughly Reviewed

Earlier this year, Razer handed me a Blade evaluation unit and told me to go wild. Considering the company had no previous experience with developing PC laptop hardware, I...

60 by Vivek Gowri on 10/3/2012

LG Google TV Review

I’m really not sure how it happened. Despite our coverage of so many different streaming boxes over the years, we somehow never reviewed Logitech's Revue, their entrant into the...

49 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/2/2012

AVADirect Clevo P170EM: Has AMD’s HD 7970M Got Game?

A couple weeks back, we posted something of a first look at the Clevo P170EM when we did our overview of AMD’s upcoming Enduro 5.5 release. As one of...

61 by Jarred Walton on 10/2/2012

AMD A10-5800K & A8-5600K Review: Trinity on the Desktop, Part 2

Last week we took a look at the GPU side of the desktop Trinity APUs. We looked at the top end 384-core Radeon HD 7660D configuration as well as...

177 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/2/2012

Lian Li PC-A76X Case Review: The Limits of Aluminum

As a case designer and manufacturer, Lian Li has built their entire business around aluminum. It's one of those materials that seems to have a real marketing draw, that...

59 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/30/2012

Alienware M18x R2 Notebook Review: NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680M in SLI

Around the launch of the Alienware M17x R3, Alienware essentially bifurcated its high end notebook offerings into single-GPU (the M17x R3) and dual-GPU (the M18x). The M17x R3 was...

50 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/28/2012

AMD's Trinity : An HTPC Perspective

Intel started the trend of integrating a GPU along with the CPU in the processor package with Clarkdale / Arrandale. The GPU moved to the die itself in Sandy...

49 by Ganesh T S on 9/27/2012

AMD A10-5800K & A8-5600K Review: Trinity on the Desktop, Part 1

After years of waiting, AMD finally unveiled its Llano APU platform fifteen months ago. The APU promise was a new world where CPUs and GPUs would live in harmony...

139 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/27/2012

Lenovo IdeaCentre A7 All-in-One Review: Starting to Get The Balance Right

As we mentioned in our recent review of Dell's enterprise-class all-in-one, the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One, balancing the needs of an all-in-one system and making it feel like a solid...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/26/2012

Samsung SSD 840 Pro (256GB) Review

If we had an award for most improved in the SSD space, it would have to go to Samsung. When we first encountered Samsung MLC drives a few years...

96 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/24/2012

Thermaltake Armor A30 Case Review: Opening the Puzzle Box

It's pretty clear on our side of the fence that smaller enclosures and leaner builds are increasingly becoming the way to go for most users these days, with even...

26 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/24/2012

Alienware M17x R4 Notebook Review: Ivy Bridge and the GeForce GTX 680M

Alienware recently updated their Bronze Editor's Choice award-winning M17x R4 gaming notebook to include Intel's Ivy Bridge processors and optional AMD Radeon HD 7900M series graphics or NVIDIA's new...

61 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/21/2012

Nixeus NX-VUE27 27" Monitor: High Resolution for the Masses

The price model for 27” IPS displays has been turned on its head recently by imported models from Korea that you can buy on eBay. Selling for as little...

65 by Chris Heinonen on 9/20/2012

Making Sense of the Intel Haswell Transactional Synchronization eXtensions

Intel has released additional information regarding the Transactional Synchronization technology (TSX) inside their upcoming Haswell processor; it's basically an instruction set architecture (ISA) extension to make hardware accelerated transactional...

29 by Johan De Gelas on 9/20/2012

The iOS 6 Review: Maps Thoroughly Investigated and More

By this point, we’re all familiar with Apple’s revised release cadence for iOS and iOS devices. Introduce a new iOS release at WWDC, beta test it through to the...

104 by Brian Klug & Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/19/2012

HTC's Windows Phone 8 NYC Event live blog

We just sat down at HTC's NYC event. Specifics aren't being shared about what's being announced here but follow along with our live blog to see what's bound to...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/19/2012

Dell OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One Review: Dell's All-in-One Goes Enterprise

The all-in-one market is a tough nut to crack, both for the vendors and in many ways for the press as well. Apple sidestepped the landmine entirely by simply...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/19/2012
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