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The latest happenings in PC hardware and enthusiast computing.

Nintendo's $150 New 2DS XL arrives this July

With Nintendo’s Switch console proving so successful that people are talking about it eventually outselling the Wii, you would imagine the company’s handheld ambitions are now focused solely on the hybrid device. But it seems the firm isn’t abandoning its…

New AMD hotfix improves RX 580 performance by 7%

It's that time of the month again and just as one would expect AMD has a new hotfix ready. This one adds support for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III and there is a performance improvement of up to 7% on Radeon RX 580 8GB graphics when compared to Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.4.3.(RS-131).

Acer unveils the Predator Triton 700

Acer just announced the Predator Triton 700 at the Next@Acer press event in New York today. While many laptops meant for gaming tend to be bulky, the Predator Triton 700 is thin, measuring only 18.9 mm. It is only slightly…

Razer unveils the Lancehead wireless gaming mouse

Today Razer is announcing its newest gaming mouse, the Lancehead. The wireless mouse is designed for gaming and is described to be “tournament-grade,” thanks to proprietary “Adaptive Frequency Technology” that enables cordless lag-free operation. It also features a highly precise…

The Best Storage: SSD, HDD, NAS & More

With dozens of hours testing storage devices under our belt in the last year alone, we have a pretty clear idea of what are the top devices you should buy right now, divided into six categories: Best performance SSD, best value SSD, best hard drives, best portable storage, best external storage device and best home/SMB NAS.

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Review

The Ryzen 5 1600 (non-X) is virtually unchallenged in terms of value among enthusiasts processors. However, we've yet to determine the next best option for those who can't afford to spend $220 on AMD's six-core champion. For $170, the quad-core AMD Ryzen 5 1400 appears to be a great alternative.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review

Lenovo's signature business ultraportable, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is now in its 5th generation, adding new Intel Kaby Lake processors and a larger battery without sacrificing portability. Having used this laptop for a few weeks now, it's clear that Lenovo's minor year-on-year improvements have led to a stunning device that's the best ThinkPad ultraportable yet.

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