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The latest happenings in PC hardware and enthusiast computing. We cover processors, graphics cards, desktop and mobile systems, tablets, input devices and much more.

Google stops selling the Nexus 9

Google has ended sales of the HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet a year and a half after its launch, making the Pixel C the only tablet available from the Google Store ahead of the launch of new Nexus devices later this year.

MSI Cubi 2 Plus Review: Close to the perfect mini PC

Intel has been a real champion for small form factor computing, recently introducing three new types of mini PC designs in addition to the NUC: the Compute Stick, Mini Lake and 5" × 5", or mini-STX as it is now commonly referred to. One of the first companies to adopt the new mini-STX form factor is MSI with its new Cubi 2 Plus, a tiny 1.3L computer that not only supports a desktop Skylake Core i7 processor but also accept up to 32GBs of DDR4 memory and a high-speed NVMe SSD for good measure.

AMD targeting affordable VR-capable graphics cards with Polaris

An interview between Ars Technica and AMD's Roy Taylor has revealed some more information about the company's upcoming Polaris architecture. According to him, Pascal is focused on increasing the 'total addressable market' (TAM) for virtual reality through more affordable graphics…

The End of Hardware?

The picture isn’t pretty. Whether it’s PCs, tablets, smart watches or now, even smartphones, the outlook for most major hardware device categories is not looking good, particularly in the US. The issue is that both consumers and businesses have already…

Best Motherboards of 2016: Enthusiast, extreme, workstation and budget picks

Building a new PC is all about choices and tradeoffs. Picking between AMD and Intel is usually the first choice you have to make, but it certainly isn’t the most complicated. Instead, that honour goes to the motherboard, with each board maker typically offering at least half a dozen different models based on a single chipset. We've done a lot of the homework for you to save you some time, money, and/or regret. Here's what we believe is the very best out there.

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