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Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 Desktop vs. Laptop GPU
Having fully reviewed the Nvidia RTX 4090 Laptop GPU and taken a comprehensive look at how it fares in the laptop market, now let's see how it compares against the RTX 4090 desktop part.
21 Programs to Analyze and Benchmark Your Hardware
You've just bought a new gaming PC or a laptop for the office. Maybe you just upgraded your PC. You might be into overclocking. But do you know exactly what you've got? How well is that PC actually working? We've compiled a list of 21 programs that are great for analyzing and benchmarking your devices.
Compaq: The Best-Selling PC Brand in the Late 1980s and '90s
#TBT Computers had finally made the jump from taking up a full room to something that could fit on a desk. In 1982, three entrepreneurs founded Compaq to make a portable IBM-compatible PC, they succeeded.
TechSpot PC Buying Guide: New-Gen vs. Old-Gen
The PC market has changed tremendously in the past few months. New Ryzen, Intel Core CPUs and high-end GPUs, so should you buy the latest and greatest, or settle for more affordable parts? In this PC Buying Guide update we've included four recommended component lists, meant for different budgets and purposes...
Can You Build a Gaming PC for $1,000?
It's been tough for anyone wanting a decent gaming PC the past few years. Parts were in short supply and expensive. But with the market more settled, can you finally build a gaming PC for $1,000?
The Best Computer Cases: Full Towers, Mid Towers, Small Form Factor, and More
Choosing the right case for all your PC hardware is important, but with so many options, how do you know what's best for you? Our round-up of the best cases makes the process much, much easier.
Project Volterra, Microsoft's Arm system for developers, is now Windows Dev Kit 2023
TL;DR: The Windows Dev Kit 2023 is a new Mac Mini-like mini PC aimed at developers who code Windows on Arm applications. Decent specs and a lot of RAM should please app developers while Microsoft is pursuing its world conquest through AI and cloud VMs.
Intel unveils 13th-gen Core desktop CPUs with more cores, higher frequencies
Something to look forward to: After months of leaks, Intel has finally announced its first "Raptor Lake" 13th-gen Core desktop processors alongside the new Z790 chipset. The new CPUs will compete against AMD's Ryzen 7000 series. Stay tuned for our reviews coming next month.
Should You Buy DDR5 for Your Next Budget PC Build?
HP's new 5K ultrawide AIO PC is featured packed, can be upgraded to powerful specs
TechSpot PC Buying Guide: H2 2022
With next-gen products around the corner, is it a good time to buy or build a new PC? This PC Buying Guide update gets you four recommended component lists, meant for different budgets and purposes.
The Best Compact PC Cases to Put on a Desk
If you have a desktop PC, you may not want to put it on the floor. Case in point, there are short PC cases that are more suitable than most for use on a desk. Here are some of the best of them.
Lenovo unveils ThinkStation P360 Ultra SFF PC packing a 125W CPU and a dedicated GPU
Upgrading to Ryzen 5 5600 from Ryzen 5 1600: How Much Faster?
This is a benchmark session, as usual, where we'll be taking an old Ryzen 5 1600 system and upgrade it with the Ryzen 5 5600 to see what's what on gaming.
Global PC market sees 15 percent revenue boost despite notebook shipment downturn
PC shipments start to slow following double-digit growth the last two years
AMD and Lenovo launches highlight incoming refresh for 2022 PCs
Apple patents a Mac housed inside a keyboard
The Best Desktop PCs: All-In-One, Gaming, Basic Computing & Mini PCs
When you're buying for a new desktop PC you have two main options: build one or buy pre-built. Here are some of the best desktop PC you can buy off the shelf in a variety of form factors.
Essential Apps to Install on your Windows PC or Mac
You just bought a new laptop, built a new desktop, or are clean installing your OS, good for you! Gotta love the taste of a fresh new machine. Now it's time to get back to productivity Zen by recovering your files and installing programs. Not sure which ones? Well, let us help.
HP's latest desktops and all-in-ones show off Alder Lake internals, RTX graphics and DDR5
Rob's Alder Lake Windows 11 Rig Build Log: Choosing Components, Price, Build, and Gaming Performance
Here's a confession: I haven't built a PC from scratch in almost a decade. Sure, I've replaced RAM, SSDs, and several graphics cards, but it's been years since I sat down with a load of boxed components ready to be put together.