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Acer and Dell gaming laptops drop to ludicrously low prices to clear way for Intel 8th-gen CPUs

The arrival of 8th-gen Intel CPUs is dropping gaming laptops with 7th-gen processors to new lows.

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AMD Ryzen motherboards explained: The crucial differences in every AM4 chipset

Which Ryzen AM4 motherboard chipset is right for you: X470, X370, B350, or A320?

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The Full Nerd ep. 47: 2nd-gen Ryzen Q&A with Jim Anderson, AMD's VP of computing

In this episode of the Full Nerd, we interview AMD's Jim Anderson about 2nd-gen Ryzen, X470 motherboards, multi-die chip development, and more.

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2nd-gen Ryzen Q&A with AMD SVP Jim Anderson | The Full Nerd Ep. 47

AMD's SVP of computing and graphics joins the Full Nerd to talk about 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs, X470 motherboards, the state of multi-thread software development, and more.

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Microsoft holds up Windows 10 feature upgrade after finding BSOD bug

The company delayed the update, which had been expected to arrive on either April 3 or April 10, for an unspecified period.

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Best Raspberry Pi kits: 10 options for beginners and experienced makers

Our top picks range from basic Raspberry Pi starter kits to hardware bundles for specialized projects.

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Dell's selling our favorite budget gaming laptop with a GTX 1060 for an unheard-of price

Dell's Inspiron 15 7000 is our favorite budget gaming laptop with a GTX 1050 Ti for $900. This deal upgrades it to a GTX 1060—for $850!

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AMD's original Ryzen CPUs get deep price cuts before 2nd-gen Ryzen's launch

Here's a look at the best deal prices right now on AMD's Ryzen processors.

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The highest-performing PC hardware you can buy today

Looking to build the ultimate PC? If price is no object, this is the hardware you want, from Intel's bleeding-edge Optane 900P SSD to Nvidia's Titan V.

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AMD vows 'freedom' for new Radeon brands amidst GeForce Partner Program controversy

The Asus Arez lineup won't be the only new Radeon-exclusive graphics card brand, AMD says.

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The best budget computer speakers: Surprisingly sound choices for $100 or less

Budget computer speakers have come a long way since the tinny-sounding beige boxes of yore. Our top picks are surprisingly good—and surprisingly affordable.

The Full Nerd

The Full Nerd episode 46: 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs, Radeon RX 500X GPUs, and what makes a Vega?

In this episode of the Full Nerd, we go all AMD with 2nd-gen Ryzen, an investigation into the Radeon Vega GPU in Intel's Kaby Lake G chip, and the "new" Radeon RX 500X graphics cards.

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This certified refurbished HP Omen PC with a GTX 1060 is just $600 after a $300 discount

Amazon is selling a refurbished HP Omen 870 for just $600 today with a Core i5-7400, 8GB of RAM, GeForce GTX 1060, and a 1TB hard drive.

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2nd Gen Ryzen revealed, is Kaby Lake G really Vega?, Radeon RX 500X GPUs | The Full Nerd Ep. 46

Today's show is almost all AMD! First up is the official reveal of 2nd Gen Ryzen CPUs, then we go into whether Kaby Lake G is really Vega, and finally we finish with the 'new' Radeon RX 500X GPUs.

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Logitech Z323 review: This 2.1 speaker system's boomy bass overwhelms room-filling sound

The Logitech Z323 speaker system makes finding an acceptable balance between low and high frequencies harder than it should be.

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Augment your hard drive with a speedy 120GB SSD for just $44 today

The 120GB SanDisk SSD Plus is just $44 today at Amazon.

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Sound BlasterX Kratos S3 review: A versatile entry-level 2.1 speaker system

The Kratos S3 2.1 speaker system brings full, warm sound to music, movies, and games.

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HTC Vive vs. Oculus Rift vs. Windows Mixed Reality: What's the difference?

Windows PC owners have three virtual reality platforms to choose from: Here's how the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets compare, compete, and overlap.

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