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‘Hades Canyon’ NUCs finally give Intel’s tiny PCs the gaming chops they deserve

Intel’s tiny NUC PC initiative finally gets the gaming chips it deserves with the roll out of two new models that feature one of the company’s new Kaby Lake G chips, pairing a Core i7 with AMD Radeon Vega M graphics. The NUC8i7HVK features an unlocked Core i7-8809G CPU, which includes an unlocked quad-core CPU with Hyper-Threading and the faster Radeon RX Vega M GH GPU.  The NUC8i7HNK features a Core i7-8705G, which contains a quad-core CPU with Hyper-Threading and…

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Acer’s Predator Orion 9000 gaming rig rolls into CES with nifty integrated wheels

Acer’s Predator Orion 9000 gaming desktop blazed a bit of a trail at IFA 2017 with its high-end hardware and clever integrated wheels. At CES, it’s back again with a more solid release date. The Predator Orion 9000 will ship in February for a starting price of $1,999. But as you read through the kinds of features and specs to expect, don’t kid yourself: Acer already told us at IFA that the topmost configuration (with four Radeon Vega cards and…

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The Acer Nitro 5 embraces AMD Ryzen mobile APUs, making casual gaming a little serious

Acer’s Nitro 5 may be for casual gamers, but Acer’s not skimping on the parts. At CES on Saturday the company announced its refreshed Nitro 5 would add AMD’s latest Ryzen mobile APUs to its processor options. (This is actually something we wondered about when we covered the Nitro 5’s previous version last year.) After being an also-ran in mobile for many generations, AMD’s latest chips are gaining momentum in performance and battery efficiency. Bringing these chips to the 15-inch…

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Newegg has a decent discount on 16GB of RGB DDR4 RAM right now

Newegg has a decent discount on 16GB of RGB DDR4 RAM right now | PCWorld While $210 for 16GB of RGB RAM doesn’t sound cheap, it’s a decent price in today’s world. Thank you Your message has been sent. Sorry There was an error emailing this page. By Ian Paul Contributor, PCWorld | Jan 5, 2018 10:06 AM PT G.Skill “);});try{$(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd({threshold:0,forceLoad:false,onLoad:false,onComplete:false,timeout:1500,debug:false,xray:false});}catch(exception){console.log(“error loading lazyload_ad “+exception);}}); We don’t cover RAM often in our deal posts, because RAM prices are ridiculous. However, since…

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PCMag to Live Stream Dell’s CES 2018 Press Conference

PCMag will exclusively stream Dell’s CES 2018 press conference live from Las Vegas on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m PST. PCMag is teaming with Dell for an exclusive streaming partnership that will see us broadcast the CES 2018 Dell Experience press conference live from Las Vegas on our Facebook page on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. PST. During the event, Dell will make new product announcements and outline its plans for future innovation, with a number of guest…

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CES 2018: The biggest news and hottest products we expect at the show

CES opens in Las Vegas next week, and you know what that means. If it fits into a PC or your pocket; if it sits on a console or kitchen counter; if it beeps, buzzes, or talks; and if it’s artificially intelligent or at least somewhat smart; it will be there, somewhere, in a great river of technology flowing through the hotels and convention centers along the Strip. We will be there, too, and we’ve already pinpointed some intriguing technologies…

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Logitech’s popular MX Master 2S mouse is 20% off right now

Amazon’s kicking off the year with its first sale price on a popular mouse: the Logitech MX Master 2S. Currently this model is $80, or 20 percent off its normal $99 MSRP. Note that Amazon is out of stock of the mouse until Sunday, but you can still order it right now for the sale price. What makes this mouse so popular is that it packs so many great features into a single device. For starters, the MX Master 2S…

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Raspberry Pi: Projects, prices, specs, FAQ, software, and more

The Raspberry Pi craze is a little over five years old, and it shows no sign of stopping. What began as a stripped-down, uber-cheap, credit-card sized PC meant to teach programming to children has morphed into a vehicle for innovation and ingenuity. You’ll find all kinds of wild Raspberry Pi projects online, from electric skateboards to endless remote-control devices and home automation hacks like magic mirrors. Many people also use the Raspberry Pi in more down-to-earth ways, such as a home…

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Intel’s chip with AMD will use Radeon Vega graphics cores

Intel India kicked off the new year by (accidentally?) posting finer details about the hotly anticipated Intel CPU with AMD Radeon graphics launching later this quarter, officially dubbed the Intel Core i7-8809G. Those details seemingly confirm one rumor about the processor—and dispels another. Most notable: The chip will use AMD’s high-end Radeon Vega graphics cores, rather than the “Polaris” GPU found in mainstream graphics cards such as the Radeon RX 580. That’s no surprise considering the processor’s use of HBM2…

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