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HyperDrive for Macbook Pro Review : USB-C Hub / Dock with Thunderbolt Passthrough

Better alternative – (affiliate link) – The HyperDrive claims it’s a Thunderbolt 3 product but it’s mostly a USB 3.0 powered hub. See more docks: and subscribe! Amazon affiliate link: Preorder one at Indiegogo if you can’t wait for Amazon availability: (not an affiliate link) VIDEO INDEX: 00:48 – Hardware overview 00:59 – Is it really Thunderbolt? 01:08 – Ports on the docking station 02:24 – General performance 02:54 – Limitations of the HDMI connector 03:25 – Fit and finish…

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Are You Gamer Enough for the Razer Phone 2?

Get yourself a Dbrand skin at Buy CableMod’s Vertical GPU Adapters at Razer created the “gaming phone” market, but were they “insane” to do so? New challengers await… Will the Razer Phone 2 sink or swim? Buy a Razer Phone 2: On Amazon: On Newegg: Buy an ASUS ROG Phone: On Amazon: Buy a Samsung Galaxy S9+: On Amazon: On Newegg: Buy a Pocophone F1: On Amazon: On Newegg: Discuss on the forum: Our Affiliates, Referral Programs, and Sponsors: Get…

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BEST Value PC Challenge – Scrapyard Wars Season 3 – Episode 7 (Finale)

The stunning conclusion is finally here! Pricing & discussion: Sponsor link: Support us: Join our community forum: Music Credit: MASSIVE thanks to Approaching Nirvana for putting together some custom theme music for us. They are serious bros and ya’ll need to check them out here: Additional Music Credit: Title: Laszlo – Closer Video Link: iTunes Download Link: Label Channel: Title: Approaching Nirvana – Sugar High Video Link: iTunes Link: Band Channel: Title: Laszlo – Supernova iTunes Download Link: Label Channel:…

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HOW is THIS for Gamers??

Get iFixit’s Pro Tech Toolkit now for only $59.99 USD at Check out ORIGIN PC’s New EVO15-S, powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, and their latest specials here: Is your Coffee Lake getting cold? Good news! Intel’s refreshing it. Are you ready for 8 cores and a new, even more confusing naming scheme? NOTE: Please see the pinned comment for more detailed board settings. Buy an Intel Core i9 9900K: On Amazon: On Newegg: Buy an ASUS Maximus XI…

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Buy THIS Instead – RTX 2070 Review

Receive an additional $25 credit for Ting today when you use code LINUS2018 at GlassWire Firewall: Use code LINUS and get 25% off GlassWire at It’s been almost a month after Nvidia dropped RTX… In more ways than one. Today, the least expensive RTX-capable cards are out. Did they learn from their mistakes? Buy an ASUS Turbo RTX 2070: On Amazon: On Newegg: Buy an ASUS STRIX RTX 2070: On Amazon: On Newegg: Buy a GTX 1080 instead: On Amazon:…

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Azulle Access Plus Review – PC on a HDMI Stick with Ethernet – A-1063-AAP-1

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) – Azulle’s Quantum Access Plus PC on a stick has decent thermal performance for a fanless PC along with an embedded 100 megabit ethernet jack. See more stick PCs: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 00:36 – Hardware Overview 01:27 – Integrated Heat Sink 02:58 – Power for USB peripherals 03:30 – Cord Cutting / TV watching 04:16 – No AC Wireless 04:59 – Performance: YouTube / Netflix video streaming 05:21 – Performance: Web Browsing…

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Lenovo Yoga 920 Review – 13.9″ 4k Two-in-One with New Intel 8th Generation Processor

Buy one at Lenovo – (affiliate link) – Lenovo’s new Yoga 920 is a classy two in one laptop / tablet with a brand new 8th generation Intel processor built in. See more laptops: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 00:45 – System Specs & Pricing 02:02 – Build quality and display 02:47 – Thunderbolt ports and lanes 04:15 – Keyboard and trackpad 04:52 – Weight 05:16 – Battery life 06:03 – Fan noise 07:27 – Pen support 08:50 – Web browsing…

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Acer Revo Build Review – $179 Upgradeable Windows Mini PC – Gaming / Kodi / Office and more

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) – Acer’s new $179 Windows mini PC is somewhat upgradeable. But its gaming performance lags behind sub $200 competitors. VIDEO INDEX: 0:02 – Hardware overview 0:56 – RAM upgradeability 1:21 – Stacking system discussion 1:58 – Ports 2:44 – Microsoft Word and Office Performance 3:00 – YouTube, Netflix and Web browsing performance 3:57 – Minecraft and gaming performance 6:39 – Kodi and Blu Ray MKV playback for Home theater 7:39 – Conclusion and…

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Dell Inspiron i3252 Review – Low cost mini-PC alternative with 1 TB of storage (i3252-7550BLK)

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) – There are tons of $200 mini PCs out there these days but the two things most lack is adequate storage and expandability. This one adds both. Subscribe for more ! VIDEO INDEX: 01:06 – Hardware overview 02:20 – Interior, expandability for both memory (RAM) and hard drive 05:00 – YouTube and web streaming video 06:28 – Octane benchmark 07:08 – Microsoft Word and Office 07:38 – Minecraft and gaming 08:59 – High…

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Why the 500GB Samsung T5 SSD is better than the 250 GB version

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) – I found the 500GB version of the Samsung T5 SSD has more consistent sequential write performance vs. the 250 GB version. See my full T5 review here: and subscribe! See more SSD reviews: Subscribe to my email list to get a weekly digest of upcoming videos! – See my second channel for supplementary content : Visit the Lon.TV store to purchase some of my previously reviewed items! Read more about my transparency…

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This Seems Rushed… – GeForce RTX Review

Check out the Thermaltake Level 20 series cases on Amazon at Sign up for Private Internet Access VPN at Buy RTX 2080 Ti on Amazon: Buy RTX 2080 on Amazon: Buy GTX 1080 Ti on Amazon: Buy GTX 1080 on Amazon: Linus Tech Tips merchandise at Linus Tech Tips posters at Our Test Benches on Amazon: Our production gear: Twitter – Facebook – Instagram – Twitch – Intro Screen Music Credit: Title: Laszlo – Supernova Video Link: iTunes Download Link:…

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Shuttle XPC Nano NC03U Mini PC Review – Same Guts as a Chromebox

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) – Shuttle’s XC03U mini PC has the same processor as many popular Chromeboxes but works with Windows and Linux. See more mini PCs: and subscribe! Links: HP Chromebox G2 Review: Intel Gemini Lake J5005 NUC Review: VIDEO INDEX: 02:32 – Processor options & pricing 03:42 – Upgradeability 05:27 – Ports & fan noise 06:32 – No 4k 60 from the HDMI port 08:00 – Performance: Web Browsing 08:51 – Browserbench.org Speedometer Test 09:46…

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Testing the CHEAPEST Gaming Headsets We Could Find!

Does a gaming headset really have to cost a lot to offer comfort, a good microphone and great sound? Well we put a bunch of cheap, inexpensive headsets to the test! Support HWC & buy through our affiliates: SADES SA901: G2000: ONIKUMA K-1: NUBWO U3: Beexcellent GM-1: GSP300: Corsair HS50: NZXT H500: NZXT H500i: Lancool One: Lancool One RGB: Subscribe ► This video is sponsored by NZXT & Lian Li. As per HWC guidelines, no review direction was received from…

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Acer Chromebook Tab 10 Review – ChromeOS Tablet With Android and Linux Support

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) – Acer’s Chromebook Tab 10 is a Chromebook in tablet form. It runs ChromeOS along with Android Apps and Linux via Google’s official Crostini project. See more ChromeOS: and subscribe! See more on ChromeOS and Linux: And my review of the Asus Flip with the same processor (but a flip over keyboard): VIDEO INDEX: 00:38 – Hardware Overview and Price 00:54 – Display 01:19 – Rockchip CPU 01:38 – RAM, Storage, weight and…

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We FIXED Apple’s New MacBook Pro

Check out the Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X on Massdrop: Customize your own Backplate for your GPU or SSD: WARRANTY VOID. We knew it would come to this, but can some good old fashioned LTT engineering fix the Core i9 MacBook Pro 2018’s thermals? Buy MacBook Pro On Amazon: On Newegg: Discuss on the forum: Our Affiliates, Referral Programs, and Sponsors: Linus Tech Tips merchandise at Linus Tech Tips posters at Our Test Benches on Amazon: Our production gear: Twitter…

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CalDigit TS3 Plus Thunderbolt 3 Dock Review – USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port and 85 Watt Power Delivery

Buy it on Amazon – (affiliate link) – Caldigit is one of the most experienced Thunderbolt dock manufacturers. Their TS3 Plus delivers 85 watts of power and has a USB 3.1 Gen 2 port. We put it through its paces in this review. See more docks: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 00:59 – Hardware Overview and Price 01:38 – Ports 02:36 – USB Type-C Gen 2 Port 03:27 – No HDMI Adapter in the Box 03:38 – Maximum Display Support 03:54…

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A Case NOT Suitable for Air Cooling? Lian Li O11 AIR

One of this year’s most-anticipated cases is Lian Li’s PC-O11 AIR, a great looking chassis that’s supposed to be optimized for air cooling. But is it? Our testing finds some issues with Lian Li’s claims despite this being an amazing home for your PC gaming components. Support HWC & buy through our affiliates: Toshiba RC100: COMPONENTS IN AIRFLOW BUILD: i7-8700K: ttp://geni.us/8700k Cryorig H7: Noctua NF-A12 Fans: G.Skill Trident-Z: ASUS Z370-A Motherboard: CableMod Extension Cables: CableMod Cable Combs: Enermax TB RGB…

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USB 3.1 & Type C – It’s finally here!

USB Type C is something I have looked forward to for a LONG time… Will it and the new 3.1 standard blow us away with performance gains and quality of life improvements? Pricing & discussion: Support us: Join our community forum: Intro Screen Music Credit: Title: Laszlo – Supernova Video Link: iTunes Download Link: Artist Link: Outro Screen Music Credit: Approaching Nirvana – Sugar High source

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Lenovo Ideapad 530S Review – 15″ 1080p Midrange Laptop

Find one at Lenovo: (affiliate link) – The Ideapad 530 is a solid midrange 15.6″ laptop from Lenovo powered by an 8th generation Intel i5 processor. See more laptops: and subscribe! VIDEO INDEX: 00:36 – Display 01:06 – Processor, RAM and storage 01:23 – upgradeability 02:30 – Weight & build quality 03:01 – Ports 03:57 – Keyboard and trackpad 04:16 – Fan noise 04:47 – Performance: Web Browsing 05:26 – Benchmark: Browserbench.org Speedometer 05:51 – Performance: Microsoft Office / Word…

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