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Samsung Portable SSD T5 Review: Speedy, Durable External Storage

The Samsung Portable SSD T3 was a compact, durable, lightweight, and fast external solid state storage device, that offered killer performance when it launched. The T3 has been out for quite a while, however, and Samsung has since released a few newer types of flash memory, which are better suited to low-power, portable storage devices. As...

Origin PC EON15-S Review: A Svelte, Sensibly-Priced Gaming Laptop

It was not that long ago when the idea of buying a gaming laptop meant spending a heavy premium versus a desktop setup. That was always a tough pill to swallow, because for the most part, there was no way to upgrade critical components like a GPU, down the road a bit. What you got is what you would have to live with for the life of your laptop....

ASUS ZenBook Deluxe 3 UX490UA Review: A Striking, Slim Ultrabook

ASUS has earned high praise over the years for its ZenBook line of ultraportables. They marry sleek ultrabook designs with generally good value. We usually don’t see a lot of groundbreaking new technology from the line-up, but not everyone needs that and consistent quality builds are more generally the ZenBook hallmark. Some people just want...

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Review: A Thin, Powerful Max-Q Gaming Laptop

There was a time when laptop options were basically a choice between desktop-like performance in a heavy and bulky form-factor, an ultralight with integrated graphics, or something in the middle, around 5-lbs with a low-end GPU. NVIDIA sought to solve this choice compromise with its Max-Q Design initiative that was announced at Computex last...

Build A Killer Amiga Emulator For Under $100 With The Raspberry Pi 3

Dave Haynie, one of the chief engineers that worked on the Amiga back in its heyday, put it best when he said, “Amiga users make Macintosh users look like PC users”, in the Viva Amiga documentary that was released early this year. Those of us that were around when the Amiga initially debuted knew Commodore had something special on its hands....

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet (2nd Gen) Review: A Nimble, Business-Class Convertible

There is a push to market 2-in-1 devices as productivity tools for the working stiff. That has always been an angle, though for the most part, the appeal of these convertible systems has largely been their ability to function as both a tablet PC and a general purpose laptop for lightweight computing duties. There have been attempts to expand...

Alienware 17 R4 2017 Gaming Laptop Review: Powerful And Refined

Dell updated its Alienware 17 gaming laptop at PAX West 2016 with NVIDIA Pascal graphics, but at the time Intel’s quad-core Kaby Lake mobile processors weren’t available yet. It was a short-lived update, however, as the Kaby Lake-powered Alienware 17 was announced a short time later at the start of the Consumer Electronics Show this past January....

Razer Blade 2017 Review: Solid Gaming Performance In An Ultrabook Form Factor

The slim, sleek Razer Blade gaming laptop we'll be looking at here is an interesting beast that does its best to perform a balancing act of sorts. The gaming laptop arena is a landscape full of compromises. Gamers generally crave the most powerful technologies on the market, but until we can cram 8K displays into a fanless 13-inch...

Lenovo ThinkPad T470s Review: A Slim And Nimble Workhorse

Lenovo has carved out quite a business for itself in the laptop space over the years, led more recently by premium machines like the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon. However, there are obviously many more models in the ThinkPad family of products, beyond just the top-shelf X1 Carbon line. In the more affordable ThinkPad T470s (starting price...

NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet Powered In-Car Infotainment System DIY Project Guide

Buying a shiny new car is an easy way to get the latest in-car technologies, but it’s not the most economical. I've had my fair share of new car purchases in the last decade – a 2008 Chevy HHR SS, 2011 Volkswagen Routan SE, 2014 Mazda 5 Sport and a 2015 Nissan Leaf – and driven hundreds of press cars featuring the latest technologies and infotainment...

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 Review: OLED Display Meets S Pen And Portability

Hybrid 2-in-1 tablet convertible devices like Samsung's new Galaxy Book 12 are a tough gig. Striking a balance between ultimate portability, performance, and battery life is not easy when it comes to the well-under 2 pound device class of products. That said, Microsoft made a go of it with the very popular Surface Pro series, and since then,...

Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: Android Excellence In Performance And Design

Buzz for Samsung's highly anticipated "next Galaxy" devices, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, has reached a fevered pitch, and for good reason. When it comes to smartphone market share percentages, there's Samsung and Apple, and then there's everyone else. Huawei and Oppo might be sneaking up on the leaders, but are still in the single digits,...

Dell XPS 13 2-In-1 Review - Portable And Flexible Living On The Infinity Edge

Dell's XPS 13 and 15 line of notebooks have done well for the company, sparked by a reinvention of the product line back in 2015. Since then, its design signature has reached iconic status for Round Rock, with the ultra-thin bezel of its Infinity Edge display and hatched carbon fiber composite palm rest and keyboard area earning the series...

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900 RE Gaming Desktop And IdeaPad Y900 Gaming Notebook Preview

‘Tis the season to stomp on your enemies with the help of new gaming hardware, so we jumped at the chance to fire up a couple of Lenovo’s top gaming machines, a burly 17-inch gaming laptop and a gaming desktop PC designed in conjunction with Razer. Just a small side note: we're actually giving away these machines in the days ahead to a couple...

Lenovo Phab 2 Pro Review: The First Tango Augmented Reality Smartphone

Lenovo introduced the Google Project Tango Augmented Reality-infused Phab 2 Pro smartphone back in June and the product marked a number firsts for both the manufacturer and the industry as a whole. The Phab 2 Pro is the first consumer retail device to support Google Project Tango AR technology, with a multi-camera and sensor array that gives...

ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe Review: Unlocked Android With 6GB RAM And 64GB Storage

ASUS launched an array of products a few weeks back at its Zenvolution event in New York City. Among them was the gorgeous ZenBook 3 Ultrabook, the convertible Transformer 3, and an assortment of Android-based smartphones that carried ZenFone 3 branding. The four ZenFone 3 models that launched included the entry-level ZenFone 3 Laser, a 5.5”...

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2017) Review: Optimized Mobility

Lenovo's venerable ThinkPad business oriented laptop line is punctuated by a couple of stand-out model lines but perhaps none so striking, at least for a ThinkPad, as the ThinkPad X1 series. In this current quartet lineup, Lenovo offers two specifically that call attention perhaps more than others, the ThinkPad X1 Yoga that we recently revisited...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Review: Premium Android Productivity And Entertainment

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 may be one of the better-equipped tablets for consumers looking for a device that has it all – multimedia and productivity chops, useful feature adds and good looks as well. With its HDR-ready screen, quad speakers, S Pen, optional keyboard, and all-glass design, the Galaxy Tab S3 has a lot to offer. The Samsung...

HP Spectre x360 15 Review: A Versatile, Attractive, Premium Ultraportable

HP is not one to let the weeds grow under its feet, at least not when it comes to its Spectre x360 line—it has no problem changing things up in an effort to keep its premium ultraportable hip and trendy. Having already gone through a few mild wardrobe changes over the past few years, the newest iteration of the Spectre x360 brings another...

Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Review: Android Excellence In Performance And Design

Buzz for Samsung's highly anticipated "next Galaxy" devices, the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, has reached a fevered pitch, and for good reason. When it comes to smartphone market share percentages, there's Samsung and Apple, and then there's everyone else. Huawei and Oppo might be sneaking up on the leaders, but are still in the single digits,...

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