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Ryan Shrout
Owner, Operator, Editor-in-Chief
Florence, KY, USA

Ryan started PC Perspective in 2004 and before that ran hardware review websites by the name of Amdmb.com and Athlonmb.com.  Besides taking care of the day to day operations of the pcper.com, managing content and producing a podcast, he also hosts This Week in Computer Hardware on the This Week in Tech network with Patrick Norton.  

You can find Ryan mostly on PC Perspective, but also in a few key places:


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GamingDock Features and Performance

04/01/2015 - 19:10

Now let's focus on the portion of this product that really makes it unique, the MSI GamingDock that allows you to connect and utilize a full-size discrete graphics cards with your GS30 notebook. [inline:files/review/2015-04-01/17.jpg]

Battery Life and Charge Testing

04/01/2015 - 19:10

Because so much of the value and cost of the MSI GS30 Shadow comes with the notebook itself, we always needed to check one of the key deciding factors for a laptop like this: battery life. We've already noted that the performance of the Core i7-...

GS30 Performance (Notebook only)

04/01/2015 - 19:09

It would be crazy to consider the MSI GS30 Shadow's combination of hardware without at least looking at the performance of the notebook alone. How does the GS30, with it's Core i7-4870HQ processor and Iris Pro graphics, compare to some of the...

HUGE Contest and Giveaway - Put a little Green in your PC!

03/31/2015 - 18:04

One of our favorite holidays is creeping up on us: St. Patrick's Day! What's better than an open excuses to skip work and down some beers? How about getting a boat load of free PC hardware as well?!? That's right, PC Perspective and Hardware...

Video Perspective: LG 34UM95 34-in 3440x1440 21:9 Ultra-widescreen Monitor

03/30/2015 - 16:58

It takes a lot to really impress someone that sits in front of dual 2560x1600 30-in IPS screens all day, but the LG 34UM95 did just that. With a 34-in diagonal 3440x1440 resolution panel forming a 21:9 aspect ratio, built on LG IPS technology for...

Rumor: New NVIDIA SHIELD Portable Coming with Tegra X1

03/30/2015 - 15:43

UPDATE (3/31/15): Thanks to another tip we can confirm that the new SHIELD P2523 will have the Tegra X1 SoC in it. From this manifest document you'll see the Tegra T210 listed (the same part marketed as X1) as well as the code name "Loki."...

Dissecting G-Sync and FreeSync - How the Technologies Differ

03/27/2015 - 13:46

As a part of my look at the first wave of AMD FreeSync monitors hitting the market, I wrote an analysis of how the competing technologies of FreeSync and G-Sync differ from one another. It was a complex topic that I tried to state in as succinct a...

3DMark API Overhead Feature Test - Early DX12 Performance

03/26/2015 - 09:00

Late last week, Microsoft approached me to see if I would be interested in working with them and with Futuremark on the release of the new 3DMark API Overhead Feature Test. Of course I jumped at the chance, with DirectX 12 being one of the hottest...

The Dell XPS 13 Notebook Review - Broadwell and Battery Life

03/25/2015 - 11:30

The perfect laptop; it is every manufacturer’s goal. Obviously no one has gotten there yet (or we would have all stopped writing reviews of them). At CES this past January, we got our first glimpse of a new flagship Ultrabook from Dell: the XPS 13...

Battery and Charge Testing, Conclusions

03/24/2015 - 12:16

With this review we are starting to dive into a more complex world of battery life and charge time, both of which are important for notebook and smart phone users. Let’s first look at our battery life results, based on our PC Perspective Wi-Fi...