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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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Recent Posts

Calibration, Gaming, Pricing, Conclusions

10/20/2015 - 15:41

Calibration Calibration of a monitor is something that very few gamers do but it can drastically improve the experience of using a new display in Windows. (Keep in mind that calibrations do NOT stay in place while gaming, so calibrations only apply to...

On-screen Display Features

10/20/2015 - 14:36

The OSD on the Acer XR341CK includes quite a bit of functionality and getting around it with the buttons on the bottom of the monitor isn't too difficult. I still love the flexibility of the joystick method that ASUS uses on the ROG Swift line of...

Valve Steam Controller and Steam Link Overview and Impressions

10/19/2015 - 22:02

Last Friday, the early buyers of the Steam Controller and the Steam Link device, built by Valve directly, began to receive their hardware. I was one of the lucky early users to get my hands on both of the units. The Steam Controller has evolved...

NVIDIA Releases Share Beta, Requires GFE for Future Beta Driver Downloads

10/15/2015 - 11:01

NVIDIA just released a new driver, version 358.50, with an updated version of GeForce Experience that brings about some interesting changes to the program. First, let's talk about the positive changes, including beta access to the updated NVIDIA...

Lenovo ThinkPad Stack Review - Portable Router, HDD, Battery and Speaker

10/13/2015 - 11:17

Way back in January of 2015 at CES we were shown a new line of accessories from Lenovo called ThinkPad Stack. The company is targeting the professional user on the go with a collection of four devices that can be used together in a stackable form...

Star Wars Battlefront at 3440x1440. That is all.

10/12/2015 - 17:51

I just happened to be doing some testing on the Acer XR341CK 34-in 3440x1440 FreeSync monitor with a 75 Hz refresh rate and started taking some screenshots. I have no real reason to do this, but I thought I might as well share some images from what...

MSI GT72S Dominator Pro G Preview - Full GTX 980 Gaming Notebook

10/12/2015 - 16:04

Last month NVIDIA introduced the world to the GTX 980 in a new form factor for gaming notebook. Using the same Maxwell GPU, the same performance levels but with slightly tweaked power delivery and TDPs, notebooks powered by the GTX 980 promise to be a...

Android to iPhone Day 17: SoC Performance

10/12/2015 - 10:08

PC Perspective’s Android to iPhone series explores the opinions, views and experiences of the site’s Editor in Chief, Ryan Shrout, as he moves from the Android smartphone ecosystem to the world of the iPhone and iOS. Having been entrenched in...

We really want the ASUS PG279Q - 2560x1440, IPS, G-Sync...165 Hz

10/09/2015 - 17:32

Okay, we see a lot of monitors here at PC Perspective...but this is probably the current "most coveted" of them all. The ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q looks nearly identical to the first generation ROG Swift display but with a couple of key...

ASUS Officially Launches ROG Swift PG27AQ, 4K IPS G-Sync Monitor

10/09/2015 - 17:13

Back at CES we first got to see the ASUS ROG Swift PG27AQ, a 4K resolution IPS G-Sync enabled gaming monitor with all the fit and finish we came to love with the first ROG Swift display. Today, as part of the ROG Unleashed event being held in San Jose,...