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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Asus
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Introduction and Specifications

ASUS has been seriously challenging the custom-order companies with its own pre-built options over the last few years. While the earlier models were good, the more recent launch of the ASUS G73 was, I think, the company’s declaration that it intends to be counted among the best gaming laptop manufacturers in the world. ASUS is now offering the G53, which serves as the flagship 15.6” model.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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GeForce GTX 560 Ti GPU

NVIDIA has been preparing the new GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB card for quite a while now. I'm not sure I can say the same about the Radeon HD 6950 1GB card, but the results are the same. Two new graphics cards in the ~$250 range go head-to-head with each other for dominance in this lucrative price point and how they compare to other cards in that same segment.

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Samsung
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Introduction and Hardware Overview

After all the buzz around new tablets at CES 2011, we take a look at
the current best Android tablet on the market. Does the Galaxy Tab, available on either the Verizon or the Sprint network, have the chops to compete with the iPad? And how does the performance of the Galaxy Tab compare to current high-end smartphones?

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Manufacturer: Galaxy
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A quick brief on WHDI

The Galaxy GeForce GTX 460 WHDI is the world's first graphics cards built around the Wireless Home Digital Interface standard and promises to bring uncompressed wireless video technology to the world of your PC and the power of the GTX 460 graphics chip. Does it work as promised and can WHDI really change the way you think about your HTPC?

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Manufacturer: Antec
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Introduction and Specifications

Antec has a reputation for manufacturing quality PC enclosures and power supplies, but most of their older designs didn't lend themselves to the flashy desires of the PC gaming community. After researching what features and options PC gamers needed in their cases, Antec developed the mysterious Dark Fleet series. The DF series brings together the company's high craftsmanship standards and the unique requirements of PC gamers and enthusiasts. We have one of the smaller form factor Dark Fleet cases on our test bench today called the DF-30. The unique cooling system, fan controllers, and 2.5" HDD support makes it a true competitor in the mid-tower chassis market.

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Manufacturer: Silverstone
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Introduction and Features

It's been over a year since we reviewed our last PSU from SilverStone. They're back with the Strider Plus 850W PSU, which is fully modular, compact in size, and 80 Plus Silver certified. Check out the review to see if this new model is right for your next build.

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Subject: Memory
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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Shifting focus

Yesterday OCZ Technology announced that it was going to exit the memory market as of February 2011, the very same memory market that helped make it the well-known company it is today. After hearing the news we were both saddened and curious: why did they make this decision, what happens to all of those current OCZ memory users and where are they going from here?

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Manufacturer: Antec
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Introduction and Features

Antec's new High Current Pro 1200W PSU is designed to support the most demanding gaming rigs and high performance PCs with up to four graphics adapters and dual CPUs. Check out our review to see how this bad-boy measures up!

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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Mobility Goes Mainstream

NVIDIA is in the console world, courtesy of Sony's failure to predict how 3D graphics have evolved combined with the limitations of the Cell processor and archticture. NVIDIA was able to slip in with a console optimized GeForce 7900 GPU, and the PS3 was given the ability to compete with Microsoft and the XBox 360. Here we are six years later and NVIDIA is approaching the overall performance and capabilities of that console GPU in a mobile, low power form.

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Manufacturer: Galaxy
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Single slot cooler

Galaxy might still be a lesser known graphics card vendor in the US but they are still pushing the envelope as far as or further than anyone else today. The GeForce GTX 460 1GB Razor card is the first and only air cooled single slot option on the market with this gaming power. Is it worth the added cost though? That depends on your configuration and our review!

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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Sandy Bridge Architecture Overview

Intel's newest processor architecture is here, codenamed Sandy Bridge. The first mainstream monolithic CPU/GPU part on the market, the SNB processor lineup impressed us in our testing. We review the Core i7-2600K, Core i5-2500K and 2400 as well as the dual-core Core i3-2100. There are lot of questions answered: is the new processor graphics going to kill cheap discrete cards? Is performance better than Lynnfield? Is the media transcoding technology worthy of the hype?

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Subject: Processors
Manufacturer: Intel
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Mobile Quad-Core Power

So you've read about the desktop version of Sandy Bridge - how will the mobile version compare? As a quad-core, 8-thread processor, the Core i7-2820QM is a powerful CPU that will make any mobile user drool. How does it, as well as the upgraded graphics, stand up against the Arrandale and older Core 2 Duo notebook platforms?

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Subject: Motherboards
Manufacturer: Asus
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Not Much Left to Put on There...

Asus has a strong history of high end and expensive motherboards, and they are adding to that resume on the AMD side with the Crosshair IV Extreme. This board features all the bells and whistles that one would expect on a board of this class, and it also integrates the Lucid Hydra technology for multi-GPU functionality across a multitude of card types and manufacturers.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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2011 Already?

2010 was a tremendous year in terms of graphics. We saw both leading companies flesh out all of their DX11 offerings, and there were some distinct surprises and disappointments from both companies. 2011 looks to be a different beast, but as we head into the new year let us take a look where the two giants stand in terms of desktop graphics.

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Subject: General Tech
Manufacturer: Gigabyte
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Introduction and Specifications

Gigabyte has a reputation of being one of the industry's top motherboard and graphics card manufacturers and now they are focusing their efforts on expanding their product line to include more PC components aimed at the PC gaming crowd. One of their newest additions to accommodate PC gamers is the Aivia K8100 gaming keyboard. This $69 keyboard comes in red, yellow, and black and includes LED backlight keys and Gigabyte's Ghost Macro Engine.

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Manufacturer: General
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Introduction, Features, Specifications

We all know Danger Den for their high performance watercooling systems, parts, and accessories. But, nowadays you can also purchase custom PC cases built to your own specifications! That's right, you can tailor every aspect of your acrylic case from the color, fan grills, and custom graphics. We saw their custom cases at this year's Quakecon and they provided one of their Black Series Tower 21 cases for us to review.

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Acer
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Introduction and Specifications

The Acer Aspire 5551G-4591 doesn’t pack any surprises. It is the definition of a mainstream 15.6” laptop, which means that it will probably appeal to many readers. However, the laptop steps into a market that contains fierce competition. Does the Acer Aspire 5551G-4591 find a way to stand out from the crowd? Well, have a look for yourself.

Subject: Storage
Manufacturer: Samsung SSD
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Introduction and Specifications

Today we take a look at Samsung's newest offering - the 470 Series SSD. This drive sports a new controller with some very promising specs. Our storage guru goes on a seek and destroy mission to see if any weaknesses present in the older generation SSD's. Check out or full review for the scoop.

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Manufacturer: AMD
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The New Cayman Architecture

The new Cayman architecture from AMD is the first big change to the GPU in some time introducing a new VLIW4 design as well as improved tessellation and AA performance. But can the HD 6970 and HD 6950 stand up to the power of the GF110-based GTX 580 and GTX 570 cards and how does PowerTune technology get into the mix?

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Subject: Mobile
Manufacturer: Leadtek
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Introduction and Specifications

There are still those who to this day swear that Lenovo's acquisition of the brand was the beginning of a death spiral, but the truth is that ThinkPads continue to thrive. Lenovo recently celebrated the 60 millionth ThinkPad sold, and to commemorate the event they've added an interesting new feature to some laptops – Nvidia Optimus. The green team's graphics switching technology is now available on some T410, T510 and T410s laptops.