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802.11ad (WiGig) Tested with ASUS Prime X299-Deluxe and Netgear Nighthawk X10

06/21/2017 - 21:24

It feels like forever that we've been hearing about 802.11ad. For years it's been an up-and-coming technology, seeing some releases in devices like Dell's WiGig-powered wireless docking stations for Latitude notebooks. However, with the...

Donate to the PC Perspective Mining Pool! A NiceHash How-to

06/17/2017 - 21:23

Over the last several weeks, we have been experimenting with the most recent GPU-shortage-inducing coin mining craze, with Ken's article as a jumping off point. On a recent podcast, I mentioned the idea of running a community coin mining group that...

Let's Talk About Mining - Cryptocurrency Revisited

06/09/2017 - 14:38

Astute readers of the site might remember the original story we did on Bitcoin mining in 2011, the good ole' days where the concept of the blockchain was new and exciting and mining Bitcoin on a GPU was still plenty viable. [inline:files/review/2017-...

The Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: Flexing Different Muscles

06/08/2017 - 12:04

It's difficult to believe that it's only been a little over 2 years since we got our hands on the revised Dell XPS 13. Placing an emphasis on minimalistic design, large displays in small chassis, and high-quality construction, the Dell XPS 13...

WWDC 2017: Apple Updates MacBook line-up with Kaby Lake, Improved Graphics

06/05/2017 - 15:58

Alongside other updates, Apple at its World Wide Developers Conference this morning announced some modest updates to the MacBook line of notebooks. [inline:files/news/2017-06-05/apple19.PNG] Starting with the MacBook Pro, we see an across the board...

Computex 2017: ASUS Announces Republic of Gamers, STRIX X299-based Motherboards

05/30/2017 - 08:00

Hot on the heels of Intel's Core i9 Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X announcements today, ASUS has released details on its X299 offerings. While you can find details on the more Prime and TUF ASUS Motherboards here, we're taking a look at the...

Computex 2017: ASUS Announces Prime and TUF Intel X299 Motherboards

05/30/2017 - 08:00

Alongside the announcement of Intel's Core i9 Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs, ASUS has unveiled details of their X299 motherboards. While we've already taken a look updates to the Republic of Gamers line of products, ASUS also released...

Battery Life and Pricing

05/24/2017 - 19:08

[inline:files/review/2017-05-24/Battery_1.png] In order to evaluate battery life, we test our mobile devices while browsing the internet with Google Chrome. While we know that Chrome isn't exactly an easy application on battery life, it's...

Performance Analysis and Clock Speed Scaling

05/24/2017 - 19:07

CPU and General Performance In order to evaluate the overall performance of the XPS 13 2-in-1, we pitted it against similar form factor machines including the Huawei MateBook that we previously reviewed which as 2-in-1 machine featuring a Skylake Core-M...

A Quick Look at Windows on the MacBook Pro (2016)

05/22/2017 - 10:45

The latest iteration of the Apple MacBook Pro has been a polarizing topic to both Mac and PC enthusiasts. Replacing the aging Retina MacBook Pro introduced in 2012, the Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch with Touch Bar introduced late last year offered some...