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Ken Addison
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Cincinnati, OH

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IFA 2017: Dell announces refreshed Quad-Core XPS 13 Notebook

08/28/2017 - 22:20

As expected, this year's IFA trade show in Berlin is proving busy for notebook manufacturers. Hot on the heels of Intel's announcement of 15W 8th Generation quad-core processors in the Kaby-Lake refresh family earlier in the month, we are...

ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 GTX 1080 Max-Q Gaming Notebook

07/21/2017 - 14:52

A few months ago at Computex, NVIDIA announced their "GeForce GTX with Max-Q Design" initiative. Essentially, the heart of this program is the use of specifically binned GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 GPUs. These GPUs have been tested and selected...

Rumor: Intel to Launch Quad Core Kaby Lake-R CPUs for Ultraportables

07/17/2017 - 16:32

A few days ago, uncovered some listings for an unannounced revision to the Acer Swift 3 notebook. [inline:files/news/2017-07-17/swift-3.jpg] In addition to the new Pascal-based NVIDIA MX150 GPU announced just before Computex, astute...

Battery Life and Pricing

07/14/2017 - 12:12

[inline:files/review/2017-07-14/battery.png] 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 the most...

CPU and Storage Performance

07/14/2017 - 12:12

While gaming is obviously the main focus of the ROG Zephyrus, we wanted to get a better idea of general performance in tasks as well. Equipped with an Intel i7-7700HQ quad-core mobile processor, the ROG Zephyrus is the most powerful laptop we have ever...

Graphics Performance and Thermal Throttling

07/14/2017 - 12:11

Gaming performance is obviously one of the biggest marketing points of the ROG Zephyrus, so we decided to put it through our normal workload of GPU benchmarks. In these tests, we are comparing the Max-Q GTX 1080 found in the Zephyrus with its GTX 1080...

ASUS XG-C100C NIC - 10 Gigabit Ethernet for the Masses

07/12/2017 - 11:54

To say that the consumer wired networking market has stagnated has been an understatement. While we've seen generational improvements on NICs from companies like Intel, and companies like Rivet trying to add their own unique spin on things with their...

A Quick Look at the SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 470 Mining Edition

07/10/2017 - 11:23

There has been a lot of news lately about the release of Cryptocurrency-specific graphics cards from both NVIDIA and AMD add-in board partners. While we covered the currently cryptomining phenomenon in an earlier article, today we are taking a look at...

External Graphics over Thunderbolt 3 using the AKiTiO Node

07/06/2017 - 17:11

External video cards for laptops have long been a dream of many PC enthusiasts, and for good reason. It’s compelling to have a thin-and-light notebook with great battery life for things like meetings or class, with the ability to plug it into...

RX 570, and Final Thoughts

06/26/2017 - 22:55

In order to test out AMD's "XConnect" implementation of external graphics driver support, we decided to pair our ThinkPad X1 Carbon with an RX 570. The 570 is a great option for 1080p gaming and would be ideal for gamers looking to...