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Intel’s Optane Memory has a catch with budget processors

Intel launched its Optane Memory – which acts as a small turbocharging cache for a traditional hard disk for an SSD-like speed boost – earlier this week, but a caveat we were unaware of has emerged: the product won’t work with low-end Kaby Lake processors. As we reported previously, the base requirements for Optane Memory is an M.2 storage slot ... Read More »

Asus unleashes the power of Intel Optane with its newest motherboards

Asus has just pushed out UEFI BIOS updates that allow compatible motherboards to make full use of Intel’s new Optane memory for turbocharging a traditional spinning hard drive. As we saw yesterday, Intel launched low-capacity Optane modules in 16GB or 32GB flavors, which use the motherboard’s M.2 slot, and act as a cache drive, speeding up a larger hard disk. ... Read More »

This half-price, 23-inch Dell monitor is the deal of the day

Over the past few years, monitors have grown to become practically luxury computing items.  Well, for those who have been holding out for a high-tech screen for their desktop need hold out no longer, for this deal on a 23-inch Dell monitor with wireless device charging will end their long wait. Pair it with only one of the best gaming ... Read More »

Best printer 2017: 15 top inkjet and laser printers

Update: We’ve updated this guide with the excellent Canon Pixma TS8050 all-in-one printer/scanner combo, and the new Brother MFC-J5330DW.  Plus, if you’re urging for a new printer for the office, check out our best business printers guide. What’s the best printer to buy? All-purpose printers are a booming market, and you’re spoilt for choice, so here’s our pick of the ... Read More »

Leak shows an Intel 32-core monster CPU to keep up with AMD

A 32-core (64-thread) monster CPU from Intel, apparently the Skylake ‘Purley’ flagship, is the subject of the latest leak to emerge in the processor world. Details of the chip were spilled via a Geekbench performance benchmark (as spotted by Wccftech.com), and this is allegedly likely to be the Xeon E5 2699 v5. The 32-core CPU managed to produce some breath-taking ... Read More »

Selling an old SSD? Be careful how you deal with wiping the drive

If you’re getting rid of an old drive – by either selling it (or giving it away) to somebody else, or recycling it – then you’re hopefully aware that you need to securely destroy all the data on that drive. What you might not be aware of are some critical differences between doing this with a hard disk and an ... Read More »

Selling an old SSD? Be careful how you deal with wiping the drive

If you’re getting rid of an old drive – by either selling it (or giving it away) to somebody else, or recycling it – then you’re hopefully aware that you need to securely destroy all the data on that drive. What you might not be aware of are some critical differences between doing this with a hard disk and an ... Read More »

15 best PC gaming headsets 2017

There’s nothing like a great pair of gaming headphones to heighten your already high-caliber PC gaming experience.  Not only does Hi-Fi sound make you feel like you’re part of the action, the advent of 7.1 surround sound headsets makes everything all the more immersive and as though you’re really in the game. Surround sound can also help to improve scores ... Read More »

The best USB flash drives 2017

USB memory sticks (or flash drives as they’re often known) are essential to how we consume data on our PCs these days, and to help you choose what kind of USB sotrage is right for you, we’ve put together this list of the best USB flash drives you can buy today. If you want to shift some huge pictures or ... Read More »

Meet the huge 4K curved monitors that cost far less than you’d think

Do you fancy a big monitor? And we mean a really big monitor, because JapanNext has unleashed a pair of monster curved 4K displays aimed (partly) at being hooked up to PCs for productivity use – and they don’t cost the earth, either. The JN-VC490UHD and JN-VC550UHD are 49-inch and 55-inch monitors respectively, which are being pitched from multiple angles: ... Read More »

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