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Watch us build a $360 Intel-based gaming PC

Intel’s 8th-generation CPUs are mighty tempting, but their prices can seem daunting at the high-end. Not all hope is lost, however, if you want to go Team Blue and stick to a budget. We found a way to build an 8th generation Intel-based gaming machine with discrete graphics for $360—and we’ll assemble it live on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook next ... Read More »

The Acer Swift 3 thinks a cool look is worth some extra cash

Acer’s Swift 3 thin-and-light consumer laptop could be called a crowd-pleaser, if only because you can currently buy models ranging in price from $650 and up, with abundant in RAM and storage, as well as both AMD and Intel CPUs. With the upgraded unit unveiled Wednesday at Acer’s [email protected] event in New York, the company’s raising the bar in all ... Read More »

Hands-on: The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition takes the boring out of budget gaming

The Acer Predator Helios 300 Special Edition didn’t need to impress us. We already liked the Predator Helios 300 we reviewed in March—that was the entry-level version, which offered serious bang for buck. We got our hands on the Special Edition at Acer’s [email protected] event in New York CIty on Wednesday, and it improves upon its more modest sibling in ... Read More »

Tune into the Full Nerd ep. 53 live at 1:30 p.m. Eastern today

The Full Nerd is a video talk show where technology enthusiasts come together to explore, celebrate, and generally geek out on cool PC hardware technology, from CPUs to GPUs to extreme laptops and desktops—and all the tech in between. We’re shooting the 53rd episode today! We’ve got a lot on tap: The new Razer Blade laptop and Razer Core X graphics ... Read More »

No, Asus didn’t cancel Radeon-exclusive Arez GPUs

On Monday, a slew of websites published news stories about the death of the Radeon-exclusive Arez GPU brand, which the @Asus_Arez Twitter account heralded in the wake of Nvidia ending the GeForce Partner Program. One problem: That account wasn’t run by Asus, as you could tell if you paid attention to the logo and actual words of the poorly faked ... Read More »

Bitdefender Total Security 2018 review: A solid choice for your PC

Romania-based Bitdefender is increasingly one of the top antivirus choices these days. It’s also a company not content to sit on its laurels, as evidenced by Bitdefender Total Security 2018, its full security suite. The look of Total Security 2018 is reminiscent of many other antivirus suites. The color scheme is dark grey and black, with essential information displayed in ... Read More »

Best wireless keyboards: Hand-tested reviews of Bluetooth and USB models

The best wireless keyboards do more than free you from a cable. They let you toss the crummy keyboard you got for free with your PC—does anyone like that one?—and they also give you options. The models we’ve reviewed range from full-size desktop slabs to portable models that skip easily from laptop to tablet to phone. Whatever you need to type ... Read More »

Get a sleek Asus laptop with an 8th-gen Core i5 CPU and USB-C for $479 today

Sometimes people buy laptops for its trendy or sleek looks. A lot of times, however, a bigger concern is value. Today, there’s a sleek Asus laptop on Amazon that covers both of those bases. The Asus VivoBook F510UA with an 8th-gen Intel Core i5 is just $479. This is the all-time low price for this laptop, which has been selling ... Read More »

Samsung Notebook 9 Pen review: Samsung’s note-taking PC can’t quite justify its price

The Notebook 9 Pen aspires to be Samsung’s version of a MacBook, with a pricey, potent mix of components powering some unique app experiences. But its bland, plasticky exterior will probably suggest a Chromebook instead, though with an iconic S-Pen stylus that’s always ready to jot a quick note. It’s a difficult dichotomy for this 13.3-inch, 360-degree convertible to reconcile, ... Read More »

Today only, get an 8GB Radeon RX 580 under $300 for the first time in a long time

Graphics card prices are finally coming back down to Earth. The costly GPU crisis isn’t over yet, but things are getting better. Case in point: today, you can get an 8GB Asus Radeon RX 580 for $290 after rebate from Newegg. This is the first time in a long time that the 8GB version of the card has dipped below ... Read More »

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