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Apple's Best Laptop Is Four Years Old

In 2012 the Macbook Pro Retina wasn’t so much the next stage of laptops as it was a fun oddity by Apple. It was a workstation, designed to handle gruelling video and photo editing tasks with aplomb, but it was missing some workstation musts, like a DVD drive or Ethernet port. Instead it was thinner and lighter than a traditional Macbook Pro, had a gorgeous 1800p display and was outfitted with a solid state drive.


The Penalty For Pairing A GTX 1060 Or RX 480 With An Old CPU

It’s always easier to replace a video card than it is a CPU and motherboard, so it’s not surprising to find people with a GTX 1060 or RX 480 surrounded by comparatively ancient components. These setups are sacrificing some performance by bottle-necking their GPU, sure, but exactly how much is going to waste?


AMD Responds To Concerns Over The Radeon RX 480's Excessive Power Draw

AMD’s Polaris-equipped Radeon RX 480 is here and while it didn’t explode out of the gates, it’s shown itself to be a solid performer. It also appears a little too power-thirsty, to the point where concerns have been raised about the possibility of it damaging hardware.


Google Could Be Considering A 'Chromebook Pro': Report

In computing, the word “Pro” is synonymous with Apple. And Microsoft. And a bunch of other gadget and software companies looking to give their products a premium edge. This includes Google, which may be investigating the demand for a “Chromebook Pro”.


Man Finishes Building His Own $73,200 CPU, Weighs Half A Tonne

The weekend is a great time to tackle that project you’ve been putting off for a while. Say, building a shelf, painting the bedroom or constructing your own CPU. Allotting time for these… wait, did I just write CPU? Yes, yes I did. And a fellow by the name of James Newman has shown it’s very possible… though it might take longer than a single Sunday.


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Lian-Li's Slick, Tempered Glass Desk Doubles As A Computer Case

PC case manufacturer Lian-Li has a reputation for crafting wacky containers for your computer bits. Its latest offering however manages to blend wacky with practicality, being both a desk and a case.


The Next Version Of DisplayPort Will Drive 8K Monitors With HDR Video

You probably take the DisplayPort on your laptop for granted, but the folks that develop the standard have been working hard to make it perform way better — and the next version will allow you to drive an 8K display with HDR video, if you ever happen to own one.


The Raspberry Pi 3's Quad-Core CPU Can Hit 100C Under Load

Each major version of the Raspberry Pi has managed to double the core count, with the Pi 3 sporting the quad-core BCM2837. More transistors, more speed and unsurprisingly, more heat. In fact, according to online reports, the chip in the latest Pi can hit 100°C when maxed out. But is that workload realistic?


Microsoft: Windows 10 To Be The Only Supported OS On Modern CPUs

It’s been a long time since we’ve had to worry about CPU / OS incompatibilities. In fact, the last time it was an issue was the shift from x86 to x64, but that was largely transparent to consumers thanks to AMD and its x86-64 specification, which was later adopted by Intel. Now, with Windows 7 having just entered its extended support phase, Microsoft has taken the opportunity to drop the news that only Windows 10 will be supported on upcoming CPUs.


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