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Samsung’s new 30.72TB SSD is breaking all the records

Samsung’s new 30.72TB SSD is breaking all the records

Samsung has outed its latest SSD, the PM1643, with a whopping 30.72 terabytes (TB) of solid-state storage. The record-breaking drive is the industry's largest SAS SSD; indeed, even its 40 GB of DRAM alone is more flash than some smartphones and tablets are shipping with in storage today.

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Windows 10 on ARM is being groomed to fail

Windows 10 on ARM is being groomed to fail

Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be on all its supported platforms and so far it indeed has, from desktops to 2-in-1 tablets to Xbox to even mixed reality. But there is one place where Windows 10 continues to flounder: mobile. While the nascent Windows 10 on ARM, technically “on Qualcomm Snapdragon” really, aims to at least make Microsoft’s case on a new, and so far niche, class of devices. But it seems that Windows 10 on ARM’s published and now retracted limitations seems to paint a picture that is only a bit better compared to Windows RT but still more of the same. That is, a version of Windows 10 that might serve nobody in the end.

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Windows App Preview Program offers early apps without raw OS

Windows App Preview Program offers early apps without raw OS

Microsoft will allow users to try the latest version of apps without necessarily needing to be using the most cutting-edge - and potentially unstable - build of Windows 10. The Windows App Preview Program will offer Windows Insiders - members of Microsoft's open software testing scheme - to get their hands on the newest software from the company, without necessarily going the whole hog with their OS.

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Surface Pro $200 price cut celebrates 2-in-1’s 5th birthday

Surface Pro $200 price cut celebrates 2-in-1’s 5th birthday

It's the fifth anniversary of the Surface Pro, and Microsoft is marking the occasion with a $200 price cut, though only if you act fast. The President's Day Surface Pro deal will run from February 17th through to February 19th, bringing the cost of the 2-in-1 down to as little as $799.

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Samsung Notebook 9 and 7 Spin release and pricing details confirmed

Samsung Notebook 9 and 7 Spin release and pricing details confirmed

Back during the lead up to CES 2018, Samsung made a quite few new notebook announcements. At the time, the company shared information about specifications and features, but failed to announce release dates and pricing for them. Today, that all changes, as Samsung has revealed when we can expect the new entries in the Notebook 9 line and the 2018 Notebook 7 Spin, along with how much they'll cost.

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Windows 10 Pro Ultimate Performance mode is what power users were waiting for

Windows 10 Pro Ultimate Performance mode is what power users were waiting for

While average, every day tasks like internet browsing and streaming video don't require that you squeeze the most out of your PC's hardware, there are just as many tasks that need unrestrained power. Microsoft, it would seem, recognizes that, and it'll soon be rolling out a new power profile for Windows 10 Pro that should help bolster performance beyond what's currently allowed by the OS.

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Intel finally has an 8th Gen Core i3 for cheaper laptops

Intel finally has an 8th Gen Core i3 for cheaper laptops

Intel has finally added an entry-level 8th Generation processor to its line-up, opening the door to more affordable new laptops and 2-in-1s with the latest silicon. The chip-maker's 8th Gen Core i5 and Core i7 processors have been spreading through notebooks and desktops since all the way back in August 2017, but Intel's staggered launch has left some odd gaps in the line-up.

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Lenovo Legion Y720 Review

Lenovo Legion Y720 Review

As someone who primarily games on PC, my advice to anyone who’s looking to get into PC gaming is usually going to be to build their own. Up until recently, I would have written that my advice would be to always go the custom build route, but thanks to that thorn in the side of the gaming enthusiast known as cryptocurrency mining, that may not be entirely realistic for a while. In turn, this makes buying pre-built PCs a better proposition than it usually is, and there are plenty of manufacturers ready and waiting to fill the gaps. Lenovo is once such manufacturer, with its Y720 offering solid mid-to-high-range hardware in a mobile package.

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Portability versus Productivity: finding the perfect size

Portability versus Productivity: finding the perfect size

There is a wide range of mobile computing devices available in the market today, from smartphones to laptops, and there is as much variety in the sizes they come in. In fact, there might be too much choice that trying to decide which ones to buy can be pretty paralyzing. With most of the specs being equal, it sometimes comes down to finding the right size to match your need. So how do you know if the size right? It really boils down to two choices, and sadly, with our current technologies, we can only choose one.

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Magic Leap details revealed, including Shaq-sized version

Magic Leap details revealed, including Shaq-sized version

When the modern VR and AR hype exploded, one of the loudest voices to be heard was Magic Leap’s. The young company was already talking and boasting even before Microsoft could get its HoloLens out of the would work, but it has, so far, been unable to actually put out a publicly available developer kit, much less a retail product. It has also been involved in some rather ugly controversies that have seemingly died down by now. Gearing up for its promised 2018 release, Magic Leap is once again talking. But this time, it’s getting the NBA and basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal to help.

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Review: Lenovo YOGA 920

Review: Lenovo YOGA 920

Lenovo is back with one of its most attractive laptops to date, the YOGA 920. This model is slim, lightweight, with a design nearing luxury. The YOGA 920 isn't just a pretty face, though, as Lenovo has packed some of the latest and greatest Intel hardware into this flexible notebook. How does it compare to other ultrabooks? Read on to find out!

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AMD Ryzen with built-in Vega graphics available now

AMD Ryzen with built-in Vega graphics available now

For a long while, Intel has remained practically unchallenged on desktops and especially on laptops and tablets for a couple of reasons. One of those was because Intel’s processors came with integrated GPUs that deliver graphics functionality right out of the box, without having to invest in a discrete card unless absolutely necessary. Now, however, it has gotten some real competition. AMD has been trying to gnaw at Intel’s share of the market on servers and desktops and now it completes the picture with its first Ryzen processors that include their very own integrated Vega GPU in a single chip.

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