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HP Omen Obelisk gaming desktop with NVIDIA RTX is made for DIYers

HP Omen Obelisk gaming desktop with NVIDIA RTX is made for DIYers

HP has unveiled its new Omen Obelisk gaming desktop, a model with the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series GPUs. The company says it designed this new computer to appeal to DIY enthusiasts who want the ability to upgrade their machines. The desktop includes a black chassis, a design that allows for tool-free access, and RGB lighting with customization options, among other things.

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Acer Predator Orion gaming desktop series gets NVIDIA RTX upgrade

Acer Predator Orion gaming desktop series gets NVIDIA RTX upgrade

Acer has announced updates to its Predator Orion 3000, 5000, and 9000 gaming desktops, adding the newly announced NVIDIA RTX GPU options. This makes Acer one of the few companies currently offering gaming PCs with the new NVIDIA graphics options, joining Dell with its newly updated Alienware Aurora and Area 51 towers. The models are targeted at new gamers up to pros.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 PCB leaked pre-Gamescom

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 PCB leaked pre-Gamescom

What looks quite like the PCB of a new NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics card leaked this week. It's apparently the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2080 PCB, complete with an array of bits and pieces that'll make for the most powerful GPU in the world, once again. It's almost as if NVIDIA is continuing to make more powerful graphics cards each year, and that they'll continue to do so well into the future - imagine that!

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YouTube’s new desktop video player ditches black bars

YouTube’s new desktop video player ditches black bars

YouTube is home to tons of different videos and, therefore, tons of different aspect ratios. While YouTube's desktop player is 16:9 by default (and indeed, that seems to be the go-to aspect ratio these days), there are still plenty of older videos that were recorded and uploaded in 4:3. Then, of course, we have the always controversial vertical aspect ratio of videos recorded on a smartphone.

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Galaxy Note 9 may replace your PC with just a USB-C cord

Galaxy Note 9 may replace your PC with just a USB-C cord

There's a feature in the Samsung Galaxy S9, most recently, which allows Samsung phones to be their own miniature PC replacements. It's called DeX, aka Dockless Desktop, and it's actually pretty neat. It wasn't perfect the last time we took a closer look at it*, but it was certainly on the right track. Now, with the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, there's a real possibility that DeX will become a whole lot easier to get into right out the box.

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Surprise! PC sales grow for first time since 2012

Surprise! PC sales grow for first time since 2012

For the first time in the last SIX YEARS, PC shipment numbers grew worldwide. This is according to analysts at Gartner, who suggest that this year-over-year growth in global PC shipments is a temporary situation. This is all apparently due to the business world replacing all their old PCs with new Windows 10 PCs in a global trend. This trend will apparently fall off within the next couple of year.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P330 line gets refreshed with a trio of smaller PCs

Lenovo ThinkStation P330 line gets refreshed with a trio of smaller PCs

Lenovo has just announced a new entry-level trio of ThinkStation PCs, refreshing the P-series with a lineup of P330 machines. As with their predecessors, packing a decent amount of power into as small a package as possible seems to be the main goal of these business-focused PCs, particularly in the new P330 Tiny and SFF (small form factor). In fact, with P330 SFF, Lenovo has managed to reduce its overall footprint by 30% over its predecessor.

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2018 Lenovo Legion gaming towers and cubes detailed: Up Close

2018 Lenovo Legion gaming towers and cubes detailed: Up Close

Today we're having a peek at the new wave of Lenovo Legion gaming PCs, each with their own unique sort of subdued design. That's subdued in a good way - the power's still there, under the hood. It's the look that's not what we'd expect from a big-name brand with gaming PCs. Compared to past generations of gaming PCs of this caliber, these machines look positively grown up. They've got an adult industrial design sensibilities in their exteriors.

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Tablets surpass desktops in Internet use, says survey

Tablets surpass desktops in Internet use, says survey

What do tablets and PCs have in common? Both of them are being considered as dead markets. Of course, that could simply be an exaggeration but what may be true is that they are being buried by smartphones. That and we desperately need to stop lumping desktops and laptops under on “PC” heading. Because according to a recent US government survey, tablets have just surpassed desktops PCs as the most used device to access the Internet. Both, of course, fall way below laptops, also considered PCs.

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5 Quick new features in macOS Mojave

5 Quick new features in macOS Mojave

We've learned all about the new macOS Mojave this morning at WWDC 2018. Now it's time to run down the most important bits right out the gate. This should serve as a sort of "here's why you'll want this update, if for some reason you were wavering on the button-click" feature, too. This includes OS-level updates as well as app updates that'll only come to macOS Mojave.

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HP Chromebox G2 mini desktops with USB-C are now available

HP Chromebox G2 mini desktops with USB-C are now available

The HP Chromebox G2 mini desktop announced in January is now available to purchase. HP added the device to its online store today, where it promptly sold out in certain configurations. The device, like most Chromebox models, resembles a set-top box, but packs Google's Chrome OS as an alternative to Chromebook laptops.

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Acer Predator Orion 5000, Helios 500, Nitro 50 AMD gaming PCs unveiled

Acer Predator Orion 5000, Helios 500, Nitro 50 AMD gaming PCs unveiled

Acer has announced new AMD-powered gaming PCs ahead of Computex 2018, including the Nitro 50, Helios 500, and Predator Orion 5000. Two of the three are desktop gaming systems, while the Helios 500 is a laptop designed specifically for PC gamers. The company promises that all three models, which will be available starting in August, will meet the needs of modern gamers.

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