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Alienware m15 and m17 R4 laptops arrive alongside Aurora Ryzen Edition R10

Alienware m15 and m17 R4 laptops arrive alongside Aurora Ryzen Edition R10

Alienware has introduced two new gaming laptops, the m15 R4 and m17 R4. These models boast a slim design (for gaming laptops, at least), as well as an optional 360Hz Full HD display, the latest hardware, and sleek new color designs. The models are joined by the Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 gaming desktop with Ryzen 5000 Series processors.

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Minecraft Terra Swoop Force map adventure released for free

Minecraft Terra Swoop Force map adventure released for free

There's a new Minecraft map and adventure available for no cost whatsoever as part of the current Minecraft Community Celebration. That celebration is in the mix for 2020, leading up to the end of the year. In this latest release, users have the opportunity to drop down into the heated depths of our planet with the Terra Swoop Force - it's about to get WEIRD in here.

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Microsoft Pluton processor will bring extra security to Windows PCs

Microsoft Pluton processor will bring extra security to Windows PCs

Microsoft has collaborated with Qualcomm, Intel, and AMD to introduce its new Pluton architecture, a processor designed to offer enhanced security for Windows PCs. In its announcement today, Microsoft said that Pluton will guard against the attacks that increasingly target the communication channel between the CPU and TPM.

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Lenovo ThinkStation P620 gives AMD Threadripper PRO its first workstation win

Lenovo ThinkStation P620 gives AMD Threadripper PRO its first workstation win

Lenovo has revealed the first workstation to use AMD's Threadripper PRO, with the ThinkStation P620 promising easier deployment of the potent pro chips. Offering up to 64 cores from a single CPU, the ThinkStation P620 slots in-between Lenovo's existing single-slot P520 and dual-slot P720 machines, though the AMD filling in this Intel sandwich could make some users consider a change.

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Dell XPS Desktop PC gets a sleek and thoughtful 2020 redesign

Dell XPS Desktop PC gets a sleek and thoughtful 2020 redesign

Dell has redesigned its XPS Desktop PC and, while notebooks may get the most attention these days, it's a reminder that style and attention to detail isn't just important when you're mobile. Smaller but more powerful than its predecessor, the new XPS Desktop offers up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9K processors.

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Acer ConceptD 2020 PCs include potent convertible for graphics pros

Acer ConceptD 2020 PCs include potent convertible for graphics pros

Acer has doubled-down on its ConceptD Series, its range of Windows PCs - along with peripherals - aiming to coax creatives away from their Mac obsession. The latest line-up includes a pair of notebooks, one convertible and the other a traditional clamshell, that straddle the line between portability and performance.

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Dynabook Portégé X family welcome 14 and 15.6 inch laptops

Dynabook Portégé X family welcome 14 and 15.6 inch laptops

Laptop sales have risen considerably in the past months as people around the world prepare for a new Work From Home world order. While many will be fine with any off-the-shelf serviceable computer, some demand not just performance but also guarantees of security and privacy even while just at home. Just in time to meet those needs, Dynabook, formerly Toshiba, is launching three new laptops from its slim Portégé X series including, for the first time, 14-inch and 15.6-inch models.

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Lenovo Legion 7 leads gaming PCs upgrade: Intel & AMD out to play

Lenovo Legion 7 leads gaming PCs upgrade: Intel & AMD out to play

Lenovo has revamped its Legion gaming notebook line, adding processors from Intel's newest Core H-Series as well as offering bigger batteries and better RGB lighting. The new Lenovo Legion 7, Legion 5 and 5i, Legion Tower 5i, and IdeaPad Gaming 3 run the gamut from flagship gaming workhorse through to more affordable models, with the company also throwing in some new gaming displays and peripherals too.

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PC demand rise but shipments fall in Q1 thanks to COVID-19

PC demand rise but shipments fall in Q1 thanks to COVID-19

There has been a surge in demand for consumer electronics in the past few weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic that is gripping our world. The need for both entertainment devices like TVs and consoles as well as productivity tools like phones and computers have never been higher during periods of quarantines and lockdowns. That situation should be a boon to the ailing PC industry and, to some extent, it did have some positive impact. Ironically, the same situation that has caused a spike in demand is also causing a big dip in shipments as well.

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MSI Creator 17 with Mini LED HDR 1000 display targets photographers

MSI Creator 17 with Mini LED HDR 1000 display targets photographers

Among the laptop models it introduced in recent days is MSI's Creator 17, the first laptop to feature a Mini LED display. With this next-generation technology, the display makes Creator 17 the first laptop model to offer HDR 1000 standards, making it ideal for photographers, artists, filmmakers, and other professionals in need of precise color control.

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Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack fans just got 4K burned

Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack fans just got 4K burned

It would seem that the future of the Minecraft Super Duper Graphics Pack is no more! According to the folks at Minecraft - the official crew - there's only one more "final update" on the Super Duper pack. That update is that the future is dead, and the Super Duper Graphics Pack originally announced back at E3 2017 will no longer be developed. Not in-studio, anyway.

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ADL survey says whopping 74% of adult gamers experience harassment online

ADL survey says whopping 74% of adult gamers experience harassment online

It's pretty safe to assume that many of us have encountered some kind of harassment while playing games online, whether that harassment was directed at us or to others we were playing with. Today, a new study from the Anti-Defamation League is putting some truth to that assumption after finding that a staggering 74% of adults have experienced some form of harassment while playing games online.

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