Computers Reviews

How We Test Desktop PCs

The desktop PC review process at PCMag.com continues the traditions started when we created PC Labs in 1984: We compare each system to others in its category on the basis of features, design, and performance. Each benchmark test listed below is chosen to highlight the strengths and weaknesses in the PC’s mix of software and components, from the CPU, to the memory subsystem, storage, and graphics. Where possible, we’ve chosen a standardized test created by an established benchmark developer, and…

0
Read More

The Full Nerd episode 48: 2nd-gen Ryzen review, AMD vs. Nvidia’s GeForce Partner Program

In this episode of the Full Nerd, Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, Alaina Yee, and Adam Patrick Murray talk new AMD hardware, and newly named AMD hardware. Mentioned in this article AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler First up: Impressions from our 2nd-gen Ryzen processor review, which hit the streets Thursday. The small tweaks and upgrades add up to a much more well-rounded chip than first-gen Ryzen. And it goes blow-for-blow with Intel’s flagship Core i7-8700K too. As we said…

0
Read More

Water-cooling specialist EKWB starts selling complete custom gaming PCs

People often turn to boutique PC builders like Maingear, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, and Origin PC when they want a badass, over-the-top, liquid-cooled beast of a system, but don’t want to worry about cutting tubes and tightening fittings themselves. The newest entrant in the custom desktop landscape practically wrote the book on extreme cooling. EK Water Blocks, the creator of custom liquid-cooling hardware beloved by enthusiasts around the globe, announced on Friday that it’s now selling full PCs dubbed EK…

0
Read More

Acer and Dell gaming laptops drop to ludicrously low prices to clear way for Intel 8th-gen CPUs

Intel’s new 8th-gen mobile gaming processors are here, and you know what that means: A fresh generation of gaming laptops! But that’s not all. As we’ve been preaching on PCWorld’s Full Nerd podcast, new hardware means deep discounts on existing stock, and it’s a stellar time to buy a 7th-gen laptop at prices previously considered ludicrous. Case in point: Newegg is selling the Acer Nitro 5 for just $699.99. And Dell’s still offering a GTX 1060-equipped laptop at a borderline…

0
Read More

Acer Aspire S 24 Review & Rating

Looking for an all-in-one desktop PC to put in your kitchen that can display your family calendar, let you look up casserole recipes, and charge your phone? The Acer Aspire S 24 ($899.99) has a few tricks up its sleeve that will let you do all of those things in ways that weren’t possible a few years ago. The cutting-edge tech in this stylish, downright affordable PC makes it a great conversation piece for houseguests if you’re into showing off,…

0
Read More

The Full Nerd ep. 47: 2nd-gen Ryzen Q&A with Jim Anderson, AMD’s VP of computing

In this special episode of the Full Nerd,  Gordon Mah Ung, Brad Chacos, and Adam Patrick Murray are joined by Jim Anderson, the senior VP of AMD’s computing and graphics business, to dig deep into the 2nd-gen Ryzen CPUs that launched today. Mentioned in this article AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor with Wraith Prism LED Cooler This is no mere spec overview though. Anderson explains how upgraded Precision Boost 2 and XFR2 technologies help 2nd-gen Ryzen chips maintain higher clocks for longer, regardless…

0
Read More

Ryzen 7 2700X review: AMD’s 2nd-gen CPUs nail the sequel

Just over a year ago, AMD flipped the PC industry on its proverbial head with revolutionary Ryzen 7 processors that democratized CPU core counts in a way never seen before.  While the 2nd-gen Ryzen 7 2700X officially unveiled today (don’t call it Ryzen 2—that’s coming later) doesn’t quite shake things up the way the original Ryzen chips did last year, it’s a solidly good sequel that, in many ways, is far better than what it replaces. And it puts the…

0
Read More

iMac Pro: Worth the Upgrade for Photo and Video Editing?

We pit Apple’s new workstation against its older and less powerful siblings to see how much more juice it packs for creative tasks. February 7, 2018 3:12PM EST February 7, 2018 The iMac has long been a favorite all-in-one of designers who spend their day in the Adobe suite thanks to a big, high-quality integrated display, a comfortable operating system, and reliable performance. The new Apple iMac Pro steps up the processing power, squeezing workstation-class Xeon computing power into the…

0
Read More

HP EliteOne 1000 All-in-One Review & Rating

While the HP EliteOne 1000’s gorgeous 27-inch 4K display and thin bezels are visually impressive, they aren’t necessarily unique. But this business-oriented machine does have one killer feature that is very rare among all-in-ones: easy upgradeability. In fact, it’s so easy to access the components in the EliteOne 1000 (starts at $1,279; $1,519 as tested)—and even to remove the display—that IT departments and consumers alike might even consider buying it instead of a traditional desktop. It also happens to include…

0
Read More

The Best Windows Micro Desktops of 2018

How to Find the Best Mini PC The term “microcomputer” has its origins in the 1970s—the “micro” of the personal computers emerging then lay in stark contrast to the room-size mainframe beasts of the day. But fast-forward 40 or so years, and oh, micro—how you have changed! Indeed, most of the acceleration toward super-small in desktop PCs has happened over the last five years. Of course, it’s still easy enough to find ordinary business boxes and hulking power towers packed…

0
Read More

HP Omen X Compact Desktop and VR Backpack Review & Rating

PC-tethered virtual reality systems offer the most compelling VR experience and the best control options. The tether is always inconvenient, and wandering around a virtual space is hazardous if you’re dragging a cable that’s connected to a PC on a desk. HP offers a wearable solution: the Omen X Compact Desktop. This $2,499.99 system is a small form factor gaming PC designed to be worn on your back with the optional $499.99 VR Backpack. It’s a capable PC in its…

0
Read More

Microsoft Store Cuts Prices by Up to 31.4 Percent for Pi Day | News & Opinion

Today is Pi Day, and there was no bigger reminder of that than a brand new Raspberry Pi being launched. But Microsoft is also getting in on the action with some very generous discounts on the laptops and desktop PCs offered through the Microsoft Store. The list of discounted products includes Acer, Dell, Alienware, Asus, HP, Lenovo, and MSI-branded hardware, with the price cuts as high as 31.4 percent, but also pricing to reflect the day including a Dell XPS…

0
Read More

Dell’s selling our favorite budget gaming laptop with a GTX 1060 for an unheard-of price

The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 currently holds the crown as PCWorld’s best budget gaming laptop. Most gaming laptops start around $1,000, but Dell’s laptop earned its four stars by offering a Core i5 CPU with a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti for only $900. That’s a great price on its own, but Dell’s currently running a deal on a model that’s faster and cheaper. Dell is selling the Inspiron 15 7000 for $850, but instead of the GTX 1050 Ti our review…

0
Read More
About

Business on the Web provides the latest Business News: Breaking Personal Finance, Company,  Financial and Economic News.

Our blogs are an excellent place for technology professionals to get up-to-date industry news. Blogging about the hottest education technology issues.

Social Links