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MSI has a ton of new products for Computex, including a VR PC that fits in your backpack

MSI has put its Computex 2016 cards on the table, showing it will sport a handful of VR-ready gaming laptops and a backpack PC for VR gaming on the go. Other products include gaming desktops, motherboards, and a GTX 1080 Founders Edition…
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HP beefs up its Omen line with three new laptops, a desktop, and a FreeSync monitor

HP updated its line of Omen gaming products with three new notebooks, a familiar desktop, and a monitor supporting AMD FreeSync technology. This expansion makes Omen the new leading gaming brand for HP.
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Asus has quietly put up a ZenBook UX306UA notebook listing on its website

Asus currently lists on its website the ZenBook UX306UA, a refresh of its super-thin laptop sporting a new backlit keyboard and a USB Type-C port. Right now, the release date is unknown, but the laptop will pack an Intel Core i7 or a Core…
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MSI gets ready for Broadwell-E with a flashy new motherboard for PC gamers

MSI introduced a flashy new motherboard, the X99A Gaming Pro Carbon with built-in lighting, with its sights set on Intel's upcoming Broadwell-E processors. This motherboard also sports a USB 3.1 Type-C port on the front, the first of its…
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Zotac is getting crazy small with its Zbox line of mini PCs

Zotac is jumping on the PC stick bandwagon with the introduction of its Zbox PI220 and its Zbox PI221. The two are identical save for the way they're cooled: one has an active fan while the other has a passively cooled design. So far, the…
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MSI says it's the only brand offering VR-ready notebooks certified by Intel and HTC

MSI boasts that it's currently the only brand offering VR-ready laptops that are certified by both Intel and HTC, including five HTC optimized notebooks and two solutions that are listed on Intel's website. All listed notebooks use…
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Leaked benchmarks rip veil from upcoming Intel’s Kaby Lake processor before it’s ready

A leaked screenshot of benchmarks reveals what appears to be the upcoming Intel Core i7-7700K "Kaby Lake" processor, but the numbers show a processor that's not performing as well as it likely will at launch.
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Intel hates passwords, even on World Password Day

On World Password Day, Intel is heaping abuse on passwords and campaigning for you to switch your current login method out for its True Key app, which it bills as a far more secure solution.
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Broadwell-E processor performance gains may be higher than anticipated

Intel's Broadwell-E Core i7-6850K is capable of achieving a 10 percent higher score than its Haswell-E equivalent, clock for clock. While this is in Cinebench's multithreaded test only, with other benchmarks not showing as much, it's still…
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Intel outs three new processors with ‘Crystal Well’ integrated graphics, eDRAM

Three new processors have shown up on Intel's price sheet that feature "Crystal Well" integrated graphics, eDRAM cache, and support for DDR4 memory. These chips are meant for Intel partners, so expect to see solutions using these CPUs in…
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Are Sofia and Broxton just the first casualties in an Intel Atom cull?

In the wake of an announcement by Intel that Sofia and Broxton chips are being cancelled, reports are circulating that the company plans to kill off its Atom line of low-cost processors.
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Intel wants USB Type-C to replace your headphone jack

USB replaced all sorts of dedicated ports in the 90s. Could USB type-C eventually replace the audio port? Intel thinks so, and is working on a standard. The change could make headphones digital.