Loyd Case

Loyd Case

Former Digital Trends Contributor
After graduating from Western Washington University with a major in Chemistry and Minors in both math and physics, Loyd went on to receive a Masters from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He then embarked in a career in technology writing. His work can most recently be found in PCWorld, where he held the role of Senior Editor for PC Systems and related technologies.

LG 29EA93 Review

LG tries its hand at building an ultra-wide screen desktop monitor for under $600. The resolution and screen space is nice to have, but don’t expect miracles in high definition…

  • Pros: Good overall image quality , Detailed controls , Screen…
  • Cons: 21:9 aspect ratio doesn’t play well with games and some…

SSD + magnetic drive = storage heaven: How to maximize storage on a Windows PC

If you want high storage performance, you’ll want an SSD; if you want high capacity, you’ll need a hard drive. We show you how to maximize your storage options by combining an SSD for Windows and applications and a large hard drive for data.

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Less really is more: Why pint-sized PCs finally punch above their weight

Once upon a time, small PCs were synonymous with low performance. But that's no longer the case. Today, small, quiet systems can be bought or built that meet the most demanding performance requirements.

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HP 27xi Review

The HP Pavilion 27xi is a sharp-looking PC display offering very good image quality. While we would like to see higher resolution in our 27-inch monitors, the affordable price and…

  • Pros: Very good image quality , Accurate color rendition , Sharp…
  • Cons: Limited stand adjustment , No VESA mounts on back; can't be…

What we learned at GDC 2013: Consoles and PCs merge, but mobile and free-to-play are king

The PC wins the console wars, as the Playstation 4 and Xbox next adopt PC-like architectures with their x86 CPUs and integrated Radeon GPUs. But the real wave of the future is in free-to-play mobile and tablet games.

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BioWare discuses the risks of keeping Mass Effect 3’s development going long after launch

Mass Effect 3 rounds the series, but the game lived on past the initial launch. It’s not just DLC, but ongoing community support, multiplayer and mobile add-ons that kept the game fresh and alive a year after launch.

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AMD plans for the cloud, once again teases the fastest graphics card you can’t buy

AMD’s presence at Game Developer Conference focused on cloud gaming for mainstream gamers with the launch of AMD’s Sky GPUs for cloud servers. AMD also teases us with the dual GPU Radeon HD 6990, but real products are nowhere in sight.

Gaming

Intel (finally) gets into the gaming game

Intel pushes enhancements to DirectX 11.1 which enable better graphics and improved performance with its next generation HD Graphics core built into the upcoming Haswell CPU release. Offering better performance and unique features, Intel is challenging the…

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Xbox SmartGlass refines the second screen experience, even as the next gen looms

Xbox SmartGlass enables secondary screen experiences with Microsoft’s game console. SmartGlass supports a wide range of mobile devices, allowing users to use their smartphones or tablets as subsidiary displays for the console gaming experience.

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GDC 2013: HP and ALT Systems team up to offer game developers something new

Computer manufacturer HP and system integrator ALT Systems have joined forces to offer game developers special units made just for them, including the Unreal Engine and more.

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