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The Thinkpad T450s is Lenovo's latest addition to the “legendary” Thinkpad T series. This update brings Broadwell and several other refinements, but most notably a much needed trackpad redesign.
Compared to a dedicated server, a desktop NAS is a considerably more compact backup solution, especially two-bay and four-bay models like the QNAP TS-453mini and Synology DS414slim on hand today.
Whereas past models brought a near bezel-free design, a crisp 1440p display and a laser-assisted autofocus system, this year's LG G4 is an incremental update, but the results might prove impressive.
Broadwell is the 14nm die shrink of Haswell, bringing a smaller die and lower power consumption, along a few minor tweaks. Today we have the flagship model on hand, the Core i7-5775C.
If you're in the market for a wireless headset there are at least a dozen good options. I've decided to chronicle my hunt for the perfect wireless gaming headset to make your life easier.
The full metal body of the Surface 3 makes it one of the best designed Windows tablets on the market, paired with great features like the three-position kickstand, microSD, full-sized USB, and more.
The R9 Fury X employs the GCN 1.2 architecture as the R9 380 but doubles the SPU count, and touts a massive memory bandwidth of 512GB/s thanks to an exciting new memory technology known as HBM.
The DiskStation DS1515 is aimed at home users as well as small businesses. Out of the box this NAS can handle five 3.5" hard drives, giving it a maximum capacity of 40TB using the latest 8TB drives.
Countless PC gamers, whether Nvidia or AMD users, have expressed anger about Arkham Knight's performance with reports of constant stuttering ruining gameplay. Here's our take.
We've compiled a brief list of popular router brands and their common default addresses. The list includes most router manufacturers with more than a dozen or so models.
We pair the $70 Athlon X4 860K and Pentium G3258 with the GTX 960 and R9 285 graphics cards and test 20 of the most popular AAA titles, to find out which one is best for gamers on a budget.
It's been three and a half years since AMD made strides with its first GCN-based GPU. The R9 390X, R9 390 & R9 380 make up one last round of badged Radeons ahead of the real next-gen release.
Google recently said it best: photos are more than just pixels. They're moments we'll never want to forget. Depending on your age or life experiences, that may not mean much to you yet, but it will.
Intel's new Braswell SoCs promise to be faster across the board while also consuming less power than Bay Trail. Manufactured using Intel's 14nm process, today we have the N3050 and N3700 for testing.
Windows Phone has fallen way behind its rivals. What follows is a list of changes, improvements and new features I hope Microsoft will include when Windows 10 Mobile lands later this year.
Origin's EON15-X packs a full-fledged, desktop-class “Devil's Canyon” Intel Core i7 along with a GeForce GTX 980M GPU into a relatively modest 15-inch laptop.
The new GeForce GTX 980 Ti is targeting 4K gaming and with 6GB of memory onboard it's still overkill but without excess.
Breaking down today's best hardware across five price points, the TechSpot PC buying guide was recently updated with our latest recommendations. Now, we've built them and pit them against each other.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has launched this week to critical acclaim. We tested nineteen DirectX 11 graphics cards to find out how the game performs in both AMD and Nvidia hardware.
The TechSpot PC Buying Guide offers an in-depth list of today's best desktop PC hardware, spanning 5 unique budgets. Whether you're a newbie seeking guidance or a seasoned enthusiast, we've got you.
This roundup covers a total of fourteen consumer SSDs that use either the SATA, PCI Express or M.2 interface. As always, we'll be looking at price vs. performance to see where each product stands.
Project CARS has been on our radar since its drool-inducing visuals started to make the rounds in 2012. It's the most visually impressive racing simulator we've ever seen. Now let's benchmark it.
Reports started to surface last year that Samsung SSD 840/EVO drives were no longer performing as new. We've looked deep into the problem to understand what's been fixed and what hasn't.
The Razer Blade Pro is less of a gaming powerhouse and more of a svelte workstation laptop that's also good at playing games while retaining Razer's aggressive chops and cool looks.
The Silverstone "Mammoth" MM01 is built for folks who want a robust case that can protect systems in harsh conditions. It's completely dust and spill-proof with a HEPA air filter and 87.7L capacity.
The new Asrock X99E-ITX/ac is the world's first and only Mini-ITX X99 motherboard, and first ever of its kind to feature an Intel Extreme-series chipset.
We're cramming the upper echelon of gaming gear into a 32L chassis. With the hardware cost coming in at around $2,750 without a keyboard/mouse or monitor, this is an affair with no expenses spared.
Samsung's SM951 is a better value than performance SATA SSDs when you consider it's twice as fast, not to mention that it's quicker and cheaper than Intel's NVMe-equipped SSD 750 1.2TB.
The Oppo R5 is clearly designed to destroy its competitors in form factor rather than hardware. But is it actually worth using over a thicker device with, potentially, better hardware?
Crucial's SSDs have been among the most reliable and best performing on the market, with last summer's MX100 being the company's greatest hit. Today we're testing two of its successors.
While similar in shape to the original, the LG G Flex 2 features a much more reasonable 5.5-inch curved display and upgraded specs all over. It's still very much a niche flagship. But is it worth it?
All three Intel Core families are based on the same architecture so where they really differ is in their number of cores/threads and cache size. We test how each performs in a range of applications.
Designed for enthusiasts and workstations, Intel SSD 750 Series' adoption of Non-Volatile Memory Express brings improved queuing and lower latency with a direct path from the storage to the CPU.
Logitech aims to recapture the magic of its popular MX Performance mouse with the new 'MX Master', which is aimed at office workers who want a high-end mouse that isn't designed for gaming.
Continuing to push its V-NAND technology into more products, Samsung brings the new SSD 850 Evo mSATA and SSD 850 Evo M.2 drives designed with compact PC users and power users in mind.
It's fun to tell people you're building a new PC. "I'm building a new PC," you say. "Oh, cool!" They reply. You get to sound like you're some hot-rodding, customizing know-it-all who builds his own...
I'd always told myself that if there was a way I could watch my team during football season that didn't involve cable service, I'd drop it in an instant. Well, I'm now an official cord cutter.
Developed by Visceral Games, the retail version Battlefield Hardline is now available and we are back to rerun all the tests (and new ones) to see how the frame rates have changed from the beta.
HTC's signature metal body makes a repeat in the new One M9 and it looks absolutely fantastic. With upgraded internals and camera, the One M9 is one of the most attractive phones on the market today.
We go through some of the main differences with Nvidia's G-Sync, OEMs crucial role for FreeSync to reach its full potential, and whether AMD's adaptive sync technology is the better choice for gamers
We knew there would be more ahead for Maxwell and six months after the GTX 980's release, Nvidia is back with the GTX Titan X, a card that's bigger and more complex than any other.
After seeing the quality BitFenix is capable of delivering with the Phenom mATX last year, we jumped at the opportunity to test the Aegis, a new arrival with some unique features.
Designed for high-end gaming, the Alienware 15 packs powerful hardware rivalling decent gaming desktops, including flagship mobile GPUs from both AMD and Nvidia. It's also highly customizable.
Silverstone, Corsair and In Win have launched new mid-tower contenders that are said to deliver the build quality, design, features and performance of pricier models without breaking the bank.
The Homeworld Remastered Collection brings high-res textures and models, new visual effects, recreated cinematic scenes, and support for HD, Ultra HD and 4K resolutions.
Hoping to highlight how far the industry has come is Dell's Venue 8 7000, arguably one of the best looking Android tablets to date, powered by Intel's Atom Z3580 quad-core processor.
Having only ever bought relatively cheap headsets with proportionally cheap audio quality, it seems about time for me to upgrade. Today I'll be testing six sub-$100 gaming-oriented options.
Just when we were starting to think that the Sugo series lost its Mini-ITX mojo, Silverstone has stepped forward with the 11.5L SG13. Though not the smallest to date, it may be the most capable.
Android 5.0 Lollipop tested in the Moto X, Moto G, LG G3 and Galaxy S5. TechSpot explores Android 5.0 and how it's improved performance and battery life on current handsets.