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.
Microsoft Lumia 640 review: Impressive device, affordable price
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Review: Elephone P6000 - rethinking the flagship
A few weeks on from its announcement, Microsoft's stylish new Designer Bluetooth Desktop is now available to buy, priced at $99.95 for the keyboard and mouse set, or $29.95 for the mouse on its own.
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 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.
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.
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...
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.
Microsoft has officially started detailing the hardware requirements and capabilities of Windows 10 for desktop and mobile devices. The OS will scale from low-end to the most powerful hardware.
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.
Nintendo has just announced during its press conference that the gaming giant is developing a brand new console, called Project NX. Details are still scarce but this is exciting for the company.
When Microsoft announced HoloLens, they let press try out the new product but it was prototype hardware and I could not take pictures of the devices but now you can see what it looks like.
SpeedFan is a program that monitors voltages, fan speeds and temperatures in computers with hardware monitor chips. SpeedFan can even access S.M.A.R.T. info and show hard disk temperatures.
Developed by Turtle Rock Studios (creator of Left 4 Dead), Evolve is the company's latest squad-based co-op shooter and unsurprisingly, it calls for some fairly beefy hardware.
We're putting the AMD FX-8320E against Intel's Core i3-4360 and the slightly more expensive Core i5-4430 to see which processor offers the best value for budget builders.
If you would like a simple way to keep track of what is happening in your home when you are away, the HomeMonitor HD can do live video feeds, record motion at set times and archive all video online.
Now that Microsoft has started about its plans regarding the future of gaming on Xbox and Windows 10, we're finally learning about what DirectX 12 will do and what requirements it'll have.
After being unveiled at the Microsoft event a few days ago now we get to learn some of the technical specs that power the company's new Surface Hub - a productivity and collaboration hardware product.
Turtle Beach has announced a number of new Xbox One related headsets at CES today, including the top-end wireless Elite 800X which comes with DTS Headphone: X 7.1, noise cancellation and more.
The Logitech G910 Orion Spark is a keyboard built and designed for gamers. The back-lighting possibilities are endless, but it has a couple of minor flaws. Check out our full review of the keyboard!
When new GPUs arrive, we compare them to their predecessor but rarely go back more than one generation. But considering how far DX11 support has come let's take a look at past and present performance.
PC gamers can expect a crisper, more detailed world in Dragon Age: Inquisition, though precisely how crisp and detailed will depend on your setup.
Though there's more to it, the four major improvements of DDR4 SDRAM can be summed up in lower operating voltage, increased power saving enhancements, increased frequency, and improved chip density.
With no more GPU releases from Nvidia or AMD for the remainder of the year the battle is now on pricing. We break down each price bracket to determine which company offers the best value product.
Amazon has announced a product called Echo that sits in your room, can play music on request, and is ready to answer any question you throw at it. The biggest question is whether anyone cares.
After weeks of clues that it was planning to do so, Microsoft finally confirmed today that it will drop Nokia in favor of Microsoft Lumia branding - and the MS logo will also be used on new devices.
Apple today unveiled a updated hardware for their Mac mini range. The new Mac mini's come with Intel Core i5 processors, up to 8GB of memory, Thunderbolt 2 and start from at $499
Alien: Isolation has plenty of pants-wetting moments and is a blast if you're comfortable with soiling yourself. But we're more interested in the game's performance when running at max settings.
Zowie is well known for products aimed at gamers. Their latest FK1 gaming mouse appears to hit the right marks on paper but does it frag the competition in practice? Let's find out.
ASUS has unveiled their new VivoMini PC; the device aims to be available in October and seeks to blend Chromebook pricing with PC capabilities in a barebones package.
Codenamed 'Wildcat Point', the Z97 chipset brings support for future Broadwell CPUs, along with SATA Express and the M.2 socket. To help you pick a board we compare 7 models in every possible way.
The SanDisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card is revealed and can support both 1080p and 4K video capturing and store up to 512GB of data.
Intel used their presence at PAX Prime in Seattle, WA to reveal their new Haswell Extreme Edition CPU as well as two new unlocked Haswell CPUs. These chips are fast.
The TechSpot PC Buying Guide offers an in-depth list of today's best desktop PC hardware, spanning four unique yet typical budgets. Get all your PC part recommendations here.
In another refreshment of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, this time Microsoft has given the mouse a more attractive Master Chief theme for fans of the Halo gaming series.
AMD is releasing an update to its Kaveri family and we have the the $155 A10-7800 on hand, which comes in 45W or 65W TDP modes and has a full-blown R7 GPU featuring 8 CUs with 512 SPUs.
What goes in to making a good smartphone camera? What do pixel sizes and f-stops really mean? We explore the hardware, key terms associated with photography, and make some comparisons along the way.
To mark the 20th anniversary of its Pentium brand, Intel has released a special fully unlocked Haswell dual-core Pentium G3258 for $72 -- just what the overclocking community has been waiting for.
Marques Brownlee uploaded a follow-up to his previous video that showed a sapphire iPhone 6 display panel being torture testing, but this video shows that it may not be made of pure sapphire after all
Reports suggest that a 12in Macbook Air was supposed to ship with a Retina Display by late-2014, but was delayed due to shortages. The 11 and 13 inch models are said to be on track for release.
The Radeon R9 280X is our current best-value pick for performance GPUs. To keep you from sifting though dozens of brands we're comparing what we think are the best five R9 280X models out there.
Google has announced improvements to its Glass wearable device, offering better performance thanks to a big increase in RAM, along with greater battery life and a handful of software enhancements.
Codenamed Devil's Canyon, Intel says overclockers can rejoice over the newest revision of its 4th-gen Core CPU. Improvements include a boost in operating speeds up to 4.4GHz with Turbo Boost...
Images of the screen component for the unconfirmed iPhone 6 have been leaked. The size of the screen backs up previous reports which claimed that the part is being made by Japan Displays Inc.
Corsair has announced the newest addition to the Voyager family at Computex 2014. The new flash drive will support USB 3.0, and 2.0. It will feature "SSD Performance" inside of a USB flash drive.
Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference starts on Monday, June 2nd with a keynote introducing new Apple products. The event is about software so we'll likely see new version of iOS and OS X.
NVidia released new drivers for GeForce GTX users that brings new features such as HBAO+, TXAA, improvements to SLI and DirectX 11. This update will bring "Watch Dogs Game Ready" performance to PC
Today's Haswell release isn't a tick or a tock, it's simply a refresh. But while we don't expect much more than slight speed bumps, the company has also released new 9-series chipsets.