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Hands on with the unusual Acer Predator Triton 700 gaming laptop

To prove it's going big in PCs, Acer held a product launch event at world's largest IMAX screen in New York. It made a big statement with the Predator Triton 700, a super-thin laptop with some unusual features.

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Acer's Aspire GX comes out of nowhere to be the first prebuilt Ryzen PC from a major vendor

Acer's Aspire GX is the first-ever prebuilt Ryzen PC from a major vendor, but you wouldn't know it from its quiet debut at the Next@Acer event in New York.

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Acer's Nitro 5 is a laptop that lets casual gamers get reckless

Acer's Nitro 5 is a laptop designed for casual gamers, with one distinctive feature: You can adjust the fan speed yourself. Adjusting thermals can be tricky, so it'll be interesting to see how this goes.

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Acer's Predator X27 G-Sync HDR monitor is infused with every feature you could ask for

The 4K Acer Predator X27 is one of the first G-Sync HDR displays, and one of the most impressive monitors ever announced.

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AMD updates Ryzen drivers with a new power profile and the promise of better performance

AMD's Balanced Power Plan is packaged with driver 17.10 WHQL for PC users rocking Ryzen on Windows 10 64-bit.

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Nvidia's offering three free VR games if you buy a GTX 10 Series card and an Oculus Rift + Touch

If you're upgrading your PC for virtual reality before mid-June, this promotion gives you three free games to start with.

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29% off Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan - Deal Alert

Well-balanced cooling performance provides fin optimizations with perfect balance between high and low speed operations.

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This is the closest thing Intel has built to a discrete GPU

Intel doesn't make its own discrete GPU but has built something that specializes in processing 4K graphics. But that product isn't powerful enough to run Crysis, if you were wondering.

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AMD shows off Vega's ability to handle 8K graphics at NAB

AMD is giving a demonstration of the brute force of its upcoming Vega GPU, showing its ability to handle 4K and 8K graphics.

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AMD's new Polaris-based Radeon Pro Duo is slower than its predecessor

AMD's new Radeon Pro Duo graphics packs two of the company's fastest GPUs, but surprisingly, is slower than its predecessor released last year.

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The best graphics cards for PC gaming

In the market for a new video card? These are the best graphics cards that PC gamers can buy today.

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Logitech's G410 mechanical keyboard is $60 today

As a beginner gaming keyboard, the G410 is well-priced at $60.

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Radeon RX 480 owners are transforming their graphics cards into the Radeon RX 580

Adding the RX 580 BIOS to an RX 480 gives you the performance of the new graphics card, but that swap doesn't come without risks.

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EVGA GTX 1080 Ti SC2 review: A ferocious graphics card with a radical cooler

The GTX 1080 Ti SC2 uses EVGA's revolutionary iCX technology to make a powerful graphics card even better.

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6 portable keyboards for tech workers on the go

CIO.com writer, Sarah White looks at 6 portable keyboards for IT pros that want a light easy-to-use keyboard that can go anywhere.

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EVGA's GTX 1080 FTW2 and SC2 graphics cards get updated with faster memory

EVGA's rolling out a new version of the GTX 1080 FTW2 and SC2 with faster 11GHz memory, and a BIOS update lets existing owners join the fun.

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23% off HDMI Cloner Box for Gaming or HD Video Stream Capture, No PC needed - Deal Alert

Clone video from virtually any video device including game consoles and DVD/Blu-ray. With the push of a button, this device captures and records to any attached USB stick, with no PC required.

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AMD Radeon RX 550 review: A thrilling budget graphics card with a perplexing price

The laser-focused Radeon RX 550 could have been the graphics card e-sports enthusiasts were waiting for, but it's priced too near the RX 560.

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