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Brandon received his first PC, an IBM Aptiva 310, in 1994 and hasn’t looked back since. He cut his teeth on computer building/repair working at a mom and pop computer shop as a plucky teen in the mid 90s and went on to join AnandTech as the Senior News Editor in 1999. Brandon would later help to form DailyTech where he served as Editor-in-Chief from 2008 until 2014. Brandon is a tech geek at heart, and family members always know where to turn when they need free tech support. When he isn’t writing about the tech hardware or studying up on the latest in mobile gadgets, you’ll find him browsing forums that cater to his long-running passion: automobiles.

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Handheld gaming is something that many of us take for granted these days, be it with portable console or a quick Fortnite session with our smartphones. So why couldn't we have that same experience with fully-fledged PC games, albeit with more powerful hardware under the hood than what's fueling your... Read more...
Acer has just announced a new family of ultra-thin Swift 3 laptops, and they are aimed at professionals that want a powerful and lightweight platform for on-the-go travel. Thankfully, Acer is providing plenty of muscle for customers with the choice of either AMD’s new Zen 2-based Ryzen 7 4700U processors or Intel’s... Read more...
ASUS sprung a few leaks in the weeks leading up to CES 2020, and with the show about to kick off in Las Vegas, one last leak has made its way to the internet. Previously, listings from LambdaTek alerted us to the existence of incoming ASUS laptops powered by AMD Renoir Zen 2 processors. Today, those laptops featuring... Read more...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably already knew that AMD was set to launch the Radeon RX 5600 XT this week at CES. We’ve seen leaked specs, board shots, and retail boxes, and today AMD has officially launched the Radeon RX 5600 XT. The official specs are largely in line with the previous leaks, with... Read more...
Back in mid-May 2019, Lenovo gave us our first glimpse at the ThinkPad X1 Fold, which was billed at the time as the world’s first PC with a foldable display. At the time, the company provided a high-level overview of its specs including its 13.3-inch OLED display, unnamed (at the time) Intel processor, and Wacom pen... Read more...
We've seen plenty of announcements so far this week with respect to notebooks and desktops, but Seagate is delivering the goods with speedy storage solutions. The company has announced new external drives in the form of the FireCuda Gaming SSD and BarraCuda Fast SSD. The FireCuda Gaming SSD takes the existing... Read more...
CES 2020 is just kicking off, and Intel is making the rounds with some new product releases that are sure to entice on-the-go gamers and content creation types out there. The company announced that its OEM partners will soon be shipping laptop systems powered by 10th Generation Comet Lake-H processors. These Comet... Read more...
When it comes to high refresh rate displays, it appears that OEMs are in a global arms race to one-up each other. Just a few weeks ago, we were alerted to the existence of the ASUS TUF Gaming VG279QM, which is a 27-inch Full HD panel that flexes its muscles at 280Hz (overclocked). However, NVIDIA and its partners... Read more...
Lenovo is expanding its family of gaming laptops with the addition of the new Legion Y740S, which is a pretty well-stacked machine with sharp good looks. It also just so happens to be the thinnest and lightest Legion notebook in Lenovo's arsenal, weighing in at just 4.18 pounds. At the heart of the Legion Y740S... Read more...
Electronic Arts’ Battlefield V has been rife with controversy ever since it launched, but a new uproar is brewing, and it has to do with the Linux community. But you may ask, what the heck does Battlefield V have to do with Linux, as it is a Windows-only game? Well, therein lays the controversy. Some Linux gamers... Read more...
Only somewhat recently has pricing on solid state drives (SSDs) become attractive to the point where buying a mechanical hard disk drive (HDD) only makes sense for backup duties and other secondary storage configurations (like in a NAS box or for a surveillance system). However, SSD pricing could see a steep rise this... Read more...
One of the worst kept secrets of next week’s Consumer Electronics Show is the release of AMD’s Radeon RX 5600 XT. The graphics card had been rumored for months, but in recent weeks we’ve run across leaked specs and even actual board and box shots for unreleased graphics cards (thanks, ASRock). That gravy train of... Read more...
Samsung is offering up a specs tour de force with its new Odyssey G9, which is a massive 49-inch QLED gaming monitor with a radical 1000R curvature (we typically see panels with shallower curves of around 1800R). The Odyssey G9 will be on display next week at CES 2020 in Las Vegs, and those that will be able to see it... Read more...
The ThinkPad brand is one of the most storied in business laptops, and Lenovo is delivering some key upgrades at CES 2020 to kick off the new year. The company has announced updates to both the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the ThinkPad X1 Yoga, now in their 8th and 5th generations, respectively. The new ThinkPad X1... Read more...
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