Editor profile

Marco Chiappetta

image

Marco's interest in computing and technology dates all the way back to his early childhood. Even before being exposed to the Commodore P.E.T. and later the Commodore 64 in the early ‘80s, he was interested in electricity and electronics, and he still has the modded AFX cars and shop-worn soldering irons to prove it. Once he got his hands on his own Commodore 64, however, computing became Marco's passion. Throughout his academic and professional lives, Marco has worked with virtually every major platform from the TRS-80 and Amiga, to today's high end, multi-core servers. Over the years, he has worked in many fields related to technology and computing, including system design, assembly and sales, professional quality assurance testing, and technical writing. In addition to being the Managing Editor here at HotHardware for close to 15 years, Marco is also a freelance writer whose work has been published in a number of PC and technology related print publications and he is a regular fixture on HotHardware’s own Two and a Half Geeks webcast. - Contact: marco(at)hothardware(dot)com

Recent posts

We recently had the opportunity to go live with AMD’s Director of Technical Marketing, Robert Hallock, to chat about the Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors and the intricacies of the laptop market. Our discussion, complete with some new revelations regarding the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, is posted below. If you liked this... Read more...
Join us as we recap the hottest headlines, reviews and unveilings from the past couple of weeks! Intel's Dragon Canyon NUC 12 Extreme, Ryzen 6000 mobile, the Alienware x14 with Alder Lake, the RedMagic 7 gaming phone, MWC unveilings like Qualcomm WiFi-7, Snapdragon-powered ThinkPads and more... Show Notes: 09:29 -... Read more...
When Intel introduced its first NUC systems featuring its Compute Element, it said the modular design would decrease the time to market for newer, more powerful small form factor systems. That certainly appears to be the case. Hot on the heels of our NUC 11 Extreme review from a few months back, we have the latest NUC... Read more...
Ahead of today's Galaxy Unpacked 2022 event, Samsung had teased the introduction of "the most noteworthy S series device we've ever created," and had even been accepting reservations, with a $50 credit serving as an incentive for doing so. Samsung was obviously referencing its Galaxy S22 series, and today's reveal... Read more...
WD just launched a brand new series of PCIe Gen 4 solid state drives that target gamers on a budget, the WD Black SN770. As its names suggests, the new WD Black SN770 sits ahead of the previous-gen SN750 drives in WD’s line-up, but a tick behind the flagship, top-performing SN850. Like the WD Black SN850 though, the SN770 is a PCIe Gen... Read more...
A couple of weeks back, AMD launched the Radeon RX 6500 XT, an entry-level GPU targeting mainstream gamers with 1080p displays. The Radeon RX 6500 XT is built around the Navi 24 GPU, which is the smallest discrete graphics processor in AMD’s current RDNA 2 line-up. Navi 24 is manufactured on a 6nm process node... Read more...
As 2021 ended and CES 2022 was about to kick off, we thought it was a great time to give away yet another batch of fresh, new tech gear. A couple of our previous amazing giveaways had concluded, so we kept the party going and offered up yet more HOT new tech, thanks to our friends at Lenovo! Up for grabs in this... Read more...
In this latest episode of 2.5 Geeks we're diving deep into Intel's Alder Lake-H 12th Gen Core-powered laptop launch, along with NVIDIA’s powerful new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU for the fastest gaming mobile gaming machines we've ever tested. We'll also be checking out NVIDIA's new, more affordable GeForce RTX 3050 and... Read more...
Both NVIDIA and AMD announced new mainstream GPUs during CES 2022. AMD announced the Radeon RX 6500 XT, which we showed you last week, and NVIDIA the GeForce RTX 3050. NVIDIA also quickly teased a GeForce RTX 3090 Ti during its event, but details regarding that behemoth will be coming a little later. Today, we get to... Read more...
At its annual architecture day event late last year, Intel revealed a multitude of details regarding its 12th Gen Core desktop and mobile processors based on Alder Lake. For the uninitiated, 12th Gen Core processors feature Intel’s latest CPU microarchitectures (yes, plural), in a hybrid design that mixes... Read more...
PCI Express 5 is expected to usher in new found levels of solid state (SSD) storage performance for next-generation computing platforms, and Phison is at the forefront of the SSD controller technology that will enable it. Watch our live discussion with Phison's own Chris Ramseyer for a deeper dive on all of the... Read more...
Although some information regarding the AMD Radeon RX 6500 XT leaked late last year, AMD officially took the wraps of the card during its keynote at CES. As its branding suggests, the Radeon RX 6500 XT drops into AMD’s current RDNA 2 GPU line-up, just behind the Radeon RX 6600 we evaluated a few months back. A somewhat scaled down Radeon... Read more...
At a time when it’s exceedingly tough for enthusiasts to acquire many top-flight PC components, dashing hopes for many a fun upgrade or new build, solid state drives remain a shining beacon of hope. The SSD market has seen a consistent influx of new and updated products, addressing virtually every price bracket, with good availability... Read more...
In this latest episode of our 2.5 Geeks webcast, we have a lively discussion with special guest Frank Azor regarding AMD's CES 2022 announcements. From Ryzen 6000 and 5800X3D to Radeon Super Resolution, Smart Shift Max, Smart Shift Eco, and much more... Show Notes: 06:10 - Introducing Frank Azor 07:23 - Post... Read more...
With 2021 behind us (thankfully!) and CES 2022 just about to kick off, we thought it would be a great time to give away yet another batch of fresh, new tech gear. And so, right on the heals of a couple of our amazing giveaways that recently concluded, we are going to keep the party going and offer up yet more HOT new... Read more...
Every year on this day, kids around the world wait with baited breath for Jolly Old Saint Nicholas to pay them a visit and – assuming they’ve been good all year – bless them with gifts and treats. As kids have gotten more tech savvy and impatient, however, it has also become somewhat of a tradition for them to track... Read more...
This past year was a tough one for PC enthusiasts. It was exceedingly difficult to acquire some of the most sought after components, like the latest and greatest CPUs and GPUs for example, and if you were lucky enough to score one, you often had to pay through the nose for it. Solid state storage, however, continued... Read more...
We recently became aware of Gigabyte's beautiful Aorus Project Stealth PC concept, with connectors and cable routing moved behind the motherboard deck, in what seemed to be a truly innovative gaming desktop design with better air flow and an easier build process. It appears, however, that Maingear patented the design... Read more...
We’re long-time proponents of big, bold and bodacious desktop systems around here. We’ve been evaluating the latest and greatest PC hardware for over two decades after all, and many of us have ben PC enthusiasts even longer than that. As much as we dig fully-loaded, high-end desktops though, there’s just something awesome... Read more...
Hot on the heels of Intel's recent 12th Gen Core processor launch, we partnered up with Falcon Northwest (and its generous colleagues!) to give away an absolute stunner of a gaming PC, as you can clearly see in all of the pics. We know many of you have been itching to get you hands on some 12th Gen Core processor... Read more...
Things are heating up in the PC industry as we head into the holiday season, as evidenced by Intel's recent 12th Gen Core processor launch. 12th Gen Core processors bring the fight to Intel's rivals with a brand-new hybrid architecture that offers top-notch performance -- especially for games -- and the platform as a... Read more...
Your home network is only as good as its weakest link. Let's explore new Wi-Fi 6E technology and what it enables, with some experts from Intel. Joining us this livestream are Eric McLaughlin Vice President, Client Computing Group, General Manager Wireless Solutions Group and Bob Grim, General Manager Of Killer... Read more...
Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next