June 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

We peeked at the future of PCs—at least, Intel’s vision of it—in a large room called the Client Experience Design Studio at the company’s Santa Clara, California headquarters. Rows of tables fill the space, many of them draped with black cloth to conceal Intel’s other secrets from public view. On one table, though, Intel has revealed all: a pair of prototype PC devices with not one, but two screens, surrounded by a number of iterative prototypes that led to the final result.[ Further reading: The best CPUs for gaming ]Meet Tiger Rapids, the two-screen PC for your hand One of the…

June 5, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The Asus ZenBook Pro has always strived to offer a balance between price and performance, but its appearance settled upon the relatively mundane. No longer. The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 (UX580) Asus showed off at Computex features the ScreenPad, a vibrant, amazing second screen that does double duty as a touchpad.Think of the UX580 as building off the recently announced UX550G, which included Intel’s premium Core i9 microprocessor, along with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics. The ZenBook Pro also features a 4K “NanoEdge” display that has been tuned for 100-percent Adobe RGB and Delta-E

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

PCs powered by Qualcomm’s first-generation Snapdragon PC processor struggled with performance issues while providing incredible all-day battery life. Qualcomm has addressed these problems with the new Snapdragon 850, adding 30 percent more performance while extending its already incredible battery life another 20 percent to what it now calls “multi-day” longevity.If you expected this second generation of Always Connected PCs (ACPCs) to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm showed off last year, you’d be forgiven. But that chip was specifically designed for phones, while the new 850—powered by a 2.95GHz Kryo CPU—was optimized for the PC, Miguel Nunes, senior director of…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

How big do you want your computer to be? It’s one of the first decisions to make when you’re picking out the perfect PC case—but with Riotoro’s wild new Project Morpheus, you don’t need to ask the question at all. Dubbed the “world’s first convertible PC case” by the company, Morpheus can shift between the compact micro-ATX form factor all the way to a full-sized tower PC if you want to cram it full of graphics cards and liquid cooling.Riotoro’s press release doesn’t detail the conversion mechanism. Given that Project Morpheus is described as “concept 1” and “the first of…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

As interest in gaming PCs continues to grow, hardware companies that used to focus on specific niches have been expanding to include more varied lineups in a bid to get more business from DIYers seeking a cohesive look inside their rigs. In 2017, Corsair dipped its toes into full PCs, and EVGA rolled out closed-loop coolers. Now, Gigabyte’s making its debut in the memory market with the simply named Aorus RGB Memory.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

So you’ve got your RGB LED-equipped case, graphics card, and closed-loop liquid cooler. Heck, you’ve even blinged out your power supply, RAM, and SSD with hardware capable of glowing in any of 16.8 million colors. What’s next? Well, you could slap a complementary OLED display on your already-illuminated hardware, as Asus is doing with its new ROG coolers and PSU, or you can check out the latest mad creation by Lian Li: The Strimer RGB power cable extension.Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like, and it’s ridiculous and glorious all at once.To read this article in full, please click herePowered…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Just when you thought there was nothing left to add to spice up PC hardware, Asus reached deep to find the extra bling in a new line of power supplies and closed-loop CPU coolers with integrated OLED displays.The ROG Thor 1200W Platinum is as its name implies: a 1200 watt, fully modular, platinum-rated power supply. What makes the ROG Thor unique—beside its Asus Aura Sync RGB lighting—is an integrated OLED that displays how many watts are being consumed by the power supply in real-time.An 850W version is also planned for this year. AsusIf that’s not enough OLED for you, take…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

“Software” isn’t just part of Microsoft’s name, it’s the heart of the company, and now it owns one of the most popular code repositories in the world. On Monday, Microsoft announced that it’s acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion in stock.Developers and companies rely on GitHub as a code repository. As part of today’s announcements, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed that GitHub already hosts 85 million code repositories and 28 million developers. Huge businesses like Apple, Amazon, and Google operate on GitHub, and Microsoft is the most active organization on the site.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by…

June 4, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The graphics card price thaw continues, and just like Amazon’s PC sale last week you can get a fantastic graphics card today at its MSRP: Amazon, B&H Photo Video, and Newegg have the EVGA Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti SC Black, which we gave 4.5 out of 5 stars when it launched, for $470. Considering the ridiculous heights of graphics card prices in recent months that still counts as a sale.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico