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Cross-Platform Play: The Berlin Wall of the Video Game Industry

As a gamer from the early days of Nintendo, I have always enjoyed playing video games with friends. The experience improved over the years with additional controllers, split-screen cooperative campaigns, and eventually online multiplayer options. However, with the emergence of online multiplayer on consoles came a great divide: which of the two ...

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Intel Optane Memory 101 – Is it worth it?

There are so many different things to worry about when shopping for a computer. How fast should the CPU be? Is this RAM too slow? How much storage space do I need? Will this GPU with that CPU cause bottlenecking? (Don't even get me started on adaptive sync technology.) As the data specialist for Desktops and Notebooks categories, I get ...

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PC Monitor Panel Technology 101: Just the Basics

Whether you’re an avid PC gamer, a casual online shopper, or someone who stares at a monitor for eight hours a day for work, most of us spend so much time looking at digital screens every day. A lot of people are aware of what features they want when shopping for a new smartphone, TV, computer, or monitor – how thin it is, how the ...

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The Exclusive on Black Friday Exclusives

Remember the good old days of Black Friday shopping, when shoppers checked for leaked deals, made lists and action plans, and even camped out in front of certain stores hoping for the biggest savings?  Every year a crop of articles would come out giving advice and listing strategies for finding the best deals and snagging them. Among all ...

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Windows 8 Inventory Challenges Windows 10's Adoption

Microsoft released its long anticipated Windows 10 operating system in late July with high hopes. The OS is relied upon to help revive Microsoft and the declining PC market, and magically boost sales of PCs. While Microsoft may be on its way to realize its goal of 1 billion W10 PC by 2018, the company needs to first clear the massive Windows 8 ...

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Dynamics of The PC Chip War

It is well documented that the desktop PC category faces a number of challenges, more so today than ever before, and because of that, AMD and Intel’s battle for share has become even more fierce. A look at the PC market using data from gap intelligence’s PowerPivot-based Desktop PC report shows that Intel, which has always dominated the market, ...
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the pico-letter V10.05 – All in One PCs Shine

After 4 years as gap intelligence’s tablet analyst, I have become pretty used to covering a growing and constantly evolving product category. As I recently took over the role of Desktop PC analyst, I quickly realized that this category is a different ball game all together and would bring new and unique experiences. As soon as I started ...
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