Intel

After a 9-year run, Intel today has begun to wrap up its Performance Tuning Protection Plan service, the company’s optional extended warranty for CPU overclocking. As of today, Intel is no longer selling new PTP plans, and the program will be shifting to servicing existing warranties while those are still active. Intel’s warranty service was quite unique throughout the industry; given the potentially destructive nature of overclocking, it’s almost unheard of to be covered, even by optional warranties. Intel originally launched the Performance Tuning Protection Plan back in January of 2012, right in the middle of the heyday of Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge CPU overclocking (ed: has it really been that long?). At the time, for anywhere between $20 and $35, Intel would offer...

System Buyer’s Guide: $1700 Performance Midrange

Many things have changed in the nine months since our last midrange system guide hit the press, some for the worse—a moment of silence, please, for the passing of...

102 by Mike Jones and Jarred Walton on 5/12/2010

Announcing: HP 4320t Mobile Thin Client

HP has announced their latest notebook, which they claim is ideal for business users requiring mobile access to server-based, virtual PC or blade PC computing. Dubbed the 4320t Mobile...

29 by Balraj Sandhu on 5/12/2010

Acer Aspire 1410: Single-Core CULV Takes on Atom

We’ve already looked at a number of systems with Intel’s CULV platform, but interestingly, all of them have been of the dual-core variety. We frequently champion the CULV platform...

16 by Vivek Gowri on 5/6/2010

HP Unveils Latest Spring 2010 Laptops

HP has unveiled their latest notebooks. This large launch features many new entries into both their business and consumer notebook lines. Perhaps the most eye-catching are the Arrandale equipped...

32 by Balraj Sandhu and Jarred Walton on 5/5/2010

Intel Alleges Windows Phone 7 Not Optimized for High Performance, Won't Support It

For those of you who haven't read today's Moorestown Architecture article I'd highly recommend it. This is quite possibly one of the biggest introductions we've seen in the past...

21 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/5/2010

Intel Unveils Moorestown and the Atom Z600, The Fastest Smartphone Platform?

When I wrote my first article on Intel's Atom architecture I called it The Journey Begins. I did so because while Atom has made a nice home in netbooks...

68 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/4/2010

The Clarkdale Experiment: Mea Culpa

Several months ago, I wrote about my little experiment with Clarkdale, where I built a small form factor system, based around a Core i5 661 CPU, an Asus H55...

46 by Loyd Case on 5/4/2010

Gateway and Acer Netbooks: Wonder Twin Powers, Activate!

You're not seeing double: what we have for review today are the Acer and Gateway netbook "twins". At their core, these are virtually identical 10.1" Pine Trail netbooks, with...

17 by Vivek Gowri on 4/28/2010

HP ProBook 5310m: A Slender Laptop for Business Users

HP's ProBook line targets the business sector, and the 5310m looks like the sort of laptop you'd expect a CEO to carry around. Of course, looks aren't everything, and...

10 by Jarred Walton on 4/26/2010

ASUS G73Jh: Today's Top Gaming Laptop

ASUS has made it a goal to increase their retail presence in the mobile market. With their successful Eee PC and UL series, they cover the netbook and entry-level...

72 by Jarred Walton on 4/17/2010

High-End x86: The Nehalem EX Xeon 7500 and Dell R810

We received Dell's latest R810 server for review, coupled with the Intel Xeon X7560. The R810 supports two or four octal-core Intel Xeon Nehalem EX processors, with the potential...

23 by Johan De Gelas on 4/12/2010

Acer Aspire AS5740G-6979: Budget Priced but Great Gaming

In recent years, Acer has been doing an admirable job of condensing respectable hardware into affordable machines. Each successive generation, Acer has usually had one or two solid notebooks...

31 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/2/2010

ASUS N61Jv-X2: Optimus GT325M Meets Arrandale

Mobile users that actually use their laptop unplugged for any extended amount of time should absolutely love NVIDIA's Optimus technology. The ASUS N61J pairs a higher spec GT325M GPU...

44 by Jarred Walton on 3/13/2010

Dell M6500: A Precision Strike on Bling

The Dell Precision M6500 is what we expect from a mobile workstation: high on quality and low on fluff. It’s also very expensive, but the cost of the hardware...

42 by Jarred Walton on 3/9/2010

Intel Core 2 CULV Roundup: Who Needs Atom?

If you could get twice the performance for only a 50% increase, would you be willing to fork over the extra money? Compared to Atom, Intel's current CULV products...

63 by Jarred Walton on 2/4/2010

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