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Samsung sends spies to uncover Apple's iPhone line phenom

The Korean electronics giant may use ads to mock fanboys waiting for the iPhone, but that doesn't mean it's not curious about why Apple buyers will sit in line for eons for the device.

By Sep. 20, 2013

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Dell Inspiron Zino HD (AMD Phenom II X4)

With its thoughtful features, Dell's charming little Inspiron Zino HD is perfectly suited to serve up HD content to your living room. We wish it had more general computing speed, and design purists will find the Mac Mini more sophisticated, but on balance we recommend it, especially to more casual home theater PC enthusiasts.

By Oct. 22, 2010

3.5 stars Editor's rating Oct. 22, 2010

MSRP: $749.99

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AMD Phenom 9600 (2.3GHz)

AMD's new Phenom quad-core CPU has little to recommend it over competing chips from Intel. The Phenom is marginally less-expensive, but not enough to make up for its subpar performance. Unless AMD drops prices more aggressively, it looks like Intel will maintain its grasp on the CPU market for the foreseeable future.

By Dec. 10, 2007

3 stars Editor's rating Dec. 10, 2007

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AMD Phenom 9500 (2.2GHz

AMD's new Phenom quad-core CPU has little to recommend it over competing chips from Intel. The Phenom is marginally less expensive, but not enough to make up for its subpar performance. Unless AMD drops prices more aggressively, it looks like Intel will maintain its grasp on the CPU market for the foreseeable future.

By Dec. 10, 2007

3 stars Editor's rating Dec. 10, 2007

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AMD Phenom X4 9850 (2.5GHz)

AMD's new Phenom X4 9850 is overpriced and outclassed compared with its Intel-based quad-core competition. If PC vendors can use this chip to make cheap systems (as they did with older Phenoms), we might have nicer things to say, but as a DIY part at this price, we can't recommend AMD's latest quad-core CPU.

By Mar. 26, 2008

3 stars Editor's rating Mar. 26, 2008
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ZT Affinity 7334Ma (Phenom 2 X4 945 3GHz

The $799 ZT Affinity 7334Ma's stellar performance benchmarks, Blu-ray drive, and plenty of room for expansion give it a step up from the competition. ZT still needs help in the external design department, but this system certainly earns our recommendation as a workhorse do-it-all system.

By Oct. 6, 2009

3.5 stars Editor's rating Oct. 6, 2009

MSRP: $799.00

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Maingear Prelude (AMD Phenom X4 9850)

The Maingear Prelude has the best bang for the buck among midrange gaming PCs. It also has a certain stocky visual appeal. It's missing a few features, and you'll have to jump through a few hoops to make upgrades, but on balance, this system is a great deal.

By Jun. 3, 2008

4 stars Editor's rating Jun. 3, 2008

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Maingear X-Cube (AMD Phenom II X4 940)

Maingear's X-Cube small form factor game PC has received a cleverly redesigned case and boasts strong bang for the buck in its niche. We wouldn't necessarily pick this configuration, and you can find a better deal in a standard-size gaming desktop, but you still might be charmed by its unique looks and its decent value.

By Feb. 26, 2009

3.5 stars Editor's rating Feb. 26, 2009

MSRP: $2,672.00

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Stupid frat prank becomes runaway Web phenom

"Icing," the forced consumption of notoriously disgusting alcoholic beverage Smirnoff Ice, is becoming quite the sensation on the Web. That is, when photos are taken.

By May. 21, 2010

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Dell Inspiron Zino HD (AMD Phenom II X4)

With its thoughtful features, Dell's charming little Inspiron Zino HD is perfectly suited to serve up HD content to your living room. We wish it had more general computing speed, and design purists will find the Mac Mini more sophisticated, but on balance we recommend it, especially to more casual home theater PC enthusiasts.

By Oct. 29, 2010