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Buying a GPD Win Max 2021 upgrade board? You can repurpose the old board as a mini PC

The GPD Win Max 2021 handheld gaming PC looks nearly identical to the 2020 model, but it has an upgraded motherboard with newer, faster processor options. So GPD offered a motherboard-only upgrade option to crowdfunding backers. Now the company is also making it easy to repurpose your old motherboard as a standalone mini PC.

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PinePhone 3GB/32GB upgrades are now available for purchase

The PinePhone is an inexpensive smartphone designed to run Linux-based operating systems. It’s also a modular phone, where most major components are replaceable… and now some are upgradeable as well. If you bought a PinePhone with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, you can upgrade to a 3GB/32GB version by purchasing a new mainboard […]

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Upgrade your PinePhone: 3GB/32GB mainboards coming in November

When the PinePhone began shipping earlier this year, it was only available in one configuration: with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. But this summer Pine64 began selling a 3GB/32GB model as part of PinePhone Convergence Packs, which also come with a USB-C dock that lets you connect a keyboard, mouse, and monitor to […]

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Pinebook Linux laptop CPU upgrade kits coming in 2020

Some laptops let you upgrade the memory or storage… although that’s a feature that’s becoming less common on modern thin and light notebook computers. But very few laptops support CPU upgrades — typically you’re stuck with the processor that came with your laptop. Surprisingly one of the few exceptions to the rule may be one […]

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GPD MicroPC handheld computer will ship with 6GB of RAM (pre-release spec bump)

The GPD MicroPC is a tiny computer with a 6 inch display, a thumb keyboard, a whole bunch of full-sized ports, an Intel Celeron N4100 quad-core Gemini Lake processor, and 128GB of storage. When GPD unveiled the MicroPC, the company said it would ship with 4GB of RAM. And that’s how much was in the […]

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Eurocom’s “mobile supercomputer” laptops now available with removable NVIDIA RTX 2080 graphics

The first gaming laptops with NVIDIA RTX graphics are starting to ship, but for the most part you’re stuck with the graphics card that you choose when you buy your computer. Unlike gaming desktops, gaming laptops don’t usually have upgradeable graphics. Premium computer company Eurocom, on the other hand, does sell laptops with upgradeable graphics, […]

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Intel Compute Card will be the upgradeable brains of 2nd-gen NexDock laptop dock

The upcoming Intel Compute Card is basically a computer stuffed into a case that’s not much larger than a credit card. Intel unveiled the platform at the Consumer Electronics Show this month, and says when the first Compute Cards launch later this year, they’ll beĀ able to power all sort of smart devices. Want to make […]

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Microsoft Surface Studio teardown reveals storage is upgradable, nothing else is

The Microsoft Surface Studio is an all-in-one desktop computer with support for pen input and an adjustable 28 inch display that allows you to tilt the screen so that it becomes a surface for writing, drawing, or other surface work that would normally require a separate graphics tablet. It’s a high-end computer with a starting […]

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Windows 10 Mobile update rolls out for some older phones

Microsoft started shipping a handful of smartphones with Windows 10 Mobile software in late 2015. But now the company is finally rolling out Windows 10 as an update for some phones that shipped with earlier versions of Windows Phone software. That includes a number of Microsoft Lumia smartphones, and a handful of phones from other […]

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How to stop Microsoft from urging you to upgrade to Windows 10

Microsoft has been pretty aggressive at trying to get PC users to upgrade to Windows 10. Through July, 2016, the company is giving away Windows 10 as a free update for anyone running Windows 7 or later. Users have probably noticed a new icon in their system tray urging them to update. And if you’re […]