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The Gigabyte Aorus 15P is aimed at professionals


As its name implies, the Aorus 15P features a 15.6-inch screen, as well a 10th-gen, 6-core Core i7-10750H and GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q or GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU. The laptop is expected to be on sale immediately, with the price starting at $1,599. Because it's for pro gamers, the keyboard is naturally per-key RGB. What's interesting to us is the choice of panels. Again, Gigabyte said the design is based on input from pro gamers, but the 15.6-inch 1920x1080 IPS panel with 144Hz refresh made us pause.

Congratulations, America: We used nearly 1 trillion GB of mobile data last year

Washington Post - Technology News

Americans are so committed to their smartphones and tablets that they used nearly 1 trillion gigabytes of mobile data last year, according to a new study published by a top industry trade group. That's more than double the amount of data we used the year before. It reflects the tremendous explosion in mobile browsing -- particularly online streaming music and video, both of which require lots of data. The report from CTIA finds that consumers sucked down 804 billion megabytes of data a month last year, which adds up to a total of 9.65 billion gigabytes. And it's all the more remarkable when you look at previous years.

From Bits to Brontobytes


A bit is the storage space needed to store a binary digit -- a $0$ or a $1$. A nibble is four bits, and a byte is eight bits. A byte gives one enough storage space to store one of the many characters normally encountered on a keyboard (and a few other special characters according to the ASCII character encoding scheme). We can measure the size of files or hard drives in terms of the number of bytes they can store. However, this can get cumbersome, as the numbers involved are very, very large.

Samsung's new 4TB SSD - yours for only 1,500


If you're looking for an SSD that combines performance with plenty of capacity, then take a look at Samsung's new 4TB 850 EVO drive - just make sure you're sitting down before taking a look at the price. See also: Apple should codename iOS 10 'Twinkie' because it's full of fluff and filler According to an Amazon listing that's just popped up, this drive will set you back a whopping 1,499. Sounds like a lot, but it works out at less than 0.38 per gigabyte, which is actually pretty reasonable for a high-end SSD. That said, compared to the 500GB version of the 850 EVO you are paying a premium of about 0.05 per gigabyte. According to the spec sheet, this drive is capable of read and write speeds of 540MB/s and 520MB/s respectively, making it the perfect choice for anyone who has to juggle a lot of data.

Gigabyte brought some incredible custom-built PCs to CES


They look fast and are fast. Gigabyte showed off what you could do with its motherboards at CES 2017, with 16 incredible custom-built PCs. Words can't do justice to these badass beauties, so just sit back and behold. One of founding fathers of hardcore tech reporting, Gordon has been covering PCs and components since 1998.