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Prebuilts News (177)

ZOTAC Announces the ZBOX E-Series Gaming and ZBOX Nano AQ02 Series Mini-PCs

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: March 11, 2014 09:27PM
Author: bp9801

CeBIT 2014 is running this week over in Hanover, Germany, and things are starting off a little on the small side for one of the companies. ZOTAC has announced the ZBOX E-Series Gaming and ZBOX nano AQ02 Series of mini-PCs, with the AQ02 being listed as palm-sized. The E-Series come with the Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics chip to deliver some solid gaming chops in a mini-PC, while the AQ02 use an AMD A8 chip for a nice combination of performance and energy efficiency. ZOTAC's EI750 features an Intel Core i7 4770R quad-core running at 3.2GHz, with a TurboBoost up to 3.9GHz. The EI730 packs an Intel Core i5 4570R running at 2.7GHz and a 3.2GHz TurboBoost. You can pick up a barebones model to fit it how you want, or grab the PLUS model that already includes 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Each E-Series PC comes in a third generation ZBOX chassis in gloss black, with a light-up orange ring on the top cover for that distinctive ZOTAC color scheme.

As for the ZBOX nano AQ02, it has an AMD A8-5545M quad-core APU at 1.7GHz that can hit 2.7GHz on Turbo. Graphics are handled by the integrated Radeon HD 8510G, so it should be able to handle most things you throw at it with ease. The AQ02 likewise comes in a barebones or PLUS model, with the PLUS featuring 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Both the nano and E-Series include 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, a Gigabit Ethernet port, four USB 3.0 ports (plus the nano adds in two USB 2.0 ports), a multi-card reader, and HD audio. The E-Series has one DVI port and two DisplayPorts, while the nano has DisplayPort and HDMI. Both mini-PCs also have a VESA75/100 mount so you can attach them to the back of a monitor for an almost non-existent footprint.

No release date or pricing information was released for the ZOTAC ZBOX E-Series and ZBOX nano AQ02 Series, but expect news on it before long.

Source: Press Release




F300 Barebones Mini-PC Launched by Giada

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: March 4, 2014 04:11PM
Author: tpsreport

Giada has recently launched the F300 mini-PC for the digital signage market, but it could be a good home theater PC, too. The F300 is powered by a passively cooled Intel Core i5-4200U Haswell processor clocked at 1.8 GHz (up to 2.7 GHz with Intel Turbo Boost) and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400. However, this is a barebones system with no memory or hard drive, but "customers just need to easily unscrew two screws, and then lightly pull away the shelf" to open the casing. 

With the case open, installation of components is possible, such as a 2.5" hard drive into the single SATA 6Gbps slot or RAM into the single SO-DIMM slot for up to 16GB of DDR3L-1600 memory. Also included is a SIM card slot, three mini PCI Express slots, and three cables for 3G, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth cards. On the front are two USB 3.0 ports, an IR sensor for remote controls, a microphone and headphone jack, and an SD card reader. The back also provides two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, two COM ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and two DisplayPort 1.2 ports that can support audio as well as "up to 4 ultra-HD mosaic screens with max resolution of 3200x2000."

Pricing and availability of the Giada F300 mini-PC is unknown.

Source: Tom's Hardware



V20 All-in-One Computer Introduced by ECS

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: January 28, 2014 03:07PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Elitegroup Computer Systems Incorporated has announced its new compact and stylish all-in-one computer, the V20. The ECS V20 incorporates a 19.5-inch LED backlit LCD screen that provides a 1600 x 900 resolution, while supporting edge-to-edge 10 finger multi-touch. An Intel J1750 2.41GHz processor, along with 8GB of DRAM, allows the all-in-one computer to handle the needs of various types of users. The V20 uses a 2.5-inch SATA 2 hard disk drive that allows for multiple terabytes of storage, and offers an mSATA slot as well. A wide range of connectivity options exist, with the V20 offering a 3-in-1 Card Reader, 720p HD webcam, audio in and out, dual digital microphones, four USB ports, Gigabit LAN, optional Bluetooth 4.0, and Wi-Fi.

ECS prides itself on creating an appealing system, as the V20 incorporates a fanless design that minimizes nose, requires only a 65W external power supply, and only weighs 6.8lbs.

Source: Press Release


Coin Mining Systems Released by iBUYPOWER

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: January 14, 2014 08:46AM
Author: Brentt Moore

As crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin and Litecoin continue to thrive, consumers are looking for ever increasing ways to generate income by using their home computers. iBUYPOWER has now debuted coin mining systems that allow individuals to do just that. The new systems by iBUYPOWER feature powerful AMD graphics cards that crunch data in return for earning a wealth of various crypto-currencies. Darren Su, the Vice President and Co-founder of iBUYPOWER, stated that the company is highly interested in both coin mining and high-compute systems.

The new coin mining systems by iBUYPOWER are available immediately and offer several customizations for consumers at various price points.

Source: techPowerUp



AORUS Shows Off First Product at CES

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: January 8, 2014 02:50PM
Author: Nick Harezga


The X7 is the first product from company AORUS and the gaming laptop shows plenty of promise. A pair of GTX 765M GPUs make this laptop more powerful than many desktop systems and delivers performance that rivals the GTX 780M. The X7 is less than an inch thick and weighs just 6.39 pounds, representing measurements that are "1/3 the height & 2/3 the weight of any available top-tier gaming laptop with GTX 780M." Cooling such a powerful system packed into a small space is done with an aluminum housing that has four vents, five thermal pipes, and two fans. Two 512GB mSATA SSD drives are paired with a 1TB mechanical drive to give high storage capacity and fast access when needed. The system is rounded out with an Intel i7 Haswell processor and up to 32GB of memory across four slots.

Source: Press Release




CyberPowerPC Reveals Small Form Factor Systems at CES

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: January 8, 2014 02:33PM
Author: Nick Harezga


CyberPowerPC had previously announced its take on the Steam Machine from Valve, but the company wasn't content to stop there and is showing off more new systems at CES. The Zeus Mini and Fang Battle Box are two such systems. The Zeus Mini is contained within a custom small form factor (SFF) case that has dimensions of 4.4" wide, 17.4" long, and 13" in height. Users are given the choice between 4th Generation Intel Core or AMD Kaveri A-series processors with an NVIDIA GTX 700 series or AMD Radeon R9 and R7 series GPU. DDR3 memory up to 2133MHz in speed is also included alongside SSDs from multiple manufacturers. The custom case has the ability to house a 240mm liquid cooling solution. The AMD based Zeus Mini A 100 starts at $599 and the Intel based Zeus Mini I 100 starts at $799.

The Fang Battle Box is a truly portable gaming system, contained within a case that sports a handle for easy transport. The portable nature of the system doesn't prevent it from packing in the power as it houses components that rival conventional desktop systems. The Battle Box gives users the option between the latest AMD and NVIDIA GPUs and even has enough space to squeeze a liquid cooling setup.

Source: Press Release




Razer Introduces Project Christine - A Modular PC Concept Design

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: January 7, 2014 12:29PM
Author: bp9801


Razer likes to kick off things with a bang at CES, as past years have brought us Project Fiona (the Edge tablet) and the Switchblade Concept (still waiting on that, but elements are in the Blade laptop). So, what does 2014 bring? How about Project Christine? Razer is dubbing it the "world's most modular gaming system," and it's pretty easy to see why that is the case. Starting with the case, it sort of resembles the Thermaltake Level 10 if nothing except for the modular compartments. Project Christine takes it to a whole new stage though, as it's a fully modular design allowing for CPUs, graphics cards, memory, and storage to be added or swapped out with ease.

Project Christine makes use of PCI Express to automatically sync components together, so there shouldn't be any hassle when you want a new video card or processor at the helm. Storage can be added whenever you want, and Razer is even claiming you can run multiple operating systems at once (no specifics on just what that entails, however). Modules can be added in whatever order you want, with active liquid cooling and noise cancellation keeping everything cool and quiet. It also allows for Razer to factory overclock the components without compromising any warranties or thermal limits. Project Christine is quad-SLI capable, can have an SSD + RAID 5 HDD array, and features a touchscreen LED display for easy viewing of maintenance information and controlling aspects of the computer.

Right now, Project Christine is just a concept, albeit a very unique and interesting one. Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan is very excited about it, as he calls it "the first gaming system that is able to keep pace with technology and could allow consumers to never buy another PC, or gaming system, again. We have a history of bringing incredibly innovative concept systems to market and it’s fair to say that Project Christine is a very exciting new prospect for future development."

So, does that mean we'll be seeing Project Christine make the leap to reality before long? Quite possibly, and if it does it could usher in a whole new range of gaming computers. Systems. Whatever you'd like to call it.

Source: Press Release




Valve Reveals the Manufacturer List for the First Gen Steam Machines

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: January 6, 2014 07:31PM
Author: bp9801

CES is upon us, which means a ton of new products and technology being revealed for the first time. One such product is Valve's Steam Machines, with the company announcing the manufacturer list of the first generation systems. We've already seen the ones from CyberPowerPC and iBuyPower, but those are just the tip of the iceberg, as Alienware, Alternate, Digital Storm, Falcon NW, GigaByte, Maingear, Material.net, Next Spa, Origin PC, Scan, Webhallen, and Zotac are also joining the party. A variety of configurations will be available from these companies later this year, with prices starting as low as $499 for a basic model. There will, of course, be higher end systems with a larger price tag, but the specifications should rival some of the best high-end PCs today.

All the Steam Machines come with a Steam Controller and run SteamOS, so you'll be able to play pretty much any game on Steam with ease. I suspect more specifications from all of Valve's manufacturing partners will be coming out in the next few days, so be sure to keep it tuned to see just what each one will have in store.

Source: Valve



iBuyPower Shows Steam Machine at CES

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: January 6, 2014 07:03PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Earlier today CyberPowerPC introduced its incarnation of the Steam Machine from Valve, running the SteamOS flavor of Linux and taking aim at shaking up the gaming market. It isn't the only company making the big reveal at CES, with iBuyPower the latest to show off its wares. The SBX Steam Machine will deliver a 60 frames per second gaming experience with Intel and AMD CPU options combined with an AMD GPU. Co-founder and VP Darren Su said, "What we really wanted to do was make an impact in the living room. We wanted to really show the world that the power of desktop gaming machine can be experienced in the living room in a totally seamless way." The SBX Steam Machine will be available later this year with a Steam controller at an MSRP of $499 in matte black or white.

Source: Press Release




Apple Launches New Mac Pro Tomorrow

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: December 18, 2013 08:14PM
Author: Brentt Moore

Although the new Mac Pro computer was revealed by Apple earlier this year in June, the company is set to launch the new desktop machine tomorrow. Apple claims that the new computer, making use of two AMD FirePro GPUs, increases graphics performance by up to eight times that of previous generation hardware. The Mac Pro also uses much less space compared to older Mac Pro hardware, as the cylindrical design reduces the total volume of the machine by over 87 percent. Starting at a price point of $2,999, the Mac Pro is set to include a 3.7 GHz quad-core Xeon E5 processor that supports Turbo Boost technology, a FirePro D300 GPU, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. Optional upgrades, along with various accessories, can be added by configuring the computer within the Apple Store upon release.

Source: Press Release



iBuyPower Shows First Steam Machine Prototype

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: November 25, 2013 05:23PM
Author: Nick Harezga

iBuyPower is one of the third party manufacturers currently working on a version of the Steam Machine from Valve. The company has released some photos and small details of its first two prototypes, code named Gordon and Freeman. The systems are currently running an early version of the Steam OS, but iBuyPower wouldn't go into detail about the system internals. However, iBuyPower did confirm that the systems are capable of running all Steam games at 1080p at a frame rate of 60 frames per second which indicates that the system has some power behind it.

Source: Engadget



CyberPower Unveils New Mini-ITX System

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: October 24, 2013 05:41AM
Author: Nick Harezga


The Hadron Air is the latest offering from CyberPower and it packs plenty of gaming power into a chassis that measures 6.6" wide, 12" tall, and 12.1" in length. The system gets its name from the EVGA Hadron Air Mini-ITX case that the components are housed in with an included 500W Gold rated PSU. CyberPower plans to release a liquid cooled version of the system at a later date. The system gives users the option to choose between Intel and AMD processors and NVIDIA and AMD GPUs, with the high end options offering Intel i7 processors, NVIDIA GTX Titans, and AMD R9 290X GPUs. Three base configurations will be offered, the 100, 200, and 300 with the 100a base system starting at $599.

Source: Press Release




Gigabyte Updates BRIX Compact PC

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: September 8, 2013 11:20AM
Author: Nick Harezga


The BRIX is a small form factor PC from Gigabyte and it is receiving an upgrade in the form of the latest Intel Core processors. A total of four new models will be built around the Haswell processors and will boast improved CPU and graphics performance along with native 4K resolution support. The small size of the BRIX doesn't limit its options as it features connections for USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, and supports both Wi-Fi and wired networking. VP of the Motherboard Business Unit Henry Kao said, "We’re confident end users will enjoy the improved overall performance that the latest Intel Core processors offer, as well as additional upgrades we have made regarding audio and USB connectivity."

Source: Press Release



CyberPower Adds Graphics Workstation to System Choices

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: July 31, 2013 02:57PM
Author: Nick Harezga


CyberPower has announced the availability of the Power Mega III series, a line of PCs targeted at users that need high powered workstations. The systems are built around Intel Haswell or Xeon processors and NVIDIA Quadro K series or AMD FirePro graphics cards. The new system will be available in six different configurations based on how much power users need for applications such as CAD, medical imaging, and engineering. Users will be able to choose from a number of different options in categories such as case, cooling, storage, and memory. The Power Mega III series will start at a price of $1,099 and will go up to $4,249 for the beefiest system.

Source: Press Release



CyberPower Announces New HTPC

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: July 11, 2013 02:00PM
Author: Nick Harezga

CyberPower is a company that has been primarily associated with gaming PCs, and the company is looking to diversify with the Zeus HTPC. The company envisions the Zeus as a PC that can act as "your DVR, enthusiast home theatre PC, gaming console and DVD/Blu-Ray Player." In addition to functioning as an HTPC, the Zeus also offers the potential to be a fully functioning desktop. CyberPower will offer six models of the Zeus that start at $699. Users will be able to choose from Intel fourth generation Core processors and AMD APUs as well as upgrade storage, memory, and GPUs.

Source: Press Release




ZOTAC Announces New ZBOX ID90 Mini PC

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: June 3, 2013 10:01AM
Author: EuroFight

ZOTAC has released a new prebuilt mini PC, the ZOTAC ZBOX ID90. The new system boasts double the processing power of previous ZBOX mini PCs, utilizing a quad-core Intel Core i7 chip and integrated HD4000 graphics. The system also incorporates Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, as well as both HDMI and DVI outputs.

Network connectivity is achieved with an integrated 11N wireless adapter, as well as dual Gigabit ethernet ports. Standard peripheral connectivity is achieved via 2 USB 2.0 ports on the rear, as well as 2 USB 3.0 ports on the top and front of the case. ZOTAC offers a ID90 Plus model, which comes preinstalled with 4GB of DDR3 memory, and a 500GB hard drive for storage. 

Source: Press Release



Acer to Announce Android-Powered AIO Next Week

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: May 31, 2013 09:36AM
Author: EuroFight

Next week, Acer is expected to announce a new All-In-One (AIO) PC that runs the open-source Android operating system. The system will be powered by an Intel Core i5 4430, based on the new Haswell architecture, and will retail for around $400.

The system will be configured with just 1GB of RAM, and may offer as little as 8GB of internal storage due to the reduced hardware requirements of the Android OS. There is indication that adoption of the Android OS will continue to increase into space previously dominated by Microsoft's Windows OS, particularly after the advent of Android-powered laptops and netbooks expected in the near future.

Source: CNET



MSI Launches World's First 27-inch All-in-One PC

Category: Gaming, Prebuilts
Posted: April 22, 2013 12:26PM
Author: Tobias Thydal

I know that the majority of people on OCC takes pride in building the optimal computer for specific tasks; however, sometimes it's easier to go with a pre-built computer, since it's a lot less of a hassle. Especially if you are building for friends and family, and do not want to have to troubleshoot every other week, because they accidently deleted System32 or dropped the computer on the floor.

MSI has released the world's first 27-inch all-in-one PC aimed at gamers. It features a touchscreen with anti-glare coating and a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, a GTX 670MX with 3GB dedicated GDDR5 RAM, an Intel Core i7-3630QM, up to 16GB, 1TB HDD and an optional SSD. The all-in-one PC can also act as a monitor for consoles such as PS3 and Xbox 360 via HDMI cables. And you can even switch between Windows and the console by pressing the OSD key on the PC.

The all-in-one PC packs some hefty specs, and they should be plenty for most gamer's needs. So if you're approached by a dad asking to build a computer for his 12-year old son who loves gaming, this thing might be an easier alternative to self built computers.

Source: MSI



Lenovo to Launch Sleek ThinkCentre Edge 62z All-In-One in May

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: March 28, 2013 11:44AM
Author: bp9801


Lenovo is one of the top computer makers in the world, and it knows not everyone has the room for a big desktop tower. That's where the company's all-in-one line comes in, like today's newly announced ThinkCentre Edge 62z. Lenovo says it's an ideal PC for the healthcare and education markets that need a lot of PCs in a small space, and considering the 62z takes up 65% less space than a 20" monitor, it'd be perfect for those and other markets. The ThinkCentre Edge 62z features an 18.5" display, an Intel Core i3 processor, Intel HD graphics, and a DVD burner, with room for up to 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. No word on what the exact baseline model will carry, but at least it allows for some flexibility when customizing.

The best part about the whole thing is Lenovo is pricing the ThinkCentre Edge 62z at $549 when it arrives in May.

Source: Engadget



Lenovo Introduces New ThinkPad T431 Laptop

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: March 18, 2013 10:07AM
Author: EuroFight

Lenovo has introduced a new member to its ThinkPad range of laptops, the T431, to enable the range to continue to be competitive in today's market. The T431 maintains the traditional look of Lenovo's ThinkPad series, but weighs just 1.36kg and is just over 2cm thick. The laptop has maintained many traditional features of the ThinkPad series such as the red tracker button integrated into the keyboard, but does not integrate newer technologies such as touch screens.

The laptops are powered by 3rd generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, and can feature up to 12GB of RAM. As well as this there are many other options, such as support for a 256GB SSD or 1TB HDD, as well as USB 3.0 and mini-DisplayPort connectivity. The laptops can also be preinstalled with either the Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating systems, and boasts up-to a nine hour battery life, according to Lenovo's tests.

Source: PCWorld.com



Valve Has 'No Involvement' With Xi3 'Piston' Steam Box

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: March 13, 2013 02:29PM
Author: EuroFight

Doug Lombardi, Head of Marketing at Valve has revealed that Valve is no longer working with computer manufacturer Xi3 on its 'Piston' Steam box. Lombardi did, however, say that Valve had "some dealings with Xi3 last year", but went on to say that Valve "currently has no involvement with any [Xi3] product". Valve has announced development of its own Steam box, which it claims will be priced competively against to next-generation consoles, but also said there were possibilities of other companies producing their own Steam boxes.

Valve cutting its ties with Xi3 would appear strange, especially considering that during this year's CES in January, both Xi3 and Valve shared the success of the 'Piston' Steam box. Xi3 also claimed that Valve had made an investment in the company itself. The Xi3 'Piston' will still be compatible with Valve's Steam digital distribution platform, including its 'Big Picture Mode' designed for use with TVs, however it will not boast any special Valve affiliation. 

Source: Tom's Hardware



Acer Releases New Chromebook

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: March 12, 2013 02:14PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Acer has updated the C7 series of Chromebook laptops with the release of the C710. This model offers 4GB of RAM compared to only 2GB from the original C7. The C710 also offers a bigger battery to extend battery life while the rest of the components appear to remain the same with an Intel Celeron CPU, 11" screen, and a 1.3 megapixel webcam. The new Chromebook will be available on March 17 with hard drive capacities of 320GB or 500GB for a cost of $280 or $300, respectively.

Source: Digital Trends



Xi3 Begins Taking Orders for 'Piston' Steam Box

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: March 11, 2013 11:39AM
Author: EuroFight

Computer manufacturer Xi3 has begun to take orders for its 'Piston' Steam box. The basic system will cost $1,000 when it ships, however Xi3 is offering a $100 discount to anyone pre-ordering before March 17. The basic box will feature a 3.2GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a 128GB SSD. A 256GB SSD can also be added for an extra $340, and a 512GB drive for $750. The box is likely to feature up to 12 USB ports, two mini-DisplayPorts and a single HDMI/DisplayPort jack.

The Xi3 'Piston' was very well recieved on its debut at CES this January, but Xi3 declined to provide much information about the specifics. Surprisingly, the press release makes no mention of an affiliation with Steam, who originally helped Xi3 to bring the console to the market. The Steam platform is also not shown in any of the demonstrations Xi3 have given, instead, Xi3 have developed their own interface for playing games. Obviously, the box will still support Steam, but it appears to be unlikely that this will be the main platform for the system.

Source: PCWorld.com



ECS Announces All-In-One G24

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: February 27, 2013 03:36PM
Author: Nick Harezga


ECS has announced a new all-in-one system, the G24. A 23.6" touch screen is the focal point of this Windows 8 system which can track up to ten fingers at once. ECS envisions a wide variety of potential uses for this system including the medical sector and shopping mall kiosks. There are a number of interchangeable Thin Mini-ITX available from ECS that will allow for users to customize their system based on their individual needs. An included hot swap bay provides the ability to easily switch between optical and storage drives.



CyberPower Offering Desktops with NVIDIA Titan GPU

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: February 21, 2013 03:22PM
Author: Nick Harezga

CyberPower didn't waste much time before offering to put the newest GPU from NVIDIA, the GTX Titan, in its desktop PCs. Starting today the Fang III, Zeus, Gamer Xtreme, and Gamer Ultra systems can be configured with the new card. These systems will be pricey, starting at $1699. Users will be able to choose from the AMD FX, Intel X79, and Intel Z77 platforms to pair with the powerful GPU. Systems with the GTX Titan will support NVIDIA 3D Vision and Surround technology and resolutions up to 2560x1600.



Digital Storm's Super-Thin Bolt PC Now Comes with NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Titan

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: February 20, 2013 07:35AM
Author: edwardquilo


NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Titan has undoubtedly been on a lot of PC gamers' minds, what with its tantalizing promise of being the fastest single GPU solution, according to early impressions. So its no surprise that several custom PC makers are jumping in on the Titan bandwagon, including Digital Storm. What makes this system builder's take interesting is its inclusion of the GTX Titan within its relatively slim Bolt PC, with a chassis that's only 3.6" wide. While that may raise some concerns about airflow, Digital Storm seems to be confident enough about its ventilation system that it should be able to adequately cool the massive card. The chassis itself is designed with spacious vents from its top to rear, core components also benefit from vents, along with an internal air channel helping to keep the PSU cool. It is reported that the Titan-based computer will be built using an Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz + Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe solution, with the svelte Bolt running on a 500W Digital Storm Certified Gold Rated PSU. 

Source: Techpowerup




CyberPower Announces FangBook X7 Gaming Laptop

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: February 12, 2013 03:08PM
Author: Nick Harezga

CyberPower has announced the addition of a new laptop to its mobile gaming lineup, the FangBook X7. The laptop is powered by an Intel i7-3940XM Extreme Edition CPU and an NVIDIA 680M GPU. This pair of components puts the FangBook ahead of many desktops in power, and ahead of nearly all laptops. A 17.3" 1080p LED screen provides anti-glare viewing while included speakers and subwoofer provide great sound. The system can hold up to 32GB of RAM and 2TB of hard drive space. NVIDIA Optimus technology will help to conserve battery life as much as possible with the power hungry components included in the system. The FangBook X7 has a number of starting models with the cheapest option having a base price of $1,299.

Source: CyberPower



Arctic Announces New Barebone HTPC

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: February 5, 2013 03:18PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Arctic is a company that I have primarily known as providing cooling products, but the announcement of a new barebone HTPC system certainly changes my outlook. The MC001-XBMC is a system that was created in conjunction with OpenELEC using the latest XBMC 12 software. The system has a small form factor and is powered by a dual core Intel Atom D525, ATI Mobility Radeon 5430 GPU, and 2GB of DDR3 memory. The XBMC software allows for playback of all major audio and video formats which can be stored on an included 1TB hard drive, and a number of applications are available to use a smartphone as a remote control. The MC001-XBMC will have a special introductory price of $229, while supplies last.



Zotac Updates ZBOX nano XS Series

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: February 5, 2013 03:16PM
Author: Nick Harezga


Zotac is introducing a new model of mini-PC to the ZBOX nano XS series, the XS AD13. The new system features the AMD Brazios 2.0 platform with an E2-1800 APU using a RADEON HD 7340 GPU. The base model is a barebone system while a PLUS option includes 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a 64GB mSATA SSD. The ZBOX nano XS AD13 is compatible with Windows 7 and 8 as well as OpenELEC operating systems.




HP Jumps into Chromebook Market

Category: Prebuilts
Posted: February 4, 2013 03:27PM
Author: Nick Harezga

Hewlett-Packard has announced its first entry into the expanding Chromebook market, the Pavilion Chromebook. Powered by the Internet focused Chrome OS from Google, this device offers a number of similar features to competitors in the market. The HP Chromebook is powered by an Intel Celeron CPU, 16GB of flash storage, and Wi-Fi. The main areas of difference are a mix of good and bad. A 14" screen is the largest on a Chromebook, but the 4.25 hours of battery life put it at the bottom of the pile. The Pavilion Chromebook comes with two years of 100GB Google Drive Cloud Storage and will retail for $330.

Source: Wired



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