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AVADirect Affinity HTPC System Review
     Sun, Jun 25 2017 | 4:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"AVADirect is a custom PC maker located in Twinsburg, Ohio, which is basically between Cleveland and Akron. It is great to see a rather large custom PC maker so close to us and in the mid-west. So many PC builders are on the west coast. AVADirect offers all different types of custom PCs from high-end gaming PCs to the home theater variety, which we are taking a look at today. The home theater PC is something that really has evolved over the past few years. So many people want to play their PC games in the living room and AVADirect’s Affinity HTPC System will definitely allow you to do that. At the same time the system will look like it actually belongs in your home theater and it will be nice and quiet. Let’s take a look at this Affinity HTPC system and see what it can do."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Lenovo ThinkStation P910 Workstation PC Review
     Thu, Jun 22 2017 | 8:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lenovo's ThinkStation P910 workstation PC is the most powerful system that Lenovo sells. Well, this should be fun! Let's see what it can do."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

MSI Trident 3 Arctic Mini VR Ready Gaming
     Wed, Jun 14 2017 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ited edition and one of a kind - is the MSI Trident 3 Arctic the system for you? It may be Mini ITX form factor but it is equipped with a Quad Core Intel i7 processor, 16GB of 2400mhz DDR4 memory and a Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

iFleet Fleet Management System Revealed!
     Mon, Jun 12 2017 | 4:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The iFleet fleet management system offers an all-in-one solution for businesses to track their vehicle fleet in real-time. Get the full details here!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910 Gaming PC
     Fri, Jun 09 2017 | 9:49P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"The words all-in-one PC and gaming typically don’t go together. All-in-one PCs are typically made to be productivity computers that offer a very small footprint. Well Lenovo is changing the idea of an all-in-one PC with their IdeaCentre AIO Y910 Gaming PC. Since it is designed for gaming inside you’ll find a Core i7-6700 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, 16GB of DDR4 memory, 256 GB PCIe SSD, and a 1TB hard drive. All of this is inside of what is basically a 27-inch monitor. The monitor itself is pretty awesome too, rocking a 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution and edgeless display. Could this be the ideal solution for a gamer on the go? Or someone who does not have that much space to work with? We are going to put it through the paces and see just how well it performs!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

LifeTrak Zoom HRV Wearable Body Computer Review
     Fri, Jun 09 2017 | 9:02A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Fitness trackers all seem to have similar features; pedometer, calories burned, heart monitor, sleep tracker, watch, etc. They’re great for helping to track the daily habits of an average person or someone beginning a fitness or health regimen. However, most fitness trackers are just too basic for a serious athlete or someone interested in their overall fitness condition. That’s where the LifeTrak Zoom HRV (model number LTK7M002) comes into play. The LifeTrack Zoom HRV will continuously measure heart rate and heart rate variability which helps a true athlete know when to train and how hard to push. It’s the perfect multi-sport fitness tracker and an extremely thorough heart rate monitor.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Origin PC Chronos Review: A Powerful Small Form Factor Desktop PC For 4K Gaming
     Thu, Jun 08 2017 | 4:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
While some of the most powerful gaming systems still reside inside gargantuan full tower enclosures, a growing number of decked out desktops have gone the opposite route. One of the best examples of this is Origin PC's Chronos line of small form factor gaming PCs. With a footprint measuring a scant 4 inches wide and less than 14 inches deep, the Chronos is about the size of a dedicated game console, but is packed chock full of bleeding edge hardware capable of big time gaming performance...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 
EGC & CoolerMaster's $800 Build-A-PC Giveaway
     Thu, Jun 08 2017 | 2:04P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
EGC is teaming up with Cooler Master to give one lucky winner $800 in computer components. Cooler Master is throwing a MasterBox Lite 3 into the giveaway and the case won't count towards the winner's $800 budget.
  FULL STORY @ ELITEGAMINGCOMPUTERS

MINIX NEO Z83-4 Fanless Mini PC Review
     Thu, Jun 08 2017 | 2:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We dig burly, decked-out gaming PCs stuffed with powerful hardware as much as the next guy around here. Sleek, ultra small form factor systems like the MINIX Neo Z83-4 we’ll be showing you here today, however, also have a certain appeal. Powerful gaming PCs are awesome for their intended purpose, but try sticking one in a typical home theater setup and things can so sideways. Not only will it usually look out of place, but there are power, heat, and noise considerations to worry about. Conversely, a miniscule machine like the MINIX Neo Z83-4 is so quiet and requires such a small amount of power, that you’ll wonder why every self-respecting geek doesn’t have a tiny PC attached to their TV...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Dell unveiled the XPS 13 2-in-1
     Thu, Jun 08 2017 | 1:41P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Though normal usage scenarios didn't make feel like the hardware was slow, I'm still confused by the choice of ultra-low power processors in a form factor that is ultimately much bigger than most designs using similar Y-series Intel parts. If you are dead set on a 2-in-1 this is still a really good notebook, but at the price point and performance levels compared to the trusty XPS 13, I would be hesitant to recommend it to someone looking for a new notebook."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

BIOSTAR Racing P1 Mini-PC Review
     Wed, May 31 2017 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not everyone needs, or even wants, a full-sized desktop system for their home computing needs. The new Racing P1 from BIOSTAR certainly isn’t like most day-to-day Windows PCs, with its extremely compact design, it’s small enough to fit in your pocket! Not only is it tiny, it runs completely silent, thanks to its use of eMMC Flash Storage, and a fanless cooling design, it has no moving parts. Yet despite it being small and silent, it still packs a fairly powerful quad-core processor, GbE LAN, audio output, lots of USB ports, a memory card reader, RGB lighting and more!
  FULL STORY @ ETEKNIX

Guru3D Rig of the Month - May 2017
     Mon, May 29 2017 | 5:14P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The May edition of the Guru3D Rig of the April 2017 is here. The turn goes to Mike Norbert who built his own customized PC. The end-result is a nice looking rig of the month April 2017
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

ECS LIVA Z
     Sun, May 21 2017 | 12:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”I am still puzzled by the choice of layout after staring at it for these past few weeks. Having two Gigabit Ethernet ports on the back without any USB ports is a questionable decision from a real estate standpoint. During my time with this unit, between a USB flash drive, mouse, keyboard, Ethernet, and HDMI cable, my desk was a mess with cables going every direction. Some of that could be remedied with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse and also using Wi-Fi. It seems from my perspective that this is exactly what ECS expects customers to do, and skip the messy cables. Just be aware that if you intend to go full on cables like I did, it will never look clean. Going back full circle, I wish ECS removed the second Ethernet jack and placed 2 USB ports in its' place. I just cannot think of a scenario in which both jacks would be used besides a strange file server.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Corsair ONE Pro Review
     Fri, May 19 2017 | 4:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In what could be regarded as a pillar of power, the ONE Pro is one of many prebuilt computer systems by Corsair which sits at the top of the pack. This compact PC is based on the Mini-ITX form factor and bears a strong lineup of features such as Intel’s Core i7-7700K, 16GB DDR4 and the GTX 1080.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

ECS LIVA Z Plus
     Sun, May 14 2017 | 4:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”Back to the topic at hand! This being the second LIVA I had the pleasure to review, the process of setting up and getting real-world use out of it was much easier the second time around. I'm not saying it was overly complicated, but I spent a lot less time reading about SoC architectures in preparation for this review.The one thing that threw me off was the inclusion of Intel vPro technology. Going to Intels website has never helped in the past and it was no different this time. Using phases like "Strengthen Software Security from the Inside" and "Lighten Your Heaviest Workloads" isn't helpful on a website solely designed to sell you a product. After some Googling, I found out that it is basically an advanced remote desktop. The reason I bring this up is because the LIVA Z i5 7300U model just gained a whole new untapped market. The average consumer will never use the features and quite honestly, only businesses are going to be on the look out for such features. That being said, at my day job, the company bought a few used UCFF (Ultra-Compact Form Factor) PCs left over from an oil drilling company. It is not unheard of for companies to use this type of computers because they are low power and generally solid state, meaning no moving parts. Add in the ability to remote into the device in a secure fashion with offsite management and it becomes very desirable to IT workers out in the field.”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

Radeon RX 550 + Pentium G4560: The Ultimate eSports Combo?
     Thu, May 11 2017 | 12:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Currently at $80 the RX 550 is not the best value, but given the competitive landscape it's our hope that it'll soon be selling for as little as $60, a price at which it starts making sense, especially when you consider the potential in a $120 combo with the G4560 for an uber-affordable eSports build. That's precisely what we're doing here today.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

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