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Turning a smartphone into a PC in a pocket: Q&A with Analogix
     Wed, Jul 16 2014 | 7:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
According to a recent IDC research note, the transition toward mobile and cloud-based computing is unstoppable, with tablet volumes expected to pass total PC volume in the fourth quarter of 2014 and on an annual basis in 2016. Even smaller tablets are facing stiff market competition from large-size smartphones (phablets).
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Shuttle Fanless Slim-PC DS437T @ techPowerUp
     Sat, Jul 05 2014 | 10:09P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we will evaluate another slim-PC by Shuttle. The DS437 is for applications like digital signage, POS, education, etc., and its fanless design makes it incredibly reliable and completely silent. It uses a dual-core Intel Celeron CPU with an embedded Intel HD Graphics solution and comes with a large number of I/O ports."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

Test-Driving NVIDIA's GRID Virtual GPU Cloud Computing
     Thu, Jun 26 2014 | 4:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NVIDIA's GRID is a virtual GPU technology that allows for hardware acceleration in a virtual environment. It's designed to run in concert with products from Citrix, VMWare, and Microsoft, and to address some of the weaknesses of these applications. The problem with many conventional Virtual Desktop Interfaces (VDIs) is that they're often either too slow for advanced graphics work or unable to handle 3D workloads at all. Now, with GRID, NVIDIA is claiming that it can offer a vGPU passthrough solution that allows remote users to access a virtualized desktop environment built around a high-end CPU and GPU. The test systems the company is using for these 24-hour test drives all use a GRID K520. That's essentially two GK104 GPUs on a single PCB with 8GB of RAM...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit @ techPowerUp
     Wed, Jun 11 2014 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today, we take a look at ECS`s LIVA Mini PC Kit, a small and affordable PC with very low power consumption, a small price, and lightweight computing capabilities. With a sub-US$200 price tag, expecting top-notch performance would be ill advised, yet what can you get for $200 that fits in the palm of your hand? An ECS LIVA Mini PC Kit, of course."
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP.COM

ZBOX Sphere OI520 Plus - Review at Bjorn3d.com
     Mon, Jun 09 2014 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There was a time when a computer in most cases consisted of a big beige box that you certainly did not want to show off or which took up a lot of space on your desk. Those days are gone and today we have a lot more variety both how computer looks and how big they are. Zotac is a company that for quite some time have been pumping out smaller mini-PCs under their ZBox brand and today we are taking a look at their new round ZBox Sphere OI520."
  FULL STORY @ BJORN3D.COM

Zotac ZBox ID92 Plus mini-PC Review
     Thu, Jun 05 2014 | 3:04P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Zotac is a company well known for its mini-ITX formfactor motherboards and mini PCs. ID92 Plus uses an Intel Core i5 4570T with H87 Chipset and relies on Intel 4600 HD onboard Graphics. Within its small form-factor system, it has a 4-in-1 memory card reader, 2x 204 pin SO DIMM support of up to 16GB (by default with 4GB memory stick), 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 4.0 support. The drive comes with 2 SATA ports: 1 for the 2.5? cage and second one for mSATA. This is the first hardware that Zotac has ever sent for review, and ID92 Plus is available for quite sometime.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREBBQ

Guru3D Rig of the Month - May 2014
     Mon, Jun 02 2014 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
1.html,The winner of the Guru3D Rig of the Month May 2014 has a familiar sounding name, yes Mathieu is back and this round he created an all new case modification that is rather pleasing to the eyes. Wanna know what the The Dark Shining Star looks like ? Have a peek at Guru3Ds Rig of The Month May 2014 from Mathieu Heredia aka Sassanou."
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D.COM

 
AOC A2472PW4T Monitor/Android All-in-One System Review
     Fri, May 30 2014 | 8:35A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve got an interesting all-in-one combo that mates a monitor and an Android system. Just how well does this match work? Read our review to find out."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Lian Li PC-Q07B Mini-ITX Case Review
     Thu, May 29 2014 | 4:05P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Lian-Li?s historical reputation is filled with some of the most innovative designs and ideas such as their ?reverse-ATX? models. To add to their history, their products are undeniably well built and host one of the highest levels of quality that is available today in the market, which we have really come to enjoy here at Benchmark Reviews. Even in their budget oriented cases, Lian-Li has managed to impress us in the past with their choice of designs and user friendly layouts. The Lian Li PC-Q07B ITX case is no exception, featuring a very appealing and extremely small minimalistic cube design, we found that this case is perfect for the current trend of mini-ITX systems that keeps growing due to the improved integration of motherboard chipsets."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

ZOTAC Unveils New ZBOX Sphere OI520 Series
     Tue, May 27 2014 | 1:51P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today unveils the first ZBOX Sphere to let users express their individuality through computing. The new ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 series combines a unique orb form factor with a powerful 4th Generation Intel Core i5 processor for computing with a touch of individuality.

"ZOTAC is expanding the ZBOX lineup to go beyond the traditional square form factor and the ZBOX Sphere is our first design concept that we're putting into production," said Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International. "The new ZBOX Sphere form factor is also one of our easiest to customize too, the top twists off for tool-less upgrades."

Inside the ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 series is a high-performance 4th Generation Intel Core i5 4200U processor with Intel HD Graphics 4400 for an excellent computing experience rich in high-definition content and snappy multi-tasking responsiveness. Plenty of internal expansion enables the ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 series to accommodate a 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gb/s hard drive or SSD, an mSATA SSD and two DDR3L SO-DIMM slots to easily create a powerful stylish mini-PC.

Support for Intel Smart Response Technology makes supercharging hard disk drives in the ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 series easy. By combining accelerating the internal hard disk drive with an mSATA SSD, the ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 series provides the lightning-fast boot and application load times of an SSD with the large capacity of a hard drive.

Wireless 802.11ac and Gigabit Ethernet ensures the ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 series delivers high-speed networking performance with or without wires. Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity makes adding wireless peripherals to the ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 series easy and hassle-free.

It's time to play with the ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 series!

General details
" ZOTAC Unveils New ZBOX Sphere OI520 Series
" New ZBOX Sphere form factor
" Intel Core i5 4200U
o 1.6 GHz, dual-core, 3MB L2 cache
o TurboBoost up to 2.6 GHz
o Intel HD Graphics 4400
" PLUS models available with preinstalled memory and hard drive
o 4GB DDR3
o 500GB HDD
" HDMI & DisplayPort outputs
" 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
" Gigabit Ethernet

Specifications:
Product Name ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 Series
SKU ZBOX-OI520
ZBOX-OI520-P
Memory  2 x 204-pin DDR3L SO-DIMM slots (Up to 16GB)
DDR3-1600
Hard Disk Support 1 2.5-inch HDD / SSD
PLUS Configuration 4GB DDR3 / 500GB 5400RPM HDD
CPU Intel Core i5 4200U (dual-core, 1.6 GHz, 3MB L2) (Turbo up to 2.6 GHz)
GPU Intel HD Graphics 4400
Video Memory Shared Memory
Display Options HDMI & DisplayPort
Memory Card Reader 4-in-1 (SD/SDHC/MMC/SDXC)
SATA 1 SATA 6.0 Gb/s
1 mSATA 6.0 Gb/s
Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps
WiFi Onboard 802.11ac Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
USB Ports 3 USB 2.0 (2 on back panel, 1 on side)
4 USB 3.0 ports (back panel)
Audio HDMI audio (bitstream)
Analog output
DirectX® Support DirectX 11.1
Other Features Intel Smart Response technology
HDCP: Yes
Software Features 
Windows Capability Windows 7 & 8 ready

  FULL STORY @ ZOTAC

AWD Ignis Aqua 290X 250D Mini ITX PC
     Sat, May 10 2014 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
If you are in the market for a compact, yet powerful, watercooled system – but don’t want to build it yourself, then today’s review may just tickle the taste buds. The AWD Ignis Aqua 290X 250D Mini ITX PC is built around a Core i5 4670k processor – overclocked to 4ghz. Graphics are handled by the very capable AMD R9 290X, which is also supplied in a heavily overclocked state. The whole system is watercooled with XSPC kit … featuring ‘blood red’ fluid. Is it all worth the £1,499 asking price?
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Review: CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini-I 780 SFF Gaming PC
     Sat, May 10 2014 | 9:02A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Today we’ll be reviewing the CyberPowerPC Zeus Mini-I 780, which is a brand new system from CyberPowerPC that was unveiled for the first time at CES earlier this year. Unlike most CyberPowerPC systems that simply use off the shelf parts, CyberPowerPC decided to up the ante with the Zeus Mini by not only making the..."
  FULL STORY @ CUSTOMPCREVIEW

Nvidia unveils new mobile supercomputer for embedded systems
     Wed, May 07 2014 | 12:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
a has opened the door to the development of a new generation of applications that employ computer vision, image processing and real-time data processing - with the launch of a developer platform based on a mobile supercomputer for embedded systems.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

KobraLan Extreme Review @ ocaholic
     Fri, Apr 18 2014 | 9:55A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
KobraLan Extreme is the new mini-monster from KobraPC, which is based on an ITX formfactor with high-end components. The system is Haswell based with an Intel Core i7-4770K in order to pump out high frame rates there is a MSI GTX 780 Ti Gaming graphics card. In addition, the system is pretty clean inside but this build is certainly not cheap. If you`re curious to see what KobraPC has been building, have look at the following review."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

Dell XPS 15 9530 Review
     Thu, Apr 10 2014 | 12:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at a 2014 model laptop from Dell. The DELL XPS 15 9530 is a pretty standard looking 15" laptop, but it incorporates an ultra high QHD+ resolution touch-screen (3200 x 1800 pixels), a quad core i7-4702HQ CPU with 16GB of DDR3 and a Nvidia GT 750m. To keep things nippy the company have paired a 32GB caching SSD with a 500GB mechanical hard drive. Today we put it through its paces in a variety of tasks to see if it is worth the money.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

Shuttle Barebone DS437 Fanless Slim PC with Celeron CPU Review
     Sun, Apr 06 2014 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Shuttle DS437 Barebone comes with an updated Celeron 1037 CPU at 1.8GHz which has the same 17W power envelope as the 847 model and also features better IGP. The unit is completely fanless and offers plenty of ports to be used in multiple environments like POS, Kiosk, Thin Client, Cloud Computing, Office PC and more.
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

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