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Guru3D Rig of the Month - January 2018
     Mon, Feb 12 2018 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The January edition of the Guru3D Rig of the month 2018 is here and Miguel del Barrio aka Denonic from the land down under, he created something small, intricate yet well-design, with his Vanguard Zhero.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

Dell Precision Is World’s Preferred Workstation
     Wed, Feb 07 2018 | 3:35P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Find out why the Dell Precision workstation is the preferred choice of the world's biggest and best companies in every industry from manufacturing and engineering to healthcare and content creation. The world literally runs on Dell Precision workstations!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Building a Gaming PC Right Now Is a Bad Idea
     Wed, Jan 31 2018 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We're hardly two weeks into 2018 and it's been a wild ride for the tech industry already. Just as we thought graphics card pricing was settling down, it has skyrocketed higher than ever. We discuss the reasons why this scenario has provided the perfect storm for holding off on your next GPU upgrade.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Area-51 Threadripper Edition
     Sun, Jan 14 2018 | 9:02A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we looked at Dell's Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition gaming desktop earlier this year, the machine was still technically in a pre-production state. Though we took you on a preliminary guided tour of the system, we felt it premature to look at it under our full-review lens. At that point we were still doing emergency alien brain transplants on it, after all, bringing the machine we had up to production silicon specs. Dell's Alienware team was still putting the finishing touches on system firmware and some new peripherals to accompany their latest gaming desktops. So, we are back here again today to revisit the Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition, in what can now be considered its final, retail-ready incarnation.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Arcade Machine DIY Guide
     Sat, Jan 06 2018 | 12:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we have published something very special on OCinside.de: A guide how to build an arcade machine or a worklog to do so. Daniel, one of our longtime PC forum members built a fully fledged 24-inch arcade machine construction using Raspberry Pi 3. As always, we wish you a lot of fun reading this new arcade machine diy guide and of course to copy the Retro arcade machine.
  FULL STORY @ OCINSIDE

Dell XPS 13 Review (Quad Core)
     Tue, Dec 26 2017 | 9:02A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're taking a look at the brand new Dell XPS 13 9560. You won't be able to tell from the outside as it looks almost the same, but the latest XPS 13 has been upgraded to a quad core 8th-gen Kaby Lake-R which brings with it considerably performance improvements.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition Review
     Mon, Dec 25 2017 | 10:38P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we looked at Dell's Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition gaming desktop earlier this year, the machine was still technically in a pre-production state. Though we took you on a preliminary guided tour of the system, we felt it premature to look at it under our full-review lens. At that point we were still doing emergency alien brain transplants on it, after all, bringing the machine we had up to production silicon specs. Dell's Alienware team was still putting the finishing touches on system firmware and some new peripherals to accompany their latest gaming desktops. So, we are back here again today to revisit the Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition, in what can now be considered its final, retail-ready incarnation. Go ahead and try to load this thing down. We did and the Area-51 Threadripper Edition just shrugged it all off; no sweat.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

 
Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition Review: Revisiting A Megatasking Beast
     Mon, Dec 25 2017 | 9:22P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When we looked at Dell's Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition gaming desktop earlier this year, the machine was still technically in a pre-production state. Though we took you on a preliminary guided tour of the system, we felt it premature to look at it under our full-review lens. At that point we were still doing emergency alien brain transplants on it, after all, bringing the machine we had up to production silicon specs. Dell's Alienware team was still putting the finishing touches on system firmware and some new peripherals to accompany their latest gaming desktops. So, we are back here again today to revisit the Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition, in what can now be considered its final, retail-ready incarnation. Go ahead and try to load this thing down. We did and the Area-51 Threadripper Edition just shrugged it all off; no sweat.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Guru3D Rig of the Month - December 2017
     Tue, Dec 19 2017 | 3:35P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The December edition of the Guru3D Rig of the month 2017 is here and Sander Konso went all the way, is safe to state, a pretty big fan of the Batman movie series? Check his amazing creature in all themed in that Gotham style meet Project Crystal Nano.
  FULL STORY @ GURU3D

VertDesk v3 Electric Sit Stand Desk Review
     Sun, Dec 17 2017 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"We are always talking about different hardware and accessories for your PC, but it is not often we talk about a desk. When you think about it your computer desk is one of the most important parts of your PC setup. If you don’t like your desk or something is messed up with it, it throws everything off. Sit to stand desks have become extremely popular over the past few years. There are so many reports on how sitting all day is bad for you. So being able to stand most of the day and sit down when you start to fatigue is a good thing. The VertDesk is an electric sit to stand desk that is on its third iteration now and is said to be extremely sturdy. It is offered in a bunch of different configurations, but we are going to tell you about the one we were sent. Let’s take a look…"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Stormforce Onyx Ryzen 1200 Review
     Mon, Dec 11 2017 | 4:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Featuring an AMD RX 560 graphics card, with 2GB of VRAM onboard, an AMD Quad Core Ryzen 1200 CPU, 8GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB HDD, the spec’ sheet isn’t as lacking as you might’ve thought at this price range.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Intel Compute Card CD1M3128MK + DK132EPJ Dock SFF PC Review
     Fri, Dec 08 2017 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel's tiny yet powerful Compute Card CD1M3128MK SFF PC and DK132EPJ Dock get fully examined."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Eve V Review: A Crowdfunded Surface Pro Competitor
     Thu, Dec 07 2017 | 4:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For a first-generation product, the Eve V is remarkably solid. It's especially impressive when you consider its direct competition - the Surface Pro - is well entrenched in the Windows tablet market and known to be an excellent option. From my experience with the Eve V so far, it's not just a great competitor to the Surface Pro: it is a better option in several ways.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

20 of the Worst PC Setups - October 2017
     Sun, Nov 19 2017 | 4:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"I’m sure at some point you’ve had a bad PC setup. Maybe moving into a new place, waiting for a new desk to arrive or you just ran out of room. I can remember my horrible PC setups from when I was living at the dorms in college. If you have ever ventured over to the Shitty Battlestations sub-reddit you will find a lot of horrible PC setups. We will are going to pick 20 each month and feature them as 20 of the Worst PC setups for that month. Here are some of the bad ones from October."
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

SmartDesk 3
     Fri, Nov 17 2017 | 4:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We’re keeping the momentum going and the buzz building - SmartDesk 3, the world’s first AI-powered standing desk and your new executive assistant, is now officially live on Kickstarter! Our engineers have continued to work on SmartDesk 3 over the last month and we’re really excited to show the latest, fastest, sharpest SmartDesk 3 off to the Kickstarter community of tinkerers and gadget lovers.
  FULL STORY @ KICKSTARTER

CompuLab IPC3, Testing 10 Mini PCs
     Mon, Nov 13 2017 | 4:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The IPC3 is CompuLab's latest-generation Intense-PC. It may look similar to past IPC models, but is now equipped with the latest generation Intel Core CPUs while remaining fan-less and within an all-metal housing that's extremely durable."
  FULL STORY @ PHORONIX

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