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Apple iMac 27 inch 2012 review: Mac XL
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 3:46P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The 27-inch iMac we tested costs £1,699, and that's not nothing. You do get a very stylish computer in aluminium with above-average specifications. It has an excellent 27-inch display, a powerful processor, 8 GB of RAM and a fast graphics card. The main drawback is the slow hard disk, in a configuration like this an SSD should be standard.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

Worldwide PC shipments decline over 6% on year in 4Q12
     Thu, Jan 17 2013 | 2:46P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Worldwide PC shipments totaled 89.8 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, down 6.4% compared to the same quarter in 2011 and worse than the forecast decline of 4.4%, according to IDC.
  FULL STORY @ DIGITIMES

Sapphire Edge VS8 Mini-PC Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Tue, Jan 15 2013 | 11:55A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Sapphire Edge VS8 Mini-PC Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Sapphire are back with their latest generation of mini-PC, the EDGE VS8. Based around AMDs A8 APU we get quad core processing and DirectX 11 graphics, all in an ultra-compact chassis."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

iBUYPOWER Chimera 4SE Desktop Gaming PC Review
     Sun, Jan 06 2013 | 11:46A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We take a look at iBUYPOWER`s spectacular looking and high performance Chimera 4SE gaming desktop PC in our return to desktop reviews."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

Inside the Macintosh Plus
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 12:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
"Following the release of the original Macintosh in 1984 and the Macintosh 512K in 1985, Apple released the Macintosh Plus in 1986, now with 1 MB of RAM, an 800 kB 3.5" floppy disk drive, and a SCSI port. Let's check it out."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS

HP Spectre One Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Thu, Jan 03 2013 | 5:47A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HP Spectre One is an eye-catching 23-inch Windows 8 desktop PC that has a very iMac-like design. It has an Intel i5, 8GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, so it`s definitely got enough power for anyone. Surprisingly it lacks a touch screen, which is really the only thing holding back this PC."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Inside the Macintosh 128K @ Hardware Secrets
     Sat, Dec 22 2012 | 9:29A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we are going to take an in-depth look at one of the most iconic computers of all times, the very first Macintosh, released in 1984. It wasrenamed to Macintosh 128K in September 1984, as a second version of the Macintosh with 512 kB was to be released in 1985."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

 
Inside the Macintosh 512K @ Hardware Secrets
     Wed, Dec 19 2012 | 11:06A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Following the release of the original Macintosh in 1984, Apple released the Macintosh 512K in 1985. The main difference between the two was the increase in RAM to 512 kB. The original Macintosh had 128 kB and started to be called the 128K after plans to release the 512K were revealed."
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESECRETS.COM

XSPC RayStorm 750 RS360 Kit Review @ Vortez
     Tue, Dec 11 2012 | 4:27A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Seeing a gap in the market, XSPC, a respected name in the custom watercooling arena, have put together a variety of their own components to create packages that take the hassle out of configuring your own custom watercooling setup by selecting all the components for you, right down to the nuts and bolts of the setup so the only thing you will need to add is water."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

Giada i35G Mini PC Review @ ThinkComputers.org
     Mon, Dec 03 2012 | 9:14A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The last Mini PC we took a look at from Giada was their D2305, which was a real powerhouse. It could handle some of the latest video games and do some very CPU intensive tasks. Today we are checking out another Mini PC from Giada, but it is a lot different than the D2305. This mini PC is made to be used for basic web browsing, maybe some light gaming and just an all-around machine. The mini PC I am talking about is the Giada i35G and it features an Intel Atom D2500 processor, NVIDIA GT610 graphics, 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive and Bluetooth and WiFi. Did I mention this system is extremely small? Read on as we take a look!"
  FULL STORY @ THINKCOMPUTERS

Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, Nov 27 2012 | 3:52P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Acer Aspire S3-391-6046 proves that you don`t have to start at $899 to get a decent ultrabook. To keep the price down, it uses an older second-generation Intel Core i3 processor, but that CPU is still faster than the AMD E series APU, Intel Atom, or Celeron CPU in other inexpensive laptops. It`s also an inexpensive way to introduce your family to Windows 8 and that operating system`s radically new interface."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Acer Aspire S7-391-6810 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Mon, Nov 26 2012 | 11:54A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Acer Aspire S7-391 is a new Windows 8-toating ultraportable that features an eye-catching, stunningly thin design. It also has a touch screen, so it makes complete use of the new Windows 8 operating system. We did like the performance the S7 offered but battery life could have been better."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Dell XPS One 27 All-in-One System Review: Big Screen One Wire
     Mon, Nov 19 2012 | 4:47P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The overall design of the XPS 27 is very reminiscent of the Apple 27 products that we have seen in the past. Dell tweaks a few of the characteristics so that it easy to distinguish itself from the Apple product. I personally find it an attractive and wholly functional unit, but it of course lacks any kind of upgrade ability. As the years go by, users could find that the 3D performance is simply not enough to keep up with even casual games that do require 3D acceleration of some kind. That is a few years down the road, but when dealing with a monitor that features the 2560x1440 resolution it is certainly a consideration."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER.COM

Giada i53 Mini PC Review
     Wed, Oct 31 2012 | 9:42A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In the realm of Mini PCs, Giada shows that just because it is tiny doesn`t mean you have to skimp totally on the horsepower."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN.COM

be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 2 Review @ Vortez
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 11:14A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we will be taking a look at one of be quiet!`s premium CPU coolers named Dark Rock Pro 2. This is our first outing with be quiet! although we have had experience with the original Dark Rock Pro in the Scan 3XS FT03 ROG SLI system review earlier in the year. The Dark Rock Pro 2 is touted as the companies best offering to date, featuring - dual SilentWings cooling fans, seven copper heatpipes and a unique heatsink design which promises to offer great heat dissipation whilst delivering optimal airflow for fans."
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ.NET

[Tech ARP] Setting Up Maxis FTTH On The Technicolor TG784n v3 Gateway
     Sun, Oct 28 2012 | 10:48A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
When Maxis launched their FTTH (Fibre To The Home) service, they provided me with the Thomson TG784n router. Unfortunately, this router was not only slow, but very unreliable. As it so happened, Maxis was starting to introduce a new router to their service - the Technicolor TG784n v3 router. I managed to get myself one of the new TG784n V3 routers, and I can attest that it loads much faster and seems to be more reliable. It still had the tendency to lock-up permanently, requiring a hard reset to restore functionality. Hence, I got really familiar at setting up the router. If you are facing the same problem, then you need to learn how to set up this router for the Maxis FTTH service. You don`t want to rely on Maxis` customer service staff. They are often overworked, and unavailable. If you learn how to do it, you can probably solve the router problem faster than it takes them to get you a service report number. So let`s get right down to it!"
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP.COM

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