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Dell Venue 8 7000 Review
     Mon, Mar 02 2015 | 12:29P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
First shown off at the Intel Developer Forum last year, the new Venue 8 arrived in US store shelves little over a month ago with a unique form factor and a chassis that’s thinner than any other tablet in the world. Thisis arguably one of the best looking tablets currently on the market. The device is powered by Intel’s Atom Z3580 quad-core processor, Intel HD Graphics (PowerVR G6430), 2GB of DDR3 RAM and 16GB of flash memory.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Build a 1440p Gaming PC Under $900 – Our Build of the Week
     Wed, Feb 25 2015 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Last week we brought you a gaming build for under $900, featuring Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 960, which is a card best suited for playing games at resolutions up to 1080p. This week, we decided to one up ourselves, and bring you a gaming build capable of playing games at 1440p for under $900 USD. Please note as prices are listed here as of the time of writing, they are subject to change.
  FULL STORY @ TECHNOLOGYX

2015 Alienware 15 & Alienware 17 Launch
     Tue, Feb 24 2015 | 12:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
On the 6th of February, 2015, Dell Malaysia invited us to the launch of the newly-enhanced Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 gaming laptops. Held at KL Live @ Life Center, the event also showcased the refreshed Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook and Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop. When we were allowed in, we had time to catch some shots of the stars of the event - the new Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 gaming laptops. There was also another star at the event - Ramona 'gfi' Azween, singer and pro-gamer who focuses on Counter-Strike : Global Offensive, Counter-Strike CrossFire and Dota 2.
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Dell's Venue 8 7000
     Wed, Feb 18 2015 | 11:45A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell's Venue 8 7000 is the thinnest tablet around, and that's not even the most exciting thing about it. This premium Android slate packs a Moorefield-based Atom processor with quad x86 cores, a RealSense camera that embeds 3D depth data into still images, and a staggeringly beautiful OLED display that steals the show. Read on for our take on a truly compelling tablet.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

ECS LIVA X Mini PC SFF Desktop PC Review
     Fri, Feb 06 2015 | 7:07P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a close look at ECS's latest small form factor PC offering, the LIVA X Mini PC, featuring a passively cooled Intel BayTrail SOC setup."
  FULL STORY @ TWEAKTOWN

Gigabyte BRIX
     Fri, Feb 06 2015 | 4:03P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ultra compact computers, otherwise known as small form factor PCs, are a rapidly increasing market as consumers realize that, for nearly all purposes other than gaming and video editing, Ultrabook-class hardware is "fast enough". I know that some of our readers will debate that fact, and we welcome the discussion, but as CPU architectures continue to improve in both performance and efficiency, you will be able to combine higher performance into smaller spaces. The Gigabyte BRIX platform is the exact result that you expect to see with that combination.
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

Battlefield Hardline Beta Benchmarked, Performance Preview
     Fri, Feb 06 2015 | 4:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Battlefield Hardline is scheduled to arrive on March 17 but starting this week you can get your frag on for free during EA's open beta phase, which should hopefully help avoid a repeat of the launch issues that plagued Battlefield 4. While the Battlefield Hardline beta will be available to gamers on all platforms folks playing on PC can use this performance preview to determine what kind of performance your graphics card will deliver.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
Getting A Real Sense Of Dell's Venue 7 8000 Tablet
     Fri, Feb 06 2015 | 1:24P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Take everything you know and expect from an Android tablet, crumple it into a ball, and throw it away. Done? Good -- none of what you just purged from your brain will do you any good when looking at the Venue 8 7000 from Dell. It's not heavily modified and tied to an online shopping experience like Amazon's Fire tablets, nor does it take a barebones approach like the defunct Nexus 7 from Google. The Venue 8 7000 doesn't even flex an ARM processor. So now that you know what Dell's latest Android tablet doesn't have, let's spend a few moments talking about exactly what it is. For one, it's the world's thinnest tablet, measuring a mere 6 millimeters wide, or 0.24 inches and change if you're staunchly opposed to the metric system...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Intel NUC5i5RYK Broadwell-U Mini-PC
     Fri, Feb 06 2015 | 1:07P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Intel is readying its latest generation of NUC small form factor systems, based on the company’s recently-released Broadwell-U processors. We got our hands on a Core i5-powered version dubbed the NUC5i5RYK. To be more specific, this little machine is packing a Core i5-5250U processor with on-die Intel HD 6000 series graphics. The system also sports built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, M.2 SSD support, and a host of other features. We’re still readying our full review, but in the meantime we thought you’d like to take a peek at the diminutive Intel NUC5i5RYK to get a sense of what the system can do. As you’ll see, not only is the machine nice and small, but it packs some punch as well.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ECS Liva X Mini PC Review
     Thu, Feb 05 2015 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ECS has updated its Liva Mini PC and the new version is named Liva X. Its a small box that is powered by a Celeron N2808 dual core System on Chip that is capable of running either Windows or Linux.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

On Test The Track With Dell's Venue 8 7000 And Intel's Moorefield
     Tue, Feb 03 2015 | 9:02A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell has been strategically showing off their new Venue 8 7000 series tablet over the past few months, starting back at the Intel Developer's Forum in September of last year, then again at Dell World in November, and of course at CES 2015. At each event we got some hands-on time with Dell's interesting new tablet and the new Intel Moorefield Atom platform that powers it, along with Intel's RealSense camera setup, but until this week we haven't gotten much more than a few spare minutes with the device. Upon our return from CE, however, Dell had a couple of packages waiting on our doorsteps, which included both the hot new 2015 Dell XPS 13 ultrabook and their new darling tablet as well.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Alienware 13 + Graphics Amplifier Review
     Fri, Jan 30 2015 | 9:03A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
One of the main issues with gaming laptops is the limitations of the form factor. This is why the Alienware 13 is such an interesting laptop; paired an optional accessory called the Graphics Amplifier that houses a standard desktop GPU and power supply, you get essentially the same power as a typical gaming desktop while docked at home, and a level of upgradeability otherwise not possible with another laptop.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

Dell's Venue 8 7000 And Intel's Moorefield
     Fri, Jan 30 2015 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Dell has been strategically showing off their new Venue 8 7000 series tablet over the past few months, starting back at the Intel Developer's Forum in September of last year, then again at Dell World in November, and of course at CES 2015. At each event we got some hands-on time with Dell's interesting new tablet and the new Intel Moorefield Atom platform that powers it, along with Intel's RealSense camera setup, but until this week we haven't gotten much more than a few spare minutes with the device. Upon our return from CE, however, Dell had a couple of packages waiting on our doorsteps, which included both the hot new 2015 Dell XPS 13 ultrabook and their new darling tablet as well.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520+ Review
     Tue, Jan 27 2015 | 4:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Comprising of an Intel i5 Processor, 4GB of speedy DDR3 and a 500GB hard disk it has the specification to match many 'home PC' but has the footprint (or rather a diameter) of just 16cm. It has plenty of connectivity, its looks great, it is easy to upgrade if you wish, has a low power consumption rate and should perform as well as any other PC with a similar specification. What ZOTAC have created here is truly astonishing when you look back over the years on how PCs have evolved to what we see today but enough reminiscing. Time we put this product to the test...
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

Gigabyte BRIX S BXi5H-5200 Review
     Mon, Jan 26 2015 | 2:48P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
There are three models in the range of BRIX S Mini-PC barebones that use the new Broadwell-U processor. These offer a choice of 5-series Core -3, -5 or -7. These are all dual core processors with Hyper Threading so while it sounds like a big difference these three models are only separated by clock speed.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

PC to showcase that small can be beautiful too!
     Thu, Jan 22 2015 | 4:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: "All of this goodness gets contained inside a Corsair Carbide Air 240, one of our favorite small form factor cases. Because of the dual-chamber design you get a shorter case than even your normal mATX cases, though you do gain a bit of width (don't we all...). The result is an incredibly clean, compact and, in our case, white system that only needs a copy of Windows 8.1 to finish it off."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

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