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Zotac ZBOX ID89 Plus Mini PC Review
     Fri, Sep 20 2013 | 12:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Desktops are evolving, getting smaller and less intrusive. Zotac is a company that's been at the forefront of this evolution by offering up a constantly expanding line of small form factor (SFF) mini PCs that have grown more powerful with each new generation. The compromise between raw performance and power efficiency lessens with each advance AMD and Intel make to their respective processor technologies. In this vein, Zotac sent us its ZBOX ID89 Plus. This little system hardly takes up any space, yet it packs an Intel Core i5 3470T dual-core processor clocked at 2.9GHz (3.6GHz Turbo), 4GB of DDR3-1600 RAM, half a terabyte of HDD-based storage, and a plethora of complementary parts and features such as built-in Wi-Fi, dual Gigabit LAN ports, HDMI output, and more. If you'd rather configure the CPU, RAM, and storage on your own, you can opt for the non-Plus version. At 13.19 inches by 10.43 inches by 3.74 inches, the ZBOX ID89 Plus isn't quite as small as Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC), though it is tiny enough to tuck out of sight in a nook or cranny in your home theater setup, or mounted behind a VESA monitor (all the hardware is included). Figuring out where to put it is the easy part; what to do with a mini PC is another story.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

ZOTAC ZBOX Nano ID64 Plus Mini-PC Review @ HardwareHeaven.com
     Thu, Sep 12 2013 | 6:19A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
ZOTAC ZBOX Nano ID64 Plus Mini-PC Review @ HardwareHeaven.com Today ZOTAC are taking their ZBOX Nano range to a whole new level, sending it out with an i5 CPU inside... that`s a midrange desktop CPU in a case small enough to hold in the palm of our hand. Can they do it while maintaining performance and minimising temperatures and noise levels?"
  FULL STORY @ HARDWAREHEAVEN.COM

News: The TR Podcast 140: Remaking the desktop PC
     Sun, Sep 08 2013 | 8:08A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
This time on the podcast, we answer listener mail, cover the latest gaming news, discuss the future of the PC, and outline our testing plans for SSD endurance."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

CyberPower PC Zeus EVO Lightning 2000 SE System Review
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 12:02P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Quote: CyberPower PC Zeus EVO Lightning 2000 SE System Review Pre-configured systems like what is available at CyberPower PC can help take out some of the guess work and give you a solid starting point for getting exactly what you need.
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, Sep 04 2013 | 8:08A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For only around $400, the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11z has a responsive 11.6-inch touch screen display. It also has good battery life and plenty of ports, but it is a little heavy for an ultraportable."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Samsung ATIV 700T Pro Smart PC - BCCHardware
     Tue, Sep 03 2013 | 6:19A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The ATIV 700T features an Intel Core i5-3317U CPU, 128GB SSD, 4GB DDR3 Memory, Intel HD 4000 Graphics, and an 11.6 1920x1080 touchscreen. Basically the ATIV 700T sounds more like a laptop than a tablet thanks to all the hardware they`ve packed into it. Let`s not waste any more time and get a closer look at the Samsung ATIV 700T in the next section. . ."
  FULL STORY @ BCCHARDWARE

PNY storEDGE 64GB Flash Card Review Sits Flush in Macs with 90MB/s Speeds
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 6:52P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Having published our report on why the 2013 MBA just may be the best ultra in the world earlier today, we couldnt resist following up with this report on the new PNY storEDGE 64GB SD Card, a card designed to fit flush in newer model MacBooks. The card is available in capacities of 64 and 128GB and looking at the way it sits in a MBA, we just had to wonder why this hasnt been thought of sooner."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

 
Is Apples 2013 MacBook Air the Absolute Best and Untouchable by Ultra Standards Today?
     Mon, Sep 02 2013 | 6:46P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Not so long ago, I was the leader of the pack when it came to speaking against the Mac crowd. I couldnt have spoken enough about such things as Mac pricing, Apples proprietary nature when it came to upgrading with their return and replace for an arm or a leg SSD upgrade, or even how OSX just wasnt an easy OS to learn. Lets face it; the Mac was a very expensive and niche product, well out of the reach of the typical consumer. And then something changedApple followed a new path with the Mac family, the most obvious changes reflected in pricing and the fact that they have created a product competitive enough to lure PC lovers to the dark side. To add to this seemingly Mac daze that I found myself in, each and every MBA contains BootCamp software, along with easy to follow directions that allow the user to install a copy of Windows right there beside OSX. The anti-Mac stance for the PC Guy just changed a bit."
  FULL STORY @ THESSDREVIEW.COM

Apple iMac 27-inch (Late 2013) Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sun, Sep 01 2013 | 6:46P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
With a memory bump, the Apple iMac 27-inch (Nvidia GeForce GTX 675M) shows that it is still capable of running with the big dogs. It`s the highest performance Mac we`ve seen, for now."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Gigabyte Brix (XM11-3337)
     Sun, Sep 01 2013 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Generally speaking the Core i5 version of the Gigabyte BRIX, which is based on the Core i5-3337U processor, wasn’t overlay fast, at least by desktop standards. However for a computer that measures just 4.5 x 4.24 x 1.18" it was incredibly fast.
  FULL STORY @ LEGIONHARDWARE

News: The desktop PC needs a makeover
     Fri, Aug 30 2013 | 8:20P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Many of our desktop PCs are filled with empty space, including unoccupied expansion slots and drive bays. With a few form factor adjustments and a handful of simple design tweaks, we could make the average enthusiast desktop more compact, easier to build, and more straightforward to use."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT.COM

Acer Aspire AZ3-605-UR23 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Aug 30 2013 | 7:12A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Acer Aspire AZ3-605-UR23 has a lot of intelligent features we`d like to see on most if not all all-in-one desktop PCs in the future."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

Brando Workshop Sony Xperia Z Accessories Presentation Part II @ Madshrimps
     Fri, Aug 30 2013 | 3:37A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this article we will take a look at a second round of Xperia Z accessories provided by Brando Workshop; besides the usual cases in different shapes and built from various materia"
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

HP Envy 700-030qe Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Tue, Aug 27 2013 | 7:31A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HP Envy 700-030qe is a member of the class of systems that used to be called high-end multimedia desktop PCs. The fact that you can get all that power for over a $1,000 less than you used to is amazing."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

HP Z1 27-inch AIO Workstation Review:
     Sun, Aug 25 2013 | 9:02A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Mainstream All-In-One PCs have become increasingly more popular in recent years, but AIO workstations remain a rare breed. After all, workstations typically require more horsepower than your average AIO, and IT folks demand better access to a computer's internals than most ordinary AIOs allow. That makes HP's Z1 workstation all the more attractive perhaps: it's meant to give you the power and access of your big workstation box in a small footprint, with no (or few) compromises... That quad-core processor featured in the system is an Intel Xeon E3-1245v2... The CPU runs its four cores at 3.4GHz and has 8MB of cache. It supports error correction code (ECC) memory, which is ordinarily a tricky component to put in a slim computer, as ECC memory generally resides on full-height DIMMs. HP made room for the full-size memory in the Z1 series and installed 4GB DDR3-1600 ECC DIMMs into the system's four memory slots, for a total of 16GB of memory. Graphics are powered by NVIDIA's Quadro K3000M, which is designed specifically for AIO workstations. Hit the full review here for all the intricate details.
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Shuttle Omninas KD20 NAS
     Sat, Aug 24 2013 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Most people know Shuttle for their Barebones. But the product we are looking at here, is the Shuttle Omninas KD20 NAS. It's a 2 bay NAS box with USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Gbit LAN connectivity. It support functions as Saba, print server, iTunes media streaming and much more.
  FULL STORY @ TWEAK

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