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Zotac ZBOX Nano ID65 Plus Out NUCs Intel
     Fri, Aug 23 2013 | 2:11P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Zotac has been making ultra-small form factor systems for quite a while now. You can check out a number of our reviews of various ZBox systems and you'll notice that most of the systems have been built around low-power platforms like AMD's E-Series APUs or Intel's Atom processors. With its latest generations of mini-PC's, however, Zotac has been able to crank things up a few notches. With some recently released ZBoxes, Zotac has managed to squeeze in Intel Core-series processors, which put the diminutive systems into an entirely different performance category. The latest Zotac ZBox to hit the lab is the ZBox Nano ID65 Plus. Despite its relatively tiny 5"-square form factor, this particular machine is powered by an Ivy Bridge-based Intel Core i7 processor with integrated HD 4000 series graphics. The Plus designation in the model name also signifies that this system includes memory and a hard drive-in this case, 4GB of DDR3-1600 and a 500GB Samsung HD...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

Kobo Arc Android Tablet eReader Review
     Thu, Aug 22 2013 | 9:06A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For many people carrying a book around to read has become a thing of the past, replaced by a phone, tablet, or e-Reader. Kobo?s e-Reader line has been one of the primary competitors for Amazon?s Kindle, that is until Amazon brought out their Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire helped bring an Android tablet to the masses, and allowed Amazon to distribute its music and movies directly to their device. Kobo is fighting back and Benchmark Reviews tests their new 16GB Kobo Arc 7? Android Tablet eReader (model K107-KBO-16W), which features a 1.5GHz dual core TI OMAP 4470 CPU and a POWERVR SGX 544 GPU."
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS.COM

Dell XPS 27 Touch All-in-One Review
     Thu, Aug 22 2013 | 9:01A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Unless you're a gamer or a content-creation professional that requires a lot of computing horsepower, the latest crop of All In One PCs probably seem very attractive. AIOs tend to be quite the lookers, with sleek lines, large and crisp displays, touch capabilities--and of course, a small footprint. We're starting to see AIOs with better and better specifications too, and although they won't be your choice of machine for pwning n00bs just yet, products like the Dell XPS 27 Touch offer very solid specifications in addition to a premium user experience and lots of ports for connecting peripherals, media cards, and more. The Dell XPS 27 Touch is one of the first generational updates to an all-in-one that we've gotten our hands on, having reviewed the original Dell XPS One 27 last year. Thus, we get to see what sort of performance boost Dell's big and beautiful AIO gets from Haswell and an updated NVIDIA GPU.
  FULL STORY @ REVIEWS

Brix Mini PC Review: Gigabyte's
     Thu, Aug 15 2013 | 4:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Taking advantage of Ivy Bridge's efficient operation, Intel accompanied its third-generation Core processors with a new small form factor platform dubbed Next Unit of Computing (NUC). Unfortunately so far the project has basically amounted to a cool idea hamstrung by poor hardware choices and unattractive prices. Gigabyte hopes to buck the trend with its own NUC offerings. Their pint-sized "Brix" systems come in four CPU configurations, including the 1.8GHz Celeron 1037U, 1.9GHz Core i3-3227U, 1.8-2.7GHz Core i5-3337U and 2-3.1GHz Core i7-3537U. That's definitely a step up from Intel's, but are they a good value?
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

HP Envy 5530 e-All-in-One Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Sat, Aug 10 2013 | 6:19A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Clearly aimed primarily at home-rather than office-needs, the HP Envy 5530 e-All-in-One offers better than par photo quality plus par quality for graphics and text. It also throws in some home-printer features like built-in templates for graph paper and lined notebook paper. As with virtually any letter-size printer, it can also serve for light-duty home office use."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

A Futurelooks News Flash - The Silverstone PP05 Short PSU Cable Kit Solves Small Form Factor Cabling Conundrums (Video)
     Wed, Aug 07 2013 | 12:45P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Futurelooks checks out something that will ease frustration and angst when building a small form factor PC ... * * *The Silverstone PP05 Short PSU Cable Kit Solves Small Form Factor Cabling Conundrums (Video)* Some of my favourite PC DIY products are ones that make a huge impact but are simple in nature. And thats exactly what the Silverstone PP05 cable kit represents. Its built to retrofit to Silverstones Strider series of modular power supplies and converts those cables meant for mid-tower and full-tower builds, into shorter ones that work better in small form factor cases of all shapes and sizes. If youve ever tried to cable manage long power supply cables into a small form factor case, then youll really appreciate this kit! *"
  FULL STORY @ FUTURELOOKS.COM

Building a Small Form Factor Gaming PC
     Tue, Aug 06 2013 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For years now we've had the ability to take a compact Micro ATX motherboard along with a high-end GPU and squeeze them into a custom case not much bigger than a shoe box. We are putting today's top small form factor hardware together in hopes of building an enthusiast-worthy gaming system that you can easily transport, use as a a small workstation or fit comfortably along your living room equipment for HTPC purposes.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

 
Shuttle SH87R6 review: potent Haswell mini PC
     Wed, Jul 31 2013 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The Shuttle SH87R6 is a great foundation for a small yet powerful system using the latest in hardware. You can combine a Core i7-4770(K), a couple of SSDs and even a mid-range dual-slot graphics card, for example. It's perfect for bringing along to LAN parties, or you can make yourself a powerful yet tiny, portable PC.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARE

COBY Kyros Dual Core 8 MID8065 Internet Tablet Review @ Madshrimps
     Wed, Jul 24 2013 | 11:23A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After reviewing the MID8065, a COBY tablet from their latest generation, we could not help but notice the speedier 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor which makes the slowness when browsing "
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Building a Thin Mini-ITX PC: Small and Silent
     Wed, Jul 03 2013 | 12:01P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The idea behind the Thin Mini-ITX form factor, besides the obvious which is to create seriously compact computers, is also to allow for DIY all-in-ones (think of little PCs you can attach to the back of your monitor). Having that said, we don't fully intend to go the all-in-one route in this article, but are aiming to build a powerful Thin Mini-ITX system that can be used in the office or at home as a media PC. This is what our finished system should look like: extremely compact, powerful, and near silent operation, as in no-moving-parts silent. For less than $700 including a 256GB SSD, we believe you'll love what the final product will look like.
  FULL STORY @ TECHSPOT

rapoo 8900P Desktop Bundle
     Sat, Jun 29 2013 | 9:17A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The rapoo 8900P Desktop Bundle arrived Technic3D. Reliable 5GHz wireless transmission far away from the interference of 2.4 GHz wireless, bluetooth and WIFI device. The backlight will be on when your fingers approach the touch area, and then go off when they leave, you can have all control even in the dark? Technic3D will see the complete functions in the following Review."
  FULL STORY @ TECHNIC3D.COM

Dell Inspiron 15 and 15z review
     Tue, Jun 25 2013 | 9:00A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Ironically, the more interesting of the two laptops is the entry-level Inspiron 15. By using an UItrabook processor it created a pretty interesting combination. You have decent performance, entry-level features along with a touchscreen that works great with Windows 8. If you don't have any special requirements, then this laptop is one we can strongly recommend. Without touchscreen it only costs 399 euros, which is very affordable.
  FULL STORY @ LARGES

Viako NANO LETTER NL-HM76T i5 Mini-PC Review @ Madshrimps
     Mon, Jun 24 2013 | 4:53P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The NANO LETTER NL-HM76T i5 Mini-PC from Viako is powered by an Intel i5-3317U CPU and a Giada motherboard, comes pre-equipped with 4GB of DDR3-1600 RAM and also a MX 64GB SSD. The performance of the system is really good for using it as a media center, a seedbox, browsing, word processing and more."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS.BE

Dell's Haswell-Infused Alienware X51 R2 Small Form Factor Game PC Reviewed
     Sun, Jun 23 2013 | 12:00P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
...things aren't always what they appear to be, and so it is with Dell's Alienware X51 R2, a small form factor (SFF) gaming PC in console digs. It's shaped similar to Microsoft's Xbox 360 Slim, and though it's slightly larger than either a 360 or PlayStation 3, the X51 R2 would be right at home in a living room setting nestled next to a large screen TV. Indeed, it's adept at running Steam's Big Picture mode, and if your primary objective is to play games in the living room, go ahead and consider the X51 R2 a hybrid game console. We know from our autopsy that the X51 R2's internal organs are decidedly PC, just like the original X51 that Dell beamed into our lab last year. The R2 model we're dissecting here today is evolved with Haswell DNA, the codename for Intel's 4th Generation of Core processors. It also has 16GB of speedy DDR3 1600MHz memory, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 graphics card, and a Micron RealSSD 256GB solid state drive (SSD) all working in tandem to, uh, serve man (or woman, as the case may be), only without a chilling plot twist. Here's a look at the full monty...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

HP Envy 120 E-All-in-One Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Wed, May 29 2013 | 4:20P | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The HP Envy 120 e-All-in-One is a uniquely built printer that has excellent print quality and support for cloud and mobile printing. It does suffer from slow print speeds, small trays and an expensive cost."
  FULL STORY @ TECHREVIEWSOURCE.COM

EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature 2 Review + SLI @ Ocaholic
     Tue, May 21 2013 | 10:14A | Computer / SFF PCs | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we take a look at EVGA`s fastest GeForce GTX 660 Ti. The FTW Signature 2 features a high factory overclocking on the core, the manufacturer`s Signature 2 cooler and 2GB of memory. Last but not least and probably the most interesting about his card it makes use of a GTX 680 PCB."
  FULL STORY @ OCAHOLIC.CH

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