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As Intel (and other chip makers) have been able to shrink its processors, integrate more features, and reduce power requirements over the years, manufacturers have been able to fit them into smaller and smaller form factors. That means notebooks and tablets have gotten thinner, lighter, faster and more portable over the years, of course, but it also means that desktop systems no longer need to be big boxes crammed with numerous components and cooling hardware. In some ways, Intel’s NUC series of products are the epitome of this dynamic. Intel’s NUC systems are ultra-small form factor systems that... Read more...
Not everyone can afford a Lamborghini of a PC gaming machine, and with that in mind, Lenovo has crafted a solution that offers a considerable amount of value and performance. Meet the Lenovo Erazer x510, a mainstream gaming rig with a slick black case and convenient OneKey overclocking, among a handful of other handy features. Priced at $1,349 (as configured), the Lenovo Erazer x510 isn't a budget build, but it's doesn't break the bank either... Lenovo Erazer x510 Gaming PC Review... Read more...
We have seen a rapid influx of entry-level to enthusiast-class gaming systems and hardware over the last few months. The Maingear Rush we recently evaluated targets the most demanding PC users with its twin AMD Radeon R9 295X2 (8GB DDR5) video cards, killer Intel i7-4960X processor and fast storage. Weighing in at a hefty $8,393 as configured though, the Maingear Rush might offer a ton of performance, but you've got to pay to play. Not everyone can afford a Lamborghini of a PC gaming system, and with that in mind, Lenovo has crafted a solution that offers a considerable... Read more...
Our Spring Fling ’14 gaming system giveaway with CyberPower PC has come to a close and we’re ready to announce the winner! In case you missed it these last few weeks, readers had a chance to win an Intel Core i7-4770K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of awesome G.SKILL RAM, a powerful EVGA GeForce GTX 780 graphics card, a Samsung SSD, Gigabyte motherboard, and a Corsair PSU, all wrapped up in CyberPower PC's slick, SFF Zeus Mini chassis. Take a look: CPU: Graphics: Memory: Storage:   Motherboard: Chassis: Cooling: Optical: PSU: OS: Intel Core i7-4770K EVGA Superclocked... Read more...
What better way to say good-bye to winter and usher in the spring season than to give away an awesome gaming rig? We have teamed up with our friends at CyberPower PC and have put together one heck of an awesome gaming system giveaway! This time around you've all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-4770K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of awesome G.SKILL RAM, a powerful EVGA GeForce GTX 780, a Samsung SSD, Gigabyte motherboard, and a Corsair PSU, all wrapped up in CyberPower PC's slick, SFF Zeus Mini chassis. The complete parts list and breakdown for this custom gaming rig are... Read more...
The Sony VAIO Tap 21 is a member of a small, but growing, breed of new PCs that straddles a line between traditional all-in-one desktops and tablets. The VAIO Tap 21’s specifications read like many modern desktop systems, and include an Intel Core i7 processor, hybrid storage, a decent amount of memory and full-blown Windows 8. But the machine is also surprisingly svelte, it’s got a full HD, multi-touch screen and it packs an integrated battery that gives users the ability to simply pick up the system and go. Of course, the VAIO Tap 21’s physical dimensions prevent it from... Read more...
The Sony VAIO Tap 21 is a member of a small, but growing, breed of new PCs that straddles a line between traditional all-in-one desktops and tablets. The VAIO Tap 21’s specifications read like many modern desktop systems, and include an Intel Core i7 processor, hybrid storage, a decent amount of memory and full-blown Windows 8. But the machine is also surprisingly svelte, it’s got a full HD, multi-touch screen and it packs an integrated battery that gives users the ability to simply pick up the system and go. Of course, the VAIO Tap 21’s physical dimensions prevent it... Read more...
We dug the Digital Storm Bolt, with its attractive angles and custom case design, and the Digital Storm Aventum II, announced today, looks to be a larger and higher-end version of the SFF gaming rig. The black and red color scheme as well as some design cues were definitely brought up from the Bolt, including what looks like the ability to remove the top and side panels as a unit to expose an inner metal skeleton. There’s also custom, hand-crafted, nickel-plated copper piping for the liquid cooling system, which is further comprised of a Thermal Control Module, ample air intakes, 420mm radiators,... Read more...
To usher in the spring season, we teamed up with our friends at EVGA, and along with a little help from the good folks at Intel and Corsair, put together one heck of an gaming system giveaway! This time around you all had a chance to win an Intel Core i7-3770K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 8GB of RAM, and a slew of HOT EVGA components like their GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST GPU, Z77 FTW motherboard, and SuperNOVA NEX650G Gold Power Supply, all wrapped up in a slick Corsair Carbide 200R case. The complete parts list and breakdown... Read more...
What better way to usher in the spring season than to give away an awesome gaming rig, designed to keep you inside as long as possible? We have teamed up with our friends at EVGA, and along with a little help from the good folks at Intel and Corsair, we've put together one heck of an gaming system giveaway! This time around you've all a chance to win an Intel Core i7-3770K-infused, custom-built rig complete with 8GB of RAM, and a slew of HOT EVGA components like their GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST GPU, Z77 FTW motherboard, and SuperNOVA NEX650G Gold... Read more...
One of the perks of working at a place like HotHardware is that we have access to some of the hottest computer components hardware around. So when I decided to dive into Windows 8 head-first a few months ago, I thought I’d give the OS as much breathing room as possible and install it on a freshly built, ultra high-end rig. Building myself a second system for Windows 8 while tweaking and getting accustomed to the OS’s new interface, and whatever other quirks popped up, would help me remain semi-productive before making the actual transition to the new machine. Before I show you the hardware... Read more...
One of the perks of working at a place like HotHardware is that we have access to some of the hottest hardware around. So when I decided to dive into Windows 8 head-first a few months ago, I thought I’d give the OS as much breathing room as possible and install it on a freshly built, ultra high-end rig. Building myself a second system for Windows 8 while tweaking and getting accustomed to the OS’s new interface, and whatever other quirks popped up, would help me remain semi-productive before making the actual transition to the new machine. Before I show you the hardware I... Read more...
Lenovo is targeting home entertainment with the introduction of its new IdeaCentre Q190 desktop and new additions to the company's C-Series all-in-one family. The IdeaCentre Q190 desktop is touted as "the world’s smallest full-function desktop PC." It measures just 22 mm (0.86 inches) wide. Looking at the specs, you can tell the IdeaCentre Q190 is configured with entertainment in mind. The IdeaCentre Q190 features full HD graphics, up to 7.1 surround sound, and an optional Blu-ray drive. You can also purchase an optional compact wireless multimedia remote with built-in mini backlit keyboard... Read more...
Acer announced the new Aspire ME and XC Series, both of which feature Windows 8. The Aspire ME Series micro towers are available in two sizes. This series targets users who want a power-packed system along with plenty of upgrade options. The Acer ME Series desktops offer Intel Core i7 or Core i5 processors, up to 10GB DDR3 memory that can be expanded to 16GB, and up to 2TB hard drives. Select models within this series also offer discrete graphics. The Acer ME Series chassis has a recessed deck on top that lets you charge smartphones and cameras. This deck provides access to two USB 2.0 ports, two... Read more...
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