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At this point, CES 2013 feels like it was eons ago. But in fact, it was but a few months ago that the technology universe descended upon Las Vegas, and Vizio decided to showcase a few new touch-enabled PCs for the first time. Now, those very machines are ready for shipment, if you've got the coin to snag one. The company's Spring 2013 Windows 8 line-up is finally rolling off of the production line, with a spate of notebooks and a trio of all-in-one desktops taking center stage. Offering the top-of-the-line quad-core processors from both AMD (A10 APU) and Intel (Core i7), the Touch PC line is fronted... Read more...
Lenovo's adding a new all-in-one machine to its portfolio this week, with the ThinkCentre Edge 62z being unwrapped for small businesses and enterprise spaces. It sports a conventionally tough and no-nonsense exterior, boasting an 18.5" LCD, a starting price of just $549, and a marketing plug that'll see it headed specifically to the healthcare and education markets. It's built in a way that encourages companies to mount it to the wall for additional space savings. On the inside, there's a Core i3 CPU, six USB 2.0 ports, integrated Intel HD graphics, and Wi-Fi. Did we mention that it starts at just... Read more...
Desktops may be losing steam as the segment gives way in some part to more mobile machines, but oddly, the largest desktops of all are seeing a huge uptick in attention. Supercomputers far and wide are becoming all the rage at institutions and educational facilities, as the world looks to plow more into science and computational black holes by using giant, always-on computers to handle the dirty work. Today, the Blue Waters supercomputer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign entered production, meaning the behemoth capable of performing quadrillions of calculations every second and... Read more...
Google Now, an all-purpose alert system introduced in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, is hopping over to the desktop. It will be integrated into a future build of the Chrome browser, giving desktop users access to the same groovy alerts and notifications that Android users receive, such as birthday reminders, weather alerts, nearby traffic information, and a plethora of other information to help you plan your day. It's unclear when Google Now for Chrome will debut, though a "skeleton" framework exists for the final product. And while CNet claims to have confirmed with Google its plans to port Google Now... Read more...
2012 has been a banner year for both notebooks and desktops, in terms of design and innovation. It's not every holiday season that you get to swoon over a new Windows operating system and freshly designed hardware to go with it, but those in the market this winter will be treated with Windows 8 and some slick new machines should they choose to go that route. Whether it's for yourself or someone else, consider this your go-to guide for picking out the perfect notebook or desktop PC this holiday season. We're all about spreading the holiday cheer, and if it means sifting through dozens or even hundreds... 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...
It isn't the most beautiful desktop, but it's also not designed to be a showpiece. Instead, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M78 is designed to be a business workhorse, engineered to serve medium and large businesses with an AMD A-series APU. It'll support up to 32GB of DDR3 memory, and it's available in a traditional tower or small form factor. You can also drive up to three monitors with it, and there are four native USB 3.0 ports on the rear. It'll start at just $449, which ought to slip well under most corporate desktop upgrade budgets. Speaking of which, isn't your cube machine about due for an update?... Read more...
HP's starting off a week that will most certainly be remembered by those who fancy technology with a new range of all-in-one PCs. In fact, four new models are being revealed, including two new ones in the HP Envy line. The Envy 23 and Envy 20 TouchSmart AIO PCs are joined by the first AIO PC in the HP Spectre product family: the HP SpectreONE. There's also the HP Pavilion 20, which is aimed at "value-conscious" consumers. The Envy models boast 23" and 20" displays (respectively), the latest Intel CPUs, optional ExpressCache and SSDs, up to 3TB of storage, integrated Beats Audio, an HP TrueVision... Read more...
For as picky as individual computer buyers are, companies large and small are even moreso, because every purchasing decision is multiplied by the number of units needed. IT departments need to find computers that fit the purchasing budget, have strong security and manageability, and have a nice long lifecycle. Acer announced a series of desktops designed to meet those needs with the small form factor Veriton X6620G and mini tower Veriton M6620G. The systems start at the low low price of $300 and can be configured with Intel Core i7 processors, two DisplayPorts and a DVI port for multi-monitor support,... Read more...
CyberPower introduced a new family of Intel Sandy Bridge-E, Ivy Bridge, and Xeon-based professional workstation PCs with NVIDIA Quadro graphics in the form of the new Power Mega II series. The Power Mega II series is available in three versions and six configurations. All models have been tested for use with leading business, graphics and CAD applications. The Power Mega II line includes the Power Mega II 1000, Power Mega II 2000, and Power Mega II 3000. The 1000 series uses the latest 3rd generation Intel Core processors. The 2000 series employs  Intel 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge processors... Read more...
HP announced four new all-in-one desktops including the HP Compaq Elite 8300, HP Compaq Pro 6300, HP ENVY 23, and HP Pavilion 23. The HP Compaq Elite 8300 all-in-one business PC is HP’s most powerful and multimedia-rich all-in-one. This all-in-one features a 23-inch diagonal HD display with an optional built-in 2-megapixel webcam and dual microphone array. The Compaq Elite 8300 runs on third- and second-generation Intel Core vPro processors and uses Intel HD Graphics or optional discrete graphics cards. The HP Compaq Elite 8300 Touch adds multitouch capabilities. The HP Compaq Pro 6300 targets... Read more...
Foxconn has been making the news more often than not regarding labor practices, but the company also makes a range of PCs with its own brand on it. Here's the Foxconn NanoPC, a nettop that'll ship in two different versions. The AT-5250 and AT-5600 are based on the Intel Atom and AMD Brazos platforms, respectively, and neither consumes over 24 watts under load. Furthermore, they're "silent" due to the passive cooling setup. These are obviously aimed at carputer, industrial and even HTPC use, where power load is crucial and the noise factor is a big deal, too. They'll support 1.8" and 2.5" storage... Read more...
While monstrous gaming towers are fun, they aren't exactly a necessity for everyone. For those with simpler desktop needs, Asus is planning to introduce something a bit slimmer. Trimmer. And, all around sexier. The upcoming EeeBox EB1030 sports a slender, tall look, with a vertical assortment of I/O ports and enough horsepower to handle the more basic chores. The machine will ship with Intel's latest Cedar Trail processors, as well as up to 4GB of memory and a 500GB HDD. And did we mention the 32GB SSD that it's paired with? Yep, there's some NAND love, too. As for ports, you'll find HDMI, VGA,... Read more...
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