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Remember Gateway? The bulk OEM is a bit of an obscure name these days, having been scooped up by Acer several years ago and no longer serving direct-to-consumer sales via its website or by telephone. Nevertheless, Gateway is still plugging away, its systems found at places like TigerDirect, and today we were given a heads up of new SX and DX Series desktops primarily aimed at students, though penny-pinchers should take notice, too. Gateway's DX Series desktops are the more performance oriented of the two. The new DX towers have a modern flair to them, and underneath the hood you'll find up to an... Read more...
It's been a long and anticipatory wait for Ivy Bridge, and while Intel's next generation processors are still a couple of weeks away from making their official debut, platforms that support the new chips are already starting to trickle into the market place. CyberPowerPC, for example, just announced that it's incorporating Intel's new Z77 chipset into its current line of desktop gaming rigs. "Starting today, CyberpowerPC customers can configure new desktop gaming systems based on the Z77 chipset motherboards from major manufacturers such as ASUS, Gigabyte, and ASRock," CyberPowerPC stated in a... Read more...
Take from this what you will, but for the very first time ever, mobile PC shipments outnumbered desktop shipments in China, according to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly China PC Shipment and Forecast Report. There's a bit of a caveat that goes with the claim. The mobile PC segment, as DisplaySearch calculates it, includes tablet PC shipments (in addition to notebooks and mini-notes), of which China is the third largest market in the world. "Although shipments in desktop PCs are flat, the mobile PC market continued to show strong growth, reaching 26.5 million in 2H’11, up 25 percent... Read more...
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HP announced a new generation of consumer desktop PCs as well as an updated HP TouchSmart PC software suite. The redesigned consumer desktop lines include the HP Slimline, HP Pavilion, HP Elite, and Compaq Presario. The HP Slimline, HP Pavilion, and HP Elite lines will come with the HP MediaSmart software suite. This multimedia software makes watching TV or Blu-ray movies, sharing photos via Snapfish, burning music, etc. very easy. The new HP Pavilion Slimline s5000 series stands at half the size of a conventional PC tower and will fit neatly on a desk or in a dorm room. The HP Pavilion p6000 series... Read more...
CyberPower is teaming up with Newegg to offer the Gamer Ultra 7208. This system runs on the new AMD Athlon X2 7850 2.8 GHz Dual-Core CPU with HyperTransport Technology. You’ll also find an Nvidia GeForce 9500GT 1GB PCI Express video card inside. Additional details and specs are below. CyberPower and Newegg Carve Low Cost Niche forAMD Dual-Core Systems with Release of Gamer Ultra 7208 BALDWIN PARK, CA (June 1, 2009) – CyberPower Inc. and leading e-commerce retailer Newegg today announced the Gamer Ultra 7208, which puts the power of AMD’s latest Dual core technology in a very affordable, mainstream... Read more...
CyberPower announced its latest Intel Core i7 system today. The new LAN Party Commander features a the CM Storm Scout case which comes with a 140mm front intake fan as well as 140mm top and 120mm rear exhaust fans. The Scout also has a reinforced carrying handle to make it easy to tote this system to your next LAN party. The base CyberPower LAN Party Commander is configured with Intel’s Core i7-920 2.66 GHz CPU and the Intel X58 Chipset. You’ll find an ATI Radeon HD 4870 PCI-E 16X 1GB DDR5 graphics card and 6GBs of DDR3 triple channel memory in the base configuration as well. As with other CyberPower... Read more...
If you’re a fan of multiplayer gaming but hate the hassle of packing up your computer in order to go to a LAN party, iBuyPower has you covered with its latest PC. The LAN Warrior is a Core i7-based powerhouse in a small form factor case. The LAN Warrior’s included carrying strap and harness system make hauling this PC to and from your LAN-loving destination even easier. “We designed the LAN Warrior for gamers that need more power than a gaming laptop can provide,” said Darren Su, vice president of iBuyPower. “With the space for 2 dual-slot video cards and a liquid cooled Intel Core i7 Processor,... Read more...
CyberPower Announces Power Mega 1000 Graphics Workstation Features NVIDIA Quadro NVS420 Quad-Display Graphics Solution CyberPower Inc., a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, notebook systems, and high performance workstations, today announced its Power Mega 1000 – an Intel Core-i7-based desktop workstation, which features NVIDIA’s Quadro NVS-420 graphics solution. CyberPower teamed with NVIDIA to deliver an advanced system that meets the needs of today’s most demanding graphics environments.  The NVIDIA Quadro NVS 420 x16 PCIE is a quad-display business graphics solution. It is capable... Read more...
PCs are increasingly becoming an item that people want to personalize to suit their performance and lifestyle needs and preferences. As a result, we’re seeing more and more computers with custom colors and unique styling. Dell’s new Inspiron slim and mini-towers offer plenty of design and personalization options for customers. The new Inspiron desktops let people express themselves through a choice of eight color options, slim or mini-tower sizes, and custom configurations. Color options include Piano Black, Pure White, True Blue, Formula Red, Tangerine Orange, Spring Green, Plum Purple, and Promise... Read more...
It’s no secret that businesses and consumers are looking for ways to cut costs. In recognition of this, Lenovo is releasing two new desktop PCs designed to lower total cost of ownership. The ThinkCentre M58e and A58 desktops start at just $399 and run more coolly and quietly than previous ThinkCentres. What’s more, the ThinkCentre M58e meets Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Gold standards, making it one of the more energy efficient and environmentally responsible desktops on the market. Lenovo claims organizations can save about $40 a year over previous desktops when combining this model with a ThinkVision... Read more...
CyberPower Announces AMD Phenom II X4-Based Dragon Gaming Desktop PCs BALDWIN PARK, CA (February 6, 2009) – CyberPower Inc., a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, notebook systems, and high performance workstations, today announced its Gamer Dragon series - a family of custom-built, high-def desktop workstations based on AMD’s new Phenom II X4 CPU.CyberPower is offering three Dragon-platform base models: the entry-level Gamer Dragon 8000, the mid-range Gamer Dragon 9000, and the high-end Gamer Dragon CrossFire X Ultimate. Each model in the family can be custom-configured by the end user.Standard... Read more...
We wrote earlier about HP's announcement about NVIDIA GPU failures in 38 of its slimline desktop PCs.  While that's bad enough, The Inquirer says it has memos from allegedly from an internal knowledge base at Apple which states that all of NVIDIA's parts based on its G92 architecture sent to Apple have had to undergo the same change in bump material required to fix the issues in the heat-related failures we've been talking about since earlier this year.It should be noted that taking the source into account, a big fat "rumor," or perhaps "unsubstantiated" should be placed right here.However,... Read more...
It was just a matter of time, but the defective Nvidia mobile GPUs that keep coming to light in a growing number of laptops models have finally made the unfortunate leap to desktops. Hewlett-Packard (HP) is reporting that 38 different models in its Slimline Desktop PC line are potentially affected by possibly defective Nvidia-based GPUs. HP reports that the affected models "may not boot or may not display video," and has implemented a "Limited Warranty Service Enhancement" that "provides for a motherboard replacement at no charge for 12 months from the date your one-year Hardware Limited Warranty... Read more...
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