Items tagged with SFF PC

eMachines still makes PCs? Oh, yes, they definitely do. It may not be a brand that you're incredibly familiar with, but the company is putting it on thick with the introduction of their newest machine. It's a small form factor PC with lots of great hardware and an even greater price, and this may be the machine to get if you're looking for a new bedroom computer or just a cheap desktop to keep around in the home office. The Mini-e ER1402 is one of the smaller SFF PCs on the market, weighing 9lbs. and measuring just 7.1" in diameter. It also offers up full HD playback in a unique glossy black diamond... Read more...
NVIDIA and Acer collectively took the wraps off the very first NVIDIA Ion-based design win, with a sleek new SFF PC (Small Form Factor PC) called the AspireRevo.  Built on the NVIDIA Ion platform, the AspireRevo consists of NVIDIA's GeForce 9400 chipset with integrated graphics in support of Intel's Atom processor.  Specifically, this new Acer system comes with an Atom 230 on board, which is a single core variant versus the dual core variant NVIDIA was showing in their Ion reference system.  The new little system looks a tad like Asus' Eee Box perhaps, but with a bit more styling... Read more...
Hello HotHardware Fans! Over the last couple of weeks, we have exclusively had the chance to preview a new small form factor PC called the GT3, from the GTR Tech Corporation. Unlike the boxy little designs that we have become accustomed to in the SFF arena, the GT3 is sleeker and more versatile; looking more like a slimmer, shorter version of an upright mid-tower. And best of all, it can accommodate standard ATX motherboards and full sized expansion cards. Click the link below to check it out... Read The Article Right Here!... Read more...
It's hard to believe that the first time we set eyes on a Small Form Factor PC was back in December of 2001.  Back then, Shuttle was breaking new ground with several new products that helped give birth to a whole new sector in the PC industry.  As Shuttle's successes mounted with each new release, other manufacturers took notice and also started jumping into the Small Form Factor foray.  One such company to deliver their own mini-barebones units was MSI.  Their Mega mPC Series of SFF systems is comprised of various solutions that cater many different applications. ... Read more...
For the last few years, there has been an undeniable trend towards packing all the functionality and performance of a full-fledged desktop system into a smaller form factor. As one of the chief pioneers of this new form factor, Shuttle enjoyed having dominant market share as they were one of the only true contenders in the SFF category. Fortunately for consumers, several new vendors have begun to show interest in SFF systems and are now offering some very viable solutions of their own. Biostar is one such company and they are attacking the SFF segment with a vengeance. Today, we'll be looking at... Read more...
Good afternoon HotHardware fans! We're closing out the week with yet another review, this time of Skyhawk's echo-Q IMC6375 small form factor PC. This tiny, silver system is powered by Intel's i865 chipset, for socket 478 Pentium 4 processors. Click here to check it out...... Read more...
Normally, when a new Small Form Factor PC arrives in the lab, the unit is generally  a single manufacturers combination of form and function. Inside and out, everything is designed by only one OEM in a singular effort.  From Shuttle to Epox and more recently Foxconn, the outer chassis is meant to support the technology within. Not to be left out in the cold, SkyHawk/Eagle Technologies has come up with their own line of mini-PCs.  But the difference this time is that they provide the outer shell only; the inner workings have to come from another source. It sure sounds plausible... Read more...
Good Afternoon HotHardware fans! Just in case you missed the link at the top of the page, I'm here to let you know that we've just posted a new review of Foxconn's e-bot small form factor PC. The e-bot has quite a few unique features and an enclosure that's somewhat different than most of the other SFF systems currently available. Click here to check it out...... Read more...
Every time a new small form factor system arrives in the lab, inevitable comparisons are made to Shuttle's popular line of XPC systems.  The simple fact of the matter is that Shuttle's XPCs have set the bar for the rest of the industry.  And their XPC systems have sold so well, they've transformed Shuttle from a second tier motherboard manufacturer into full-fledged system builders, in a relatively short period of time. With success like that, it should come as no surprise that other manufacturers have since jumped on the bandwagon, and now have an assortment of small form factor systems... Read more...
When it comes to manufacturing motherboards, Taiwan-based Epox is well respected amongst enthusiasts.  While we've only had the opportunity to review a few of their motherboards over the years, the small sample we have tested were fairly impressive.  In fact, late last year we reviewed the Epox 4PDA2+ v.2, one of the many Springdale boards to be released in 2003, and we gave it a hard-earned "Editor's Choice" award.  What could we expect then with the eX5-320S, one of EPoX's all new line of Small Form Factor barebones PCs? Epox enters the SFF PC market somewhat late in... Read more...
Good morning everyone!  I hope you are all digging the new layout, I know I am.  Dave, Marco and Jay broke their respective behinds to get this completed and launched on Monday and the effort shows in my opinion.  My presence has been sparse lately with personal things taking up most of my time.  Fortunately, next week should be the last of it for me, then I should be back in the saddle, along with Rob who recently returned from his honeymoon.  So stick around, we have some more goodies coming your way soon! BigBruin.Com has a new review posted taking a look at the New... Read more...