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As you're no doubt already aware, it's Prime Day, and that means everyone is shopping for the hottest deals both to help you and to bolster our own hardware arsenals. You can benefit from our bounty by checking out these killer PC component prices we spotted while scouring Amazon for discounted parts. The headline... Read more...
Minisforum has made a name for itself selling mini-PCs based around mobile hardware. There are systems like the Neptune HX100G, which pairs a Ryzen 7 7840HS with a discrete Radeon card, and then there are machines like the BD790i, which is an ITX desktop motherboard with a "mobile" Ryzen 9 7945HX CPU. As AMD and Intel... Read more...
The mental image that appears when you think of a 'desktop PC' is probably a big black boxor beige and horizontal, if you're of a certain age. Certainly there's still a massive market for DIY PCs in tower cases, but the majority of folks buying desktops these days could probably be best served by a mini-PC. For... Read more...
AMD's latest APUs combining Zen 4 CPU grunt with serious RDNA 3 graphics firepower have been very popular in handheld gaming machines, but they're arguably best-suited for deployment in mini-PCs because, in our testing, the silicon serves best when spec'd for higher power limits than handheld devices can really... Read more...
How would you like an Intel-powered mini-PC that combines a dual-drive network-attached storage (NAS) and two 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports? The Aoostar R1 seeks to be your answer to be your all-in-one media server and is available now for as low as $269 (via the Amazon link below). Have you ever looked at your... Read more...
Contrary to what some people might think, getting into PC gaming doesn't have to be an ultra-expensive proposition. To prove it, Lenovo is introducing a brand-new line of relatively affordable gaming laptops and desktops called LOQ, which is pronounced "lock," with prices starting at $899.99. That's not budget... Read more...
AMD is partnering with several retailers to deliver some dynamite Ryzen-powered laptop and desktop deals over the next several weeks, the first batch of which are live now on Amazon. In the coming weeks, more deals will unlock on Best Buy, Dell, HP, and Walmart. But for now, here are several discounted laptops and... Read more...
A leaker has unveiled MSI's upcoming MAG X670E Tomahawk WiFi motherboard for AMD Ryzen 7000 Socket AM5 processor PC systems. Twitters chi11eddog shared enough to spoil any surprises, with the AMD X670E chipset motherboard photographed from multiple angles, with its carton pictured (showing specs), and an inventory... Read more...
You've almost certainly heard the bombshell news that EVGA is leaving the graphics card business entirely over a purported personal dispute with NVIDIA. The company insists that it isn't going anywhere despite graphics cards comprising some 78% of EVGA's revenue, at least for now. Almost as if to prove that point... Read more...
Stop what you're doing if you're about to purchase a Meta Quest 2 VR headset. Why is that? You can score yourself a bonus if you visit the proper listing on Amazonthe online retailer is giving buyers a $25 store gift card as part of its Prime Day deals event, but you have to make sure you head to the right listing. Or... Read more...
Like many people, we're big fans of the various Raspberry Pi single-board computers (SBCs) and the many projects they have enabled. Just today, for example, we wrote about a nifty 'Dice Bomb' dice roller that could be particularly handy for DnD sessions. If you need a bit more processing power and/or a x86 foundation... Read more...
Typically when introducing a new series of CPUs, along with their accompanying platform, Intel will publish a platform overview diagram (or the very similar "Chipset Block Diagram") that lays out all of the links between the processor, chipset, and their various I/O. We can recall seeing these at least as far back as... Read more...
There are plenty of delicious (not edible, trust us on that one) solutions in the single board computer (SBC) space, and while Raspberry Pi is the one most people probably think of right way, it's not the only contender. ASUS tinkers with SBCs, as do a spattering of other companies. Among them is Banana Pi, which... Read more...
You may have lugged around a backpack with a laptop inside, but what if the backpack was the PC? That's the idea behind Zotac's VR GO, a wearable PC that's again been upgraded. The latest iterationVR GO 4.0packs an 11th Gen Intel Core mobile processor paired with discrete NVIDIA RTX graphics, though interestingly... Read more...
Samsung has been refining its innovative foldable phone line-up for a couple of years now. While the first iteration of the company's Galaxy Z Fold may not have been terribly robust out in the wild, last year's follow up was by most accounts a solid device. This year, the newest Galaxy Z Fold3 5G seems to have it all: a malleable 7.6" screen,... Read more...
We're very familiar with Intel's NUC family of small-form-factor (SFF) desktop PCs, but the company is also expanding the NUC brand into the laptop realm (i.e., the NUC M15). That is readily apparent with the debut of two new mobile platforms this week, with the most powerful being the NUC X15. The NUC X15 is Intel's... Read more...
Apple first announced its intention to shift from Intel processors to its homegrown Apple Siliconin Spring 2020, and the first models launched last fall (Mac mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air). Since then, Apple Silicon (M1) has found its way to the entry-level iMac and even the iPad Pro. Now, Bloombergs Mark Gurman is... Read more...
It seems as though there is no shortage of alternatives to Raspberry Pi when it comes to single-board computers. A new entry makes its presence known every few months, but Raspberry Pi still has the most mindshare with the enthusiast/DIY community. Banana Pi is looking to change this with its latest fruity "Pi"... Read more...
Intel recently launched its NUC 11 Extreme "Beast Canyon" small form factor PC platform, which packs up to an 11th generation Core i9-11900KB processor and can accommodate full-size discrete GPUs like the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080. However, there's already talk about the next-generation NUC family, which has allegedly... Read more...
Adlink on Tuesday unveiled its latest computer on module (COM) solution, the Express-TL Type 6, which is the first to feature embedded 11th Generation Intel Core, Xeon W, and Celeron 6000 processor options. The new modules come with up to eight cores and 16 threads of Tiger Lake-H CPU muscle, and up 128GB of DDR4... Read more...
Razer is a company that prides itself on delivering high-performance gaming laptops for enthusiasts, and that continues to be the case with todays announcement of the refreshed Blade 17. The Blade 17 is the largest laptop in Razers portfolio and is now available with the fastest 11th generation Intel Tiger Lake-H... Read more...
MSI is going all-AMD with its new Alpha and Delta gaming laptops, leveraging Ryzen processors and Radeon graphics cards. NVIDIA has been the dominant player in the discrete laptop GPU sector, but AMD is ready to charge into battle with its Radeon RX 6000M family, and MSI is here to take full advantage. First up is... Read more...
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