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A few months have gone by since we've seen any new machines from Gateway, but the company is following the crowd this month by introducing back-to-school PCs long before most kids are even thinking about the next term. The two new lines introduced today are the small form factor SX Series and the compact DX Series mini-tower line, both of which are designed with value in mind and are accompanied by a Gateway FHD monitor.Obviously, both of these were designed with space constraints in mind, and while they certainly aren't cut out for gaming, they should fit in cramped dorm rooms just fine while handling a bevy of Word and Excel documents (and the occasional round of Hearts, too). The SX Series... Read more...
Shuttle, the company famous for crafting small, rectangular SFF PCs for gamer on the move, has just stepped it up big time with the introduction of the H7 5800 Core i7 PC. Obviously based around Intel's highly potent Core i7 processor, this SFF kit supports NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFireX dual graphics technology along with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory. Shuttle ships the box with an 80 PLUS Bronze-certified 500-watt power supply, its new I.C.Evo (Integrated Cooling Evolution) heat pipe and Vapor Chamber technology to speed up cooling and keep the system near silent. There's also dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, two external SATA ports, space for a pair of HDDs, inbuilt support for 7.1 channel audio, an... Read more...
Wow Shuttle, branching out, are we? The company made famous for delivering rectangular barebones kits that ruled the SFF roost for years is now spreading its wings and delving into more low-power type rigs. Don't believe us? Have a look at the latest release from VIA, which proves that Shuttle is accepting VIA's Nano CPU in its newest small form factor PC. The fanless Shuttle XS29F is smaller and less flashy than most of Shuttle's wares, and the company is targetting home users and small business users who don't really need loads of horsepower to handle basic daily work tasks such as email, Word processing and spreadsheet creation. Furthermore, the fanless design ensures that the unit remains... Read more...
NVIDIA's Ion platform generated quite a buzz when news first broke of the company's plans late last year. As such, we've been keeping on top of Ion-related developments and have posted a number of stories related to Ion, beginning with our coverage of the platform at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. We followed that up with an evaluation of NVIDIA's own Ion reference system, and a few weeks back took a look at the first design win announced for the platform, the Acer Aspire Revo. Today though, we're going to take a look Zotac's brand new Ion-based motherboard. What makes this product interesting to us is that it's the first one designed for the do-it-yourself crowd looking to assemble their... Read more...
We have been talking about NVIDIA's Ion since late last year when news first broke of the ultra small form factor platform. At the time, NVIDIA's tiny Atom-powered prototype system wasn't even called Ion yet, but images of the miniscule motherboard that would eventually be used in the reference platform had already surfaced and the community was buzzing with interest. One of the major concerns with most netbooks and nettops was their relatively weak integrated graphics solutions, and Ion would potentially address that concern.Around the time when Ion was first announced, there was some scuttlebutt that Intel "disapproved" of the platform and that the company wouldn't sell OEMs Atom processors... Read more...
We have been talking about NVIDIA's Ion since late last year when news first broke of the ultra small form factor platform. At the time, NVIDIA's tiny Atom-powered prototype system wasn't even called Ion yet, but images of the miniscule motherboard that would eventually be used in the reference platform had already surfaced and the community was buzzing with interest. One of the major concerns with most netbooks and nettops was their relatively weak integrated graphics solutions, and Ion would potentially address that concern.Around the time when Ion was first announced, there was some scuttlebutt that Intel "disapproved" of the platform and that the company wouldn't sell OEMs Atom processors... Read more...
To say it has been awhile since we've seen a compelling new system from Puget Systems would be an understatement, but maybe we just haven't been looking hard enough. Either way, it's hard to ignore the company's latest: a pair of Core i7-based rigs that don't come cheap but promise top-notch performance from top to bottom.The firm's popular liquid-cooled Deluge family is today seeing two newcomers join the fray, the Deluge-i7 and Deluge-i7 Mini. Both machines are obviously based around Intel's heralded Core i7 architecture, with the former arriving in a traditional tower and the latter arriving in a small(er) form factor that's more suited to LAN parties and the like. Both machines have just... Read more...
Really, there are only a few things a hardware company needs when it fires up a brand new initiative. Time, money, knowledge and support from software vendors. While we had no doubts about NVIDIA's ability to capture the first three, the company is making very, very clear that the latter bit is well taken of as well. As the world at large waits to see how NVIDIA plans to tip the newfangled nettop market on its side, the company is proudly proclaiming that the world's leading software companies are already rallying around its technology.In a move that undoubtedly confirmed a near-term launch (or so we hope), NVIDIA has made public that its Ion platform is "drawing industry-wide support from analysts... Read more...
You won't find liquid cooling here, but Shuttle's latest barebones kit is still mighty impressive. The small form factor (SFF) box has the potential to be just as powerful (if not more so) than many full sized towers, thanks mostly to the high-performance Intel X58 Express chipset with ICH10R Southbridge. Those looking for a potent LAN party box should give this one serious consideration, but only if you've got the wallet for it. The XPC Barebone SX58H7 -- hailed as the company's "new flagship" -- comes ready for an Intel Core i7 processor and measures just 32.5 x 20.8 x 19 cm (LWH) in size. There's also room for two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 cards, meaning that you can load up to two graphics cards... Read more...
Blink twice, and chances are you've missed something in the whirlwind world of graphics. For instance, ZOTAC's Mini-ITX GeForce 8200-ITX WiFi was just pushed out around three months ago. Today, the same company is announcing that its GeForce 9300-ITX WiFi board is shipping to retailers and distributors worldwide. So much for staying on the cutting edge, huh?In order to make the lives of SFF builders that much easier, ZOTAC is delivering a mini-ITX platform that comes pre-loaded with NVIDIA's GeForce 9300 CPU. The board is CUDA-ready and supports socket LGA775 Intel processors. The GPU itself includes 16 stream processors along with compatibility with DirectX 10, OpenGL 2.1 and NVIDIA CUDA based... Read more...
Shuttle Inc., the leading designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) computers and accessories, today announced the availability of the new custom liquid-cooled SDXi Carbon extreme gaming solution showcased earlier this month at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show.As an extreme performance system for gamers, enthusiasts, and even professionals working with graphic design, animation, or CAD, the Shuttle SDXi Carbon features a powerful quad-core Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 processor, dual-slot NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 graphics card, and high-speed DDR2 memory (up to 16GB) to deliver the best possible experience for today’s most demanding applications. Then to ensure maximum performance and... Read more...
Lian Li is traditionally know for deploying big, beastly cages with lofty price tags and enough room for at least two whole computer setups. Clearly, the company is coming back in touch with its softer side, as the latest chassis to flow from its doors is one designed specifically with space savings in mind.The PC-Q07 Mini-ITX box is ready-made for those eager to build their own small-form-factor (SFF) machine, though it's no less sturdy than every other tower in the company's fleet. The black, hairline-brushed shell is constructed entirely from aluminum and provides just enough breathing room for a Mini-ITX platform and all the requisite full sized components. It was also strategically designed... Read more...
NVIDIA Collaborates with Microsoft to make premium, low-cost PCs a reality Microsoft Certifies NVIDIA ION to Deliver a Premium Windows Experience on PCs Starting as Low as $299 SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 11, 2009 - In an effort to deliver an outstanding computing experience on small, low power PCs, NVIDIA announced today that NVIDIA ION has been Certified for Windows Vista. With NVIDIA ION and premium versions of Microsoft Windows, small form factor notebook and desktop PCs will have rich media capabilities and full graphics support for the first time.Microsoft Corp. has validated NVIDIA ION with certified Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL) drivers for Windows Vista Home Premium. NVIDIA... Read more...
In early January, back from our road trip to Vegas with CES show buzz and bewilderment still fresh in our minds, we brought you a video interview with Drew Henry, General Manager of NVIDIA's MCP products. Drew gave us a first-hand glimpse at a new small form factor PC platform that NVIDIA was developing based on their recently released GeForce 9400M chipset with integrated graphics. In this new era of HTPCs, netbooks, nettops and all things tiny, NVIDIA's Ion reference platform for the Intel Atom processor offers the promise of an ultra low-profile, low power device that quite literally fits in the palm of your hand, and thus could be easily tucked away in various small places in a number of... Read more...
In early January, back from our roadtrip to Vegas with CES show buzz and bewilderment still fresh in our minds, we brought you an interview with Drew Henry, General Manager of NVIDIA's MCP products.  Drew gave us a first-hand glimpse at a new small form factor PC platform that NVIDIA was developing based on their recently released GeForce 9400M chipset with integrated graphics. In this new era of HTPCs, netbooks, nettops and all things tiny in general, NVIDIA's Ion reference platform for the Intel Atom processor offers the promise of an ultra low-profile, low power device that quite literally fits in the palm of your hand, and thus could be easily tucked away in various small... Read more...
Stealth.Com Introduces an Extreme Fast Industrial Mini PCSmall Enough to Fit in Your Hand Yet Outperforms Most Desktop and Notebook Computers Available Today Toronto, January, 2009 - Stealth.com Inc. (Stealth Computer) a leading ISO 9001 manufacturer of industrial rugged computers and peripherals has released our most powerful mini pc yet, the LPC-650 Series LittlePC. The new Stealth LPC-650 small form PC offers tremendous power in a tiny package that measures 6.5" x 6" and less than 2" tall or about the size of a hard cover novel yet surpasses the performance of most desktop and notebook PCs available today. Engineered with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors featuring 64-Bit EMT64 Technology,... Read more...
Nova Mobile Systems, Inc., a leading mobile computer provider, today announced it will feature a new line of UMPC devices based on the Intel® Atom™ processor at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show, January 7-10 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.The SideArm 2 is an Ultra Mobile PC that combines a 7" touch screen and a full qwerty keyboard. Less than 2 pounds, the SideArm 2 is easily carried all day in the field and still has computing power needed to get the job done. The Nova SideArm 2 features a daylight readable touch screen, full keyboard, all day battery life, and a full set of communications capabilities (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3G, Gobi Broadband and Cellular) --... Read more...
Two perpetually, almost fad-like and recurring themes for computing technology in 2008 are low power, environmentally friendly products as well as tiny, small form-factor or ultra-portable machines.  Power consumption and size -- it has become undeniably hip and cool to offer products that cater to the new carbon footprint and mechanical footprint-minded consumer. If you didn't know better, it almost seems like the introduction of Asus' Eee PC started the craze back in Q4 of '07 but clearly, at least small form-factor system have been around for many years.  Some of you will remember Shuttle's line of wildly popular barebones XPCs which... Read more...
SEAGATE INTRODUCES SAVVIO 10K.3 SMALL FORM FACTOR ENTERPRISE DRIVE, DELIVERING RECORD-SETTING CAPACITY, RELIABILITY AND POWER SAVINGSIndustry’s only third-generation small form factor enterprise drive also first with self-encrypting option for enterprise servers and storage arrays SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. — June 2, 2008 — To meet the growing demand for higher-capacity, more efficient enterprise storage systems, Seagate (NYSE:STX) today introduced the Savvio 10K.3 hard drive – the world’s highest-capacity, small form factor 2.5-inch enterprise hard drive built for the demands of enterprise servers and storage arrays. This latest generation of 2.5-inch drive offers 70% lower power and greater than... Read more...
Shuttle Announces SX38P2 Pro the Ultimate SFF Platform Feel Your Games Like You Have Never Before Taipei, Taiwan, 10th October 2007 - Shuttle Inc. – the leading designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) computers and accessories today announced its flagship gamers’ platform to the XPC Prima series – the Shuttle XPC Prima SX38P2 Pro, hardcore platform for the power enthusiasts. The Shuttle XPC Prima series SX38P2 Pro supports the latest Intel® 45nm multi-core processors up to 1333MHz FSB and capable of handling 8GB of DDR2 memory running at 1066MHz over-clocked. Featuring Intel® X38 Express Chipset’s optimized system memory capabilities and with chipset over-speed removed... 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...
The Core 2 Duo release has raised many eye brows as of late. HTPC users are also excited with Intel finally releasing fast and cool running chips that would work well in a Small Form Factor case. The problem with the new Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors is existing Socket T (LGA775) compatible motherboards are not compatible with the new processors due to different voltage requirements. This means the existing 945G Express based Shuttle SD31P is incompatible with new Core 2 processors. However in time for Intel's recent processor launch Shuttle has a brand new toaster-sized small form factor system. Coupling the new P2 chassis with a Core 2 compatible motherboard Shuttle is unleashing... Read more...
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