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Home » News » Desktop PCs


[Sep 26, 2013] Dell Unveils New Inspiron Laptops and Inspiron 23 All-in-One
[Sep 25, 2013] Apple Updates iMac
[Sep 09, 2013] Gigabyte Updates BRIX Ultra Compact PC with 4th Gen Intel Core CPUs
[Aug 19, 2013] Apple Initiates Video Card Replacement Program for 27“ iMacs
[Aug 12, 2013] Samsung Announces U.S. Launch of ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Tab 3
[Aug 01, 2013] Shuttle Intros Slim PC with Integrated Intel Celeron 847 CPU
[Jul 23, 2013] New Acer Veriton Z Series 20-Inch Class AIO
[Jul 18, 2013] Acer Announces Z3-605 All-in-One Desktop
[Jul 10, 2013] Acer Intros Predator AG3-605 Series of Desktops
[Jul 09, 2013] Lenovo Intros ThinkCentre Desktops
[Jun 04, 2013] VIA Shows Cardboard PC
[Jun 03, 2013] Zotac Doubles ZBOX Processing Power
[May 30, 2013] Huntkey Releases First PIO Series
[Feb 27, 2013] ECS Announces G24 All-In-One PC
[Feb 26, 2013] iBUYPOWER Revolt Now Shipping

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Dell Unveils New Inspiron Laptops and Inspiron 23 All-in-One
Author: Cássio Lima Date: September 26, 2013 - 6:15 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/uscorp1/secure/2013-09-24-dell-inspiro...
Desktop PCs

Dell has announced its updated Inspiron portfolio with a range of new laptops and an all-in-one PC. The new touch-enabled systems offer savvy buyers dependable technology that keeps them connected, from the upscale, feature-rich Inspiron 7000 Series laptops – Dell’s thinnest and strongest Inspiron line ever – to the ultraportable Inspiron 11 3000 Series, featuring a slim design with exceptional battery life so it can keep up with you, wherever you are. For those looking for a space-saving PC without sacrificing on performance or style, the Inspiron 23 all-in-one features a full articulating stand and 10-finger capacitive touch display. Continuing the Inspiron tradition of delivering technology that is accessible and easy to use, these new additions to the portfolio significantly raise the bar on stylish personal computing that will not break the bank.

The Inspiron 7000 Series laptops provide powerful performance in thin, upscale designs. Featuring diamond-cut beveled edges, the 7000 Series’ forged aluminum design turns heads and feels reassuringly strong. All Inspiron 7000 Series laptops come with a 10-finger, capacitive touch display with edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass NBT for durability. The Inspiron 14 and 15 can both be outfitted with optional Full HD, vibrant 300-nit touch displays featuring 97% more pixels than HD and 160-degree viewing angles, twice as much as regular HD. The Inspiron 7000 Series features backlit keyboards as standard to make it easy when the lights are low, and is maximized for efficiency with Intel 4th generation (Haswell) Core i5 and i7 options, as well as SSD options (Inspiron 15 and Inspiron 17) to speed up boot times and application loading.

Ideal for on-the-go types with up to 8 hours and 52 minutes of battery life, the Inspiron 14 slips easily into a sleeve or bag with its ultra-thin 0.6-inch (15.3mm) design, which is 27% thinner than its predecessor, the Inspiron 14z. The Inspiron 15 is the perfect blend of portability and performance, measuring under an inch thin (0.9 inches) with a large 15.6-inch screen and up to 7 hours, 24 minutes of battery life. At just over an inch thin (1.1 inches), the Inspiron 17 comes with an optical drive and touch as standard, making it a compelling desktop replacement entertainment center.

The Dell Inspiron 7000 Series is the first to use wheat straw as part of its packaging. This is the left over part of the wheat plant after harvesting that is often burned by farmers. By using corrugate cardboard that is 15 percent wheat straw, Dell is helping customers reduce their carbon footprint and helping adjacent industries grow, while maintaining its commitment to the environment.

Whether you are toting a backpack across campus or travelling cross-country, the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series is a reliable, ultraportable choice for those who are on the go all day. The Inspiron 11 features an 11.6-inch, 10-finger capacitive touch display with noise-cancelling, dual-array microphones to make web chats amazingly clear – even in public spaces. At 0.83 inches (21.2 mm) thin, a starting weight of just over 3 pounds (3.15 lbs) and with up to eight hours, 20 minutes of battery life, the Inspiron 11 is perfect for both entertainment and productivity on-the-move.

 

To maximize the versatility and performance of Inspiron laptops like the Inspiron 11 3000 or Inspiron 7000 Series, Dell has a range of recommended essential accessories. Protect your investment with a case or backpack and take along a wireless mouse for easy navigation. To integrate an Inspiron laptop into a more traditional desktop set-up, customers can connect to a Dell productivity dock, virtually borderless monitor and wireless keyboard and mouse.

The Inspiron 23, the latest addition to Dell’s expanding all-in-one portfolio, is a feature-packed all-in-one with a gorgeous, razor-thin design. With a Full HD, 10-finger capacitive touch display, the Inspiron 23 has an articulating stand for an intuitive interaction with Windows 8. Consumers can tilt the display, angle it closer for an easy touch experience, or even lay it flat. Perfect for a home office or living room, the Inspiron 23 provides a powerful and enjoyable all-round experience while fitting nicely into the home décor with an attractive, slim design.

Customers can complete their home ecosystem with a full range of monitors to extend the touch experience. The recently announced Dell 20 Touch Monitor, Dell 23 Touch Monitor and Dell 27 Touch Monitor seamlessly connect to Inspiron laptops to transport touch capabilities to the big screen. Users seeking a larger canvas for schoolwork or multimedia will enjoy an intuitive interaction with content onscreen by tapping, sliding, swiping, turning, pinching, and stretching with their fingers. Quick access to content is a snap with an extensive range of connector ports such as MHL, DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, and USB, while the 1600 x 900 HD resolution on the 20-inch model and the Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution on the 23-inch and 27-inch models ensure a superb visual experience. Convenient stand flexibility enables customers to adjust these monitors to suit their viewing needs.

The Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series starts at USD 379 and is available beginning October 3. The Inspiron 7000 Series laptops start at USD 699 for the Inspiron 15; and USD 849 for the Inspiron 14 or Inspiron 17 and are available beginning September 26. The Inspiron 23 all-in-one PC starts at USD 999 and is available beginning October 1. All products are available in select countries around the world.

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Apple Updates iMac
Author: Cássio Lima Date: September 25, 2013 - 5:27 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/09/24Apple-Updates-iMac.html
Desktop PCs

Apple has updated iMac with fourth generation Intel quad-core processors, new graphics, next generation Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage options. The updated iMac brings the latest technology to the stunningly thin design and gorgeous display of the world’s leading all-in-one desktop.

The entry-level 21.5-inch iMac features a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 processor and new Iris Pro graphics for unprecedented levels of integrated graphics performance. The high-end 21.5-inch model and both 27-inch models feature quad-core Intel Core i5 processors up to 3.4 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce 700 series graphics with twice the video memory and up to 40 percent faster performance than the previous generation. Customers looking for the ultimate in performance can upgrade to quad-core Intel Core i7 processors up to 3.5 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M series graphics with up to 4 GB of video memory.

iMac now supports next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi. When connected to an 802.11ac base station, iMac delivers wireless performance that is up to three times faster than the previous generation.

The updated iMac now features support for PCIe-based flash storage that makes Fusion Drive and all-flash storage options up to 50 percent faster than the previous generation. The popular Fusion Drive option combines the large storage capacity of a hard drive with the high performance of flash to deliver shorter boot times and faster access to apps and files. Customers can configure their iMac with a 1 TB or 3 TB Fusion Drive, and all-flash storage options are now available in configurations up to 1 TB.

iMac comes standard with 8 GB of memory and a 1 TB hard drive, and customers can choose to configure their iMac with up to 32 GB of memory and up to a 3 TB hard drive. iMac also comes with two Thunderbolt and four USB 3.0 ports for connecting to external storage and other high performance peripherals.

Continuing Apple’s commitment to energy efficiency and the environment, iMac meets stringent Energy Star 5.2 requirements and achieves an EPEAT Gold rating. iMac features LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. iMac includes PVC-free components and cables, contains no brominated flame retardants, and uses highly recyclable materials and material-efficient packaging designs.

iMac ships with OS X Mountain Lion, bringing Messages, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, AirPlay Mirroring, Dictation, Game Center and the enhanced security of Gatekeeper to your Mac. With iCloud built into the foundation of OS X, Mountain Lion makes it easier than ever to keep your content up to date across your Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

The new iMac is available through the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com), Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers. The 21.5-inch iMac is available with a 2.7 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.2 GHz and Intel Iris Pro for a suggested retail price of USD 1,299 (US); and with a 2.9 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M for a suggested retail price of USD 1,499 (US). The 27-inch iMac is available with a 3.2 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.6 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 755M for a suggested retail price of USD 1,799 (US); and with a 3.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.8 GHz and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 775M for a suggested retail price of USD 1,999 (US). 

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Gigabyte Updates BRIX Ultra Compact PC with 4th Gen Intel Core CPUs
Author: Cássio Lima Date: September 9, 2013 - 5:30 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://www.gigabyte.com/MicroSite/342/haswell.html
Desktop PCs

Gigabyte has announced the next generation Gigabyte BRIX compact PC kit with new models featuring the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors. The new Gigabyte BRIX is available in four models, each powered by the latest ‘Haswell’ architecture CPUs, offering improved CPU and graphics performance plus native 4K display support. The new Gigabyte BRIX also features a front SPDIF jack and expanded USB 3.0 connectivity.

The updated BRIX from Gigabyte redefines the desktop PC in terms of miniaturization with a sleek chassis design that sits snugly in the palm of a hand. With compact measurements of only 29.9 mm x 107.6 mm x 114.4 mm, the BRIX is a uniquely versatile DIY PC kit available with a broad choice of processors covering a range of performance and price points.

The GIGABYTE BRIX does not hold back in terms of display connectivity, networking or raw performance, and is ideal for compact HTPC builds, as a standard desktop in the home or office, or in commercial applications such as digital signage.

Gigabyte designed the BRIX to be smaller and lighter than currently available products, with a stylish glass surface mounted on an anthracite aluminum frame. The BRIX comes complete with a Gigabyte compact form factor motherboard, Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 4.0 module, VESA mounting bracket and power adapter, and requires only an mSATA SSD, SO-DIMM memory and OS.

The BRIX is available with a choice of four power-efficient, 4th Generation Intel Core processors. From a simple Internet access point to a discretely hidden multimedia station, the Gigabyte BRIX offers great flexibility for a wide range of different usage applications.


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Apple Initiates Video Card Replacement Program for 27“ iMacs
Author: Cássio Lima Date: August 19, 2013 - 5:33 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS5167
Desktop PCs

Apple has determined that some AMD Radeon HD 6970M video cards used in 27-inch iMac computers with 3.1 GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 or 3.4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processors may fail, causing the computer’s display to appear distorted, white or blue with vertical lines, or to turn black. iMac computers with affected video cards were sold between May 2011 and October 2012.

If your iMac has an AMD Radeon HD 6970M video card and is exhibiting any of the issues described above, choose one of the following options to arrange to have your iMac evaluated:

  • Apple Retail Store: Set up a Genius Bar appointment
  • Apple Authorized Service Provider
  • Apple Technical Support

If the iMac (27-inch) meets these requirements, Apple will replace the video card free of charge for three years after the first retail sale of the computer.

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Samsung Announces U.S. Launch of ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Tab 3
Author: Cássio Lima Date: August 12, 2013 - 6:13 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://samsung.com/
Desktop PCs

Samsung has announced the U.S. launch of the ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Tab 3.

The ATIV Book 9 Plus offers a striking design, enhanced by an incredibly precise 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) Gorilla Glass touch-screen display. The screen is 2.8X sharper than full HD and with 350nit SuperBright technology. The panel also tilts back up to 180-degrees, so you can change or share your perspective with just a touch of your finger. Additionally, the display locks at approximately 110-degrees to ensure a comfortable touch experience without wobbling.

Built with the latest Intel Core i5 Processor 4200U, a 128 GB SSD, and with lightning-fast boot-up (as fast as 5.9 seconds) and wake-up (as fast as 0.9 seconds), the Book 9 Plus allows users to access the information and programs they need nearly instantly. And with up to 7.5 hours of battery life (MobileMark 2012), consumers can go from meeting to meeting throughout a business day on a single charge.

A tablet with the power of a PC, the ATIV Tab 3 makes personal computing more stylish, mobile and productive than ever. The Tab 3 is the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet at 0.31 inches thick and weighing just 1.28 pounds. It is the perfect companion device for travel as well as everyday use at work and home. It comes with a Bluetooth keyboard that functions as a cover and kickstand, for protection and ease-of-use. The tablet also features up to seven hours of battery life (MobileMark 2012), eliminating the need to carry a charger for most long-distance flights.

The ATIV Tab 3 is preloaded with Office Home & Student for the best experience at home, at work or on go. It is the ideal device for both creativity and productivity, thanks to improved S Pen functionality. The included S Pen offers more than 1,000 levels of pressure sensitivity and is compatible with Microsoft Office, as well as Samsung programs including S Note and S Memo.

SideSync is available on the ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Tab 3, enabling users to seamlessly switch from working on their PC to their GALAXY smartphone by simply linking the two devices via a USB cable or even over Wi-Fi. When connected through USB or wirelessly, users can effortlessly work across devices, including responding to a text on a mobile phone from the PC keyboard; viewing maps, photos and multimedia from their phone on their PC screen; making edits to files on their phone via their ATIV PC; and even dragging and dropping files from one unit to another. The result is a more unified experience, fewer interruptions to work and everyday life, and the ability to utilize the best features of both devices.

The ATIV Book 9 Plus will be available for pre-sale for USD 1,399.99 from August 18 and the ATIV Tab 3 will be available for in-store purchase beginning September 1 for USD 699.99.

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Shuttle Intros Slim PC with Integrated Intel Celeron 847 CPU
Author: Cássio Lima Date: August 1, 2013 - 7:36 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://www.shuttle.eu/products/slim/ds47/
Desktop PCs

Shuttle has announced the Europe-wide delivery of a Slim PC with Intel Celeron 847 processor. The machine, marketed under the name DS47, is approximately 39 mm thin. Due to its robust exterior, it is also suitable for use in harsh environments.

Despite its compact size of 20 x 16.5 x 3.95 cm (DWH), the DS47 has remarkable features. Its motherboard comes with an energy-efficient Intel Celeron 847 processor (2 MB cache, dual-core 1.10 GHz) soldered onto the board. The steel casing has room for a 2.5" drive (HDD/SSD with SATA-600), up to 16 GB DDR3 SO-DIMM and a full size mini PCI card. To ensure a particularly easy installation, each component is accessible via separate cover plates. A convenient SD card reader is located on the front of the machine.

The DS47 is already equipped with a module for data transmission over a wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), compliant to N-standard. For network connections via cable, the machine has two teaming-capable Gigabit Ethernet connections with WOL and PXE.

As is the case with many other Shuttle models, the fanless DS47 features serial ports that are indispensable for industrial applications and equipment control. The back panel is equipped with 2x RS232 (1x switchable to RS422/RS485) with 9-pin D-sub connection. Just as its bigger brother, the DS61, the black DS47 has an external connector for powering on the system remotely. At the same location, two additional pins have been added to provide 5V voltage to external components. The other connections include 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0 and audio.

Whether operating single or multiple monitors in the office, or acting as a control PC in the digital signage field, the DS47 with HDMI and DVI-I features two digital monitor outputs. For this purpose, the Intel HD graphics function integrated in the Celeron 847 processor delivers fluid frame rates even at high-resolution contents.

Since the DS47 is completely without moving parts, it is virtually maintenance-free and suitable for permanent operation (24/7). The energy consumption of about 10 W in idle mode and 22 W under load is extremely low. An external 65 Watt power supply delivers the energy required.

The DS47 can be operated in at least two positions. The delivery includes feet for vertical operation as well as a VESA mount for attaching it to monitors and surfaces. In addition, the sides of the DS47 feature numerous threaded M3 openings for individual mounting concepts. To protect against theft, holes for a Kensington lock have been provided.

The recommended retail price by Shuttle for the DS47 is 184 Euros.

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New Acer Veriton Z Series 20-Inch Class AIO
Author: Cássio Lima Date: July 23, 2013 - 7:56 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/press/2013/64638
Desktop PCs

Acer America has announced that its new 20-inch class Veriton Z2640G all-in-one (AIO) commercial desktop is now available for users in business, education and government.

The new all-in-one desktops feature a screw-less chassis design and modular components for easy maintenance and upgrades. Removable feet and VESA wall-mount support enable these systems to be hung on the wall to save space, while a flexible frame that tilts from six to sixty degrees can be adjusted for maximum viewing comfort. These systems also come with an integrated 2.0 MP Full HD webcam that can be adjusted up to 180 degrees, which is particularly useful when collaborating via web chats with others in the same room.

The Veriton Z2640G series includes two models, offering a choice of either Windows 8 Pro or Windows 7 Professional. The Acer Veriton Z2640G-UC1007X comes with an Intel Celeron processor 1007U (2 MB cache, 1.50 GHz, Dual Core) and 2 GB SDRAM DDR3 (expandable to 16 GB) and is available for an estimated selling price of USD 539. The Veriton Z2640G-UP2117X with an Intel Pentium Processor 2117U (2 MB cache, 1.80 GHz, Dual Core) and 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM (expandable to 16 GB) is available for USD 599.

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Acer Announces Z3-605 All-in-One Desktop
Author: Cássio Lima Date: July 18, 2013 - 8:02 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/press/2013/63646
Desktop PCs

Acer America has announced that its Acer Aspire Z3-605 Series all-in-one (AIO) desktops are now available for consumers in the United States. The new series includes two 3 W front-facing Harman Kardon speakers that leverage thorough and precise scientific methods to accurately produce crystal-clear audio that’s as close to the original recording as possible. In addition, Dolby Home Theater v4 audio features optimized digital output technologies for delivering music, movies and games in dynamic surround sound.

Boasting an ergonomic chassis, easy operation and optimized sound, this platform is built to offer an enjoyable computing experience and a digital centerpiece for the home. The Aspire Z3-605 Series comes with a 23-inch 1080p Full HD display. The understated look and feel provides a neat, uncluttered appearance and smart ergonomics ensure easy viewing.

Thanks to the chassis’ 10 to 30 degree tilt adjustment, users can find the best angle for watching a film or playing a game. In addition, the integrated 1MP HD Webcam with 720p image capture can be adjusted between 0-20 degrees, affording users the ability to find the best position for comfortably chatting with friends or family.

Select models feature a Full HD IPS display with 10 point touch. The IPS technology delivers consistent images, colors and brightness from all viewing angles up to 178 degrees, a significant advantage for group viewing. These models also offer integrated hand recognition software that reads human gestures for easily controlling the Windows 8 user interface and cursor from a distance.

The unique capsule-shaped port bay on the front of the chassis groups together the on-screen display (OSD) button, SD card reader, USB 3.0 and 2-in-1 combo audio jack, for easy reach. To enhance the clean design, the stand has hooks to keep cables neat and the desk tidy, while Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11a/b/g/n eliminate messy wires.

The Acer Z3-605 Series is primed for power with Windows 8, up to an Intel Core i5 processor, as much as 8 GB DDR3 dual-channel memory and a 1 TB hard drive. Offering excellent connectivity, these AIOs come with an HDMI port for attaching a gaming console or television, and two USB 3.0 ports together with two USB 2.0 ports link the systems to peripherals and digital devices. An integrated SuperMulti optical drive enables DVD movie viewing as well as the burning of music and photos to CDs.

The Acer Aspire Z3-605 Series all-in-one desktops will be available at leading retailers with a limited one-year warranty and a starting price of USD 699.99 without touch and USD 799.99 with touch.


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Acer Intros Predator AG3-605 Series of Desktops
Author: Cássio Lima Date: July 10, 2013 - 9:21 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/press/2013/63303
Desktop PCs

Acer America announced today the U.S. availability of the Acer Predator AG3-605 Series of desktops offering power, performance and superb audio for games, movies and more. Targeted at those who want a mainstream gaming or multimedia machine at an attractive price, the Predator AG3-605 Series desktops are available in a range of configurations with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) starting at USD 999.99.

Putting users in the middle of the action, these new multimedia powerhouses are outfitted with EAX, a collection of powerful technologies that provide sophisticated sound effects. Designed by Creative Technology’s world-class team of audio professionals, EAX creates a more dynamic gaming experience that includes audio cues, which give gamers a competitive advantage in multiplayer games. In addition, Sound Blaster Cinema, which is powered by a suite of audio playback technologies, delivers dynamic sound similar to what is experienced in films and recording studios. The systems also feature embedded HD audio with 5.1-channel surround sound. Another practical feature is an exclusive headset cradle that enables gamers, movie, and music lovers users to hang their headset directly on the machine, freeing up space elsewhere.

The Predator AG3-605 Series desktops are advanced multimedia centers with a cutting-edge chassis featuring orange grooves that visually shout speed. These robust systems provide up to 32 GB DDR3 dual channel memory for deftly handling fast frame rates during game play. Offering up to a fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, the Predator desktops deliver the necessary power for fueling enhanced HD video playback and rousing game play. Whether it’s HD or 3D, multitasking or multimedia, these processors deliver speed and responsiveness.

For added convenience, select systems come with up to a 120 GB SSD drive that stores the current PC state, so that when the user logs back on, any websites, emails or documents that were open before are instantly restored. Some configurations also offer a Blu-ray drive that showcases 1080p movies in stunning clarity and precision. Plus, with up to a 3 TB 7200 rpm SATA-300 hard drive, the Acer Predator AG3-605 Series can store a vast collection of games, movies, music and more.

These machines are primed for fun and excitement outfitted with NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 Graphics with 1.5 GB of discrete video memory. Built for fast and fluid 1080p gaming, this graphics solution infuses the latest Direct X 11 and NVIDIA PhysX-enabled games with stunning visuals and can manage fast frame rates during game play, thanks to up to 32 GB DDR3 memory.

An HDMI port enables connection to a TV or display via just one cable. Contributing to the clean design, Bluetooth technology wirelessly connects the system to other Bluetooth-enabled devices such as headsets, phones, printers and handhelds, while 802.11a/b/g/n provides wireless internet. The audio jacks, SD card reader, four USB 2.0 ports and four USB 3.0 ports were strategically placed for easy access. Plus, an ergonomic handle on the backside enables users to comfortably move the machine to a different location.

Ample expansion is provided via two available PCI-E x1 slots as well as open bays for a 3.5-inch hard disk drive and a 5.25-inch optical disk drive. Acer Cloud enables access to data on all computer devices from both in and outside the home, even across multiple operating systems.

The Acer Predator AG3-605 desktop PCs are available at leading retailers at a starting price of USD 999.99 and a limited one-year warranty.

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Lenovo Intros ThinkCentre Desktops
Author: Cássio Lima Date: July 9, 2013 - 7:38 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://news.lenovo.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=1700
Desktop PCs

Today, Lenovo announced the latest generation of its “Tiny” ThinkCentre desktop PC, the ThinkCentre M93p, which packs powerful performance into an impressively small form factor, measuring just the width of a golf ball (34.5 mm). Lenovo also introduced the latest generation all-in-one (AIO), the ThinkCentre M93z AIO and the ThinkCentre M83 and E93 desktops. Designed with businesses in mind, all of the new ThinkCentre desktops optimize productivity and reduce costs, with 4th generation Intel Core processors and top-notch energy efficiency.

ThinkCentre M93p

With up to the latest 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors with Intel vPro, the ThinkCentre M93p packs huge performance into a tiny form factor, accommodating even the smallest of workspaces without sacrificing power. The compact M93p also offers an optional Solid State Hybrid Drive (SSHD) to boost system performance, and can be conveniently mounted to the wall to save additional space with a VESA mount. Lenovo’s unique patented “Smart Power On” feature allows the user to power up the desktop directly from a wired or wireless keyboard, and an Always On USB port with RapidCharge technology allows for fast charging of connected devices, even when in sleep mode. The Citrix Ready ThinkCentre M93p Tiny is the most energy efficient ThinkCentre desktop ever.

Also available in a new Small Form Factor Pro model with dual graphics and dual hard disk drive support, the M93 offers expandability and functionality of a mini-tower at just 50% of the size.

ThinkCentre M93z

The ThinkCentre M93z is built for business collaboration, with its full HD 23-inch LED display. With a wide viewing angle, anti-glare and optional 10-point multi-touch screen, the Windows 8 certified M93z offers uncompromised desktop performance in a sleek all-in-one package. Business professionals can engage in crystal-clear conference calls with Microsoft 1080p Lync qualified VoIP solutions and easily work together on presentations, demos and other collaborative projects.

Equipped with up to 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processors and SSHD, the ThinkCentre M93z packs fast, powerful performance into a compact, space-saving design. Intel vPro Technology enables increased manageability and security with speedy data encryption and decryption, protection from unauthorized access, and remote management. The detachable, tool-less chassis design allows for easy access and simple setup of stands. Combined with Lenovo’s tried and tested Trusted Platform Module security chip, support for the latest software security and robust physical chassis protection, the ThinkCentre M93z is a true professional business tool.

ThinkCentre M83

The ThinkCentre M83 is built for enhanced business productivity with up to 4th generation Intel Core processors and optional SSHD for improved performance. Available in the small form factor pro model, the M83 provides tower expansion ability.  

Pricing and Availability

  • The ThinkCentre M93p/M93 is currently available starting at USD 749
  • The ThinkCentre M93z desktop, with touch and non-touch versions, is available beginning this month, starting at USD 1,269 and USD 1,029 respectively
  • The ThinkCentre M83 is available beginning this month starting at approximately USD 699
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VIA Shows Cardboard PC
Author: Cássio Lima Date: June 4, 2013 - 8:59 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://www.via.com.tw/en/resources/pressroom/pressrelease.jsp?press_re...
Desktop PCs

APC Paper, with its unique recycled cardboard case, is based on the Neo-ITX form factor which measures 6.29 x 3.17 inches (17 x 8 cm). APC paper integrates memory, storage, and a full set of consumer I/O features in a small footprint Neo-ITX motherboard that can be connected to a TV or monitor. The system also features a custom build of Android 4.0 that has been optimized for keyboard and mouse input, and comes with a browser and a selection of preinstalled apps. APC Paper will be available early in Q3. No word on pricing.


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Zotac Doubles ZBOX Processing Power
Author: Cássio Lima Date: June 3, 2013 - 7:58 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://www.zotac.com/news/press-releases/article/archive/2013/june/art...
Desktop PCs

Today, Zotac doubles the ZBOX processing power with the very first quad-core ZBOX mini-PC. The new ZBOX ID90 series employs the power of an Intel Core i7 3770T with HD Graphics 4000 for a supercharged mini-PC computing experience with no compromises.

The ZOTAC ZBOX ID90 series doubles the available graphics processing power with Intel HD Graphics 4000. The graphics upgrade delivers 2.5-times as many execution units than the lesser HD Graphics 2500 for smoother 3D and faster video transcoding performance with Intel Quick Sync Video technology on the ZOTAC ZBOX ID90 series.

General details

  • ZOTAC doubles ZBOX processing power
  • New ZBOX ID90 series
  • Desktop Intel Core processor (Ivy Bridge; LGA1155)
  • Intel Core i7 3770T (quad-core, 2.5 GHz, up to 3.7 GHz Turbo)
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology
  • PLUS models available with preinstalled memory and hard drive
    • 4 GB DDR3
    • 500 GB HDD
    • HDMI & DVI-I outputs
    • 802.11n Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0 w/ dual external WiFi antennas
    • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
    • High-amperage USB charging capable (yellow ports)
    • Bundled MCE-compatible remote w/ USB IR receiver
    • Bundled VESA75/100 mount


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Huntkey Releases First PIO Series
Author: Cássio Lima Date: May 30, 2013 - 7:55 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://dealer.huntkey.com/en/news/n577.html
Desktop PCs

Huntkey has introduced its first PIO (Parts-In-One) desktop series HA210 and HA211.

Unlike traditional desktop PCs, with an all-in-one computer, what you see is what you get – for the life of the PC. However, different from an all-in-one PC, the PIO made by Huntkey only integrates monitor, chassis, cable and speakers into the same case, providing more choices for customers to choose their ideal components like CPU, storage, mainboard, graphics card and so on.

Huntkey PIO combines the traditional eight cables (monitor power cable, monitor cable, speaker cables etc.) into one power cable, saving over 70% of the space inside the PC. Moreover, the 21.5” LCD display made by ChiMei guarantees high quality pictures, as well as a better cooling system, which minimizes heat and power consumption.

Aditionally, the PIO power unit is specially designed by Huntkey, which makes the computer more integrated.

HA210

Specifications:

  • Dimension: 16.34” x 22.51” x 9.64” (415 x 572 x 245 mm)
  • Motherboard compatibility: microATX/Mini-ITX
  • CPU TDP: ≤ 65W
  • Display: 21.5” LCD with LED backlight panel made by ChiMei
  • Power supply: Flex 180 W
  • Cooling Fan: Height ≤ 46mm
  • Bays: One 3.5” bay
  • I/O ports: Two USB 2.0 ports
  • Touchscreen: Optional
  • Camera: Integrated 130p HD webcam
  • Speaker: 3 W; 2.0 channel

HA211

Specifications:

  • Dimension: 18.39” x 21.33” x 6.70” (467 x 542 x 170 mm)
  • Motherboard compatibility: microATX/Mini-ITX
  • CPU TDP: ≤65W
  • Display: 21.5” LCD with LED backlight panel made by ChiMei
  • Power supply: Flex 150W
  • Cooling Fan: Specialized cooling fan
  • Bays: One 2.5” bay
  • I/O ports: Two USB 2.0 ports
  • Touchscreen: Optional
  • Camera: Integrated 130p HD webcam
  • Speaker: 3W; 2.0 channel

Information on pricing was not disclosed.


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ECS Announces G24 All-In-One PC
Author: Cássio Lima Date: February 27, 2013 - 8:16 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Media/NewsRoom_Detail.aspx?NewsID=156...
Desktop PCs

ECS has just announced its newest all-in-one PC, the G24. In order to support the latest interface of Windows 8, ECS G24 has considered all the design and components to meet the Windows 8 requirements, including edge-to-edge 23.6” touch panel, 10-finger touch capability, realistic audio display and full HDMI capability. The unique combination of a sleek and neat design is perfect for business productivity as well as a home entertainment platform.

ECS G24 is an ideal central station for the medical and health sectors, with its larger display, high resolution and friendly touch screen. The slim and elegant design makes G24 a perfect digital signage platform for public information, advertising and promotion in shopping malls and chain stores, which can take full advantage of your business.

ECS G24 also comes with a series of interchangeable ECS Thin Mini-ITX motherboards in order to fulfill the wide range of applications for various segments. Equipped with full HDMI capability, G24 strengthens the application of tablet PC, smart phone and notebook. Besides general PC usage, with TV tuner kit, G24 turns into your second TV at home.

Moreover, ECS G24 is the world’s first All-in-One PC with a hot swap bay on the right side of the display. Users can easily switch an optical drive device to a 2.5” portable hard disk, and grab data to go whenever needed. ECS G24 is the latest all-new customized AIO system that meets the needs of next generation desktop computing.

Information on pricing was not provided.

 

 

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iBUYPOWER Revolt Now Shipping
Author: Cássio Lima Date: February 26, 2013 - 8:24 AM PST
Category: Desktop PCs
More Info: http://www.ibuypower.com/Info/revolt/home.aspx
Desktop PCs

iBUYPOWER has announced that its Revolt gaming computer is now shipping. The company recently announced that its Revolt will be configurable with NVIDIA’s new GeForce GTX Titan, enabling gamers to experience the most spectacular visuals and performance. Along with the Titan, the Revolt is available in three default configurations, but users are free to customize their Revolts for a truly individualized experience using iBUYPOWER’s system configurator.

 

 

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