Mini desktop systems take aim at businesses and education
Acer today announced its new Veriton N4630G series of commercial mini desktops for businesses and educational institutions in the U.S. There are two models in the new series -- Veriton N4630G-i54570X and Veriton N4530G-i34150X -- both of which offer security features in a space saving, one-liter chassis. They're also fairly affordable, with the former selling for $649 and the latter going for $549.
That last time we heard from OCZ was back before the end of 2013, when the company was in the grips of bankruptcy and nobody was sure what its future held. Fast forward to March 2014, and things are looking rather good for the formerly beleaguered company, much to everyone’s surprise. Rather than simply dissolve and fade away like we had feared, the company has been acquired by storage behemoth Toshiba, and is now operating as an independent subsidiary.
Note: This review was originally featured in the May 2014 issue of the magazine.
After five straight quarters of being on top, Lenovo shows no signs of relinquishing its position as the world's largest supplier of PCs (in terms of sales and volume). The number one PC maker is also determined to outpace the industry average in desktop PC growth, hence Lenovo just announced three new additions to its ThinkCentre desktop PC line designed for business users as companies look to leave Windows XP in the dust.
On your mark, get set, build! Go, go, go, put that PC together! What's that you say, you're missing a computer case? Oh dear, that is certainly a problem. Lucky for you, we're problem solvers. If you're need of a computer case, then direct your eyeballs to today's top deal for NZXT's new H440 Steel Mid Tower Chassis for $100 with free shipping (normally $120 - use coupon code: [EMCPBWA33]; additional $10 mail-in-rebate). It supports both 140mm and 12mm fans, the stell top and front panels come Kraken-ready and fit radiators up to 360mm in size, there's lots of room to tuck unruly cables at the bottom of the case, and other modern amenities.
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Turn your PC into a music computer with the best free audio editor
Audacity’s been around for a long time—since mid-2000—and for good reason. It’s a relatively lightweight, open-source, and completely free audio editor that can handle pretty much every task you throw at it. Need to edit together a podcast? No problem. Looking to do some simple noise reduction? Audacity’s got you covered.
The HTC One M8 is one of the most popular Android devices available, but what would happen if you stripped the phone of Android and installed Windows Phone 8.1 under the hood? Ladies and gentlemen, you're about to find out. HTC today unveiled the HTC One M8 for Windows, which in addition to bringing a premium design to the Windows Phone platform, it's also the first time an iconic flagship device has been offered on multiple OSes, HTC says.
At first glance, you might think Fuhu's 20-inch and 24-inch Nabi Big Tab HD tablets were built for Shaquille O'Neal. After all, who else but a 7-foot 1-inch massive specimen would such giant slates be for? Turns out Fuhu designed the large size tablets specifically for kids, an interesting target audience for what the company claims are the world's biggest Android tablets made for sharing.
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel learned the hard way that there are certain things you shouldn't upload to the cloud. And then there's Uncle Sam to worry about, not to mention hackers and data center disasters. What's a user to do? If it's a backup for your backups you're after, a portable storage device can do the trick. Looking for options? Check out today's top deal for a WD Elements 2TB Portable USB 3.0 HDD for $90 with free shipping (normally $100 - use coupon code: [EMCPBWA225]). That's a decent amount of capacity in a relatively small device.
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We're looking for the coolest custom computer cases and we want your submissions!
It’s been a long time since we’ve deemed a case mod worthy of our Rig of the Month title. In fact, it’s been over three years since we’ve featured a particularly badass project—see the 8-bit Black Mage. Fortunately, we’ve come to our senses and we’re reviving the series, but we need your help! We know you guys have got some interesting case mods out there and we want to see them! We're also sure lots of other readers would like to gawk and drool over them as well so let us help you share your cool custom computer case with the world!
Razer has once again teamed up with Counter Logic Gaming (CGL) to release a custom version of an existing Razer peripheral. You may recall that late last year, Razer launched a limited edition CLG version of its DeathAdder mouse in the team's iconic black and white colors. This time, Razer and CGL took the BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth keyboard and gave it a makeover to match.