CyberPower Trinity PC, tiny PC on an HDMI stick, and more
While CES 2015 was more of an evolutionary year as opposed to a revolutionary one, there were some interesting devices in the PC space. If you’ve read our CES 2015 prediction piece, nearly all of that came true. We saw a bunch of VR headsets, assisted driving cars, and more. We’ve highlighted our favorite hardware from the show below.
Did you have a favorite piece of hardware from CES this year? Let us know in the comments below!
It's time to give away a free gaming rig to one of our lucky followers - this time it's a CyberPower Inc. Hadron Hydro 300 small form factor gaming machine. It's a fully-loaded Core i7-4770K machine with a liquid-cooled GTX 780, and has dual 840 EVO SSDs despite its small dimensions. No purchase is necessary and it's available to US and Canadian residents!
To apply, answer this question, "What is the name of the chip that powers the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780?" on our Facebook page.
Updated: Now with specs and even more Steam Machine pictures!
Note: We have since updated the gallery below with more pictures and specs following Valve's CES Steam Machine unveiling.
Up until now, most of the images you've seen of the Steam Machines have been leaked images or renders. With CES 2014 now under way, we decided to round up official Steam Machine pictures and everything we know about the Steam Machines so far. So make sure to peruse the gallery below and let us know what your favorite Steam Machine is so far.
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Boutique system builder CyberPower PC is looking to put the pressure on Ultrabook vendors with a sleek and sexy looking model of its own. Unlike many Ultrabooks, however, CyberPower says its new Zeus-M and Zeus-M2 thin and light machines are a little more customizable in that you can configure additional RAM and solid state drive (SSD) storage without selecting a whole new baseline system.
CyberPower PC today introduced the Gamer Pro FTW, a new series of desktop PCs intended to seamlessly mesh gaming performance with live HD streaming capabilities, without breaking the bank. The Gamer Pro FTW starts at $1,085 and is available in half a dozen base configurations built around the user's choice of Intel's X79 Sandy Bridge-E platform, Z77 Ivy Bridge, or with an AMD FX Bulldozer foundation.
Boutique system builder CyberPower seemingly has a million and one system configurations to choose from on its website, and that number grows by three today with the introduction of its new 'Power Mega II' series of graphics workstations. All three baseline configurations -- Power Mega II 1000, 2000, and 3000 -- sport various degrees of Nvidia Quadro graphics hardware, though differ in which processor platform they're built around.
Great news everyone, Kepler is here! Of course, you already knew that because you have MaximumPC.com bookmarked, right? And if you have MPC bookmarked, then you must have starting reading through our "Kepler Unveiled: Nvidia's GTX 680 Benchmarked In-Depth!" article (and if you haven't, be sure to check it out) the moment the NDA lifted this morning. But do you know which system builders are carrying them?
AMD last week announced the availability of a couple of desktop A-series quad-core APUs -- A6-3650 and A8-3850 -- both of which are now offered in CyberPower's gaming PC lineup. These Llano parts are the main attraction in CyberPower's Gamer Ultra desktop line, and you can pick up a full blown setup for as little as $595.