After some initial hiccups, Clevo is back with the world's first X79 gaming notebook.
Being a system builders means you're at the mercy of hardware partners, and sometimes that's tricky business. Remember when Intel recalled its 6-Series chipset because of a SATA controller bug? That left OEMs with their pants down. It was around that same time that AVADirect began accepting pre-orders for Clevo's P270WM notebook, which would have been the world's first X79-based gaming laptop. Well, things happened -- "complications," AVADirect says -- and Clevo scrapped the design, went back to the drawing board, and built the P570WM. After taking a mulligan, Clevo is ready to let gamers experience the first true X79 desktop replacement, and once again, AVADirect is front in line.
Sapphire's Edge HD4 mini PC is about the size of a paperback book.
After testing the mini PC waters with its Edge HD series, which is supposedly the "smallest fully featured PC in the world," Sapphire felt motivated to introduce a new, more powerful model. Sapphire's Edge HD4 retains the "stylish outline" of its predecessors, but offers better performance with an Intel Celeron 847 processor. The Celeron brand gives some users the heebie jeebies, but note that this is a dual-core part clocked at 1.1GHz with 2MB of L3 cache and built around Intel's last generation Sandy Bridge architecture. It won't run Crysis, sure, but it shouldn't trip over day-to-day computing chores, either.
The Uno 3.0 has an integrated battery pack for back-up power in case of a failure.
Are enterprise customers clamoring for all-in-one (AIO) desktops? We're not sure, but system builder Eurocom is confident there's a large enough market to warrant releasing the Uno 3.0, an AIO desktop with a 21.5-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) multi-touch display and integrated 6-cell battery pack just in case the building's wiring goes haywire. For the bean counters, Eurocom's also pitching this as an Eco-Friendly system that can result in reduced energy costs.
Meet the world's first 2U four-way GPU server system.
AVADirect, a boutique system builder based in Ohio, claims it's the first system builder on planet Earth to offer 2U server systems with support for up to four GPUs or Tesla graphics cards. Having that much potential GPU horsepower crammed into a 2U server solution is supposedly something the industry has never seen, and it comes courtesy of Asus with its new ESC4000 G2 Black 2U server platform.
That was fast! A rumor surfaced earlier this week suggesting Lenovo was planning to launch a Chromebook, jumping into territory that's so far been occupied only by Acer and Samsung. The rumor was true, at least as it pertains to Lenovo introducing a Chromebook model of its own, which it did today in the form of a rugged ThinkPad X131e.
iBuyPower's new Revolt gaming PC ships in February starting at $499.
Boutique system builder iBuyPower introduced its new Revolt PC at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, which at a glance looks like the lovechild of an Xbox 360 console and small form factor (SFF) gaming PC. That's not too far off from what it really is. Sporting a "radically new overall design," the Revolt is shaped like a console but is all PC on the inside, from its Intel Core processor foundation to its optional factory overclock.
The Series 7 Chronos from Samsung is an interesting blend of technologies.
Samsung seems to have its hands in a little bit of everything these days, from televisions and cameras, to smartphones and even home appliances, such as refrigerators. Since this isn't Maximum Washing Machine or Maximum Microwave, so stopped by Samsung's setup to see what PCs it had on display at the Consumer Electronics Show. We were treated to a pair of notebooks, one of which is the new Series 7 Chronos.
Nickel plated copper piping is a key feature in the Aventum II's cooling schematics.
Boutique builder Digital Storm just took its Aventum system to another level. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, out in the desert, Digital Storm unboxed its new Aventum II with a custom designed cooling solution and chassis that features copper piping and room for nearly two dozen fans (22, to be exact). If you've been damned to hell and can only take one item with you, this might be the only logical option.
The latest mobile workstation from MSI packs some powerful components.
MSI is targeting professional content creators in need of a potent system on-the-go with its new Quadro Workstation (GT60-0NG), a Windows 8-based laptop wielding an Nvidia Quadro K2000M GPU. It supports more than 150 professional applications, including Adobe CS6, Avid Media Composer, Autodesk Inventor, Siemens NX, PTC Creo, and many more, MSI says.
The world's thinnest gaming desktop just received a few upgrades.
Digital Storm was as proud as a peacock when it unveiled its Bolt desktop back in October of this year, claiming it had designed the world's thinnest gaming PC. Now that it's been on the market for a couple of months, the boutique system builder has had a chance to evaluate customer feedback, and based on the responses it's received, the company decided to upgrade its Bolt line to run faster and quieter without jacking up the price.