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Six-core Xeons supported by 25 Tyan systems and mobos
— 4:59 PM on March 16, 2010

Looking for a system or motherboard to play host to one or two of Intel's swanky new Xeon 5600-series CPUs? Odds are Tyan makes...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

Zotac Zbox gets a definite price tag, launch schedule
— 6:00 AM on March 9, 2010

That Zotac Zbox HD-ID11 nettop will be a little more expensive than anticipated. Last week, shortly after Nvidia launched its next-generation Ion graphics processor, we...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Asus shows two Eee Top all-in-ones with discrete graphics
— 5:01 PM on March 3, 2010

All-in-one nettops are getting more powerful each day. Fudzilla has dug up specifications and details about two upcoming Eee Top systems from Asus, which...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Nettop with next-gen Ion is in the works at Shuttle
— 12:43 PM on March 3, 2010

Shuttle has taken a short break from its laptop imitative and XPS barebones to introduce the XS35, a diminutive nettop outfitted with a dual-core...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Zotac reveals Zbox nettop with next-gen Ion
— 8:01 AM on March 2, 2010

Now that Nvidia has officially pulled the curtain off its new Ion, we can tell you about more of the systems based on the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

XPC maker Shuttle soldiers on, creates laptop ecosystem
— 4:36 PM on February 26, 2010

Although its toaster-sized XPC barebones systems used to be a regular part of our review coverage, we haven't heard the Shuttle name quite so much...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

TR's March 2010 system guide
— 10:43 PM on February 24, 2010

In the wake of our big processor roundup, we've updated TR's system guide with more finely tuned CPU recommendations, new graphics cards, and motherboards...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

Kaspersky granted patent for hardware-based antivirus
— 9:55 AM on February 17, 2010

Is this the next step in the arms race between antivirus companies and malware writers? Kaspersky Labs says the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Type: News story Tags: Systems Software

Acer plans to overtake HP with new devices, acquisitions
— 12:16 PM on January 25, 2010

Fresh from outselling Dell in the second half of 2009, Acer now has its sights set on HP. The folks at Bloomberg have...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

Acer founder predicts end of U.S. PC makers
— 10:50 AM on January 19, 2010

Acer became the world's second-biggest PC maker in terms of units shipped last year, and apparently, it's gotten pretty cocky about it. Agence France-Presse...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

The U.S. PC market grew by 24% last quarter
— 12:38 PM on January 14, 2010

The recession definitely looks to be over, as far as the PC market is concerned. IDC has published some preliminary numbers for the fourth quarter...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Ion-toting Eee Box EB1501 costs $479 on Amazon
— 6:00 AM on December 14, 2009

Asus' stylish, Ion-powered Eee Box EB1501 has begun appearing in U.S. e-tail listings, and it's a little more expensive than we thought. Amazon currently...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

ASRock offers Ion nettops with, without Blu-ray
— 5:06 PM on December 9, 2009

What if you could get a diminutive nettop with a dual-core Atom, Nvidia graphics, and a built-in Blu-ray player? Well, now you can. Sort of....

Type: News story Tags: Systems

Report: Acer orders up Ion 2 graphics chips from Nvidia
— 8:57 AM on December 7, 2009

Here's more good news for Nvidia. According to DigiTimes, the company has already started getting orders for its next-gen Ion 2 graphics processor. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Systems Mobile computing

— 10:35 AM on December 4, 2009

Morning, all. I told myself I was going to try to do these Etc. posts more often, but I've been failing lately. Doh. My...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

iSuppli: Acer bumps Dell out of second place in PC shipments
— 6:00 AM on December 4, 2009

Only two years ago, Acer was buying out Gateway in a bid to become the world's third-largest PC vendor. Well, Acer looks to have...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

TR's Christmas 2009 system guide
— 5:50 PM on December 3, 2009

After this year's launches, we're now on the final stretch to December 25. We've thus given our system guide a touch-up to account for...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

Psystar, Apple reach partial settlement
— 12:57 PM on December 1, 2009

Well, how about that: Psystar's legal battle with Apple may not end with the complete and utter destruction of the unlicensed Mac clone maker after...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mac