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For Valve, is the Steam controller both a blessing and a curse?
— 10:06 PM on April 10, 2014

As excited as we may be about Steam machines democratizing PC gaming in the living room, there's no question Valve's new platform will encounter some...

Type: Blog post Tags: Input devices Game consoles

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Gigabyte's Brix Pro reviewed
— 3:22 PM on March 18, 2014

The first, Intel-built NUC (short for Next Unit of Computing) debuted a little over a year ago, and our own Scott Wasson picked it apart...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Asus unveils tiny, Haswell-powered Chrome OS desktop
— 11:21 AM on February 4, 2014

Last September at IDF, Intel teased a number of Chrome OS machines powered by its Haswell processors. One of those systems was an upcoming...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Fanless Asus PC combines Bay Trail, discrete GeForce
— 6:00 AM on January 31, 2014

Asus has made an interesting addition to its Eee PC lineup. Dubbed the Eee Box EB1037, this fan-free desktop crams a Bay Trail processor...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Zotac shows tiny Steam machine prototype
— 8:00 PM on January 6, 2014

Valve and its partners showed some of the first commercial Steam machines at CES this week. One of the systems on display hails from...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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LG is making a desktop Chromebook
— 9:22 AM on December 18, 2013

Chrome OS is coming to the desktop. Or, at least, it's coming to one desktop: the Chromebase, a 21.5" all-in-one machine that LG plans...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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The Xbone reviews are out
— 11:09 AM on November 21, 2013

Looks like the press embargo has lifted on reviews of the Xbox One in anticipation of the console's impending public launch, so you can now...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles

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NEC shoehorns 368 Avoton cores and 1472GB of RAM into one box
— 3:01 PM on September 17, 2013

Our visit to the Kingston booth at IDF was particularly interesting for more than one reason. With the launch of Intel's Avoton SoC for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems Servers

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Gigabyte Brix crams gaming PC into, well....
— 7:00 PM on September 16, 2013

...yeah, a brick-sized enclosure. Like so: We saw this beauty at IDF last week. Gigabyte lists this Brix system's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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ARM-powered Utilite mini-PC costs $99, runs Android, Ubuntu
— 1:26 PM on July 15, 2013

$99 doesn't buy you much in the realm of full-fledged PCs. However, as FanlessTech reports, that happens to be the starting price of the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Palm-sized Zotac mini PC combines Core i7 CPU with mSATA RAID
— 8:00 AM on July 11, 2013

Zotac was building mini PCs before it was cool. It's never offered one quite as small and as powerful as the Zbox Nano...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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PlayStation 4 costs $399, supports offline play, doesn't restrict used games
— 9:11 AM on June 11, 2013

On the heels of Microsoft's Xbox One event, Sony revealed yesterday that the PlayStation 4 will be priced $100 lower than its rival....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Zbox mini PCs get Ivy Bridge Core i3, i5 upgrades
— 10:18 AM on May 8, 2013

Zotac has beefed up its Zbox lineup with two new models based on Ivy Bridge processors. Until now, the company's most powerful mini PC...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

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Zotac's Zbox ID42 Plus nettop reviewed
— 1:13 PM on February 5, 2013

This $400 home-theater machine crams a Sandy Bridge processor and a desktop GeForce into a surprisingly small package. We've tinkered with it, both in...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Lenovo all-in-one doubles as tabletop PC
— 9:57 AM on January 8, 2013

The CES Digital Experience showcase always plays host to some interesting new concoctions. It was there last year that we saw Lenovo's Yoga convertible...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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New Zbox systems get Ivy Bridge, desktop GeForce
— 8:00 AM on January 7, 2013

This week's news will be filled with product news from CES. The Consumer Electronics Show doesn't begin officially until Tuesday, but press releases are...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Systems

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How to build a PC: The Tech Report guide
— 8:21 PM on December 17, 2012

Building a PC from parts might seem daunting, but it's really not that difficult. We've published an in-depth guide that walks through every...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Intel NUC nicked by NIC heat quirk
— 4:29 PM on November 21, 2012

In our recent review of Intel's "Next Unit of Computing" barebones box, we explained a snafu we encountered with large network file transfers causing...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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