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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

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

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

Report: 32-nm, desktop Atoms coming in 2011
— 2:32 PM on November 23, 2009

Intel hasn't even gotten its second-generation Atom processors out the door yet, but the rumor mill is already one step ahead, grinding out information about...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

Deal of the week: A $550 ultraportable and a $225 home server
— 2:48 PM on November 20, 2009

Black Friday isn't here quite yet, but that doesn't mean you can't find any...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Mobile computing

Asus hops on the Atom home server bandwagon
— 2:36 PM on November 18, 2009

Following in the footsteps of HP and Acer, Asus has announced a...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

$700 MSI 'nettop' has dual-core Pentium, Nvidia graphics
— 5:22 PM on November 17, 2009

MSI's latest Wind "nettop" doesn't have the looks or software of Apple's iMac, but...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

AMD claims spots in top supercomputers
— 10:55 AM on November 16, 2009

The new Top500 list of the world's fastest supercomputers is now out. Who came out on top this month? AMD believes it did, and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Systems

Dell Zino HD reaches the U.S., starts at $229
— 11:05 AM on November 12, 2009

Well, that didn't take long. Two days after its first appearance in Europe, Dell's Zino HD has made it across the Atlantic and

Type: News story Tags: Systems