News: Desktop Systems
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Dell's Project Ophelia, which is an Android-based computer that operates from a hardware dongle, is slated for launch this July for US$100. Dell showcased Project Ophelia at CES in January this year. The dongle plugs into any device with a HDMI port and turns it into a PC.
Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Xi3 Corporation has unveiled its FreeForm dataCENT3R project that features up to ninety six X3i Modular Computers or Xi3 microSERV3Rs in a clustered design. This project aims to break the mold of a traditional data center setup that usually comprises servers housed in racks.
Based on the Intel Celeron 847 processor, the AIO PC retains the white and crystal frame concept from the AE1900 series, and introduces Intel's new gen of ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) CPUs, especially its fanless design.
Friday, 19 Apr 2013
Outgoing Intel CEO Paul Otellini believes that the next generation of Haswell processors will bring along a new wave of Windows 8 touch-enabled devices with more attractive price points down into the US$300 or US$400 range. This may happen as OEMs start exploring new form factors for these devices.
Thursday, 11 Apr 2013
Research firm IDC has released its first quarter PC shipment estimates for this year and it registered a sharp decline of 13.9 per cent from the same period in 2012. This is the steepest year-over-year decline since IDC began tracking the PC market's quarterly performance in 1994.
Tuesday, 9 Apr 2013
The source code of different versions of AMI firmware and a unique UEFI signing test key were found on an unsecured FTP server. As such, such a security leak may have grave implications for desktop systems that feature motherboards that operate on the AMI UEFI BIOS.
Tuesday, 26 Mar 2013
The two all-in-one PCs run on the Windows 8 OS and come equipped with Intel Ivy Bridge processors, and MSI's Instant Display Technology to automatically kick the monitors into standby mode after the systems are being powered up.
Packed with an Intel Mobile 847 1.1GHz ULV dual-core processor, the MSI Wind Box DC110 measures 35mm thin and runs on the Windows 8 platform.
Based on Intel Ivy Bridge processors, the D300 family supports TPM (Trusted Platform Module), which provides extensive security with high levels of data encryption.
Tuesday, 12 Mar 2013
Giada has just announced the release of its Q11 Mini-PC, which runs off an ARM processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.