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ECS, Bay Trail-M and the Cutest Casemods Ever

ECS, Bay Trail-M and the Cutest Casemods Ever

ECS showcases the LIVA, their full-featured sub-$200 Bay Trail mini PC at Computex 2014 and brings out the lighter side of casemodding.

ASUS Releases Two SteamOS Compatible Small Form Factor PCs - the G20 and GR8

ASUS Releases Two SteamOS Compatible Small Form Factor PCs - the G20 and GR8

As part of ASUS’ ROG announcements today, two new small form factor desktop systems were announced. The high-end G20 and ultra-compact GR8, which are both powered by Intel processors and NVIDIA GPUs, and will be compatible with SteamOS.

MSI Nightblade Compact Mini-ITX Gaming System Reviewed

MSI Nightblade Compact Mini-ITX Gaming System Reviewed

8.5

The MSI Nightblade is a compact barebone mini-ITX system featuring the Z87I Gaming AC board, bundled with a 650W Gold Plus PSU and a slot-load ODD. Just choose your own CPU, memory, graphics card and storage options to complete this mini gaming system, but can it compete with regular full sized systems? Find out in our review!

Windows 8.1 Update: Bridging the Touch and Desktop Gap

Windows 8.1 Update: Bridging the Touch and Desktop Gap

The first major update to Windows 8.1 brings a slew of UI changes designed to make keyboard and mouse users feel more at home in what's still primarily a touch-focused operating system. We tell you more.

Zotac ZBOX IQ01 Mini-PC - Quad-core in a Shoebox

Zotac ZBOX IQ01 Mini-PC - Quad-core in a Shoebox

7.5

The Zotac ZBOX IQ01 Mini-PC is unusual in that it sports a powerful quad-core Core i7 processor. Is this the Mini-PC to rule all other Mini-PCs? We put it through our benchmarks to find out.

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK - Haswell Comes to NUC

Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK - Haswell Comes to NUC

7.5

Intel has updated its NUC small form factor PC lineup with the release of two new models armed with 4th generation Intel Haswell processors, faster Intel HD Graphics and incredibly, an even smaller form factor. With the right components, could this mini PC be the ideal space saving solution for both work and play?

HP Envy Recline 27 TouchSmart AIO - Bringing Touch Closer to You

HP Envy Recline 27 TouchSmart AIO - Bringing Touch Closer to You

7.5

The HP Envy Recline 27 TouchSmart AIO is so-called because of its flexible stand, which makes it more comfortable for users to interact with it. We put it through the paces to find out if this is the AIO for the holiday season.

ASUS Launches New Range of Products Focusing on Transformation

ASUS Launches New Range of Products Focusing on Transformation

ASUS today launched a slew of products that range from desktops to phones, with a heavy emphasis on "transformation". One such product that embodies the transformation theme is the ASUS Transformer Book Trio, which transforms into a desktop, notebook or tablet. Read on to find out more about the launch!

Windows 8.1: What You Need to Know

Windows 8.1: What You Need to Know

Keeping to its promise of a rapid release cycle, Microsoft is set to release Windows 8.1 tonight through the Windows Store for existing Windows 8/RT users, and tomorrow at retail stores. Still unsure if you should ditch Windows XP or Vista? We tell you what's new and changed in the updated OS.

Hands-on with HP's New Products Coming this Holiday Season

Hands-on with HP's New Products Coming this Holiday Season

HP has just provided us with a special preview of their latest products that will be launched closer to the year-end holiday season, which includes a new Windows hybrid notebook, an Ultrabook, a desktop AIO and an Android tablet. Here's our first impressions of them.

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