computers

 
  • 2 new audio/video units from Rain Computers

    2 new audio/video units from Rain Computers

    All this CES coverage makes you just want to hear about a different event, doesn't it? Well, if the more music tech inclined among you are looking forward to the NAMM trade show in one week's time, keep an eye out for the Rain Computers booth. They will be showing off their new LiveBook Studio laptop and ION Studio rackmount unit, both geared for audio and video editing, and both with plenty of… Read More

  • Adventures in Best Buy 'optimization'

    Adventures in Best Buy 'optimization'

    This is what happens when there's no competition in an industry. Best Buy was the subject of Consumerist/Consumer Reports investigation re: "optimization." Best Buy tries to sell computers to an unsuspecting public that have been "optimized" by the Geek Squad. And while the motives of the individual Geek Squad guy is probably on the up and up, the big bad corporation behind the guy in skinny black… Read More

  • Dell and Goodwill add more free computer recycling drop off sites

    Dell and Goodwill add more free computer recycling drop off sites

    Ever tried to get rid of an old, sack o’ crap computer? It's not as easy as it sounds. You can't just throw it in the garbage (legally), charitable organizations have finally realized that it takes more time and effort than it's worth to refurbish a 486 DX2/66 machine that nobody’s going to use anyway, and dumping the computer at your municipal recycling center often costs a pretty penny. Read More

  • MSI launches 21.5-inch Wind Top AE2220: 1080p and multi-touch starting at $750

    MSI launches 21.5-inch Wind Top AE2220: 1080p and multi-touch starting at $750

    Ooh la la, this looks to be an interesting machine right here. Starting at $750, MSI’s latest “Wind Top” all-in-one features a big 21.5-inch 1920x1080 multi-touch LCD, NVIDIA ION graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium, and a wireless mouse and keyboard set. Read More

  • Gift Guide 2009: Netbooks

    Gift Guide 2009: Netbooks

    [tab:Intro][flagallery gid=3 name="CrunchGear Gift Guide 2009"] The Year of the Netbook. That’s 2009. You can’t walk into a consumer electronics store without seeing netbooks everywhere. Actually you can’t really walk into a consumer electronics store, period, since they’re closing up faster than costume shops the day after Halloween. But that’s another story for… Read More

  • Dell adds Core i5 to their Vostro line

    Dell adds Core i5 to their Vostro line

    Dell just added a new model to their rather stodgy looking Vostro line, the excitingly named "Vostro 430". This isn't particularly newsworthy, however what IS newsworthy is that their new computers will protect you. From the future!!!11! Read More

  • DIY Lunar Lading Computer

    DIY Lunar Lading Computer

    Here's a project for a rainy year: a DIY Apollo Guidance Computer with 4K RAM, 32K words of ROM, and a 1Mhz processor. One John Pultorak built his own replica in 2004 and released the plans to the world, giving us a glimpse into what was essentially the first pocket calculator on the moon. The Apollo AGC itself is a piece of computing history, it was developed by the MIT Instrumentation… Read More

  • eMachines all-in-one priced to move at $399

    eMachines all-in-one priced to move at $399

    eMachines comes out swinging with the EZ1601-01 all-in-one PC. The "EZ" stands for "easy on the wallet" -- I should have been in advertising -- as the machine is priced at just $399. Read More

  • ViewSonic VPC100 all-in-one now shipping to US retailers

    ViewSonic VPC100 all-in-one now shipping to US retailers

    In case you hadn't heard, ViewSonic -- fine purveyor of affordable LCD monitors -- has crossed over into the all-in-one desktop market. The company's new VPC100 is now shipping to US retailers with an MSRP of $599. Read More

  • Quick Look: 18.4-inch Averatec D1100 All-In-One PC

    Quick Look: 18.4-inch Averatec D1100 All-In-One PC

    The 18.4-inch D1100 from Averatec showed up at my house recently and I thought, hey, lazy Saturday — let’s set it up. I had forgotten the specs, the price, and all the relevant details but when I had gotten everything together (a process which took less than ten minutes) I can tell you that I’m impressed by how nice the computer looks. Especially since — surprise! —… Read More