desktops

  • AMD introduces 'Business Class' technology

    AMD introduces 'Business Class' technology

    AMD is targeting the small- and medium-sized business pools with its “Business Class” platform, to be sold by a handful of AMD’s partners, including Dell, Acer, Fujitsu, HP, and Lenovo. What’s interesting is that AMD’s taking an open approach, so systems will be available with graphics chips by ATI, whom AMD purchased in mid-2006, but will also support… Read More

  • WD'S GreenPower Hard Drives Can Save You $100,000 Annually

    WD'S GreenPower Hard Drives Can Save You $100,000 Annually

    That is, of course, if you owned and operated a data center with 10,000 of the drives. But even if you don’t, the GreenPower family of drives cut the amount of power needed significantly. According to Western Digital a typical 1TB drive uses 13.5 watts while the GP hard drives cut that by more than 5 watts, so nearly half the power. You’ll be able to buy a WD Caviar GP 1TB hard… Read More

  • Shuttle XPC Glamor Series SG33G5 Barebones With HDMI

    Shuttle XPC Glamor Series SG33G5 Barebones With HDMI

    Itching to build yourself a little Vista home-theater PC, but were holding out for an integrated HDMI port? Announced at Computex Taipei 2007, the $360 Shuttle XPC Glamor Series SG33G5 should satisfy your needs. Inside the shiny black case sits a motherboard based on Intel’s G33 Express chipse and offers “top quality, highly efficient components for enhanced system reliability… Read More

  • Four-card ATI Crossfire Array Liquid Cooled In Taipei

    Four-card ATI Crossfire Array Liquid Cooled In Taipei


    Lots of reference designs coming out of Taipei this week at Computex. Adding to that list is CoolIT Systems‘ factory-sealed, maintenance-free liquid-cooling system for AMD’s ATI Crossfire (no, not that Crossfire) configuration for the new high-performance Radeon HD 2900 XT graphic card. The assembly uses “micro-channel technology in a closed loop liquid-cooling… Read More

  • Dell To Offer Exclusive Desktops At Wal-Mart Stores

    Dell To Offer Exclusive Desktops At Wal-Mart Stores

    HP and Gateway computers have been available at retail locations for a long time now, so I’m not shocked that Dell is testing the waters (I am surprised it took them this long.) Starting June 10, Wal-Mart stores and Sam’s Club locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico (sorry Guam) will carry two exclusive desktops in bundles priced less than $700 (aka $699.99). There are… Read More

  • Extreme Gaming The Dell Way

    Extreme Gaming The Dell Way


    Back at CES, Dell released the XPS 710 H2C desktop, a high-end liquid-cooled gaming rig able to be loaded up with almost every performance part on the market at the time and overclocked at the factory. Today, they announced the availability of its successor, the XPS 720 H2C, again featuring the latest high-performance components. A 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor QX6700… Read More

  • enano e2 Mini Desktop Makes You Feel Like A Green Giant

    enano e2 Mini Desktop Makes You Feel Like A Green Giant


    What’s shiny black, weighs about 3 pounds, is good on power consumption yet powerful, is mountable and sure to please the ladies? (Minds out of the gutter, people.) It’s the eco-friendly e2 mini desktop from enano Computers, of course. The e2 was launched today at a secret pagan ceremony press briefing at the RCS Experience electronics store in NYC. The tiny black box uses up to… Read More

  • Shuttle XPC X200m Hands On

    While I’m certain there are people out there that think Apple pioneered the “mini” computer, Shuttle Computers has long been an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of small-form-factor (SFF) PCs. The Shuttle XPC X200 is a prime example of that leadership. Measuring 2.1×8.3×11.8 inches (HWD), the little black-and-silver box is a powerful Media Center PC. Read More

  • Samsung SpinPoint S166 Hard Drives Don't Bring The Noise

    Samsung SpinPoint S166 Hard Drives Don't Bring The Noise

    While sizes and speeds of hard drives always seem to be going up, it’s a little more rare to see a company doing something about the sound given off by the fast-spinning platters. Samsung’s SpinPoint S166 hard disk drive series, however, does address noise by using its proprietary SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technologies “to accelerate operational speed while reducing… Read More

  • Laptops Set to Overthrow Desktops in 2011

    Laptops Set to Overthrow Desktops in 2011

    Some British analysts have hypothesized that the laptop market will trump desktop sales by 2011. The group has issued a report predicting that laptop sales will expand by 16.1 percent each year while desktop sales increase by just 3.8 percent. The group cites that 82 million portable computers and about 140 million desktops were sold in 2006. These numbers equate to a 26.3-percent growth… Read More

  • Dell Returns As CEO, Promises Stuff: Take Two

    following the resignation of Kevin Rollins. Dell is also the current Chairman of the Board for the company. Dell started the company back in 1984 with a $1,000 and a dream of putting small, independent computer builders out of business cutting out the middleman and selling PCs directly to consumers. As for the future, now that he’s CEO again, things are only going to get better.
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  • Ultra Chill-TEC Keeps CPU Cool So You Don't Have To

    CPU cooling is all thermo electrics these days. Ultra Products joins the fray of Peltier-effect processor coolers with the $149 Ultra Chill-TEC. For the unfamiliar, the cooler uses a solid-state active heat pump that takes heat from one side of the device to the other. A fan, heat pipes and copper plates then quietly get rid of the heat. The best part is that it can help cool down an… Read More

  • Okoro's $4,595 OMS-GX300 Media Center

    <img src="http://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/or don't play on their TVs because using a keyboard and mouse on your couch is inconvenient at best. However, with Vista now able to natively handle an Xbox 360 controller it makes a bit more sense to have a Media Center that’s capable of handling graphics-intensive games. And that’s where the $4,595… Read More

  • Shuttle Releases SDXi Barebones-style

    specially designed for the case. I saw the case up close and personal-like at CES and it’s really quite nice. Very realistic looking flames. Anyway, at the time I asked if they’d considered selling it as a barebones unit along with all the other models they sell. They said no, which means either they didn’t know at the time they would be selling it, they were lying to me or… Read More

  • Vista Served Up For Sales Three Ways

    In case you were panicked over how you would buy, upgrade or license your very own copy (or copies) of Microsoft Vista, well, you’ve got issues. But at least you won’t have to wait in long lines to get the new operating system on January 30. It’ll be available worldwide through Windows Anytime Upgrade, Windows Vista Family Discount and Windows Marketplace. Windows… Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…Samsung's Mobiles, Kodak's Colors And A Wireless Router That Launches Missiles


    Hooray for Tuesday! It’s now the morning of January 9 and I’m headed to a 9 a.m. meeting with Samsung Mobile, but my cab takes the Strip to get to the LVCC making me late. (In case you missed the previous entries, here are Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, parts one and two.) Despite the continued accolades heaped upon Samsung’s phones by others, I’ve always been
    a bit sour on them. Read More

  • CES 2007: Dear Diary…iRiver's CLIX2, Shuttle's X200, Antec's Cases And Mini Hamburgers


    So after a long day running around the LVCC it was time to head off to a 3:00 p.m. meeting with iRiver. I was looking forward to this meeting since I set it up and thankfully I was not disappointed. Read More

  • Shuttle Introduces SDXi, Questions My 1337ness


    Shuttle’s been catering to the commuting gamer for some time now. Its latest however, not only packs in some high-end components, but tackles two of the biggest problems with small form factor PCs: cooling and the noise created by said cooling. The compact-case builder managed to sneak in a liquid-cooling system from CoolIT to bring down the operating temps on the Intel Core 2… Read More

  • Vigor Gaming's AMD Quad FX4 Powerhouse


    Never heard of Vigor Gaming? Maybe you’ve heard of its Monsoon thermoelectric desktop cooling system? Okay, well you’ll just have to take my word for it then that Vigor builds some top-notch performance desktops and notebooks, such as the Vigor Force Recon QX4. Made for what the company’s calling “megatasking” (running multiple apps side by side with… Read More

  • Holiday Buyer's Guide 2006: Great Tech For The Clueless


    With so much tech goodness available, it’s all too easy to forget that some of the best products are the ones that don’t require a Comp Sci degree to master. After all, just because you’re a genius and can figure out how to work the latest cell phone, computer, TV or digital camera, doesn’t mean your friends and family can. To that end we’ve put together a brief… Read More