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Intel's introduction of the Tiger Lake U-series processors with support for a range of TDPs up to 28W has resulted in vendors launching a number of interesting systems with a twist to the original NUC's 100mm x 100mm ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF). Notable among these have been the GIGABYTE's BRIX PRO (3.5" SBC form-factor), and ASRock Industrial's STX-1500 mini-STX board, with the latter adopting the embedded versions of the Tiger Lake-U processors. ASRock Industrial also happens to be one of the first to adopt the Tiger Lake-U series for traditional UCFF systems with the launch of their NUC 1100 BOX series. Intel's Tiger Lake-based NUCs (Panther Canyon and Phantom Canyon) are an open secret in tech circles, but are yet to be officially announced. ASRock Industrial's...

CES 2019: Digital Storm Entry-Level Vanquish PC with Bespoke Chassis

Digital Storm is known for beautiful-looking gaming PCs semi-customized but mostly built from off-the-shelf components. In a bid to differentiate itself from other makers, as well as DIY builds...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/18/2019

CES 2019: ECS SF110-A320 Ultra-Compact PC using AMD Ryzen

One of the market segments that AMD has not yet established a meaningful presence in with its Ryzen processors is the ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC market. AMD's limited progress...

29 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2019

Corsair One Pro i180: New Flagship Mini-PC with i9-9920X and RTX 2080 Ti

Corsair has expanded its Corsair ONE line of mini-PCs, aiming for the higher end of the market. The Corsair One Pro i180 is equipped with Intel’s 12-core high-end desktop...

12 by Anton Shilov on 1/14/2019

ASRock at CES 2019: DeskMini A300, World’s First AMD Ryzen Mini STX PC Launched

ASRock has introduced its miniature DeskMini A300-series desktop PC barebones that are powered by AMD AM4 processors with integrated graphics. The world’s first Mini STX platform supporting AMD Ryzen...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2019

Dell Shareholders Vote to Make Company Public Again

Dell's shareholders on Tuesday voted to make the company public after five years of being a private company. The decision is expected to simplify the raising capital and to...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2018

10nm Cannon Lake NUC at Major US Retailers

Amazon, Newegg, and Walmart have started to sell Intel’s Crimson Canyon NUC that is based on Cannon Lake processors produced using the company’s 10 nm process technology. Availability of...

52 by Anton Shilov on 12/3/2018

Shuttle XPC Slim DH370 Barebones PC: Coffee Lake with Three 4K Display Outputs

Shuttle has introduced its new ultra-compact personal computer, the XPC Slim DH370. The new desktop PC barebones is aimed primarily at multi-display special-purpose applications and can drive up to...

15 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2018

ASRock's Super Tiny DeskMini GTX Z390: Up to 9900K with MXM GPU

ASRock has recently introduced its new DeskMini GTX system that combines high-performance components and miniature Micro-STX form-factor. The new DeskMini GTX Z390 supports Intel’s eight-core processors, up to DDR4-4000+...

11 by Anton Shilov on 11/26/2018

ASUS Launches Zen AiO 27 Z272SD: New Design, 4K, Six-Core CPU, dGPU, 32 GB RAM

ASUS has quietly added a new premium Zen AiO desktop to its lineup of all-in-one PCs. The latest high-end Zen AiO significantly improves in performance over the predecessor in...

13 by Anton Shilov on 11/16/2018

Apple Launches New Mac Mini: Up to 6 Cores, 64 GB RAM, 2 TB SSD, & TB3

Apple on Tuesday introduced its first new small form-factor PC in four years. The new Mac mini is based on Intel’s latest Coffee Lake processors with up to six...

54 by Anton Shilov on 10/30/2018

Microsoft Refreshes Surface Lineup

In addition to the Windows 10 October 2018 update being launched, Microsoft also refreshed the majority of its Surface lineup today. This was very much an evolutionary update, and...

32 by Brett Howse on 10/2/2018

ASRock Jupiter: 1 Liter UCFF PCs with Six-Core Coffee-Lake CPUs

ASRock has quietly added a new family of ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs into its product lineup. The Jupiter-series one-liter systems are designed for Intel’s Coffee Lake processors and feature...

21 by Anton Shilov on 9/27/2018

IBASE Launches SI-614 SFF PC with NVIDIA’s MXM Graphics

IBASE Technology, a supplier of embedded, industrial, and special-purpose PCs, this week introduced its compact desktop that uses NVIDIA GeForce graphics adapters in MXM Type-B form-factor. Officially, the SI-614...

7 by Anton Shilov on 9/12/2018

Alienware Installs NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX Cards In Aurora and Area-51 Desktops

Alienware this week announced its latest versions of Aurora and Area-51 desktops, the most notable change being that the new models will be equipped with NVIDIA’s latest GeForce RTX...

13 by Anton Shilov on 8/23/2018

More 10nm Cannon Lake: Coming to Intel NUC, Officially

Intel late on Wednesday formally introduced its Crimson Canyon NUCs based on its 10nm Cannon Lake processors and equipped with AMD’s standalone Radeon 540 graphics chip. The new NUC8i3CY-series...

20 by Anton Shilov on 8/16/2018

Shuttle Announces 1.3-Liter XPC Slim DH310: A Barebones PC for Coffee Lake CPUs

Shuttle has formally introduced its new entry-level ultra-compact form-factor PC, the XPC Slim DH310, a barebones PC for Intel’s Coffee Lake processors with up to six cores. The systems...

11 by Anton Shilov on 8/8/2018

Intel’s Crimson Canyon NUCs with Cannon Lake CPU & Radeon dGPU Available for Pre-Order

SimplyNUC, a retailer specializing on SFF PCs, has started to take pre-orders for Intel’s NUC8i3CYSM and NUC8i3CYSN ultra-compact form-factor PCs (codenamed "Crimson Canyon"), which are based on Intel’s Cannon...

25 by Anton Shilov on 8/8/2018

ECS Announces LIVA Z2 and LIVA Z2V Mini PCs

ECS this week formally announced its Gemini Lake-based ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) desktop PCs that were first demonstrated in January. The new systems are aimed at office and digital signage...

8 by Anton Shilov on 8/2/2018

HP Unveils Z2 Mini G4 SFF Workstations: Up to Six-Core Xeons, Pro GPUs

HP this week upgraded its miniature Z2 Mini workstation with the latest Intel’s Core and Xeon E processors with up to six cores as well as professional-grade graphics cards...

11 by Anton Shilov on 7/20/2018

An EpicGear Turnkey PC Gaming Café: Beam Me Up Scotty

One of the phrases I no longer hear in this industry is ‘Cyber Café’. A remnant of the past, at least here in the west, a gaming or cyber...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2018

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