Archive for Desktop PCs

CyberPower announces new overclocked Intel Core i5 and Core i7 800 gaming rigs

Posted in Desktop PCs by Conner Flynn on September 8th, 2009

CyberPower announces new overclocked Intel Core i5 and Core i7 800 gaming rigsCyberPower has rolled out a new range of gaming rigs with factory overclocked versions of Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. There are five new models in the Gamer Xtreme 1000 to 5000 series, which come with your choice of Core i5 750 (2.66GHz), i7 860 (2.80 GHz), or i7 870 (2.93 GHz) processors, and one of a variety of P55 chipset motherboards from companies like Gigabyte, ASUS, EVGA, and MSI.

You get all of the usual fully configurable options, with the usual expensive price tags, but the good news is that you can get in on the base level for only $749, which doesn’t hurt too much.

DosPara Prime A Galleria PXR2 Desktop PC

Posted in Desktop PCs by Conner Flynn on September 7th, 2009

DosPara Prime A Galleria PXR2 Desktop PCIf you are in the market for a powerful desktop PC, look no further. DosPara just dropped another powerful desktop PC on the Japanese market. The Prime A Galleria PXR2. Not much to look at, but it’s what’s under the hood that counts.

This beast is powered by a 3.4GHz AMD Phenom II X4 965 processor and features two 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4890 graphics cards, 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM (PC3-10600), an Intel X25-M 80GB MLSSD, a 1TB of SATA II HDD, DVD Super Multi drive and Windows Vista Home Premium OS. The Prime A Galleria PXR2 is available in Japan right now for about $2,148.

Averatec 22 inch D1005 all-in-one PC for $799

Posted in Desktop PCs by Conner Flynn on July 17th, 2009

Averatec 22 inch D1005 all-in-one PC for $799Averatec is offering this 22 inch all-in-one for your desk that doesn’t have much space left. The stylish all-in-one machine packs a 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo E5200 processor, a WXGA panel, 3GB of DDR2 RAM, a 320GB SATA hard drive, slot-loading DVD burner, X4500HD graphics, WiFi, gigabit Ethernet and a 2 megapixel webcam.

Not too shabby. Vista Home Premium is the OS that’s included and the whole deal will only cost you $799. If you have to have it, you can place your order today at your e-tailer of choice.

eMachines EZ1601-01 $399 Nettop

Posted in Desktop PCs by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2009

eMachines EZ1601-01 $399 NettopFor a price of $399, you can expect to find all of the usual hardware that is already used in countless Intel Atom powered PCs: 1.6Ghz Atom, Windows XP Home, 1GB of RAM, 160GB HDD, DVD writer, WIFI+Ethernet, 5xUSB.

What sets this one apart from stand-alone “Atom boxes” is the 18.5″ (1366×768) display that also contains the computer. You’ll want to upgrade that 1GB to at least 2GB though. You’ll be happy you did.

iBuyPower intros liquid-cooled Paladin XLC Gaming Systems

Posted in Desktop PCs by Conner Flynn on July 2nd, 2009

iBuyPower intros liquid-cooled Paladin XLC Gaming SystemsiBuyPower has introduced its new liquid-cooled Paladin XLC gaming system series. Each system comes packed with Asetek’s 240mm radiator liquid cooling solution for increasing component lifespan and allowing for higher clock speeds.

The machine is also powered by the latest Core i7 (920, 950 or 975 EE) processor and features up to 12GB of RAM, an Asus or EVGA X58 motherboard, up to three GeForce GTX 285 in SLI, up to 1TB of storage space and runs on Windows Vista Home Premium OS. The Paladin XLC gaming system starts at $1,399 and goes up from there.

eMachines intros a trio of desktop PCs

Posted in Desktop PCs by Conner Flynn on July 1st, 2009

eMachines intros a trio of desktop PCseMachines just dropped a trio of full-size desktops. The ET1300-02, ET1810-01 and ET1810-03 all sport a bland white mini-tower and come with a matching LCD monitor, speakers and keyboard. Let’s take a look at specs: The $449.99 ET1300-02 features an AMD Athlon X2 4850e (2.5GHz) CPU, Vista Home Premium, NVIDIA’s GeForce G100 (512MB), 3GB of DDR2 memory, a 160GB hard drive, 18x SuperMulti DVD burner, multicard reader, HDMI / DVI / VGA outputs and an 18-inch E182H display.

The ET1810-03 will cost you $369.99 with a 2.2GHz Pentium E2210 CPU, GeForce 7500 integrated graphics and a lone VGA port. On the low end, for $299.99 you’ll get the ET1810-01 with a 1.6GHz Celeron 420 and 2GB of DDR2 RAM.

Cherple lets you text from your computer

Posted in Desktop PCs by Shane McGlaun on April 21st, 2009

cherple-logo-sbI don’t like to send many text messages on my cell phone. I do it on occasion, but I don’t like the small keyboard and would rather just call and talk to someone than text them. My wife on the other hand likes to text and sends me lots of messages throughout the day.

A program called Cherple launched in January 2009 and now has 10 million users around the world. The website allows users to send SMS text messages from any Internet connected computer to any U.S. cellular number for free directly from a computer.

IBuyPower intros two Dragon-based gaming desktops

Posted in Desktop PCs by Conner Flynn on February 12th, 2009

IBuyPower intros two Dragon-based gaming desktopsIBuyPower has two new affordable gaming rigs that look good and boast great specs. The Gamer HAF 91B and the Gamer Fire, both based on AMD’s latest Dragon platform and Phenom II CPU. The Gamer HAF 91B starts at $999 and includes the Phenom II X4 920 processor, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, a 500GB SATA II hard drive, a dual-layer DVD writer, ATI’s 512MB Radeon HD 4850 graphics card, a CoolerMaster HAS 932 case and a 550-watt power supply.

It’s big brother turns up the heat with a Phenom II X4 940 CPU, a 750GB HDD, LG GGC-H20L Blu-ray drive and an NZXT Guardian 921 chassis. The Gamer Fire will cost you $1,439.

BFG talks up high end Phobos media room PCs

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on January 28th, 2009

BFG Phobos

BFG Technologies recently announced it was now taking orders for its new designer PC for the home media room. This machine is called Phobos and, depending upon the configuration, can run around $8,000 and above for the top end model.

The Phobos is designed by BFG to be aesthetically pleasing, making it fit better into a typical home media room. It is outfitted with a touch panel LCD with touch over clocking and comes with what service the company feels is “concierge” level.

eMachines EL 1200 Series is the size of a dictionary

Posted in Computers,Desktop PCs by Shane McGlaun on October 13th, 2008

eMachines EL 1200 SeriesDesktop computers were once the computer of choice for the majority of users. Improvements in technology making notebooks cheaper and mobile Internet connections have turned the majority of users today to notebooks. However, there is still a market for the desktop PC, though it is shrinking literally and figuratively.

Many desktop computers today are shrinking in size into small form factor systems. The latest SFF desktop to hit retail shelves is the eMachines EL 1200 series. The series includes two computers — the EL 1200-05w and the EL 1210-01e. eMachines says the computers are about the size of a dictionary.

New HP business desktop gets HP Firefox Virtual Browser

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on September 8th, 2008

HP Compaq dc7900

HP has its sights set on offering up some new computers to desktop PC business users. This line is called the HP Compaq dc7900 and you’ll find starting prices set around $600.

HP’s new Compaq dc7900 line will be available in ultra-slim desktop, small form factor or convertible minitower models. The company hasn’t yet unveiled a lot of technical details, but we do know these models will be Energy Star 4.0 qualified as well as running something new called the HP Firefox Virtual Browser. This is a real-time Web surfing environment which “corrals malicious content from a user’s Internet interactions and removes unwanted programs with a single click.” The dc7900 is apparently the first HP PC to have this offering.

iBuyPower rolls out PCs targeted at videographers

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on August 10th, 2008

iBuyPower Video PC

iBuyPower, a self-described developer of gaming PCs, is branching off to develop computers specifically targeted towards videographers. Three computers are part of its new Video PC line – the Video Bot, Video Pro and Video Extreme – and they price around $1,300, $1,800 and $4,300, respectively.

Here are the specs of these new machines, as spelled out by iBuyPower: “The Video Bot, housed in an NZXT Appollo case, features the Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 CPU, nVidia 9800GT GPU, and 4 GB of DDR-2 RAM. Customers looking for a little more power will find it in the Video Pro. iBuyPower packed an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 processor, ATI HD 4850 graphics card and 8 GB of DDR- 2 RAM into a Gigabyte Poseidon case.

Lenovo debuts new consumer-focused desktop PC

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on July 9th, 2008

Lenovo IdeaCentre K210

Lenovo recently introduced its first consumer desktop PC outside of China. It is called the Lenovo IdeaCentre K210 and pricing starts at around $380 post rebate, depending upon configuration.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre K210, which doesn’t ship with a monitor, is powered by an Intel Core 2 Quad processor and Intel GMA 3100 integrated graphics. It also offers the option of a Blu-ray/HD-DVD combo drive and 5.1 surround sound support.

Acer pimps sweet new little AMD home PCs

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on July 8th, 2008

Acer Aspire X1200Acer America is out today with news of a new small form desktop designed to serve as an entertainment PC. It is known as the Acer Aspire X1200 and you’ll find it with a starting price of around $450.

The Acer Aspire X1200 is available in three pre-configured options. The PCs in general feature AMD dual-core processors, NVIDIA GeForce 8200 on-board graphics and PCI Express 2.0. The X1200s measure 10.6- x 4- x 14.4-inches, making them easier to integrate into a home entertainment setup.

New HP Blackbird 002 configuration ready for retail

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on June 9th, 2008

HP Blackbird 002

Hewlett Packard is bringing its extreme Blackbird 002 PC rig to retail this summer in an exclusive configuration. It will price around $3,300.

The Blackbird 002 will include nice touches like isolated thermal chambers, tool-free accessibility, and cable-free hard drive installation.  Key features will include an Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9450, 4GB of Corsair Dominator RAM and a 500GB hard drive.