Archive for Desktop PCs

Asus debuts small Windows Vista PC

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on June 4th, 2008

Asus Mini PC Nova Lite PX24

Asus has debuted what it is calling the world’s smallest PC equipped with a built-in independent graphics card. It is called the Asus Mini PC Nova Lite PX24 and there is no pricing or availability information as of yet.

The Asus Mini PC Nova Lite PX24 measures 242- x 184- x 51mm and weighs around 1.5kg. It runs Windows Vista and is capable of 1080p output via HDMI and its built-in ATI RV620 display card. Processing power is handled by an Intel Celeron 220 and this mini computer has 2GB of on-board RAM.

Gateway refreshes desktop PCs

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on May 12th, 2008

Gateway FX7026

Gateway recently unveiled some new desktop PCs – some of which are new models and the rest of which are revamps of existing PC line ups. These new computers are mostly available now, with prices ranging from around $550 to $3,500.

Gateway specifically updated or added new FX, GT and DX Series models. The one pictured above, for example, is the FX7026. All of these computers offer either Intel or AMD processors and at least one available at retail still has Windows XP. For more details, check out the full press release after the jump.

HP delivers inexpensive business desktop PC

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

HP Compaq dc5850 Business Desktop PC

HP recently introduced a new business-focused Compaq desktop PC which is reportedly energy efficient. It is known as the HP Compaq dc5850 Business Desktop PC and you’ll find it with a starting price of around $600.

The HP Compaq dc5850 Business Desktop PC, available now, makes use of AMD Business Class processors, including the AMD Phenom processor. You’ll also find integrated ATI Radeon 3100 graphics with support for DirectX 10 technology, standard support for dual monitors and standard support for RAID technology with data mirroring.

eMachines launches two new cheap-o desktop computers

Posted in Desktop PCs by Shane McGlaun on April 17th, 2008

eMachines T5254I’m the go to guy for my friends and family when it comes time to buy a new computer. They always want to know what sort to of PC they should buy. For the most part my family doesn’t play games and don’t need the quad-core, SLI running beasts that I am fond of. What dear old mom and dad need is a simple system that will surf the net and can be bought cheap.

The name eMachines is pretty much synonymous with cheap computers today and it announced a pair of new and low cost machines that would do mom and dad proud. The first new machine is the eMachines T3646 and the rig can be had for only $299.99 without a display. At that price you won’t get high-end components. The machine runs on an AMD Sempron LE-1250 CPU, sports 1GB of RAM and has a 160GB hard drive. The OS is Windows Vista Home Basic.

Alienware updates Aurora desktop

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on April 15th, 2008

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Alienware said today it is bringing back into its fold of desktop computers a popular model with revised features. The Alienware Aurora will price, depending upon configuration, at under $1,000.

The specialty computer maker said this desktop fully equipped has a quad core AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition CPU and dual ATI Radeon 3870X2 GPUs with 2GB of combined, dedicated graphics memory. It also offers a fully-integrated AMD Spider/ASUS 790FX-based platform, up to 4TB of hard drive capacity and 4GB of DDR2 memory.

MediaCore melds PC with designer cabinet

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on March 27th, 2008

mediacore.jpgIf the wife is screaming because your media center PC has cables running everywhere around your home theater room, you need a remedy to restore marital bliss. One possible solution might be the MediaCore and its furniture cabinet looks.

The MediaCore is a wooden enclosure which looks like a stylish European type cabinet. It is essentially a full fledged computer which is built into this thing, as you can see from the picture above. It has a forced air flow design to keep things cool and can host other A/V equipment like cable boxes to keep clutter down.

HiPe unveils new custom gaming PCs

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on March 25th, 2008

HiPe Daishō-XSF ‘Hachi’ Dual PCA boutique computer maker named HiPe announced today its next generation of gaming Windows PCs. These machines start at around $750.

HiPe said its latest gaming desktops support Quad SLI 2.0 and Crossfire X. It is also offering what it calls the “world’s first Octo-Core Dual processor gaming PC.” Here are specific details from the company’s press release:

• Razor D3 ESA Gaming PC
The Razor D3 ESA Gaming PC is powered by the nforce 790i chipset and Quad SLI 2.0 enabled dual Geforce 9800 GX2 graphics cards from NVIDIA, with up to 8GB of DDR3 memory running at an astonishing 1800MHz. Razor supports ESA (enthusiast system architecture) system monitoring from Nvidia for complete control over system voltage, fan speed, temperature and speed for the first time ever, resulting in increased performance, stability and acoustics levels.

Alienware soups up Area-51 desktop PC

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on March 18th, 2008

Alienware Area-51Alienware is doing a major update to its Area-51 7500 flagship system and relaunching it as the Area-51 desktop. The starting price on this monster of a gaming PC is around $2,100.

The Alienware Area-51 PC new sports the NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI-based motherboard as well as an NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 dual GPU single graphics card, according to Alienware. There is also support for DDR3 memory up to 2GHz, compatibility with 1600MHz FSB Intel CPUs and higher BIOS overclocking.

Alienware rolls out new quad GPU computer

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on March 5th, 2008

Alienware ALX CrossFireXAlienware has been showing off today a new desktop PC which offers up quad graphics processors for advanced gaming needs. It is call the Alienware ALX CrossFireX.

This new Alienware PC gaming machine is certainly a nice looking computer, but its looks are easily matched by what is under the hood. This towner utilizes two ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics cards, each housing two GPUs and a full 1GB of dedicated graphics memory. It also supports DirectX 10.1 and runs Windows Vista.

CompAmerica releases Super Eagle Extreme into wild

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on February 5th, 2008

CompAmerica Super Eagle ExtremeNiche computer manufacturer CompAmerica is out today with word of what it is calling an extreme gamers PC. The new CompAmerica Super Eagle Extreme is priced at around $6,000 fully tricked out.

The CompAmerica Super Eagle Extreme sports “triple play SLI: 3 PCI Express 16x Video Adapters by nVidia (8800 GTS) with 512MB each, acting as a single video board, coupled to Intel’s newest Quad Core CPU, the QX9650.” Its maker has outfitted this gamers’ desktop with features like overclocking, water cooling and a SATA RAID controller optimized for 10K SATA-3 GB per second hard drives.

Cannon PC promoting new Media Center PCs

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on February 1st, 2008

Cannon PC Pro A/V EXA niche computer company by the name of Cannon PC yesterday announced some new Media Center PCs for high end entertainment set ups. These new computers are part of the company’s Cannon PC Pro A/V series and are known as the LX, EX and RX.

The Cannon PC Pro A/V PCs vary somewhat in their configurations and design looks. The LX is a traditional desktop PC looking design and offers such features as gold plated front audio connectors and two DVD drive bays for a custom configuration of dual DVD, dual HD-DVD, or dual Blu-Ray drives. The EX goes further, adding a 12-inch touchscreen panel and the ability to house 10 internal 3.5” hard drives for a massive 10 TBs of storage. The RX, meanwhile, will fit a rack mount solution.

New Gateway desktop PCs revealed

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on January 30th, 2008

Gateway GM SeriesGateway is making some noise today in the PC world as it unveils two new desktop PC computers – one of which includes an option for a SuperMulti drive for next generation disc support. Pricing is set at around $750 for the GT5662, while the GM5664 prices at around $1,150.

Both new Gateway PCs are powered off of AMD Phenom processors,3GB of RAM and ATI Radeon HD 2400XT graphics. Hard drive storage is offered at 1TB for the GM5664 and 500GB for the GT5662, with the former also sporting a Hybrid-SuperMulti drive that lets customers watch both Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs as well as offering burning capability on any type of DVD or CD disc.

HP announces solid state HD business desktop

Posted in Desktop PCs,HP,SSD by Nino Marchetti on January 23rd, 2008

HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Desktop PCHP unveiled today a new energy efficient business focused desktop computer it says is the industry’s first to offer a solid state hard drive. It’s called the HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Desktop PC and pricing begins at around $1,260.

The HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra-slim Desktop PC features a solid state hard drive as part of its configuration options. This drive provides quicker access to data and has no moving parts, eliminating quick wear out. This desktop computer is also designed to meet EPAT Gold environmental requirements.

CES 2008

Sony goes HD with living room PC

Posted in CES 2008,Desktop PCs,Sony by Nino Marchetti on January 11th, 2008

Sony VAIO TPSony used CES this week as a platform to unveil a HD version of one of its computers. This “spherical digital living system” is called the VAIO TP and it will be available later this month in a standard version for around $1,600 and a premium version at around $3,000.

The updated VAIO TP is now HD friendly, according to Sony, and can support playback of premium HD channels when separate CableCARDs are plugged into it. This option though is only available on the premium version. The upside though is both versions come with a Blu-ray Disc optical drive.

Get more details on the new VAIO TP after the jump.

HP’s holiday 2007 line up includes touchscreen PC

Posted in Desktop PCs,HP by Nino Marchetti on October 31st, 2007

HP TouchSmart IQ775 PCHP was busy today pimping its holiday 2007 line up of tech goodies for your hard earned dollars to be used on. The product which grabbed our attention the most is the HP TouchSmart IQ775 PC, priced at around $1,600.

The IQ775 is a desktop PC which offers up a 19-inch touch screen display with additional input devices via a wireless keyboard and mouse. It’s powered by AMD64 dual-core processing offers up storage of media files on a 500GB hard drive. An integrated personal video recorder is also thrown in for watching and recording live television.