Archive for Desktop PCs

Dell saves the Earth with Inspiron 531 desktop

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

Dell Inspiron 531Ever worry about how much energy your desktop is sucking from the grid? Dell wants to help you cut that energy suck down by introducing a new computer into your world. Hug your favorite tree and hit Dell’s Web site for the Inspiron 531, priced at around $370 starting.

The Dell Inspiron 531 is Energy Star 4.0 compliant. Eco and power saving-friendly options include an “80 percent efficient” power supply, a built-in mechanism to switch to a low-power sleep state after 15 minutes of inactivity and a paperless owner’s manual.

Dell XPS 420 a graphics desktop PC whore

Posted in Dell,Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on October 24th, 2007

Dell XPS 420Dell looks to have a hot new desktop PC on its hands which should work equally well for graphics work or in a consumer environment. The Dell XPS 420 has a starting price of around $1,500.

The Dell XPS 420 comes pre-loaded with a suite of Adobe software for graphics work, including Photoshop Elements 6, Premiere Elements 4 and Soundbooth CS3. It has a very stylish look to it, including an integrated LCD display which let one see and access songs, photos, video and system settings without needing a keyboard, mouse or external display. There’s also an optional media accelerator which Dell says, for example, can convert video for a portable media player up to 25 percent faster.

eMachines unleashes holiday desktops, displays

Posted in Desktop PCs,Displays by Nino Marchetti on October 22nd, 2007

eMachines T5234eMachines, the budget brand for Gateway, is out today with its holiday line up of inexpensive desktop PCs and displays. Typical of this line up is the new eMachines T5234, priced at around $435.

The eMachines T5234 is a pretty well equipped Windows Vista machine for such a cheap price. You get an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ processor and 1GB of RAM. The configuration of this computer also includes a NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE integrated graphics card, 320GB hard drive, multi-format DVD+/-R/RW drive and a 15-in-1 media card reader.

Gateway One all-in-one pc

Posted in Desktop PCs,Gateway by Matt on September 26th, 2007

Gateway One all in one pc
Gateway is soon to release the Gateway One kept hush-hush until now. The One is 19 inches wide and 3.6 inches deep, wall mountable, and will be available in 3 models, one of which can only be purchased online. The unveiling of the One is set to take place tomorrow at Digital Life, but thanks to a teaser released on the net here are some of the known features of this sleek machine.

Explosion proof Ruffneck PC

Posted in Desktop PCs,GE,Outdoors by Matt on September 21st, 2007

Ruffneck PC
A subsidiary of GE Fanuc has produced a field-ready explosion-proof pc for users in less than optimal computing environments. The Ruffneck’s high tollerance to extreme temperatures is thanks to its thermally managed body capable of withstanding temperatures as low as -40 and as high as 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Attention was paid to rugged detail with its 15 inch LCD screen designed for handling by a gloved user. The PC itself includes Windows XP running a 1.6GHz Pentium M processor with 2GB of RAM and a 40GB disk and a CompactFlash SSD option. The Ruffneck is a heavyweight, weighing it at 45 lbs and is wall mountable. There is currently no word on price.

Überclok overclocking gaming PCs for the hell of it

Posted in Überclok,Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on September 11th, 2007

uberclok.jpgA newly surfaced computer gaming speciality manufacturer is promising overclocked, “high-powered and affordable” gaming PCs. Überclok is cranking up the power on two new computers – the $1,500 Ion and $2,500 Reaktor.

Überclok said each of its computers is overclocked out of the box and comes with a three-year warranty in case part of one melts down. The Ion is designed to work best with monitors up to 22-inches while the Reaktor is geared towards those with larger displays. A typical Ion might have an overclocked Intel EA4500 processor while the Reaktor sports an overclocked Intel E6850 one.

Sony VAIO LT does Blu-ray Disc

Posted in Blu-ray,Desktop PCs,Sony by Nino Marchetti on August 27th, 2007

Sony VAIO LT includes support for Blu-ray discsSony announced today a nice looking all in one PC/television with Blu-ray Disc support. The Sony VAIO LT starts at around $1,900, with the Blu-ray model pricing at around $2,900, and should be available come October.

The Sony VAIO LT, besides offering Blu-ray Disc support, also comes with a 22-inch widescreen WSXGA+ display with mounting capability so it can be hung via a VESA-compliant mount in a variety of places. It has all the usual bells and whistles for a more pricey home computer, including an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM, expandable hard drive storage and a 1.3-megapixel camera.

Everex releases very low cost desktop PC

Posted in Desktop PCs by Nino Marchetti on July 18th, 2007

Everex Impact GC3502
Everex, a developer of personal computers, is getting ready to sell through Wal-Mart a new low cost Windows PC which runs open source productivity software and is targeted towards the back-to-school crowd. How low cost are we talking here? Try $298.

The eco-friendly Everex Impact GC3502 is powered by the VIA C7-D processor and uses Windows Vista Home Basic as its operating system. It has installed 1GB of RAM, an 80GB hard drive, DVD-ROM/CD-RW optical drive and integrated 10/100 Ethernet connectivity. It also has pre-installed OpenOffice.org 2.2, a well received open-source office suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more.