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Habey PPC-6512 12-inch Touchscreen Rugged PC

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on July 24th, 2011

Habey USA has unveiled its new 12-inch touchscreen rugged PC, called the Habey PPC-6512. It’s powered by a 1.8GHz dual core Intel Atom processor, with a 512MB nVidia ION GT218 graphics card, a 1.3-megapixel camera, a 2.5-inch removable hard drive and a VESA wall mount.

As an added bonus, the Habey PPC-6512 can also output dual independent displays via VGA and HDMI ports with a max resolution of up to 2560×1600. You also get four USB 2.0 ports, eSATA, LAN, S/PDIF HD digital audio, and dual internal mini-PCI Express slots. It is compatible with both Windows and Linux. You can get it now for $800.

Telikin Touchscreen Computer For Grandma

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on July 17th, 2011

Telikin Touchscreen Computer For GrandmaThe Telikin Touchscreen PC is a new touchscreen PC designed for less tech savvy seniors. In other words, older people. It’s basically an Asus all-in-one PC repackaged with super easy to use, touch based software. Grandma should find this one easier to use. We hope.

Old people sometimes have trouble with things like viruses, firewalls, etc, so Telikin is designed to work out of the box with minimum setup. It comes with Video Chat, Photo Sharing, Email, Calendar, News, Weather, Address Book Web Browsing software and even games like solitaire, blackjack, memory, majong, and photo scramble. The U.I. organizes all of the features into an easy interface.

Commodore C64 remake shipping next week

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2011

Commodore has announced that it is almost finished with its first wave of production for the remake of the C64. The now dual-core Atom PC will ship next week. A Barebones version is $250, while a complete Basic version starts at $595 with a 1.8GHz Atom, NVIDIA Ion graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive and no optical drive.

For the serious buyer, the $895 ultimate model has a Blu-ray drive, 4GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive and Wi-Fi. Each model has multi-format card reading and modern video out and expansion. Ubuntu Linux 10.10 as well. Not long after launch you can get a copy of Commodore OS which mimics the original C64′s environment and software support.

Zotac ZBOX mini PC

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on June 7th, 2011

The Zotac ZBOX mini PC is powered by VIA’s latest dual-core processor and measures just 12cm x 12cm x 4cm. This compact mini computer uses VIA’s low-power Nano X2 processor that will come in 1.2GHz or 1.6GHz speeds.

It also features VIA’s PadLock data encryption engine for some extra security, an SD memory card reader slot, a few USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. No info on pricing yet however. Hopefully we will know soon.

Hannspree SN22A1 Touchscreen All-in-one PC

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on June 5th, 2011

The Hannspree SN22A1 all-in-one computer might just replace your desktop. It packs in a 21.5-inch multitouch display that uses a LED backlight for power efficiency. It is powered by a 1.66GHz Intel dual-core D510 processor, 3GB of DDRII RAM, a 320GB HDD, an integrated optical drive, a memory card reader, four USB ports and Microsoft Windows Home Premium is running the show.

Some other specs include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an integrated 1.3MP webcam. The Hannspree SN22A1 all-in-one PC is available for £349.99 or $574.

Falcon Northwest FragBox is small and powerful

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on April 6th, 2011

Falcon Northwest’s custom FragBox gaming computer lives up to it’s name, with the latest modern processor, two graphics cards and 24 gigs of RAM, all in a case roughly the size of a shoebox. A shoebox that holds shoes that will kick you like a champion kickboxer. It’s nice and portable too since it has a handle.

The Fragbox is 15 inches long, eight inches tall and weighs just 25 pounds. For a machine that includes specs like 24 gigs of RAM, dual Radeon 6970s, an Intel Core i7 Extreme processor, and a 256 gig SSD, it would cost you about $5,600. Lower spec systems start at $1,700.

Eurotech Zypad WL 1500 Wearable Computer

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2011

One day we will all be wearing our computers, but for now most of us use laptops, tablets and phones. Eurotech has announced a new wearable computer called the Zypad WL 1500. It’s targeted at those who need computers, but also need to keep their hands free.

It features a 3.5-inch TFT LCD that is touch sensitive with QVGA resolution. The backlight is controlled by an ambient light sensor to make it easy to read and to control power use. It delivers eight hours on a single hot swappable battery.

Cubitek Tank Series PC Gaming Cases

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2011

Cubitek has launched a new range of gaming PC cases, which they are calling the ‘Tank Series’. The three different models are the XL Tank, the HPTX Tank and the Mini Tank. The name is very appropriate as these new PC gaming cases are made from black hairline-brushed anodized aluminum and looks like a tank.

Each is capable of using high end graphics cards, and all three come with USB 3.0 ports, e-SATA and HD+AC97 Audio. They are built for “silence, functionality, and sexiness”. What do you think? Are they sexy?

Stealth introduces rugged All In One PCs

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on March 15th, 2011

Some of us need a rugged PC, whether it’s because you work in harsh conditions or are just hard on your equipment. Stealth Computer has something new to offer those who need a more durable PC. Their latest rugged PC is an all-in-one solution, one that is great for interactive kiosks, outdoor computing, or marine, aviation, security and industrial environments.

The machine’s panel is sealed against windblown dust and rain, splashing and hose-directed water and you can choose from three screen sizes. Other features include a touchscreen user interface, dual-core processing, HDD or SSD storage options and a variety of I/O connectivity options.

Giada D2301 Core i7-powered Nettop PC

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on December 7th, 2010

Giada has a new super-slim nettop PC called the Giada D2301. The device measures 9.1-inches x 6.9-inches x 2.2-inches and is powered by either an Intel Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 processor, second generation nVidia ION graphics, a slot-loading disc drive (with DVD and Blu-Ray options) and an optional digital TV tuner.

The D2301 also supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, has a couple of RAM slots, an HDMI port, a card reader, an eSATA port, four USB 2.0 ports and a single USB 3.0 port. Sadly, there’s no info on pricing or availability.

Newman PhonePC: A computer that looks like a phone

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on June 6th, 2010

Beijing-based company Newman has been busy showing off a computer that looks like a landline telephone set at Taipei Computex 2010. It’s called the PhonePC, and the device features an AMD Sempron processor with an AMD M690E/ SB600 chipset and ATI Radeon X1250 graphics.

Sadly that’s all the info we have. Nothing on price or availability yet. But if you want a computer that looks like a phone, this is for you.

VIA VIPRO fanless touch screen panel PCs

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on April 27th, 2010

The new VIA VIPRO range of fanless touch screen panel PCs look pretty bulky and not very sexy at all, but come equipped with a 6.5″ VIA VIPRO VP7806, and if that’s too small, there’s the 15″ VIA VIPRO VP7815.

These are made using the flexible and modular Em-ITX form factor, and could be the perfect solution for the latest HMI applications. Both VIA VIPRO devices are fan-less and pretty tough, with IP65 compliant LED backlit panels which are capable of working in extreme temperatures from -200C to 600C.

MiniPC Dual-Core Atom D510 ED510 Nettop

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on January 29th, 2010

We’ve seen the Pine Trail processor making its way into various nettops for a bit now and the MiniPC ED510 is the latest. It has 20W of power usage when idle and 31W at maximum. Not bad at all. And it runs without needing a fan, so that keeps it silent.

Some other features include a Dual-core Atom D510 (1.66GHz) Processor, 2x DIMM RAM slots (DDR2 800) (4GB max), Intel NM10 Express Chipset, GMA 3150 Graphics, 2.5” SATA HDD Bay, Gigabit LAN, 6 x USB 2.0, RJ45, PS/2 keyboard, PS/2 mouse, VGA, eSATA, audio jacks, HD Audo 5.1 Channel, and 1x Mini PCI-e slot.

Averatec AVA8325E All-in-One desktop series

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on January 25th, 2010

Averatec in Japan has announced two brand new All-in-One PCs, the AVA8325E7BD and AVA8325E7SM. The AVA8325E7BD has 3GB of RAM with a 320GB HDD, while the latter has 2GB of RAM and a 250GB HDD.

Both feature an 18.4 LCD screen at 1680 x 945, Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and a 1.5GHz AMD Athlon X2 3250e Dual Core CPU. Both models will be released at the end of the month for the equivalent of $774 and $996.

Shuttle XPC SG41J1 All-in-one PC

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on January 11th, 2010

Shuttle has announced the new Shuttle SG41J1 at CES 2010, for those who like checkerboard patterns. This one is designed for everyday home and office use, but you can use it anywhere. We won’t tell.

This all-in-one PC is housed in the new “J1″ chassis, which looks all jazzed up. The PC is based on the Intel G41 chipset, which can handle up to the Intel Core 2 Quad processor and an on-board Intel X4500 graphics chip.