When it comes to getting a new computer not everyone knows how to build their own. They leave that job to the professionals. CyberPowerPC is one of the premier custom system builders out there and today we are taking a look at one of their latest gaming systems. CyberPowerPC always builds quality system that are not extremely overpriced. The Gamer Xtreme 4200 system we are looking at today features an Intel Core i7-4770K processor, GeForce GTX 770 graphics card, ASUS Z87-A motherboard, 16GB of DDR3 memory and much more. Read on as we take this custom system for a spin!
I would have to say one of the products I was most impressed by this January at CES was Lenovo’s 27-inch Tablet / All-in-One PC. Wait, why I am I calling it a tablet? Well because it is, unlike most larger all-in-one’s it actually has a battery so it does not need to be connected to power at all times. Being that it is a tablet the stand allows it to easily be put down flat for a full tablet-top tablet experience. Don’t worry though the Horizon is still made for getting work done too. It is packed with an Intel Core i7-3537U, NVIDIA GeForce GT620M, 8 GB of DDR3 memory, 1TB hard drive, 720p webcam, 802.11 b/g/n wireless and Bluetooth 4.0. Of course the unit is also one large 27-inch 1080p display! This is a product that can act as a simple work machine, family computer or even a touch-gaming device. Let’s check it out!
The PC gaming industry is changing. NVIDIA’s Project Shield and the upcoming Steambox and Steam’s Big Picture Mode are indications that PC gamers want to move into the living room. At CES we saw many different compact gaming systems from the likes of Alienware, Digital Storm and iBUYPOWER. Today we are getting our hands on one. iBUYPOWER’s Revolt is the newest compact gaming system in which iBUYPOWER is using their own custom designed compact case, and their own motherboard. This is something new as we mainly know iBUYPOWER for using other companies hardware in their custom systems. This system is small enough to fit in your home theater, can easily be taken to LAN parties and did I mention it looks awesome? Inside you will find a watercooled Z77 system, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 and 8GB of DDR3.
The last Mini PC we took a look at from Giada was their D2305, which was a real powerhouse. It could handle some of the latest video games and do some very CPU intensive tasks. Today we are checking out another Mini PC from Giada, but it is a lot different than the D2305. This mini PC is made to be used for basic web browsing, maybe some light gaming and just an all-around machine. The mini PC I am talking about is the Giada i35G and it features an Intel Atom D2500 processor, NVIDIA GT610 graphics, 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive and Bluetooth and WiFi. Did I mention this system is extremely small? Read on as we take a look!
Using a touchscreen is something we are used to with our mobile phones and tablets but it really has not translated to the desktop all that well. Yes there have been all-in-one touchscreen systems, but for the most part they have been clunky and Windows 7 really is not made for a touchscreen. This all changes with Windows 8. The Metro interface in Windows 8 is more or less designed to be used with a touchscreen device. Today we are checking out Lenovo’s flagship all-in-one and their largest as well with a 27-inch touchscreen display. The IdeaCentre A720 features a very sleek and thin design, NVIDIA GeForce Graphics, a TV tuner, HDMI in and out, WiFi, Bluetooth and much more. Read on as we have some fun and check out this system.
Workstations and business related products are not normally what we cover here at ThinkComputers. We are more consumer and enthusiast based, but our friends at Lenovo asked us if we would take a look at their latest workstation system the ThinkStation S30. We decided why not since we never cover things like this and who knows many some of you reading this review might pick up a few of these for your office. The ThinkStation S30 we are taking a look at today features an Intel Xeon E5-1620 Sandy Bridge processor, NVIDIA Quadro 2000 graphics, 8GB of DDR3-1333 memory, and two Seagate 500GB 7200 RPM drives in a RAID 0 setup. Let’s see what the S30 is all about!
Mini PC systems are great, especially for media or web browsing machines. They are very small and out of the way, they are easy to take with you, they have a small power footprint and they require hardly any maintenance at all. While most mini PC’s are great for doing simple tasks, what about gaming or more intensive tasks? This is where the Giada D2305 comes in. Powered by the Intel i5-3427U processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 graphics it is aimed at the mid-range to be an all around system that can perform basic tasks as well as intensive ones without any issues. Let’s see what the D2305 is made of shall we?
When it comes to custom system builders one of the biggest names in the business is CyberPower PC. They have systems specifically made for gaming, business, video editing and even students. Today we are checking out one of their latest gaming systems the Zeus Thunder 2500 SE. This system is based off Intel’s latest Ivy Bridge Z77 platform and features an Intel Core i7-3770K processor, GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, 16GB of memory and much more! Did I mention they put all of this hardware in my favorite case so far this year, the NZXT Switch 810? Read on as we take this gaming system for a ride!
Lenovo, who we all know for their popular ThinkPad and IdeaPad notebooks also has a complete line of All-in-One PC systems. Today we are taking a look at one from their Essential Series, the C325 All-in-One. This system features an AMD E450 processor, AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics, 4GB of RAM, 500GB of disk space, WiFi and much more. Did I mention all of this is inside of a 20-inch display? Since the entire system is basically just a display it makes it perfect for an office, bedroom, or even your kitchen. Read on to see what this system is all about!
Intel’s X79 platform was recently announced and we are lucky enough to have one of the first custom PC’s that it is based on. Our friends at iBUYPOWER have sent us over their Gamer Paladin XLC Intel X79 Gaming System. This system packs a brand new Intel Core i7 3930K 6-core processor, ASUS P9X79 motherboard, EVGA GeForce GTX 580 video card and a liquid cooling system. Read on as we take this system through the paces.