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.
We have seen quite a few different Mini PC’s lately. They make great Internet surfing and media machines for home theater setups. Not that long ago we took a look at Zotac’s ZBOX HD-AD02 mini PC, which proved to be a great and very function mini PC, but was a little on the large side. Today we have the ZBOX Nano AD10, which has to be one of the best-looking and smallest mini pc’s we have looked at. I know you are going to say it so we will say it now, it looks like a Mac Mini only smaller! Inside this small design you have an AMD E350 CPU, AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 2GB of DDR3 and a 320GB hard drive. Let’s check out the ZBOX Nano and see if performs as well as it looks!
I’ve had a home theater PC for the longest time. My first one was just a normal PC that I connected to my TV. From there it has evolved getting smaller and smaller. With the progression of technology it is very impressive what all we can fit in to a small form factor (SFF) PC. Today we will be checking out the smallest form factor PC that I have ever seen! It is smaller than the Zotac ZBOX HD-AD02, Western Digital Live TV Hub and pretty much every other SFF we have got our hands on. Being super small it is still capable of HD playback, has 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 320GB hard drive, 4 USB ports and WiFi. So what is this SFF PC we are talking about? It is the Sapphire Edge HD2, let’s take a look…
All-in-One PC’s have been getting quite popular over the past few years. When Intel released the Atom processor we really saw All-in-One PC’s become affordable. One of the most popular All-in-One series of PC’s is Zotac’s ZBOX. These really appealed to the SFF (Small Form Factor) and HTPC (Home Theater PC) crowd. Now Zotac is bringing AMD’s Fusion E-350 APU in to the ZBOX’s series. Today we will be taking a look at the ZBOX HD-AD02 Plus that packs the E-350 1.6GHz APU as well as integrated Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 2GB of DDR3, 250GB hard drive and WiFi. Let’s take a look and see if it is the perfect SFF system for you!
Finally Intel’s Sandy Bridge is here! I’m sure you have heard about it a lot in the past few months. This new CPU architecture is still built on the 32nm process and is still branded Core i3, i5 and i7 so what really is new? These new processors are supposed to be more efficient, have the best integrated graphics ever from Intel and they are to be priced quite competitively. This of course is not an Intel Sandy Bridge review, this is a CyberPower system review! They have really built an awesome Sandy Bridge system for us and we can’t wait to check it out! Read on to see what Sandy Bridge really can do and how awesome this system is!
Not that long ago NVIDIA released its GTX 460 video cards. These cards gave gamers an even better bang for their buck and the cards were aimed to compete with AMD’s low end 5800 and 5700 series cards. Of course many custom PC builders have incorporated these new cards into their systems to give gamers better performance at a great price. Cyberpower PC is one of those custom PC builders and today we will be looking at their Gamer Dragon system which features an AMD Phenom II X6 processor, NVIDIA GTX 460 GPU, 2GB of DDR3 memory and much more. All of this for just over $1000 too! Let’s check it out!
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