Full tower cases, massive CPU coolers, and quad-fan cooled GPU’s are what the PC industry is all about, right? If you talked to a representative from Xi3 and assumed those things you’d probably get slapped. Xi3 is a company that revolves around the idea that full function computing is something that sound be accomplished with hardware no bigger than your fist. Smaller is better and with a recent investment announcement made by Valve, Xi3 and there product line is nothing to look down at.
Today we spent a good amount of time up in MSI’s suite at CES. While they may not have had a whole lot of new products they had their best products on display and gave us a very informative overview of each product. Not only that we did get to see a prototype of a new X79 motherboard that is part of MSI’s new gaming line of boards. If you follow MSI I’m sure you know of their Twin Frozr graphics cards. They had a card from each Twin Frozr line going all the way back to 2009! Want to check this all out? Read on!
A European powerhouse the silent storm known as be quiet! is finally making its ways to the shores of the United States. Known for quality products with a certain silent flare the be quiet! cooling and power options are nothing to scoff at. Intricate designs and meaningful functionality separate be quiet! from many of the other competitors in the EU but can they make a dent in a market already saturated with quality cooling/power companies? Players like Corsair and Enermax better watch because something quiet might be sneaking up on them.
Our friends at Thermaltake are launching quite a few different products this year at CES. We took some time to go over their new cases, which the Urban Series are designed to be more conservative to appeal to a whole new market. The new Nic CPU air coolers address many issues such a memory clearance and finally Thermaltake has a new BigWater all-in-one watercooling system. Read on to see all of these new products!
CyberPower Inc. www.CyberPowerPC.com, a manufacturer of custom gaming machines, will unveil some PC gaming eye candy at the 2013 International CES when it debuts its new custom gaming notebook, the Fang Book; the console-like Zeus SFF gaming PC, and an all new liquid cooling system designed to take your multi-core gaming rig out of the red zone.
Lenovo today announced two new additions to its family of convertible laptop-tablet devices: the ThinkPad Helix, a premium convertible for business professionals featuring a “rip and flip” design – a blueprint for the next generation of laptop designs – and a more powerful and productive IdeaPad Yoga 11S, the first multimode mini Ultrabook equipped with powerful Intel processors and featuring Windows 8.
NVIDIA today announced Project SHIELD, a gaming portable for open platforms, designed for gamers who yearn to play when, where and how they want. Created with the philosophy that gaming should be open and flexible, Project SHIELD flawlessly plays both Android and PC titles. As a pure Android device, it gives access to any game on Google Play. And as a wireless receiver and controller, it can stream games from a PC powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPUs, accessing titles on its STEAM game library from anywhere in the home.
CES Unveiled is the first offical press event of CES and the probably the busiest press event as well. For that reason we normally do not cover the event, but this year we decided to attend. We only talked to a handful of companies, but most of the companies products have won CES Innovations Awards. Read on to see what CES Unveiled 2013 was all about!
Lenovo today announced its new lineup of consumer and business Windows 8 touch-optimized devices at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. Headlining the collection are new additions to the ultra-portable IdeaPad U Series Ultrabooks and the multimedia intensive IdeaPad Z Series laptops as well as new models of IdeaCentre all-in-one desktops, from the sleek and stylish A Series to the affordable and space-saving C Series.
Lenovo today announced the IdeaCentre Horizon Table PC, the world’s first “interpersonal PC,” a multi-user, multi-touch, multi-mode device for the home that allows users to turn their personal computing experience into a shared computing experience.