Today ASUS has announced the Chromebox. This small compact device is thoughtfully designed to simplify home, classroom or office computing. It is extremely easy to setup right out of the box, and starts up in seconds to give users quick access to their favorite applications, games and websites. It provides integrated virus and malware protection and automatically updates itself for a safe hassle-free user experience.
Today Gigabyte launched the latest edition to their BRIX series of ultra compact PC kits, the BRIX Gaming. As you can guess this mini PC is geared towards gamers and features an AMD A8-5557M APU together with an AMD Radeon R9 M275X discrete graphics processor.
The CompuLab and Linux Mint won’t dishearten on the front because they have just unveiled the MintBox 2 which is a big time improvement to their open source mini PC. It’s the second generation compressed desktop that runs Linux Mint out of the box. While the predecessor ran embedded chips like AMD E series ‘Zacate’ APUs, the latest version gets its hands on Intel Core i5 that is allegedly four times faster than the AMD T56 present in the MintBox Pro . We personally presume that Compulab might be using mobile dual-core variants, which is considered to be four times as fast as an E-series APU.
Giada Technology has a new compact mini-PC, the D2308. This new compact system will be powered by Intel’s 4th generation Haswell processors (Core i5 / Core i7), a powerful NVIDIA GTX650 graphics card and DDR3 memory. We reviewed the Giada D2305 last year and were very impressed with it. The newer D3208 holds and same design and with upgraded hardware should give you a significant performance boost.
Well awaited Dell Android ‘Ophelia’ PC is now ready to be shipped in July. This unique device apparently looks like a flash drive. It’s hard to believe that all pc like facilities are available in this little thumb sized device. It plugs in the HDMI port of HDTV, monitors etc which immediately turns it into a smart device. Users would be able to access apps from Google Play store and will be able to download Android games, stream movies and TV’s show. It also features Bluetooth so the user can connect wireless mouse and keyboard to it. Wifi is also made available to connect to the local network.
MSI has launched a new Mini PC in their Wind Box DC110. This Mini PC is powered by an Intel Celeron 847 dual core 1.1GHz processor, Intel HD graphics, and 2GB of DDR 1333MHz memory with the option to install up to 4GB. As far as storage and connectivity goes you have a 320GB hard drive, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, HDMI, VGA, 4x USB ports, Ethernet, line out and optical audio out.
While we mainly know Sapphire for their video cards they actually showed us some of their new Mini PC’s at CES. This is because they video card market is sort of at a halt as new GPU’s are currently not available yet. Sapphire was really excited about their VS series of Mini PC’s that are made to be desktop replacements for moderate users. They offer all of the connectivity and power you would need for basic computing functions, but use far less power. They will soon be releasing a bare-bone version that allows you to install your own hard drive and memory. Check out our video below to get all of the details.
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.
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!