At ECS’s LIVA, LEAD, L337 press event this week in Silicon Valley we were able to go hands on with their LIVA Mini PC Kit. They are dubbing this kit the world’s smallest Windows based Mini PC Kit.
It looks like the NVIDIA-styled Gigabyte BRIX that was spotted at Computex actually is coming out. Gigabyte is calling it the BRIX Gaming and the DIY PC kit will feature professional CPU performance of the Intel Core i5 4200H processor matched with the visually stunning graphics of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760.
Zotac’s series of ZBOX mini PCs has been around for quite sometime and it seems like each year Zotac does something a little different with them. At Computex 2014 Zotac is launching a new range of ZBOX PCs called the C-Series which are all entirely passively called without any moving parts.
The whole idea behind Gigabyte’s BRIX ultra compact PC kit’s are to give you a functional PC with an extremely small form factor. This makes them perfect for a media or internet machine. Their small size means you can put them pretty much anywhere as well. While the BRIX systems have been out for a while the BRIX projector is a newer product that takes a BRIX ultra compact PC Kit and adds a micro-projector for a complete and very cool setup. It is actually quite impressive that Gigabyte has been able to fit a projector right on top of the BRIX, making it not much larger than the normal version. The Gigabyte BRIX Projector that we are taking a look at today is powered by the Intel i3-4010U 1.7GHz processor and Intel HD 4400 graphics. Being that this is a “PC Kit” you will need to install your own DDR3L memory and mSATA drive. Let’s take a look!
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.
Aug 18, 2014 0