The popularity of the NUC form factor has led to a resurgence in the nettop category. Thankfully, the core computing performance of the new systems have been miles ahead of the nettops of the past, and this has created an overall positive sentiment for the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) in the minds of the consumers. ECS has been attempting to differentiate in the UCFF space with fanless systems using Mini Lake boards and custom-designed chassis in their LIVA series. The feature set and pricing of the LIVA units make it target the developing and cost-sensitive markets. We have already reviewed two of their Bay Trail-based systems, the original LIVA and the LIVA X. Read on to find out what ECS manages to deliver with...
Dell's Alienware acquisition was the first, but definitely not the last in the PC gaming/enthusiast space. Next up is HP and Voodoo...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2006
The largest computer OEM in the world has sent their XPS 410 for review. We'll see how it stacks up against the competition, and whether or not it's...
Jarred Walton on 9/18/2006
Not everyone needs a top-of-the-line system (with the accompanying price). PC Club sent us a nicely equipped midrange system sporting a Core 2 Duo E6600, and those of...
Jarred Walton on 8/29/2006
With the launch of the Core 2 series of processors, Intel has reclaimed the high-end gaming performance sector. If you're debating between buying a system versus building your...
Jarred Walton on 8/18/2006
With the launch of the new AM2 platform, Shuttle has an update to their SFF lineup in the form of the SN27P2. We take a look at what has...
Jarred Walton on 6/30/2006
Microsoft has made Windows Vista Beta 2 available to the public, and with the OS being feature complete we can now provide a preview of Microsoft's bold new operating system.
Ryan Smith on 6/16/2006
So you just won the lotto and are looking for ways to "invest" your prize money - or maybe you just want one of the most extreme...
Jarred Walton on 5/3/2006
We have an exclusive first look at the latest micro-ATX SLI system from Monarch Computers, and we'll be comparing it with Shuttle's SN26P. Read on to find out just...
Jarred Walton on 3/6/2006
(Update: Noise benchmarks retested.) Was your first thought on seeing the Mac Mini, "I wish it could run Windows"? If so, AOpen might have a product that will...
Jarred Walton on 3/3/2006
Not everyone wants to build their own PCs. If you're running a business, it can make sense to buy an OEM PC. So, what about businesses that want an...
Jarred Walton on 12/14/2005
It's the Friday before the retail launch of the Xbox 360, and what better way to kick it off than with a detailed tour of the motherboard.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/18/2005
Shuttle's latest offering is a system designed solely for the HTPC market. Read on to find out if this newcomer has what it takes to find a place...
Jarred Walton on 10/17/2005
What happens when Sun releases an entire server line aimed at the whitebox server market, and hits dead on?
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/12/2005
Our latest Small Form Factor roundup includes all of the currently shipping 939 systems. We'll look at the newest Shuttle ST20G5 system based on the ATI Radeon Xpress...
Jarred Walton on 8/10/2005
Eight physical processors in a 3U server! Sun takes the 'entry server' to new extremes but proves a design win for AMD and Sun.
Kristopher Kubicki on 6/29/2005
Not everyone likes to build their own PCs, as it takes time and effort. Sometimes, it's just easier to pay someone to do it for you. PC-Club has sent...
Jarred Walton on 3/28/2005
We've been working on several other roundups, but we felt that you might like an "express" review of the latest Shuttle XPC. Featuring socket 939 and PCI Express...
Jarred Walton on 3/8/2005
Take a virtual tour through Sun's best of breed, four-way Opteron entry-level server.
Kristopher Kubicki on 2/22/2005
Our SFF section is about to get new life as we have several roundups on the way in the next several weeks. We're starting out with some of...
Jarred Walton on 2/15/2005