Desktop

Today at the Next@Acer conference, Acer is announcing an updated version of their compact gaming desktop, the Predator Orion 3000, and the company was able to send us a pre-production unit for a hands-on. As this is a pre-production unit, final performance is not yet fine-tuned, but we can go over the new chassis design, as well as the internals of this mid-sized tower PC. Acer Predator Desktop Orion 3000 CPU 10th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor 10th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX Options: GTX 1650 GTX 1660 NVIDIA RTX Options: RTX 2060 RTX 2060 Super RTX 2070 Super RAM Up to 64 GB DDR4-2666 Storage PCIe NVMe Options: 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB M.2 2280 2 x 3.5-inch SATA bays Up to 2 x 3 TB HDD Networking Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.1 Cooling Dual...

Ryzen UCFF-palooza: Multiple PC Makers Now Shipping AMD Ryzen Embedded Systems

While AMD's Ryzen Embedded APUs aren't new, the rate of adoption for them is. AMD unveiled this week that four more manufacturers are now offering ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs...

24 by Anton Shilov on 12/4/2019

Intel Unveils Specificiations of NUC Element Modular PCs

In preparation to kick off sales of its NUC Element modular computers, Intel has disclosed some additional details about the product family. As expected, Intel will offer NUC Element...

14 by Anton Shilov on 12/4/2019

Junk or Treasure? We Tested Amazon’s Cheapest Black Friday Desktop PC, only $60!

Some Black Friday deals are wild. A store might offer only a couple of units of a particular TV, discounted by 66%. There might be a few pieces of...

83 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 12/1/2019

ASRock Reveals Mars UCFF PCs: 0.74-Liters With Intel Core Inside

ASRock has introduced its new Mars series of ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) barebones PCs. The Intel Core-based PCs come in a 0.74-liter chassis and can house up to 32 GB...

26 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2019

Dell: Intel CPU Shortages Worsened in Q4, Premium & Commercial PCs Impacted

Shortages of Intel’s CPUs have persisted for well over a year now, but according to Dell, they actually got worse in the ongoing quarter because of unexpectedly high demand...

82 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2019

Acer Launches Six Chrome Enterprise PCs: Notebooks, Convertibles, Desktops

Acer on Thursday introduced its Chrome Enterprise portfolio, which includes six PC models, one of the broadest in the industry. Acer’s Chrome Enterprise family includes laptops, convertibles, and desktops...

2 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2019

Intel Confirms Comet Lake-Based NUC 10 ‘Frost Canyon’ UCFF PCs

Intel has officially confirmed plans to release its NUC10 ‘Frost Canyon’ ultra-compact form-factor PCs with mobile Comet Lake processors. The main selling point of the systems will be CPUs...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/21/2019

Dell’s Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition Comes w/ Ryzen 5 3500 or Ryzen 9 3950X

Dell’s Alienware division has started sales of its Aurora Ryzen Edition desktops. The latest Aurora systems not only put AMD’s processors back into mid-tower Aurora machines for the first...

17 by Anton Shilov on 11/18/2019

Intel’s ‘Frost Canyon’ NUC Revealed: SFF PC w/ Comet Lake

Intel Thailand this week inadvertently disclosed the company’s plans to release its next-generation NUC small form-factor PCs based on Comet Lake processors in the near future. Meanwhile, a store...

19 by Anton Shilov on 11/15/2019

SimplyNUC Unveils Sequoia: AMD Ryzen V-Series-Based UCFF PC

SimplyNUC, a maker of ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs, has introduced its first PCs that use AMD’s Ryzen Embedded processors. The Sequoia units are rugged commercial systems designed for applications...

33 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2019

Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR Will Be Available in December

Alongside today's 16-inch MacBook Pro announcement, Apple has also confirmed that their long-awaited redesign of the Mac Pro, which has been due this fall, will be launching next month. Apple’s...

18 by Anton Shilov on 11/13/2019

Intel Axes 10nm CPU Based NUC

Intel has notified its partners about plans to discontinue its only 10nm small form factor NUC in the market. The NUC, which went under the code name of Crimson...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 11/6/2019

HP Unveils Chromebox Enterprise G2: A Chrome OS-Based Business Desktop

Business and enterprise desktops is an interesting market recently - on the one hand, because extended support for Windows 7 nears its end early in 2020, multiple companies are...

39 by Anton Shilov on 10/14/2019

Dell Announces Alienware Aurora R9: An Ultimate mATX Gaming PC

Living up to its status as a high-end, botique system builder, back in early 2019 Alienware rolled out its "Legend" industrial design. Intended to set the brand apart from...

26 by Anton Shilov on 8/22/2019

Dell’s Reveals OptiPlex 7070 Ultra: Putting a Modular PC In A Monitor Stand

All-in-one desktop PCs have a number of advantages compared to regular desktop machines when it comes to dimensions, style, lack of cable clutter, and other. Their main drawbacks are...

13 by Anton Shilov on 8/20/2019

Dell Unveils G5 Gaming Desktop: Starting at $629

Historically, Dell has addressed the market for higher-end gaming desktops with their Alienware-branded machines, which are frequently built around unlocked CPUs as well as advanced graphics cards. Meanwhile, for...

68 by Anton Shilov on 8/19/2019

Corsair: Origin PC Execs Remain, No Plans to Make Own Graphics Cards, Motherboards

Earlier this week Corsair took over Origin PC for an undisclosed sum, entering the league of boutique computer makers and significantly transforming itself as a company. As it usually...

7 by Anton Shilov on 7/26/2019

Corsair Acquires Origin PC

Corsair on Wednesday said that it had acquired Origin PC, a well-known boutique PC maker from the USA. Origin PC will remain a separate brand from Corsair and will...

34 by Anton Shilov on 7/24/2019

ASRock’s 4X4 Box-R1000: A Ryzen-Based 0.87-Liter SFF PC

ASRock has introduced what could be the world’s smallest system based on AMD Ryzen processor. The 4X4 Box-R1000 ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC can fit on the palm of a...

22 by Anton Shilov on 7/5/2019

Intel’s Islay Canyon Mini NUCs Available: Whiskey Lake, Radeon 540X, 8GB LPDDR3

Several retailers have started sales of Intel’s NUC 8 Mainstream-G systems previously known as codenamed Islay Canyon. The ultra-compact form-factor PCs pack Intel’s 8th Gen Core i5/i7 processors for...

43 by Anton Shilov on 7/1/2019

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