Systems

HP on Wednesday introduced its sixth-generation ProBook 400-series laptops, which are aimed at small and medium businesses. Just like their direct predecessors, the new HP ProBook 400-series G6 systems are powered by Intel’s 8th Generation Core i3/i5/i7 "Whiskey Lake" processors. Meanwhile, the new notebooks come in sleeker and thinner aluminum chassis and generally look better than the laptops they're set to replace. HP’s ProBook 400-series G6 are typical workhorses that bring together stylish looks, regular weight and thickness, moderate specs, as well as robust security. The latter is enabled by a TPM 2.0 chip, HP’s BIOSphere Gen4 firmware, a fingerprint reader, and an optional Windows Hello-compatible webcam with IR sensors. Though it should be noted that since the ProBook 400-series are not enterprise-grade machines, HP...

Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop: 15.6-inch, Up to Core i7, GTX 1050 Ti, From $749

Acer has announced a new version of its Nitro 5 laptop this week. The new variants will be powered by Intel’s latest Coffee Lake-H processors, and can use NVIDIA’s...

13 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2018

Origin PC Evo15-S Gaming Laptop: Core i7, GTX 1070 Max-Q, 1080p144

Today Origin PC released its new Evo15-S gaming laptop. The new device uses NVIDIA’s Max-Q based video cards to give a notably thinner and lighter device than the average...

13 by Joe Shields on 4/3/2018

ASUS Launches ROG Zephyrus M (GM501): A More Traditional Flagship Gaming Notebook

ASUS this week introduced its a second laptop under its flagship ROG Zephyrus gaming notebook brand. Dubbed the Zephyrus M (GM501) the new laptop is a slightly more straight-laced...

11 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2018

GIGABYTE Updates Aero 15: Six-Cores, GTX 1070, 1080p, 144 Hz, 5mm Bezel, $2300

Among the many laptops getting refreshed this morning, GIGABYTE has introduced upgraded versions of its Aero 15-series gaming laptops. The new notebooks retain a relatively compact form-factor, but feature...

8 by Anton Shilov on 4/3/2018

The Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) Review: Kaby Lake-G Benchmarked

Intel has enjoyed great success with its NUC line of ultra-compact and small form-factor (UCFF & SFF) PCs. While the UCFF form-factor managed to provide enough horsepower for office...

125 by Ganesh T S on 3/29/2018

Xiaomi Announces 15.6-inch Mi Gaming Laptop: Mid-Specs with Aggressive Pricing

Chinese brand Xiaomi this week announced its new Mi Gaming Laptop, its first endeavor into the gaming side of laptops. The 15.6-inch Full-HD 1080p gaming laptop will offer up...

19 by Joe Shields on 3/29/2018

Zotac ZBOX MAGNUS EK71080 Compact Gaming PC Review

Gaming systems and small form-factor (SFF) PCs have turned out to be growth segments in a desktop PC market that has been subject to severe challenges recently. Many vendors...

16 by Ganesh T S on 3/28/2018

NVIDIA’s DGX-2: Sixteen Tesla V100s, 30 TB of NVMe, only $400K

Ever wondered why the consumer GPU market is not getting much love from NVIDIA’s Volta architecture yet? This is a minefield of a question, nuanced by many different viewpoints...

28 by Ian Cutress on 3/27/2018

GIGABYTE's ThunderXStation with Dual Cavium ThunderX2 Arm SoCs

GIGABYTE this month introduced its ThunderXStation workstation based on two Cavium ThunderX2 processors featuring Armv8 architecture. The machine is primarily aimed at software developers porting or developing various applications...

23 by Anton Shilov on 3/27/2018

Meltdown & Spectre: Analyzing Performance Impacts on Intel's NUC7i7BNH

One of the consequences of the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, besides the immediate security concerns, is what it has meant for our ongoing testing and benchmarking operations. Along with...

83 by Ganesh T S on 3/23/2018

Logic Supply Unveils Fanless Wallet-Sized CL200 UCFF PCs: 4G-Ready, up to 9 I/O Ports

Logic Supply this week introduced its new series of ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs that boast a fanless design as well as rich connectivity via an optional 4G modem. The...

21 by Anton Shilov on 3/22/2018

Compulab Passively-Cooled Airtop2 Inferno with GeForce GTX 1080

Compulab has announced its first passively-cooled gaming desktop computer developed using the company’s expertise in fanless SFF systems. The Airtop2 Inferno uses an enhanced version of the Compulab’s proprietary...

14 by Anton Shilov on 2/24/2018

HP’s Snapdragon 835-Based Envy X2 2-in-1 Available for Pre-Order, Starts at $999

HP has started to take pre-orders on its new Envy X2 2-in-1 notebook based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC and Windows 10 S. The 12.3” device is designed as...

42 by Anton Shilov on 2/24/2018

Passive Compulab Airtop2 SFF Workstation Launched, with Xeon E3 and Quadro

Compulab this week has introduced a new generation of its passively-cooled Airtop workstations. The new updated models, called Airtop 2, use Intel's latest Xeon E3 v6 processors, featuring the...

8 by Anton Shilov on 2/20/2018

Corsair ONE Gets Caffeinated: Now with Coffee Lake

This week Corsair introduced two new versions of its small form-factor desktop, called the 'ONE'. The new versions upgrade the processor to the latest generation Intel six-core Coffee Lake...

21 by Anton Shilov on 2/16/2018

VAIO S Laptops Updated With 8th Gen Core CPUs & TruePerformance to Prolong Turbo Time

VAIO has updated its popular 13-inch VAIO S laptops sold in the U.S. with Intel’s latest 8th Generation Core i5/i7 processors featuring four cores. Besides new CPUs, the systems...

10 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2018

Lenovo Recalls Some ThinkPad X1 Carbon Laptops Due to Potential Overheating

Lenovo this week has began a voluntarily recall of some of its 5th Generation (Kaby Lake, Intel 7000-series) ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebooks because of an unfastened screw that can...

8 by Anton Shilov on 2/7/2018

HP Z4 Workstations Get Xeon W and Core X, 18-Core

Today, HP has released information on the update to its Z4 workstation line. The Z4 workstation is now available with both Xeon W and Core-X based processors for the...

20 by Joe Shields on 2/5/2018

NEC 2018 LaVie Note Mobile: Fanless 12.5” Core i7 with 12hr Battery, Under 2 Lbs

This month, NEC has introduced its first 2018 LaVie notebook: The LaVie Note Mobile. The LaVie line is known due to its design philosophy of being lightweight: when we...

32 by Anton Shilov on 1/29/2018

MSI at CES 2018: Vortex G25 for Workstations, the W25

At the MSI suite this year at CES, one of the updated systems on display was the new MSI Vortex W25. The W25 is a workstation version of the...

8 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2018

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