Systems

Intel’s Compute Stick, a self-contained PC-on-a-stick that could be used to transform any display into a PC, was an interesting concept when it was revealed several years ago. However it never really took off in the intervening years, due in part to limitations imposed by the form factor, leading to the chipmaker to abandon the project. Still, the Compute Stick did find a small but apparently loyal user base who remained interested in the niche solution, and so this week ASUS is introducing a new version of its VivoStick PC TS10 with more RAM and Windows 10 Pro. First introduced back in 2017, the original ASUS VivoStick PC TS10 was based on Intel’s Atom x5-Z8350 SoC (Cherry Trail with 4 Airmont CPU cores), which was...

HP Launches EliteBook x360 1040 G5: Now with 14-Inch Display and 32 GB of RAM

HP on Tuesday announced its first EliteBook-branded convertible, the EliteBook x360 1040 G5. Walking a fine line between an ultraportable laptop, a convertible, and a high-end laptop, HP has...

15 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2018

Dell Launches Three Rugged Latitude Laptops with up to 1000-nit Displays

Dell today introduced its new generation of ruggedized Latitude laptops designed to operate in rough locations. The new family consists of three base models that offer different levels of...

7 by Anton Shilov on 10/23/2018

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Book2: 12-Inch, Snapdragon 850 with X20 LTE, 20 Hrs

Samsung today has introduced the Galaxy Book2, its newest attempt to create an always on, always connected convertible PC. For the new 2-in-1 notebook, Samsung opted to use Qualcomm’s...

48 by Anton Shilov on 10/18/2018

Lenovo Launches 12.5-Inch ThinkPad A285 with AMD Ryzen PRO APUs

Lenovo Japan on Thursday said that it would begin selling its ThinkPad A285 laptop on September 21. The mobile PC is one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks based...

44 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2018

Origin PC Announces NT-15 Quadro Workstation: Core i7 and Max-Q

Origin PC on Wednesday introduced its first mobile workstation featuring a professional NVIDIA Quadro P5000 GPU. The NT-15 Quadro uses Intel’s 7th Generation Core i7 CPU and comes with...

5 by Anton Shilov on 8/2/2018

Origin PC Launches EVO17-S ‘Thin-and-Light’ 17-Inch Laptop with Intel Core i9

In addition to a relatively modest EON15-S gaming laptop introduced on Wednesday, Origin PC also rolls out its EVO17-S, a much more powerful machine running Intel’s Core i9 CPU...

14 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2018

Origin PC Unveils EON15-S Laptop: Core i9, GTX 1060, Two PCIe SSDs

Origin PC on Wednesday introduced its new gaming laptop aimed at customers looking at mid-range designs. The new EON15-S notebook comes in a sub-1-inch thick chassis and is equipped...

15 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2018

Intel Officially Launches Bean Canyon NUCs with Coffee Lake-U Processors

Intel's Bean Canyon NUCs have been subject to a number of leaks, notably from FanlessTech. However Intel has finally made things official with a detailed technical product manual for...

38 by Ganesh T S on 7/25/2018

HP Unveils Z2 Mini G4 SFF Workstations: Up to Six-Core Xeons, Pro GPUs

HP this week upgraded its miniature Z2 Mini workstation with the latest Intel’s Core and Xeon E processors with up to six cores as well as professional-grade graphics cards...

11 by Anton Shilov on 7/20/2018

Lenovo’s Miix 630 Snapdragon 835-Based 2-in-1 Now Available

Lenovo has started to sell its Miix 630 always-connected PC based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835 SoC and Microsoft’s Windows 10 S. The system weighs around 1.4 kilograms yet promises...

34 by Anton Shilov on 7/10/2018

iBuyPower Element Gaming PC Review: i7-8086K and GTX 1080 Ti Inside

It has been a long while since AnandTech has reviewed full-sized systems, as most of our readers tend to build PCs for themselves. There is however quite a large...

52 by Joe Shields on 7/6/2018

An EpicGear Turnkey PC Gaming Café: Beam Me Up Scotty

One of the phrases I no longer hear in this industry is ‘Cyber Café’. A remnant of the past, at least here in the west, a gaming or cyber...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2018

ECS with Intel Compute Card: What Happened to Intel’s Compute Card?

One of the more interesting and innovative platforms that Intel has introduced over the past few years was the Compute Card: a small credit-card like platform that contained a...

26 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

USB-IF and Fast Charging: New Standard Logo with Wattage Listed

When discussing industry standards, the sexy ones are involved around performance: if you can breathe PCIe 4.0 or PCIe 5.0 into a sentence, people start listening. One of the...

28 by Ian Cutress on 6/13/2018

ASRock DeskMini Z370 GTX1060 Review: A Compact Coffee Lake Gaming PC

Small form-factor machines have emerged as a very significant chunk of the PC market. Building on the success of the UCFF NUCs, Intel introduced the mini-STX platform in 2015...

24 by Ganesh T S on 6/12/2018

ASUS Zen Press Event Live Blog (11:30am Taiwan, 3:30am UTC)

Anton and I are at ASUS' consumer press event, more often called the 'Zen' press event. We expect a quick flurry of launches from Jonney Shih, so stay tuned...

5 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

Honor’s Thin-and-Light MagicBook with AMD Ryzen Mobile Listed

A Chinese retailer has started to list Honor’s MagicBook laptop based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processor. The thin-and-light notebook looks similar to the Intel-based MagicBook launched in April and...

14 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ZOTAC to Demo ZBOX CI660 Nano Fanless UCFF PC with 8th Gen Core i7

ZOTAC is prepping yet another passively-cooled ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC aimed at people looking for silence and portability. The ZBOX CI660 nano system will feature a new chassis and...

2 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Strix Hero II & Scar II GL504 Laptops: CFL, 144 Hz, GTX 1070, New Chassis

ASUS on Monday introduced its new ROG Strix Hero II and ROG Strix Scar II gaming laptops. Originally, ASUS positioned the ROG Strix family of notebooks as its entry-level...

8 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

ZOTAC Preps Second-Gen Wearable Backpack "VR GO" PC

Multiple makers of gaming PCs formally introduced their wearable backpack PCs for VR gaming at Computex 2016 and have never updated these systems since then. But apparently after two...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2018

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