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How small can you go? Miniscule ECS LIVA PCs pictured

Computex 2015 - "What could you possibly fit into such a small box?" This is the question that I am most commonly asked when I show my friends pictures of systems as small as this - quite a lot is the real answer.




Introducing the ECS LIVA PC series. First is the Core, brandishing an Intel Core M-5Y10C SoC processor, 4GB of DDR3L memory, one M.2 SSD for storage, Gigabit LAN, a wireless card offering Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0 are just some of what this beast has to offer.


As for outputs you can expect two HDMI ports, one combo sound/microphone jack, two microphones, four USB 3.0 ports and a Micro SD card reader all bundled into this 136 x 84 x 38mm package.

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Mini PCs are out in force, here it BIOSTAR's Intel Celeron addition

Computex 2015 - Named the iDEAQ-T1 IN294KT1 and also known as the Karaoke, this product comes complete with an Intel Celeron N2940 processor and integrated Intel HD graphics and marks BIOSTAR's addition to the wide range of miniature PCs available from many different companies on display this year in Taiwan.




Adding to the features list is Dual-Channel DDR3L memory support at 1333 MHz in the form of two bays housing up to 16GB total, a Realtek Gigabit 10/100/1000 controller, a Mini PCie WLAN connection provided and one bay for a 2.5" hard drive.


As for connections, expect one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, one Gigabit LAN port, one line-out and one mic-in on the rear I/O. The front I/O panel offers two USB 2.0 options.

MSI shows off the compact Nightblade MI gaming PC

Computex 2015 - MSI has added to its popular Nightblade series, introducing the Nightblade MI at Computex 2015.




Even though the Nigthblade MI may look like a smaller form factor than a regular gaming PC, don't let its modest looks fool you.


Powered by the Intel Core i7 CPU and running full NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 video cards, the Nightblade MI has serious gaming hardware in a compact form. The system has been designed for gaming, though the company didn't reveal full system specifications for the Nightblade MI.

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Dell introduces Inspiron 20 & 24 3000 Series all-in-one PCs

Computex 2015 - PC manufacturer Dell has introduced the new Inspiron 20 and 24 3000 Series All-in-One desktop PCs during Computex 2015. Both systems include USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports, 4-in-1 MCR and Ethernet capabilities, and a pop-up easel stand with one-cord set up.


The Inspiron has a 19.5" HD+ display features the Intel Braswell processors, and consumers can choose a touchscreen to further complement the units.




Meanwhile, the Inspiron 24 has 23.8" Full HD wide-angle display with IPS technology with Intel processors. The all-in-one has a streamlined design so it can fit comfortably in the living room or a crowded office.

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Mini-PCs everywhere thanks to ASUS, featuring the VivoPC and Chromebox

Computex 2015 - ASUS is surely not short on mini PCs thanks to its Chromebox and VivoPC series', showcasing a myriad of options in Taipei this week.




The Chromebox CN62 comes with a choice of three Intel processors (Celeron 3205U, i3-5010U, i7-550U), 2-4GB of Dual-Channel DDR3 memory at 1600MHz, Intel GD graphics, 1000 Mbps LAN and a 16GB M.2 SSD and comes in either silver or black. Claiming to draw only 6W of power at idle, it's "more efficient than a LED light bulb" as claimed by ASUS itself.


As for the VivoPC, there is the VC65 edition with a 6th generation Intel Core processor, RAID support for up to 1TB of 2.5" SATA 3 HDDs and up to 512GB of SSD storage space, adding to this is 4-16GB of dual-channel DDR3L RAM support at 1600MHz and 1000 Mbps LAN. Contrast to this is the VivoPC WM65N/VM65 with USB 3.1 and 801.11ac Wi-Fi and different storage options.

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Shuttle embraces Built-in Broadwell Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs for PCs

Computex 2015 - Shuttle is showing off the DS57U3, DS57U5 and DS57U7 fanless computers, powered by the Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs.




The new Shuttle systems utilize two SO-DIMM sockets and can support up to 16GB of DDR3L memory. One mini-PCI Express slot can support an mSATA solid-state drive, while the other mini-PCI Express slot has a built-in WLAN module.


Owners can utilize two Gigabit Ethernet ports, Intel controllers, and utilize four USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, built-in card reader and audio ports.

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Make yourself a complete ASUS ROG-themed custom build

Computex 2015 - If you're looking to complete your color scheme in style, ROG has teamed up with a bunch of different PC component and accessory manufacturers to bring you 'ROG Certified' parts.




Adding to the myriad of options is a large RAM selection including G.SKILL Ripjaws 4 Series DDR4 RAM, the Avexir Raiden Series Red Tesla Edition RAM, the Avexir Impact Series Ram, the Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR4 RAM and the HyperX Predator DDR4 RAM. On top of this, Bitspower has a ROG Certified Rampage V Extreme FCB in both black and clear alongside the Thermaltright Silver Arrow CPU cooler reaching certification status.


Built into a simplistic modded project and also InWin's new amazing transformer case, this ROG Certified series of product sure does make for a brilliant build, especially when coupled with the new ROG video cards.

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ASUS shows off its award winning GR6 tiny gaming PC

Computex 2015 - Claimed as being "console-inspired," this tiny 2.5L PC by ASUS ROG boasts desktop performance and a BC award.




Featuring an Intel i5-5200U processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960m to boot, users are given the ability to throw in another 8GB of RAM if they see fit.


Also complete with a 128GB 2.5" SATA SSD, Wake On LAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 and Windows 8.1 this system is almost dwarfed by the mechanical keyboard it sits behind.

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ZOTAC shows off another Intel and NVIDIA powered mini PC, ZBOX EN970

Computex 2015 - We've just told you about the new Zotac Steambox ZBOX SN970 on display and now here's another beastly Intel and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970m powered beast in the shape of this red and black ZBOX EN970.




The ZOTAC ZBOX EN970 comes complete with an Intel Core i5 5200u Broadwell processor, one mSATA storage drive, a single 2.5-inch HDD and yet again features four HDMI output ports, this time specified as running at HDMI 2.0.


This sleek black design is finished off by a cool red-ring power button, a front-facing SD card slot, USB 3.0 ports and two 3.5mm audio jacks.

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The ZOTAC SteamBox ZBOX SN970 discovered with pictures

Computex 2015 - We have just come across ZOTAC's rendition of the Steambox, the powerful ZBOX SN970.




Complete with an Intel 6th Generation "Skylake" CPU, this product is set to be released in November and features two DDR3-1600 SO-DIM RAM slots, a single 2.5" SATA 6 Gb/s port for a HDD or SSD, dual gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.


This product comes out of the box with four HDMI output ports, SteamOS preloaded, a Steam Controller, a 1TB HDD, a 128GB M.2 SSD, 8GB of DDR3 memory and a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphical processor.

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