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Razer rumored to acquire Android console maker Ouya

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 11, 2015 6:40 am

After rumors that Ouya was looking for a quick sale, it looks like that quick sale could be to Razer. Razer is rumored to be thinking of acquiring the Android console maker, with CNET reporting that the purchase agreement is "not yet finalized".




With investors putting $15 million into the company, founder and CEO Julie Uhrman is wanting to give them their money back, and not have the company sink into a financial black hole. An acquisition by Razer would make sense, as it would give Razer a cheap opportunity to get into the living room with an Android-powered console.

Valve has sold 35% of its first wave of Steam Controllers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 11, 2015 3:40 am

Valve has updated TweakTown on what to expect for the next couple of months in the ramp up to the launch of Steam Machines, SteamOS, Steam Controller, SteamVR, Steam Box, and everything else Valve-related.




Doug Lombardi, VP of Marketing for Valve, said that the "get it early" offer for the Steam Controller "is available to everyone who pre orders, but only while supplies last. As of this writing, we have sold over 35% of the limited quantity available for early delivery in Oct".


Lombardi added that: "All Steam Machines offer full support for Steam's In Home Streaming, in addition to offering support for native Steam OS games. This means they can transmit and receive In Home Streams, and allow them to play all the games on Steam when paired with Steam PC".

GIGABYTE shows a new focus towards IoT solutions

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 1:27 am

Computex 2015 - In a recent press release, GIGABYTE has shown off a large dedication to IoT related items, ranging from server motherboards to vending machine applications teamed up with CoCa-Cola.




As for its gateway options, shown off is the GB-BXBT-3825 and the GB-TCV1A Vending Machine Controllers. Sporting tiny overall designs, these two products are designed with vending machines in mind, complete in a 56mm high x 107mm wide and 114mm deep chassis.


These products come complete with Intel Atom E3825 or E3815 processors, a single audio jack, HDMI and VGA outputs for advertising or signage applications, data encryption capabilities and seamless connectivity to cloud-based operations.

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SYBER opens the floodgates for Steambox pre-orders

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 5, 2015 12:10 am

As a division of CyberPowerPC, SYBER has just allowed for pre-orders of its upcoming Steambox series as mentioned in a recent press release - claiming to offer "the ultimate in PC Console solutions to bring the PC gaming experience to the living room."




Starting at $499, the three models on offer come packaged with everything down to peripherals alongside upgrade packages being on stand-by should you want more grunt in the future.


All of these machines come pre-installed with SteamOS and a Steam Controller can be purchased for an additional $49.99 directly from CyberPowerPC as a package with your system or separately.

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Colorful video cards power some insane custom PCs at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 3:03 am

Computex 2015 - While the GeForce GTX 980 Ti iGame from Colorful looks like one of the slickest GM200-powered video cards to expect, the company powered a few custom PCs with its VGA cards.




This system had an Intel Core i7-4790K, Bitspower water cooling setup, Colorful iGame Z97 Extreme, Avexir Blitz 16GB DDR3 2400MHz Green RAM, a Plextor M6S 256GB SSD, two Colorful GeForce GTX 980 Tis in SLI, all powered by an Antec HCP 1300W Gold PSU and housed inside of the beautiful InWin D-Frame NVIDIA Edition.






This gorgeous beast packed mostly the same hardware as the green system, apart from some red components and the use of the insanely awesome InWin S-Frame Black & Red Edition.

How small can you go? Miniscule ECS LIVA PCs pictured

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 2:38 am

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

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 4, 2015 2:25 am

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

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 10:36 am

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

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 9:31 am

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

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:31 am

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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