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Intel's new NUC 11 series PC has just launched, with the new Qi version of the NUC 11 Panther Canyon PC coming in an interesting house-shaped box.
The regular version of the Intel NUC 11 doesn't come in the house-shaped box, but the Qi-charging capable version of the NUC 11 does (and confirmed by Robtech) Inside of the NUC 11 you'll find an Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, and support for a super-fat NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD.
Intel's new NUC 11 Performance Panther Canyon is the flagship gaming high-end NUC that packs a discrete NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card, Optane Mem H10 memory, and 16GB of RAM by default -- but it can be upgraded.
Dell has just unveiled its latest Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 Gaming Desktop, which comes with the new Zen 3-powered Ryzen 9 5900X (12C/24T) or Ryzen 9 5950X (16C/32T) processors.
The new Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 Gaming Desktop also packs an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor by default, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card with 10GB of GDDR6X memory, 32GB of RAM, and 1TB of M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD storage and 1TB of 3.5-inch 7200RPM SATA storage.
You can change out the Ryzen 9 5900X for the higher-end Ryzen 9 5950X processor, increase the 32GB of RAM up to a much higher 64GB or even 128GB, and the M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD from 1TB to a larger 2TB as well as the 1TB 7200RPM SATA storage to 2TB.
Origin PC has a really slick retro gaming PC on its hands with a new limited edition rig called the RestoMod, which is a new PC built into a custom Corsair 4000D case -- but very retro, very 90s styled.
The basic model will cost you just over $2000 and include the custom Corsair 4000D case styled as a retro 90s beige PC tower -- including a fake CD-ROM drive, fake floppy drives, and a fake turbo button. Inside, you have a window panel to let you look into your gaming PC -- so retro on the outside, new school to look inside with your new components... nice.
As for the components inside of the Origin RestoMod you'll get an Intel Core i5-10400 processor, 16GB of RAM, 250GB storage, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card.
Razer introduced the new Tomahawk Gaming Desktop at CES 2020 earlier this year, before the world was turned upside down by COVID-19, and now the small gaming PC is up for pre-order.
The new Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop is up for pre-order starting at $2399 (with no GPU) which will give you an Intel Core i9-9980HK processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD (yay) with a 2TB HDD @ 5400RPM (wtf). We have cooling through 120mm fans at the top, and another on the GPU.
Razer also offers the Tomahawk Gaming Desktop with a GPU as well, for $3199 -- where you will get the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition graphics card.
Acer revealed a new laptop that is sure to pique the interest of sports car fans. The new Porsche Design Acer Book RS features cutting-edge components, including Intel's Evo platform with 11th gen Core processors. And as the name suggests, Porsche, the famous sports car brand, had a hand at designing it.
The new Porsche Design Acer Book RS features an all-metal chassis, a unibody hinge, with a carbon fibre cover. It also includes a 14-inch FHD IPS touchscreen made of antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass. The display supports 100% sRGB color and produces 340 nits of brightness.
The Porsche Design Acer Book RS will not crush any gaming records. The system is set up well for productivity, though, with the latest Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce MX350 graphics. Acer Book RS computers come equipped with up to a 1TB of PCIe SSD.
NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card is finally here (our review on the RTX 3090 FE, and MSI's custom RTX 3090 GAMING X TRIO) but Maingear's new SFF gaming PC is something you need to check out.
Maingear's new Turbo line of gaming PCs is a small form factor family (SFF) of rigs that have the company's hand-crafted APEX liquid cooling. This means it can keep the CPU (both Intel and AMD's latest chips) as well as NVIDIA's new 8K monster GeForce RTX 3090 nice and chilled under water cooling.
CEO of Maingear, Wallas Santos, explained: "Paired with our hand-crafted revolutionary APEX liquid cooling and custom desktop designs, our new line of gaming PCs deliver the most performance that we have ever offered. When equipped with the incredible RTX 3090, our Turbo desktop in particular truly transforms into an unbeatable small-form-factor beast unlike any other pre-built on the market".
ASRock Industrial today introduced a new series of mini PCs that packs a lot more power than you would expect for a business computer. The new 4x4 BOX-4000 series offers Ryzen 4000 APUs with built-in Vega graphics.
ASRock's new line of workplace mini PCs are a lot more powerful that the average office computer. These compact systems feature AMD's mobile Ryzen 4000 CPUs, which you can get in Ryzen 3 4300U, Ryzen 5 4500U, or Ryzen 7 4800U flavours.
Each option includes a 7 CUs of Vega 7 graphics to handle all your display needs, including support for up to four displays with one DisplayPort 1.2a, one HDMI 2.0a, and two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C ports that support DP1.2a. Each output can drive a 4K panel at 60Hz, which would give you a tremendous amount of desktop space to work with.
Following NVIDIA's bombshell reveal of the RTX 30 series graphics cards, Acer announced that it would soon offer preconfigured Predator Orion gaming desktop computers with RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090 graphics card options.
Acer's Predator Orion lineup includes three models that represent different price points. The Predator Orion 9000 is the high-end option, which supports Intel's Core i9-10980XE Extreme-Edition. These systems will support up to NVIDIA's top-of-the-line GeForce RTX 3090 graphics card.
The mid-tier Predator Orion 5000 is not quite as powerful as the 9000-series, but these systems are no slouches. The Predator Orion 5000 machines come equipped with the slightly more pedestrian Intel Core i9-10900K processor. Acer will drop any RTX 30 series card into one of these, including extreme RTX 3090.
NZXT has just surprised with a single step right before Microsoft and Sony release their next-gen Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles -- a new trio of pre-built gaming PCs guaranteeing 60FPS gaming.
The new StarterPC pre-built computers start at $699, with the introductory model packing an Intel Core i3-9100F, 8GB of RAM, MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Ventus XS OC, and 512GB of Intel 660p M.2 SSD storage. The step up from there is $200 more at $899, with a faster Core i5-9400F, 16GB RAM, MSI GTX 1660 SUPER Ventus XS 6G OC and the same SSD.
Up from there is another $100 from the StarterPlus, with the StarterPro priced at $999 -- it rocks the same Core i5-9400F processor, upgraded MSI GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS 6G OC, and larger 1TB of Intel 665p M.2 SSD.
The systems are upgradeable, so it's not like you buy the StarterPC and are stuck without being able to upgrade it. NZXT chief executive Johnny Hou explains: "Building a gaming PC can be very difficult for beginners. Not everyone wants to take the time needed to fully understand how to configure and build a system. They just want to play their favorite games".
Lenovo has just unveiled a bunch of new gaming laptops and desktops in its Legion gaming brand, with a pretty kick ass new Legion Tower 5 gaming PC.
The new Lenovo Legion Tower 5 can be configured with some seriously powerful hardware, with the system starting at $830. From there, you can configure it with kick ass hardware like AMD's new Ryzen 9 3950X processor and NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER graphics card.
Lenovo lets you option up to 128GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, up to 2 x 1TB PCIe SSDs and even 2 x 2TB 3.5-inch HDDs for storage.