Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935: Lego chassis

Cooler Master HAF Stacker 935: Lego chassis

Large chassis have become a rarity in our offices. The reasons for that are few, but the main “culprit” is the advent of mobile devices in computer market. The number of hardware enthusiasts who handp...

HTC One Max: HTC in the world of phablets

HTC One Max: HTC in the world of phablets

After the excellent HTC One, it was logical for HTC to sail into waters of large smartphones. As was the case with Sony Xperia Z and Z Ultra, HTC One Max is, basically, an enlarged HTC One, although t...

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition: Intended for the overclocking elite

ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition: Intended for the overclocking elite

As soon as some time passes without ASUS giving their competition a “homework”, we can safely expect an avalanche of exclusive products. This time it's the new motherboard which will make most of over...

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4: Friends forever

Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4: Friends forever

The best motherboard doesn’t necessarily have to be the one that has the most of everything, simply because some of us don’t use a great number of capabilities that a device has. True, we would all pr...

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Smartphone with the biggest screen

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: Smartphone with the biggest screen

Only two years ago, when Samsung started a new trend of producing smartphones with big screens with the Note model, everybody thought that nobody wanted to use a phone that big and that concept doesn’...

ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

ASUS RAIDR Express SSD: Beating records at all costs

Sometimes, it’s not possible to make the fastest device of a certain kind in the most elegant ways. Simply, it requires breaching the borders of the comfortable, so the result of the desire to reach t...

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NP Envy Rove 20: Heavy-weight "tablet"

First of all, HP Rove is in no way a tablet, but rather an All-in-One computer that you can use away from the desk, but from a distance it can seem like an ordinary tablet. As soon as you get close to it, you’ll see that there’s an elegant desktop computer in front of you. In case you’re still having doubts, as soon as you take the “tablet” in your hands, you’ll be sorry you didn’t spend more time at the gym.
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Intel NUC: Intel’s black box

Concept of PC configurations packed in small chassis isn’t a new one. We’ve already covered the topic of HTPC a few times, but that concept never caught on with home users. There was always another type of a device with smaller dimensions and with enough options and capabilities that would render the concept of HTPC as a home multimedia center meaningless. It seems that Intel decided to show everyone how should HTPC look and function.
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Sapphire Mini PC Edge: AMD vs Intel by Sapphire

We’ve encountered a few Sapphire Edge Mini PC computers. It’s a HTPC computer of small dimension, and every subsequent Edge Mini PC that we’ve received for testing was noticeably better. With the advent of AMD APU, we expected that Sapphire will present Edge Mini PC based on it, and precisely that happened in the third generation of this HTPC.

Sapphire Edge HD3 had a first generation APU (AMD APU E450 1,6 GHz with AMD Radeon HD6320) and its performances were satisfactory. However, when Trinity APU appeared, the expectations were greater, especially in terms of graphic performances. New series of Sapphire Edge Mini computers, under the name of “Edge VS” was based on Trinity APU, and to make things more interesting, Sapphire still didn’t give up on the “Edge HD” series, which at its base has a new generation Intel Celeron.
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Asus ET2220I: Prestige above all else

All-in-one computers have great potential to be more than just a small PC for those who don’t have much space at their disposal. Primarily, many have already experimented with this concept in order to make an excellent multimedia device. There’s also a great potential to make a prestigious device which will not only fulfil its function as it should, but also attract the attention of all those who see it for the first time. That’s exactly what ASUS did with the ET220I model. After many unconvincing “all-in-one” computers, a new model will have no trouble with singling itself out.
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Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 91z: A PC for (nearly) everyone

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It’s difficult to explain why all-in-one PCs aren’t more popular on the current market. For instance, notebooks also have a worse price/performance ratio compared to desktop PCs. Yet they are being sold in heaps, despite the fact that many are buying them for the wrong reasons, with the notebook in question never leaving its desk surface. So what’s the problem with all-in-one models, then? Well, other than the very limited import in most smaller countries, it might be due to the huge variations in quality among manufacturers, starting from bad production quality, over slow hardware, to overheating. Lenovo’s ThinkCentre Edge 91z is a prime example of an excellent PC which has none of these issues, leaving only the question of financial viability as the key factor in favour or against it.

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Sapphire Edge HD: Take three

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It was last September that we dealt with the second edition of Sapphire’s incredibly likeable miniature PC, one that immediately won us over with its appearance and high degree of functionality (in terms of what it was made for, of course). The time was nigh for a third iteration, which seems to stick to the tried-and-true formula by all means – it’s somewhat faster than its predecessor and somewhat more power-efficient.

Physically, Edge HD3 is exactly the same as “number two”, which was itself identical to the original HD. This can’t be taken as a drawback, though, since the appearance is very elegant and fits virtually all environments. Some would prefer rounded edges over the current straight ones, but since this is the third generation sporting the same looks, the redesign is likely to happen with the next one.

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Sapphire Edge HD 2: Evolution in Small

ImageA few months ago, we tested and reviewed the first Sapphire miniPC Edge HD, which was awarded due to its accessible price, solid performance and low consumption. We’ve just received its heir called Edge HD 2 for testing. One could say that the new model is really just an evolution of the old one, as there is no radical difference between the two. One of the reasons for this is that Edge HD 2 is based on the same platform, with slightly upped hardware specifications compared to its predecessor.

 

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Sapphire Edge HD: A Compact Ionisation

ImagePCs in miniature enclosures are nothing new. However, when this enclosure is merely two centimetres thick, and the graphics card in the PC NVIDIA’s ION 2, what is your first thought? This might just be the new ideal candidate for the living room media centre? We thought the same.

 

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HP Pavilion All-in-One 200-5220ad & 200-5230ad: For Work or Living Room

ImageAll-in-one PCs aren’t exactly omnipresent on the market, which makes every encounter with one of them a pleasure. This time we have two HP Pavilion PCs, very impressive in both characteristics and appearance. The significant bit concerning both models is that they weren’t conceived only to attract attention to the desk, but also contain hardware that enables comfortable work in more demanding professional applications. The PCs may only differ in one character in the name, but the invisible differences are much larger than that.

 

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Zotac ZBOX: The New ION Generation

Zotac_ZBox_intro2.jpgImageThe first Nvidia ION was true refreshment in the HTPC world. Not only because of the power-saving Atom CPU, but also graphics performance that were head and shoulders above Intel's GMA950 and similar solutions. However, it was evident that performance was still insufficient to run the newest games, even in the lowest resolutions and detail levels. This is exactly what the new revision of ION set out to do, to reduce consumption of the first ION and increase graphics performance.

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