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Mini-PC

The Magic W3 is claimed to be the world's first handheld microcomputer running on a full v...

Recently, devices like LG's Tegra 2-powered Optimus 2X have blurred the lines between smartphone and mini-computer but they're still geared towards the former. The Magic W3's primary function is as a handheld computer that also happens to have telephone functionality. What's the difference? The Atom-powered W3 runs on a full version of Windows 7 Home Premium for multi-tasking productivity and includes 32GB of onboard solid state storage.  Read More

CompuLab has announced that the next fit-PC will sport an AMD G-Series APU and, although n...

One of the very first energy efficient mini-PCs to catch my attention was CompuLab's fit-PC2 model, with an ultra-low-power Intel processor, a gigabyte of DDR2 memory and a 160GB HDD. Now, the company has jumped into AMD's camp for the forthcoming release of the fit-PC3, set to become the most powerful member of the company's line of miniature industrial PCs. It doesn't offer quite the same energy efficiency as the previous model, but there is up to 1.6GHz of processing power on offer, coupled with up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and a 2.5-inch SATA3 hard drive.  Read More

CompuLab has announced a new miniature computer powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processing pla...

Israel's CompuLab, makers of the fit-PC range of energy efficient mini-PCs, has announced a new miniature computer powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 2 processing platform. The Trim-Slice computer is said to offer the rich multimedia capabilities and user experience of a full-size PC at only a fraction of the power draw. It benefits from a fanless design, Wireless-N connectivity, solid state memory and expansion via both a full size and a micro SD card slots.  Read More

The ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series mini-PC from ZOTAC

ZOTAC has announced two new additions to its existing ZBOX Blu-ray range of small form factor, energy-efficient computers. The ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 and AD03 Plus models are described by the company as a potent casual gaming platform and feature high definition graphics and audio, Dual-Core processing power, DDR3 memory, USB 3 and Wireless-N networking.  Read More

The Xi3 Modular Computer features Dual Core processing power, a host of external connectiv...

There seems to be a different computer solution for every desktop and network problem – from home systems to home built machines to those that serve the business community. The Xi3 Corporation claims that its scalable, modular system offers a somewhat different approach to the rest of the field. Each palm-sized cube features interchangeable and adjustable boards for maximum adaptability, Dual Core processing power and low power consumption.  Read More

The Zotac Zbos Blu-ray series feature a slot-loading Blu-ray drive

There’s no doubt the format war between HD-DVD and Blu-ray scared a lot of consumers away from upgrading from DVD to a higher definition format. Even though it’s been more than two years since Blu-ray took the honors and HD-DVD was relegated to the technological scrap heap sales of Blu-ray players haven’t really scaled the heights that manufacturers would have liked. But as prices continue to drop more and more Blu-ray devices are hitting the market. The latest is the world’s first mini-PCs with an integrated Blu-ray drive in the form of the Zotac Zbox Blu-ray series.  Read More

Stealth's new LPC-100 mini computer offers up to 2.53GHz of processing power, some 500GB o...

If you're looking for a powerful, space-saving personal computer that's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand then the new LPC-100 from Stealth might just tick all the right boxes. Despite its diminutive dimensions, the little computer is claimed to outperform most desktop and mobile computers available today. There's up to 2.53GHz of processing power on offer, some 500GB of hard drive storage with solid state options too and up to 4GB of memory.  Read More

The glossy black diamond shape of the Mini-e from eMachines could well see it take front s...

Mini desktop computers have been featured a number of times in Gizmag over the years. Most of those devices will rarely enjoy front stage limelight, being tucked behind a monitor or hidden from sight. The new Mini-e from eMachines looks set to change that. It's powered by an Athlon processor and comes with GeForce graphics, a decent amount of memory and a good sized hard drive. But it's the unique design that will make you want to show this beauty off.  Read More

ViewSonic's new VOT125 mini-PC is being offered with four Intel ultra-low-voltage processo...

ViewSonic has announced U.S. availability for its new handy VOT125 mini-PC. Coming with a quartet of ultra-low-voltage processor options from Intel to help cut down on power draw and benefiting from Windows 7 Home Premium, its petite dimensions may well see the unit being squeezed into the tightest nook of limited home and office space.  Read More

The latest work from case mod specialist Jeffrey Stephenson was inspired by a powerful gam...

Seasoned case modder and hater of all things beige, Jeffrey Stephenson has been squeezing fully functional mini-PCs into all sorts of strange and beautiful outer shell designs ever since first crunching a VIA mini-ITX motherboard into a cigar box in 2002. The latest stylish addition to his expanding collection was inspired by the six drive Thermaltake Level 10 gaming monster and includes VIA's latest Pico board which pumps out 1080p video, 160GB of solid state storage, 2GB of memory and a DVD burner.  Read More

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