Gigabyte unveils BRIX mini-PC with NVIDIA graphics

gigabyte brix with geforce

Gigabyte is adding a new tiny desktop PC to its BRIX line of mini-computers. The company already offers several models with Intel or AMD processors. Now Gigabyte is preparing to launch a new model with an Intel Core i5 Haswell CPU and NVIDiA GeForce graphics. The folks at TechReport spotted the new Gigabyte BRIX desktop recently, […]

Shuttle DS437T is a fanless, barebones mini-PC

Shuttle DS437T

Earlier this year Shuttle launched a small form-factor, fanless desktop computer called the Shuttle DS437. But that little PC wasn’t really designed for home use — the RS-232 ports on the front were a pretty good sign that the computer was meant for digital signage and other business uses. Now Shuttle is offering a new […]

Banana Pi: A $57 Rasperry Pi clone with a faster CPU, more memory

Banana Pi

There’s no shortage of single-board, low-power computers on the market these days. But several years after launch, the Raspberry Pi is still probably the most popular. It’s just hardly the most powerful. So what’s a Raspberry Pi lover who wants a bit better performance to do? How about buying a board with more memory, a […]

BeagleBone Black Rev C features Debian Linux, 4GB storage

BeagleBone Black

The BeagleBone Black is an inexpensive computer-on-a-module that’s kind of like a cross between a Raspberry Pi and a Arduino board. You can use it as the brains of a low-power computer, or as the heart of a robot, home automation system, or other hardware project. The first version of the BeagleBone Black launched about […]

MSI ProBox23 is a barebones, Haswell mini PC

MSI ProBox23

MSI is launching a tiny, barebones desktop PC with support for some pretty impressive internals. The MSI ProBox23 should be available later in April, and it features a Mini ITX board with support for an Intel Haswell processor. The system will support up to 16GB of RAM, up to 3 internal storage devices, and has […]

Intel launches a fanless, Bay Trail NUC mini-computer

ntel NUC DE3815TYKHE

Intel has introduced its first tiny desktop computer to use passive cooling. The Intel NUC DE3815TYKHE measures 7.5″ x 4.6″ x 1.6″ and uses a combination of low-power components and passive heat dissipation so that it doesn’t require any fans. The system isn’t exactly a high-performance PC. It’s powered by a single-core Intel Atom Bay […]

Rockchip RK3288 TV boxes on the way

rk3288 tv stick

Rockchip’s new RK3288 processor is a quad-core ARM Cortex-A17 processor with ARM Mali-760 graphics. It’s the most powerful processor from the Chinese chip maker to date, although at the rate Rockchip releases new processors that probably won’t be true for long. Anyway, the first RK3288-powered tablets started appearing a few weeks ago. Now the first […]

Run Quake III on a Raspberry Pi with new open-source graphics driver

quake iii arena

Broadcom and Raspberry Pi recently released the source code and documentation for a chip similar to the one used in the group’s mini-computer. But open source code is only as good as the applications you can use it to build — so the team also challenged the community by promising $10 thousand to the first developer […]

ECS LIVA mini PC: Tiny Bay Trail desktop for under $200

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Taiwan-based ECS has unveiled a new mini-desktop PC with an Intel Atom Bay Trail-M processor and a price of $200 or less. The ECS LIVA is expected to go on sale in late April, and while the system will support Windows and other operating systems, it’ll ship without an OS. Japan’s IT Media and PC […]

Lilbits (3-21-2014): Is your email safe from snooping?

outlook login

Microsoft’s “Scroogled” ad campaign pokes fun at Google for the company’s habit of automatically scanning your email messages in order to choose contextually relevant advertisements. But this week Microsoft is drawing some heat for snooping through a Microsoft Hotmail users’s inbox as part of a criminal investigation involving an employee who leaked software and trade […]