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MeLE Quieter 4C Review (a pocket-sized fanless PC with Intel N100)

The MeLE Quieter 4C is a pocket-sized computer PC that’s about the size of a thick smartphone. But it’s not a mobile device – the Quieter 4C is a tiny desktop computer that takes up less space than most of the mini PCs on the market, while also offering silent operation due to its fanless, passively […]

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GEEKOM A7 Review: This AMD Ryzen 7040HS series mini PC hits the sweet spot

The GEEKOM A7 is a mini PC with support for up to an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS processor, 64GB of RAM, and 2TB of solid state storage. It’s basically the AMD equivalent of the GEEKOM Mini IT13 with an Intel Raptor Lake processor. But, having used the GEEKOM A7 quite extensively over the past month, I’ve found […]

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GEEKOM Mini Air12 Review: An affordable Intel N100 mini PC with DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen 3 storage

There are more “4 inch x 4 inch” form-factor mini PCs available now than you can shake the proverbial stick at, including high-priced, high-performance models like the Simply NUC Onyx NUC13OXv9 and GEEKOM Mini IT13, as well as cheaper, more energy-efficient models like the GEEKOM Mini Air12. This little computer looks a lot like an Intel […]

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AOOSTAR R7 Review: An affordable 2-bay DIY NAS with Ryzen 7 5700U and PCIe NVMe support

Routers and Network-attached-storage (NAS) devices are basically small, purpose-built computers that run software designed to provide some of the core functionality used in networking and data storage respectively. Many users prefer to buy routers from established brands like Linksys, Netgear or Asus and NAS hardware from companies like Synology, QNAP or Asustor. But, despite being […]

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Asus NUC Pro and Pro+ mini PCs pack Intel Meteor Lake processors into 4×4 designs

The new Asus ROG NUC is grabbing a lot of attention this week as the first compact gaming PC from Asus since the company took over development, marketing, and support of the NUC brand from Intel last year. But it’s not the only new NUC system Asus is launching at CES 2024. The new Asus NUC […]

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ACEMAGIC TANK03 Review: Tiny gaming PC with up to Core i9-12900H and NVIDIA RTX 3080M

The ACEMAGIC TANK03 is a mini PC with the kind of features you’d expect from a premium gaming laptop, including support for up to a 12th-gen Intel Core i9 H-series processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080M graphics. But instead of putting those components in a laptop, ACEMAGIC stuffed them inside a tiny desktop computer that’s just a […]

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Intel’s Meteor Lake (14th-gen “Core Ultra”) mobile chips bring a graphics upgrade, AI features, and a branding refresh

The first laptops powered by Intel’s 14th-gen processors based on Meteor Lake architecture arrive today. And they represent a number of firsts for Intel’s consumer chips. Meteor Lake processors are the first to feature Intel’s new “Core Ultra” branding. They’re the first to be manufactured on the new Intel 4 process. They’re also the first […]

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iKOOLCORE R2 Review: A 3 inch mini PC with four 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports and up to Intel Core i3-N300

There are mini PCs and then there are really miniature computers. The iKOOLCORE line of mini PCs fall into the second category, with extraordinarily small bodies. But they still tend to pack a lot of features into that small space. The new iKOOLCORE R2 is just 75 x 75 x 52 mm (2.96 x 2.96 x 2.05 […]

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Simply NUC Onyx NUC13OXv9 Review: 4×4 Mini PC with Intel Core i9-13900H

The Simply NUC Onyx range of mini PCs feature feature Intel’s 13th generation Raptor Lake “H” series processors and use the familiar 4×4 inch “NUC” form factor. They’re some of the newest systems from Simply NUC, a company that specialises in providing small form factor computing solutions for business and enterprise customers. The star of the […]

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How to install Google Play on Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon’s Fire tablets are known for offering decent bang for their buck. They might not be the most powerful tablets around, but they’re fairly inexpensive while offering decent displays, long battery life, and acceptable performance (especially if you opt for the Fire HD 10 or Fire Max 11, which have better processors than the smaller […]