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HP Chromebook x360 14c convertible gets an Alder Lake spec bump

The HP Chromebook x360 14c is convertible notebook with a 14 inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel touchscreen display and a convertible design that lets you push the screen back and use the notebook like a tablet. With an Intel Core processor, the laptop is more powerful than most budget Chromebooks. But it’s also more expensive. Prices […]

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This Alder Lake mini PC with Thunderbolt 4 and 2.5 GbE Ethernet sells for $420 and up

Chinese PC maker KingNovy’s V600 is a compact desktop that features a 12th-gen Intel Alder Lake mobile processor, up to 64GB of RAM, a Thunderbolt 4 port and two 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports. The KingNovy V600 is available from AliExpress with barebones configurations starting at less than $420. The starting price is for a model […]

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Simply NUC’s Chapel Rock mini PCs have 12th-gen Intel embedded chips with vPro

Compact computer company Simply NUC has launched a new line of systems with Intel Alder Lake UE embedded processors options featuring Intel vPro, dual 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports, and support for up to 64GB of RAM and 10TB of storage. The new Simply NUC Chapel Rock mini PCs aren’t cheap – prices start at $969 for […]

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KC12 is a mini PC with Alder Lake-P and two 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports for $389 and up

The KC12 mini PC is a compact desktop computer with a 12-core, 16-thread processor based on Intel’s 12th-gen Alder Lake-P architecture, support for up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, and room for up to three storage devices. Available from AliExpress for $389 and up, the little computer also has two 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports, support […]

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MSI Cubi 5 12M is now available for $449 and up (mini PC with Intel Alder Lake-U)

The MSI Cubi 5 12M is a compact desktop computer with support for up to an Intel Core i7-1255U processor, 64GB of RAM, and up to two storage devices. First unveiled during CES earlier this month, the Cubi 5 12M is now available for purchase or pre-order (depending on the configuration), with prices starting at […]

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These fanless mini PCs combine Intel Alder Lake-U chips and six 2.5 GbE Ethernet ports

Last year a number of Chinese PC makers began offering “Firewall Micro Appliance” systems that are basically fanless mini desktop computers with a bunch of high-speed Ethernet ports, allowing you to build your own router, firewall, or other networking system. But up until recently most of the systems featured low-power, low-performance Intel Celeron or Pentium […]

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Lilbits: DaVinci Resolve for iPads, Banana Pi’s BBC Micro:bit clone, and who are Intel Core P-chips actually for?

This was a strange year for Intel’s mobile processor family. The company’s 12th-gen chips feature a hybrid architecture that puts high-performance and energy-efficient CPU cores on the same chip, theoretically to help balance performance and power consumption (and, by extension, battery life). But the company also introduces a new set of 28-watt P-series mobile chips designed […]

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Zotac’s new fanless mini PCs support up to an Intel Core i7-1260P processor

Zotac sells a line of compact, fanless desktop computers under the ZBOX C Series brand. And while the case designs haven’t changed much in years, Zotac does tend to upgrade the hardware inside the chassis regularly. This year’s refresh brings support 12th-gen, 28-watt Intel Core P-series processor options. More specifically, Zotac has unveiled three models: […]