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Clevo N240WU is a barebones laptop with 8th-gen Intel Core i7 for $669

PC makers are starting to ship laptops featuring Intel’s 8th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake Refresh” processors. But if you’re having trouble finding one with the exact specs you’re looking for, here’s an unusual option: you can pick up a barebones Clevo model for $669 and outfit it with memory, storage, and an OS on your […]

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Gigabyte Brix mini-desktops go Kaby Lake

Gigabyte is updating its Brix line of mini desktops with new models sporting 7th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors. Brix desktops are similar to Intel’s NUC line of computers, and like Intel’s systems, these little computers tend to use the same Intel U-series processors commonly found in laptops, since the 15 watt dual-core processors are […]

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Shuttle releases small, fanless Windows PC

Shuttle has been making small form-factor PCs and PC cases since before we started (and then stopped) calling them nettops. But many of the company’s most affordable, products are sold as barebones systems, meaning you need to supply your own memory, storage, operating system, and for some models, even the processor. Last year the company launched an […]

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MSI Cubi mini-desktops available for pre-order for $150 and up

MSI recently introduced a new line of tiny, barebones desktop computers under the MSI Cubi brand. Now they’re available for pre-order for about $150 and up. That makes these little desktops pretty competitive with similar small form-factor PCs such as entry-level Gigabyte BRIX, Intel NUC, or Zotac mini PCs. MSI is selling the Cubi systems as barebones computers. […]

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Shuttle DS57U is a small, fanless Broadwell-powered PC

Shuttle has been making small form-factor PCs and computer cases for over a decade, long before the small computers like the Mac Mini and Raspberry Pi hit the streets. Now Shuttle is updating its line of mini computers with its first model featuring an Intel Broadwell processor. The Shuttle DS57U is a fanless computer that measures […]

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MINIX Mini HD is a cheap, barebones, low-power desktop with an Atom chip

MINIX may be best known around these parts for making tiny computers and TV sticks featuring ARM-based processors and Google Android software. But the company’s also got a line of small motherboards and desktop computers featuring x86 chips. The MINIX Mini HD, for example, is a small form-factor desktop PC with an Intel Atom D2550 […]

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Jetway introduces nettop with NVIDIA ION 2 graphics for under $300

Jetway’s latest Mini Top nettop is a small form factor desktop PC with a low power Intel Atom D525 dual core processor. But what really makes it stand out is the fact that the Jetway nettop is one of the first machines to hit the streets with next-generation NVIDIA ION graphics. Like similar nettops from […]

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Shuttle XPC X50V2 is a barebones, Pine Trail powered all-in-one PC

Shuttle has introduced an updated version of its XPC X50 all-in-one desktop. The new Shuttle XPC X50V2 model swaps out the Intel Atom 330 processor from the original model for a new dual core Intel Atom D510 Pine Trail CPU with integrated GMA 3150 graphics. The updated all-in-one desktop also uses half the power of […]