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Zotac refreshes C-Series fanless PCs with 13th-gen Intel Core processors

Zotac introduced its compact C Series PCs nearly a decade ago and they’ve been updated regularly over the years. Now the company has unveiled this year’s C Series Nano update, which is headlined by the switch to 13th-gen Intel Core processors. With that move comes the switch to faster DDR5-5200/4800 RAM. Zotac has also added […]

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Maxtang NX6412-4L packs Elkhart Lake and 4 LAN ports into a fanless PC

The fanless PC specialists at Maxtang have revealed the NX6412-4L. It’s a compact, industrial computer powered by an Intel Elkhart Lake J6412 processor. The 10-Watt J-series Celeron is clocked at 2.0Ghz and can burst up to 2.6Ghz. You can install up to 32GB of DDR4 memory in a single SODIMM socket. Storage can be added […]

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MINISFORUM EliteMini 550 now available as barebones mini PC (bring your own CPU and GPU)

The MINISFORUM EliteMini B550 is a compact desktop computer with support for up to a 65-watt AMD Ryzen 4000 or 5000 desktop processor. But what makes it really stand out from other mini PCs is that the system comes with a dock that allows you to connect a desktop graphics card and power supply. When the […]

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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 […]