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Zotac EN970 mini PC is a Steam Machine without Steam OS

Zotac’s first Steam Machine is a tiny desktop computer with NVIDIA GTX 970M graphics, 4 HDMI 2.0 ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, and Valve’s Steam Operating system pre-loaded. It’s expected to be available in November for about $1000. There’s no doubt the Zotac Steam Machine SN970 is designed for gamers. But what if you want […]

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Wibtek Q7 is a stackable mini PC (with projector, battery modules)

We’ve seen projects to build modular smartphones, tablets, and even smartwatches recently. But Chinese company Wibtek is showing off something a little different: a modular desktop PC with stackable components that let you add features including a an optical disc drive, battery, and projector. OK, you could make the case that most desktop PCs are modular, since […]

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Shuttle introduces NUC-style mini computers

PC maker Shuttle has been offering small form-factor desktop computers longer than most companies. But over the past few years, we’ve seen some really tiny computers from other manufacturers, so Shuttle has decided to launch its own systems based on Intel’s NUC design. Shuttle is showing of the NC01 and NS01 NUC-format computers at Computex this week. These […]

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Toshiba unveils Astrea 2-in-1 PC with Intel Skylake CPU, 4K display

The Toshiba Astrea is a convertible laptop with a high-resolution touchscreen display and a 360 degree hinge which lets you fold the screen all the way back and use the computer in tablet mode. Microsoft unveiled the Astrea during a keynote at the Computex show this week, but it probably won’t be available for purchase […]

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Foxconn Kangaroo, Quanta Compute Plug join the mini PC parade

Microsoft has revealed two new tiny computers coming from Taiwanese manufacturers Foxconn and Quanta. The Quanta Compute Plug is a PC built into a device the size of a power adapter (and which you can actually use as a USB power adapter), while the Foxconn Kangaroo is a pocket-sized desktop computer that you can carry with you […]

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Intel wants to bring wireless charging to hotels, restaurants, cars

Wireless charging technology lets you recharge the battery in your smartphone, laptop, or other gadgets without plugging in a cable. This can make charging your phone as simple as placing it on a table (or charging pad) when you’re not using it. Right now there are a few different competing standards for wireless charging: the […]

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ECS introduces Liva Core and Liva X2 mini PCs with Core M and Braswell chips

Elitegroup Computer Systems is showing off two new tiny desktop computers at Computex this week. The ECS Liva Core is a 5.4″ x 3.3″ x 1.5″ desktop PC with an Intel Core M processor, while the ECS Liva X2 is a 1.6″ x 3.3″ x 2″ system with a lower-power Intel Braswell processor. ECS actually […]

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Closer look at Acer Aspire Switch 10 V Cherry Trail 2-in-1 tablet

As expected, Acer is showing off a new version of its Switch 10 tablet which features an Intel Atom Cherry Trail processor. Mobile Geeks got a little hands-on time with the new tablet at the Computex show in Taiwan this week. The new Acer Aspire Switch 10 V is a 2-in-1 Windows tablet with a detachable […]