Latest Gigabyte Brix Gaming is a compact, VR-ready desktop PC

Gigabyte’s BRIX line of computers are tiny desktop PCs that often aren’t much larger than a small stack of CD cases. But the company also has a few models with higher-power CPU and graphics capabilities that require a little more room to breathe. Last year Gigabyte introduced the Brix Skylake UHD with NVIDIA graphics and a […]

Zotac PI225: A fanless desktop PC that’s smaller than a 2.5 inch hard drive

As expected, Zotac is showing off its latest tiny desktop computers in Taiwan this week, and the smallest of the bunch if a new model called the Zotac ZBOX PI225. How small is it? Smaller than a typical 2.5 inch hard drive. Measuring 95mm a 60mm x 8mm (3.7″ x 2.3″ x 0.3″), the little […]

Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box brings desktop graphics to (some) laptops for $599

So you want a laptop that’s thin, light, and gets long battery life for use on the go… but you also want a high-power graphics card for gaming. Soon you’ll be able to opt for one of the new laptops built around NVIDIA’s new MAX-Q design for balancing portability and high-performance graphics. But another option […]

Asus Chromebook Flip C213NA: Apollo Lake laptop for classroom use

The consumer-oriented Asus Chromebook Flip C101 isn’t the only new convertible Chromebook Asus is introducing this week. The company also has a new model aimed at the education market. It’s called the Asus Chromebook Flip C213NA, and it’s a notebook with an 11.6 inch touchscreen display, a 360-degree hinge, a ruggedized design, and an Intel […]

Aorus X5 MD gaming laptop: Core i7-7820HK, GeForce 1080, under an inch thick

NVIDIA’s Max-Q designs allow laptop makers to stuff high-performance graphics cards into relatively compact cases. But the Aorus X5 MD goes one step further. The 15.6 inch laptop doesn’t just feature NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics. It also has an overclocked Intel Core i7-7820HK quad-core processor, 32-bit/8-channel audio, and a 3840 x 2160 pixel IPS display. Measuring […]

More companies unveil Windows Mixed Reality headsets

Acer and HP recently started taking pre-orders for their Windows 10 Mixed Reality developer kit headsets. Now it looks like at least three more models are on the way. Microsoft notes that Asus, Dell, and Lenovo are all showing off headsets at Computex this week. The Asus headset has an unusual design with a “unique […]

Acer introduces Chromebook 11 with up to 8GB RAM, Core i5 CPU

Acer was one of the first companies to launch a Chromebook, and these days the company has a wide range of models with different screen sizes, processors, and capabilities. But for the most part they’re low-cost devices with entry-level specs. The fanciest current Acer Chromebook is probably the Chromebook R13 with a 13.3 inch convertible […]

Computex: Windows 10 S notebooks from Asus, Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, and HP on display

Some of the first laptops expected to ship with Microsoft’s stripped-down version of Windows are on display at the Computex show in Taiwan this week. Tech blogger Roland Quandt spotted at least 5 different notebooks running Windows 10 S. For the most part, these look like budget laptops, which makes sense, since developed Windows 10 […]

Asus Chromebook Flip C101 is an updated 10 inch convertible

The original Asus Chromebook Flip C100 was an unexpected delight when it launched: a relatively inexpensive 10 inch convertible notebook with Google’s Chrome OS and beta support for Android apps, allowing you to use the device as either a Chromebook or a pseudo Android tablet. Weighing just under 2 pounds, it also didn’t feel crazy […]