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Xi3 ChromiumPC coming July 4th: Desktop PC running Google Chromium OS

Google has already suggested that Samsung would launch a low power desktop PC running Chrome OS in the not-too-distant future. But a company called Xi3 is going to try to beat Samsung to the punch with a low power desktop computer running the open source version of Chrome OS. The Xi3 ChromiumPC is due out on July […]

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Chromium OS turns Trim Slice mini-desktop into a tiny Chromebox

The Trim Slice is a tiny $199 desktop computer with a 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, HDMI output, and a few SD card slots. For a little more money you can get some internal storage, WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities. While Compulab, the company behind the Trim Slice has been pushing the platform […]

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Globalscale D2Plug is a handheld-sized, ARM-based desktop PC for $249

Globalscale Technologies is showing off a new $249 desktop PC with an ARM-based chip and support for 1080p HD video playback. The D2Plug computer can run Ubuntu Linux or Google Android 2.2, and joins a growing list of “Plug” computing devices. But this space may get even more interesting when Microsoft releases Windows 8 with […]

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Asus Eee Box nettops with AMD chips inch closer to release

The Asus Eee Box line of miniature desktop computers have shipped with low power Intel Atom chips since day one. Sure, some models had higher performance NVIDIA graphics processors, but under the hood every Eee Box had Intel inside. But now the company is getting ready to launch its first AMD-powered nettops. Asus first showed […]

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Raspberry Pi produces a $25 USB thumb drive-sized computer

You hear about how computer components are getting smaller and smaller all the time, and how a scientific calculator today has more processing power than the computers that first sent astronauts to the moon. But there’s still something a bit jarring about actually seeing a full-fledged computer that’s about the size of a USB thumb […]

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Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC nettop features NVIDIA ION 2

Graphics card maker Sapphire has released its first desktop computer, the Sapphire Mini PC Edge-HD. As you’d expect from a company with Sapphire’s pedigree, the Edge-HD has a focus on high performance graphics. But honestly, that doesn’t set it apart from most other nettops on the market today, since it has the increasingly common NVIDIA […]

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Giada launches new line of mini-desktops with range of Intel, AMD chips

Giada has introduced three new mini-desktop computers that look more like optical disk drives than full-fledged computers. The company is no stranger to the nettop space, having brought a number of mini-desktops with low power Intel Atom chips to market over the past few years. But recently Giada has been branching out with mini-desktops that […]