Zotac’s Mek Mini compact gaming desktops get a 9th-gen Intel Core update

It’s only been about four months since Zotac’s MEK Mini small form-factor gaming desktops started shipping with 65 watt 8th-gen Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics. Now the company is upgrading the little computers to support 9th-gen Intel Core chips and NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER graphics. The little desktops still measure about 10.3″ […]

Smach Z handheld gaming PC prototype gets an in-depth preview (videos)

The Smach Z is a handheld gaming computer that’s been in development for so long that it was derided as “Scam Z” in a popular YouTube video more than two years ago. But after many delays, the developers of the Smach Z started showing off working prototypes this year, letting trade show attendees actually play […]

Asus ROG Phone II smartphone features 120 Hz display, Snapdragon 855+ processor

As expected, the second gaming smartphone will be one of the most powerful Android phones to date. The Asus ROG Phone II features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor, which is said to bring a 15 percent boost in graphics performance. It sports 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage. And the […]

Smach Z hardware finalized, handheld gaming PC set to debut at E3 (and ship later this year)

The Smach Z is a handheld gaming PC with a 6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel touchscreen display surrounded by game controllers on the left and right sides. It’s powered by an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B processor with Radeon Vega graphics. And it’s been in development for a very long time. But Smach says the handheld […]

Kittenbot Meowbit is a tiny, cheap, and programmable retro game console

The Kittenbot Meowbit is a handheld game system with a 1.8 inch display, six programmable buttons, an SD card reader, and a 500 mA battery. It’s also a programmable device, allowing you to code your own games or modify the software that runs on the system. And has a 40-pin connector that’s compatible with the […]

Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 665, 730, and 730G mobile chips

Qualcomm is upgrading its mid-range smartphone chip family with three new processors. The company says its Snapdragon 665 brings improvements for photography and on-device imaging and AI features, while the Snapdragon 730 and 730G offer better CPU and graphics performance, among other things. The Snapdragon 730G is a particularly unusual chip — it’s designed to […]

Razer Blade Stealth laptop now available in pink (for a limited time)

Gaming PCs tend to have a certain aesthetic that’s usually sci-fi inspired. While different companies have different approaches ranging from sharp angles to a more organic look and feel, most gaming laptops have one thing in common: they come in black. It looks like this could be the year that changes. Dell’s new Alienware Area-51M […]

Gigabyte’s new external graphics dock houses a GeForce RTX 2070 GPU

Adding a high-end graphics card to a desktop PC isn’t usually all that hard. But things get trickier when you want to add desktop-class graphics to a laptop or mini-desktop (which may have no room for a discrete GPU). Enter graphics docks, which allow you to use a desktop graphics card with any computer… as […]

MUJA is a gaming touchpad that sticks to the back of your phone (crowdfunding)

Mobile gaming has come a long way since the days when Tetris was the killer app. But the rise of touchscreen smartphones has presented a bit of a challenge — how do you interact with a gaming using just a touchscreen without covering up part of the display with your fingers? For the most part […]

It’s probably too early to call the Mad Box game console vaporware, right?

Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo dominate the console gaming space, and that’s a sentence I probably could have typed at any time in the last decade or two. But every now and then a company decides to try to take them on… sometimes with a cheaper, more accessible alternative and sometimes with a platform that basically […]