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Mr.NUC V6 is a $299 mini PC kit with Intel Core i3 Haswell

There’s no shortage of tiny desktop computers these days. Some models have ARM-based chips, while others have low-power Intel Bay Trail processors. And then there’s Intel’s NUC line of mini-desktops, which have Intel Core series chips. A Chinese device maker has apparently decided to capitalize on the NUC name by launching its own small form-factor […]

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Zotac ZBOX MI521nano XS is a tiny desktop with Core i3 Haswell

Zotac’s latest mini-desktop computer takes the nano XS series case the company introduced a few years ago and swaps out the AMD chip for an Intel Core i3 Haswell processor. The Zotac ZBOX MI521 nano XS features a Core i3-4030U dual-core processor and Intel HD graphics. Zotac will offer two models. There’s a barebones version […]

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Intel updates Bay Trail, Haswell chip families for low-power portables

Intel is updating its notebook chip family with a number of slightly faster Haswell and Bay Trail processors including 7 new chips aimed at relatively low-power portable notebooks or 2-in-1 systems. There are 4 new Bay Trail chips which use 7.5W or less, and 3 new 28W Haswell ULV (ultra low voltage) chips for higher-performance […]

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Acer C720 Chromebook family to get a spec bump

Acer is expected to launch several new Chromebooks this year, featuring Bay Trail and NVIDIA Tegra K1 chips. The company also recently updated the Acer C720 lineup with a model with an Intel Core i3 Haswell processor. But it looks like there’s another spec bump in store for Acer’s Chromebook family. According to a product brochure, Acer […]

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MacBook Air gets a spec bump, price cut: Now starting at $899

Apple is giving its thin and light laptops a little makeover. The company has revamped all of its MacBook Air laptops by moving to newer Intel Haswell processors, which should give the notebooks a slight performance boost and a little more battery life. At the same time, Apple is knocking $100 off the price of […]

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Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite update brings a little Haswell action

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite is a reasonably thin and light laptop that sells for a much lower price than the company’s high-end ATIV Book 9 Plus. Unfortunately the original ATIV Book 9 Lite was also overpriced for a laptop with a relatively slow AMD processor that could hardly even compete with an Intel […]