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Gigabyte Brix mini-PCs with AMD now available for $260 and up

The Gigabyte Brix line of computers are mini-desktops that aren’t much bigger than a small stack of DVDs. They’re a lot like Intel’s NUC mini computers, but since Gigabyte doesn’t make its own chips, the company uses processors from Intel or rival AMD. Two of the first AMD-powered Brix systems are now available in the […]

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Intel Broadwell NUC mini PCs due in late 2014

Intel’s NUC computers are tiny desktop PCs designed to showcase the company’s latest chips. So it should come as no surprise that after Intel’s 5th-gen Core family processors launch later this year, the chip maker plans to update its NUC family with new models featuring “Broadwell” chips. But it’s always nice to know for sure… […]

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Linutop 5 is a fanless, Linux mini-desktop (with outdated specs)

Linutop has launched a new mini-desktop computer which uses less than 14 watts, runs Ubuntu Linux, and is sadly barely any better than the model the company launched two and a half years ago. The Linutop 5 is kind of cool by virtue of being a low-power, fanless computer ships with Linux. But while the […]

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Utilite ARM-based Linux computer coming in August for $99 and up

Compulab plans to launch a mini-computer with an ARM Cortex-A9 processor and support for both Ubuntu Linux and Google Android. It’s called the Utilite, and the computer’s expected to go on sale in August for $99 and up. The base model will feature a Freescale i.M6 single-core processor, but dual and quad-core versions will also […]

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Zotac beefs up ZBOX mini-desktops with Core i3, Core i5 options

Zotac has been selling small form-factor desktop computers under its ZBOX line for the past few years. While early models featured low-power Intel Atom processors, the company has gradually added faster and faster chips. Earlier this year Zotac introduced the first model with an Intel Core i3 chip. Now Zotac has two more ZBOX mini-desktops, […]

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mintBox mini-PC with Linux Mint now available for $476 and up

The mintBox is a small desktop computer with a fanless design that ships with the Linux Mint operating system preloaded. As expected, it’s basically just a rebranded version of the Compulab fit-PC3, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Like the fit-PC3, the mintBox features a tiny and fanless case design, but packs a number […]