Freakbox is an Android box from the devs at FreakTab

A group of developers from the FreakTab community have decided that developing custom ROMs for existing Android phones, tablets and TV boxes isn’t enough. So they’ve decided to launch their own hardware. The team plans to begin selling the Freakbox soon for $149. It’s a set-top-box with a Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor, 32GB of storage, […]

VolksPC mini PC run Android and Debian Linux simultaneously

Tiny, low-powered PCs with ARM-based processors like the MK802 or Tronsmart Vega S89 usually ship with Android software that lets you stream videos, play games, or surf the web on a TV. But many of these little devices can also run other Linux-based operating systems such as Ubuntu, Debian, or Fedora. Now the folks at VolksPC […]

SolidRun’s HummingBoard credit card-sized computer launches for $45 and up

SolidRun is now taking orders for its tiny, ARM-powered HummingBoard computer. The system looks a bit like a Raspberry Pi single-board computer, but it has a faster processor and comes in 3 different configurations. The HummingBoard sells for between $45 and $100 and it’s available for pre-order from the SolidRun website. The entry-level HummingBoard-i1 features […]

Giada introduces I39 mini-desktop with Celeron J1900

Small form-factor PC maker Giada has introduced a new compact desktop computer with an Intel Celeron J1900 quad-core Bay Trail processor and a case that measures just 7.5″ x 6.1″ x 1″. The Giada I39 is a desktop that’s thinner than many laptop computers. The system has 2GB of RAM, a 500GB, 2.5 inch hard […]

Gigabyte launches BRIX Gaming mini-PC with Haswell, NVIDIA graphics

Gigabyte launched a tiny desktop computer aimed at gamers earlier this year. The original Gigabyte BRIX Gaming system featured a 5″ x 4.3″ x 2.3″ case, an AMD A8 processor, and Radeon R9 graphics. Now Gigabyt’e got something for folks who prefer Intel and NVIDIA parts. The new Gigabyte BRIX Gaming DIY PC kit sports an […]

Shuttle’s fanless Bay Trail desktops are now available

Shuttle is offering its first low-power, fanless mini-desktops powered by Intel Celeron J1900 Bay Trail processors. The Shuttle XS35V4 is a small PC with an optical disc drive bay, while the Shuttle XS36V4 is a slightly smaller model without the drive bay. Both are sold as barebones computers, which means you’ll need to supply your […]

Asus VivoPC mini-desktops get the Haswell treatment

Asus is updating its VivoPC line of small form-factor desktop computers with new models sporting Intel Haswell processors. The original VivoPC lineup featured Intel Celeron and Core i5 Ivy Bridge processors, while Notebook Italia reports the new models are powered by new 4th-generation Intel Core family chips. The new Asus VivoPC VM42 is an entry-level […]