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Lilbits: iPhone 12, Windows 10, and Google Workspace

Apple usually introduces new iPhones in September, but this year the company used its September event to unveil an 8th-gen iPad and a 4th-gen iPad Air (which is the first device to ship with an Apple A14 Bionic processor). But there was no iPhone in sight. It looks like we don’t have long to wait […]

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ASRock DeskMini A300 is a tiny desktop with AMD Ryzen support

ASRock’s newest small form-factor desktop is a computer that measures just 6.1″ x 6.1″ x 3.1″ and which has an AMD AM4 socket that supports Ryzen chips with up to 65 watt TDPs. What’s particularly interesting about the new ASRock DeskMini A300 is that in order to fit that chip into a computer this small, […]

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ECS Liva Pro is a compact, upgradeable desktop PC

Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has been offering tiny desktop computers under its Liva brand since 2013. But up until recently, every Liva computer has had one major drawback: they weren’t easy to upgrade. That’s because the compact computers featured tiny system boards with embedded processors and storage soldered to the motherboard. Then ECS launched the […]

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ASRock DeskMini is a tiny desktop with an upgradeable CPU

Earlier this year a few companies started showing off motherboards based on Intel’s new mini STX standard. Now ASRock has launched a tiny desktop with a mini STX board… making the new ASRock DeskMini one of the smallest computers with a a socket that lets you swap out one CPU for another. The mini STX platform […]

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The first Mini-STX motherboards based on Intel’s 5×5 platform are here

Intel launched a new platform in 2015 for the smallest motherboards that could support upgradeable CPUs. Now we’re starting to see some of the first actual boards based on that platform: ECS and ASRock both unveiled new mini STX motherboards at CES last week. Basically, this means you can build your own computer that’s not much […]