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Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410

Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410

Review With decent media streamers available for under £150 and many TVs featuring built-in network capabilities, getting content on your telly through a fully-fledged mini desktop PC might seem like a rather expensive way to do things. Still, that hasn’t stopped Dell from refining its Zino mini PC series, with the Zino HD 410 being …
Will Stapley, 1 Mar 2011
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Acer outs skinny dual-core desktop

Acer Revo 100 Ultra-slim desktop PC, anyone? If you fancy one, Acer has just released the Revo 100, packed with Nvidia's Ion chippery and not Intel's Atom but AMD's dual-core Athlon II Neo. There'll be a range of Revo running at different clock speeds, but they'll all use Ion for full HD graphics output. Expect up to 4GB of …
Tony Smith, 7 Dec 2010
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Sony readies family friendly touchscreen PC

Sony is taking on HP's TouchSmart family with a touchscreen-equipped all-on-one PC line of its own. Sony Vaio J Due to debut in July, the Vaio J series sports a 21.5in display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and "multiple lamp" backlighting. It's driven by a 2.26GHz Intel Core i3-350M processor and an Nvidia GeForce 310M 512MB …
Tony Smith, 8 Jun 2010
Dell Inspiron Zino HD

Dell Inspiron Zino HD

Review The price of the Dell Inspiron Zino HD has risen since Reg Hardware first reviewed it, with the base price now starting at £329 instead of £279. The highly specced review system came complete with a Blu-ray combo drive and we calculate the all-in price at £730. Dell Inspiron Zino HD You don’t get a TFT display included in …
Leo Waldock, 29 Apr 2010
Shuttle XPC SG41J1

Shuttle XPC SG41J1

Review The SG41J1 is part of Shuttle's entry-level J series of barebones systems so you’ll be building this PC yourself. Provided you can live with fairly basic integrated graphics you’ll need to supply an LGA775 Intel Core 2 processor, DDR 2 memory, a hard drive and an operating system, plus mouse, keyboard, speakers and a display. …
Leo Waldock, 29 Apr 2010
Peak Cape 7 Ion

Peak Cape 7 Ion

Review The Cape 7 Ion combines a single-core Intel Atom 230 processor with a Nvidia Ion graphics chipset in a tiny PC that measures 173 x 154 x 20mm - approximately the same size as a paperback book. Peak Cape 7 Ion Inside the casing there is a Fujitsu 2.5in laptop hard drive that was 80GB in the test sample but will be 160GB in …
Leo Waldock, 29 Apr 2010
Fujitsu Esprimo Q9000

Fujitsu Esprimo Q9000

Review Fujitsu's Esprimo Q9000 packs the guts of a laptop into a tiny desktop system. There’s a 2.13GHz Intel Core i3-330M with integrated Intel HD graphics, 4GB of DDR 3 memory, a 160GB Hitachi laptop hard drive and Gigabit Ethernet. Fujitsu Esprimo Q9000 There's an 802.11n Wi-Fi option - it was included in the test unit - and you …
Leo Waldock, 29 Apr 2010
Acer Aspire X5900

Acer Aspire X5900

Review Acer classifies its Aspire X5900 as a prestige PC and I have to confess that I was bowled over by the looks of this sleek micro-tower. The power button is brightly lit with a white LED, while the hard drive activity light is positioned on the top of the case along with the DVD eject button. It’s all very neat. Acer Aspire …
Leo Waldock, 29 Apr 2010
Viewsonic PC Mini 132

Viewsonic PC Mini 132

Review The Viewsonic PC Mini 132 has a fair amount in common with the Cape 7 Ion as both machines are tiny devices that combine an Intel Atom processor with an Nvidia's Ion integrated chipset. Viewsonic PC Mini 132 Viewsonic includes a stand that holds the PC upright with the antenna for the Atheros-made 802.11n wireless pointing …
Leo Waldock, 29 Apr 2010
Mini Desktop PCs

Mini Desktop PCs: Best Buys

Group Test Mini PCs range from the downright tiny to systems that, today, seem barely smaller than a regular mini-tower machine. They encompass models based on desktop components and PCs that use laptop parts. To recap, here are the machines I looked at this time: Acer Aspire X5900 Dell Inspiron Zino HD Fujitsu Esprimo Q9000 Peak …
Leo Waldock, 29 Apr 2010
Mini Desktop PCs

Mini Desktop PCs

Group Test While Microsoft and Intel both spent many years trying to persuade us we needed big, bulky media centre PCs underneath our TVs, space considerations and a lack of downloadable content meant that most folk were more than happy to make do with a DVD player. The explosion in online content - particularly video material - means …
Leo Waldock, 29 Apr 2010
Mini Desktop PCs

Buyer's Guide: Mini Desktop PCs

Reviews When you choose the components for a new desktop PC, it’s pretty much a numbers game. The more you pay, the more CPU cores, gigahertz of CPU speed, and gigabytes of memory and hard drive space you get. You don't have to worry about very much else. Dell Inspiron Zino HD Looks are more important when your PC is in your living …
Leo Waldock, 29 Apr 2010
HP Pavilion Elite HPE-180

HP offers gaming PC buyers free game

HP is giving away one of its a laser gaming mouse, a digital headset and copies of Battlefield Bad Company 2 to anyone who buys one of its Pavilion Elite Desktop 150 or 180 PCs. There's always a catch of course, and here there are several. First, you have to buy the PC and the named peripherals - HP Laser Gaming Mouse (model …
Tony Smith, 21 Apr 2010
YoYoTech Warbird i750CX

YoYoTech Warbird i750CX

Review The YoYoTech Warbird i750CX is a juiced-up version of the Warbird i750X. Both models are bare towers that come without a display, mouse, keyboard, speakers or operating system, although our review unit was supplied with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit already installed to save us the effort. Everything else is included. YoYoTech …
Leo Waldock, 15 Mar 2010
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Latest Asus Eee Keyboard desktop demo'd

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Mesh 7

Mesh intros bonkers BMW-designed gaming PC

UK PC maker Mesh has fitted out Thermaltake's bizarre BMW-designed computer case and turned the engine-inspire chassis into what it claims is the ultimate DirectX 11 gaming rig. Dubbed the Mesh 7, the monster machine comes equipped with a 2.66GHz Intel Core i7-920 quad-core CPU, 6GB of 1666MHz DDR 3 memory in tri-channel …
Tony Smith, 14 Dec 2009
Dell Optiplex 780 USFF

Dell intros 'smallest' desktop PC made with desktop parts

Dell has introduced what it claims is the "world's first fully functional" mini PC. The Optiplex 780 USFF - for "ultra-small form-factor" - measures just 24 x 24 x 6.5cm, which is actually bigger than Apple's Mac Mini, for instance. However, unlike the Mini and other mini-PCs, the 870 USFF has is power brick inside the chassis …
Tony Smith, 10 Dec 2009
Shuttle All-in-One PC X5000TA

Shuttle offers Linux-loaded all-in-one Atom desktop

IFA Shuttle has introduced a version of its X500 "ultra-thin" all-in-one desktop PC that now comes pre-loaded with Linux - openSUSE 11.1, to be precise. The X500V is based on a dual-core Atom 330 processor running at 1.6GHz. The base spec includes 1GB of DDR 2 memory - a second Dimm slot lets you up that to 2GB - and a 160GB hard …
Tony Smith, 3 Sep 2009

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