Post Thumbnail

Intel's new Compute Stick isn't that hard to grasp: It's a computer... on a stick! Using one of its Atom processors, Intel managed to cram everything a fully functional PC needs in something the size of a few packs of gum for just $150. All you need to get going is to plug it into a display with a...

May 30th 2015 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It was gaming's hot topic for 2013: Steam Machines. Otherwise known as Valve's plan to take on the living room. The project had my attention for months, with Valve teasing a revolutionary controller, a custom operating system and even an army of hardware partners at CES 2014. Now, almost a year la...

November 24th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

It would be an understatement to say that Apple's Mac Pro workstation was getting a little long in the tooth. As of summer 2012, it was missing Apple's own Thunderbolt ports, not to mention 802.11n WiFi. Finally, though, Apple released an updated version, and it addresses a little more than just t...

December 23rd 2013 at 9:30am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

This is an "s" year for Apple, and no, we're not just talking about the iPhone. In addition to announcing the iPhone 5s, the company refreshed its MacBook Air line with Haswell processors, leaving everything else unchanged. Now, Apple's come out with some new iMacs, and these, too, are basically t...

October 8th 2013 at 2:50pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

If you told us Acer was coming out with an innovative new take on the Windows 8 convertible, we'd probably laugh in your face. After so many months of evaluating slidable, twistable, bendable and detachable machines, we'd (hopefully) be forgiven for believing we'd seen every possible form factor....

May 30th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

More Info Intel enters mini-computer fray with Core i5-powered NUC Intel's Core i3 NUC mini-system bares it all for IDF (hands-on video) Intel's NUC mini-PC internals exposed, available for around $300 in early December The name says it all. Late last year, Intel quietly introduced...

March 23rd 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Better, faster, stronger. The new iMac claims to be better in all the ways you'd expect a refreshed product to be better: it steps up to Ivy Bridge, and packs NVIDIA Kepler chips for stronger graphics performance. It sports an improved display that cuts down on glare by 75 percent. But thinne...

December 3rd 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

More Info Mac Mini updated in two new flavors, at $599 for i5 dual-core and $999 for i7 quad-core server model iFixit opens up new Mac Mini, has no trouble putting it all back together again Mac mini review (mid 2011) October 23rd was mostly the iPad mini's coming out party; an eve...

November 9th 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

More Info Chrome OS review (version 19) Samsung Series 5 550 review Google teases Samsung-built Chromebox, desktop version of Chrome OS What happens when you put a Chromebook in a box? You get a Chromebox, natch. Not content with launching its new Chromebook Series 5 550, Samsung'...

May 29th 2012 at 3:00pm 0 Comments