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Today at the Next@Acer conference, Acer is announcing an updated version of their compact gaming desktop, the Predator Orion 3000, and the company was able to send us a pre-production unit for a hands-on. As this is a pre-production unit, final performance is not yet fine-tuned, but we can go over the new chassis design, as well as the internals of this mid-sized tower PC. Acer Predator Desktop Orion 3000 CPU 10th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor 10th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX Options: GTX 1650 GTX 1660 NVIDIA RTX Options: RTX 2060 RTX 2060 Super RTX 2070 Super RAM Up to 64 GB DDR4-2666 Storage PCIe NVMe Options: 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB / 1 TB M.2 2280 2 x 3.5-inch SATA bays Up to 2 x 3 TB HDD Networking Killer E2600 Gigabit Ethernet Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.1 Cooling Dual...

Maingear Releases New RUSH System With Extremely High-End Specs

The latest among a surprisingly busy week for PC hardware, Maingear has released a new and improved version of its RUSH gaming system. Catering to the high-end gaming market...

14 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/31/2020

Apple Doubles Storage Capacity of Mac Mini Desktops

In addition to launching its new MacBook Air and iPad Pro, Apple on Wednesday refreshed its Mac Mini lineup of ultra-compact desktops. This time around, the company doubled storage...

18 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2020

MSI Extends Product Warranties by Two Months Due to Coronavirus

The outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has already caused the cancellation several major trade shows and will have other kinds of impacts on the high-tech industry. And while the...

3 by Anton Shilov on 3/11/2020

Intel Puts Whiskey Lake on The Bonfire: Penny for the NUC

Intel has begun winding down sales of the majority of its Whiskey Lake-based 8th generation NUCs (NUC8 Series). This month the company issued a product change notification for...

13 by Anton Shilov on 3/10/2020

Corsair’s One Pro i200: A Compact HEDT with Intel’s 10th Gen 14-Core CPU & NVIDIA’s RTX 2080 Ti

Corsair has introduced a new version of its One Pro i-series compact high-end desktop (HEDT) that further improves performance for prosumers and gamers. The new Corsair One Pro i200...

24 by Anton Shilov on 2/28/2020

ZOTAC Unveils Zbox Magnus EN52060V: A UCFF PC with GeForce RTX 2060 & 2.5 GbE

Zotac has quietly added a new mainstream gaming barebones system into its lineup of ultra-compact systems. With its quad-core Intel processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card, the...

16 by Anton Shilov on 2/27/2020

GIGABYTE Unveils Comet Lake-Based BRIX UCFF PC: 6 Cores, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, & RS232

GIGABYTE has quietly added its first Comet Lake-U-powered ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) BRIX PCs to its lineup. The new systems were designed for home, office, and commercial applications, they offer...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/21/2020

Kontron Releases KBox B-202-CFL Mini-ITX PC: SFF Desktop For Commercial Use

Embedded computing specialist Kontron has revealed anew Mini-ITX system for commercial use. Designed for applications such as AI/ML, image processing, data analysis, system monitoring & control, and manufacturing...

9 by Anton Shilov on 2/20/2020

ASUS Upgrades Compute Stick: The VivoStick TS10 Gets More RAM, Storage, & Windows 10 Pro

Intel’s Compute Stick, a self-contained PC-on-a-stick that could be used to transform any display into a PC, was an interesting concept when it was revealed several years ago. However...

34 by Anton Shilov on 2/19/2020

ASUS ROG Huracan G21: A Small PC with 8-core and RTX 2080

ASUS this week updated its compact ROG Huracan G21 gaming system. The new enthusiast-class machine retains a stylish miniature case that allows easy access to components, but offers more...

20 by Anton Shilov on 2/13/2020

Corsair’s Introduces Vengeance 6100 Gaming PCs: AMD Ryzen & Radeon Powered

Corsair has introduced its first line of AMD-based gaming PCs, the Vengeance 6100-series. The systems are powered by AMD’s eight-core Ryzen 7 3700X processor as well as AMD’s Radeon...

21 by Anton Shilov on 1/24/2020

ZOTAC’s UCFF Zbox Magnus EN92080V: Up to 8-Core i9 and RTX 2080

ZOTAC introduced its upcoming high performance ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) gaming machine that promises to offer performance of a high-end gaming laptop. The Zbox Magnus EN92080V packs an Intel eight-core...

15 by Anton Shilov on 1/21/2020

CES 2020: ZOTAC’s Inspire Studio SFF PCs for Creators w/ 8-Core CPU & GeForce RTX

Being one of the leading suppliers of small form-factor gaming PCs, ZOTAC recently started to offer SFF workstations powered by Intel’s Xeon CPUs as well as NVIDIA’s Quadro graphics...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2020

CES 2020: HP’s Envy All-in-One 32 w/ Core i7, GeForce RTX 2080, HDR600, 2.1 Audio

Although all-in-one desktops are rather popular among many casual users, high-performance AIOs remain exotic and yet have to take off. At CES 2020, HP has introduced its new Envy...

6 by Anton Shilov on 1/8/2020

Lenovo IdeaCentre Creator 5: Intel Core i9 & GeForce RTX 2060 w/ISV Certification, Coming Oct. 2020

Lenovo has announced its new IdeaCentre Creator 5 desktop PC, which is designed to offer some serious horsepower for gaming and professional applications. The machine features certifications and support...

7 by Anton Shilov on 1/5/2020

Lenovo’s 23.8-Inch ThinkCentre M90a AIO PC: 10th Gen Core, Radeon 625, PrivacyGuard Screen

Along with today's other CES 2020 pre-announcements, Lenovo has introduced a new all-in-one desktop PC designed for business and corporate customers. The ThinkCentre M90a AIO brings together performance and...

7 by Anton Shilov on 1/3/2020

Lenovo Brings NEC PCs Back to USA: Super Light, Sub-2 lbs LaVie Notebooks Incoming

Lenovo has announced today that it will bring NEC computers back to the US market this spring. NEC’s PCs have always stood out from the crowd, but they disappeared...

23 by Anton Shilov on 1/3/2020

ECS to Unveil LIVA Z3 Plus & LIVA Z3E Plus UCFF PCs at CES: Intel’s 10th Gen Core Inside

ECS this week disclosed plans to introduce new LIVA ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs based on Intel’s 10th Gen Core processors. Set to be fully unveiled at CES next month...

6 by Anton Shilov on 12/18/2019

Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro Tower Now Available: From $5,999 to $53,000

Apple on Tuesday started sales of its revamped Mac Pro workstation. The new Mac Pro brings Apple back to the forefront of expensive, high-performance workstations for the first time...

81 by Anton Shilov on 12/10/2019

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