Acer is serious about external graphics — the idea that you can plug a graphics card into a relatively weak computer and make it more powerful whenever you need. How serious? The company will sell two computers with external graphics in mind, starting this year.
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I own a Dell XPS One 27 — a giant touchscreen PC. It's basically a huge 27-inch monitor with an entire computer crammed inside. The Windows equivalent of an iMac. I like the compact, integrated design so much I've bought two of them over the years, but I've never really had a need for the touchscreen — it's just kind of there.
HP has some new PCs for you to ogle, including a reinvented Pavilion X2 tablet-laptop hybrid, a new Envy laptop, and the Envy Phoenix gaming desktop. It's a big makeover for the company's line-up, laptops especially, and if you're looking for a new machine to take to school or uni then your interest should be piqued.
Every June, the PC industry descends on Taipei to show off its latest wares. The Computex trade show is a great place to see some awesome new gadgets and spot computing trends. So, what kind of promising new computers did they build on the eve of Windows 10?
Back in the '90s, you could buy a bargain-brand Gateway or eMachines PC for about $US400. They were everywhere. Everybody's grandma got in on the action. They were also, objectively, pretty crappy computers. That's more true now than ever. Why? Because now we have the $US180 HP Stream Mini. That's why.
Leap Motion isn't just going to be a stand-alone product. The motion-control brand just announced a partnership with HP, meaning that you'll be seeing several HP devices with Leap Motion technology bundled right in by the end of the year.
Ultrabooks are great, but it can also be super convenient to have a slimline All-In-One PC waiting on your bedroom or dorm desk to get stuff done. They're a great family room shared PC option, too. We've already run you through our favourite ultrabooks, the hottest convertibles and the slickest gadgets, now it's time to get your desk sorted with the perfect All-In-One.
There are plenty of ways to keep a desktop. On the one hand, it's kind of like your default folder, immediately displayed to you on login. It's a convenient place for those things you need quick, like dozens of shortcuts. On the other hand, it's a homescreen, a homescreen, and shouldn't you keep your home clean and pristine? After all, that's what the start menu/launcher is for.
If you're building a new system, one of the first choices you have to make is the case you plan to use to house all of your components. There are a lot of things to consider: bang for your buck, overall size, expansion bays, ease of installation, cooling and airflow. This week, we're looking at five of the best desktop computer cases, based on your nominations.
Windows XP's "Bliss" Desktop was the default view for an awful lot of Windows users for many years, so it's no surprise that it's rather fondly remembered; it's been photographed, tracked over time... and now recreated in Minecraft.
Flickr user David Molina wanted to bring the beauty of Android Ice Cream Sandwich to his desktop, and with a little tweaking and the right tools, we would have to say he definitely succeeded. The final result is a desktop that looks sharp and definitely has a lot in common with the mobile OS that inspired it.
CES is now behind us, but in its wake is a cavalcade of fantastic new tech gear. We covered it all during — and in the past week since the show — and compiled this handy list to keep you up-to-date. Without further ado, here are the new phones, headphones, tablets, televisions, laptops, cameras, lounge room AV gear, desktops and speakers you need to know about!