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As part of its CES 2021 announcements, Intel officially unveiled a number of NUCs based on their Tiger Lake SoCs. Intel's initial NUCs were all based on 100mm x 100mm (4in x 4in) boards, kickstarting the UCFF craze that contributed to revitalizing the PC market. Over the last few years, we have seen Intel expand the NUC to encompass multiple other form-factors, while keeping compactness in mind: Performance: The original 4x4 UCFF units Pro: 4x4 UCFF units with expansion support and vPro capabilities Compute Elements: Add-in Card form factor with carrier boards for system design Extreme: Compute Elements using a 45W TDP processor with a base board hosting up to three PCIe expansion slots (inclusive of a M.2 22110 NVMe slot) and a 5L chassis enabling compact gaming...

Here's Some DDR5-4800: Hands-On First Look at Next Gen DRAM

Just like all major makers of DRAM, SK Hynix produced its first DDR5 memory chips a couple of years ago and has been experimenting with the technology since then...

39 by Anton Shilov on 1/13/2020

TRX80 and WRX80 Don’t Exist: Neither Does the ‘Intel LGA1159’ Socket

For anyone that isn’t following the minutiae of desktop computing, one of the more prominent rumors in AMD land is the presence of upcoming sockets called TRX80 and WRX80...

49 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/13/2020

CES 2020: ASUS Reveals Portable 15.6-inch ZenScreen MB16ACE USB-C Monitor

ASUS has introduced its latest external display for laptops that features a USB Type-C connector that is used to transfer both video signal as well as power. To simplify...

17 by Anton Shilov on 1/13/2020

CES 2020: MSI's 300 Hz Gaming Laptops, the GS66 Stealth & GE66 Raider

MSI demonstrated a revamped version of its sleek and light GS-series Stealth gaming notebook at CES 2020 this week. The GS66 Stealth laptop continues to feature a low-profile design...

36 by Anton Shilov on 1/13/2020

CES 2020: ASUS Unveils ROG Z11 Mini ITX Chassis For Gamers

In addition to its new notebook, Chromebook, and system announced during CES 2020, ASUS has unveiled a new gaming chassis designed for mini-ITX motherboards. The ASUS ROG Z11 features...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/13/2020

CES 2020: Corsair Announces The A500 CPU Cooler, Back to Air Cooling

Although Corsair's cooling division is more widely known for its extensive range of CLC CPU cooling solutions, Corsair has once again moved back into the air-cooled CPU cooler business...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/13/2020

CES 2020: ASUS’ Latest VivoBook S Packs 10th Gen, Lots of Colors

ASUS has introduced its new VivoBook S-series laptops that attempt to fuse style with performance in a reasonably priced package. The new notebooks are based on Intel’s latest 10th...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/13/2020

I Ran Off with Intel’s Tiger Lake Wafer. Who Wants a Die Shot?

One of the surprises at CES from Intel was the presence of Tiger Lake, Intel’s next generation platform beyond Ice Lake. Tiger Lake is Intel’s vehicle for delivering the...

107 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/13/2020

Asustor, QNAP, and Synology Introduce New NAS Units at CES 2020

The network-attached storage (NAS) vendors had a relatively quiet presence at CES 2020 compared to what we used to see in earlier years. We have a few announcements and...

65 by Ganesh T S on 1/10/2020

Got a Spare $10,000? Here’s Your Keyboard: ADATA’s 24K Gold Design

RGB has been the main ‘feature’ of the gaming PC market of late, with all the fancy lights adding to the ‘bling’ of a standard machine. But what if...

40 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/10/2020

CES 2020: Kingston’s HyperX Adds 32 GB UDIMMs & New Fury Speed Bins to Lineup

Kingston’s HyperX division introduced a stack of new memory modules at CES 2020. Firstly, the company added 32 GB unbuffered DIMMs and SO-DIMMs to its Fury and Impact families...

11 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2020

CES 2020: Lian Li Unveils The O11D Mini: A Versatile 38 Liter ATX Chassis

During CES 2020, renowned chassis manufacturer Lian Li unveiled its latest chassis, the O11D Mini. Remodelling the popular O11 Dynamic into a more compact shell, Lian Li has made...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2020

CES 2020: Patriot Goes Big on Bandwidth For New EVLVR 2 TB3 SSDs

At this year's CES, Patriot has introduced an enhanced version of its EVLVR (Evolver) Thunderbolt 3 external SSD. The new drive is set to offer radically improved sequential read/write...

4 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2020

CES 2020: MSI Announces MAG X570 Tomahawk WiFi

Looking to give AMD Ryzen buyers another affordable option for an X570 motherboard, MSI has brought one of its most popular B series models to the premium X570 chipset...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/10/2020

CES 2020: Lenovo Unveils IdeaPad Duet Chromebook Detachable

The market for pure, Google Android-based tablets is not exactly thriving, and since Google ChromeOS can run applications for Android, pretty much all interest in non-Apple (or non-Windows) tablets...

5 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2020

ARRIS Expands Wi-Fi 6 Portfolio with AX6600 SURFboard mAX Mesh System

ARRIS announced the SURFboard mAX AX6600 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System, a Broadcom BCM6755-based design, at CES 2020. In 2019, ARRIS had announced the SURFboard mAX PRO AX11000 for $650...

7 by Ganesh T S on 1/9/2020

CES 2020: ZOTAC Announces ZBOX Edge MI643 Powered By Intel Comet Lake

All told, ZOTAC has launched several ZBOX SFF PCs at this year's CES. Typical for the company's wide reach, they're gearing up to release a range of boxes at...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2020

CES 2020: Patriot Demonstrates PXD External SSD w/ USB-C

Among the many storage vendors at this year's CES was Patriot, who was showcasing its upcoming PXD external SSD. The device features a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C interface...

5 by Anton Shilov on 1/9/2020

CES 2020: Lian Li Announces New LANCOOL II Chassis, Now With Mesh

A regular fixture at CES, revered chassis manufacturer Lian Li is once again at this year's event, showcasing its latest addition to the LANCOOL range of cases, the Lian...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2020

CES 2020: Samsung’s 8K QLED TVs Use AI Quantum 8K SoC, Add Support For AV1 Video

Most years CES feels first and foremost like a TV show, and certainly this year's show hasn't disappointed. Among the many vendors making TV announcements for CES 2020 was...

21 by Anton Shilov on 1/9/2020

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