Subject: Systems | January 9, 2018 - 09:00 AM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: small form-factor, small form factor, project spark, Digital Storm, desktop pc
Digital Storm has just announced a new water-cooled, enthusiast PC, called Project SPARK. As the video shows, the device is about the width of a coffee mug and its handle, although it’s a bit deeper and taller. This cuts down on the amount of surface area the PC covers, which matters more than height for something that sits on a desk. The specs? Up to an Intel Core i7-8700k and an NVIDIA GTX 1080.
One of the interesting aspects of Project SPARK is that it is also user-upgradable. Digital Storm designed the system to have an accessible CPU and GPU, not just RAM and storage (but those are, of course, accessible too). Speaking of storage, the PC uses up to 3x M.2 SSDs. I should note that the PC uses MXM slot GPUs, so you can’t just plug in a triple-slot PCIe card in there… but, come on. You’re buying a small form factor PC.
The Digital Storm Project SPARK launches in Q2 with prices starting at $1299 USD (GTX 1060 SKU).
Subject: General Tech | July 10, 2014 - 02:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: market share, desktop pc
There has been a 2 year slump in PC sales due to a number of reasons, from a lack of attractive system upgrades to the increasing capabilities of mobile devices but according to Gartner this is coming to an end. While Acer and the smaller brands and no-name systems continue to see sales declines the major players such as Lenovo HP, Dell, and Asus have all seen increases in the amount of systems they have sold in this past quarter. The Register quotes Gartner analyst Mikako Kitagawa in their article, "... we expect to see slow, but consistent, PC growth" as emerging markets augment their low cost tablets with purchases of full PCs.
"By Gartner's estimates, worldwide PC shipments were essentially flat for the second quarter of 2014, growing just 0.1 per cent when compared to the same period a year ago. But even that is encouraging, the analyst firm points out, because shipments have declined for the last eight consecutive quarters."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- CHIPS DOWN. IBM spends $3bn on its FU-TURE-TURE-TURE @ The Register
- Apple Gets Its First Batch of iPhone Chips From TSMC @ Slashdot
- Snapdragon 805 benchmarks slightly outperform the Galaxy S5, One M8 @ The Inquirer
- Linksys WRT1900AC Router Review @ Hardware Canucks
- Homebrew NSA Bugs @ Hack a Day
Subject: General Tech | February 20, 2014 - 02:17 PM | Ken Addison
Tagged: podcast, video, toshiba, raptr, R9 290X, r9 290, pcper, OEM, maxwell, gtx 750 ti, desktop pc, 750 ti, 5TB
PC Perspective Podcast #288 - 02/20/2014
Join us this week as we discuss the release of the NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti, Upgrading Crappy Desktops, 5TB Hard Drives and more!
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