Subject: Systems | March 1, 2011 - 08:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Puget Systems Among First to Ship Corrected Sandy Bridge PCs
Puget Systems leverages its manufacturer and distribution relationships to become one of the first PC providers to ship corrected Sandy Bridge Computers.
SEATTLE, WA - Puget Systems (www.pugetsystems.com), a boutique integrator of custom PC systems for enthusiasts, gamers, consumers and SMB markets, today announced a shipping schedule for corrected Sandy Bridge PCs.
The first revision of Sandy Bridge chipsets suffered from a design flaw that caused performance degrada
Subject: Systems | February 28, 2011 - 07:56 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
On the market right now are a large number of ION + ATOM prebuilt HTPCs, which look nice and are powerful enough for HTPC and light browsing but feel underpowered to many enthusiasts. That is why products like the HDPLEX H10 are so nice, they let you choose your components and look good at the same time. The rackmount style works well in this case as it would not look out of place in a home theatre cabinet and the fanless design means you don't have to worry about it being in a stack of components. See what Si
Subject: Systems | February 22, 2011 - 09:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
While the base model of the Zino HD 410 HTPC comes in at about $300 the model that AnandTech received for review was worth just over $700 after all of the options were loaded on. That fully loaded model sports a Phenom II X4 P940 on a AMD M880G + SB820
which supports up to 8GB of DDR3-1333 and for graphics uses an ATI Mobility 5450 1GB DDR3.
Subject: Systems | February 15, 2011 - 08:55 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a different choice now for those looking for a PC that can handle email, internet browsing and home theatre duties, a small self contained system that resembles a thinclient with style and a fair number of video outputs. The Sapphire Edge-HD Mini PC offers a
Dual Core Intel Atom D510 1.66ghz, nVidia's ION2 and 2GB of DDR2 for system memory with a 250GB drive for storage. Neoseeker found that 720p is about the limit of this systems capabilities,
as 1080p playback
Subject: Systems | February 10, 2011 - 04:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Puget Systems specializes in making custom PCs that are incredibly quiet without sacrificing any performance to do so. As you saw in Ryan's review of their Serenity SPCR Edition Ultra Quiet Gaming PC, they do a very good job at it. Since then they have been hard at work extending their line up and keeping up with the newest parts. One of their more recent Serenity SPCR Edition models went up for review at Anand
Subject: Systems | February 7, 2011 - 09:45 AM | Matt Smith
If you’ve ever used a touchscreen desktop computer you probably know that while they’re cool, they lack the functionality to replace a keyboard and mouse. Lifting up your arms constantly to touch a screen is the antonym of ergonomic.
Subject: Systems | February 2, 2011 - 07:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Over at MissingRemote a dedicated crew have been assembling a guide that covers all the basics you need to know to put together a powerful and functional HTPC. Perhaps one of the most important parts they cover is the idea that "Your HTPC Is Not An Investment". Don't wait for the newest cutting edge tech and pick up parts that are as fast as you need but don't go for overkill. The way media storage and broadcasting changes, the next HTPC upgrade you make may well need to be an entirel
Subject: Systems | January 26, 2011 - 10:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The difference between 1080i and 720p is a difference of spatial resolution and temporal resolution; one has more pixels in total while the other pushed pixels faster. On the other hand you have refresh rates, which have changed from the previous standard of 60Hz to a wide variety of what are, in many case, purely marketing speak and have more to do with how the display manipulates frames to meet the higher frequency. Missing Remote tries to help you make sense of it a
Subject: Systems | January 17, 2011 - 10:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
New on the market is the ASRock ION 3D 152B, sporting the next generation NVIDIA GT218 NG-ION processor. It is going to need that updated silicon as this unit ships with a BluRay drive and is expected to play back HD content at a reasonable frame rate. Join AnandTech as they take this unit through its paces.
Subject: Systems | January 13, 2011 - 08:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The new CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 5000 is a P67 Sandy Bridge based system, sporting and unlocked Intel i7-2600K on the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe motherboard. It has 4GB of DDR3-1600 as well as a GTX 570 Superclock, a 1TB HDD and even a Blu-Ray drive all hidden in a watercooled
Thermaltake Armor A60 case. The system is overclocked for you, adding a full 1GHz to the CPU bringing it to a very respectable 4.4GHz and the GPU also sports a little bit of an overclock as well.