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MSI Z87I GAMING AC and GTX760 GAMING ITX Now Available

The long awaited products for gamers who prefer small-sized gaming machines are finally here! Today, world-renowned hardware manufacturer MSI officially announced the Z87I GAMING AC motherboard and GTX 760 GAMING ITX graphics card offering many gaming features in the small mini-ITX form factor. With features such as Killer LAN, 802.11ac and Audio Boost the Z87I GAMING is ready to support you wherever you go knowing you'll be able to connect to networks with the best speeds for gaming. The GTX 760 GAMING ITX features MSI's new RADAX fan which is a true Hybrid design fan that boosts lower noise and up to 30 °C lower temperatures compared to any other card in its class. Both motherboard and graphics card offer excellent chassis and component compatibility and are the optimal combination for your living room PC or LAN Party gaming rig.

Sitecom Launches AC750 Wi-Fi Router and AC600 Wi-Fi Adapter

Sitecom presents two new 802.11ac products that allow users to upgrade their home network to support the latest Wi-Fi technology. The WLR-5002 Wi-Fi Router AC750 offers a combined Wi-Fi speed of up to 750 Mbps, Simultaneous Dualband, four Gigabit ports and a USB 2.0 port, and sets the home network up for improved reliability and an enhanced streaming performance. With the WLA-3100 Wi-Fi Adapter AC600 users can easily upgrade their notebook or desktop PC to support 802.11ac.

With more mobile and smart devices such as smartphones, tablets and Smart TVs entering the home, consumers need Wi-Fi that is powerful, easy to use and enables them to stream their media files across the network without interference. 802.11ac is a new wireless standard designed to provide greater Wi-Fi speeds and enhanced reliability. With many 802.11ac-enabled smartphones, tablets and notebooks from leading manufacturers currently being released and more anticipated to debut in the coming year, wireless-AC is quickly becoming the new standard in wireless networking.

ZOTAC Elevates ZBOX nano With Quad-Core Processing Power

ZOTAC International, a global innovator and manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today elevates the ZBOX nano form factor with quad-core processing power. The new ZOTAC ZBOX nano AQ01 series harnesses the latest AMD A4-5000 Kabini APU to deliver outstanding CPU and GPU processing while maintaining excellent energy-efficiency.

"Our ZBOX nano form factor is well-regarded for its compact size and energy-efficiency. With the latest AMD A4-5000 APU, we're able to boost performance all around while reducing maximum energy consumption compared to our previous generation with the ZOTAC ZBOX nano AQ01 series," said Carsten Berger, senior director, ZOTAC International.

MSI to Release the H87I AC Mini-ITX Motherboard

In addition to the Z87I GAMING AC model seen last week, MSI is set introduce another mini ITX LGA1150 motherboard, the H87I AC. Seen below, this H87-based board features two DDR3-1600 memory slots, four SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, one PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, Gigabit Ethernet, 7.1 channel audio, four USB 3.0 ports, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs, plus Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11ac WiFi.

The H87I AC makes use of Military Class 4 components and is available for pre-order at €102.

MAINGEAR Adds AMD CPU and Graphics Options to NOMAD 17 Gaming Laptop

MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, and adds AMD mobile processors and AMD Radeon graphic options to their NOMAD 17 custom notebook that offers performance at an affordable price.

The NOMAD 17 gaming laptop is MAINGEAR's first AMD based laptop that supports AMD A10-5750 processor that offers quad-core multitasking and AMD Radeon HD 8970M 2 GB GDDR5 offers incredible graphics where games can utilize the incredible multiscreen functionality of AMD Eyefinity technology running at max resolutions of 5760x1080.

MSI Shows Off Gaming Series Mini-ITX Z87 Motherboard and GeForce GTX 760 Card

Courtesy of MSI's Facebook page we can now have a pretty good look at two of the company's upcoming Gaming Series products, two compact components known as the Z87I GAMING AC and GTX 760 GAMING OC ITX.

The Z87I GAMING AC is a mini-ITX motherboard that's powered by the Intel Z87 chip and features Military Class 4 components, two DDR3 memory slots, five SATA 6.0 Gbps ports, one PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot, Killer E2200 NIC Ethernet, 7.1-channel audio (with Audio Boost technology), and even 802.11ac WiFi support.

ASRock Unveils the Z87 Extreme11/ac Motherboard

Amid the heaps of Z87 chipset motherboards which have already been around for a while, there can only be one that rises from the top with its delicacy and perfection. The long wait has ended, here comes the king of all Intel 8 Series motherboards. All hail ASRock Z87 Extreme11/ac, the most high end Z87 motherboard on the face of earth!

Insane Specs: 22 SATA3 (16 SAS-3 12 Gb/s) / 4-Way Multi-GPU / Thunderbolt 2
Using out of the world to describe ASRock's flagship motherboard Z87 Extreme11/ac is actually an understatement. This motherboard boasts a whopping 22 SATA3 ports, including 6 SATA3 ports by Intel Z87 chipset, and another 16 SAS-3 12.0 Gb/s ports from the added LSI SAS 3008 Controller plus 3X24R Expander, which can reach up to an unearthly 6.1 GB/s transfer speed!

Dell Intros Upgraded Ubuntu-Powered XPS 13 Developer Edition Laptop

Dell has this week updated its Linux offering by releasing the new XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop running Ubuntu. Codenamed Sputnik 3, this new client-to-cloud solution comes with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS pre-installed and features a 13.3-inch (1920 x 1080) LED-backlit touch display, an Intel Haswell processor (Core i5-4200U or i7-4500U), 8 GB of RAM, Intel HD 4400 graphics, a 128/256 GB mSATA solid state drive, a spill-resistant backlit chiclet keyboard, an HD webcam, Bluetooth, 802.11ac WiFi, and a 55WHr battery.

The XPS 13 Developer Edition is currently only available in the US (starting at $1,249) but will expand its reach quickly - next week it will go on sale in Canada, and by the end of the month it will also be found in 9 European countries.

Meru Networks Announces General Availability of AP832 802.11ac Access Points

Meru Networks, a leader in Wi-Fi networking, today announced Wi-Fi Alliance certification and general availability (GA) of the AP832, the Wi-Fi industry's fastest access point. The AP832 features a dual radio 802.11ac design delivering up to three times the performance of 802.11n access points. Unlike most other 802.11ac solutions, the AP832 operates on 802.3af power, eliminating the need for costly Ethernet switch upgrades. Meru customers also report that 802.11n devices run up to 30 percent faster on the AP832 than on 802.11n access points.

"The additional capacity, coverage and device density-handling capability that the AP832 provides, makes a real difference in the way our guests use the onboard Wi-Fi network," said Greg Martin, IT director for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. "We use Meru's AP832 as the primary onboard wireless access point. It easily handles the three or more mobile devices that each of our guests carry, along with streaming video and all the shipboard applications that we depend on."

MAINGEAR Unveils the Pulse 17 Gaming Notebook

MAINGEAR announced today the launch of the new Pulse 17 laptop. Following the Pulse 14, the Pulse 17 offers the worlds thinnest 17" gaming notebook with the very best in mobile hardware components packaged in an unparalleled compact form factor.

Best of the Best:
The extremely lightweight Pulse 17 weights less than 6lbs and embodies the best MAINGEAR has to offer in performance and style to offer the ultimate mobile gaming notebook. This product features the Intel CoreTM i7 4700HQ mobile processor that can be boosted from 2.4 GHz to 3.4 GHz using Intel Turbo Boost 2.0, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M with 2 GB video memory that offers stunning visuals and life-like physics, and a built-in subwoofer and surround speaker package powered by Sound Blaster Cinema that delivers the most satisfying sound stage to be found on a notebook. The Pulse 17 packs more power and performance into a thinner profile than any other notebook.

Toshiba Rolls Out Two New Tecra Laptops

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced two new fully customizable laptops designed for small and medium businesses, the ultramobile 14-inch Tecra Z40 and versatile 15.6-inch Tecra A50. The laptops provide budget conscious small businesses with all the power, durability and reliability of systems built for enterprise users at a more affordable price. Both are available today exclusively at Toshiba.com/us/business, where information can also be found about the company's program which offers business customers features such as dedicated sales consultants, volume discounts, and priority tech support.

"Small and medium businesses need the same PC performance, reliability and mobility as large enterprises, without the stringent security features required by corporate IT departments," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "We've taken the best of our premier line of business laptops, including impressive styling, usability and durability, and made them accessible to SMBs."

ASRock M8 SFF Barebone Gaming PC Goes on Sale

Announced early this month, the M8 gaming-craving barebone PC has now become available in the US. Developed by ASRock in collaboration with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the M8 measures 372 (W) x 123 (H) x 400 (L) mm, it packs a 450 W power supply and is equipped with a Z87-M8 motherboard offering support for 4th gen Intel Core processors, up to 16 GB of RAM, and one dual-slot PCIe graphics card.

ASRock's compact barebone can house a 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch storage drive, one slim optical drive, and includes WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, a 4-in-1 card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, plus HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. The M8 is priced at $549.99.

ASUS Announces ET2321 All-in-One PC with Slim and Elegant Design

ASUS today announced the ET2321, a sleek All-in-One PC with a 23-inch Full HD display, the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors and Intel Iris graphics for impressive all-round performance.

The ASUS ET2321 AiO PC features a slim and elegant design with a gracefully curved metallic stand that adds a touch of style to any desktop. The 23-inch display has a 1920 x 1080 resolution for ultra-sharp images and an expansive working area, while IPS technology ensures bright, vibrant color with wide 178-degree viewing angles. 10-point capacitive multi-touch puts responsive control at your fingertips in Windows 8 and the screen can also be tilted back by up to 25 degrees for comfortable hands-on control.

Amped Wireless Introduces the APA20 Long Range 802.11ac Wi-Fi Access Point

Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of high power, long range wireless communication products for the home and office, today announced the launch of the APA20 High Power 700 milliwatts (mW) Dual Band AC Access Point, a versatile wireless access point designed to deliver powerful, long range, ultra-fast wireless access for existing home and business networks.

A high power 700 mW dual band, 802.11ac Wi-Fi access point, the APA20 features three high gain, 5dBi antennas and ten total power amplifiers. The amplifiers include two 2.4 GHz 700 mW amplifiers, four 5.0 GHz 700 mW, 2-Stage amplifiers, and four advanced, low noise amplifiers. The cutting-edge technology packed into the APA20 gives it the ability to stream high-quality media at faster speeds to multiple devices at once, with ease.

ASUS Teases New, Haswell-Powered 23-Inch All-in-One PC

ASUS has today put up a video that showcases one upcoming All-in-One PC, a model dubbed ET2321 which features a 23-inch (1920 x 1080) multi-touch IPS screen, and is equipped with a 4th generation Intel Core processor.

The slim ET2321 also packs a GeForce GT 740M graphics card, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB connectivity, it has built-in speakers (enhanced with SonicMaster Premium audio technology), it's bundled with a desktop subwoofer, and runs Microsoft's Windows 8 (likely 8.1 at launch). No word yet on pricing or availability.

Xirrus Announces Industry-First Dual-802.11ac Radio Access Point

Xirrus, the leader in high-performance wireless networks, today announced the XR-630 802.11ac access point (AP) featuring ACExpress -- a Xirrus innovation that intelligently separates high-speed from lower-speed mobile devices to maximize system performance. The XR-630 provides a cloud-managed, low-cost expansion of the Xirrus 802.11ac portfolio that also includes Xirrus' line of modular, upgradeable line of XR Arrays. The XR-630 is the first access point of its kind to feature two radios capable of supporting the new 802.11ac standard, allowing organizations to provide performance well beyond that of 802.11n and enabling mobile users to experience application performance comparable to that of a wired network.

"Two years ago, Xirrus introduced the first 802.11ac-ready product in the industry, the XR modular Wireless Array; one year ago, Xirrus introduced the first 802.11ac pre-order program, providing investment protection through the pre-purchase of 802.11ac modules for the XR modular Wireless Array," said Shane Buckley, Chief Executive Officer, Xirrus, Inc. "Now, we are expanding the Xirrus 802.11ac line with a software-programmable, low-cost AP to increase the options for customers making the transition to the fastest wireless technology. Our focus on creating flexible solutions that can adapt to future requirements, while keeping cost-control in mind, helps minimize the disruption often encountered when transitioning to new technology."

Toshiba Also Unveils High-Performance, Thin and Light Enterprise Product Lineup

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today announced its completely new and redesigned line of high-performance thin-and-light business laptops for mobile professionals. The all-new 13.3-inch Portégé Z30, 14-inch Tecra Z40 and 15.6-inch Tecra Z50 offer no-compromise performance for multitasking, enhanced durability as well as built-in manageability and security features required by corporate IT departments across the globe.

"Our new line of thin and light Portégé and Tecra products redefine the common business laptop," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "We've fused the extreme mobility and style of our Portégé line with the performance and strength of our Tecra line across the board and added everything today's mobile workers could ask for - durable and highly reliable, with all-workday battery life, an abundance of full size ports, advanced security features and the impressive craftsmanship businesses expect from Toshiba."

ASRock and BMW Group DesignworksUSA Announce the M8 SFF Gaming PC

If you're on the hunt for a computer that is not merely capable of running all of the latest hardcore PC games on maximum performance, but also decorated in such sophisticated appearance that it constitutes your right to be a gamer no matter how old you get, then ASRock and BMW Group DesignworksUSA has the perfect answer for you! Gamers beware, the long anticipated Intel 8 Series gaming rig M8 is hitting the markets!

"Our goal was to create desirability and iconic differentiation in a small Gaming-PC," said Sonja Schiefer, Director, Munich Studio, BMW Group DesignworksUSA. "To enhance the perception of pure power we created a design language focused on superlative and a design solution that is very much an exaggerated mode of expression."

Aerohive Delivers Gigabit Wi-Fi APs

Aerohive Networks, a leader in controller-less Wi-Fi and cloud-managed mobile networking for the enterprise market, today announced two new access points (APs) supporting 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi. The new AP370 and AP390 products extend Aerohive's cloud-managed mobile networking platform, enabling a simple migration to 802.11ac Gigabit Wi-Fi, whether upgrading incrementally to address existing capacity issues or installing a completely new 802.11ac network.

NETGEAR Introduces the Nighthawk AC1900 WiFi Router

NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, has launched its newest dual-band 802.11ac wireless router, Nighthawk AC1900 Smart WiFi Router (R7000). Soaring above the competition to provide the best performance with the world's fastest Gigabit WiFi speed, Nighthawk combines a powerful 1 GHz dual core processor with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port and NETGEAR Beamforming+ to boost speed, reliability and range for unmatched connectivity in the home.

Nighthawk's blazing-fast combined WiFi connection speeds up to AC1900 WiFi (600 +1300 Mbps) make it ideal for bandwidth-hungry activities such as online gaming, video streaming, and for supporting the increasing number of mobile WiFi devices in the home. High-power WiFi amplifiers and three external antennas provide outstanding coverage around the home, inside and out - even in the garage and back yard. Wireless HD streaming can be enjoyed at its best thanks to Nighthawk features such as downstream Quality of Service, Beamforming+ and built-in iTunes server compatibility.

Apple Updates iMac

Apple today updated iMac with fourth generation Intel quad-core processors, new graphics, next generation Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage options. The updated iMac brings the latest technology to the stunningly thin design and gorgeous display of the world's leading all-in-one desktop.

"iMac continues to be the example that proves how beautiful, fast and fun a desktop computer can be," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "Inside its ultra-thin aluminum enclosure, the new iMac has the latest Intel processors, faster graphics, next generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi and faster PCIe flash storage."

Gigabyte Also Shows Off Thunderbolt 2.0-Equipped Motherboards

In addition to the G1.Assassin 3, Gigabyte showed off its first motherboards with Thunderbolt 2.0 connectors. Armed with 20 Gb/s of bandwidth, Thunderbolt 2.0 gives you enough bandwidth to drive high-resolution displays (beyond WQHD), and storage arrays with SSDs. Among these motherboards are the Z87X-UD7 TH. Gigabyte distinguished the "UD7" brand extension from "OC," which marks products that prioritize performance-enhancing components over connectivity, while the UD7 leads the company's mainline Z87X pack with top-grade connectivity, and electricals not too far behind the Z87X-OC.

The Z87X-UD7 TH is built in the standard ATX form-factor. It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX, 8-pin EPS, an optional 4-pin ATX, and an optional SATA power input. It uses a 16-phase VRM to power the CPU, which uses high-grade PowIRstage driver-MOSFETs. The VRM cooler is a combination of an active air-cooled heatsink, with a coolant channel that lets you make it part of your liquid cooling loop. This cooler shares some of its heat with the heatsink covering the PLX PEX8747 bridge chip, and the PCH, which also features a fan-heatsink. The board features five PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots, of which three are gen 3.0 x16 capable, and four gen 3.0 x8 capable. A mechanism lets you bypass the bridge chip, and connect a single graphics card directly to the CPU. Two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots complete the expansion area.

Gigabyte G1.Assassin 3 Motherboard Detailed

Gigabyte showed off an early version of its upcoming high-end socket LGA2011 motherboard, the G1.Assassin 3, at IDF. Based on the same Intel X79 Express chipset as its predecessor, this board is built in the standard ATX form-factor. It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors. It uses a 9-phase VRM to condition power to the CPU socket, which uses PowIRstage driver-MOSFETs by International Rectifier. The CPU socket is wired to eight DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting up to 64 GB of memory, and four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots. A couple of PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots complete the expansion area.

Storage connectivity on the G1.Assassin 3 includes four each of SATA 6 Gb/s and SATA 3 Gb/s ports. Network connectivity includes two gigabit Ethernet interfaces, from which one is driven by an Intel-made controller, and an add-on card with 802.11ac WLAN, and Bluetooth 4.0. A hyped up feature here is its Creative Sound Core3D audio, with a high SNR DAC, audiophile-grade OPAMP circuitry with user-replaceable amps (Gigabyte calls this AMP-UP). Six USB 3.0 ports, and a number of USB 2.0/1.1 ports make for the rest of it. Gigabyte didn't finalize heatsink designs for the VRM or PCH, and there's no word on when exactly the company plans to launch the thing.

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Linksys Announces Its Fastest 802.11ac Wireless Router at IFA 2013

Linksys today introduced its new top model in the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi router line-up: the Linksys Smart Wi-Fi AC1900 Router. It offers speeds up to 600 Mbps to Wireless-N clients and up to 1300 Mbps to Wireless-AC clients. Together with a new top end model Linksys is also bringing an entry level AC-router and an AC USB-adapter to upgrade notebooks or desktop computers to the latest standard.

"Trends like the increase in connected devices in the home and the rise of on demand video services, enabling consumers to consume video on virtually any screen, puts a more critical demand on the home network," said Mike Chen, Senior Director Home Networking at Belkin. "Our products are not only extremely fast, they are also easy to install and control through the innovative Linksys Smart Wi-Fi platform. With your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account and App you can get access anywhere and anytime to media stored on a connected USB storage device or change settings of the router - all from the palm of your hand."

ASUS Zenbook UX301 to Feature WUXGA Screen Resolution

Desktop PC monitor manufacturers may have their heads collectively stuck up their in sand, but smartphone, tablet, and notebook display panel makers don't, and that's only working to bring the fabled post-PC era upon us quicker. A case in point, ASUS' upcoming Zenbook UX301 Ultrabook, which features a brilliant WUXGA (2560 x 1440 pixels) resolution on its 13.3-inch screen, covered by a 10-point multi-touch layer, under a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 panel. In its recently posted promotional video, ASUS also shed light on its feature-set, which includes a 15.5 mm-thick body (when closed), Core i7 "Haswell" processor, SonicMaster audio, and 802.11ac WLAN.
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