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Acer Introduces New, Haswell-Powered Veriton Commercial Desktops

Acer America today announced that its new Veriton Series commercial desktops are now offered with powerful 4th generation Intel Core processors, Intel's fastest and most advanced chips to date. Powerful, yet energy efficient and bundled with a robust security and management suite, the refreshed range of desktops offer leading technology, solid performance and a low total cost of ownership to meet the needs of professional customers.

"Our newest Veriton desktops continue to provide excellent management and security features in both space-saving and expandable models to meet a wide variety of budgets and professional requirements," said Michael O'Beirne, Acer senior director, commercial product marketing. "For our customers wanting the best performance, we're pleased to offer Intel's fourth generation processors, which provide more speed, improved graphics and better power management than the prior generations."

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.

Acer Expands C720 Chromebook Line With $199 Model

Acer America today announced the availability of a new $199.99 entry-level model in its new Acer C720 Chromebook line for budget-minded customers. Like all Acer C720 models, the Acer C720-2848 runs on an Intel Celeron processor based on the Haswell micro-architecture to deliver fast performance and up to 8.5 hours of battery life.

"Since the Acer C720 debuted last month, it's been acclaimed for delivering industry-leading performance and long battery life to mobile savvy computer users," said Arif Maskatia, CTO for Acer. "Our new $199.99 model delivers an incredible value proposition for this level of performance at a time of year when so many people are shopping for gifts for loved ones."

Intel Debuts Six New Celeron Mobile Processors

Intel has yesterday updated its processor offer, adding no less than six new models, all Celerons and all targeting mobile devices. This fresh batch is of ultra-low voltage variety and it includes two chips based on the Haswell architecture, the Celeron 2981U and 2957U, and four on the Silvermont architecture (and part of the Bay Trail-M line-up), the Celeron N2920, N2820, N2815 and N2806.

Frequency-wise, the processors go from 1.40 GHz to 2.13 GHz, but they don't really vary in terms of pricing as five of them cost $132, while only the Celeron 2981U goes for $137. More details in the table below.

Enermax Extends "Ahead of the Game" Series

One month ago, Enermax informed about the introduction of a new product line which is specially designed for the requirements of modern gaming machines. "Ahead of the Game" covers different PC areas. "The models of our new series allow for a game play on the highest level. They are the perfect choice for high-end systems and provide leading technology for the pure joy of gaming", explains Benjamin Schäfer, PR/Marketing Team Leader of Enermax Europe. With the midi tower iVektor, the first gaming series from Enermax made a perfect market debut. The racing-style chassis with the soft-grip coating offers a variety of functions and many possibilities for system upgrades. But for a steady flow of game at highest resolution, the hardware inside is the crucial factor.

Schäfer: "We offer users the perfect starter set to build up a performance-capable and at the same time durable gaming system. Most often, people focus on the graphics card or CPU only. But at the end, the power supply decides how stable a PC runs. If your system is crashing down regularly, the PSU might be a possible source of trouble. Therefore, it is worthwhile to spend more money in a quality brand product instead of buying the cheapest of the cheap models. And if you consider about an efficient cooling system, you need to know that you can not only prolong the lifetime of the installed components, but you can also draw the ultimate performance out of your hardware. You will only achieve the highest clock rates if you rely on the best cooling solution."

ORIGIN PC Introduces the EON17-SLX High-Performance Laptop

ORIGIN PC announces the all new, NVIDIA SLI-Ready, EON17-SLX to their line of award-winning EON laptops for gamers, professionals, artists and enthusiasts. The new EON17-SLX takes mobile gaming to the next level with support for up to DUAL NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780M graphics cards in SLI to deliver buttery smooth frame rates when playing today's most demanding PC games at home or on the go.

With advanced performance and future proof features such as support for Intel's 4th generation mobile "Haswell" processors, Intel Thunderbolt technology, up to 5 storage drives including dual mSATA RAID support, and ORIGIN PC's professional GPU overclocking, the new EON17-SLX is the perfect desktop replacement of choice for any gamer, enthusiast or professional.

Lepa G-Series and B-Series Power Supplies Begin Rolling Out

Lepa began rolling out its first G-Series (80 Plus Gold-compliant) and B-Series (80 Plus Bronze-compliant) modular PSUs for gaming PCs, though its EcoMaster sister brand. The two were first unveiled at this year's Computex event. Both series feature identical body designs, cabling, and features, but differ with innards. The G-Series includes 1000W, 800W, 700W, 600W, and 500W variants; while the B-Series includes 1000W, 650W, and 550W variants. Both series feature single +12V rail designs, DC-DC switching, Anti3s Q-Brick bodies, active-PFC, and various electrical protection mechanisms. Measuring about 150 x 165 x 86 mm, these units feature 135 mm fans, are ErP Lot6 compliant, and support low-power C-states of the new Core "Haswell" processors.

Source: Hermitage Akihabara

Eurocom Intros Racer 3W Mobile Workstation with NVIDIA Quadro K1100M Graphics

Eurocom, (www.eurocom.com) is launching the 15.6" Racer 3W Mobile Workstation with NVIDIA Quadro K1100M professional graphics solution for on the go professionals in need of a small and powerful Mobile Workstation with a great price to performance ratio.

The EUROCOM Racer 3W is a high quality, custom built, fully configurable and upgradeable Mobile Workstation laptop designed for the most demanding professional users. The NVIDIA Quadro K1100M graphics solution lets users work with larger models and assemblies and improves interactive manipulation performance during the design process due to its 384 CUDA Cores and 2 GB GDDR5 memory. Fast approximate anti-aliasing and temporal anti-aliasing film-style technologies gives users outstanding image quality for content creation and design reviews without compromising the interactive experience.

MSI Introduces AE270 and AE221 All-in-One PCs

Leading manufacturer of large-screen All-in-One PCs, Micro-Star International (MSI), continues to innovate and launch the AE221 and AE270, featuring the latest Intel Haswell platform.

The AE221 and AE270 support MSI's exclusive Flicker-Free and Blue Light Control technologies, which are able to effectively protect users' eyes and drastically reduce the strain to the eyes caused by the long hours sitting in front of the screen. AE221 and AE270 both use the 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution panel for full visual enjoyment. AE221 and AE270 also support 10-point multi touch(optional) by integrating with Microsoft's latest Windows 8.1 to bring a brand new operating and touch experience to the users.

CyberPowerPC Announces mini ITX Hadron AIR Gaming PC

CyberPower Inc., a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, today announced a mini ITX-based gaming rig that packs all the hardware enthusiasts crave in a chassis that measures just 6.6 wide x 12 high x 12.1 inches deep.

The CYBERPOWERPC Hadron AIR Gaming Rig makes no compromises. It has been designed for the PC enthusiast with the power and headroom to accommodate the latest PC gaming hardware and titles including support for Intel Core i7 Haswell processors and full size GeForce GTX Titan or AMD R9 290X graphics cards.

MSI Upgrades the Adora24 All-in-One PC

Today, MSI is introducing two new Adora24 All-in-One PCs, which have been equipped with the Intel 4th Gen Mobile Core i3 / i5 multi-core processor (Haswell) and a high-end NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M discrete graphics card. This ultra-slim AIO PC is pioneering in the industry with its flicker-free display technology, which protects the users from eyestrain and fatigue when working for extended periods.

The all new Adora24 PC's also have MSI's latest software tools, which are convenient when working both at home or at an office. MSI's Copy & Send software enables the user to send datafiles to the cloud and access them via an external device such as a smartphone or tablet, both supporting Windows and Android OS. With MSI Splashtop, the user can access files stored on the Adora24 when connected to the same network. This means you can play graphic-intensive games from your Adora24 AIO PC via your tablet. You can also stream music or watch HD movies in a similar way.

First Fanless Core "Haswell" Based NUC Case Unveiled

Impactics unveiled the first fanless case for Intel's second-generation NUC (next unit of computing) desktop, which is based on the company's Core "Haswell" family. The still unnamed cases pictured below, are ready for Intel's D54250WYK motherboard, which feature Intel Core i5-4250U processors (dual-core, up to 2.60 GHz, 3 MB L3 cache). The cases are built from solid blocks of aluminium, and its body panels double up as heatsinks for the processor and chipset. Given that the reference chassis for D54250WYK from Intel comes with a lateral-blower fan that can get noisy on loads, cases such as these from Impactics could go a long way for the platform.

Source: FanlessTech

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus Starts Selling Stateside

Samsung began selling ATIV Book 9 Plus in the US, its flagship Ultrabook. This 13-incher features a high-resolution 3200 x 1800-pixel screen, and a wedge-shaped aluminium unibody chassis. The US version runs a Core i7 "Haswell" chip with Iris Pro graphics, 8 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of SSD-based storage. No points for guessing which operating system it runs - Windows 8.1 Pro. Measuring 317.5 mm x 220.9 mm x 12.7 mm (folded), the ATIV Book 9 Plus weighs about 1.39 kg. It's priced at US $1,800.

Shuttle Offers Powerful Mini-PC Barebones for State-of-the-art LGA1150 CPUs

Shuttle Computer Handels GmbH, the European subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., one of the leading developers and manufacturers of compact PC solutions such as the world-renowned XPC Mini-PC Barebones, now also offers models compatible with the fourth generation of Intel Core processors ("Haswell") for socket LGA 1150.

Shuttle provides high-quality, powerful cube-shaped PCs for all platforms of the Intel Core processor family. And Haswell is no different. With the XPC Barebone SH87R6 and XPC Barebone SZ87R6, the manufacturer presents two solutions based on this processor type that are suitable for a wide variety of applications. The Mini-PCs are not only intended to be used as powerful and energy-efficient desktop PCs, but also as high-performance workstations or mini-servers. Thanks to their compatibility with a wide range of removable graphics cards, gamers are also happy to use these machines as easy-to-carry gaming rigs.

Getac Announces the V110 Rugged Convertible and F110 Tablet PC

Getac Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, is introducing the V110, the thinnest and lightest rugged convertible and the F110, the thinnest and lightest fully rugged large screen tablet.

V110 is a breakthrough-design rugged convertible less than 12 x 9 inches in size, a mere 1.3 inches thick and weighing just more than 4 pounds. The V110 is the thinnest and lightest fully rugged convertible ever built. A quick twist of the unique multi-position hinge allows the V110 to effortlessly transform from a laptop to a tablet, giving users the versatility needed for use in unpredictable environments. The V110 also features a large 11.6 inch display and a full-size, waterproof-membrane backlit keyboard 56% larger than the competition's. Its 88 standard-sized, island-style independent keys provide an unmatched premium feel and increased durability.

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.

Acer Launches the C720 Chromebook

Acer America today debuts its new Acer C720 Chromebook line that features processors based on the Haswell micro-architecture for faster performance and up to 8.5 hours of battery life.

This third-generation Chromebook has a design that is 30 percent thinner than its predecessor. It's also lighter and for the first time, it features an anti-glare display, making it ideal for families and students who want a Chromebook that can be enjoyed in a range of settings, even outdoors in sunlight.

GIGABYTE Also Announces the BRIX Projector Compact PC

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards, graphics cards and PC systems, is proud to announce the latest addition to the GIGABYTE BRIX range of ultra compact PC kits, the GIGABYTE BRIX Projector. Featuring a 75 lumen LED backlit mini projector and stereo speakers, the GIGABYTE BRIX Projector packs a 4th Generation Intel Core i3 processor, HDMI and Mini-DisplayPort options, 4 USB 3.0 ports and plus digital optical audio - all in an ultra compact and portable chassis design.

"Adding a powerful mini-projector to a device that is extremely portable and compact, opens up a wealth of possibilities and usage scenarios," commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "The BRIX Projector is pushing the boundaries of innovation further than ever, creating a device that breaks the mould in almost all respects."

GIGABYTE Announces G1.Sniper B5 Gaming Motherboard

For gamers who don't plan on overclocking their CPUs, GIGABYTE announced a new gaming desktop motherboard, branded within its G1.Killer series no less. The G1.Sniper B5 combines the key ingredients of a G1.Killer motherboard, with the mid-range Intel B85 Express platform, supporting Core "Haswell" processors in the LGA1150 package. It's built in the standard ATX form-factor. Since the chipset doesn't support CPU overclocking, GIGABYTE went easy on the CPU VRM, with a 4+1 phase design, which is guaranteed to run any socket LGA1150 CPU at its stock speeds. The board draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors.

Expansion slots include two long PCI-Express slots, but only one of them is wired to the CPU, and supports PCI-Express 3.0 x16 speeds. The other slot is electrical gen 2.0 x4, and wired to the B85 PCH. Two each of PCI-Express 2.0 x1 and legacy PCI, make up the remaining expansion slots. Storage connectivity includes four SATA 6 Gb/s, and two SATA 3 Gb/s ports. The audio solution is based on a Realtek ALC898 CODEC (110 dBA SNR), ground-layer isolation, Nichicon audiophile-grade electrolytic capacitors on the AMP stage, and a removable OPAMP chip. There's no Bigfoot Killer NIC, but a decent Intel-made GbE LAN chip. The board features AMI UEFI BIOS with GIGABYTE's latest G1.Killer series setup program (minus the CPU overclocking options, of course), backed by dual-BIOS.

Eurocom Launches the Racer 3W 15.6-inch Mobile Workstation

The EUROCOM Racer 3W is the newest addition to Eurocom's complete line of Mobile Workstations ranging from 15.6" to 17.3" models equipped with 8 core, 16 thread Intel Xeon processors, NVIDIA Quadro K5100M graphics with 8 GB DDR5, 32 GB memory and up to 6 TB of storage.

The EUROCOM Racer 3W is a high quality, custom built, fully configurable Mobile Workstation laptop designed for the most demanding professional users.

G.Skill TridentX Most Popular Overclocking Memory for 3 Years in a Row

G.SKILL TridentX tops the charts at HWBOT as the most popular memory model used by overclockers to submit benchmark results on the Haswell platform this year. Maintaining a healthy 20-22% usage rate by both number of results and number of users, G.SKILL TridentX dominates the charts with a nearly 10% lead over the trailing competition. Not only is TridentX the most popular memory choice for overclocking on the Haswell platform, other G.SKILL memory kit models also populate the chart, for a total of five spots in the top ten most popular memory by overclocking result.

Overall, G.SKILL has maintained its lead as the most preferred overclocking DDR3 memory brand in the overclocking community at HWBot since 2011. For more detailed information, please refer to this page.

NVIDIA Debuts GeForce GTX Battlebox Program for 4K Gaming

Teaming up with multiple system builders, NVIDIA has today launched GeForce GTX Battlebox, a program which is claimed to deliver a 'new breed of gaming machine', one capable of playing this year's hottest PC titles at 'super high resolutions, at high settings and with every NVIDIA-exclusive feature enabled'.

Offered by the likes of MAINGEAR, Origin, Digital Storm, CyberPowerPC, Scan Computers and others, a system bearing the GeForce GTX Battlebox seal of approval will feature overclocked Intel Haswell Core i5/i7 CPUs, advanced cooling systems, high quantities of fast RAM, speedy SSDs, and two or three GeForce GTX 780 cards in SLI. To complete the package, the system builders will also offer 4K monitors (like the 31.5-inch ASUS PQ321Q) at the point of sale.

For more information about GeForce GTX Battlebox see this page.

Getac Announces Significant Updates to Its B300 Ultra Rugged Notebook

Getac Inc., a leading manufacturer of rugged computers, is introducing the fifth generation of its best-selling B300 ultra rugged notebook with fourth generation Intel core processors, next generation graphics, the latest Wi-Fi and multi-carrier 4G LTE.

The new Getac B300 incorporates the latest fourth generation Intel Core i5-4300M (2.6 GHz) or i7-4600M (2.9 GHz) processors, known as the Haswell platform and designed for speed and efficiency. Both CPUs feature Intel Turbo Boost Technology clocking maximum speeds up to 3.3 GHz and 3.6 GHz, respectively. In addition, graphics performance has increased by 34% thanks to the new Intel HD 4600 graphics, which supports DirectX 11.1, OpenCL 1.2 and OpenGL 4.0, and features an improved decoder for 4K videos and the fast Quick Sync encoder.

Bitspower Maximus VI Impact Full Cover Water Block in the Works

After releasing the ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe full cover block in August, Bitspower is currently working on a second full cover motherboard block, this time around designed for ASUS' latest mITX marvel, the Maximus VI Impact, arguably the top Haswell mITX motherboard currently available. The block, like it's previously released sibling, is what Bitspower calls a U.S.C design (Unibody Style Construction Desig), which is a concept Bitspower uses to define a single solid block that covers all the major heat generating parts on a motherboard. In this case, the Z87 chipset, the CPU/socket and the vertical VRM.

Bitspower uses C1100 Copper for the block's base and hi-quality acrylic for the top cover. The base comes in two versions, Nickel plated or bare Copper, while the top can be had in ICE Black of Clear acrylic, making possible a total of four chromatically distinct versions of the block. The product package will include a thermal pad, a 2.5 grams syringe of Arctic Matrix thermal compound, a backup o-ring and the usual assortment of mounting screws and accessories.

Dell Unveils New Inspiron Laptops and Inspiron 23 All-in-One

Dell today announced its updated Inspiron portfolio with a range of new laptops and an all-in-one PC that will be on everyone's wish list. The new touch-enabled systems offer savvy buyers dependable technology that keeps them connected, from the upscale, feature-rich Inspiron 7000 Series laptops - Dell's thinnest and strongest Inspiron line ever - to the ultraportable Inspiron 11 3000 Series, featuring a slim design with exceptional battery life so it can keep up with you, wherever you are.

For those looking for a space-saving PC without sacrificing on performance or style, the Inspiron 23 all-in-one features a full articulating stand and 10-finger capacitive touch display. Continuing the Inspiron tradition of delivering technology that's accessible and easy to use, these new additions to the portfolio significantly raise the bar on stylish personal computing that won't break the bank.
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