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Eurocom Announces Shark 3 Notebook

Parents want the best for their kids, and with Eurocom's line of fully upgradable laptops you can build a laptop that will last throughout their education while saving with Eurocom's education program. Within the next few months' students will be visiting their prospective post-secondary institutions, compiling their list of wants and needs for the coming school year. Though parents want to give their children everything they need but often left to compromise on price and choose practicality. Eurocom targets both side of the equation by offering a ten percent discount on all its customizable and upgradable notebooks through its Eurocom Education Discount Program.

Eurocom ultraportable notebooks are small on size, but big on performance. All notebooks have standard upgrade possibilities like memory and storage, but it is their ability to have the processor upgraded that sets them apart. Eurocom offers thousands of customizable options on each laptop. "Parents like the practicality of Eurocom notebooks, students like the power of Eurocom notebooks", explains Mark Bialic, Eurocom president. "If you buy a notebook from Eurocom as a high school graduation gift, it's built to last past University graduation."

ASUS Unveils the HZ-2 USB 3.0 Docking Station

ASUS today announced the USB 3.0 HZ-2 Docking Station. Designed for desktop or notebook users, the HZ-2 lets users connect up to 10 devices or accessories through a single USB cable. The HZ-2 includes the latest drivers and firmware for full compatibility with Windows 8.1 and earlier versions; and is backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 PCs and devices. Users can also connect their notebooks to larger displays via the HDMI or VGA ports found on the HZ-2.

Full connectivity options
The ASUS USB 3.0 HZ-2 Docking Station has all the connectivity and expandability features required to turn any notebook into a complete desktop workstation. The HZ-2 features an HDMI port with a VGA adapter supporting HD resolutions up to 2048 x 1152 pixels in 32-bit color, making it compatible with the latest range of monitors and televisions that deliver visuals at resolutions greater than HD. The HZ-2 is ideal for those looking to mirror or extend their Windows desktops. The HZ-2 has a built-in video processor, allowing users to work with two additional external displays via video output ports found on the notebook and dock.

I-O Data Also Announces the HDJA-UT Series External Hard Drive

In addition to revealing the HDPx-UT2.0 Series portable drive, I-O Data has today announced another storage offering, the HDJA-UT Series desktop drive. Coming in 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB capacities, this external HDD measures 216 x 155 x 45 mm, it allows for both horizontal and vertical operation and features USB 3.0 connectivity, a built-in power supply, a Kensington security slot, and active cooling.

The HDJA-UT Series drives will ship early next month priced at 14,500 yen (~ 142 USD), 19,900 yen (~ 195 USD) and 24,300 yen (~ 238 USD) for the 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB models, respectively.

Akasa Newton X Case for Intel NUC Unveiled

Akasa gave its premium Intel NUC case an update with the Newton X. The all-metal fanless case is chunkier than its predecessor, weighing in at 1.27 kg, and the extra metal makes for more heatsink fins, for better cooling of its innards. The case features a brushed aluminium front, with diamond-cut edge finish. It measures 150 mm x 185 mm x 47 mm (WxDxH). Compatible with Intel's D54250WYB and D34010WYB mainboards, and apart from the standard cutouts, the case offers a 2.5-inch drive bay, two front-panel USB 3.0 ports, a USB infrared receiver, holes for two Wi-Fi antennae, VESA mounts, and a Kensington lock slot. Akasa didn't reveal pricing.

Source: FanlessTech

Eurocom Offers Choice of All in One Desktops with TPM 1.2 Data Encryption

Eurocom offers a choice of All in One Desktop computers with TPM 1.2 hardware data encryption for enhanced security, low energy consumption and a wide range of connectivity options to ensure they can integrate smoothly into a wide variety of environments. "Eurocom designed its latest line of AIO's, including the Uno 3 and Uno 2.1, with a wide variety of unique features that set them apart from the competition including a built in battery pack, TPM 1.2, VESA mounts and adjustable stands all in an energy efficient, low power consumption design" Mark Bialic, Eurocom President. The long list of innovative features of the Eurocom All in Ones allows companies to deploy more efficient computing infrastructure for their employees than traditional desktop systems. Designed for integration into large companies, hospitals and Industrial Installations to provide an extremely energy efficient solution.

The Uno 3.0 is designed for reduced energy consumption and energy efficiency with a maximum power draw of 120W. The ultra efficient 120W 100-250V Auto-switching external AC Adapter improves the overall energy conservation. The Uno 2.1 takes low power consumption to another level with a maximum draw of 90 watts with an auto switching 110-240 V AC adapter that further improves the overall energy conservation. The energy efficient Uno's consume only 120W or 90W max versus 200W-600W for a traditional desktop PC. The low power consumption equates to lower thermal temperatures which results in a longer expected lifespan of internal components.

MSI ProBox23 Thin Mini-ITX Barebone Now Shipping

MSI announces the launch of the MSI ProBox23, the first model in its new generation of commercial oriented barebone PCs. These series use the latest Intel H81 chipset, and support the 4th Generation Intel Core processors with high performance and integrated GPU providing powerful graphics processing.

Furthermore, the MSI ProBox23 is equipped with a thin mini-itx motherboard and energy efficient CPU cooler. With a length and width of only 20cm and a height of just 5cm, this barebone PC is one of the smallest in its kind. Moreover, the MSI ProBox23 can easily be mounted behind a monitor, making it the best space-saving solution for commercial and entertainment applications. The MSI ProBox23 will be available worldwide per beginning of April 2014.

Eurocom Launches the World's Most Powerful 13.3" Ultraportable

Eurocom is launching the M4, the world's most powerful 13.3" QHD+ notebook. It is equipped with a breathtaking 3200x1800 QHD+ display, an Intel Core i7 Extreme Processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M Maxwell graphics. The 5,760,000 pixels of the 13.3" 3200x1800 QHD+ display are powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics with 2GB DDR5 VRAM, 640 CUDA Cores, with a GPU core able to run at up to 1029MHz +boost. Weighing just two kilograms and being only 1.2 inches thin makes the EUROCOM M4 extremely easy to carry and transport, with no need for a power cord due to the great battery life brought on by supported NVIDIA Optimus Technology.

Gaming is all about refresh rates and great visuals, the M4 does not disappoint with a beautiful 13.3" 3200x1800 QHD+ display powered by powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics. Audio is enhanced thanks to the Sound Blaster Cinema audio platform featuring SBX Pro Studio. Powered by a full line of 4th Generation Intel Core i7 processors utilizing the Intel HM87 Express Chipset including the Intel Core i7-4940MX Processor Extreme with 4 cores and 8 threads running at 3.1 GHz (up to 4 GHz max turbo frequency) with 8 MB L3 cache. A menacing silver Backlit keyboard makes gaming or working in the dark a breeze. Up to 16 GB DDR3-1866 SODIMM memory is supported via two slots with 8 GB modules that are easy to access to upgrade or replace.

Akasa Rolls Out Tesla H NUC Case

Akasa rolled out the Tesla H, an all-aluminium fanless case for Intel's second-generation NUC, based on its Core "Haswell" processor. At 240 x 150 x 48 mm, it's somewhere in between traditional NUCs and slimline mini-ITX cases; but uses that volume productively, in adding not one, but two 2.5-inch drive bays. The first one takes advantage of the standard SATA 6 Gb/s port on the D54250WYK motherboard, and the other requires the included mSATA to SATA adapter. The case is also compatible with Intel's D54250WYB and D34010WYB motherboards.

As mentioned earlier, the all-aluminium case features ridges along its body that let it double up as a passive heatsink for the Core "Haswell" processor and PCH. In addition to the two 2.5-inch drive bays, the Tesla H offers two front-panel USB 3.0 ports, HDA audio jacks, a USB infrared receiver, three holes for WLAN/Bluetooth antennae, a Kensington lock slot, and VESA wall mounts. Akasa didn't announce pricing or availability details.

Source: FanlessTech

Akasa Newton H NUC Case Pictured

Akasa is giving final touches to a variant of its Newton series fan-less case for the second-generation NUC platform, which is based on Core "Haswell" processors. Called Newton H (H for "Haswell,") the case measures 150 mm x 170 mm x 47 mm (W x D x H), dry-weighing about 1 kg, making it about 20 mm longer than its predecessor, and pushing it into the mini-ITX gray-area. Made of anodized aluminium, the Newton H features a chunky, ridged body, which doubles up as heatsink for the CPU and PCH. It features cut-outs at the right spots for a couple of front-panel USB 3.0 ports, front-panel HD audio jacks, an infrared receiver, holes at the back for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antennae, and other connectors standard to the form-factor. Other features include Kensington lock slots, and VESA wall-mount support, which let you securely tuck it away, behind your flat-screen monitor. The company didn't finalize pricing or availability.


Source: FanlessTech

Schenker Announces XMG C703 Slim Gaming Notebook

Schenker Technologies UK Ltd, subsidiary of Schenker Technologies GmbH, today announced their XMG C703 super thin 17" gaming laptop. Housed within its sleek black aluminum chassis is a 4th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA Geforce GTX 765M graphics making the C703 one of the most powerful laptops in its class; and at only 22mm thin and weighing just 2.6kg, it's the worlds thinnest and lightest too at this specification. "The C703 has to be our most stylish laptop yet" remarked Neil Richards, Managing Director, Schenker Technologies UK, "Not only does it look and feel beautiful; the sheer power under the hood, light-weight design and up to 6 hour battery life makes it extremely versatile."

Akasa Newton NUC Cases Official

Akasa officially launched its Newton V line of cases for Intel NUC platform, which it unveiled at this year's Computex. The all-aluminium cases are available in black, silver, and gold colors, and like most other NUC cases are designed to passively cool the processor and chipset, the two hot components on the platform. Its body panels are chunky and ridged, to double up as heatsinks. The Newton V is designed specifically for Intel's D53427RKE motherboard, which features a 17W Core i5-3427U dual-core processor. Measuring 150 x 150 x 47 mm, the Newton V dry-weighs 950 g. It features VESA wall-mount holes, two holes for Wi-Fi/Bluetooth antennae, three front-panel USB ports, of which one is USB 3.0, and a Kensington lock slot. Akasa didn't announce pricing.

Shuttle Supplies Slim PC with Integrated Intel Celeron 847 Processor

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, today announces the Europe-wide delivery of a Slim PC with Intel Celeron 847 processor. The machine, marketed under the name DS47, is approximately 39 mm thin. Due to its robust exterior, it is also suitable for use in harsh environments.

Despite its compact size of 20 x 16.5 x 3.95 cm (DWH), the DS47 has remarkable features. Its motherboard comes with an energy-efficient Intel Celeron 847 processor (2 MB cache, dual-core 1.10 GHz) soldered onto the board. The steel casing has room for a 2.5" drive (HDD/SSD with SATA 6 Gbit), up to 16 GB DDR3 SO-DIMM and a full size mini PCI card. To ensure particularly easy installation, each component is accessible via separate cover plates. A convenient SD card reader is located on the front of the machine.

Acer C7 Chromebook Line Expanded for Education, Business Customers

Acer America today announced that it has expanded its line of Acer C7 Chromebook models for its commercial customers, including schools and businesses that need reliable, fast and affordable technology for their students and work forces. The two new models both have a fast 16GB Solid State Drives (SSDs), which enhance boot times and access to apps, as well as a 6-cell battery that delivers up to 6-hour battery life for all-day learning and productivity. Customers have the choice of two new models -- the Acer C710-2826 with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and the Acer C710-2815 with 4GB DDR3 RAM.

Our new Acer C7 Chromebooks deliver exactly what the K-12 education market and so many businesses require -- solid performance at an affordable price with up to 6-hours of battery life," said Gregg Prendergast, vice president, U.S. Commercial Sales, Acer America. "Acer C7 Chromebooks will help our customers at schools -- students, teachers and administrators -- as well as our business customers, get to work and be productive right away for longer."

ASUS Announces PQ321Q Pre-Order: The World's First Consumer 4K Monitor

ASUS, a worldwide leader in high performance large screen displays, today announced the exclusive pre-order for the highly-anticipated PQ321Q True 4K UHD monitor. Starting July 1st, US consumers will be able to pre-order the world's first consumer 4K monitor through Newegg, Amazon, or TigerDirect at an introductory MSRP of $3,499 USD. The PQ321Q True 4K UHD Monitor, a desktop display with a stunning Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, delivers a screen resolution equivalent to four Full HD displays combined. It has a 31.5-inch LED-backlit 4K Ultra HD display (140 pixels-per-inch) with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and supports 10-bit RGB 'deep color' for vibrant images with more natural transitions between hues.

Akasa Also Shows Off Newton NUC Cases in Three Trims

Akasa's Newton NUC (next unit of computing) fanless case made its debut with the Galileo, way back in March. The case was formally unveiled at Computex, in three brushed-metal trims: the black one we've already seen, silver, and gold, all of which are made of anodized aluminum. Like most other 4" x 4" NUC cases, Newton's body doubles up as heatsink for the CPU. The cases will be available in variants that support the D33217GKE and D33217CK connector layouts. The cases further feature Kensington lock slots, and VESA mounts, so you can tuck them away behind your displays.

Razer Blade 14-inch On Pre-Order

Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, announced that it is taking pre-orders for its new 14-inch Blade gaming laptop.

Powered by a 4th gen Intel Core i7 quad core processor with Hyper-Threading (Base 2.2 GHz/Turbo 3.2 GHz) and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M GPU, the Blade is the thinnest and lightest 14-inch gaming laptop in history. Measuring in at just 0.66-inches thin, the Razer Blade packs more power-per-cubic-inch than any other laptop in the world. The Razer Blade utilizes solid-state storage technology with boot speeds of up to four-times faster than a traditional 5400-RPM notebook hard drive. The Razer Blade has a rigid all-aluminum chassis, with a stunning 14-inch LED-backlit HD+ display and features a custom-designed track pad and backlit gaming grade keyboard.

Kensington Launches Two New DisplayLink-Powered USB 3.0 Docks

DisplayLink, the world leading provider of solutions that simplify the connection between monitors and computing devices, and Kensington Computer Products Group, the technology division of ACCO Brands Corporation and a world leader in branded office products, today announced the launch of their latest generation of Universal Docking stations, powered by DisplayLink's SuperSpeed USB 3.0 graphics technology, which integrates Graphics, as well as Gigabit Ethernet and Audio.

USB 3.0 Docking Station with DVI/HDMI/VGA
Kensington today announced two new SuperSpeed USB3.0 docking stations including an Office Dock and a Home Dock. The Office Dock sd3500v provides the ultimate hot desk expansion and productivity solution with dual-head video support for HDMI and DVI/VGA displays, Gigabit Ethernet, up to 5.1 channel audio via HDMI, and USB3 and USB2 expansion ports, all powered by DisplayLink's highly integrated DL-3900 IC. The Home Dock sd3000v is the easiest and most efficient way to expand the home desktop with a single SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connection, notebook users get a DVI/VGA display connection, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, and USB3 and USB2 expansion ports, all enabled by DisplayLink's DL-3700 IC.

DisplayLink Powers First USB 3.0 Port Replicator with DisplayPort from Fujitsu

DisplayLink, the leading provider of technology for virtual graphics and USB-connected computing announced the introduction of the Fujitsu USB 3.0 Port Replicator PR08 powered by the latest DisplayLink’s DL-3900 graphics technology IC, enabling the first USB docking station to feature DisplayPort connectivity, reaching resolutions of up to 2560x1600.

Leveraging the high demand for “hot-desking” and flexibility within corporations, Fujitsu’s USB 3.0 Port Replicator PR08 extends the capabilities of PCs, notebooks and Ultrabooks for businesses, consumers and design professionals alike, facilitating the right ergonomics and providing the productivity benefits of a workspace with multiple displays by harnessing the dual-head video port power of DisplayLink’s DL-3900 graphics technology.

Eurocom Unleashes the Panther 4.0

Eurocom has unleashed the beast, the Panther 4.0 is here! The most powerful mobile computer ever conceived. It is powered by the Intel X79 Sandy Bridge-E Core Logic and Core i7 3960X Processor Extreme; RAID 0/1/5/10, with NVIDIA GeForce SLI and AMD Radeon CrossFireX support. The Eurocom production team has recently finished the EUROCOM Panther 4.0 teaser video, with information about the specs, innovations and technologies, along with a look inside the beast.

SilverStone's Latest Cases to Feature Front-Panel USB 3.0, Debuts in Milo ML03

SilverStone Technology, one of the premier companies in computer chassis design, announces the immediate availability of its latest HTPC (home theater personal computer) chassis in the Milo ML03. The product also introduces the first application of USB 3.0 internal connector in a retail computer chassis.

The slim Milo ML03 is an affordable and versatile chassis with a profile of 105mm height and 340mm depth for easy integration into any living room furniture. It can accommodate up to three 3.5” hard drives or five 2.5” HDD/SSD on its smartly designed drive cages that mounts either size without use of adapters. For cooling, the ML03 has slots for up to four 80mm fans for users to build a quiet system with low power components or a powerful HTPC with 140W CPU. There are also small touches to improve integration including pre-cut hole for VGA (D-SUB) connector, Kensington lock support, and an additional full size expansion slot for installing extra motherboard I/O, fan controller, or other accessories.

Shuttle Launches the XS35 Series 38 mm Thin Fanless HD-Ready Nettop

Shuttle Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of multi-form-factor solutions such as the world-famous XPC Mini-PC Barebones, today announces the official European sales launch of the XS35 series. There are in total eleven versions of the new model available, which all boast a compact format of just 38 mm in width, high connectivity and a completely passive (fanless) cooling system.

As the smallest-ever Mini-PC from Shuttle (25.2 x 3.85 x 16.2 [cm, DWH]) the XS35 offers particularly low energy consumption. The series is based on efficient technologies and uses the Intel Atom D510 dual-core processor (2x 1.66 GHz), SO-DIMM memory, 2.5 inch hard disks and slim-line drives. Since no fans are used at all, any models work virtually silently even under heavy load. Using no fans also means less maintenance is required.

New ASUS N Series Laptops and SonicMaster Propel Laptop Audio to a New Level

Developed in conjunction with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, the ASUS SonicMaster standard delivers the most advanced multimedia features available for laptop PCs. The new N Series from ASUS is the first ever range of laptops to address the problem of sub-standard audio on portable PCs. Two new Intel Core i5 models are available, 15.6" and 17.3" screens, and both combine superior audio technology with eye-catching designs. Each new model also features the latest NVIDIA GeForce 400M 3D chipset with Optimus technology for outstanding power source-optimised graphics performance.

Shuttle Unveils Barebone XS35 Mini-PC: 3.3 cm Thin and Energy-saving, HD Capable

Shuttle Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of multi-form-factor solutions such as the world-famous XPC Mini-PC-Barebones, will be unveiling at this year's CeBIT in Hanover a new, ultra-compact PC platform which, at just 3.3 cm wide, is already HD-compatible.

The Shuttle Barebone XS35 is a Mini-PC in the 1-litre class which, thanks to its shape and the standardised VESA mounting interface, can be easily fitted behind flat panel displays and therefore does not take up any space. Intel's Atom D510 Dual Core Processor (2x 1.66 GHz) and the NM10 Express Chipset serve as the energy-saving hardware platform. A high-performance NVIDIA GT218 (ION2) graphics card provides streaming 3D and video playback. The HDMI connector allows for excellent sound and picture quality and connects the device to modern flat panel displays and large televisions easily.

DFI Releases Intel Atom Based Fanless Embedded System – ES951

DFI releases the new ES951 fanless embedded system equipped with the 3.5” subcompact NP951-B16C SBC. Featuring an Intel Atom N270 Processor and Intel 945GSE / ICH7M chipset with low power consumption, the ES951 is ideal for embedded computing applications requiring a compact passively-cooled platform.

The NP951-B16C SBC features up to 2GB of system memory using one 200-pin DDR2 400/533MHz SO-DIMM, VGA display port, and 24-bit HD audio with S/PDIF I/O support. The compact embedded system is constructed of electro-galvanized cold-rolled steel and aluminum, with provision for use in wall mount or desktop applications. It is supplied with a universal 60-watt power adaptor for use with 100-240 VAC at 50-60Hz line input.

DisplayLink Demonstrates Market Success, Sells more than 1 Million USB Graphics Chips

DisplayLink Corp. today celebrated reaching sales of more than one million USB graphics semiconductors. Embedded in more than thirty consumer and business products, DisplayLink chips – the DL-120 and DL-160 – make it possible for people to connect various visual computing devices to displays with an easy USB connection.

“DisplayLink has completely reinvented the way computers talk to displays. Our IC’s make it possible to use standard plug and play USB to connect a laptop to one or more displsys, bringing the world a major step closer to the ideal “single world connector” status. Achieving sales of one million chips clearly shows the mainstream reach of our technology with customers and end-users who readily appreciate the simplicity of our approach and the productivity benefits of using multiple displays” said Hamid Farzaneh, president and CEO of DisplayLink.
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