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OPPO Digital Shows Off New Headphones and Headphone Amplifier

Like many technology companies in Silicon Valley, OPPO Digital is continuously working on bringing new ideas and new products to customers. Over the past 8 years, OPPO has developed and released a series of award-winning universal DVD and Blu-ray players. We have built a team with experience and expertise in designing high performance audio and video products. Just as video has entered an Ultra HD era, audio is evolving with the rise of high-resolution music and a renewed interest in personal audio. We believe that our knowledge in high performance product design and quality manufacturing can bring benefits to customers in the personal audio space. The first two products in this category will be our PM-1 Planar Magnetic Headphone and HA-1 Headphone Amplifier.

Canonical Introduces Ubuntu 13.10

Canonical today announces the availability of Ubuntu 13.10 for desktop and smartphone. Ubuntu's first true mobile release delivers the streamlined core OS and mobile user interface that pave the way for full device convergence and create a unique platform for modern computing.

"This is a milestone in Ubuntu's history; the exact same Ubuntu OS runs on ARM phones and modern HP Moonshot ARM servers, and provides exactly the same capability as x86 platforms," said Rick Spencer, who leads Ubuntu's consumer-facing engineering. "Ubuntu 13.10 is a full server-grade OS that offers a mobile experience and is lean enough to support mobile devices, kicking off a new era in mobile security and computing convergence."

CYBERPOWERPC Offering Radeon R9 290X-Infused PCs Bundled with Battlefield 4

CyberPower Inc., a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, gaming laptops, and performance workstations, today announced the gaming bundle of the year, which features the next generation GPU from AMD and the highly anticipated Battlefield 4 first person shooter.

CYBERPOWERPC is taking pre-orders for the Radeon R9 290X next gen graphics card. This gaming bundle includes the blazing fast R9 290X video card paired with AMD's 8-core FX-8350, 9370, or 9590 CPUs. This powerful combination nets you a high-performance gaming PC ready for the next generation of games including Battlefield 4 from Electronic Arts; which you get as part of this spectacular bundle.

MAINGEAR Prepares for Battlefield 4 with PCs Featuring the New Radeon R9 290X

MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder of custom gaming desktops and notebooks has been working closely with AMD and EA to build two exclusive branded flagship systems that will sport the new AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics solutions to offer the best PC gaming experience for the highly anticipated BATTLEFIELD 4 game.

The flagship MAINGEAR SHIFT and F131 desktops will be equipped with the new AMD Radeon R9 290X graphics card that harnesses the visionary GCN architecture, providing higher clockspeeds on the whim and offering better performance on high performance for PC gamers such as BF4. The SHIFT will offer two R9 290X cards in CrossFire with options to configure up to 3 cards, while the F131 will start with one R9 290X and configurable up to two cards in CrossFire.

Windows 8.1 Available on ORIGIN PC Desktops and Laptops

ORIGIN PC is now offering Microsoft's latest and highly-anticipated update, Windows 8.1, to their full line of award-winning desktops and laptops for gamers, artists, professionals and enthusiasts. Windows 8.1 delivers the most complete set of experiences and the widest range of in-box apps and services than ever before. The new Windows 8.1 update now includes exciting new features like the iconic Windows START button that allows for one-click access to the innovative start screen, gives users the option to boot directly to their desktop or start screen, provides a global search within the PC and web and so much more!

All ORIGIN PC system orders with Windows 8.1 pre-installed will begin shipping on or after the official launch day of October 17, 2013. All existing ORIGIN PC customers with Windows 8 can choose to update to Windows 8.1 for free on its official launch day through the windows app store! ORIGIN PC also still provides its customers with the option of Windows 7 if desired.

Lenovo Aims to Extend Leadership in All-in-Ones with Four New Models

Lenovo today announced several new additions to its growing family of all-in-one (AIO) desktop computers. Led by the super-widescreen Lenovo B750, which delivers the world's first29" 21:9 display, the new devices aim to extend Lenovo's leadership in the competitive AIO segment. According to the latest rankings from IDC, Lenovo is #1 in the worldwide consumer AIO market and the worldwide AIO market overall. There are four models in the new range, all equipped with stunning IPS displays, including three B-series PCsand, the Lenovo A530, a slim, space-saving addition to Lenovo's AIO range.

"AIO desktops have become the first-choice option for many consumers seeking a home PC with power and flexibility," said Jun Ouyang, vice president and general manager, desktop business unit, Lenovo Business Group. "Whether as a home entertainment center, a desktop for productivity or a gaming and multimedia device, we believe an AIOshould adapt to our customers' needs quickly and smoothly and offer them a level of performance on par with a traditional desktop."

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."

Intel Plans 2014 Retirement for Two Desktop and Three Mobile Ivy Bridge CPUs

Intel Corp. has recently revealed the discontinuance schedule for the 3.2 GHz Core i3-3210 and 3.3 GHz i3-3225 desktop CPUs and the 2.6 GHz Core i7-3720QM, 2.7 GHz i7-3820QM and 2.9 GHz i7-3920XM mobile chips. These are all Ivy Bridge-based models and have been introduced between Q2 2012 and Q1 2013. As usual, the reason for discontinuing the chips is market demand, which is shifting towards newer products.

According to Intel's plans, the boxed and tray versions of the processors will continue to be available for order up until March 28th, 2014, and will ship until September 5th, 2014.

ASUS Announces M70 PC - the World's First NFC-Enabled Desktop

ASUS today announced the M70 Desktop PC with the latest 4th generation Intel Core processor for improved performance and graphics for the most demanding of tasks, and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for wireless pairing with Android-based devices. The M70 allows users to log onto the PC and launch applications via NFC, while photos in mobile devices can also be backed up wirelessly with a simple tap.

ASUS M70 features SonicMaster Technology, and together with MaxxAudio from Waves, recipient of a Technical GRAMMY Award, provides users with immersive and impactful audio. The M70 can also charge mobile devices wirelessly, while a built-in UPS acts as a power supply for the PC in the event of a power outage.

IDC Predicts Tablet Shipments will Surpass Total PC Shipments in Q4 2013

The worldwide smart connected device market, comprised of PCs, tablets, and smartphones, is forecast to grow 27.8% year over year in 2013, slightly lower than the 30.3% growth in 2012. The growth will be driven by tablet and smartphone shipments, while the PC outlook has been lowered by 10% in 2013. As a result, the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device Tracker expects tablet shipments to surpass total PC shipments (desktop plus portable PCs) in the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13).

PCs shipments are still expected to be greater than tablet shipments for the full year, but IDC forecasts tablet shipments will surpass total PC shipments on an annual basis by the end of 2015. Smartphones will continue to ship in high volumes, surpassing 1.4 billion units in 2015 and accounting for 69% of all smart connected device shipments worldwide.

Alienware Aurora Reinvigorates Desktop Gaming with Extreme Performance

Alienware, the pioneer in high-performance gaming systems, announced today that its flagship gaming desktop, the Alienware Aurora, has been reinvigorated with the latest performance processors and graphics to provide gamers with the ultimate gaming experience. Consistent with the Alienware heritage of always pushing the boundaries with technology and performance, the new Aurora desktop will inspire hardcore gamers around the world to push their own limits and achieve higher scores with its compelling features, innovative and bold design, and extreme performance.

The Aurora is now available with the latest Intel Core i7 processors including an Extreme Edition option, processors with as many as 6 cores and 15 MB of cache, and overclock speeds up to 4.3 GHz with Turbo Boost technology. These new options are part of Intel's new Ivy Bridge-E 4000-series family of processors announced at the Intel Developer Forum 2013 in San Francisco.

iBUYPOWER Announces Availability of New Core i7 Extreme in Desktop Systems

Staying competitive, and staying at the cutting edge are two important factors when you want to not only run the latest games, but shed through the competition. That is why iBUYPOWER is excited to announce availability of Intel's new line of Core i7 Extreme Edition processors - previously codenamed Ivy Bridge E.

Boasting up to a staggering 6 CPU cores and 15 MB of L3 cache, the new Core i7 Extreme Editions will tear through the latest games, apps, and data crunching tasks that you might throw at your computer. iBUYPOWER is proud to always be at the leading edge of technology, and making our custom build systems available with the latest Core i7 processors from Intel is something we know our fans will love.

HP Expands Z Workstation Portfolio, Unveils World's First Workstation Ultrabook

HP today announced the expansion of its Z portfolio of professional workstation and display products, including the world's first workstation Ultrabook -- the HP ZBook 14 -- and the industry's first line of workstations to offer Intel's Thunderbolt technology for high-speed data transfer.

The new portfolio includes three new HP ZBook Mobile Workstations, processor and graphics enhancements to the award-winning line of HP Z Desktop Workstations, and two new HP Z Displays.

Velocity Micro Announces the Immediate Availability of Intel Ivy Bridge-E CPUs

Velocity Micro, the premier builder of award winning enthusiast desktops, laptops, gaming PCs, and peripherals announces the immediate availability of expertly crafted systems powered by unlocked 4th Generation Intel Core i7 Processors and the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition. Formerly code-named "Ivy Bridge-E," these LGA 2011 socket processors provide extreme power for increased performance, better security, and more responsiveness especially in high demand, multi-threaded tasks, making them a perfect fit for content creation, encoding, and multi-display, multi-GPU gaming. Custom built, made in the USA systems from Velocity Micro powered by these new processors start at $2,399.

"When creating our ultra-performance PCs, it's critically important for us to have the very latest hardware at hand to combine with our meticulous build process," said Randy Copeland, President and CEO of Velocity Micro. "Intel has been the leader in processor technology for years now and we're honored to be able to offer these new CPUs to our customers on launch day to continue making some of the fastest PCs on the market."

MAINGEAR Adding Intel Ivy Bridge-E Processors to Its Desktops

MAINGEAR, an award-winning custom PC builder offering custom desktops, custom built laptops, and PC workstations updates their desktop lineup with the latest Intel six-core processors that offer unlocked performance and gives PC gamers and creative professionals more of what they crave.

The Intel Core i7-4960X processor Extreme Edition, Core i7-4930K, and Core i7-4820K processors will be offered on the MAINGEAR SHIFT, F131, Force and Rush desktops. This update allows PC enthusiasts and gamers to choose from performance to extreme levels of processing power that fits their budget. Performance on these processors offer a combination of smart features including Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, while the Intel Core i7 processor Extreme Edition delivers unparalleled performance.

GIGABYTE Updates BRIX Ultra Compact PC with 4th Generation Intel Core CPUs

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, is proud to announce the next generation GIGABYTE BRIX compact PC kit with new models featuring the latest 4th generation Intel Core processors. The new GIGABYTE BRIX is available in four models, each powered by the latest 'Haswell' architecture CPUs, offering improved CPU and graphics performance plus native 4K display support. The new GIGABYTE BRIX also features a front SPDIF jack and expanded USB 3.0 connectivity.

"This new and updated GIGABYTE BRIX builds on the incredible success and popularity of our original compact PC design," commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "We're confident end users will enjoy the improved overall performance that the latest Intel Core processors offer, as well as additional upgrades we have made regarding audio and USB connectivity."

Intel Rolls Out New Haswell and Ivy Bridge Processors

x86 heavyweight Intel Corp. has just updated its desktop processor offer with a bunch of new Haswell and Ivy Bridge models. Detailed below, this latest release wave includes the 3.5 GHz Core i7-4771, four Core i5 chips priced at $182 (two Haswell and two Ivy Bridge CPUs), Core i3s going from 2.9 GHz to 3.6 GHz, five Pentiums, plus a couple of Ivy Bridge-based Celerons. The processors cover a price range that starts at $42 (for the low-power Celeron G1620T) and tops $314 (for the Core i7-4771).

Digital Storm Introduces the HydroLux Liquid Cooling System

Digital Storm today unveiled HydroLux, a complete desktop cooling solution that combines liquid and airflow cooling with fully customizable control software. Available exclusively on Digital Storm desktops, HydroLux monitors and automatically
adjusts to temperature fluctuations in in real-time, marking a giant leap in the evolution of PC cooling.

"We work hard to differentiate the Digital Storm brand by engineering powerful systems that meet our customer's high-performance demands," said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm's Director of Product Development. "HydroLux delivers on that promise by providing an industry leading cooling solution that can be fully customized to meet each user's unique needs."

Lenovo Announces New ThinkCentre All-in-one Desktops

Lenovo today announced new all-in-one (AIO) desktops with a simpler ergonomic design featuring optional multi-touch screens, improved cable management and new mounting options with the ThinkCentre UltraFlex Stand allowing for vertical, rotate and tilt movements including a fully flat position optimized for touch. Also announcing today, the ThinkCentre E73 and M73 desktops power businesses looking for traditional tower, small form factor and Tiny systems. Productivity and performance is enhanced by the latest Intel 4th generation Core processors, optional discrete graphics and new solid state hybrid drives (SSHD). WiFi allows easy connection to an enabled large display or notebook. All new models are Energy Star 5.2 compliant, use recycled materials and less packaging to save energy.

Despite the ongoing challenges in the PC market, according to NPD DisplaySearch, demand for all-in-one (AIO) PCs is at an all-time high. In Q1 2013, DisplaySearch reported record AIO shipments of 4.3 million units worldwide for a year-to-year growth of 25 percent. Lenovo continues to lead the AIO segment with 30.6 percent market share and continues to innovate with new all-in-one products, such as the ThinkCentre E93z, E73z and M73z announced today.

Lenovo Reports Strong First Quarter Results

Lenovo Group today reported results for its first fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2013, with quarterly revenue of US$8.8 billion, a ten percent increase year-over-year. At the same time, Lenovo's first quarter pre-tax income increased 16 percent year-over-year to US$215 million, while earnings grew 23 percent year-over-year to US$174 million, highlighting the Company's continued focus on leading in the PC Plus era, while growing its business profitably across all geographies, customer segments, and product lines.

For the first time ever, Lenovo was named the world's largest PC vendor, and in so doing, recorded its highest-ever quarterly market share of 16.7 percent up 1.7 points year-over-year. Lenovo's PC shipments for the first fiscal quarter were 12.6 million units, the 17th quarter in a row that Lenovo outperformed the industry as a whole, which was down 11 percent year-over-year.

ASUS Also Announces ET2301 AiO PC With Fold-Flat 23-inch Multi-Touch Display

ASUS today announced the ET2301, an all-in-one desktop PC that's perfect for the varied needs of today's home users, thanks to a 23-inch Full HD display that can be positioned at almost any angle for comfortable 10-point multi-touch control. Powered by a 4th generation Intel Core desktop processor, the ET2301 AiO PC features IPS display technology for brilliant colors and wide viewing angles, ASUS SonicMaster Premium technology with a powerful array speaker and desktop Intel Thunderbolt connectivity.

ASUS Introduces PB298Q Ultrawide 21:9 Panoramic Monitor

ASUS announced the PB298Q, a 29-inch widescreen monitor with an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1080 resolution. The PB298Q features an AH-IPS (Advanced High Performance In-Plane Switching) display for rich, vibrant color and wide 178-degree viewing angles. It has a narrow 0.8mm bezel design which helps create the illusion of a frameless, edge-to-edge display. It also has rich connectivity options, ASUS-exclusive technologies, and an ergonomic stand with tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustments allow for enhanced productivity.

ASUSTOR NAS Receives Impressive Upgrades with ADM 2.0

All ASUSTOR NAS devices will be upgraded to ASUSTOR's ADM 2.0 NAS operating system, fully optimized user interface is easy to use with zero learning curve, newly added features include original technology such as Searchlight search engine, Mission Mode backup, FTP Explorer and more; App Central also receives updates in App Central V2, along with the launch of two new mobile apps AiMaster and AiData, effectively combining cloud storage with multimedia applications.

ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced that all of its NAS devices will be upgrading to the ASUSTOR Data Master (ADM) 2.0 operating system. ADM was the first NAS operating system in the world to be designed around the use of Apps and features an intuitive graphical interface that provides users with a familiar experience closely resembling the simplicity enjoyed on mobile and tablet devices. ADM also features the App Central App repository which contains over 100 unique NAS Apps. Users with needs ranging from business to SOHO to home and personal will all find Apps that they can use to create a customized NAS device for themselves.

ASUS Unveils ROG Tytan G70 Gaming Desktop PC

ASUS today announced the Tytan G70 Gaming Desktop PC with the latest 4th generation Intel Core processor and one-click, no-reboot-required, all-core processor overclocking. The Tytan G70 also features NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 graphics that supports four displays for fully immersive gaming, a sophisticated multi-vented case design for efficient cooling, built-in wireless battery recharging for mobile devices, and SonicMaster audio.

ASUS Tytan G70 features one-click Turbo Gear overclocking that allows users to make the most of the 4th generation Intel Core i7-4770K processor without having to reboot. ASUS Turbo Gear technology provides simultaneous four-core CPU overclocking to push the Tytan G70's clock speed from the standard 3.7GHz to two stable levels - Level 1 at 3.9GHz and Level 2 at 4.1GHz. The latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX780 graphics card has the capacity to deliver smooth gameplay at the highest in-game graphics settings and can support up to four displays, as well as the option to game in 3D with NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround.

An Icon Redefined, Cooler Master CM 690 III

Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today announced the CM 690 III. CM 690 III arrives as the spiritual successor to the CM 690 line of cases that is adored by many around the world.

Seeking to retain the iconic sleek curved mesh styling on the front fa├žade, CM 690 III designers gave the exterior a feel that harkens back to its foundations. With the CM 690 III, Cooler Master sought to look within the chassis for its many design improvements. Chief among these changes is a completely redesigned interior. Included, is a new HDD/SSD combo cage that allows for 3.5" or 2.5" HDD or SSD deployment in every slot based on user needs. This amounts to up to 10 SSDs being supported through the HDD/SSD cages and one available SSD mount behind the motherboard tray. Should the cage not be needed, the HDD/SSD combo cage can be completely removed to open up space for other hardware. Long graphics cards up to 423mm long and tall CPU coolers up to 171mm are fully supported. Further improving upon tool-less implementations, a new EZ-tray ODD system has been implemented for quick installation.
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