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Meet Mi Mini PC, A Pocket-size Device That Is Actually A Full-fledged PC

For some reasons, some folks somewhere in Hong Kong think that the market is in need of a portable, pocket-sized PC and so, they came up with a miniature personal computer called Mi Mini PC. Judging from its overwhelming reception on Indiegogo, I guess these folks may have nailed it. Last checked, the flexible goal campaign with a target of just $20,000 is already 4,300 percent (!) funded, rolling in nearly $860K from over 10,000 backers. Continue reading Meet Mi Mini PC, A Pocket-size Device That Is Actually A Full-fledged PC

This USB Flash Drive Size Gadget Is Actually a Full Fledge PC Packing a Quad-Core Bay Trail Processor

today’s smartphones are essentially pocket-size PC and as such there are no reasons why a huge ass HDTV sets can’t be a PC too. well, in fact, it can – if you plug this Mini Bay Trailer PC manufactured by China-based Shenzhen APEC Electronic into your HDTV’s HDMI port. it may look like a USB flash drive or even a Chromecast-like device, but this little guy has the guts of a full fledge x86 PC and it cost only $110. packed within its nondescript thumb drive-like enclosure is an Intel quad-core Bay Trail processor with integrated graphics and backed by 1GB of RAM. it has its own onboard storage too, albeit just 16GB, but that’s further expandable via the microSD expansion slot. the device supports Intel Burst Technology with 2MB of L2 Cache and also boast built-in sound codec chip along with the usual suspects of connectivity including the obvious HDMI, a pair of micro USB ports, Bluetooth 4.0 technology and 802.11n wireless. Continue reading This USB Flash Drive Size Gadget Is Actually a Full Fledge PC Packing a Quad-Core Bay Trail Processor

Spark Is Maingear’s Smallest Gaming PC Yet, Priced At $699 And Up

thanks to the advancement in components development, capable PC – gaming PC in particular – need not to be a monster. hey, if it can do the job well and still be inconspicuous, then why the hell not? obviously, this new kid, Spark – as Maingear call it – is not the first or the tiniest gaming rig in the market, but it is one to look out for if configurable is on your mind. it might be the smallest gaming desktop to be offered by Maingear, measuring just 4.5″ x 4.23″ x 2.34″, but it still packs quite a serious punch. the rig is powered by an AMD A8-5557M quad-core processor with gaming gratification taken care by Radeon R9 M275X graphics. Continue reading Spark Is Maingear’s Smallest Gaming PC Yet, Priced At $699 And Up

World’s Smallest High-end PC Has Bushy Copper Afro Instead Of Fans For Heat Dissipation

this is not a high-tech steel wool with a power button. it is an innovative PC that ditches traditional cooling fans in favor of a bushy chunk of copper afro. aptly called Silent Power PC, this mini PC from Germany maker of the same name is billed as the smallest high-end PC in the world. the odd looking top allows heat to be dissipated by channeling them directly off the CPU and GPU, which results in up to 500 times better heat removal then the traditional counterparts, said the company. apparently, the circulation of air through the copper foam is so efficient that the outside surface temperature never goes beyond 50 degrees Celsius or about 122 degrees Fahrenheit. if that holds true, it would be a dream come true for those bothered by the constant swirling fans. Continue reading World’s Smallest High-end PC Has Bushy Copper Afro Instead Of Fans For Heat Dissipation

ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 Series Is A Cute Spherical Mini PC Packing Haswell Processor

the age of small, powerful and super rad looking PC system might be upon us. ZOTAC has proved this point years ago and is continuing to do so with its latest addition: the ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 Series Mini PC. first unveiled earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show, this spherical desktop system is finally official, touting the Core i5 Haswell processor. as before, the OI520 is offered in two versions: a barebone model (ZBOX-OI520) that does without HDD or RAM, and a complete system with 4GB RAM and packs 500GB HDD, refer to as the ‘PLUS’ model (ZBOX-OI520-P). common features include an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz dual-core processor (up to 2.6GHz with Turbo boost), Intel HD 4400 GPU, HDMI and DisplayPort, SATA connector and mSATA connector, a pair of memory slots that supports up to 16GB, and a 2.5-inch HDD/SSD drive bay. Continue reading ZOTAC ZBOX Sphere OI520 Series Is A Cute Spherical Mini PC Packing Haswell Processor

APC Paper Mini Personal Computer

APC Paper Mini Personal Computer
demonstrate that you are not just any geek but one with superb stylish taste with this APC Paper Mini Personal Computer. instead of your regular shiny metal chassis, this particular geek statement comes in a form of a cardboard ‘cover’ that conceals an aluminum chassis with APC Rock main board. however, this isn’t your ordinary PC – it is one that’s run off Google’s Android 4.0 OS and the main board rocking that does the clockwork comprises of a modest 800MHz VIA ARM Cortex-A9 processor, backed by 512MB of DDR3 RAM Continue reading APC Paper Mini Personal Computer

Giada i51 Mini PC / Home Theater PC

Giada i51 Mini PC
(photos: Giada) Giada i51 Mini PC | US$tba | www.giadatech.com

clutter is the greatest known enemy of neat freaks but thanks to modern technological developments, these folks (we included) will not have to live with hulking and unsightly equipments (we shall ignore snaking cables for now). the Giada Mini PC i51 is one such example that would appease our eyes and minds. measuring just 192mm x 155mm x 26mm (7.56″ x 6.10″ x 1.00″), the i51 is barely bigger than a regular book but still offers the power and features found on larger desktop computers. the i51 Mini PC is powered by mobile Sandy Bridge processors (i3, i5 or i7) and is equipped with Intel GMA HD 3000 graphics card, 2GB or 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 320GB or 500GB hard drive and despite of its wee size, it still has a host of connectivity options including USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, a multi-format card reader, HDMI and VGA out, audio out, mic-in, Ethernet support, and WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Continue reading Giada i51 Mini PC / Home Theater PC

Aerodyne 1930s-style mini-ITX PC

Aerodyne mini-ITX PC
(photos: Jeffrey Stephenson) Aerodyne mini-ITX PC | US$tba | slipperyskip.com

1930s was most remembered as the time of Betty Boop, Charlie Chaplin, mobsters with Tommy Guns, the Auburn Boat-tail Roadster and perhaps, the Art Deco style flair that comes along with these icons. if you are a computer-geek that adores what the 30s had brought, then the Aerodyne mini-ITX PC is the PC for you. custom crafted by one Jeffrey Stephenson, the fanless mini-ITX case is crafted from mahogany, accented with aluminum and despite its vintage outlook, under the hood is a host of modern electronic wizardries that include Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 256GB Solid State Drive (SSD), and a 150W power supply. totally sensible cos’ it is obvious that PC is virtually non-existence in the 1930s. Continue reading Aerodyne 1930s-style mini-ITX PC

ZOTAC ZBOX Nano VD01 – affordable palm size media PC

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ZOTAC ZBOX Nano VD01 | US$tba | www.zotac.com

i am not quite sure if media center PC has anymore steam in them but anyhow, apparently ZOTAC, the maestro for mini-PC, thinks so. it has recently announced its latest addition to its ZBOX Nano product lineup, dubbed the ZBOX Nano VD01 series. at the heart of this palm-sized PC is a 1.2 GHz dual-core VIA Nano X2 U4025 processor and VX900H media system processor that are said to offer outstanding performance and energy-efficiency. thanks to its power graphic crunching from VIA Chrome9 graphics with ChromotionHD 2.0 processing engine, the ZBOX Nano VD01 offers “silky-smooth” playback for high-definition video formats that include Blu-ray, MPEG2, H.264, and VC-1. despite its wee size, expansion capabilities are not sacrificed. it still has space to include a 2.5-inch SATA drive (or SSD, if your prefer), and DDR3 SO-DIMM RAM module. Continue reading ZOTAC ZBOX Nano VD01 – affordable palm size media PC