Archive for the ‘HTPC’ Category
6 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on November 25, 2013 under Base Unit, Highlights, HTPC
With modern computer components continuing the trend of shrinking in size while also increasing in performance, the small form-factor (SFF) market is big business. Taking size reductions to the extrem... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jon Martindale on October 7, 2013 under HTPC
If you thought Valve would be the last company to crowd into the already cramped set-top-box industry, think again, as online retail giant Amazon is also looking to get into the game, with plans for i... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jules on February 6, 2013 under HTPC
We all know Arctic from their cooling products, but as KitGuru discovered a couple of years back, the company has big plans to expand into new markets - and the launch of its brand new, media centre p... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Harrison on December 4, 2012 under HTPC, Monitors
Often referred to as Quad HD, the next generation of TVs is chomping at the bit to arrive in our stores and living rooms. While Apple is content with packing more and more pixels into a smaller and sm... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Jules on November 22, 2012 under Apple, APU, Base Unit, General Purpose PC, HTPC
As of 6am this morning, the options available to technology lovers who want oodles of power but no noise and a stylish little package, just got a whole lot more attractive with the launch of Sapphire'... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on August 14, 2012 under Highlights, HTPC
Home entertainment continues to be a fast growing trend in the computer usage market. Smaller, faster and quieter are all characteristics that users demand from their HTPC, but not ones that natur... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Harrison on July 12, 2012 under HTPC, Peripheral
Like many of you, KitGuru gets half a ton of email each morning - not all of which is useful. Lots of those emails will contain offers, but it's rare for them to actually grab our attention. This morn... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jules on June 14, 2012 under HTPC, Motherboard, Soundcard
With the launch of Biostar's new Puro Hi-Fi technology, the mainboard specialist is aiming to hit a signal-to-noise ratio of 110dB which, it claims, will give users near loss-less audio reproduction. ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Blair McClelland on February 29, 2012 under Channel, General Purpose PC, HTPC
The team behind the cheap-as-chips ARM mini-PC have just announced you can now pre-order your Raspberry Pi Model B units. If you're lucky enough to get a sucessful pre-order you should get your unit w... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Stephen Dougherty on February 16, 2012 under Component, HTPC, Motherboard
J&W has now jumped on the Cedar Trail bandwagon in releasing a pair of mini-ITX motherboards for HTPC users in particular. Falling under the company's Minix line, the D2700-DC and D2500-DC are ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Blair McClelland on February 8, 2012 under General Purpose PC, HTPC, Mobile
Most of you should be familiar with Raspberry Pi, a company aimed at launching an ARM based mini-PC for a mere $25 USD. The whole PC is powered by Micro USB and will be able to run Linux distros such ... more.
4 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on January 16, 2012 under Highlights V, HTPC, Keyboards
Xebec Tech are not a very well known company but they produce a very interesting and innovative range of products which are quite different to what else is available on the market at the moment. ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Harrison on December 23, 2011 under Highlights V, HTPC
Roll the clock back, and the only stream with media on it was the standard broadcast TV and radio signals. Roll the clock forward and we'll all be living in a fast moving river of content, that allows... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Zardon on June 14, 2011 under General Purpose PC, Highlights 2, HTPC, PC
This year AMD's Fusion low cost platform has hit the spotlight, offering hardware accelerated performance with miniscule power demands and heat output. While this will suit many people, some of th... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jules on April 2, 2011 under CPU, HTPC
KitGuru spent Saturday afternoon shopping in centres packed with folks stocking up on Mother's Day gifts. While the world looked out for that 'special something that would make the moment', KitGuru wa... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Zardon on March 11, 2011 under General Purpose PC, Highlights, HTPC, PC
Sometimes in this industry, unusual events can occur - such as when AMD partner Sapphire created the Edge HD Mini PC with Intel and Nvidia hardware inside. Zotac are well known as one of Nvidia's ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jules on February 28, 2011 under HTPC, Optical Drive
Following on from KitGuru's revelation that Asus has launched the Essence One audiophile amp at CeBIT 2011, we've now spotted a pair of full-spec Blu-ray players. Does this mark the beginning of a sus... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Jules on February 28, 2011 under Announcements, HTPC, Soundcard
Following the huge interest in KitGuru's recent stories about top end headphone and streaming media devices, we couldn't help smiling when we noticed the gorgeous Essence One on the Asus stand at CeBI... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Jules on February 28, 2011 under CPU, HTPC
No one will really know how much momentum Fusion has, until this time next year, when the 2011 financials come through from AMD and we can analyse them in detail. What we can say for sure is that the ... more.
12 CommentsPosted by Zardon on December 2, 2010 under General Purpose PC, Highlights, HTPC, PC
KitGuru has reviewed many pre built systems in recent months and we have made sure to cover all market sectors from extreme high end gaming to more modest HTPC creations. What if you want a media ... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Jules on November 9, 2010 under HTPC, NAS
A.C. Ryan have a new media player out for launch which looks set to cement their standing as the leading force in media players. "Introducing the latest product launch from the multi-award winning ... more.
12 CommentsPosted by Zardon on November 3, 2010 under General Purpose PC, HTPC
Last week we reviewed the Atom powered ASRock ION3D which we felt offered a cost effective solution for media computing demands. Today we are looking at a similarly compact, higher specification s... more.
37 CommentsPosted by Zardon on October 28, 2010 under Highlights, HTPC, PC
Defining a 'media PC' is a difficult proposition, everyone has a different view on what makes a perfect HTPC computer. Some users will aim for high performance components in a large chassis while ... more.
18 CommentsPosted by Zardon on July 27, 2010 under Announcements, Cases, Graphics, HTPC, Motherboard
Silverstone have created some stunning products and we have always been avid followers of the Sugo Range which redefined small form factor chassis designs when they were first released, making HTPC bo... more.
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