Posts Tagged ‘HTPC’
0 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on January 5, 2015 under PC
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) has lifted the curtain on the latest member to its LIVA family of mini PCs. The Liva X is a new, super small, 15w consuming mini PC powered by a 22nm Intel Bay Trail-... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Andrzej on November 5, 2014 under Graphics, Interviews
High end graphic cards are cool and sexy, but what if your single biggest concern is reliability or noise? When you can't have a moving part fail or you need a genuine zero decibel count, then Sapph... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Matthew Wilson on August 25, 2014 under Cases
Lian-Li has introduced a new mini-ITX chassis, mainly designed for HTPC use. The PC-Q19 is essentially an updated version of the older PC-Q12 slim case. However, the Q19 brings some notable improvemen... more.
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 Henry Butt on October 7, 2013 under Cases, Highlights
Today we are going to take a look at the Streacom FC5 EVO Fanless chassis which is designed for those people who are looking to build a completely silent home theatre PC. This takes things one step ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on July 28, 2013 under Cooling, Highlights 2
An array of performance focused products from Phanteks has taken the high-end CPU cooling market by... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on July 8, 2013 under Cases, Highlights-new
Today we are going to look at the PC-Q30 which is one of the latest Mini ITX cases from Lian Li. We have looked at a number of compact cases from Lian Li in the... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Jules on June 10, 2013 under Cases
Not many things in the world of full-blown, desktop technology products can be said to be 4 inches high. Some tower cases are big enough to house a family - in the case of the Silverstone TJ11. So whe... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on March 13, 2013 under Highlights 2, Keyboards
Today we are going to take a look at the Enermax Aurora Wireless Keyboard which incorporates a laser trackball and mouse keys into the bezel of the unit. This makes it ideal for use with home ... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on February 26, 2013 under Cases, Highlights V
Today we are going to look at the Node 605 from Fractal Design which is designed to be used primarily for home theatre PC builds. It is part of the same range as the Node 304 that we looked at re... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Harrison on February 13, 2013 under Cases
Lamborghini started life as a tractor company, yet - in some ways - managed to eclipse the Ferrari designs that it initially coveted. In a similar way, we're now seeing some interesting industrial des... 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.
3 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on January 23, 2013 under Cases, Highlights V
Today we are going to look at the Fractal Design Node 304, one of the companies first attempts at a small-form factor case. It boasts an impressive feature set which includes support for six har... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on November 26, 2012 under Cooling, Highlights V
Today we are going to look at one of Arctic's low profile CPU coolers ... the Alpine 64 Plus, which is designed to be used exclusively with AMD processors. This makes it ideal for use in small for... 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.
7 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.
5 CommentsPosted by Luke Hill on July 11, 2012 under Cases, Highlights V
Silverstone have always specialised in producing small-form-factor cases which tend to the needs of the HTPC and server market. Featuring a revised drive configuration amongst other upgrades, is S... more.
13 CommentsPosted by Simon Telford on June 20, 2012 under Cases, Highlights 2
Today we are looking at a case designed for the smallest breed of motherboard, the mini-ITX, which was developed back in 2001. These are slightly smaller than Micro-ATX and their key feature is th... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on June 20, 2012 under Cases, Highlights V
A few months ago we looked at the Grandia GD06 case from Silverstone which impressed us due to solid build quality... more.
5 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on June 19, 2012 under Cooling, Highlights
Noctua is considered by many in the enthusiast community as the finest manufacturer of high end air coolers. We have tested a number of their products in the KitGuru labs, including the mammoth... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on June 17, 2012 under Cooling, Highlights
Phanteks are a relatively new brand to the high end air cooling market but are certainly a force to be reckoned with. We tested their first CPU cooler, the PH-TC14PE a few months back and it ach... more.
6 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on June 14, 2012 under Cases, Highlights 2
It would be fair to say that over the past couple of years we've seen some very interesting chassis design innovations from Silverstone. They haven't been afraid to think outside the box and hav... 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.
8 CommentsPosted by Henry Butt on December 30, 2011 under Highlights, Motherboard
We have tested a number of motherboards from ASRock in the past which we have been generally very impressive. They cater for users of all levels, producing a range which encompasses both budget f... 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.
1 CommentsPosted by faith on June 5, 2010 under Cases
There are thousands of new cases on show here at Computex 2010. Some are so horrific that we can't bear to show you. Others test the word 'new' in a very sad and un-innovative way. However, on the Inw... more.
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