Earlier this year, we had our first look at the GIGABYTE BRIX Pro, along with a note about further benchmarks to follow. It was our first look at the Intel Core i7-4770R, a Crystal Well part with 128 MB of eDRAM built into the package. The part was aimed squarely at making integrated graphics competetive with low-end discrete GPUs. As a direct result of this, PC manufacturers could make compact gaming units. The BRIX Pro was even distributed at the Steam Developers Conference as a Steam Machine. In our second look at the BRIX Pro, we changed the memory and storage subsystem to better reflect the expected use case. Read on for our refreshed performance evaluation results, gaming benchmarks, performance as a HTPC and...

Pre-Built Desktop Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2011 Edition

While we at AnandTech recognize that a good portion of our readership prefers to roll their own as far as desktops go, not everyone is that way. Sometimes there...

42 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/30/2011

Puget Systems Deluge: Revisiting the Art of Custom With X79

It's been a little while since we've had a Puget Systems desktop in, and so far we haven't yet tested any of their big dog gaming machines. Everything else...

72 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/24/2011

Origin PC Offers Ready-To-Ship Gaming System

We've only had the opportunity to look at one Origin PC so far, and while the performance was impressive the packaging was equally so—Dustin had to struggle to get...

20 by Jarred Walton on 11/22/2011

Toshiba DX735 All-in-One: Notebooks Without Batteries

So far we've tested HP's TouchSmart 610 all-in-one and Dell's Inspiron One all-in-one, and in both cases we've found things to like along with aspects that left us wanting...

30 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/22/2011

Dell Inspiron One 2320: Stuck in the Middle With You

Our last Windows all-in-one review was for HP's TouchSmart 610, an interesting if slightly pricey piece of desktop kit. HP brought a lot of innovation to the table but...

35 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/17/2011

Commodore USA Announces C64x Extreme: Quad Core in a Classic Commodore Chassis

Everyone old enough remembers Commodore 64. For many, it was their first computer. It was among the first computers aimed for home use and its unique form factor was...

14 by Kristian Vättö on 11/7/2011

HP TouchSmart 610: For Business or Pleasure

As much as it might pain some of us to hear it, Apple's iMac really did essentially legitimize the all-in-one as an alternative to the typical desktop-and-monitor combination. There...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 11/2/2011

iBuyPower Professional Series: Reversal of Fortune

When it comes to buying a pre-built desktop for the average consumer or gamer, about the only thing the big box manufacturers really have going for them is price...

21 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/21/2011

AVADirect Compact Gaming PC: Small Case, Big System

It's easy to build a powerful desktop if you take a big, beefy enclosure like SilverStone's FT-02 or the Thermaltake Level 10 GT and just fill it with the...

17 by Dustin Sklavos on 10/4/2011

HP Compaq 8200 Elite Ultra-Slim: The Littlest Desktop

If you've been following along for a while, it should be pretty clear that around here, we're fans of doing a little computing. Awkward turns of phrase notwithstanding, we...

40 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/29/2011

HP Z210 SFF Workstation: Serious Power in Cramped Quarters

We're taking our second excursion into enterprise-class desktop territory with the kind of machine that should be of interest both to IT management and enthusiasts alike: HP's Z210 SFF...

25 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/29/2011

HP Releases HP Pro 3400 Series for Business

HP has released HP Pro 3400 Series desktops today. They are aimed for business users and HP markets them as microtowers (seems to be mid-tower Micro-ATXs). HP Pro 3400 Series Model XZ937UT XZ938UT XZ939UT XZ940UT Processor Intel...

6 by Kristian Vättö on 8/29/2011

Zotac ZBOX: Brazos Goes HTPC

The ultimate goal of any HTPC is to handle any media content you might desire, all while consuming very little power and generating no noise. Package all of that...

37 by Andrew Van Til on 6/9/2011

WarFactory Sentinel: Gaming on a Grand

Getting the monster gaming machines from boutiques in house for testing is often at least interesting if for no other reason than to see just how fast a computer...

37 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/8/2011

CyberPowerPC Gamer Xtreme FTW: Performance at Any Cost

It's time for another break from the Computex 2011 coverage, this time with an extreme system review. There seems to be an interesting cottage industry between custom desktop boutiques in...

32 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/1/2011

DigitalStorm Enix: Phenomenal Cosmic Power, Itty Bitty Living Space

Just recently we had a chance to lay hands on SilverStone's FT03 enclosure, and it was impressive enough to earn a Bronze Editors' Choice award. It wasn't the quietest...

33 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/12/2011

Dell Precision T1600: Workstation Class

We've spent a lot of time dissecting boutique gaming desktops, but there's another class of hardware that we only rarely get to discuss. Today that changes with the first...

29 by Dustin Sklavos on 5/2/2011

HP's New Workstations, Plus More DreamColor Offerings

When HP invited me to attend a press reception for their new mobile workstations, I was understandably confused. I'd just been out to San Francisco to see the new...

30 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/13/2011

Puget Systems Obsidian: Solid as a Rock

Today's review unit marks our third from Puget Systems in recent history. Thus far they've all been remarkable builds and this one proves to be no exception. Designed expressly...

28 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/7/2011

Puget Systems Deluge Mini: The Art of Custom

The last time we checked in with Puget Systems, we came away impressed with their Serenity SPCR Edition. It wasn't the fastest machine we've ever tested, but it was...

26 by Dustin Sklavos on 4/5/2011

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