ASRock has been one of the few motherboard vendors to focus on mini-PCs targeting the HTPC and portable gaming markets. Starting from the ION-based nettop days, they have consistently refreshed the mini-PC lineup in sync with Intel's product cycle. We have been reviewing members of their CoreHT lineup (rechristened as VisionHT last year) since the Arrandale days, but today, we are focusing on their gamer-targeted mini-PCs. The VisionX lineup marked the departure from NVIDIA to AMD for the discrete GPU component, and their Haswell version, the VisionX 420D combines a Core i5-4200M with an AMD Radeon R9 M270X. Read on to see how the mini-PC fares under both gaming and HTPC workloads.
Shuttle's latest offering is a system designed solely for the HTPC market. Read on to find out if this newcomer has what it takes to find a place...
Jarred Walton on 10/17/2005
What happens when Sun releases an entire server line aimed at the whitebox server market, and hits dead on?
Kristopher Kubicki on 9/12/2005
Our latest Small Form Factor roundup includes all of the currently shipping 939 systems. We'll look at the newest Shuttle ST20G5 system based on the ATI Radeon Xpress...
Jarred Walton on 8/10/2005
Eight physical processors in a 3U server! Sun takes the 'entry server' to new extremes but proves a design win for AMD and Sun.
Kristopher Kubicki on 6/29/2005
Not everyone likes to build their own PCs, as it takes time and effort. Sometimes, it's just easier to pay someone to do it for you. PC-Club has sent...
Jarred Walton on 3/28/2005
We've been working on several other roundups, but we felt that you might like an "express" review of the latest Shuttle XPC. Featuring socket 939 and PCI Express...
Jarred Walton on 3/8/2005
Take a virtual tour through Sun's best of breed, four-way Opteron entry-level server.
Kristopher Kubicki on 2/22/2005
Our SFF section is about to get new life as we have several roundups on the way in the next several weeks. We're starting out with some of...
Jarred Walton on 2/15/2005
Today, we take a look at Shuttle's SB81P to see how it performs against the best 915/925X desktop motherboards and 915/925X SFFs on market. Read on to find out...
Evan Lieb on 9/18/2004
Today, we take a look at what is currently the most technologically advanced SFF that we've ever encountered. Of course, that mere fact doesn't necessarily mean it'll be the...
Evan Lieb on 7/31/2004
You knew it was coming, and indeed it has. Today, we bring you a Shuttle SFF review as part of our effort to bring you more SFF articles. Read...
Evan Lieb on 7/14/2004
Today, we take a look at one of the first nForce3 250Gb SFFs to hit the market. Soltek's QBIC series of SFFs rears its head in the form of...
Evan Lieb on 7/4/2004
Jetway introduces a truly unique 2-user, small barebones computer based on the popular Intel 865G chipset. Does the Magic Twin hardware and software really work for 2 users?
Wesley Fink on 4/16/2004
This is a PC that is unlike one that we have ever seen before. It is not like your typical Small Form Factor PC. Yet, it isn't quite something...
Andrew Ku on 2/11/2004
Microsoft has just released a Customer Preview version of Windows XP 64-Bit Edition. We take a first look at performance of the AMD Athlon 64 on the new...
Wesley Fink on 2/7/2004
Computex Taipei, COMDEX Las Vegas and CES 2004 were all about convergence - pen drives that play MP3s, PC CD players that could capture FM radio, DVR...
Kris Kubicki & Wesley Fink on 1/24/2004
Shuttle has a Pentium 4 SFF based on the ATI IGP300 chipset. How does the ST61G4 integrated video stack up against competing P4 solutions? We also compare...
Wesley Fink on 1/23/2004
Elite PC is producing a full-blown Athlon64 FX gaming system built around a Dual-Processor Socket 940 motherboard. Loaded with top-of-the-line components, we look at how the Titan FX...
Wesley Fink on 11/30/2003
Dell introduces a new XPS system with every feature the gamer could imagine. We put it through the AnandTech evaluation and compared it to the best rigs we...
Wesley Fink on 11/13/2003