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Shuttle XPC SZ68R5 packs super-fast Core i7 into tiny footprint

Shuttle XPC SZ68R5 packs super-fast Core i7 into tiny footprint

Compact PC manufacturer Shuttle has outed its latest barebones computer, the Shuttle XPC SZ68R5, featuring Intel's Z68 high-performance chipset along with SSD caching for super-fast boot times and app loading. The 33 x 21.5 x 19 cm chassis can accommodate up to 32GB of DDR3 memory, Core i3/i5/i7 processors and up to four add-on cards, since it has slots for PCIe-x16-2.0, PCIe-x4-2.0, Mini-PCIe-x1-2.0 and mSATA. HTPC duty is made easier thanks to both HDMI and DVI-I ports.

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Alienware X51 packs gaming power in tiny footprint

Alienware X51 packs gaming power in tiny footprint

Alienware has launched its latest desktop gaming PC, the Alienware X51, though unlike the company's usual ostentatious monster-machines it squeezes its potency into a tiny footprint. The small-form-factor X51 measures just 14.5 x 12.52 x 3.74 inches, but can still be outfitted with a choice of Intel Core i3 dualcore, or i5/i7 quadcore processors along with either NVIDIA's GeForce GT 545 1GB graphics or GeForce GTX 555 1GB.

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Samsung Series 7 Gaming Laptop packs 3D in eye-watering case

Samsung Series 7 Gaming Laptop packs 3D in eye-watering case

All eyes were on Samsung's ultrabook drive at CES last week, so attention-grabbing we managed to miss a canary-yellow gaming notebook. The Samsung Series 7 Gaming Laptop wears its abilities on its (brightly colored) sleeve, the lurid shell hiding an Intel Core i7 quadcore processor paired with up to 2TB of storage space and up to 16GB of memory.

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Shuttle XH61 packs Core i7 into 7cm PC

Shuttle XH61 packs Core i7 into 7cm PC

Shuttle has outed its latest barebones PC, the XH61 and if you've been eyeing the Mac mini but need an optical drive and native Windows then the 7cm-high desktop is worth a glance. The XH61 packs an LGA1155 socket motherboard with two RAM slots - for up to 16GB of DDR3 memory - four SATA 3 Gbit/s ports and room for both a 2.5-inch drive and slimline DVD or Blu-ray drive into a 24.2 x 20 x 7.3 cm enclosure, ideal for HTPC or desktop duties.

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Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook hands-on

Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook hands-on

Ultrabooks are sweeping the board at CES 2012, and Dell isn't prepared to be left out: the company has revealed the Dell XPS 13, a new 18mm ultraportable that fits a 13.3-inch display into a 12-inch form-factor. Running either Core i5 2467M or i7 2637M dual-core processors, paired with 4GB of memory and either 128GB or 256GB SSDs, the XPS 13 measures just 12.4 x 8.1 x 0.24-0.71 inches and 2.99 pounds despite offering up to 8hrs battery life. We caught up with Dell last week to find out why they reckon the XPS 13 is the best ultrabook around.

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Razer Project Fiona gaming tablet revealed

Razer Project Fiona gaming tablet revealed

Razer has delivered on its gaming tablet tease, revealing Project Fiona at CES today. A sub-$1,000 Windows 8 slate that could potentially launch in Q4 2012, Project Fiona packs a third-gen Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor and a hybrid user interface with a pair of integrated game controllers with analog sticks, each of which offers force feedback.

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MAINGEAR outs AMD HD 7970 toting gaming PCs

MAINGEAR outs AMD HD 7970 toting gaming PCs

AMD has launched a new video card, the AMD Radeon HD 7970, and performance PC specialist MAINGEAR has wasted no time in slotting it inside another beastly desktop. The MAINGEAR SHIFT and F131 each offer the new 28nm Radeon as an option, pairing it with up to Intel hexacore Core i7 3.3GHz processors and up to 32GB of DDR3 memory.

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LG Z330 and Z430 Super Ultrabooks revealed

LG Z330 and Z430 Super Ultrabooks revealed

Ultrabooks have hardly had a chance to get started, and already LG is looking to refine the term with its new Super Ultrabook LG Z330 and Z430 models. Two of the company's new PCs from its CES 2012 line-up, they join a 3D-centric notebook range - though lack 3D themselves - at the Las Vegas show next week. So, you might be asking, what makes an ultrabook "Super"?

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Alienware Aurora R4 packs hexacore Core i7 and active vents

Alienware Aurora R4 packs hexacore Core i7 and active vents

Dell has launched its latest gaming PC, the Alienware Aurora, a hexacore-based powerhouse with liquid-cooling as standard and eye-catching active vents running across the top. Running a choice of Intel 3000 Core i7 processors, paired with the X79 Express chipset, quad-channel DDR3 memory and dual-graphics options each with GDDR5 memory, the new Aurora even managers to look almost subtle with its matte black case and red LED highlights.

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Razer Blade gaming laptop ships imminently

Razer Blade gaming laptop ships imminently

Gaming device manufacturer Razer has confirmed it will be offering pre-orders on its $2,799.99 Blade uber-notebook within days, with the laptop - that has a touchscreen for easier in-game control - expected to ship in time for Christmas. There's also been a quiet feature change, CEO Min-Liang Tan informed Kotaku, with a 256GB SSD taking the place of the originally specified 320GB HDD.

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HP ENVY 15, ENVY 17 and ENVY 17 3D go on sale

HP ENVY 15, ENVY 17 and ENVY 17 3D go on sale

HP's updated ENVY 15 and ENVY 17 notebooks have gone up for sale as promised, offering second-gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, slick metal chassis and Beats by Dr.Dre audio. The new laptops use 1GB AMD Radeon graphics, up to 6GB of DDR3 memory and a choice of HDD or SSD storage, while connectivity includes HDMI, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth and DisplayPort. Pricing and more after the cut.

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LG Xnote Z330 ultrabook revealed

LG Xnote Z330 ultrabook revealed

LG has revealed its own attempt at the ultrabook segment, the LG Xnote Z330, with Intel's Core i5 and i7 processors and more than a hint of Apple's MacBook Air to the styling. Built around a 13.3-inch 1366 x 768 display - that, thanks to LG's 8mm-thin bezel Shuriken tech, fits into  the space a 12-inch panel would usually demand - the Z330 is 14.7mm thick and 1.21kg, and can run for over 6hrs on a single charge.

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