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Utilite mini-PC crosses ARM with Linux and/or Android

Utilite mini-PC crosses ARM with Linux and/or Android

In the Utilite mini-PC, if you're all about working with open-source software, small form factor, and more ports than you know what to do with, the team at Compulab may have created just the monster you're looking for. This week the creators of the Utilite have announced not only that the machine itself exists, but that they'll be selling it in different configurations starting at under $100 USD. The smallest of these works with a Freescale i.M6 single-core processor and will be aiming to be just about as basic as possible.

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Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p desktop keeps it “Tiny”

Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p desktop keeps it “Tiny”

If you've seen some of Lenovo's previous efforts in the miniature desktop machine environment, you'll know that they're aiming to be the best immediately, if not soon. Though they've not got the marketing hype of the newest Mac Pro, they're certainly part of the same modern environment - they've got a rather similar aim, that is - packing as much power and high-end features into one super-small form factor as they possibly can - that's what's coming in the ThinkCentre M93p.

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Windows 8.1 download portals appear official (Preview, that is)

Windows 8.1 download portals appear official (Preview, that is)

If you're itching to get a piece of what Windows 8.1 has to offer, the time has arrived - for some users, at least. The restrictions placed on this particular release are centered on MSDN subscribers and TechNet subscribers at this very moment. The public download portal [LINK UPDATED], on the other hand, is not quite open at the moment - but feel free to hit refresh until your monitor sees the big push.

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Windows 8.1 download imminent: merging at Miracast

Windows 8.1 download imminent: merging at Miracast

In less than 24 hours, Microsoft will be making Windows 8.1 available for download for all those users out there in the wild that work now with a full version of Windows 8. This release is being tipped as being a bit of a veil for a much larger shake-up to the Microsoft desktop and mobile ecosystem, said to be merging the two into one in a massive undertaking that'll dwarf the many tiny changes to the Windows software family. This isn't just about booting to desktop.

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Dell XPS 18 Review

Dell XPS 18 Review

The most massive "tablet" you'll ever use - if you don't count the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 - is sitting on SlashGear's review bench this week: the Dell XPS 18. The reason we'd call it a "tablet" is because you can, indeed, rest it on your lap and tap away with it as you would any other tablet-like device, but it's certainly not supposed to be considered just that. Instead we're running full Windows 8 and have a bevy of options when it comes to usage of this beast - enter the All-in-one multi-mode Dell XPS 18 from a desktop perspective.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 “Table PC” Review

Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 “Table PC” Review

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27, "Table PC" as they call it, is easily one of the most unique PCs we've seen in the past several years. This machine works with a massive display that sits on a hinge holding it up - or allowing it to lie flat - for tablet gaming with touch. It's as if someone decided they weren't having as much fun as the potential for a tablet would allow them, and blew the whole thing up with Lenovo behind the wheel.

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Mac Pro rack servers make lego-like array with MacStadium

Mac Pro rack servers make lego-like array with MacStadium

The folks at MacStadium have officially made public their intent to bring the 2013 edition of the Mac Pro into the server fold. This means you'll see arrays like what they've presented in the hero image of this article complete with the side-standing airflow they're implying might be best. The first setup suggested by the company here well before the Mac Pro's newest edition is made available is a 270 Mac Pro server rack.

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Acer Aspire R7 Review

Acer Aspire R7 Review

The Acer machine you're about to see is rather unique - it's got what the group calls an "Ezel" hinge, made to expand the units abilities beyond that of the average notebook or desktop. Here we're using Windows 8 in combination with Acer's hardware to add another chapter to the unofficial List of Touchscreen Computer Configurations, this time with a display that moves up, folds back, and becomes nearly flat, lifts up and sits vertical or horizontal, and in one particular setup looks strikingly similar to the U.S.S. Enterprise from Star Trek.

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