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ASUS Zen AIO S Series combines premium style with GeForce GTX 960M power

ASUS Zen AIO S Series combines premium style with GeForce GTX 960M power

ASUS has pulled the wraps off a new series of AIO PCs during IFA 2015. The new range of machines is called the Zen AiO S Series and they look very much like gold version of an iMac. There are two machines in the S series line including the 23.8-inch AiO S Z240IC and the 21.5-inch AiO S Z220IC. Both of the models share many common features with all-aluminum designs. Processors up to the 6th-generation Intel Core i7 are available. Buyers can also choose to fit the machine with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M gaming grade graphics with up to 4GB of video memory.

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ASUS VivoStick offers up a Windows 10 PC for only $129

ASUS VivoStick offers up a Windows 10 PC for only $129

Hot on the heel's of Intel's new Compute Stick, Asus is revealing its own PC-on-a-stick in an attempt to one-up the competition. The Asus VivoStick is pretty much what you'd expect from the form-factor: a pocket-size HDMI stick that plugs into a TV or monitor, turning it into a Windows 10 PC. Priced at $129, the VivoStick already trumps Intel's Compute Stick in value, and it offers a few extra to boot.

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Acer Revo Build hands-on: Mini PC goes oddly modular

Acer Revo Build hands-on: Mini PC goes oddly modular

Building a PC isn't unusual, and even small-form-factor computers can be pieced together DIY-style, but Acer is hoping to lure even technophobes with its modular model. The Acer Revo Build, announced at IFA 2015 today, has the tiny footprint we've come to expect from a SFF chassis but splits its core features into different blocks.

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Acer unveils new Chromebook, notebooks, desktops, and Revo Build mini PC

Acer unveils new Chromebook, notebooks, desktops, and Revo Build mini PC

This week Acer is unveiling a variety of Windows-based PC products, convertibles, and a Chromebook, too. The Aspire U5-710 all-in-one PC was introduced alongside the Acer Revo Build Series mini PCs. Also at IFA 2015 Acer showed off the new Aspire V Nitro series notebook line as well as a refresh of the R 13 Convertible Notebook line. The Acer R11 Chromebook has also been shown off for the first time, complete with a 360-degree hinge with four use modes.

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Lenovo tackles enterprise with new business desktops lineup

Lenovo tackles enterprise with new business desktops lineup

In addition to its consumers lineup of tablets and laptops, Lenovo has bunch of new desktops to add to the mix, including an all-in-one offering that is targeted at enterprise users and small form factor PCs that would work equally well at home as they would in the office. Each machine is its own beast, some of them big, some small, but all worth checking out if you're considering a new desktop in the near future.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 700 PC is for home entertainment

Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO 700 PC is for home entertainment

Joining Lenovo’s newly unveiled business all-in-one PC is another similar model intended for the average family — the maker hails it as a home entertainment option, though it is obviously for more than consuming media. The IdeaCentre AIO 700 series comes in two flavors: a 24 inch model and a 27 inch model. They’re both similar, but with their own features — the 24 inch model features an Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, while the 27 inch also has a Full HD resolution option. Both AIO’s are frameless with a 10-point multi touch touchscreen.

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Lenovo’s Ideapad lineup expands with five new Windows 10 models

Lenovo’s Ideapad lineup expands with five new Windows 10 models

Lenovo has expanded its Ideapad laptop lineup with five new models offering Windows 10. The lineup expansion starts on the low-end of things with the budget friendly Ideapad 100S, a laptop designed to meet the basic needs of users. It goes up from there, with each model offering more features than the last one. In the case of the 500/500S, there's also an AMD-centric hardware configuration for those who prefer it over Intel. The laptops will be arriving for this upcoming holiday shopping season.

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Lenovo ThinkPad E Series targets SMBs and road warriors

Lenovo ThinkPad E Series targets SMBs and road warriors

Kicking off Lenovo’s IFA announcements is its new ThinkPad E Series PCs for small and medium businesses. The laptops, says Lenovo, are for businesses that want to “reduce IT headaches and increase efficiency”, among other things; they're for workers who are on the road and in the office. The new E Series machines include 14 inch and 15.6 inch models, a variety of productivity and security features, and more.

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Intel’s new Compute Stick packs 6th Gen Core M into dongle

Intel’s new Compute Stick packs 6th Gen Core M into dongle

Intel's Compute Stick was the surprise PC of CES 2015, a full computer packed into a TV dongle, and now it's getting a new 6th-gen Core upgrade. Announced today, the new Intel Core M Compute Stick keeps the basic premise of its predecessor - essentially a headless laptop intended to plug straight into an HDTV or monitor - but gives it a Skylake performance boost for serious work and entertainment.

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Metal Gear Solid V PC disk is just a Steam installer

Metal Gear Solid V PC disk is just a Steam installer

Purchasers of the PC version of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain physical edition have found that their disks do not contain the actual game. Instead, the install disk contains an 8.78 MB version of Valve's Steam installer. While this is not the first time this sort of situation has happened, it is the first time many Metal Gear Solid fans have seen such a disk without actual game files. Some of them are displeased.

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Mighty No. 9 backers score exclusive demo

Mighty No. 9 backers score exclusive demo

The Kickstarter success and hotly anticipated game Mighty No. 9 has become a disappointment for many backers, as the planned release date came and went, and then the second planned release date — next month — was postponed until later on next year. Backers were disappointed the first time around and outright upset the second time, and the makers behind the game feel bad about it all. To give those patient backers something in reward, the makers have announced a new exclusive demo.

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Turok is being restored for PC, will release on Steam

Turok is being restored for PC, will release on Steam

Night Dive Studios will re-animate the classic games Turok: Dinosaur Hunter and Turok 2: Seeds of Evil for the PC. The game will essentially be restored for modern machines, and once finished, it will be made available through Steam, GamersGate, Humble, and more. The game first launched nearly two decades ago in 1997, and quickly earned itself a faithful fan base. The game was rebooted several years ago for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, but did not enjoy the same success as the original titles.

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