Silent computing systems are preferable for a multitude of use-cases ranging from industrial applications (where dust and fans make for a troublesome configuration) to noiseless HTPCs (particularly for audiophiles). Akasa has been providing thermal solutions in multiple computing verticals for more than 20 years, with a particular focus on passive cooling. They have been targeting NUCs since the launch of the Ivy Bridge version in early 2013. The NUC solution was completely re-imagined with the launch of the Turing fanless case for the Bean Canyon NUCs.
It has been over five years since Microsoft last launched a major new consumer OS. Windows XP has been doing well for a lot of people in the interim...
Ryan Smith on 2/1/2007
Windows Vista has reached Release Candidate stage, which means the long period of development is finally drawing to a close. Find out how things are shaping up with...
Ryan Smith on 10/3/2006
Dell's Alienware acquisition was the first, but definitely not the last in the PC gaming/enthusiast space. Next up is HP and Voodoo...
Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/28/2006
The largest computer OEM in the world has sent their XPS 410 for review. We'll see how it stacks up against the competition, and whether or not it's...
Jarred Walton on 9/18/2006
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Jarred Walton on 8/29/2006
With the launch of the Core 2 series of processors, Intel has reclaimed the high-end gaming performance sector. If you're debating between buying a system versus building your...
Jarred Walton on 8/18/2006
With the launch of the new AM2 platform, Shuttle has an update to their SFF lineup in the form of the SN27P2. We take a look at what has...
Jarred Walton on 6/30/2006
Microsoft has made Windows Vista Beta 2 available to the public, and with the OS being feature complete we can now provide a preview of Microsoft's bold new operating system.
Ryan Smith on 6/16/2006
So you just won the lotto and are looking for ways to "invest" your prize money - or maybe you just want one of the most extreme...
Jarred Walton on 5/3/2006
We have an exclusive first look at the latest micro-ATX SLI system from Monarch Computers, and we'll be comparing it with Shuttle's SN26P. Read on to find out just...
Jarred Walton on 3/6/2006
(Update: Noise benchmarks retested.) Was your first thought on seeing the Mac Mini, "I wish it could run Windows"? If so, AOpen might have a product that will...
Jarred Walton on 3/3/2006
Not everyone wants to build their own PCs. If you're running a business, it can make sense to buy an OEM PC. So, what about businesses that want an...
Jarred Walton on 12/14/2005
It's the Friday before the retail launch of the Xbox 360, and what better way to kick it off than with a detailed tour of the motherboard.
Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/18/2005
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
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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