New year, new look for Samsung Chromebox
With little fanfare, Samsung has revamped the look of its Chromebox budget desktop. Shedding
You won't find any new specs in this new model. The 2013 version has the same 1.9GHz Intel Celeron CPU, 4GB of RAM, and 16GB solid-state hard drive as last year's Chromebox. Its ports remain almost entirely unchanged as well. You still get two DisplayPort outs, a DVI output, and six USB 2.0 ports. The only update is a small door that hides the Chromebox front-side USB and audio ports.
With no new specs, the new Chromebox gets the same assessment as last year. Assuming its U.S. pricing holds steady at $329, this PC and its Web-focused Google Chrome OS could make sense for schools, Net cafes, or other places where you can get away with lightweight, low-maintenance PC functionality. Regular consumers, even those shopping for a budget desktop, will likely get better value from a more traditional Windows box.
Origin PC invites you to gear up and see its etchings
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This Borg Cube makes your computer irrelevant
You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.
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Strap a VR rig to your back with HP's Omen concept
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1 million UK children to be given a free computer for coding
Samsung, Microsoft, ARM and the people behind Raspberry Pi are collaborating with publicly funded UK broadcaster the BBC on the Micro Dot device.
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Prizefight: LG Optimus G Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2
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HP Slate 21 AIO is a 21-inch Android tablet, or is it a PC?
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Prizefight: BlackBerry Z10 vs. Apple iPhone 5
Many BlackBerry users left the platform for Apple's iPhone. Does the all-touch-screen Z10 do enough to keep their die-hards happy and bring back the customers they lost? Let's find out!
Four recommendable Windows 8 all-in-ones under $1,300
Have Windows all-in-ones finally broken out of their commodity death spiral? Not entirely, but these four PCs at least put in some effort.
Prizefight: Samsung Galaxy Note 2 vs. LG Intuition
They aren't phones, and they aren't tablets. For the first time ever, it's a "phablet" Prizefight punchout between Samsung's Galaxy Note 2 and LG's Intuition. Who will reign supreme?
The refresh for the top-of-the line model of Alienware's Area-51 premium gaming desktop offers more AMD options.
It starts at $600 (roughly £467 or AU$810), but that configuration may be seriously underpowered.
With a few updates and the promise of a total revamp in the future, Apple is reaching out to the pro audience again.
Acer's Predator rollouts include a funky new flagship gaming desktop, 3D sound and a mouse that may save you some...
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But if you use a webcam, its new midpriced, AMD-powered Inspiron PCs deserve a facepalm.
Running an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, the little 7-pound desktop is now available in a special Arctic edition.
You can't tell the U27 and Z4 are computers rather than monitors, but they don't stand out much.