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Digital Storm Unveils Four New Gaming Laptops

 Digital Storm Unveils Four New Gaming Laptops   FREMONT, Calif. – April 3, 2014 – Digital Storm is excited to unveil four new gaming notebooks – the 15.6 inch Javelin and Lance and the 17.3 inch Krypton and Behemoth. The four laptops provide a variety of sizes, configurations and features to meet the needs of almost any mobile PC gamer.   All four models in Digital Storm’s new line feature the new NVIDIA GTX 800M series of graphics cards. The new generation of graphics cards offers improved performance and advanced technology like Battery Boost, to maximize battery life during gaming, and ShadowPlay for recording gameplay streams.   “We’ve wanted to refresh our notebook line for a while and the NVIDIA GTX 800M series launch provided the perfect timing,” said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm’s Director of Product Development. “The cards’ ability to deliver gaming performance comparable to a desktop system allow our notebooks to dominate anywhere.”   Starting at just $1,196 the custom built Javelin gaming notebook delvers stellar gaming performance and a high-definition multimedia experience. The Javelin’s 1080P display allows gamers to experience every inch of the battlefield in incredible detail.   The powerful Lance utilizes a high performance notebook cooling system that compartmentalizes critical hardware to keep the notebook frosty during even the most intense sessions. The notebook also comes equipped with Sound Blaster’s ...



Next Gen Ultra-Portable Gaming Notebooks Available

Thin and light gaming notebooks now armed with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 870M/860M Series Graphics City of Industry, Calif. – March 25, 2014 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the immediate availability of the ultra-slim, yet powerful GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth gaming notebooks. Now available in 17-inch and 15-inch models, the GS Series offers gamers unmatched gaming power in incredibly thin and light gaming notebooks. Thinnest and lightest 17” gaming notebook, the GS70 Stealth, returns with next generation GeForce GTX 870M GPUs  Designed for the serious gamer, the GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth notebooks deliver next generation graphics with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M/870M Graphics and blazing fast performance with 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor and Killer Gaming Networking. The gaming notebooks also feature a variety of cutting edge components, including SteelSeries gaming backlit keyboard, powerful customization options with SteelSeries Engine, Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio Technology and XSplit Gamecaster.  The new GS60 Ghost, the lightest 15” NVIDIA 800M series gaming laptop  “The GS60 Ghost and GS70 Stealth answers portable gaming prayers by packing smoking speeds and deadly graphics into featherlike notebooks,” said Andy Tung, CEO for MSI Pan America. “NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 800M Series graphics gives the GS Series incredible graphics processing ability, translating into an ultra-rea...



World’s Thinnest Gaming laptop Now Features The World’s Highest Resolution 14-inch Laptop Display

Wednesday, 12 March 2014 WORLD’S THINNEST GAMING LAPTOP NOW FEATURES THE WORLD’S HIGHEST RESOLUTION 14-INCH LAPTOP DISPLAY Updated with the Next Generation NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M, the Razer Blade is the Highest Power-Per-Cubic-Inch Laptop in the World CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced the latest Razer Blade now comes with the highest resolution 14-inch display available in a laptop. The stunning 3200×1800 touchscreen display features a record 5.76 megapixels, sharply exhibiting even the finest details and text with 262 pixels per inch. The Razer Blade’s state-of-the-art IGZO/IPS (Indium Gallium Zinc Oxide/In-Plane Switching) display panel technology provides unmatched color and image quality. The result is a 250 percent increase in contrast ratio over its predecessor, with high brightness LED backlighting optimized for outdoor use, wide viewing angles, and dramatically improved video propagation and response. The Razer Blade’s display minimizes color shift while maximizing uniformity to make gaming more beautiful than ever before possible. Blending retina-tearing clarity with ultimate functionality, the Razer Blade is also equipped with a 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen that works seamlessly with the new touch interface in Windows 8. “The Razer Blade sets the benchmark by which all laptops should be measured,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “The...



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MSI Unleashes Domination with the Help of NVIDIA

Geronimo was one of fiercest Native American Warriors known today. He led numerous successful raids, eluded capture many times, and became one of the greatest pillars in trying to preserve the Native American way of life. It seems fitting then that MSI has named one of it’s newest gaming notebooks after the tribe Geronimo came from. These deadly new instruments are powerful, while remaining super efficient, and much like the Warrior in battle, these devices plan on taking no prisoners. Please welcome the MSI GT Dominator and the GE Apache Gaming Notebooks! The phrase “Gaming laptops” almost seems like an oxymoron. Gaming brings in the sense of power draining, but laptops need battery efficiency. This leaves a delicate balance for a manufacturer to straddle because if the device is powerful, it has to stay plugged in lest it die in an hour. On the other hand, if there isn’t any useful hardware, the gaming experience suffers. This is where the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M series GPUs come in. If you haven’t already guessed, this is Maxwell architecture. The GTX 750 Ti already showed some impressive performance for remarkable power consumption. These mobile GPUs are primed to follow that lead so that, combined with Intel Haswell technology, a gaming experience can still have a decent battery life. If that was the only exciting thing about these laptops though, it would only be a matter of time before that became the mainstay of every gaming noteboo...



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VisionTek Announces Glacially Epic Cryosphere Gaming Rig Sweepstakes

Introduction On February 5, 2014 in East Dundee, IL VisionTek Products LLC announced today the “Glacially Epic Cryosphere Gaming Rig Sweepstakes.” This grand prize which is to be awarded is the VisionTek Custom Shop built Cryosphere gaming rig, featuring nearly $3,000 of high-performance computer components from AMD, ASUS, Fractal Design, FUNC, and VisionTek.. This system was showcased at the recent CES show to rave reviews during CryoVenom’s launch event. Features and Components To complement the overclocked performance of its CryoVenom graphics card VisionTek used the following components Motherboard – ASUS® Crosshair V Formula-Z AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard Processor – AMD FX-9590 GPU – VisionTek CryoVenom R9 290 Graphics Card Memory – 16 g 0f VisionTek Red Label EX Series Memory SSD – VisionTek 480GB PCIe Solid State Drive Cooling – EKWB custom cooling kit PSU – Fractal Design Newton R3 1000W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified Power Supply Black CASE – Fractal Design Arc XL Case MOUSE – FUNC MS-3 Mouse KEYBOARD – FUNC KB-460 Gaming Keyboard MOUSE PAD – FUNC F-Series 10 XL Mouse Pad   Just ‘Like’ to Enter To enter the Sweepstakes, visit VisionTek’s Facebook page located at https://www.facebook.com/VisionTekProducts, “like” the page, and click on the tab labeled “Cryosphere Entry”. Supply your name, email address, phone number and click “Accept”. Up to...



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Leadtek WinFast WS1000 Graphics Workstation Wins iF Design Award

Introduction In Taipei, Taiwan, on January 29, 2014 Leadtek, a world’ leader in the manufacturing of professional graphics cards announced that the WinFast WS1000 graphics workstation received the iF design award 2014 for the “Product Design” category .The WinFast WS1000 workstation design is so versatile that you can customize your workstation to suit your needs adding 16 memory slots, hot-swappable hard drives, latest USB 3.0 etc. The WinFast WS1000 workstation offers a green and large power supply at super quiet level and it also features tool less chassis for easy installation and serviceability . For further information on the award please visit: http://www.leadtek.com/maximus/en/index.html. About Leadtek Research Inc Established since 1986, Leadtek Research Inc. provides customers with best quality services upon the corporate motto ‘Innovation and Quality’ by extending the corporate spirit ‘Integrity and Honesty’. As one of the world’s oldest professional graphics card developer and maker, Leadtek is dedicated to total solutions for multimedia and communication. Today, Leadtek has developed into a multifaceted solution provider with main product ranges covering the zero client and thin client for desktop virtualization, graphic cards for both computer games and workstations, multimedia phones, GPS, digital monitoring systems, cloud computing workstations, and others, aiming to serve the global market with multidimensional, innovative technologies ...



CYBERPOWERPC Debuts Zeus Mini SFF Series With Eight Pre-Built Models

Introduction In CITY of INDUSTRY, CA on January 28, 2014 CyberPower Inc unleashed its Zeus Mini desktop series. Each model will be priced from $599 to $1479, and each unit t is crammed with enough AMD or Intel processing and graphics power to rival any full size desktop PC. The new Zeus Mini can be configured with a choice of either three different AMD Kaveri A-series processor models, while the Zeus Mini-A can have five different 4th Generation Intel Core processor models. Additionally, the Zeus Mini-I begins  with a Core i5-4440 and can go up to a Core i7-4770K at 3.50GHz. All processors in the Zeus Mini series are mounted to a Mini ITX motherboard.using the latest AMD and Intel chipsets and include 802.11ac wifi, and PCI Express 3.0. The Zeus Mini’s can accommodate full-size dual GPU’s. Customers have the option of AMD Radeon R7 and R9 series or NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX Series graphics with Kepler GPU architecture.       Specifications AMD Zeus Mini-A 100 Zeus Mini-A 200 Zeus Mini-A 300 CPU AMD A10-A7850K AMD A10-7700K AMD A10-7850K Chipset A88 A88 A88 GPU Onboard R7 AMD R7 250 2GB AMD R9 290 RAM 8GB (4GBx2) 8GB (4GBx2) 16GB (8GBx2) HDD 500GB SATA-III 1TB SATA-III 2TB SATA-III CASE Zeus Mini-ITX Small Form Factor Gaming Chassis ODD 8x Slim DVD-RW OS Windows 8.1 MSRP $ 599.00  $679.00  $1,079.00   INTEL Zeus Mini-I 100 Zeus Mini-I 200 Zeus Mini-I 760 Zeus Mini-I 770 Zeus Mini-I 780 CPU Intel i5-4440 Intel i5-4670K Intel i5-4670K Intel i5-...



ASRock Gaming PC M8 receives 2013 Chicago GOOD DESIGN AWARD

Introduction In TAIPEI, Taiwan on January 23, 2014 ASRock’s Gaming PC M8 received the 2013 Chicago GOOD DESIGNTM AWARD. This is the most prestigious and oldest Design Award in the world. It is given out by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in conjunction with the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies. ASRock M8 won the award with its innovative and futuristic design of the M8.   The M8 has an aluminum exterior and inside the Case is a Z87 mini-ITX motherboard for portability and an efficient use of space. The functionality of this gaming PC lives up to its appearance. This case may contain any standard mini-ITX for future upgrades, and M8 is sold as a barebone system so that end users will have the freedom to choose their own components, such as swappable DDR3 DIMMs, and any standard PCIe x16 graphics card. It and also has 6 SATA3 ports for storage. Specifications Color Storm Black Material Steel Body / Aluminum + Plastic Dimension 372mm (W) x 123mm (H) x 400mm (L) Motherboard ASRock Z87-M8 CPU Supports 4th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 / i5 / i3 / Xeon® / Pentium® / Celeron® Processor Family Memory Supports DDR3 1600/1333/1066 MHz, 2 x SO-DIMM slots, Max. up to 16GB VGA Supports 1 x Dual-slot Graphics Card* Optical Drive 1 x Slim Slot-in Super-Multi Drive Hard Disk Supports 3.5″HDD and 2.5″HDD WiFi + BT 2T2R WiFi 802.11 ac + BT v4.0 Front I/O 4 x USB 3.0, 1 x MIC, 1 x Headphone, 4-in-1 Card reader (SD3.0/MMC/...



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CYBERPOWERPC Debuts Zeus Mini Small Form Factor Series at CES

Introduction In CITY of INDUSTRY, CA on January 7, 2014, CyberPower Inc. announced the Zeus Mini small-form-factor gaming desktop and the Fang Battle Box mobile gaming system. The Zeus Mini Next Level SFF Gaming .is packed inside the custom small form factor (SFF) gaming chassis that measures just 4.4-inches wide, 17.4 inches long, and 13 inches high. It includes enough processing- and graphics-crunching power to rival any full-size desktop PC. The buyer of this unit can choose between a 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processor or an AMD Kaveri A-series processor. Both processor options include multi-core support and dual-channel DDR3 gaming memory performance of up to 2133MHz speeds. This system can  accommodate full-size dual GPU video cards, such as the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700 Series of graphics cards or with the AMD Radeon R9 and R7 series of graphics cards. It includes options of fast SSDs from Intel®, Corsair, and others and the ability to have installed a 240mm liquid cooling solution. The Zeus Mini has three standard USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI 1.4 port, a High Definition Audio port, which includes digital S/PDIF and it supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth 4.0 technology Specifications   Zeus Mini A 100   AMD Radeon R9 270 2GB GDDR5 Video Card   AMD A6-6400K 3.90GHz Dual-Core APU   500GB SATA-III 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD   8GBDDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory   mITX Motherboard w/ 802.11AC WiFi+BT   Windows 8.1 &nbs...



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Digital Storm Unveils Bolt II – First SFF/Steam Machine Hybrid Gaming PC

Introduction In LAS VEGAS on January 6, 2014, Digital Storm today unveiled at CES 2014 the Bolt II, a small form factor (SFF) and hybrid Steam Machine gaming PC. This is the first liquid cooled Steam Machine and will feature both Steam OS and Windows. Digital Storm’s second generation SFF system has a sleek refined look, increased accessibility and advanced thermal design. By doubling it’s cooling power, the Bolt II separates itself from other SFF and Steam Machine systems by focusing instead on delivering the best graphics possible and refusing to compromise on performance. Digital Storm is not looking to compete with console pricing but is taking aim at the high end of the market. It offers discerning Consumers a PC capable of playing any title on their new 4K display. The Bolt II defies the cookie-cutter mold of SFF systems by giving performance that bypasses most full-size desktop PCs. It has expertly engineered airflow design and large perforated ventilation areas over the graphics card, cooling system, and power supply. It also includes one in the top panel which transfer excess heat out of the system while pulling cold air in. It’s best-in-class 240mm radiator cools any overclocked processor, which drastically reduces system temperature making it the most thermally efficient SFF computer available. Unhappy with simply offering the best performing SFF cooling systems, Digital Storm included their proprietary HydroLux control board, providing users with ...



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MSI Introduces the Industry’s First 3K Gaming Notebook and Adobe Certified 3K Workstation

Introduction In the City of Industry, Calif on December 5, 2013 MSI Computer Corp announced the industry’s first 3K gaming notebook: the model GT60 2OD-261US which will be available in time for the holidays. This model displays at a 2880×1620 resolution for sharper, brighter and crisper graphics resulting in an unmatched visual experience. The GT60 with 3K display is the answer to gamers seeking superb visual immersive-ness on the go. It is armed with an anti-reflective 3K panel powered by the latest 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M graphics. MSI completes this gaming powerhouse with Killer™ DoubleShot wireless technology, a SteelSeries full color backlit keyboard and Dynaudio Premium Speakers with Subwoofer. This unit has a MSRP of $2199.99 US     Features • Windows 8 • Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ Processor • 15.6″ WQHD+ 3K Display (16:9; 2880 x 1620) • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M 4G GDDR5 • Matrix Display • Cooler Boost 2 • Full Color Programmable Backlit Keyboard by SteelSeries • 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD (7200RPM) • 16GB DDR3L 1600MHz System Memory • Killer™ DoubleShot Technology (Killer™ E2200 + Killer™ Wireless-N 1202) • USB 3.0 x 3, USB 2.0 x 2 • HDMI, mDP x2 • Blu-ray Disc Reader • Built-in 720p HD webcam • World-Class Dynaudio Premium Speakers • Audio Boost Technology Specifications  



 
 
 
 
 
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NZXT Source 530 Full Tower Case

Introduction: Today we will be looking at a more budget oriented Full Tower chassis from NZXT: The Source 530. Over the past several years, NZXT has become one of the premier manufacturers. They are ahead of the pack with innovative designs and features. Although they are somewhat costly, their series of full tower chassis’ leave little to be desired. This one could fit right in alongside NZXT’s award winning full tower designs, but this time in the much more coveted and affordable budget arena. Will the Source 530 feature all of the essentials? Will it bring it all together, for a cool, hassle-free computing experience? Let’s see if NZXT has once again raised the bar with the introduction of the new NZXT Source 530 Full Tower Chassis. Our Thanks goes out to NZXT for providing us with the review sample. “NZXT, a company built upon gamer’s dreams, hopes to create products that put consumers first. With the objective of designing unique products catered for hardware enthusiasts and gamers, NZXT has grown into a globally renowned brand recognized for dedication towards creating the next great gaming product. NZXT has won numerous awards from media and publications from across the globe with a product line spanning from gaming chassis, power, and gaming input devices. As a corporation formed by gamers, NZXT continues to expand into new horizons and push the limits further with each product unveiling. NZXT products are designed and engineered in the United St...



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Digital Storm Named NVIDIA GTX 780 Ti Launch Partner

Introduction On November 7, 2013 in Fremont California, Digital Storm, a boutique system builder announced they will make available NVIDIA’s new flagship graphics card, the GTX 780 Ti. It will now be available for all Digital Storm desktop systems including the award winning Aventum II and Hailstorm II and could be the ideal card for 4K gaming. The Aventum II is a system crafted without the use of plastic. This unit’s exotic nickel-plated copper piping solution was inspired by high-end automotive cooling systems. It is handcrafted, ensuring no two Aventum II’s are identical. Combined with three huge 420mm radiators, the liquid cooling system is as efficient as it is beautiful and fully capable of unlocking the maximum performance potential of bleeding edge components like the GTX 780 Ti. Computer Enthusiasts looking to satisfy their need for benchmark crushing components and bone chilling liquid cooling need look no further than the Digital Storm Hailstorm II. With space for up to four radiators (ranging from 140mm to 480mm sizes) and a quadruple GPU and dual CPU configuration, enthusiasts can achieve the ultimate level of performance and customization by combining Hailstorm II with NVIDIA’s flagship graphics card. Specifications are based on the user’s selected components for each individuals personal Build with a MSRP for the Aventum II starting at $5,839 and for the Hailstorm II at $4,233.  



SolidRun’s CuBox-i pro mini computer

SolidRun has released a new version of their CuBox mini computer. This unit has a low carbon footprint and is extremely power efficient. It comes loaded with open source SDK and measures in at 2x2x2 inches. CuBox-i can stream, play, serve, and cast multimedia. CuBox-i models have scalable ARM processor cores, memory size, GPU cores. Cubox-i is flexible allowing you to install Android or Linux, Python, Perl, compilers, IDEs, and media players. It comes with an MSRP of $119.99 for the pro version and it also supports the use of XBMC as a multimedia front end for use as home theater box.   Features CuBox-i pro   Chipset i.MX6 Quad Core Count 4 @ 1 GHz Memory Size 2GByte DDR3 Memory Config 64 bit @ 1066Mbps 3D GPU GC2000 3D GPU Type OpenGL|ES 1.1/2.0,OpenCL 1.1E HW Video Dec/Enc Multi Format HDMI 1080p 1.4, 3D support Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps (*) USB 2.0 Host 2 x Hosts WiFi 11n/BlueTooth yes Micro SD Interface yes eSata II 3Gbps yes RTC With Backup Battery yes Optical S/PDIF Audio Out yes Micro USB to RS-232 yes InfraRed for Remote Control Receiver & Transmitter    



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CYBERPOWERPC Takes Pre-Orders for Radeon R9 290X-Infused PCs Bundled with Battlefield 4 Video Game

CITY of INDUSTRY, CA (October 10, 2013) – CyberPower Inc., a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, gaming laptops, and performance workstations, today announced the gaming bundle of the year, which features the next generation GPU from AMD and the highly anticipated Battlefield 4 first person shooter.CYBERPOWERPC is taking pre-orders for the Radeon R9 290X next gen graphics card. This gaming bundle includes the blazing fast R9 290X video card paired with AMD’s 8-core FX-8350, 9370, or 9590 CPUs. This powerful combination nets you a high-performance gaming PC ready for the next generation of games including Battlefield 4 from Electronic Arts; which you get as part of this spectacular bundle. Customers can visit CYBERPOWERPC’s Battlefield 4 bundle page and start configuring their own gaming computer based on the AMD CPU/GPU pairing to receive their copy of Battlefield 4. CyberpowerPC@CyberpowerPC.com.






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