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Smach Z Handheld PC

Let's face it, there's currently no game console, portable or not, that can play the entire Steam collection, or at least without some hacking. Introducing SMACH Z, a handheld gaming PC powered by AMD's quad-core Merlin Falcon RX-421BD SoC, 4GB of RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth connectivity, a high capacity battery good for 5-hours of continuous use, microSD expansion, 6-inch touchscreen display, and HDMI output. Once it hits stores, expect to shell out $325 to get your hands on one. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an SLR camera being cut with a 60,000psi water jet.

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Kangaroo Pro PC

The Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Pro is basically a $199 Windows 10 PC that fits in your pocket or bag. Unlike its predecessor, this one comes bundled with a Dock Pro, which sports a 1 x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0 / VGA / HDMI / Ethernet ports, a 2.5-inch hard drive bay and an audio port. . Connect wirelessly or via Ethernet into your home network for media streaming or Xbox game streaming into any room. Continue reading for a video review and more information.

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Revolt 2

The Revolt 2 Gaming PC by iBuyPower may look to be something straight from a sci-fi movie, but it's fully-functional, and sure to go on many wishlists soon. Its custom mini-ITX chassis measure a svelte 8 x 9 x 15 inches, and takes up very little space on your desk, while weighing in at a sturdy 21-pounds. What really sets this machine apart from the others is its top-mounted graphics card and plug-and-play SSD slot. Continue reading for more pictures and information. Click here to view some bonus PC mods.

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Intel NUC Computer

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Intel's NUC NUC5i5RYK mini computer is perfect for everyday use, and you can pick one up for just $289.99 shipped, today only, originally $623.97. The IntelNUC built with 5th generation Intel Core processors takes the powerful capabilities of a complete desktop system and packages it into 4 small inches. Featuring an Intel Core i5-5250U Processor, Dual-Channel DDR3L 1600/1333 (1.35V) RAM (16GB Max), Internal Support for M.2 SSD card (22x42, 22x60, or 22x80), and an Intel 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Connection card. Product page. Continue reading for another video review and more information.

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Dell Inspiron 20 3000

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Dell's Inspiron i3043-5000BLK is essentially a massive tablet that also doubles as a desktop computer. It packs a 19.5-inch display, 2.16-GHz Intel Pentium quad-core processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, Intel HD graphics, and a built-in lithium-ion battery pack. Aesthetically it's sleek as well as stylish. Waves MaxxAudio speakers and built in sub-woofer ensure a immersive multimedia experience whether if it's gaming or just watching internet videos. Product page. Continue reading for a hands-on video preview, more pictures and additional information.

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Laptops and tablets may be the best solution for mobile warriors, but for a computer geek, nothing beats sitting down in front of a nice desktop workstation, and these 7 sleek setups are definitely no slouch. They range from wall-mounted PCs to crazy multi-display setups. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to make your very own Batman Batarang.

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With just a few simple clicks, this Sony hybrid laptop transforms into a fully-functional, 21" all-in-one-desktop computer. Other features include: a removable keyboard and trackpad, along with an inductive power stand for mobility. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Unlike other tablets, the 20" HP ENVY Rove The is not only a Windows 8 tablet, but it can also be used as an all-in-one PC. It's powered by an Intel Core i3M Haswell CPU, has 1TB of internal storage as well as an 8GB solid-state drive. The company claims that the device can hold 4 hours of battery life. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Sapphire's Mini Edge HD3 is a speaker-sized desktop computer that packs a powerful punch, all priced under $310. It's powered by a dual-core 1.6-GHz AMD APU E450 with RADEON HD 6320 graphics, 4GB of RAM (max 16GB), and a 320GB internal hard drive. Product page. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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VIZIO's All-in-One CA27-A0 27" Desktop PC is currently being offered at only $798 shipped, originally priced at $1099.99. Sporting "a stunning 27-inch Full HD 1080p display, subwoofer-enhanced SRS 2.1 surround sound audio, remote control, and dual HDMI inputs for connecting cable boxes and game consoles, the VIZIO All-in-One delivers serious entertainment." Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more pictures.

Features:
  • Ingeniously concealed within the VIZIO All-in-One PC's slim exterior lies state-of-the-art technology that delivers magnificent performance, powered by the lightning-fast third-generation Intel Core i3 processor.

  • The VIZIO All-in-One PC's sleek, wireless keyboard puts control at your fingertips without a wire in sight, while a multi-touch touchpad supports gestures like pinch, zoom, rotate and more.

  • The VIZIO All-in-One PC includes 802.11n dual-band Wi-Fi and 10/1000 gigabit Ethernet so you can connect to the Internet, stream videos or share large files with other computers with ease.

  • One touch of the VIZIO V-key instantly connects you to essential system and support info, along with the latest exclusive offers and entertainment available on VIZIO PCs.
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