Until recently, the concept of a “desktop PC phone” would have been laughable. Even now, in the era of phone-PC crossovers like Samsung Dex and Huawei’s PC mode (Easy Projection), the idea still seems slightly unbelievable. It’s sobering — at least for we (*ahem*) older watchers tech industry enthusiasts — that modern smartphones or tablets pack about as much computing power as was found not too long ago in a pretty high-end PC. A Snapdragon 660 SoC — a fairly typical midrange chip in 2018 — is an octa-core, up-to-2.2-GHz-clock-rate number cruncher. It often comes with 2GB of RAM and upwards of 64GB of flash storage these days. A little bit of work with your favorite search engine will show these numbers are pretty comparable to what you would’ve had sitting on your desktop just a decade agoThe modern smartphone or tablet packs about as much computing power as was found not too long ago in a pretty high-end PC. It’s always a … [Read more...] about Phones as desktop PCs: Is this just a user interface problem?
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Zotac is renowned for making powerful mini PCs. Zotac also makes the world’s smallest GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card. Combine those two things and you’ve got one heck of a powerful small black box. There are several ways to make a very small gaming PC. One way is to make a gaming laptop without the built-in keyboard or display. That’s essentially how the first Zotac machine I played with back in 2016 was designed. Another approach is to engineer a case that fits full-sized components in as small a space as possible, like Digital Storm’s Bolt line. Zotac’s Magnus EK71080 does a little bit of both. From the laptop we’ve got SODIMM memory, designed to be small and lay flat. It’s got slots for both an M.2 laptop-style SSD and a normal 2.5 inch SSD or HHD. It’s even got a slot for Intel Optane memory, which can provide significant speed boosts loading games and applications from a slower, higher capacity standard hard drive. It’s powered … [Read more...] about Zotac Magnus EK71080 Mini PC Review
Ultra HD TVs have been available in the US since late 2012. Initial offerings were reserved for those with thick wallets but prices have fallen considerably in recent years, inviting a wide range of consumers to the high-resolution realm of 4K. One segment that has been served particularly well by this newfound affordability is computer users. I personally made the switch from a triple monitor (1080p) configuration to a single 40-inch 4K television in 2016 and haven’t looked back. Later on I wrote an article on the switch, the implications, and what kind of monitor you should choose if you want a 4K TV to effectively work as a monitor. The extra resolution afforded by the Samsung UN40KU6300 I chose at the time was welcomed with open arms and gaining back valuable real estate on my desk has been liberating. Samsung 40" TV sitting right next to a Dell Ultrasharp 32 incher Ever since writing the article about using a 4K TV as a desktop monitor, we've kept receiving questions about … [Read more...] about Recommended 4K TVs That Can Effectively Be Used As Desktop PC Monitors
Welcome to our list of the very best business desktop and all-in-one PCs for work, a constantly-updated guide that lists the very best desktop and all-in-one PCs for your business. When you're working in an office all day, nothing quite beats a traditional business desktop PC for working on. They are usually much more comfortable to use than a laptop, and they can be easily maintained and upgraded, so you don't need to buy a new model every couple of years.They usually offer a lot more power for a lot less money than business laptops, so if you're looking for a cost effective way to populate your office with powerful machines, going for a business desktop PC is an excellent choice.Our price comparison tool also searches the internet for the top deals, so once you've found the best business desktop for your needs, you can buy in confidence knowing that you're also getting the best price.Want something more portable? Check out our list of the best business laptopsTop 10 best … [Read more...] about Top 10 best business desktop PCs of 2018
The latest edition of Parallels Desktop is not only ready for macOS High Sierra, but already supports the forthcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update as well. Apple and Microsoft have settled into annual update schedules for macOS and Windows, which means you can expect virtualization software dependent upon both platforms to arrive around the same time.Parallels Desktop 13: Touch Bar wizardIf you own a MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac is a must-have upgrade. That’s because key features of Windows 10 will now appear on the Touch Bar while a VM is running, a feature that works straight away for the Start Menu, Cortana, Desktop, File Explorer, and popular web browsers like Edge, Chrome, and Firefox.Microsoft Office 2016 applications are also imbued with Touch Bar capabilities, offering multiple command sets depending upon what you’re doing in the app. But what about the thousands of other available Windows 10 apps? Most of them are supported too, but … [Read more...] about Parallels Desktop 13 review: Now your MacBook Pro Touch Bar works with Windows, too