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Apple Mac mini

Apple Mac mini
Buy

Apple’s Mac mini gets a long-overdue refresh; nothing too revolutionary, but the extra 5th USB port, FireWire 800, GeForce 9400M and 2.0Ghz Core 2 Duo keep the tiniest Mac relevant.

Apple Mac Pro

Apple Mac Pro
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Apple’s Mac Pro gets a $300 price drop and the Nehalem CPU, available in 4-core or 8-core flavors; both models come with the NVIDIA GT 120 (dual ATI Radeon HD 4870s are optional).

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Apple iMac

Apple iMac
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A concession towards bargain hunters, the 24″ iMac now starts at $1,499, although the 20″ can be had for $1,199; all iMacs get NVIDIA graphics, from the GT 130 down to the 9400M.

Asus Marine Cool Mobo

Asus Marine Cool Mobo

Asus’ Marine Cool is a concept motherboard with two key innovations: a micro-porous ceramic backplate designed to dissipate heat and SO-DIMM slots in place of DIMMs.

SheevaPlug Minicomputer

SheevaPlug Minicomputer
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It looks like a wall plug, but the Linux-powered SheevaPlug is a $99 computer with a 1.2GHz CPU, 512MB RAM and 512MB of flash storage, USB 2.0 and Gigabit Ethernet port. Thanks, Scott!

Shuttle SDXi Carbon

Shuttle SDXi Carbon
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Shuttle squeezes a gaming rig into its signature small form factor cases with the SDXi Carbon; a QX9770 CPU, dual-slot GTX 280 and 16GB RAM are kept cool with Liquid I.C.E. tech.

Maingear Remix

Maingear Remix
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Maingear’s Remix workstation is their first for creative professionals; powered by Nehalem/Core i7, buyers can choose between the Quadro FX or the CUDA-enabled CX.

Million Dollar PC

Million Dollar PC

With a growing collection of gorgeously photographed case mods and custom desktops, Million Dollar PC will help to satisfy your appetite for sweet, sweet gadget pr0n. Thanks, Jack!

Mac-O-Lanterns

Mac-O-Lanterns

We kinda wish we had some Mac Classics lying around, because these custom Mac-O-Lanterns are pretty easy to make: just some epoxy, spray paint and a JPEG jackolantern face.

Case Mod: Cinematograph

Case Mod: Cinematograph

Will Urbina’s Cinematograph HD case mod is video editing with zero compromises; it includes two 22″ displays, 5 hard drives and 10W stereo speakers. At 82 lbs, it’s just barely portable.

HP TouchSmart IQ816

HP TouchSmart IQ816
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HP’s TouchSmart IQ816 series tops off their line of all-in-one touch screen PCs; this 25.5″ beauty gets a TV tuner, webcam, bluetooth, and can be wall mounted. It’ll be available 10/12.

Antec Skeleton PC Case

Antec Skeleton PC Case

The Antec Skeleton PC case takes care of ventilation by stripping out most of the walls and slapping a 250mm fan on top; in total, there’s room for 7 expansion slots and 4 drive bays.

Steampunk Keyboards

Steampunk Keyboards
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Jake von Slatt is one of the better-known steampunk artists; above, Wired interviews him. Datamancer has actually taken von Slatt’s idea and sells Mac and PC steampunk keyboards.

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Sony JS All-In-One

Sony JS All-In-One
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Recently announced at CEDIA, the Sony JS is a value-priced all-in-one PC; it’s got a 20.1″ XBRITE screen and 3.0 GHz Core 2 Duo CPU; optional: BD-ROM and up to 4 GB RAM.

Shuttle Atom

Shuttle Atom
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The Shuttle Atom is low cost entrant to the nettop category (Intel Atom powered mini desktops); it consumes only 23 watts when idle, is whisper quiet and still squeezes in 4 USB ports.

Linux Space Cube

Linux Space Cube

Only available in Japan, the Linux Space Cube by Shimafuji is the ultimate small form factor PC, measuring 2″x2″x1.7″. It has an NEC 333 Mhz CPU, 64MB of RAM, and a 1GB CF card.

Dell Latitude E4200

Dell Latitude E4200

The Latitude E4200 is Dell’s smallest laptop ever, weighing in at 2.2 pounds. The 12.1″ notebook will be available in the coming weeks, along with a slightly larger 13.3″ E4300.

NVIDIA Quadro Plex 2200

NVIDIA Quadro Plex 2200
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NVIDIA’s Quadro Plex 2200 D2s are targeted towards 3D modelers and scientists, but we dig the design and power under the hood: two Quadro FX 5800 GPUs and 8 GB of memory.

Luxeed Pixel LED Keyboard

Luxeed Pixel LED Keyboard
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Like a rave at your fingertips: the Luxeed Dynamic Pixel LED Keyboard is now available. Most of the keys can be individually set to any color you want; available in white or black.

Asus Eee Box B202

Asus Eee Box B202
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Hot Hardware has a review up of the Asus Eee Box B202. Like the Dell Studio Hybrid, however, the Eee Box’s value lies mostly with its small form factor and low power consumption.

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Dell Vostro 2510 Laptop

Dell Vostro 2510 Laptop
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Available as of today, the Vostro 2510 is the latest addition to Dell’s small business line. Clad in red, this 15.4″ laptop sports sharp lines, 4 USB ports and a discrete GeForce 8400M GS video card.

Shuttle SLK4800 KPC

Shuttle SLK4800 KPC
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Hot on the heels of Dell’s Studio Hybrid, Shuttle’s SLK4800 ($300) steps up from the value K4500 ($200) with the addition of an optical drive and dual VGA/DVI outputs. Standard: Linux; Vista +$180.

Dell Studio Hybrid

Dell Studio Hybrid
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Dell’s new Studio Hybrid is 80% smaller and draws 70% less power than standard desktops. Available in six colors and bamboo, it features an HDMI port, 8-in-1 media card reader and optional Blu-ray.

Sony FW Series

Sony FW Series
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The world’s first 16.4″ laptop, Sony’s FW Series gets a bigger screen in a 15.4″ footprint. Other specs: 6.4 lbs, 1600×900, MacBook-style keys, and optional Blu-ray RW drive.

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