Awesome Computers

2016 Alienware 13

2016 Alienware 13

Alienware’s smallest gaming laptop now comes with a mobile version of the new GTX 1060 GPU and quad-core i5/i7 CPU, and its keyboard now has N-key rollover. It works with Alienware’s external GPU dock and can be configured with a 2560×1440 OLED touchscreen.

Microsoft Surface Studio

Microsoft Surface Studio

Microsoft’s new all-in-one PC has a 28″ 4500×3000 touchscreen that can be angled nearly flat, and a precision stylus, turning it into a digital drafting table. The $100 Surface Dial (free for the first pre-orders) adds an intuitive way to scroll, zoom and access shortcuts.

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2016 HP Envy 27″ All-in-One PC

2016 HP Envy 27″ All-in-One PC

The svelte new HP Envy All-in-One has an adjustable 27″ 1440p IPS touchscreen and a base that houses most of its components, such as a 6th gen. Intel i5/i7 CPU, up to 16GB RAM and up to 2TB HDD. It also has a clever retractable webcam. Drops 10/2016 for $1300+.

Lenovo Yoga Book

Lenovo Yoga Book

The Lenovo Yoga Book’s flat keyboard doubles as a Wacom digitizer so you can sketch or take notes on the go. It has an Intel Atom CPU, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and a microSD slot. It will be available as a $549 Windows 10 or a $499 Android system.

HP Omen X

HP Omen X

HP’s hardcore gaming PC, the Omen X Desktop offers a fully customizeable, easy access chassis, liquid cooling, overclockable Intel K CPUs, VR-ready NVIDIA GTX 1080 or AMD Radeon RX graphics, DDR4 RAM, quad storage bays, a 1300w power supply and much more.

Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB Drive

Seagate Barracuda Pro 10TB Drive

Seagate’s new Barracuda Pro hard drives includes the world’s first consumer-grade 10TB drive. The 3.5″ HDD runs at 7200rpm, has a 256MB cache and a transfer rate of up to 220MB/s. Gamers should also consider the Firecuda hybrid SSHD.

The MEMZ Malware

The MEMZ Malware

(Flashing images) Malware historian danooct1 shares a trojan made by one of his viewers, a prankster going by the handle Leurak. Leurak’s MEMZ makes playful Google searches before turning the infected PC into a festival of errors.

A4-SFX Mini-ITX Gaming PC Case

A4-SFX Mini-ITX Gaming PC Case

Dan Cases’ upcoming Mini-ITX PC case fits many full-sized graphics cards despite measuring only 8″x 4″x 12″, thanks to an included 3M PCIE riser and an efficient design that separates the GPU from the other components. Compatible GPUs here.

Corsair Lapdog

Corsair Lapdog

The Lapdog is a keyboard tray that fits Corsair’s K70 and K65 keyboards. It has a built-in 11″x 11″ mouse pad, a removable memory foam underside cushion, four USB 3 ports and a cable management compartment.

Guide to Computing

Guide to Computing

Docubyte took photos of some of the antique and historic computers at The National Museum of Computing. They worked with Ink to retouch the pictures and make each computer look brand new. Docubyte will sell prints of the resulting images soon.

How the ILOVEYOU Worm Works

How the ILOVEYOU Worm Works

Malware enthusiast danooct1 breaks down the infamous ILOVEYOU worm, which destroyed millions of files on 5/4/2000. Masquerading as a love letter in a text file, it spread through chat and email apps, and replaced various file types with copies of itself when opened.

Lian Li DK-04 Standing Desk PC Case

Lian Li DK-04 Standing Desk PC Case

Lian Li’s DK-04 electronic standing desk doubles as a gaming PC chassis. It has tons of cooling, room for an mATX or ATX motherboard, GPUs up to 320mm long, and up to eight 3.5″ or 2.5″ drives. Its height can be adjusted from 27″ to 46″. Drops 5/10/16 for $1500.

2016 HP Spectre 13

2016 HP Spectre 13

HP tries to marry style and power with the new Spectre 13. It’s the world’s thinnest laptop at just 10mm thick and it weighs just 2.5lb. But it has a Core i5/i7 CPU, 8GB RAM, up to 512GB SSD, three USB-C ports and a 13.3″ 1080p display. Drops 4/25/16 for $1,170+.

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Logitech G900 Gaming Mouse

Logitech G900 Gaming Mouse

The G900 Chaos Spectrum is a impressively fast wireless mouse that uses the PMW3366 sensor, the same one that’s in the beloved G502 and other high-end gaming mice. It also has four removable side buttons and a USB cable for wired use and recharging.

Razer Core GPU Dock

Razer Core GPU Dock

The Razer Core lets you connect a desktop GPU to a laptop via a Thunderbolt 3 cable. For now the Core is compatible only with Razer’s Blade Stealth ultrabook and the 2016 Blade gaming laptop, but Razer hopes that other PC makers will support the dock as well.

Dell XPS 15: Making Awesome(r) Things

Dell XPS 15: Making Awesome(r) Things
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We’ve been on the hunt for a laptop that could keep up with the daily demands of creating The Awesomer. Thanks to its powerful 6th-gen Intel core i7 CPU, insanely sharp 15″ 4K display, and great build quality, the 2016 Dell XPS 15 is our officially our machine of choice.

Teens React to Windows 95

Teens React to Windows 95

The Fine Brothers‘ React series puts a group of teenagers in front of thoroughly outdated mid-90s computers to see if they can figure their way around these recent technological dinosaurs. Can you imagine how many floppies Fallout 4 would have needed to install?

Huawei MateBook

Huawei MateBook

The MateBook has the iPad’s looks and the Surface Pro’s brains. This Windows 10 convertible has a 12″ 2560×1440 touchscreen, a dual-core Intel Core M CPU, up to 8GB RAM, up to 512GB SSD and a USB-C port. It has an optional slim-profile keyboard, stylus and dock.

MKBHD’s Dream Desk

MKBHD’s Dream Desk

Jonathan Morrison put together a modern, minimalist and crazy expensive desk setup that fits the style of fellow tech reviewer MKBHD. Skip to 4:39. The highlight is definitely the angular Furtif desk. Check out the video’s description for links to the showcased products.

Strange Computers from the ’90s

Strange Computers from the ’90s

Lazy Game Reviews checks out some of the weirdest, ugliest and dumbest computers that came out in the ’90s. Like the stereotypical beige box PCs, these oddballs were expensive and bloated, and their gimmicks weren’t enough to make them successful.

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KeyMouse

KeyMouse
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Combining the control of a mouse with the functionality of an ergonomic keyboard, this unusual peripheral lets either lefties or righties control the pointer without having to take their hands off the keyboard. It’s up for pre-order now, but no delivery date has been announced.

Maingear Alpha 34

Maingear Alpha 34

The Alpha 34 is the pinnacle of all-in-one gaming PCs, rocking the latest Intel CPUs with 4 to 18 cores, NVIDIA 980Ti, Titan X or AMD Radeon R9 390X desktop graphics cards, 32GB of DDR4 RAM; and Samsung pro-grade SSDs. And, oh yeah, a 34″, 3840×1440 curved display.

Kangaroo Mini PC

Kangaroo Mini PC

The pocket-sized Kangaroo comes with Windows 10 64-bit Home and a tiny dock with HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. It has a 2.25Ghz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, a microSD slot, a fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi AC, Bluetooth 4.0 and 4h battery life.

Cardboard Dream Computer

Cardboard Dream Computer

LG is holding a contest where people submit a video of them creating a mockup of their dream desktop PC out of cardboard. Here’s YouTuber Mickey W’s awesome entry. Sadly, he didn’t make it to the finals, probably because he submitted it a day late. (Thanks Joe!)

2015 Apple iMac

2015 Apple iMac

Apple’s 21.5″ iMac now has a variant with a 4K display and better Intel CPUs (still no discrete GPU though). In addition, the 5K display is now standard in all 27″ iMacs. Finally, Apple’s wireless keyboard, mouse, and trackpad have built-in rechargeable batteries.

HP Envy Curved All-in-One PC

HP Envy Curved All-in-One PC

This Windows 10 desktop PC features an ultra wide 34-inch curved display with 3440 x 1440 resolution, and a six speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Packs a 6th-gen Intel Core CPU, up to 16GB RAM, available hybrid SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce 960A graphics. Drops 11/15.

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