Marking 25 years dedicated to gaming, the Dell-owned Alienware brand has just re-launched its Aurora desktop PC. Details about its hardware and capabilities have yet to be released but we do know it features the same organic alien form factor while boasting more than 50-liters of internal capacity. Custom motherboard, quieter & faster than its predecessor. There are 8 light-up zones & a transparent window to view its inner workings. Rumors of DDR5 and PCIe 5 support have also been floated. Available in November.
With its 1440p display and a 165Hz refresh rate, Corsair’s debut gaming monitor, the XENEON delivers 100% Adobe RGB and features HDR400 to deliver unequaled color range. It measures 32” diagonally and is ultra-thin at just 20mm. iCue Nexus tech allows users to toggle through presets & Elgato Stream Deck integration enables one-click access to frequent titles.
The all-new HP 34 is the brand’s latest all-in-one desktop PC. It boasts 5K resolution with a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio. For performance & visuals: an Intel 11th-generation Core-i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max Q graphics. A pair of Bang & Olufsen speakers provide crisp, full-spectrum sound. Available October.
Blending the best of a modern wireless keyboard with the clunk & clicking of a classic mechanical keyboard, the NT68 from Epomaker gives you a portable keyboard option you can use in multiple ways with 16m color-backlit keys. It mounts directly over the top of your laptop’s keyboard, stands alone with an ergonomic kickstand, and the case itself acts as an adjustable laptop riser and stand. Compatible with Mac & Windows, it can be powered by Bluetooth or USB-C. A funded Kickstarter.
In its quest to create the ultimate gaming monitor, Samsung takes a big leap forward with the Odyssey Neo G9. It is a curved 49” display that uses Quantum MiniLED technology to yield a stunning resolution of 5120 x 1440. Peak brightness hits 2,000 nits, the contrast ratio is 1,000,00:1, and with a refresh rate of 240Hz, this thing is ready to get in the game.
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Designed to work seamlessly with the M1 Mac mini, Satechi’s Stand & Hub with SSD Enclosure makes your mini into an efficient desktop performer. It features a USB-C data port, three USB-A data ports, micro/SD card readers, a 3.5mm headphone jack port, and is equipped with an internal SSD enclosure, to provide convenient access to all of your peripherals.
Equipped with crisp 4K clarity and HDR10, Samsung’s M7 is a 43-inch all-in-one; the latest in its growing Smart Monitor lineup. It offers Alexa, Google Assistant and Bixby voice control as well as connectivity with select Samsung devices that enable it to function as a desktop computer as well as streaming Netflix using the brand’s Tizen Os. Also available in 27” & 32” sizes.
Designed as a versatile Work From Home machine, HP’s EliteOne 800 G8 is a powerful all-in-one desktop PC featuring a slim anti-glare, low-blue-light display. Behind the sleek design, it’s powered by an 11th-Gen Intel processor & 64GB of DDR4 3200 SDRAM. 2TB of onboard SSD storage, ports aplenty, including USB-C & HDMI, and its 5MP dual-facing camera with AI-tracking & noise reduction, make it a hard worker with a remarkably clean, uncluttered look.
Asus just released its Zen AiO 24 (M5401), an ultra-thin & streamlined all-in-one desktop. It looks like it’s all screen, that’s because the 2.8-mm bezel surrounding the 23.8-inch backlit full HD display, gives it a screen-to-body ratio of 93 percent. An IR camera allows hands-free log-in, a 720p webcam for high-quality online visuals. The display also supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut & can be touchscreen-enabled.
Behind the rainbow of cool pastel colors, Apple’s new 24-inch iMacs are equipped with the brand’s high performance M1 chip, which is found in MacBook Pro. 7 & 8-core GPUs are another solid upgrade. Looks-wise, it’s fresh. The case back of the new design is completely flat and the 4.5K Retina display is surrounded by a much slimmer bezel. Available April 20.
The MacBook Air is 2.8-pounds, so a laptop that weighs in at a mere 2.45 is impressive. Especially if it’s got an OLED display. That’s the deal with the new ZenBook 13 OLED from ASUS. Its full HD 13.3-inch OLED display delivers 400 nits of brightness and supports 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut—for flawless cinematic visuals. Wireless connectivity via Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6 and all the ports: one HDMI 2.0, 2X Thunderbolt, 4X USB-C, 1X USB-A and a MicroSD card slot. Sound by Harmon Kardon.
From the creators of the Duo & Trio portable laptop screens, comes a pair of larger and much-improved add-on 1080p display screens. The slim new DUEX Lite is a 12.5” display that mounts magnetically to your laptop & deploys on a 180º rotatable slide-out track. The DUEX Plus is a 13.3” display compatible with all laptops as well as Nintendo Switch & some Android devices. Its display offers auto-rotation and an additional USB port for additional connection & charging. A funded Kickstarter.
As the first to feature contoured carbon construction, VAIO’s Z Laptop is super light: weighing just 2.32 pounds—sorry Macbook Air. And to compliment its sporty exterior, the Z is powered by an 11th-gen Intel Core H processor. Iris Xe graphics, 32GB of RAM & 2TB of SSI storage are standard equipment. Its 4k HD display rotates 180º. Available for pre-order now.
With integrated ports for HDMI, USB-A, & USB-C, Razer’s newest dock is a flashy hub for plugging in peripherals. Like Razer’s other products, the Chroma V2 also features customizable RGB lights, enabling you to add a colorful bit of mood lighting to the tasking/gaming.
Dell’s new curved 40-inch monitor is a wraparound big-screen for your desktop. The 40-inch wide UltraSharp 40 Curved Monitor is a stunning 5K2K display that covers 99% of the sRGB color gamut with specs not far off from Apple’s top-of-the-line Pro Display XDR. 300 nits brightness, 21:9 aspect ratio, and an impressive array of ports, including dual HDMI & Thunderbolt. Slated to launch on January 28.
The X-Kit from UGREEN has a lot going on. It’s both a 5-in-1 USB-C Hub & an ergonomic, foldable laptop stand offering super-fast data transfer at speeds of 5Gbps. Integrated ports include: 2X USB 3.0, 4K HDMI, one SD & TF port, and one USB-C data delivery to connect your laptop or tablet with the X-Kit. Plus the stand offers four adjustable angles for max mobility & improved posture. A funded Indiegogo.
The Samsung Smart Monitor combines a Tizen-powered smart TV with built-in wi-fi and PC functionality to offer all-in-one versatility. In addition to WiFi, the Smart monitor offers Bluetooth and wireless DeX connectivity with compatible Samsung smartphones. The new Smart monitors are also AirPlay 2 compatible, allowing users to share content from all AirPlay devices. With Samsung’s Hub app, users can stream direct from Netflix, HBO, and YouTube.
More than just a mouse, Logitech’s ERGO M575 Wireless Trackball is a versatile & comfortable input device, combining an integrated trackball for precise control & unlimited scrolling motion in a space-saving design. Customizable function buttons & a wrist-friendly ergonomic form. Connects via bluetooth LE or the included dongle. Additionally, the M575 is constructed of plastics containing up to 50% recycled content.
Porsche Design and Acer teamed up to create RS i7, a powerful 14-inch laptop with an all-metal chassis & a carbon fiber cover. Fusing Porsche Design with the latest Acer tech, it packs an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce MX350 GPU yet weighs just 2.65 lbs. That’s light! Its FHD IPS touchscreen is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass & battery life is 17 hours.
Corsair makes sweet gear for the gamers; their new TBT100 is a Thunderbolt 3 docking station with all the ports you need for a custom expandable system. Its sleek, low profile form factor keeps your desktop tidy while offering two HDMI 2.0 ports, two USB 3.2 Type-C ports, two USB 3.1 Type-A, A Gigabit Ethernet port & a 3.5mm jack for headphone out and microphone in. There’s also an SDXC card reader.