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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q100: World's Thinnest, Smallest Nettop

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The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q100 has unimpressive specs: an Atom 1.6 GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. What stands out is its tiny size, fanless chassis and extremely quiet operation.

Atom energy efficiency champ: Intel D945GSEJT w/ Morex T1610 fanless case

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The first Atom-embedded mini-ITX board from Intel to feature the mobile 945GSE Express Chipset. You can hear the cheers from minimalist, green, and silent PC enthusiasts. Along with the lower power profile, the physical profile has also been dramatically reduced, allowing fanless operation in the 1.2-liter Morex T1610 case.

StoneWave Pro Studio i7 Workstation PC

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The Pro Studio i7 is meant for use as a digital audio workstation in a recording studio, and has the distinction of being Energy Star certified. StoneWave, an audio computing specialist, says it is very quiet, so we took it for a spin in our anechoic chamber.

Lenovo's All-in-one: IdeaCentre A600

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Integrated all-in-one PCs are becoming more visible, with morphing nettops, Apple iMacs, and now, Lenovo IdeaCentres. The A600 series is Lenovo's first entry into the home desktop PC market, and it has many of the features that endear iMacs to their users.

Gateway EC1803h: Netbook or Ultra-portable?

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The Gateway EC1803h has an 11.6" 1366x768 display, a CULV Core 2 Solo 1.4GHz processor, GMA 4500MHD graphics, is only 1" thick and weighs about 3.2lb. Is it a netbook, an ultra-portable, or something in-between? We explore the first of what appears to be a new class of notebooks.

Asus Eee PC Seashell 1005HA netbook

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The market is littered with 10" netbook peas in a pod, not least the dozens of variants by Asus. The 1005HA seems to be special in a few different ways, mainly overall balance and fantastic untethered run time. Our first look since the very first netbooks.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M58p Eco USFF: Green Corporate SFF PC

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Rated Gold (read: super Green) by EPEAT, the Ultra SFF M58p is a modern corporate PC from Lenovo. Lean and mean is what we expect, and hopefully quiet, too. A matching Gold (yup, read Green again) monitor, the ThinkVision L1940p LCD monitor is part of our review package.

AMD Maui: Ultimate HTPC Integration

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It's an island, but Maui is also AMD's codename for a motherboard and dedicated 5-ch hifi audio amp card designed to take HTPC integration a step farther into broad acceptance. We take a close look at a Maui sample system, and the audio core that is its unique selling proposition.

VIA Artigo: A Pico-ITX System

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The VIA Artigo Pico-ITX Builder Kit is a tiny barebones PC that fits in the palm of your hand. Powered by VIA's C7 1.0GHz processor and the VX700 chipset with S3 Unichrome Pro II integrated graphics, it won't be winning any performance contests, but it should at least be power efficient and quiet.

mCubed HFX Micro S13 system: Atom 330, Silenced

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Intel's embedded Atom 330 mini-ITX board finds a silent home in mCubed's HFX Micro Business S13, a tiny, stylish system integrating fanless cooling of all its components. Is 12 dBA@1m and dual-core Atom performance worth $700? You decide.

Dell Studio Hybrid: Small, Stylish... but Quiet?

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It is Dell's smallest, most stylish and greenest desktop PC. It's also SPCR's first official review of a Dell. The burning question: Is it quiet? We promise to answer fully.

Anitec's SPCR-certified SilenT3 PC

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Anitec Computers of Vancouver, BC is now offering a new SPCR-certified PC for silent PC seekers in Canada. This unique, compact, capable computer combines best-of components for the lowest SPL measured of any retail PC examined by SPCR.

Asus Eee Box B202: An Atom-based mini PC

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It's tiny, svelte, and yes, very quiet. It uses the popular Intel Atom low power processor and a chipset designed for mobile use. It's part of the continuing miniaturization of computing devices. What's a cute mini PC like the Asus Eee Box good for? Our review delves into the details.

Asus P3-P5G33 Barebone Slim PC

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The name doesn't exactly roll smoothly off the tongue, but the P3-P5G33 certainly looks slick enough. What does this stylish, modestly priced slim barebone PC from Asus offer?

Hiper Media Center PC HMC-2K53A-A3

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If the headline sound familiar, it's because we reviewed a Hiper Media Center PC with the same name and nearly identical model designation a couple months ago. The new model ends with A3, the old with H2. It features the same sleek, small chassis with a newer AMD A690G chipset motherboard and comes with a Vista remote, both of which are worthwhile improvements. Read on for the rest of our complete second look.
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