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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

SPCR Certified Silent PCs | Complete|Mobile Systems
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.

Reflections on the Asus Eee PC

Complete|Mobile Systems | The Silent Front
Three weeks after the Eee PC was released for retail sale to a thunderous roar of applause, we consider the hardware, the software and the significance of this new ultramobile notebook from Asus in an article that's equal parts review and editorial.

AMD DTX small form factor system preview

Complete|Mobile Systems | The Silent Front
AMD's DTX small form factor specification has progressed since its announcement in January 2007. Here's an interim overview of DTX and its objectives, and a preview of a reference DTX system from AMD.

DTX coverage by other selected sites: The Tech Report, Anandtech, Ars Technica, Hot Hardware, Techware Labs

Hiper Media Center Barebones PC

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The Hiper Media Center has a full featured MATX motherboard by MSI along with a 200W power supply in a small, very low profile case that has room for one hard drive and a notebook slot optical drive. Notable standard equipment include a complete front panel card reader and I/O board hidden under a pop-up cover, built-in Wi-Fi, and a VFD display with 6 external function buttons. It is just about the slimmest PC you'll see anywhere.

HP Pavilion a1640n & a1630n: Intel vs. AMD?

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It's not every day that a full review of a system from a major PC brand appears at SPCR. Now here we are with two desktop PCs from Hewlett Packard. In the third quarter of 2006, HP took the lead from Dell as the biggest maker of computers in the world. Does this mean the big guys are finally paying attention to the special interest tech site called Silent PC Review? No matter; this article will give the quiet computer buyer an idea of what to expect from a big PC brand these days.

Apple's 24" iMac: There's more to High End than Performance

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Last April, Apple got our attention with a Core Duo 17" iMac that was the quietest, most efficient stock system we've seen from a major brand. The iMacs now sport Intel's Core 2 Duo chips. Apple has introduced a new version with a massive 24" screen that will impress even those who don't follow technology closely. A few extra FPS from the latest 8800GTX is one thing, but massive LCD screen is a much more visible status symbol. Yes, the iMac is much about image. But we're sure to like it if it can match the noise performance of its predecessor.

Shuttle's Smallest Yet: XPC X100

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Shuttle has evolved from a motherboard OEM to the inventor of the barebones system to a company that sells fully integrated systems. They're still doing the Small Form Factor thing, though, and the X100 is clearly an attempt to woo the form and function part of the market that Apple has captured. The comparison with Apple is intentional; Shuttle compares the X100 head to head with a Mac Mini on their specifications page.
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