2014 is shaping up to be one of the most interesting years in a long time for awesome hardware. For those of you eager to update the computing power of your man cave, we’ll skip the pleasantries and get straight to the point. Fasten your seatbelt and get that credit card ready!
Gigabyte Aorus X7 Gaming Laptop
Gigabyte decided that it’s time to put gaming laptops on a strict diet… of steroids. Gaming laptops are usually big and heavy, but that’s not the case with the Aorus X7. At its heart is the Intel Core i7-4700HQ processor and two Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M GPUs in SLI mode. Based on the price, which ranges anywhere from $2100 to $2800 (slim+fast=not cheap), you can choose an insane amount of memory and/or SSD storage. The Aorus X7 also has 7 programmable macro keys, which is something you don’t see every day on a gaming laptop.
AMD Nano PC
AMD Nano PC is a miniature home theater system with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. It is also equipped with a camera and a 256 GB SSD. Mullins APU, which is designed to use very little power is the brain of the whole thing, is connected to the dock which uses a single cable to provide power, USB and display. It is powerful enough to run Windows 8.1, or FIFA 14 at Full HD 1080p resolution. In case you want more video or USB ports, daisy-chaining of the docks is also possible.
Asus PVB287Q 4K Monitor
4K is all the rage these days, and while it is still relatively new with very few pieces of hardware able to reproduce it, Asus decided to go ahead and put its two cents in. Its latest offering is the PVB287Q, a 28-inch display, with a resolution of 3848×2169 pixels. Asus PVB287Q 4K will be equipped with HDMI and DisplayPort connections and you will be able to set it up just the way you like it, by making tilt, swivel, height and pivot adjustments. And the best thing about it: it will cost $799.
Razer Project Christine
Looking like something that might belong in a Ridley Scott movie, Project Christine is a fresh take on the idea of the PC, and we love it. This is basically a prototype of a modular PC, where you simply pull out an outdated module and replace it with a new one. This means no more cables, screws or tools.
Corsair Graphite 760T PC Case
Ok, this is just showing off. The Corsair Graphite 760T full-tower is a new case which has 8 fans, numerous radiators and a custom cooling system. The modular principle is visible here as well: simply take out the modular drive cages in case you need space for your GPUs, or mount your SSDs laterally to save space. The side panel features a hinged window, which can be easily removed.
CyberPower Fang BattleBox
Aside from having the most awesome name ever (we are sold), Fang BattleBox looks like a result of an affair between a toolbox and a computer case, and it will steal the spotlight at any LAN party. Inside the case is a GeForce GTX 780 Ti, full size power supply, mini ATX motherboard, 16GB of RAM, SSD storage unit, HDD, water-cooling system and an Intel i7 4770K processor.
That’s a little something to get you out shopping in 2014! Keep up to date with some recommended Tech websites.