Hackboard 2 Is a $140 Windows 10 Pro Single-Board Computer

The Raspberry Pi continues to be the most-popular choice for single-board computers, especially considering the very low price point. But what if you want a single-board computer capable of running Windows 10? The Hackboard 2 offers just that for a surprisingly low price.

Hackboard 2 was created by a team spread across Austin, London, and Shezhen. As The Hackboard website explains, the idea was formed very early in the coronavirus pandemic when Quantum Engineering CEO Mike Callow came up with the idea of “creating a small, low-cost, Windows-powered and Intel-based computer for children, parents, and educators who wouldn’t normally be able to afford one.”

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Using an Intel NUC to Build a Miniature iMac G4 “Lamp” That Actually Runs macOS

Apple has put out some unusual designs over the years, starting with the original Macintosh — the Apple II was fairly conventional in appearance — and carrying on all the way up to the current “cheese grater” Mac Pro. But few of them stood out on store shelves as much as the iMac G4. It was released in 2002 and had an LCD, which was unusual for the time, attached to the top of a dome that housed the rest of the components. The design was most often compared to a Pixar-style lamp, and is remembered fondly by enthusiasts today. GregO29 managed to replicate the iMac G4 in miniature form using an Intel NUC.

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MeLE PCGO 2 It’s A Fanless Mini PC Stick With 8GB Of Ram!

In this video, we test out the all new MeLE PCGO2, A Fanless Mini PC Stick with 8GB of Ram and powered by the Intel Celeron J4125 CPU! Capable of 4K resolutions and it runs Windows 10, Linux, and even Android On paper this looks like a nice little totally silent Mini Stick PC but how does it really perform? IS it any better than the Chuwi LarkBox or the Lark Box Pro? test out some 4k video playback from YouTube and PLEX and finally wrap it up with some PC gaming with games like Sky rim, Overwatch, and even CS-GO.
SO is it worth buying? Let’s find out

New Xeon-capable motherboard offers 20 USB 3.2 ports

Industrial PC company Portwell is offering an unusual server motherboard. The PEB-9783G2AR is a FlexATX board designed for use in low-profile chassis, supporting Intel Comet Lake-S CPUs and up to 128GiB of DDR4 ECC RAM. This, and the rest of the board’s specs, are pretty normal—but then there’s the 20 USB 3.2 type-A ports.

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Intel’s Surprise Ryzen Killer: Alder Lake Hybrid Processors Offer Biggest Performance Leap In 14 Years

If what Intel told me this week is true, it could have a killer CPU in the wings that will offer the biggest leaps in architecture and performance we’ve seen since the revolutionary Core micro-architecture back in 2006.

After its virtual Architecture Day held online for journalists this week, I spoke to Raja M. Koduri, Intel’s senior vice president, chief architect and general manager of its Architecture, Graphics, and Software divisions about a range of topics, which you can read more about in this article. However, the main takeaway is that it’s Alder Lake CPUs, which are currently penciled in for a 2021 release, could massively improve the company’s fortunes, especially on desktop PCs.

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Intel Core i9-10900K Review

The Core i9-10900K is the tip of Intel’s spear in its newest 10th Generation Core (“Comet Lake-S”) lineup of desktop CPUs. As a top-of-the-line 10-core processor (the estimated selling price is $488 for the bare chip), the Core i9-10900K posts great scores in gaming with our standard test GPU (even setting a record one title, Counter Strike: Global Offensive). But it doesn’t quite match up with AMD’s competing 12-core Ryzen 3900X in content-creation and highly multi-threaded tasks. The need for a new motherboard to upgrade to Comet Lake-S only adds to the real-world cost of the Core i9-10900K, and its thermal demands left us wanting.

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Watch these overclockers crank Intel’s Core i9 10900K all the way to 7.7GHz

For the time being, the highest validated overclock for Intel’s brand new Core i9 10900K Comet Lake CPU is just over 7.7GHz, achieved by a team of enthusiasts with tubs of liquid helium at their disposal. Suffice to say, don’t try this at home.

Professional overclocker Elmor and his team certainly didn’t. Sequestered in a lab at Asus’s headquarters, Elmor and the gang got busy dumping a steady supply of liquid helium into a pot attached to an Asus ROG Maximus XII Apex motherboard, which is built for this sort of thing.

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