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ASUS Announces New VivoMini PCs at CES

Continuing the trend towards SFF computing (we hope!), ASUS has launched three new VivoMini PCs at CES. Supporting Kaby-Lake, the new systems offer solid performance in a small space, just what we like. The range is recommended to retail from US$275 to US$799.   UN65U Starting at US$275-$449, the UN65U will be available in Q1 2017. Supporting up to a 512GB M.2 SSD, the system also provides support for a 1TB 2.5″ HDD. Aesthetically, the unit features the ‘spun metal’ pattern so common on their products. The device can output 4K UHD via the integrated GPU, and it comes with 802.11ac …
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Gigabyte’s 200-Series Range – Sizeable (In a Good Way)

Written by James Schell and John Morrison. Streaking into first place with the most SFF boards on offer at launch, Gigabyte brings it’s breadth of options to the market. With so many options, surely there’s one here for everyone? Maybe? [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] Mini-ITX GA-Z270N-WIFI While Kaby Lake is fairly disappointing as far as CPU performance improvements is concerned, I’m very appreciative that the new generation of boards that are launching with it are trending towards a more subdued, monochrome color scheme compared to the often gaudy designs of previous gens. The GA-Z270N-WIFI here looks to be a solid Mini-ITX board …
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BIOSTAR 200 Series.. Where are they all?

Continuing the alphabeticalness (yes, that’s a word) of the 200-Series board parade, now we have BIOSTAR. Well, we thought we did, but we can only find two boards for this generation on their site! [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] Z270GT4 Ver 5.X U.2 makes a return on the BIOSTAR RACING Z270GT4 Ver 5.x (seriously, this chipset just launched, why are we at version 5 already?!), combined with 1x M.2, USB3.0, RGB LEDs and control, as well as 6 SATA 3. No SLI here, just CrossFireX for those multi-GPU fans. [mks_separator style=”blank” height=”2″] B250GT3 Ver 6.x Bye-bye U.2.. again, and welcome the replacement …