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HP Z2 G3 Review - 2017
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  We are still waiting for Coffee Lake SFFs to be released
Posted by: TheTinyDesktop - 11-22-2017, 11:58 PM - Forum: Hewlett Packard (HP) SFFs - No Replies

We are still waiting for Coffee Lake SFFs to be released.

Great laptops, and some desktops have come out, but few SFFs with Coffee Lake.

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  Asus makes its SFF VivoMini VC66 User Serviceable
Posted by: TheTinyDesktop - 10-22-2017, 12:42 AM - Forum: Other SFFs - No Replies

Asus makes its SFF User Serviceable.

Apple, take a hint! Smile



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  G.Skill releases SO-DIMM New Memory
Posted by: TheTinyDesktop - 10-21-2017, 01:53 PM - Forum: General Components - No Replies

Tom's Hardware (Click Here) reports that G.Skill is releasing new high speed SO-DIMM (laptop) memory.  According to Tom's Hardware, it should be available in December.


Quote:G.Skill has once again raised the bar for DDR4 SO-DIMM memory with the launch of three new Ripjaws memory kits that range from DDR4-3200 MHz to DDR4-3800 MHz. Advertised as the world’s fastest SO-DIMM memory kit, the company clearly has its sights set on enthusiasts building high-performance small form factor systems.
Source: Tom's Hardware

The memory would be in demand for mini-ITX builds.

The G.Skill announcement page can be seen at: (Click Here)

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  How to Upgrade a HP ProDesk 600 G1
Posted by: TheTinyDesktop - 10-21-2017, 01:40 PM - Forum: Hewlett Packard (HP) SFFs - No Replies

An older model of the SFF, but it does show that it is upgradeable.



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  HP Z2 G3 Review - 2017
Posted by: TheTinyDesktop - 10-21-2017, 07:01 AM - Forum: Hewlett Packard (HP) SFFs - No Replies





An astounding review.  Heartily recommended.

It is easily user-upgradeable in RAM and Storage.

However, wait until it offers an 8th gen. i7-8700 option.

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  MSI Cubi 3 Silent
Posted by: TheTinyDesktop - 10-21-2017, 06:49 AM - Forum: Other NUCs - No Replies

Again, very impressive.

If you want to see the specification then:  (Click Here)

Unfortunately, they will be 7th gen Kaby Lake U processors which will be confined to dual-core.




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  7th Gen i7 NUC7i7BNH
Posted by: TheTinyDesktop - 10-21-2017, 06:44 AM - Forum: Intel NUCs - No Replies

Intel did release some 7th generation Kaby Lake NUCs, however none had quad-core chips.

However, once these are refreshed with 8th generation CPUs, they will be quad-core.

Recommendation: Hold off until they are refreshed with 8th gen chips.




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  Skull Canyon
Posted by: TheTinyDesktop - 10-21-2017, 06:37 AM - Forum: Intel NUCs - No Replies

When the Skull Canyon came out, it was spectacular.

However, it is presently sold with a 6th generation Skylake 6770HQ CPU.

Hopefully, it will be upgraded to 8th generation CPUs, real soon.

Here are somes video about this magnificent NUC.

Look at those videos below.  Imagine how great it will be after it is updated.







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  The Elite Slice
Posted by: TheTinyDesktop - 10-21-2017, 06:29 AM - Forum: Hewlett Packard (HP) SFFs - No Replies





Actually, this is a very impressive computer.

One should order it with the 7th generation quad-core i7-7700T option right now, with a 256GB TLC SSD Drive, a second 512GB SSHD drive, 16GB of RAM, and Bluetooth.  Along with the Audio and Optical Drive modules.

Should options would make this a powerful SFF.

To see what options would cost: (Click Here)

It would be expensive ... roughly $1553, at the time of this post.

Yet, it is not cheap, but it compares favorably with a much weaker Mac Mini still with a dual-core Haswell CPU.

My best advice would be to wait until options are upgraded to 8th generation chips.

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  A Puzzling Comment About Mac Mini
Posted by: TheTinyDesktop - 10-21-2017, 06:12 AM - Forum: Mac Mini - No Replies

Quote:According to MacRumors, Tim Cook has released a puzzling comment about a possible refresh of the Mac Mini

Quote:“While it is not the time to share any details, we do plan for Mac mini to be an important part of our product line going forward.”
Source: MacRumors

Everybody seems to be rejoicing over that quote as if a new Mac Mini is coming soon. However, Apple’s Phil Schiller said something equally quixotic in April.

Quote:The Mac mini is an important product in our lineup and we weren’t bringing it up because it’s more of a mix of consumer with some pro use
Source: MacRumors

So rather than exuding hope, I am a bit more skeptical. It sounds like bit of a dodge, if you ask me, though I could be wrong.

What would a Mac Mini refresh look like. Hopefully, it would include, at least, Kaby Lake-R 8th generation chips. However, we cannot rule out that Apple might release the Mac Mini with 7th generation CPUs, with no quad-core option.

Maybe Apple is waiting for Intel to come out with mid-range CPUs, not exactly u mobile chips, nor desktop chips, both types of which have been already released. Maybe Apple is waiting for Intel to release T or HQ series chips, which are somewhere in between the lower power of mobile chips, but still less powerful than desktop chips.
Of course, there are rumors that Apple will soon be coming out with ARM chips of its own, and that may be what is holding back Apple’s refresh of the Mac Mini.

Who knows?!

The point is: People are tired of waiting.

If Apple does not come out with a new Mac Mini soon, many will move to Intel-based or AMD-based PC computers. In fact, if Intel would only start releasing NUCs with Kaby Lake-R 8th generation quad-core chips, Intel might seize a good part of the Mac Mini’s market.

Intel has some very impressive NUCs with 7th generation chips, though unfortunately, none of them are quad-core. Hopefully, Intel will release 8th generation NUCs with quad core chips very soon.


http://thetinydesktop.com/puzzling-comment-mac-mini/

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