Rey's Curious Computers & Hardware Page

Hello, folks! I will be writing about the very latest in computer hardware and associated technologies - processors, flash memory, solid state drives, motherboards, things like that - with an emphasis on interesting innovations or features. You can also expect me to cover similarly strange prebuilt computers and gadgets for good measure.

Such technology evolves at an alarmingly fast rate these days, and it can often be difficult to stay on track with new developments. I'll help you stay in the know, one post at a time.


Rey M.L.
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HP's Sprout PC Combines All-In-One Computer, 3D Object Scanner

HP's stepping out of its comfort zone with this one. Tying into the recent 3D printer craze, the 23" Sprout PC's cameras and software can scan a real-world object you have on hand, and turn it into a 3D model you can manipulate on the included touch-mat, share with friends, and more.

In Win H-Tower PC Case Transforms Open At A Button Press

Manually unscrewing side panels is so 2014. In Win's H-Tower will auto-open itself for tinkering at the press of a button, in a manner that can't quite be expressed in mere words or pictures.

Fractal Design Builds "Sleek And Elegant" Home Theater PC Case

With an exterior that will "fit in any space or room", Fractal Design's Node 202 enclosure promises to combine a low-profile, low-noise design with enough room for fast graphics cards. Those who dislike the Corsair Bulldog's aesthetic ought to take a look at this.

RGB LEDs Light Lian Li's Dual-Chambered PC-O8 Case

The recent trend of putting RGB LEDs on everything continues. The latest is Lian Li's squarish PC-O8 case. It'll enclose even the most expensive computer you could build, while keeping things reasonably classy with tempered glass panels and the aforementioned LED lighting.

Corsair Bulldog: Console-Size, 4K-Capable Living Room Gaming PC

With a strong focus on 4K-res gaming, Corsair has brought together their PC case, cooling, and power expertise for their Bulldog DIY PC kit. It'll handle some really high-caliber hardware, all while being small enough and quiet enough to fit into your home theater setup.

Hyperkin Smart Boy Morphs Your Smartphone Into A Game Boy

Time to dust off those old GB cartridges. Hyperkin's Smart Boy smartphone cradle intends to make your iPhone or Android phablet into Nintendo's circa-1989 handheld console, going so far as to include a working cartridge slot.

Zotac Zbox MA760 Has Quad Cores, Quad DisplayPorts

Running AMD's fastest mobile APU, Zotac's latest addition to its lineup of mini PCs offers a whopping four DisplayPort connections for four-monitor setups, backed up by relatively fast Radeon graphics.

Razer Firefly Mousepad Lights Desks With Any Of 16.7 Million Colors

In case you wanted to have the most eye-catching mousepad imaginable, Razer's gaming-centric Firefly floats above configurable RGBLED lighting. Holding the exact shade of your favorite color for all to see isn't the only thing it can do, either.

CyberPower's Trinity Gaming PC Is A Three-Armed Wonder

You won't see anything like it anywhere else: CyberPower's latest configurable computer has a funky looking case that splits its hardware between three wings. Not only does this improve cooling, but it also makes the system look more like a spaceship.

MediaTek Announces First Deca-Core Smartphone Chip

More cores is better. Right? MediaTek seems to think so. The Helio X20 SoC packs a whopping 10 ARM cores, and support for a certain cellular wireless standard should allow Android smartphones bearing the chip to show up in the US.