Shuttle NC01U review: a tiny, extensible barebones PC

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Shuttle are well-known for their compact PCs, whether sold as cases or barebones systems. Today we’re looking at the latter, as we review the NC01U Mini-PC. This tiny half-litre system can fit your own choice of components, including a ULV Intel processor, DDR3L RAM and a solid state drive, so you can equip it to serve in a number of roles: portable workstation, old-school gaming PC or media machine. Continue reading

Lian-Li PC-TU300 case review: keep calm and carry on

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The Lian-Li PC-TU300 is a PC case with a unique focus: mobility. This is achieved not purely through low weight or tiny dimensions, but through the inclusion of a carry handle and an optional screw-in trolley system. Once installed, the TU300 becomes quite literally carry-on luggage, small enough to fit in an overhead locker and nimble enough to roll around the airport without breaking a sweat. It’s an intriguing concept, so let’s see how well it works!

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NZXT Phantom 530 review: beauty and brains

 

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It’s the classic geek love story. Geek meets PC case, geek shares many happy memories with PC case. One day, a new, shinier case comes along. Geek faces a decision – move onto the new model, or stick with the old love? Join me for the fateful conclusion, as we examine the Phantom 530 – NZXT’s £90 modern followup to the much-loved Phantom.

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