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PCR’s guide to the latest desktop PCs

From monster gaming machines to compact mini computers, distributors and vendors offer up their best desktop PCs.

Zoostorm Elite SFF

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Specs: Zoostorm Elite chassis, Intel i7-8700 running up to 4.6GHz, Intel H310 chipset, UHD 630 graphics, 16GB Crucial 2400MHz RAM, 480GB SSD, Windows 10 Home.

“The Zoostorm Elite is a compact, durable and scratch resistant small form factor PC with a minimum eight year design life, 85% PSU efficiency and cooling fans rated for over 50,000 hours. Equipped with a powerful 6 core, 12 thread i7 CPU, 480GB SSD storage and Windows 10 Home, the Zoostorm Elite will deliver outstanding performance and reliability for many years to come.”

Contact: Zoostorm

ASUS ESC700 G4

Specs: Intel Xeon W processor, ECC memory, comprehensive IT infrastructure management software, multiple graphics card support, ultrafast storage and I/O options, dual Intel server-class Gigabit LAN, independent software vendor (ISV) certification, tool-less case design.

“With support for the Intel Xeon W series processors and server class dual Intel Gigabit LAN, the ESC700 G4 is the latest workstation from ASUS. With Autodesk and Adobe verification, and expansion support for multiple graphics cards, it’s the perfect solution for your workstation needs, be they graphic design and editing or healthcare and science laboratory uses.”

Contact: ASUS UK

Shuttle DH370

Specs: 19 x 16.5 x 4.3cm dimensions, space for a 2.5-inch drive and an M.2 NVMe SSD, additional M.2 slot in 2230 format can be fitted with a WLAN module, 8x USB, audio, HDMI 2.0b, 2x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x COM, remote power-on connection.

“With the DH370, Intel’s H370 chipset makes its debut in Shuttle’s range of 1.3-litre PCs. These not only support Intel processors of the “Coffee Lake” generation with up to 65 Watt TDP and up to 32GB of DDR4 SO-DIMM memory, but it is also possible to control three monitors at once in 4K resolution. An HDMI 2.0b and two DisplayPort 1.2 ports are available to facilitate this. If required, one analog VGA port can be provided optionally, then three of the four monitor ports could be used simultaneously.”

Contact: Ci Distribution, GNR:Tech, Terra Computer

ASUS Chromebox 3

Specs: 8th generation Intel Core processor, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, DisplayPort, automatic system updates, VESA-mount compatible.

“The ASUS Chromebox 3 is our most powerful Chromebox, featuring 8th Generation Intel Core Processors in i3, i5 and i7 variants, allowing you to have the choice of power for your needs. With full Android app support on Google Play and support for 4K streaming and UHD displays, the Chromebox 3 is the MiniPC with mighty power.”

Contact: ASUS UK

Lenovo ThinkCentre M710S

Specs: Intel Core i5-7400 processor, Intel HD graphics 630, 8GB memory, 1TB hard drive, Windows 10 Professional 64-bit, Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 316, Bluetooth 4.1.

“Extremely powerful, easy to manage, and configurable, ThinkCentre M710 SFF can be tailored to meet your computing needs today and tomorrow. Boasting the latest performance and storage technology, this PC is super-fast, responsive, and efficient. As well as being able to empower you and your business, it comes with robust security features to safeguard your critical data and the built-in reliability your organisation can count on.”

Contact: Spire Technology

Thermaltake Resident Evil 2 Custom PC

Specs: Gigabyte Aorus GTX1080Ti liquid-cooled graphics card, Gigabyte Aorus X470 Gaming WiFi motherboard, 16GB Gigabyte Aorus RGB memory, Samsung 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD.

“Created using Target’s Custom PC Builder, this one-off Resident Evil 2-themed PC features Thermaltake’s CA-1H1-00F6WN-00 Tower 900 E-ATX Case, Gigabyte Aorus GTX1080Ti liquid-cooled graphics card, Gigabyte Aorus X470 Gaming WiFi motherboard, 16GB (4 module kit) Gigabyte Aorus RGB memory, two Thermaltake Pacific 360 RGB hard-tube watercooling kits, Samsung 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD, with Thermaltake Commander F6 digital fan controller, and Thermaltake TT Premium concentrate colour kit for watercooling. (Umbrella Corporation/hazardous waste decals bought online).”

Contact: Target Components

HP ProDesk 400

Specs: Intel i3-8100 processor, 8GB memory, 256GB SSD, DVDRW, Windows 10 Pro, Bluetooth, 2W internal speaker.

“The HP ProDesk 400 SFF has two bays and two half-height slots, and optional ports to connect up to three HP displays. The reliable HP ProDesk 400 SFF experienced 120,000 hours of the HP Total Test Process and now has an optional dust filter to help extend the life of your PC by reducing airborne particulate intake in the most demanding work environments.”

Contact: Spire Technology

ASUS PB60 MiniPC

Specs: Windows 10 Pro, Intel Pentium Gold or Core T Series processors, dual-storage design with one M.2 PCIe 3.0 four SSD and one 2.5-inch HDD for high storage capacity, one-litre size metal chassis, vertical stand and VESA mount compatibility, comprehensive I/O ports including a configurable port to fit a wide range of business uses.

“Slim, stylish and customisable, the PB60 MiniPC gives you multiple options for your computing needs. From 4K/UHD graphics support, additional modules for optical drives, low noise, expandable storage and Intel Pentium Core processors, the PB60 is perfect for everything, from point of sale and digital signage to office desktops and
corporate workstations.”

Contact: ASUS UK

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