New gear: 8Pack Lian-Li PC chassis, Intel Crystal Well CPU, HP MacBook Pro-esque Chromebook 13

Overclockers UK is stocking the first ever PC case developed by Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry
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Here’s our roundup of the latest hardware, components, peripherals and products from the tech and IT channel announced this week.

8PACK LIAN LI PC-D888WX CHASSIS
Overclockers UK is stocking the first ever PC case developed by Ian ‘8Pack’ Parry. In conjunction with Lian Li, the PC-D888WX ATX Cube PC Chassis has a mix of ‘looks, hardware support and water-cooling potential’. It is fully 8Pack approved and comes with six separate radiator mount options. As is standard with all Lian-Li cases, the Cube PC Chassis is made completely from aluminium, and has space for E-ATX motherboards of all sizes, 420mm VGA cards, 420mm ATX PSUs, and 165mm CPU coolers. The chassis is available now with an MSRP of £499.99.

INTEL CRYSTAL WELL CPU
Intel has reportedly outlined three new ‘Skylake-H’ processors packed with high-performance ‘Crystal Well’ integrated graphics cores. The Core i5-6685R and Core i5-6585R feature four cores, while the Core i7-6785R model is capable of eight threads. All three processors have 1MB of L2 cache, a thermal envelope of 65 watts, 72 execution units, and Iris Pro 580 graphics with 128MB of eDRAM and a GPU frequency between 350MHz and 1,150MHz.

HP CHROMEBOOK 13
HP has unveiled a new Chromebook 13. Designed in collaboration with Google, the Chromebook 13 sports an all-metal body and is just 13mm thick and weighs 1.29kg. Powered by Intel's sixth-gen Core M processor, the device has up to 16GB of RAM, a USB Type-C port, and up to 11.5 hours of battery life on a single charge. The HP Chromebook starts at $499 and will be available later this month.

HP PAVILION LINEUP
HP has also unveiled new convertibles and notebooks in its Pavilion lineup of products. The Pavilion x360 comes in five new colours with a stylish digital thread design along the keyboard deck. The 15.6-inch (39.6cm) diagonal model joins the 11.6-inch (29.4cm) and 13.3-inch (33.7cm) diagonal platforms with a geared hinge inspired by the HP Spectre x360 to transition into four modes. Additionally, the HP Pavilion now comes in an additional five colours as well as the digital thread design, and Intel RealSenseTM Camera option for improved security with facial authentication with Windows Hello.

AMD RADEON SOFTWARE CRIMSON EDITION 16.4.1
AMD has introduced Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.1 – adding day one support for the launch of Quantum Break. The driver as a whole boasts an impressive 35 per cent performance improvement when compared to RSCE 16.3.2 on this title.

TRUST SMART HOME OCTOPUS CONTROL STATION
The new Octopus Control Station (ICS-2000) acts as the central hub for your Smart Home and allows you to control up to 200 lights and devices with your smartphone or tablet. All Trust Smart Home products are compatible with the Octopus Control Station and designed for intelligent applications. It is also possible to use all Trust Smart Home products stand-alone, which makes them ideal for first-time Smart Home consumers.

CCUBE EDMS SOFTWARE VERSION 4
CCube Solutions has announced the next generation of its award-winning electronic document management software (EDMS). Version 4 has been completely re-architected to offer clients a single product family with the software configurable per installation based on business needs. This will facilitate faster implementations and easier support.

LOGMEIN’S XIVELY CPM PLATFORM
Xively by LogMeIn has announced the next generation of its ‘out-of-the-box’ Connected Product Management (CPM) Platform to eliminate the risk posed to the IoT of businesses developing a “DIY” IoT. Xively’s flagship CPM Platform now includes 4 key advancements: Connected Product Application Suite, Universal User & Device Management, One-Click Salesforce App & Heroku Add-on, Xively Product Simulator.

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