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Syber Vapor I review

Not quite a Steam Machine, but still a strong contender, the Syber Vapor I proves that Valve's failure to deliver Steam OS on time doesn’t mean the PCs built to take advantage of it can’t hold their own with the best gaming PCs. See Full Review »

Our Score 9
User Score 8

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Velocity Micro Raptor Z40 Review

  • Attractive, subtle exterior
  • Quick for its size
  • Great performance value
  • Can handle any game at 1080p
  • Lack of front-facing audio ports
  • Not easy to upgrade
Our Score 8
User Score 8

Intel NUC Core i7 Review

  • Sturdy, compact case
  • VESA mountable
  • Can handle 4K at 60H
  • Middling graphical performance
  • Some assembly required
  • Lid scratches easily
Our Score 7
User Score 0

AVADirect X99 Gaming System Review

  • Top-tier performance
  • Easy to upgrade
  • Comparatively low price point
  • Off the shelf parts
  • Humongous case
  • Tough to access hard drive bays

Origin Chronos (2015) Review

  • Compact, yet has solid connectivity
  • Most hardware is easy to remove
  • Excellent performance results
  • Good performance value
  • Boring design
  • Not much room for future upgrades

Intel NUC Core i5 (NUC5i5RYK) Review

  • Extremely small
  • Core i5 processor offers solid performance
  • Miniscule power draw
  • Can support 4K at 60Hz
  • Some assembly required
  • Priced near similar notebooks
  • Not cut out for games

Digital Storm Eclipse Review

  • Small footprint
  • Easy access to SSD and RAM
  • Great for 1080p gaming
  • Some parts are difficult to access
  • Horizontal placement blocks GPU fans
  • Lack of options at purchase

Falcon Northwest Tiki-Z Review

  • Extreme performance in a small package
  • Looks impressive
  • Can handle anything at 1080p or 1440p
  • Puts out a lot of heat
  • Some components difficult to upgrade

Syber Vapor I Review

  • Works as a viable console replacement out of the…
  • Solid connectivity
  • Performs well for its price
  • Offers numerous customization options
  • Initial cost might seem prohibitive to the console…
  • Still stumbles in the most demanding games