Shuttle XPC DS77U

As the successors of the Shuttle XPC DS67 series, the Shuttle XPC DS77U, DS77U3, DS77U5 and DS77U7 models belong to the 1-liter PC family and come into the “XPC slim” category. The basic model is the DS77U and comes standard as the other three models, in a Barebone version of a case, a motherboard, a cooling system, and a power supply. The system is powered by a 1.8 GHz dual core Intel Celeron 3865U processor, soldered to the motherboard, with a 14nm architecture and less than 8 watts of power consumption in standby mode, promising energy consumption in the face of a larger power.
Shuttle XPC DS77Il The DS77U has no fan, so it’s extremely silent in operation and is also maintenance-free, as passive cooling does not penetrate the inside of the case through the fans. The DS77 series is therefore suitable for continuous operation, provided that homologated units are integrated for this type of operation. By removing the two screws from both rugs of sturdy steel cases, you can integrate a 2.5 “hard drive or SSD drive and two SO-DIMM sockets that can support up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory. One slot M.2-2280 allows you to accommodate additional NVMe memory cards. A second M.2 slot is already equipped with a WLAN module.


With only 20 x 3.95 x 16.5 cm in size, the DS77U features two Gigabit Ethernet interfaces on the back and also features two USB 2.0, a DisplayPort 1.2, an HDMI 1.4b, and audio ports. On the back there is a multipole socket for starting the device remotely (eg in case of fixed installation difficult to access). The front end of the range is complemented by a card reader, two USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports, and two RS-232 interfaces. Operating systems are suitable for Windows 10 (64-bit) and Linux.
The operating position offers great flexibility: the PC can be installed vertically with the supplied base or mounted on a choice surface and suitable monitors thanks to the VESA mount also included in the scope. For the first time with the rack mount kit PRM01 (available as option), you can mount two DS77 series devices (or with similar construction) in a 19 “rack slot.
Shuttle’s recommended price is 279 euros for the DS77U, 512 euros for the DS77U3, 647 euros for the DS77U5 and 828 for the DS77U7 (all prices are 22% VAT included).

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe

Asus has introduced the update of its most iconic laptop, the ZenBook 3, which is now presented in its Deluxe version with the same aesthetic as always but with numerous improvements in the internal hardware that it mounts. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe, only 12.9 mm thick and weighing 1.1 kg, now has enough power for almost any task.

One of the main novelties of this version Deluxe of the equipment is the inclusion of a new screen of 14 inches and resolution Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) to which they have called “NanoEdge”, since it has edges of only 7,46 Mm. This is complemented by very small dimensions and a weight that makes it an excellent and elegant travel companion, because its casing has been manufactured in a single piece of aluminum treated with a process of anodized in two phases, with the characteristic finish Concentric of the ZenBook family.

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe, improving performance

As promised at the beginning, this Deluxe version of the Asus ZenBook 3 improves especially in performance. It now incorporates a seventh-generation Intel Core processor, up to 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM at 2133Mhz and PCI-Express solid state devices up to 512GB. As for connectivity, it has three of the new reversible 3.1 Type-C USB ports, two of which are Thunderbolts that offer speeds up to 40 Gbps and support up to two 4K resolution screens.

As a good ultrabook, it is a computer designed to provide good performance with great portability, and within the portability feature it is essential to have good autonomy. Asus has therefore installed a lithium polymer battery with a capacity of 46 Wh which, according to the manufacturer, endows the notebook with up to 9 hours of autonomy. In addition, it has fast charging technology and according to Asus load from 0 to 60% in just 49 minutes. A curious fact is that the battery can be charged from any of the three USB 3.1 Type-C ports available to the device.

Price and availability

The new Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe will arrive in stores in June at a price that starts from 1,349 euros in its most basic model. In the following table you can see the specific features including the different hardware configuration options available to you.

Acer Nitro 5

After announcing it last month at Next @ Acer Next @ Acer, the Taiwanese company releases the features, availability and price of the new Acer Nitro 5, a casual gaming notebook. These laptops, the first in the series, offer a good balance between powerful performance and cutting edge design. Acer offers a variety of configurations that include different graphics and processors, giving consumers a wider choice and the ability to meet different needs.


Users can choose dedicated graphics configurations – such as that provided by Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 – combined with Intel Core i7 (Kaby Lake) processors or models with AMD Radeon RX550 with seventh generation AMD A-series processors. All of these models use Windows 10 and support up to 32GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 memory.
Acer Nitro 5
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In order to reduce start-up time and shorten loading times during play, models come with super-fast SSD (up to 512 GB) SSDs coupled to an optional HDD storage (up to 2TB). A Gigabit Ethernet port provides fast and reliable wired connections, while wireless MIMO 802.11ac 2×2 wireless technology offers better wireless connectivity. The wide range of ports includes a USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1) input, a USB 3.0 port that also allows charging, two USB 2.0 and an HDMI 2.0 port that can support up to 90 Hz refresh rate .

Obviously, no gaming system is complete without a solution that can handle excessive heat and keep the system running optimally. The Nitro 5 then unites its Acer Coolboost technology with its dual fan, which increases the speed of the two fans and allows users to manually control the device’s cooling system when excessive use demands it.
Acer Nitro 5
All models come with a bright, brilliant IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel) display, while Dolby Audio Premium and Acer TrueHarmony technologies deliver exceptional sound. All this contributes to the creation of a completely immersive experience, both for gaming and movie viewing.
The sophisticated design of the Nitro 5 is characterized by an opaque black frame with fine finishes. A slim red zipper runs along the notebook body, the keyboard is backlit, also red, while the WASD buttons and the touchpad are highlighted in red for ease of use. Acer Nitro 5 will be available in EMEA for August from $ 1,199

DJI Spark

DJ Spark is the first drone to be controlled only with gestures thanks to the powerful DJI software that removes obstacles between you and the camera in the sky. Once Spark rises from the hand, it automatically enters Gesture mode. Your PalmControl system can recognize your hand movements and point you to move around, stay in the place, or land on your hand. In Gesture mode, you can also make it move away, shoot a selfie, and invoke Spark using your hands only.

Spark is designed to be the perfect lifestyle accessory to carry everywhere. It’s easy to go into almost any bag, weighs only 300 grams (less than a tin can) and is ready to be launched in a few seconds when inspiration arrives, controlled by a remote control, smartphone, or just gestures. To complement any personality, Spark will be available in five colors: Alpine White, Blue Sky, Green Meadow, Red Lava and Yellow Sunrise.


DJ Spark

Spark presents new and exciting flight options that allow you to easily capture and share memorable moments. The new QuickShot smart feature features four flight options that make creating professional videos easy and fun. The four QuickShot options include: Rocket, to send the Spark straight to the sky with the camera pointing down; Dronie, to fly away from the subject; Circle, to rotate around the subject, and Helix to spiral around the subject as he flies forward. Using one of these four options, Spark will automatically create a short 10 seconds of your flight ready to be shared on social media so everyone can see what you’ve accomplished. Spark can also find other intelligent flight controls such as TapFly and ActiveTrack. Developed on the basis of DJI’s visual technology, TapFly lets you direct the Spark to the desired location or keep the flight in the same direction by just touching a dot on your smartphone screen. Using ActiveTrack, Spark will automatically recognize and follow a subject of your choice, keeping it in the center of the frame, allowing you to get the perfect picture of moving subjects.

When using TapFly or following a subject, Spark detects and actively avoids obstacles on your path. With the optional remote control, operators can change the mode in Sport and release the Spark Speed ​​potential up to 50 km / h. Sport Mode sets the Gimbal on Front View (FPV) preset, so the camera moves with you while flying. Spark is also compatible with the DJI Goggles for a first-person immersion flight experience.

DJ Spark

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Spark is the DJI’s smallest and lighter drone. It supports a remarkable camcorder with a 1 / 2.3-inch CMOS sensor that captures 12-megapixel photos and realizes 1080p high-definition stabilized video. Spark’s two axis mechanical gimbal and UltraSmooth technology drastically reduce vibration and progressive shutter, allowing you to capture cinematic images easily. Spark includes many ways of shooting previous DJI drums and in two modes, Pano and ShallowFocus.

In Camera Mode, the camcorder creates horizontal or vertical panoramas by adjusting the gimbal and automatically pointing, taking a series of photos and combining them together. ShallowFocus lets you focus an area in detail and blur the rest of the image, creating distinct photos with a low depth of field. A variety of predefined automatic editing filters and templates in the mobile app DJI GO 4 allows creatives to quickly edit videos and share them on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

The Spark FlightAutonomy system consists of a main camera, a downward facing positioning system, a 3D forward sensor system, a two-band satellite positioning system (GPS and GLONASS), an interactive measuring unit High precision and 24 powerful computing units. These features allow the Spark to fly accurately up to 30 meters and detect obstacles up to 5 meters away. Like all the latest DJI drums, Spark can return to its starting point automatically with sufficient GPS signal.

DJ Spark

While using the remote control, if the battery is nearly discharged, the connection stops or the operator presses the Return to Home button (RTH), the Spark returns to the default starting point by detecting and avoiding obstacles along the way. Spark also integrates the GEI System of DJI or NFZ geofencing to provide you with updated zoos guidance

EMINENT EM7680 Mini PC 4K

Although it may be new, EMINENT is a company that develops and manufactures accessories and products for computer, networking, video surveillance and consumer electronics. It was founded in 2005 and is present in Europe with branches in Holland and Italy, always committed to the development of simple and intuitive products to use. Just like the last: the new EMINENT EM7680 media player, the successor to the award-winning EM7580, supports high-quality streaming video, even from the Internet.

EMINENT EM7680

Although hardware equipment is not the most powerful, because based on a 1.5GHz AMLogic S805H processor and a quad-core GPU Mali-450MP, with 1GB of DDR3 RAM and 8GB EMMC flash storage space, content management is Simple and intuitive thanks to the pre-installed LibreELEC 6 operating system with KODI Jarvis, one of the most popular and popular Media Center software. So you can play a wide range of audio / video formats without any compatibility issues. EMINENT EM7680 can play streaming multimedia content from the Internet, external hard drives, USB pen-drives, micro SD cards, and local area network, PC or NAS.

As already mentioned, this Mini PC supports the 4K 60Hz video streams and the most popular BD-ISO, DVD-ISO, H.265, HEVC, VP9, ​​HDR, HDR-10 formats and can be used with the remote control or the ” Free Code App, to handle everything with your smartphone or tablet. In the size of 150 x 27 x 115 mm and 165 grams, the EMINENT EM7680 integrates WiFi 802.11n, three USB 2.0 ports, a microSD card reader, HDMI 1.4 and 100Mbps Ethernet LAN. The new EM7680 is already available in Italy on all major online stores (including Amazon) at a price of 109.90 euros with a 5-year warranty.

Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5

Creative Technology Ltd makes available to its users a technology specially designed for the Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 loudspeakers: BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro software. This software is designed to improve the audio experience of the owner of these 2.1 speakers with which it will reach a Sound impactful, enjoying movies, music and games.

Most of the computers that are used right now are not usually equipped with dedicated sound cards. It is not surprising, since for some years the manufacturers have dedicated themselves in body and soul to develop this section, generally forgotten, of the motherboards.

Eight or ten years ago, if you wanted your computer to sound as good as it did, having a dedicated sound card was almost mandatory. And that, at that time, the audio solutions that were integrated into the PCBs of the motherboards were quite shabby, things as they are. Yes, they gave you sound, but the quality was far from average. So if you wanted a good sound, you bought a dedicated audio card, usually a Sound Blaster, from Creative.

Times have changed, the sound quality of Creative, not

The Kratos S5 are 2.1 speakers that connect to the computer through a USB port, instead of the usual analog cables. This digital connection allows you to transmit the sound in its purest state to the speakers. Able to offer a virtual 7.1 environment through BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro technology that you can find in the PC Sound Blaster Connect software.

Sound Blaster Connect software comes with predefined audio profiles for games such as Call of Duty, Counter Strike, and Battlefield 1, which will increase the clarity and quality of the most relevant audio in each game to increase realism, immersion and ease of location Of our enemies. Users can also customize these profiles as they wish until they have the best gaming audio experience. The owner of a Kratos S5 can modify the lights of their speakers to create a complete play space.

The new Creative Sound BlasterX Kratos S5 speakers are priced at € 159.99 from the on-line store that has the brand itself and are now available for purchase.

Acer Z35P

Lately Acer has not stopped strengthening its catalog of game-oriented monitors with new additions, and a clear example is the new Acer Z35P just announced. It is an ultra-curved 35 “widescreen monitor that stands out for its refresh rate up to 120 Hz which is compatible with NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, which we’ll talk about today.

The Acer Z35P mounts a 35-inch AMVA (Advanced Multi-domain Vertical Alignment) panel that has 3440 x 1440 resolution, making it ultra-widescreen with a 21: 9 aspect ratio. It incorporates a rather pronounced curvature, 2800R (compared to the usual 1800R in this kind of monitors) to create a greater immersion sensation in games and movies (remember that this type of monitors with 21: 9 aspect ratio are ideal for films recorded in American format, since the horizontal black bands will be removed and we will see the image on the whole screen).

Acer Z35P

But certainly the most interesting feature is its frequency of operation. The panel used, manufactured by AU-Optronics, has a normal refresh rate of 100 Hz, but Acer has applied a bit of Overclock to the panel to offer a frequency up to 120 Hz. In fact, since it is compatible with technology G-Sync from NVIDIA, is capable of operating in a frequency range of 30 to 120 Hz, making it ideal for all types of Gaming equipment with compatible NVIDIA graphics. By the way, your typical response time is 4 ms GtG.

As for the other features, it should be noted that the Acer Z35P offers 8-bit color depth, with a static contrast ratio of 2500 to 1, maximum brightness of 250 cd / m2, 178-degree viewing angles, and count With Flicker Free technology and Ultra Low Motion Blur. It incorporates a pair of stereo speakers of 9 Watts with technology Acer True Harmony, and as far as its connectivity counts on DisplayPort 1.2 (for G-Sync), HDMI 1.4 and a hub of four ports USB 3.0. It also incorporates a base that allows to move the panel in height and to tilt it, but not to turn it. It nevertheless has VESA anchorage 100 × 100 in case we want to use an arm for monitors.

The Acer Z35P will initially be available in the US at a price of $ 1100, and is expected to arrive in Europe next month at a price that will be around 1100 euros.

Lenovo Legion Y920 Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070

Lenovo Legion Y920 joins the Legions Y520 and Y720, respectively 15.6 and 17.3 inches, presented at CES 2017 in January and now available for a few days even in our stores. Unlike the Legion Y720 that uses a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060, the new model incorporates a new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 (Pascal) graphics card with 8GB of GDDR5 memory dedicated to a 17.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixel ) With G-Sync technology to have a satisfying gaming experience. The GPU also opens the door to virtual reality.

Lenovo Legion Y920

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The Lenovo Legion Y920 hardware platform is then complemented by 2.9GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ processors or 2.8GHz Core i7-7820HK, which can touch the 3.9GHz by pressing the Turbo Boost key and launching the Turbo utility, With up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and storage in a variety of solutions including the hybrid that includes SSD up to 512GB and 1TB hard disk. The gaming notebook boasts two JBL speakers (2W) plus a Dolby Home Theater subwoofer (3W) and a 720p HD webcam with microphone, while connectivity includes WiFi 802.11ac (Killer Wireless-AC 1535) and Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI And Mini DisplayPort, headphone and microphone jack, 6-in-1 card reader, RJ-45 (Gigabit Ethernet), USB 3.1 Type-C / Thunderbolt 3 plus 4 USB 3.0.

Lenovo Legion Y920

Turning to the design, the Legion Y920 keeps the family’s distinctive features with a sporty look made of nerve-like lines in a black dress with red details. The kit is complemented by a backlit RGB keyboard, 6 cell battery (90Whr) and Windows 10. Lenovo Legion Y920 weighs 4.6 Kg and measures 424.2 x 315 x 35.81 mm. It will be on sale this summer in the US at the starting price of $ 2699, but for now we do not have information on price and availability for Italy

Lenovo Flex 5

Lenovo Flex 5 will be available in two versions: 14 inches Flex 5 and 15 inches Flex 5. Like all family models, the new Lenovo Flex 5 will also be based on a convertible concept that, thanks to the special hinge, will turn the display up to 360 degrees, turning this device into notebook, tablet (or vice versa) and In all intermediate modes such as stand and tent. Compared with the previous generation, these machines continue to have a plastic frame to hold the weight, but have Precision Touchpads and thinner frames to increase the visual space and concentration of those who use them.

Lenovo Flex 5

Regardless of size, each Lenovo Flex 5 can be configured with Intel Kaby Lake processors (up to Core i7), Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of internal memory expandable with a microSD card slot. Also the interface kit is identical between the two models: both have a Type-C USB port, two USB 3.0, WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1. There is also a webcam and a backlit keyboard as well as the ability to add support for a digital pen.

The 14 inch Lenovo Flex 5 is the smallest of the two, weighs 1.76Kg and can be customized with HD (1366 x 768 pixels), Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) or 4K Ultra HD (3840 × 2160 pixels) A starting price of $ 719, while Lenovo’s 15 inch Flex 5 will only be available with 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) display at a starting price of $ 829.99.

Lenovo Flex 5

In fact, the Lenovo Flex 5 is not new to us: these convertibles will be sold on the Italian market with the name of Yoga 520. The Chinese company presented them (with Yoga 720) at the MWC 2017 in Barcelona and is right there We shot our video hands-on. According to what we were told on that occasion, the Lenovo Yoga 520 (14 “) will be on sale in Italy starting from 799 euros for July 2017.

Lenovo IdeaPad 320

Surprise, and a few days since the start of Computex 2017, Lenovo has “refreshed” its consumer notebook line by presenting the IdeaPad 320, IdeaPad 320S and IdeaPad 720S that will be available by June on the US market. Each model is designed for a specific type of user, from the less demanding one looking for something accessible to the one that wants premium functionality in a convenient device. All new Lenovo IdeaPad (2017) runs on Windows 10 and incorporates a Precision Touchpad that will allow users to switch from one application to another or minimize windows with a simple touch.

Lenovo IdeaPad 320

Lenovo IdeaPad 320 is available in two formats: the largest and most expensive is the 17.3-inch (1600 x 900 pixel) non-touch model weighing 2.8Kg and is declining in black and gray with a starting price of $ 489.99 , While the smallest 15.6-inch HD (1366 x 768 pixel) version weighs 2.2Kg and is sold in black, white, red, blue, silver and purple at the price of $ 489.99 (touch) or $ 439.99 (non- touch). Regardless of their size, however, each Lenovo IdeaPad 320 has an Intel Kaby Lake processor (up to Core i7), 16GB of RAM, and 2TB of hard disk space with a DVD burner (rare in notebooks), HDMI, USB Type-C, Ethernet, WiFi and Bluetooth, audio jack and memory card reader. In the US, Lenovo can also add a fingerprint reader to the system to gain access to the system without the password, exploiting the potential of Windows Hello.

Lenovo IdeaPad 320

The Lenovo IdeaPad 320S will have 14 and 15 inches screens, but with a lower weight and slightly refined design than the Lenovo IdeaPad 320 standard, especially because of the thinner frames around the screen. Each model has a 7th generation Intel Core processor (up to Core i7), 8GB of RAM, Harman Kardon speakers, backlit keyboard and 720p camera. The interface kit includes a USB 3.0, a USB Type-C standard, HDMI, Bluetooth and WiFi.
The 14-inch IdeaPad 320S weighs just 1.7Kg and has a thickness of 1.9mm but, despite being so small, Lenovo has supplied it with a 3-cell battery (compared to the 2-cell IddeaPad 320) and state memory Solid up to 256GB to speed up startup times. It will be available from $ 739 in red, gray, and white. The 15-inch Lenovo IdeaPad 320S, just this model, replaces integrated graphics with an Nvidia GeForce 940MX with 2GB of RAM for light gaming and editing. It weighs 1.9Kg and will be available at $ 749.99 in the colors of white and gray.

Lenovo IdeaPad 320s

Finally there is Lenovo IdeaPad 720S. At the starting price of $ 949, this model has the same size (15.2mm thick and 1.6kg weight) of a 13-inch notebook while having a 14-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixel) display. It features Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5GHz or Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz, 8/16GB DDR4 RAM, 256 / 512GB of PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive Storage, Backlit Keyboard, JBL Speakers, WiFi 802.11 Ac, Bluetooth 4.1 and 8 hour autonomy with a 56Wh battery. Nvidia GeForce 940MX will also be available in the basic configuration.
Onboard, we also find a USB Type-C / Thunderbolt 3 USB port, two USB 3.0, HDMI, audio jack, microSD card reader, and fingerprint reader for use in conjunction with Windows Hello. All run by Windows 10 Signature Edition and a fan that will control internal temperatures to avoid overheating.