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CES 2015: Velocity Micro Unveils Custom Laptops, Promises Three-Day Lead Times

Custom configured laptops for impatient customers

One of the advantages of rolling your own rig is that once the parts arrive, you can get busy assembling the system and be finished on the same day. But when you order from a bulk OEM or boutique builder, you’re at the mercy of their lead times. You don’t have much choice when it comes to laptops — there aren’t a ton of whitebox options — though Velocity Micro …read more

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CES 2015: Velocity Micro Unveils Custom Laptops, Promises Three Day Lead Times

Custom configured laptops for impatient customers

One of the advantages of rolling your own rig is that once the parts arrive, you can get busy assembling the system and be finished on the same day. But when you order from a bulk OEM or boutique builder, you’re at the mercy of their lead times. You don’t have much choice when it comes to laptops — there aren’t a ton of whitebox options — though Velocity Micro …read more

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CES 2015: Xotic PC and MSI Join Forces to Deliver Funktastic 'Elysium' PC

We can’t stop staring at this thing

Boutique system builder Xotic PC has teamed up with MSI to build a custom gaming PC called the Elysium. However, we can’t talk about this build without also mentioning In Win, which has been coming up with some downright funky case designs lately, such as the open air D-Frame and, as is the case here, the S-Frame. It’s also an open air chassis, though unique in style for different …read more

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CES 2015: Turtle Beach Shows off Mechanical Keyboards

Another big name enters the fray

Turtle Beach, known largely for its gaming headsets, showed off several PC gaming peripherals at CES today — the most interesting of which is arguably their line of keyboards. This is the first time that the company has branched into this particular market. We first heard about the Impact 100, 500 and 700 back at Gamescom in August, but Turtle Beach was light on details and North American availability at …read more

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CES 2015: Patriot Lights Up SSD Space with High-Capacity Ignite Series

Go big (capacity) or go home

Now that it no longer requires taking out a second mortgage to fund a solid-state drive upgrade, maybe we’ll start seeing an influx of high capacity SSDs. Is that too much to ask? Not of Patriot Memory, which arrived at the Consumer Electronics Show with its new and capacious Ignite line of a SATA 6Gbps SSD products. And for good measure, the company also brought along a couple of new …read more

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CES 2015: Patriot Lights Up SSD Space with High Capacity Ignite Series

Go big (capacity) or go home

Now that it no longer requires taking out a second mortgage to fund a solid state drive upgrade, maybe we’ll start seeing an influx of high capacity SSDs. Is that too much to ask? Not of Patriot Memory, which arrived at the Consumer Electronics Show with its new and capacious Ignite line of a SATA 6Gbps SSD products. And for good measure, the company also brought along a couple of …read more

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CES 2015: Toshiba Shows Off Encore 2 Write Tablet, Portege Z20t, and More [Video]

Toshiba has been making some changes, and shifting its focus, which has resulted in the company cutting back on its consumer PC division and focusing more on the business market. So Maximum PC Online Managing Editor Jimmy Thang was able to visit the company’s office to see what the company has been up to since its shift in focus and was shown Toshiba’s Encore 2 …read more

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CES 2015: MSI Marries a Mechanical Keyboard to a Gaming Laptop [Video]

Proof that laptop keyboards don’t need to suck

Over the course of the last couple of years, MSI has been taking the gaming laptop category by storm, and we’ve seen a lot of interesting offerings from the company. However, it’s MSI’s new GT80 Titan SLI-009 that has us intrigued. The company brought its latest system (along with several other goodies) to the Consumer Electronics Show, so we sent Online Managing Editor and resident gaming whiz Jimmy …read more

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CES 2015: Thermaltake Launches Little Cases with Massive Cooling

Radiators. Radiators everywhere.

Thermaltake announced the arrival of three cube-shaped cases today, which are notable for having a ridiculous number of fan mounts, given their compact size. The three models are dubbed the Core X1, Core X2, and Core X9 (we’re afraid to ask what happened to Cores 3-8), distinguished by their sizing for mini-ITX, micro-ATX and full ATX motherboards, respectively. If the photos and diagrams are true (and someone please pinch us), the little X1 …read more

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