Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.



Layout and Connectivity


In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).


The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

Arctic Cooling Intros Two Modifications of Freezer CPU Cooler

Arctic Cooling AG, a well-known Swiss developer of cooling solutions, has recently introduced its newest CPU cooler, Freezer, in two modifications: i11 and A11. Both versions have got tower-like framework, featuring 108x90x130 mm dimensions. The Freezer i11 is compatible with Intel LGA 2011/1156/1155/1150 socket platforms, whereas its companion is intended for AMD Socket FM1, FM2, AM3, AM3+, AM2, and AM2+. To say more, this pair is able to cool down the ‘blaze’ of CPUs with 150 W TDP.



Arctic Freezer i11/A11 consists of an aluminum heatspreader with forty-five plates, three U-shape copper heatpipes, and one 92 mm fan. The heatpipes are thought to support direct contact technology that dramatically improves heat transfer process.


The implemented fan is developed on a fluid dynamic bearing and is equipped with a PWM controller. The latter assures that the blades could change their rotational speed within the ranges from 500 RPM to 2000 RPM. Herein, the maximal airflow …

Chassis Thermaltake Level 10 GT Review

Chassis with futuristic design are not novelty for the exacting consumers, but the demand for such products never slumps. In this light, practically every company that specializes on computer hardware tries to replenish its line of chassis with an item of unusual design and prominent technical characteristics. In the majority of cases, such products belong to the high-end category and cost pretty penny. Thermaltake chassis collection boasts a line of high-end products, among which is Level 10 GT model. This model is characterized by refined and stylish design, as well as, multiple facilities pertained to layout and performance.



Design


Chassis Thermaltake Level 10 GT is developed in Full-Tower form-factor and goes with 582x282x590 dimensions. The frame and plates are made of steel, while the ornamental elements – of plastic. The casing has got external section divisions which are realized by means of the overhung details and different coloring. Upon the whole, this model …
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TOSHIBA Satellite C655D based on TOSHIBA Portable PC

  • AUDIOENDPOINT
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  • COMPUTER
  • DISPLAY
  • HDC
  • KEYBOARD
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  • NET
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