Dell Announces UltraSharp U2917W PC Monitor

Dell’s lineup of wide-screen monitors has been replenished by a new model – the UltraSharp U2917W. It is designed on a 29-inch AH-IPS panel, fitted with WLED backlight. The display supports 2560x1080 pixels resolution at 60 Hz refresh rate. The panel’s response time makes up 5 ms, while viewing angles achieve 178/178 degrees.

Dell UltraSharp U2917W boasts 300 cd/m2 brightness as well as the maximal color coverage: 99% in sRGB environment & 99% in REC709 environment. The typical static contrast ratio equals to 1000:1, whereas color rendering index makes up ΔE<2.

The monitor features an ergonomic stand which offers height, swivel and tilt adjustments. There is a possibility to mount the display on the wall, thanks to the dedicated VESA bracket.

Furthermore, the new-comer is characterized by a rich set of integrated interfaces. Thus, it accommodates a pair of HDMI 1.4 ports, a pair of DisplayPort 1.2 ports (In/Out), a single mini-DisplayPort port as well as …

Intel Thunderbolt Ready Facilitates in Upgrading Your Desktop PC

Last week Intel announced a new instrumentality for upgrading desktop PC, called Thunderbolt Ready. This tool will help in incorporating Thunderbolt interface into the motherboards which initially do not have the support for it. However, only the motherboards with ‘Thunderbolt Ready’ marking and an inbuilt General-purpose I/O (GPIO) socket might fall under the upgrade. In addition to this feature, the user will have to acquire a dedicated card to enable the interface.

This card is installed into an appropriate PCI Express slot and is then connected to GPIO, as well as DisplayPort socket of the integrated/discrete GPU controller, due to the cables that go in batch. After this, the customer needs to upload dedicated software in order to activate the Thunderbolt. According to Intel, there are currently more than 100 alike products with Thunderbolt support; the majority of them are certified for the usage with PCs on Windows or Mac OS X platforms.

To continue, Asus is one …

ASRock Debuts with a Couple of E3V5 Mainboards

Following the success of Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 CPUs, ASRock decided to launch a couple of compatible ATX motherboards. The Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC and E3V5 WS models both feature Intel C232 chipset. The first new-comer is targeting gamers, while the other one is called to satisfy the needs of fastidious enthusiasts.

ASRock Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC comes equipped with 4 DIMM slots which support DDR4-2133 MHz memory modules. The inventory also includes Super Alloy design as well as Gaming Armor, Hyper BCLK Engine, F-Stream, Key Master, DDR4 Non-Z OC technologies.

ASRock E3V5 WS accommodates six SATA III ports, a pair of PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots, 8-channel Realtek ALC892 audio, Intel I219LM gigabit Ethernet controller, and a variety of external interfaces: four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two PS/2, one RJ-45, and three audio ports.

The only drawback of both motherboards is absence of video ports. Thus, it’s vital to complement them with …
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