Solid-State Drive Intel 330 Series 180GB Review

Some two-three years ago solid-state drives were supposed to be a luxury rather than a necessity. Not every enthusiast showed predisposition to spend a few hundreds dollars to enhance his PC performance. Nonetheless, time passed and SSD technologies rapidly erupted into corporate and home fields, serving as a mighty storage means to replace traditional HDDs. They are currently the most wanted piece of hardware that offers better reliability, faster speeds, as well as larger volumes. Besides, their today’s price falls within average customer’s possibilities. Intel keeps the wave in this industry too, delivering high-end products for various audiences. Intel 330 Series 180GB SSD, one of its latest releases, is a direct image of quality and volume combined with a reasonable price.

General Peculiarities

Intel 330 Series 180GB is predestined for advanced users with modding/overclocking activities in mind and owners of powerful laptops. It is characterized by 1.200.000 hours …

New Mini-ITX Motherboard H87E-ITX/ac from ASRock

ASRock, a Taiwanese manufacturer of motherboards, is eager to introduce its new elaboration – motherboard H87E-ITX/ac. The new-comer is designed in a compact mini-ITX form-factor and is destined for the creation of compact desktop systems. Chipset Intel H87 Express in combination with Intel Core (4th generation) LGA 1150 processors provide for utmost stability and high performance in the majority of working modes.

ASRock H87E-ITX/ac houses two slots for RAM memory modules of DDR3 type; the maximal volume of supported memory might achieve 32 GB. The board takes power by means of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors. Digi Power system, featuring DrMOS voltage regulators, allots four phases for providing power supply to the CPU. Expansion of facilities becomes possible due to a single PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot, a single miniPCI Express slot, a single eSATA port, and six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.

Network facilities are guaranteed by gigabit Ethernet port, Bluetooth 4.0 module, …

Dell Inspiron 24 7000: an All-in-One PC with a Difference

Dell has recently introduced a 24-inch all-in-one PC, entitled Inspiron 24 7000. The new-comer is vestured into a sleek case that mimics a standard display. Nonetheless, its functionality does not yield to a traditional desktop computer. Such framework provides for a better ergonomics and adds trimness to the workplace.

Dell Inspiron 24 7000 is based on Intel Core i5-6300HQ (Intel Skylake) CPU, operating at 2.3 GHz frequency with the possibility to overclock to 3.2 GHz index. It is mated with 12 GB DDR4-2133 MHz RAM and 4 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 940M graphics (with integrated GDDR3). Storage subsystem is represented by 1 TB hard disk drive as well as 32 GB mSATA solid-state drive.

The multi-touch display is based on IPS panel, featuring 1920x1080 Full HD resolution. It is furnished with inbuilt Waves MaxxAudio speakers, frontal Intel RealSense webcam with a microphone, DVD SuperMini drive, and network connectors: Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet & Wi-Fi 802.11n.

This all-in-one …
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