Asus Surprises by Xonar U3 Plus External Sound Card

Asus always makes people stare at its gadgets, PC devices, and hardware components. Its latest external sound card, entitled Xonar U3 Plus, is no exception. It boasts a small-sized flash-like design, receiving power via a standard USB port. According to Asus designers, the card is intended for those customers who look for a comprehensive solution for high-quality audio playback and recording.



Asus Xonar U3 Plus is furnished with an in-build amplifier for headphones with a variable gain level, compatible with different audio fittings of less than 150 ohm impedance. Therefore, this amplifier dramatically improves the playback of high and low frequencies, adding dynamics to high-frequency and low-frequency sounds (to reproduce multiple effects: steps, blasts, etc.).


To continue, this model supports microphone recording in real time by means of an integrated digital signal processor; the latter ensures minimal latencies on audio programming. It also boasts the availability of …

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 …

Monitor Asus PA248Q Review

The market of displays is full of models with the 16:9 height-to-width aspect ratio, what can't be said about 16:10 models which go in quite scant supply. Still, the latter are of great demand among computer enthusiasts. The inventory of monitors produced by Asus includes models of various height-to-width aspect ratio. Currently, the company is introducing exactly 16:10 product, codenamed PA248Q. The chief peculiarity of Asus PA248Q is seen in the availability of USB 3.0 hub that offers advanced facilities for customers.



Design


Design of monitor Asus PA248Q greatly resembles that of its predecessor, PA246Q. The frontal panel contains a red stripe and vertical control buttons. The display is dull and void of loud dirtying. The swivel gear allows the customer to rotate the display 92 degrees clockwise. The stand contains measurement marks with digits that show the degree to which it's possible to raise or rotate the monitor. Vertical control buttons are located on the right …
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