Gigabyte Unleashes a Pair of Brix Mini-PCs for Skylake Platform

Gigabyte keeps on expanding the segment of mini-PCs with its proper Brix solutions. This time the lineup has been replenished with two models: Brix GB-BSCEA-3955 & Brix GB-BSCEHA-3955. The two differ from each other by the height of the case. The first new-comer features 119.4x112.6x34.4 mm dimensions, whereas its companion boasts 119.4x112.6x46.8 mm dimensions. The latter allows for the installation of an additional 2.5-inch drive of 7.0 or 9.5 mm height. Both models are targeting Intel Skylake platforms.

The other characteristics of these mini-PCs are identical. They are based on two-core Intel Celeron 3955U CPUs (14 nm) which operate at 2.0 GHz frequency. Processors cooperate closely with Intel HD Graphics 510 that runs at 300-900 MHz clock frequency. The motherboard PCB (110x105 mm) houses a couple of SO-DIMM slots for DDR4-2133 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB).

Both Brix solutions offer one slot for the installation of M.2 2280 drive and a sole M.2 expansion slot which is …

The Upcoming Release of Canvio Desk HDD from Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation is about to release a new external HDD series with USB 3.0 interface, codenamed Canvio Desk. Such information has been voiced by the company's press-service. The new series is represented by HDDs of 1TB, 2TB and 3TB volume capacities. One of the major peculiarities ascribed to Canvio Desk models is their compact dimensions; at the same time, these HDDs are able to offer huge capacity and stability of operation.

Toshiba Canvio Desk is delivered in black casing and provides for double localization on a desk. This HDD can be located as vertically so horizontally to ensure the utmost convenience of utilization. The other peculiarity of Canvio Desk drives is the availability of fanless passive cooling system. The implemented USB 3.0 interface is destined to ameliorate all attached operations, starting from data transfer and finishing with backup activity time.

To continue, the manufacturer has taken care of its HDDs' advanced efficiency by delivering the …

PSU Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze Review

Seasonic Electronics has already indulged the community with its PSU solutions of M12II and S12II series. Currently, all the models included to those lineups are marked by 80 Plus Bronze certificate that testify their belonging to the high-end echelon. This year the company has completed the modernization of S12II series to add some advanced characteristics to its products. PSU S12II-520 Bronze is delivered with the nominal power of 520 W and is primarily designated to be employed in gaming PCs with a single high-performance graphics adapter.

Design Peculiarities and Cable Set

Power supply unit Seasonic S12II-520 Bronze goes in ATX 12V form-factor and boasts 80 Plus Bronze standards. The nominal delivery kit is not differentiated by any peculiar components, since the manufacturer included only a detailed user manual, four screws, network power cable, power adapter from PATA to a couple of sockets for FDD connection.

PSU casing is developed in black coloring with the …
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