Review of Network Drive IconBIT I-Stor IS308

Production of a new model is positioned as a replacement for modern routers with features of sharing USB-carriers. IS308 — the budget class — single-disk storage is a good device for visiting friends for movies, or for backup. In general, it is used for tasks which are not mission-critical of data loss. The speed and functionality are secondary, the main thing — the price and design. At a price of 90 $, IconBIT IS308 offers the buyer an autonomous Torrent-downloader, a network drive, support for protocols Samba and FTP, gigabit network interface and USB 3.0 port.

The device has stylish black aluminium hull and comes with a stand for vertical installation. IconBIT iS308 looks more like a normal external hard drive rather than the NAS. And if for someone Synology design seems too plastic, and QNAP — too angular, the iconBIT iS308 looks modern, simple and stylish.

The next thing that catches an eye — is the lack of a fan. Finally, there is a NAS with passive cooling. …

Greeting a New ProLite XB2483HSU PC Monitor from iiyama

A renowned Japanese manufacturer of TV-sets and PC displays, iiyama Corp., has enriched its inventory of monitors with a new model, codenamed XB2483HSU. The new-comer from ProLite series features 24-inch screen and 565.5x386.5x516.5 mm dimensions. The heart of the model is AMVA+ array, equipped with LED backlit. It ensures Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels and wide viewing angles (178/178 degrees in both aspects).

The iiyama ProLite XB2483HSU is housed in a black-painted case with a multi-functional stand. The latter provides for the adjustment of height, tilt, rotation, and display mode (landscape or portrait). It should be noted that in GtG background array response time makes up 4 ms only. At the same time, the maximal brightness equals to 250 cd/m2, whereas contrast ratio marvels by accuracy and sharpness: 3000:1 — static and 5 M:1 – dynamic.

To continue, this monitor comes with a couple of built-in speakers (2 W each), 3.5 mm jack for headphones, and three …

AMD Readies a Pair of Power-Efficient Desktop Processors

The Internet community is engrossed in a lively debate about the upcoming release of two new Richland desktop processors from AMD. The company has not made any official claims yet, however MSI marked the pair as an appropriate match for some of its new motherboards. Those Richland CPUs, which has already been launched by AMD, proved to be rather power-efficient, featuring 65 W and 100 W TDP level. But new entries – AMD A8-6500T and AMD A10-6700T – are thought to receive 45 W TDP package.

Upon the whole, AMD Richland processors position themselves as affordable, efficient and reliable solutions that can be employed for the assembling of systems with moderate or heightened demands. Some CPU models might be even used for the assembling of gaming systems. However, along with high performance, Richland processors are rather power-efficient; this makes them an ideal choice for home-based and corporate-class PC platforms.

As for the announced models, their specifications are …
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