The growth of laptop shipments in the second quarter was 5%

Global laptop shipments have faced with glut stocks in March and a weakening global economy in May. That caused the situation of reaching a growth of supply in the second quarter of the year only for 5% compared with the previous, and it fell by 1.8% compared with this period year ago. Shipments totalled just over 50 million units, according to analysts.



Numbers of Acer and Lenovo laptop shipments were at the average level on the world market in comparison the first quarter of the year. Shipments of mobile PCs from HP, Dell and Toshiba have fallen to 4-7%. Most of all with the increase of supply by 36% managed its shipment the ASUS Company.


It is interesting that HP may soon lose its title of leader in the laptop market — China's Lenovo breathes down its neck, lagging behind only with 500,000 units. ASUS surpassed Dell, becoming the fourth largest producer of mobile PCs in the world with a share of 11.3%, and Apple and Samsung are in the seventh and eighth places …

Asus Showcases Radeon R9 280 Strix OC Edition Graphics Card

The lineup of Asus Strix graphics cards, in addition to GeForce GTX 780 model, has been replenished with one more representative – the Radeon R9 280 Strix OC Edition (codename: Strix-R9280-OC-3GD5). The heart of the card is AMD Radeon R9 280 GPU (Tahiti PRO) with overclocked clock frequencies. Hence, the GPU index has been increased from etalon 933 MHz (overclocked) to 980 MHz. This provides for even more striking performance on gaming and overclocking cessions.



The graphics card is equipped with 3 GB of GDDR5 memory featuring 384-bit rail. Its frequency has also been increased, demonstrating 1300 MHz at the start and reaching 5200 MHz at the toughest loading. The model boasts a rich set of video interfaces, including one HDMI, one DisplayPort, and a pair of DVI ports. This ensures the creation of multi-screen configurations.


The integrated PCB employs an improved Super Alloy Power hardware base, as well as a 10-phase Digi+ VRM system. Cooling is ascribed to DirectCU II …

Bezel-less Monitor Asus MX239H Review

Bezel-less displays continue their incursion into the contemporary monitor segment by offering truly unique, truly high-end viewing experience. Asus always marches in step with all market trends, so the launch of MX239H model was not a surprise. This product differentiates itself by a really high cost that significantly surpasses the price of rival bezel-less displays. However, its design, ergonomics and imaging justify its high price. Let’s see what else MX239H can offer to customers.



General Specifications


Asus MX239H features the following specifications:

— panel type: AH-IPS;

— backlight: W-LED;

— display: 23 inch, aspect ratio – 16:9, resolution – 1920x1080 pixels, response time – 5 ms;

— displayed colors: 16.7 m;

— brightness: 250 cd/m2;

— contrast: stat – 1000:1, dynamic – 80.000.000:1;

— viewing angles: 178/178 degrees;

— acoustic system: ICEPower, two speakers (3W each), two audio I/O slots;

— video …
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