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 …

D-Link Introduces New Storage Area Network Series DSN-6000

D-Link, a world-known manufacturer of network and telecommunications solutions, has officially introduced its two SAN models which are unified into a single series DSN-6000 iSCSI. The prime destination of this SAN series is to satisfy the needs of small and medium-sized business and to provide effective solutions of any emerging demands. DSN-6000 is characterized by the improved efficiency and performance index, as compared to the previous model lineups, on operation in virtual and physical environment.



The series is represented by two models: DSN-6410 iSCSI and DSN-6110 iSCSI. The both models go with the casing designed in 2U form factor, and is intended to be installed into a typical server frame. The models are equipped with twelve bays for drives and SAS interface. The cumulative volume capacity of the bays approximates to 36 Tb. DSN-6410 iSCSI is furnished with a couple of 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, while the DSN-6110 iSCSI model accommodates four Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Solid-State Drive OCZ Agility 4 Review

Up-to-date SSD manufacturers are inclined to employ MLC flash-memory with synchronous interface in their product lines. The implementation of exactly such memory interface allows balancing the advanced performance with moderate price. This is especially vital for SSDs with SATA 3 6Gb/sec interface. Nevertheless, some producers take the challenge to implement flash-memory with asynchronous interface in their drives. As a result, the final products go at more attractive price but with more modest speed characteristics. OCZ dared to overcome this speed drawback by releasing SSD Agility 4 series. The models included in the series are based on asynchronous flash-memory interface and, according to the company's words, prove to show quite decent speed index.



Chief Peculiarities


Despite the prevalence of SandForce controllers implemented in SSDs, OCZ decided to use quite different platform for its new series. Agility 4 employs Indilinx Everest 2 controllers which, in some way, …
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