Philips Launches 258B6QUEB QHD Monitor with Type-C Port

As part of the Philips Monitors brand, MMD has introduced 258B6QUEB QHD monitor – the first solution in the lineup to support USB 3.1 Type-C interface. This port allows for transferring data and charging external devices (simultaneously) via a single cable. This simplifies the interaction between the display and mobile devices. Along with an advanced Type-C, the model features a set of traditional ports: 3x USB 3.0, VGA, DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort 1.2.

Philips 258B6QUEB QHD is based on a 25-inch IPS panel, supporting 2560x1440 resolution. It boasts premium color rendering, aspect ratio of 16:9, the widest viewing angles (178/178), standard static contrast of 1000:1, and the top brightness on 350 cd/m2. The panel is fitted with a power-efficient WLED backlight. Besides, the display supports 16.7 million colors.

The new-comer accommodates a couple of 2-watt speakers and 100 mm VESA bracket for wall mounting. The integrated SmartErgoBase enables tilting, pivoting, and …

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, …

A Pair of New A88X-Based Motherboards for Socket FM2(+) from ASRock

According to the ASRock official website, the company has just unveiled the specifications of its two new motherboards, based on AMD A88X chipset. Codenamed FM2A88M Extreme4+ and FM2A88X Extreme6+, this couple has joined A-Style Series lineup and is estimated for APUs from AMD that support Socket FM2/FM2+ and have not more than 100 W TDP level. The realization of ASRock XFast 555 concept, which embraces XFast RAM/USB/LAN options, is the feature that unites both new-comers. Nevertheless, there are a lot of distinguishing features that make each model so peculiar.

ASRock FM2A88M Extreme4+ boasts the following specifications:

— form-factor: micro-ATX;

— memory: 4 DIMM slots, support for DDR3 modules running at 1066-2600+ (O.C) MHz, two-channel operational mode, maximal capacity – 64 GB;

— power supply system: digital controller, 4+2-phase power scheme;

— expansion facilities: one PCI slot, one PCIe 2.0 x1, one PCIe 2.0 x16, one PCIe 3.0 x16;

— storage: …
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