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 …

Transcend Launches New mSATA and Half-Slim SATA SSD Solutions

Transcend, a renowned manufacturer of diverse data storage solutions, launches three new SSD models targeting industrial sector. Codenamed MSA740 and MSA630, the two models are developed in mSATA form-factor, while their companion, entitled HSD630, has got half-slim SATA format. In retail sale all three SSD lines are available in several capacity variations. Hence, MSA740 with SATA III 6Gb/sec interface goes with 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB capacities; at the same time, MSA630 and HSD630, featuring SATA II 3Gb/sec interface, go with 32 GB and 64 GB capacities only. All three SSD lines are characterized by a proven durability, stability of operation, and low power consumption, combined with an utmost efficiency.



SSD Transcend MSA740 features 29.85x50.8x4 mm dimensions and is equipped with a powerful controller that promotes for the highest speed showings. The maximal sequential Read/Write speed equals to 520/270 MB/sec correspondingly, while the maximal random Read speed (4KB blocks) …

New All-in-One Business Solution MSI AP190

MSI has just unveiled its newest all-in-one PC, codenamed AP190. The model of 575x447x197 mm dimensions is an ideal solution for corporate needs with a sleek design and outstanding possibilities. It features a removable rack that facilitates in switching the display into a portrait mode and in manipulation with sensor functional. Along with the display, the customers receive a keyboard, a wired mouse, and an optional TV-tuner. MSI promises to launch AP190 already in late January, though pricing is still unknown.



MSI AP190 runs under Windows 8.1 platform. The heart of the system is a two-core Intel Celeron 1037U CPU with an integrated Intel HD Graphics controller. Its maximal TDP level makes up 12 W only. The model features 18.5-inch display, supporting 1366x768 resolution.


Along with 4 GB DDR3 memory, this all-in-one solution is equipped with 3.5-inch drive of 500 GB capacity (SATA 6 Gb/sec), DVD SuperMulti drive, multi-format card-reader, a web cam, two inbuilt speakers …
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