Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H: plus two ports Thunderbolt, plus 40 euros

Gigabyte has released the first motherboard form factor microATX, equipped with two ports Thunderbolt — GA-Z77MX-D3H TH. Taking into account the availability of the precursor (Z77MX-D3H), it’s interesting to compare the design and price of these models. First, about the cost of the product. The novelty is estimated at € 150, and its «little sister» — at € 108,50. If to subtract 10 euros from each of two amounts, there will be the minimum for which the cards will be available soon.

Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H TH

What causes the difference in more than 40 euros? In general, the presence of two ports Intel Thunderbolt 10 Gb / s, which are implemented by the controller Intel DSL3510L. A high-speed connection can simultaneously serve several drives and a monitor. Minor changes were made to the design of the CPU power supply subsystem, which, nevertheless, remained a 6-channel. One of the long PCI Express slots was replaced by the second PCI-E 2.0 x1.

By and large, …

NZXT to Launch a New Line of Powerful PSUs

Developers from NZXT decided to revive a series of prime power supply units, codenamed HALE90, launched in 2010 by designing a new line of powerful units. The line has been entitled HALE90 V2 and includes three models of 850W, 1000W, and 1200W power. All three models are notable by the availability of 80Plus Gold certificate that verifies their high-performance and reliability.

Unlike the majority of similar products, HALE90 V2 are housed in casings of white color with black insertions that add some elegance to the overall design. The units are characterized by a totally modular cabling (including 24-pin ATX connector); this is called to dramatically simplify the accomplishment of individual wire sheath on modding. One of the peculiarities of this PSU line is rigid connection of the mainboard with the cable board, while the majority of rival PSUs employ flexible wires.

Voltage 12V generation is realized by means of a single rail. The platform is developed according to …

Samsung Ativ One 7 2014 Edition: All-in-One PC with Bluetooth Music Play Support

Samsung is glad to show off its newest all-in-one solution, codenamed Ativ One 7 2014 Edition. The device features 24-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution. It is noteworthy that its design has a visual integrity with mobile devices of Samsung Galaxy series, boasting a minimalistic exterior and 26.6 mm thickness. Therein, the screen frame equals to 4.5 mm only. The company does not provide information about the pricing, although the release is scheduled for February.

Samsung Ativ One 7 2014 Edition is based on IPS panel with anti-glare coating. It ensures the ultimate viewing angles in both aspects (178/178) and the production of high-quality imaging. The heart of the system is Intel Haswell platform. Designers offer model variations with Intel Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs with an integrated graphics.

Additionally, the device is furnished with 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, and a slot for 3-in-1 memory cards. It’s also feasible to add a second drive: either one …
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