Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.



Layout and Connectivity


In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).


The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

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 …

Strider Platinum Series ST1200-PT Power Supply Review

While building up enthusiast or gaming system most people concentrate on purchasing the most powerful video cards or the best processors they are able to find and have enough money for. But the one more point most of them leave behind is that they need enough power to run everything. Though overall performance really depends on the choice of a processor and video card, without a quality PSU all the system’s performance will be useless.


Strider Platinum 1200W PSU for High Power Consumption Systems


This review will give you a glance at the SilverStone Strider Platinum 1200W PSU. The whole Strider Platinum series has been created to meet all the growing requirements of both gamers and enthusiasts, as well as those of the professionals. And the 1200W model offers enough power to drive even the most potent systems. This includes not only the highest capacity rate, but two EPS, and also eight PCIe connectors to give enough power to run multiple graphic cards and the …
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