Overview of the MSI B250M Mortar Motherboard

January of 2017 was marked by the emergence of new processors Intel Kaby Lake-S, while the motherboard manufacturers have released products based on fresh 200- series chipsets. The PCH execution identity allows vendors to produce different models based on the earlier designed PCB. MSI B250M Mortar is one of the kind, as the manufacturer has a similar model – MSI Z270M Mortar.


Technical Characteristics



In fact, B250 is the youngest of the latest generation products. The most significant of its innovations is supporting the work of drives with PCI-E interface, mainly implemented in the popular now format M.2. The model is equipped with an expansion slot of this type. Additional adapters are unavailable, so all the possibilities come through Intel B250. The network interface uses the Intel controller, and the sound is formed by Realtek ALC892.


The B250M’s characteristics are as follows:


• Chipset – Intel B250 • Processor socket – Socket 1151 • …

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 …

AOC Expands Its Lineup of PC Monitors with 69ID Series

AOC, a renowned developer of PC displays, has recently showcased its new series of IPS/AH-IPS monitors, entitled 69ID. According to the manufacturer, all models within the series feature the latest visual facilities, including 3D technology, and boast the most updated bezel-less framework. The users will get an opportunity of acquiring affordable 21.5-inch, 23-inch and 27-inch displays to be employed in office or home environment. Upon the whole, the new series counts six monitor models: AOC 69ID i2269Vw, AOC 69ID d2769Vh, AOC 69ID i2769Vm, AOC 69ID i2369v, AOC 69ID i2369Vm, and AOC 69ID i2269Vwm.



All 69ID displays support Full HD resolution and are equipped with white LED backlight. The latter is characterized by power-saving facilities. In combination with Eco Mode and e-Saver, LED backlight allows for a substantial cut in power consumption. In regards to design, the frontal coverage and a stand are made of brushed aluminum, whereas the rear panel distinguishes by a glossy …
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