Hard drives still confidently dominate on the notebook market, according to analysts

SSDs are gradually penetrating into mobile computers, but can not yet can become a serious competitor of hard disk drives. Even recently observed slowdown in demand for notebooks with hard drives will not lead to a decrease of the part pf these models in favour of laptops, where SSD is the main storage, analysts believe.



According to the first quarter of this year, models from the HDD larger than 500GB, offered at $ 450-550, formed the largest segment of the market at a rate of 32% of total deliveries. Second place with 26% take laptops with HDD capacity over 320GB, which cost $ 350-450. They are followed by models with HDD larger than 640GB ($ 550-650 price range), than go HDD larger than 750GB ($ 650-750), they are followed — with 250 GB HDD (price less than $ 350), next — the HDD larger than 1 TB ($ 750-900). And only in last place, relevant to market by about 3%, are laptops with SSD volume 128GB or HDD with very large volume (price — $ 900 or more).


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MSI Outs ECO Motherboards for Socket LGA1151

Launched first in 2014, ECO lineup of motherboards from MSI has recently been replenished by a triplet of models for socket LGA1151. The new-comers boast a wide range of power-efficient facilities as well as an optimal performance level. Thus, the users will enjoy the most advanced technologies without sacrificing performance. All three mainboards are developed in micro-ATX form-factor and employ Military Class 4 hardware base, although their other specifications differ.



MSI H170M ECO is designed on Intel H170 chipset, ready to accept Intel Core i3/i5/i7, Pentium & Celeron CPUs for socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates two DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4-2133 MHz memory modules (up to 32 GB capacity). Storage subsystem offers 6x SATA III ports, while expansion is supported by 2x PCIe 3.0 x1 and one PCIe 3.0 x16 slots.


Audio subsystem is based on 7.1-channel Realtek ALC887 controller. The organization of network is entrusted to Intel I219V controller via LAN port. The …

Overview of the LogicPower 7777 Case

In the last couple of years, the chassis with the division of the interior into two zones has become very popular. In the lower part, as a rule, there is a power supply unit and drives, and in the upper part – all the other components. Almost all manufacturers now have similar models. This fashion did not pass around LogicPower, where it was embodied in the case of LP 7777 from the Perfect series.


Characteristics

Case type: Midi-Tower

Dimensions, mm: 470 (H) x 210 (W) x 448 (D)

Material: ABS plastic, steel

Weight, kg: 4.4

Color: Black

Form factor: ATX

Devices 5.25": 2

3.5" external devices: –

3.5"/2.5" internal devices: 2/2

Supported expansion slots: 7

Front fans: 3 x 120 mm (optional)

Upper fans: 1 x 120/140 mm (optional)

Rear fans: 1 x 120 mm (optional)

Side fans: 2 x 120 mm (optional)

Internal fans: 2 x 120 mm (optional)

Interface sockets: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, microphone in and headphone out

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