Gigabyte Unleashes a Pair of Brix Mini-PCs for Skylake Platform

Gigabyte keeps on expanding the segment of mini-PCs with its proper Brix solutions. This time the lineup has been replenished with two models: Brix GB-BSCEA-3955 & Brix GB-BSCEHA-3955. The two differ from each other by the height of the case. The first new-comer features 119.4x112.6x34.4 mm dimensions, whereas its companion boasts 119.4x112.6x46.8 mm dimensions. The latter allows for the installation of an additional 2.5-inch drive of 7.0 or 9.5 mm height. Both models are targeting Intel Skylake platforms.

The other characteristics of these mini-PCs are identical. They are based on two-core Intel Celeron 3955U CPUs (14 nm) which operate at 2.0 GHz frequency. Processors cooperate closely with Intel HD Graphics 510 that runs at 300-900 MHz clock frequency. The motherboard PCB (110x105 mm) houses a couple of SO-DIMM slots for DDR4-2133 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB).

Both Brix solutions offer one slot for the installation of M.2 2280 drive and a sole M.2 expansion slot which is …

Multifunctional Monitor Dell P2314H Review

Dell has been one of the stakeholders in the visual solutions segment for a long time. Its updated ‘P’ series of monitors adds to the company’s merits, proving the high quality of provided products. The P2314H is the junior model within the lineup, featuring a number of advanced facilities that correspond to the up-to-date demands of exacting customers. It combines contemporary design and marvelous visual effects just to strike the imagination and facilitate day-to-day work.

Key Specifications

Dell P2314H features the following peculiarities:

— panel: type – AH-IPS, diagonal – 23 inches, aspect ratio – 16:9, response time – 8 ms (GtG), resolution: 1920x1080, backlit – W-LED, brightness – 250 cd/m2, number of displayed colors – 16.7 m, vertical refresh rate – 60 Hz, viewing angles – 178/178 degrees, contrast – 1000:1 (static), 2M:1 (dynamic);

— stand: tilt – from -4 to +21 degrees, rotation – from -45 to +45 degrees, height – 130 …

Zalman Introduces Three New Fan Series for PC Cases

Zalman, a highly-acclaimed designer of miscellaneous hardware pieces, has elaborated three completely new series of low-noise fans: ZM-FDB(SF), ZM-LED(SF) and ZM-Plus(SF). The ‘triple’ embraces the models of 80 mm, 92 mm and 120 mm dimensions. The fans do not support PWM technology, thus feature a stable rotational speed. The most peculiar feature is low noise level (not more than 23 dB), despite the range of speed.

Zalman ZM-FDB(SF) are characterized by the implementation of high-quality fluid-dynamic bearings. Their lifespan is estimated as 150.000 hours. The other two fan series – Zalman ZM-LED(SF) and Zalman ZM-Plus(SF) — involve long-life bearings, which are thought to be quite reliable and effective. Their framework features dust-repelling mechanisms and this promotes for the elongated lifespan.

Certainly, the ‘triple’ enjoys similar features. For instance, all the fans employ an original Shark Fin blades design. It allows for the decrease of airflow …
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