A 55” AIO by Cisco Performs at Least Three Functions for the Perfect Conferencing Experience

The Cisco Company has demonstrated a new huge all-in-one PC, called Spark Board.



This device has got a 55-inch 4K UHD touch screen, though, an optional 70” version is forthcoming. Key Spark Board specifications also include a camera, supporting 4K video, speakers, several microphones, wireless interface adapters, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and two USB 3.0 ports. The Cisco AIO is driven by the NVIDIA's Jetson TX1 supercomputer with 1 TFLOPS Tegra SoC.

The platform under consideration was chosen to implement benefits of Cisco Spark Board OS functions.


Mostly the novelty is intended for meetings and simultaneously operates as a screen for presentations, an interactive board for collaboration and a conferencing device.


Spark Board weighs 39.8 kg and is 814 х 1283 х 49 mm in size. It is available at the cost of $5000 plus one should pay extra $200 per month for the software.

Crucial Teases New TLC-Based BX200 Solid-State Drive

Crucial has found a way to consolidate the needs of budget- and efficiency-oriented customer groups. Therefore, it developed a new series of SSDs, based on TLC memory. The BX200 2.5-inch drives (7 mm case depth) come equipped with 16-nm chips by Micron as well as Silicon Motion SM2256 controller. All the models share SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and are compatible with Crucial Storage Executive & Acronis True Image HD utilities.



Crucial BX200 are available in three capacity versions: 240 GB, 480 GB and 960 GB. Their maximal sequential Read/Write speed makes up 540/490 Mb/sec, whereas the maximal random Read/Write index achieves 66.000 & 78.000 IOPS correspondingly. As far as one can see, there is no visible decrease in performance, if compared with MLC memory showings.


The new-comers are estimated for 72 TB of data lifespan; this equals to 40 GB of daily loading over a span of 5 years (MTBF – 1.500.000 hours). In order to provide for the utmost reliability, Crucial adds a …

Motherboard MSI Z270 Gaming M5 Review (Part II)

So, let's continue reviewing the new motherbord recently released by the MSI company — Z270 Gaming M5.


UEFI Features

The MSI company UEFI appearance has not at all changed. It is called the Click BIOS 5. A mechanism M-Flash, which has already worked without any remarks, is used to update the firmware. Basic mode allows to learn in detail about the processor, memory and storage devices used in the system. Moreover, here you can customize the work of coolers, enable XMP profile, or use the services of instant acceleration realized by the company’s engineers. The selected shell items may be optionally gathered in one of the five individual sections.


Hardware Monitor component will show the four most important current values for voltages acceleration. Just six coolers can change the momentum by scripts generated on the board. An interactive version is exclusively used for CPU 1 and PUMP 1 pads. The four system fans operate initially at a fixed speed, but still you can …
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