The Forthcoming Switch to 5 mm HDD Models

Nowadays HDD segment is represented by various products from various companies. However, with the development and release of ultrabooks, manufacturers directed their production to the hybrid-type drives. This resulted in the predominance of hybrid solutions in the market.

Recently Itel has advanced a motion to digress somehow from the production of hybrid drives and switch to the decrease of traditional HDDs dimensions to 5 mm in casing depth. According to the company's assumptions, such change could moderate the price for drives and provide the necessary volume capacity for ultrabooks.

Some manufacturers have already directed a part of their technological powers to the design of HDDs with 5 mm casings. Nevertheless, there appeared a couple of obstacles on their way: the necessity to stabilize data reading and writing activities, and increase of costs spent on drives' production. This will result in the rise of end price.

IT professionals and analysts forecast the …

Meet a New 32” BL3200PT Monitor from BenQ

BenQ is about to introduce in the European market its newest PC monitor with WQHD resolution. Entitled BL3200PT, this 32-inch model is targeting professional users with exacting demands. The monitor features a sleek design, a slim frame, and an unusual stand that resembles a flat spring fixed to the base by a screw. The recommended by the manufacturer price will fluctuate within the measures of 600 EUR.

BenQ BL3200PT is based on VA panel, accompanied by LED backlit. It offers 2560x1440 pixels resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 4 ms response time (GtG) and 12 ms response time (BwB), 100% sRGB color gamut, 300 cd/m2 brightness, as well as the widest viewing angles: 178 degrees in both, vertical and horizontal aspects. Besides, the monitor ensures 3000:1 static contrast and some 12M:1 dynamic one.

To proceed with the specifications, the new-comer complies with the majority of international standards, including Energy Star 5.2, TCO 6.0 and EPEAT Silver. In keeping with the data, …

Greeting PowerColor Radeon R9 290X New-Generation Graphics Cards

PowerColor has officially introduced a pair of high-efficiency graphics cards developed on the new-generation Radeon R9 290X series adapters. Codenamed PowerColor Radeon R9 290X, both new-comers support the latest graphics technologies, i.e. DirectX 11.2 and OpenGL 4.2. The models feature a totally identical design, still there is one differentiation: one of the models is equipped with a key to Battlefield 4 game. Such ‘bonus’ has resulted in a bit heightened price of $580, if compared with the standard model that costs $550.

Both cards are based on AMD Hawaii XT chip. It has been dynamically overclocked by PowerColor to 1030 MHz, whereas the nominal clock frequency remained the same – 800 MHz. In order to enhance the performance, the GPU has been supplemented with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory with 512-bit interface that runs at 5000 MHz.

To proceed with the specifications, both graphics adapters accommodate four rear video ports (HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I, and DVI-D). …
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