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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Graphics Card HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQX Turbo Review

Developments in the graphics card sector marvel people every single day. Gamers and enthusiasts are craving for new products to be able to play even the most voluminous games, and to work with any graphic material. There are, of course, budget models which offer good opportunities for standard needs. HIS company, an established supplier of alternative cooling systems and PC hardware, has introduced its new graphics card, codenamed HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQX Turbo, with the outstanding cooling system and laudable overclocking performance.



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The initial delivery kit of HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQX Turbo is not distinguished by the abundance of accessories. It contain only the most vital components, necessary for the installation and further utilization: user manual, CD with drivers, CrossFire bridge and adapter, and jackscrew for better transportation.


This graphics card has got bright and individual design that stands in contrast with other products of this …

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.


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