Intel is preparing a quad-core Core i7-3740QM, 3840QM and 3940XM

In late September — early October, Intel plans to update the lineup of Core i7 processors on the cores generation Ivy Bridge (22 nm). It is expected that within a few months users will witness the announcement of the CPU for laptops Core i7-3740QM, 3840QM and 3940XM, which will replace released in April 3720QM, 3820QM and 3920XM, respectively.

According to the information from web resources, the trio will receive an increase of 100 MHz from the predecessors, retaining the previous TDP and probably the recommended price. A common feature of the new processors is four x86-cores that handle data in 8 threads (Hyper-Threading).

Core i7-3940XM operates at a nominal frequency of 3 GHz, equipped with 8 MB cache of the third level, two-channel controllers DDR3-1333/1600, graphics subsystem Intel HD 4000. There is support for dynamic overclocking Turbo Boost, Virtualization VT-x and VT-d, new commands AES and instructions AVX. TDP 3940XM is 55 watts.

Core i7-3840QM has almost …

HGST Announces Corporate-Class Ultrastar C10K1800 Hard Drives

Despite the emergence of ultra-fast and voluminous SSD devices, data processing centers still require classical storage solutions. Hence, HGST, an affiliate company of Western Digital, decided to comply with the corporate demands by introducing budgetary hard drives entitled Ultrastar C10K1800. The new-comers are targeting exactly DPC-systems which are in need of high performance combined with fail-safe behavior.

HGST Ultrastar C10K1800 drives feature 2.5-inch form-factor and come in diverse capacity variations (from 300 GB to 1.8 TB). The models employ SAS interface with 12 Gb/sec throughput. It should be noted that designers involved the minimal amount of plates on the maximal possible tape density. The latter are thought to rotate with 10.520 RPM.

The implementation of only few plates provides for the reduction of power consumption; this is supposed to be a great benefit since the drives are estimated for a durable 24/7 operation. Thus, an average power consumption …

Eizo Announces a New PC Monitor with 4:3 Aspect Ratio

Eizo Nanao Corporation, a Japanese innovator in the field of display design, has just announced the release of its new PC monitor, codenamed FlexScan S2133-H. The model features 21.3 inch display with 1600x1200 resolution, and nearly foursquare 4:3 aspect ratio. Based on IPS array with a power-saving LED backlit, this monitor is primarily targeting corporate and industrial users.

Monitor FlexScan S2133-H is notable by mat screen coverage and the availability of light sensor which allows adjusting the brightness in automatic mode, due to the support of Auto EcoView option. In free sale this model will be delivered in two color variations – white and black – and will be sustained by a 5-year’s limited warranty.

An advanced IPS panel ensures the most ‘true-to-life’ imaging and high-quality video effects. Therefore, the maximal brightness claimed for this model equals to 420 cd/m2, array response time equals to 6 ms, viewing angles achieve the index of 178/178 …
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