Fractal Design Updates Its Core 1000 Chassis to USB 3.0 Version

Fractal Design, an outstanding Swedish PC cases developer, decided to update its mini-tower Core 1000 chassis model with the purpose to heighten its competitive power. Released in 2011, this case has not undergone major design renovations but its layout has been a bit modernized: the manufacturers integrated a single super-speed USB 3.0 port to provide for a better performance.



Codenamed Core 1000 USB 3.0, this chassis features 175x355x420 mm dimensions and supports mini-ITX/micro-ATX motherboards. It’s housed in a totally black, austere casing and has got a grid-like frontal panel with removable anti-dust filters. Internal layout is predestined to accommodate two 5.25-inch drive bays, two 3.5-inch HDD bays or three 2.5-inch SSD/HDD bays, four PCI expansion cards, CPU coolers of up to 148 mm in height, PSUs of up to 185 mm in length, as well as graphics cards of up to 350 mm in length (without HDD bay) or up to 210 mm in length with an installed HDD bay.


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Greeting Affordable Brix GB-BPCE-3350 Mini-PC from Gigabyte

Gigabyte has surfaced a budget-oriented mini-PC of Brix series, entitled Brix GB-BPCE-3350. The new-comer is designed on Intel Apollo Lake CPU (14 nm) and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 500 graphics core. The Intel Celeron N3350 operates at 1.1 GHz frequency but might be overclocked up to 2.4 GHz (TDP – 6 W). The GPU runs at 200-650 MHz frequency.



Gigabyte Brix GB-BPCE-3350 comes with a pair of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory modules which operate at 1866 MHz frequency (maximum of 8 GB). Storage subsystem is introduced by a single SATA III port and microSD card-reader. The availability of a single M.2 2230 slot ensures the model’s expansion facilities. Initially, this slot is occupied by Wi-Fi + Bluetooth adapter (Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168).


To continue, this mini-PC employs a couple of controllers – Realtek ALC255 & Realtek RTL8111HD – which take care of audio and network subsystems. The front I/O panel offers a pair of USB 3.0 ports, one D-Sub port and one 3.5-mm …

Revel in Gaudy Images with PC Monitor Asus VX239H

All devotees of high-quality imaging are now able to satisfy their need for accurate, bright and sharp color representation with the help of a new PC monitor, elaborated by Asus. Codenamed Asus VX239H, this monitor is a combination of ultimate facilities, elegant design and perfect ergonomics. In order to create a truly high-end product, the manufacturers employed an ultra-thin frame (0.8 mm depth) and an original display stand. It should be mentioned also that the maximal depth of the entire case makes up 14.5 mm only.



Monitor VX239H is based on AH-IPS array and features 23-inch display with the maximal resolution of 1920x1080 (Full HD quality). The implementation of IPS panel ensures prominent color rendering, wide viewing angles (178/178 degreed H/V), perfect brightness (250 cd/m2), and a rather fast response time of 5 ms. Such specifications provide for a comfortable display of dynamic scenes. Besides, this model supports Asus Smart Contrast Ratio technology that allows …
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