Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.



Layout and Connectivity


In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).


The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

Acer Debuts with Three New All-in-One PCs: Aspire U5-610, Z3-610 and Z3-105

Acer, a well-known designer of displays and PCs, has introduced three new models of all-in-one PCs within the boundaries of IFA 2013. Codenamed Aspire U5-610, Aspire Z3-610 and Aspire Z3-105, the triple features 23-inch sensor monitors, which support Full HD resolution (1920x1080) and run under Windows 8 OS. All three new-comers distinguish themselves by a stylish design and some innovative functions.



The first model under consideration, Acer Aspire U5-610, is a contemporary all-in-one solution intended for home use. It is peculiar by a futuristic design, as well as a whole range of useful facilities. The device comes with the 4th generation Intel Core processor, 16 GB RAM, and a highly efficient Nvidia GeForce GTX 760M graphics adapter. Full HD display ensures the prime quality of imaging and wide viewing angles. The implementation of Remote option enables the control over Windows 8 via a mobile device based on iOS or Android. When connecting those mobile devices by means of …

NZXT Develops a New Generation of Phantom Chassis

NZXT, a company known for the development of multifarious hardware products for gamers and PC enthusiasts, announced a new generation of chassis, supplementing Phantom series. The first model designed under new technologies is codenamed Phantom 820 and will go in Full-Tower form factor. The company promises that the new product will preserve 'gaming-like' external integration with futuristic design, transparent acrylic window with bright lighting, and angular casing lines.



NZXT Phantom 820 will be compatible with a range of motherboard standards, including uITX, mATX, ATX, E-ATX, and XL-ATX. Its dimensions allow for the integration of six 3.5/2.5-inch drives, four 5.25-inch drives, nine slots for expansion cards of PCI standard, and graphics adapters of up to 350 mm in length (with two HDD bays). There is also a possibility to install a water-cooling system instead of pre-installed air-cooling system.


The nominal delivery stipulates the installation of two 200 mm fans (one …
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