A New Series of Haswell-Based Gigabyte Brix Mini-PCs

The appearance of Brix mini-PCs last spring was Gigabyte’s debut in this market segment. The first products were elaborated specifically for Intel Ivy Bridge processors. However, the company decided to update the line of ultra-compact PCs with four new models. Entitled GB-BXCE-2955, GB-BXi7-4500, GB-BXi5-4200, and GB-BXi3-4010, the products are characterized by the support of power-efficient Intel Haswell CPUs.



The most efficient model is Gigabyte GB-BXi7-4500 with the integrated Intel Core i7-4500U processor (1.8/3.0 GHz), whereas the least efficient turns to be Gigabyte GB-BXCE-2955, based on Intel Celeron 2955U (1.4 GHz). At the same time, Gigabyte GB-BXi5-4200 is equipped with Intel Core i5-4200U CPU (1.6/2.6 GHz) and Gigabyte GB-BXi3-4010 comes with Intel Corei3-4010U solution (1.7 GHz).


Except for diverse CPUs, all four Brix mini-PCs feature practically analogous specifications:

— dimensions: 114.4x107.6x29.9 mm;

— memory: two DIMM slots, support for 16 …

Network Storage Synology DS413j Review

NAS Synology DS413j is considered to be a perfect solution for home-based platforms. Its elaborated performance provides for fast and efficient completion of any set task, while its loud design might become an embellishment for any home system. Unlike other NAS solutions developed by Synology, DS413j is controlled by an updated software complex DSM 4.1 that features a range of innovations useful for individual and corporate customers.



Design and Ergonomics


NAS Synology DS413j is a four-disk storage station, housed in a white patent plastic with a gray stuffing on the clipboard. The rear panel is removable as it serves a basic means for the installation of disk drives. The frontal panel contains six LED indicators which signify about the activity of network interface, emerging errors, disk drive operation. Large 'Power' button is located in the central part; the upper and lower parts of the panel are alloted for ventilation grids.


All interfaces and sockets found …

Aerocool to Start Selling Its New PC Cases VS-92

Aerocool Advanced Technologies has introduced its new series of PC cases, codenamed VS-92. The series replenishes the PGS-V line and is attributed to a budgetary segment. The cases will be delivered in two color variations (white and black) to comply with the majority of working environments (offices or home-based gaming stations). Aerocool promises to put both models on sale already this month.



PC chassis VS-92 are designed in mid-tower form-factor, featuring 455x200x460 mm dimensions. The cases themselves are made of steel and have got a window on their side facet. Their exterior design is notable by the availability of three 5.25-inch drive bays covered by dedicated grids, two high-speed USB 3.0 ports, two conventional 3.5 mm audio ports, and LCD display connected with temperature-sensitive element.


Internal configuration is estimated for the installation of ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, CPU coolers of up to 158 mm in height, as well as graphics cards of up to 400 mm …
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