MSI Announces Z170A PC Mate Mainboard

MSI has recently habituated to launching ever newer and more efficient mainboards. This time the company unveils Z170A PC Mate full ATX model that draws power via 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS sockets. It is based on Intel Z170 chipset and is estimated for Intel Core LGA1151 (Skylake) CPUs. The core cooperates closely with DDR4 3300 MHz memory (4 slots are available, two-channel mode), the maximal volume of which might achieve 64 GB.

MSI Z170A PC Mate comes equipped with 6-phase VRM system. The model is rich in expansion facilities: it offers one PCI Express 3.0 x16, one PCI Express 3.0 x4, three PCI Express 3.0 x1, and a pair of PCI slots. The connection of drives is realized due to 1x M.2 slot 32 Gb/sec, 1x SATA Express 16 Gb/sec, and 6x SATA III 6 Gb/sec.

As far as interfaces are concerned, this motherboard houses six USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports, a couple of USB 3.1 ports, as well as three different video ports: HDMI 2.0, D-Sub and DVI. Besides, network connection …

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.

IT professionals and analysts forecast the …

Monitor Dell U2713HM Review

Monitors with high resolution have deeply penetrated into our lives. Full HD resolution is considered to be a necessity for the up-to-date video standard, so manufacturers of not only PC monitors but also other devices, such as smart phones, mobile gadgets, etc., try to implement this standard into their products. Still, progress marvels us with a new development: more advanced WQHD resolution of 2560x1440 is gradually integrated into the monitors. Dell decided not to lag behind the pioneers in this sphere and designed a new model U2712HM.

Design and Ergonomics

Monitor Dell U2713HM is housed in a black or silver-black dull casing. The implementation of WLED lighting allowed the manufacturer to reduce the depth of the enclosure. It is fixed on a durable plastic stand connected to a black base with beveled angles and a central turntable. The base is made of solid metal; its rear board accommodates six rubber feet which are firmly pressed to the surface and save the monitor …
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