Review of Network Drive IconBIT I-Stor IS308

Production of a new model is positioned as a replacement for modern routers with features of sharing USB-carriers. IS308 — the budget class — single-disk storage is a good device for visiting friends for movies, or for backup. In general, it is used for tasks which are not mission-critical of data loss. The speed and functionality are secondary, the main thing — the price and design. At a price of 90 $, IconBIT IS308 offers the buyer an autonomous Torrent-downloader, a network drive, support for protocols Samba and FTP, gigabit network interface and USB 3.0 port.

The device has stylish black aluminium hull and comes with a stand for vertical installation. IconBIT iS308 looks more like a normal external hard drive rather than the NAS. And if for someone Synology design seems too plastic, and QNAP — too angular, the iconBIT iS308 looks modern, simple and stylish.

The next thing that catches an eye — is the lack of a fan. Finally, there is a NAS with passive cooling. …

Shuttle SH87R6: Barebones Mini-PC with Outstanding Capabilities

Shuttle is happy to introduce its new elaboration – barebones system on Intel Haswell basis, codenamed SH87R6. The new-comer joins the ranks of XPC series and features 332x216x198 mm dimensions. It offers all users freedom in assembling PC systems of various configurations and is predestined to be employed as HTPC system or as a device for professional digital multimedia.

Mini-PC Shuttle SH87R6 supports the latest Intel’s processors of Intel Haswell family (Core i3/i5/i7) and comes with an integrated Intel HD Graphics that is compatible with DirectX 11.1 technology. Haswell-based systems might boast some striking performance and computing characteristics. The model comes also with four full-size DIMM slots for the integration of DDR3 memory modules (up to 1600 MHz and 32 GB capacity) and 300W PSU, certified with 80Plus Bronze standard. The latter is able to provide for the best efficiency and power-saving operation.

Expansion facilities are offered by one PCIe x16 slot …

High-Contrast Monitor BenQ BL2711U Review

There are plenty of good monitors nowadays. Nonetheless, not all of them offer a comprehensive list of much-thought facilities. BenQ decided to fill up the gap by introducing BL2711U display. The model boasts not only a remarkable image presentation but also an improved functionality. Let’s review BenQ BL2711U in more details.


BenQ BL2711U features the following specifications:

— panel type: IPS with W-LED backlight;

— dimensions: 639x411(551)x240 mm with the stand, 27-inch diagonal;

— aspect ratio: 16:9;

— resolution: 3840x2160 pixels;

— viewing angles: 178/178 degrees h/v;

— maximal brightness: 300 cd/m2;

— contract index: static — 1000:1, dynamic – 20M:1;

— response time: 12 ms, 4 ms in GtG environment;

— amount of displayed colors: 1.07 billion;

— power consumption: maximal – 42 W, idle/standby mode – 0.5 W;

— audio: onboard speakers, 3 W each;

— interfaces: video – DisplayPort 1.2, DL …
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