Hard drives still confidently dominate on the notebook market, according to analysts

SSDs are gradually penetrating into mobile computers, but can not yet can become a serious competitor of hard disk drives. Even recently observed slowdown in demand for notebooks with hard drives will not lead to a decrease of the part pf these models in favour of laptops, where SSD is the main storage, analysts believe.



According to the first quarter of this year, models from the HDD larger than 500GB, offered at $ 450-550, formed the largest segment of the market at a rate of 32% of total deliveries. Second place with 26% take laptops with HDD capacity over 320GB, which cost $ 350-450. They are followed by models with HDD larger than 640GB ($ 550-650 price range), than go HDD larger than 750GB ($ 650-750), they are followed — with 250 GB HDD (price less than $ 350), next — the HDD larger than 1 TB ($ 750-900). And only in last place, relevant to market by about 3%, are laptops with SSD volume 128GB or HDD with very large volume (price — $ 900 or more).


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Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 Enters into the Market

News about the forthcoming release of the updated motherboard Sabertooth 990FX was voiced by Asus earlier this year. Nevertheless, the release of long-awaited motherboard has been delayed till mid August, and these days the product can be already found in the market. Primarily, Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 is notable for the availability of OS Windows 8 conformance certificate.



The updated motherboard is compatible with AM3 and AM3+ processors and boasts a bunch of advanced solutions. Among the most striking innovations implemented by Asus, the substitute of old-fashioned JMicron JMB362 controller by a more progressive controller from ASMedia added to the board's functionality. In addition, the manufacturer supplemented the layout with one more ASMedia ASM1042 controller that allowed to integrate USB 3.0 interface. The implemented in earlier version micro scheme Realtek RTL8111E has been also substituted by RTL8111F scheme; at the same time, IEEE 1394a interface has been totally …

Philips Launches BDM4350UC Monitor

MMD, within the framework of Philips Monitors brand, has recently launched a 43-inch monitor, entitled BDM4350UC. In the first instance, the model positions itself as a solution for engineers, graphics professionals, animators as well as other people, searching for a large working area. The display features 16:9 aspect ratio & 3840x2160 pixels resolution, secured by IPS panel with W-LED backlight.



Philips BDM4350UC is known to support 4K MultiView technology that splits the screen area into four different sectors, allowing for the demonstration of data in Full HD resolution from four devices. Therewith, the user gets a tool which combines 4 monitors within a single display.


The integrated IPS panel features the widest possible viewing angles — 178 degrees in both aspects. The response time equals to 5 ms, while the maximal brightness index achieves 300 cd/m2. Static & dynamic contrast showings make up 1200:1 & 50M:1. The monitor is able to display 1.07 billion colors.
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