Full-Tower Chassis Fractal Design Arc XL Review

Fractal Design approved itself as a reputable manufacturer of PC chassis long time ago. Nowadays, the company’s inventory embraces four lines of cases, intended for varied customer groups. Curiously enough, Arc series is a twin-brother of Define series in terms of framework, although it is differentiated by an improved ventilation. The Arc XL is a large-scale representative of the line, featuring a sleek design and offering huge integration facilities.

Basic Features

Fractal Design Arc XL is a full-tower chassis featuring 572x232x552 mm dimensions. The case is made of black steel with plastic inclusions. Its internal layout is ready to accommodate all types of motherboards, including the largest formats (XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, mini-ITX, micro-ATX). Storage section is rich in four 5.25-inch drive cages (external) and ten 3.5/2.5-inch cages (internal). The availability of nine expansion slots allows for the creation of various graphics and multimedia configurations.

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LG Puts on Sale 27EA83 Monitor with Impressive Resolution

Monitors with high resolution are not rarity nowadays. However, LG still managed to marvel the general public with its new monitor model 27EA83 that features really impressive resolution: 2560x1440, also knows as WQHD. The manufacturer has already put it on sale but only by reservation. The price for such a marvelous product fluctuates within the boundaries of $960.

Model 27EA83 features 27 inch IPS panel that is equipped with a power-efficient LED backlight. The estimated array response time does not go beyond 6 ms. According to the official data uncovered by LG, this monitor comprises up to 98% of Adobe RGB color spacing. The maximal display brightness achieves 350 cd/m2, while viewing angles, both vertical and horizontal, equal to 178 degrees. Static contrast is fixed at 1000:1 and dynamic contrast comprises 5 million to 1.

LG furnishes its 27EA83 monitor with a functional stand. Due to its facilities the user is able to adjust the angle of gradient, display height, …

GeIL Officially Introduces Zenith S3 SSD Series

GeIL, which is known for its high-end memory modules, drives, and other PC components, is going to release a new SSD series, codenamed Zenith S3. The series will embrace three models of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB capacity. All of them will be developed in 2.5-inch form-factor and will employ SATA III 6Gb/sec interface. The differentiation between the models is seen not only in their capacities but also in their speed performance, the index of which will be uncovered below.

Zenith S3 line is based on MLC NAND flash-chips designed under 25 nm technological process. As for the speed characteristics, all models in the series prove to demonstrate the maximal performance on random Write operations (4KB) – up to 70000 IOPS. When touching upon sequential speeds, each model shows different indeces:

— GZ25S2L-60G: maximal sequential Read speed – 500MB/sec, maximal sequential Write speed – 480MB/sec (recommended price — $70);

— GZ25S3L-120G: maximal sequential Read speed – …
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