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 …

SilverStone Heligon HE01 - a new super-cooler

The Taiwanese company introduced a bulky cooler SilverStone Heligon HE01, which is designed to cool down more or less all types of modern CPUs — from Intel LGA775 up to LGA2011 and from AMD AM2 to AMD AM3 + / FM2.

The construction does not weigh less than 1.1 kg, since in addition to two-part radiator (926 g) it is equipped with fan of 140x140x38 mm size. Linear dimensions of Heligon HE01 are 140 mm in width, 119 mm in length and 160 mm in height. Staples that hold the fan, take a few millimetres of space.

The thickness of a pair of «towers», joined by six nickel-plated copper heat pipes with a diameter of 6 mm, is uneven. The intense air flow passes successively through a thin array of aluminium fins, and then through the fan, afterwards through a larger section of the radiator. Copper base with nickel cover is protected with a film from scratches.

The manufacturer claims that Heligon HE01 will cope with the withdrawal of 300 watts of heating power.

Regular …

Kingmax UD-09: USB flash drive for demanding users

The new USB-drive Kingmax UD-09 is positioned as a model for real city dweller, who counts every minute of the life. It does not cost too much money, functions fast and just looks nice.

This flash drive can be a real workhorse for any modern user. Model Kingmax UD-09 is not quite so budget solution, but it does not belong to an elite line of drives KINGMAX Digital Inc. The manufacturer is positioning this device as a USB flash drive for the hurried urban dweller, and the entire series of USB-drives is called none other than Urban. A feature of this particular model is that it has a quick interface USB 3.0. Let's see how productive would be this novelty.

Technical characteristics of Kingmax UD-09:

Available capacity 8 GB / 16/32

Capacity of reviewing sample, 32 GB

USB 3.0 interface

Enclosure Type Seating cap

Material Aluminum

Color: Black / Silver

Dimensions 63x19x9 mm

Mass, g 10

Warranty, months 60

The plastic blister of the new product is not …
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