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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Meeting Four New PSU Series from LEPA

Ecomaster has recently expanded its production line by four new PSU series under LEPA brand name. Codenamed P, GM MaxGold, GM MaxBron and MX, this quadruple is targeting high-end, middle-end, and mainstream market segments. It is noteworthy that each of the series involves several models of various power and efficiency showings to meet the power supply requirements of diverse PC systems.


LEPA P


P series is attributed to the high-end market segment and consists of three high-capacity models: P1700-MA, P1375-MA and P1050-MA with 1700 W, 1375 W and 1050 W correspondingly. The triple features totally modular cable management system and identical cooling system, introduced by 135 mm low-noise fan on ball bearing. Super high efficiency level allowed all power supply units within the series to receive 80Plus Platinum certificate.


LEPA GM MaxGold


GM MaxGold series boasts 80Plus Gold certificate due to high power efficiency. The series includes five models that feature a …

Intel to Take Care about Power-Efficiency of Ivy Bridge Processors

The rising competition between the two giants in the manufacture of processing units, Intel and AMD, makes each of the two invent ever newer technologies and implement them in their products. The attempts to dominate in the market and win as many consumers usually develop into brand new approaches and brand new advanced facilities.



In this light, Intel is going to upgrade its Ivy Bridge processors to make them more power-efficient. But power-efficiency does not imply that processing units will show less performance; quite the contrary, the manufacturer is willing to combine an utmost performance with the maximal power efficiency level.


Currently, the most power-saving processors of Ivy Bridge generation can be found in mobile devices on Windows platform and in Apple MacBook Air devices. Their TDP level is recorded at 17W. As appears from the above mentioned, the TDP level in upgraded Ivy Bridge processors will be lower than 17W, though the developers do not voice the margin …
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