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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AOC Intros Budget-Priced Gaming Monitor e2461Fwh

AOC has just introduced yet another PC monitor, codenamed AOC e2461Fwh, intended at gamers and enthusiasts. The new-comer is differentiated by a flash-like response time (2 ms only in GtG) and comparatively low price. It features 23.6 inch display with TN panel type and Full HD resolution (1920x1080). The other distinguishing peculiarities are a quite thin screen frame and case depth of merely 13 mm.

Monitor AOC e2461Fwh boasts the implementation of a multi-functional stand with a cherry-red framing. It offers the user a possibility to adjust the height and tilting of the display. The stand can be detached from the display; in this case, the latter might be easily mounted on the wall due to VESA bracket (must be acquired additionally). In regards to the PSU, this model doesn’t have a built-in unit; nonetheless, the manufacturer provides an external PSU in the nominal delivery set.

To continue, this monitor is equipped with analogue and digital video interfaces, …

Meet a Pair of High-Efficiency M6 and M.2 SSDs from Plextor

Plextor, an established data storage manufacturer from Japan, announces the release of two new solid-state drive series – the M6 and the M.2. Both new-comers are marked by some outstanding efficiency facilities and completely new design. The M6 SSDs are developed in 2.5-inch design but are housed in ultrathin aluminum cases of 5 mm depth only. They are based on Marvell 88SS9187 controller and MLC NAND flash-memory of Toggle type (19 nm technological process).

The M6 drives feature high-speed SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and support Plextor TrueSpeed technology. It should be noted that these SSDs are thought to support up to 1 GB RAM – DDR2-800 or DDR3-800 — used as cache. With the attempt to satisfy the needs of diverse customer audiences, Plextor is going to release the M6 modifications: M6 Pro models for high-performance tasks and M6S for ordinary users.

To continue, the M.2 solid-state drives are designed in a totally new NGFF form-factor (New Generation Form …
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