ASRock Launches Z170M-PIO2 Mainboard with Unusual Layout

ASRock has stricken the general public by the development of a motherboard with an extraordinary layout. As a rule, mainboards targeting all-in-one solutions are void of expansion slots for graphics cards, due to lack of space. However, ASRock has designed a space-efficient model with an integrated PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot. Yet, it’s localized parallel to the PCB as against standard items with perpendicular slot orientation.

ASRock Z170M-PIO2 is based on Intel Z170 chipset for Socket LGA1511 platforms. It supports Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 CPUs. The PCB features a pair of DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4 memory modules with the maximum clock frequency of 3466 MHz (up to 32 GB of capacity). Storage subsystem is introduced by 4 SATA 6 Gb/sec ports as well as a single Ultra M.2 x4 slot.

As far as expansion is concerned, the model accommodates a single PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot and one M.2 2230 slot, occupied by Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter. The 7.1-channel …

Review of Headphones AKG K451

Traditional headphones do not lose their topicality even with the development of high technologies and with the emergence of ever newer gadgets. This fact can be easily explained by their comfort in usage and portability. Headphones are designated for usage in home conditions as well as outdoors or in transport. This accessory is usually bantam, and can be, with certainty, attributed to the class of universal devices. Headphones AKG K451 may be connected practically with any device, starting from MP3 stereo, audio system, and finishing with PC, laptop or iPad.

Basic Features of AKG K451

Headphones AKG K451 are accredited to the class of wired accessories with the bandwidth from 11 to 29000 Hz. Heightened susceptibility of headphones, which reaches up to 126 dB/mW, is considered to be quite an attractive peculiarity. Such susceptibility means that the sounding will be played back with the optimal legibility and volume even if the volume button at the device is set for …

I-O Data Intros LCD-MF225XBR2 Monitor with Full HD Support

I-O DATA, an outstanding Japanese manufacturer of versatile PC devices, is preparing to release a new 21.5-inch monitor, codenamed LCD-MF225XBR2. The greenhorn features 507x178x390 mm dimensions and is based on LCD panel with TN technology. The display is equipped with LED backlight and supports Full HD resolution (1920x1080). Pricing is so far a mystery, although the model will be backed by 3-year’s limited warranty.

I-O Data LCD-MF225XBR2 comes with wide viewing angles – 160/170 degrees in vertical and horizontal aspects. The integrated panel ensures 5 ms response time in GtG environment, the ultimate brightness of 250 cd/m2, static contrast of 1000:1, and dynamic contrast of 5M:1. Besides, the model is able to display up to 16.7 million colors.

The rear part of the screen accommodates three video outputs: HDMI, DVI and D-Sub. The frontal part houses two speakers with a total power of 2 W and 3.5 mm audio socket.

According to the designers, this monitor is …
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