Three New PC Cases from Lian Li for mini-ITX Motherboards

Lian Li has recently introduced three new PC chassis compatible with the motherboards of mini-ITX standard. Codenamed PC-Q27, PC-Q28 and PC-Q30, these cases replenished the 'Q' series and are called to replace more out-dated predecessors. The first two models in the row replace the earlier launched PC-Q07 and PC-Q25, while PC-Q30 is only a prototype that substantially differs from from its companions.

All three models are distinguished by a quite new approach to the motherboard fixture. Hence, instead of traditional trays, Lian Li employs two rails that fix the board. What is more, the designer has implemented quite a different system of side panels mounting.

The first PC case, PC-Q27, features 200x321x240 mm dimensions and is estimated for the installation of a single 5.25-inch drive, two 3.5-inch bays that support the installation of drives of 2.5-inch form-factor. The integrated cooling system consists of a single frontal 120 mm fan.

The second model, PC-Q28, is …

Universal Laptop Charger FSP NB Q90 Plus Review

The major task of technological progress is to provide people with more efficient, more convenient, and more user-friendly devices to be used at home and in office. The list of all those facilities has become of vital importance for consumer electronics segment. That is because people would like to be saved from multiple wires, cables and schemes when they use their PCs, laptops or other gadgets. Nevertheless, it is impossible to avoid cable grooming when it comes about PSUs or chargers. FSP company dared to solve this problem by releasing a compact and ergonomic laptop charger, codenamed NB Q90 Plus. The employment of this device is called to facilitate the laptop charge-in and save people from cable foul-ups.

Design and Ergonomics

The first thing that differentiates laptop charger FSP NB Q90 Plus from dozens of other models is its dimensions which do not exceed 135x72x19 mm. This makes it easily portable even in a tiny handbag. The series of charges is represented by …

VIA Announces the Upcoming Release of VAB-800 Motherboard

VIA Technologies Inc., a global manufacturer of power-efficient processor platforms, has recently announced the release of its peculiar motherboard, codenamed VAB-800. The major peculiarity of these motherboards is that they will be delivered in two variants: with chips of VIA personal production, WonderMedia (800 MHz), and with Freescale ARM Cortex-A8 1 GHz chips. The volume capacities of DDR3 memory in either variant will equal to 1 GB. VAB-800 is developed in piro-ITX form-factor but is also compatible with blocks of ATX form-factor.

Motherboard VAB-800 accommodates flash-memory of eMMC type with the integrated SATA 3 Gbit/sec sockets. The total volume capacity of flash-memory equals to 64 GB. This model can boast a large number of internal sockets, including a couple of RS-232, two LVDS (to enable the connection with the up-to-date monitors), SATA, JTAG, SDIO, RTC, and a slot for the activation of the external power supply.

The manufacturer has taken care of the …
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