Motherboard Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Review

Classical desktops are gradually giving way to more advanced and compact PC solutions. The times when compact dimensions signified about fewer facilities have gone, and present-day PC market is able to offer all-in-one solutions, as well as, multi-functional, high-end mini-ATX motherboards. Asus is notable for the constant overcoming of stereotypes that allegedly stagger the development of motherboard functionality. Its P8Z77-I Deluxe motherboard proves practically unlimited facilities integrated in products of mini-ATX form factor.



Design and Integration


The availability of an additional board with power components is supposed to be the basic design peculiarity of Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe motherboard. It is located athwart to the main board and takes DIGI+VRM functions. Those functions are called to provide the motherboard with an efficient CPU power supply subsystem that is able to demonstrate good loading facilities. The additional board is developed according to the …

Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.



Layout and Connectivity


In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).


The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

A Super Slim 27” Display from Dell

Welcome the next novelty from Dell – a thin S2718D QHD display, the edge of which is 6.9 mm only.



Ensuring the brightness level of 400 nits and a 1000:1 contrast ratio, this monitor renders 99 % of the sRGB colour gamut. Its response time equals to 6 ms and its viewing angle is 178 degrees.


The S2718D model with the 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution, a 60 Hz refresh rate and an IPS panel offers the handy USB Type-C connectivity, HDMI 2.0, as well as an audio line-out for an amplifier or a speaker utilizing. This product cannot be mounted onto the wall, though this fact is surpassed by the presence of the 45 W USB C connector, providing a possibility of charging laptops, which support this type of charging.


The expected price of the S2718D display is 699 USD.
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