Spire Launches Ridge 6601 and Ridge 6602 PC Chassis

Spire has officially launched a new line of budgetary PC chassis, codenamed Spire Ridge. At the moment, there are only two models within the series – the Ridge 6601 and the Ridge 6602. Both are characterized by the support for ATX motherboards and have many other identical specifications: i.e. mid-tower form-factor, 192x415x418 mm dimensions. Still, there are some differentiations as well.

The first distinction between the two models lies in the frontal panel design. Therefore, Ridge 6601 features a laconic panel made of plastic without additional ventilation. In its turn, Ridge 6602 features a half-perforated metallic frontal panel that allows for a more intense cooling of internal components.

The couple boasts identical expansion facilities with two 5.25-inch buckets for optical drives, four 3.5-inch buckets for HDD/SSD, and seven expansion slots. Connectivity options are introduced by a set of frontal interfaces, including two audio slots, one USB 2.0, and one USB …

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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Сompany Rain has enhanced computer Event for composers

The company Rain Computers, a well-known developer of high-performance audio, video and graphics workstations, has released the second version of its popular product Event Mini Audio Computer called Event A2. The computer, which cost starts from the amount of $ 799, is intended solely for the creators of musical works.

Like its predecessor, Event A2 runs on dual-core or quad processors manufactured by AMD, which provide high performance. In addition, the integrated graphics processor Radeon HD allows to enjoy a good quality of visual effects.

Like most products of production Rain, Computer Event A2 is tested and certified to work with most popular software and audio equipment (such as Pro Tools, FL Studio and Cubase).

Among the features of the second generation of PC Event series include the availability of more powerful quad processor with a frequency of 2.6 GHz, the possibility of increasing the amount of RAM up to 16 GB (1600 MHz), high-speed solid-state drive …
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