Asus Surprises by Xonar U3 Plus External Sound Card

Asus always makes people stare at its gadgets, PC devices, and hardware components. Its latest external sound card, entitled Xonar U3 Plus, is no exception. It boasts a small-sized flash-like design, receiving power via a standard USB port. According to Asus designers, the card is intended for those customers who look for a comprehensive solution for high-quality audio playback and recording.

Asus Xonar U3 Plus is furnished with an in-build amplifier for headphones with a variable gain level, compatible with different audio fittings of less than 150 ohm impedance. Therefore, this amplifier dramatically improves the playback of high and low frequencies, adding dynamics to high-frequency and low-frequency sounds (to reproduce multiple effects: steps, blasts, etc.).

To continue, this model supports microphone recording in real time by means of an integrated digital signal processor; the latter ensures minimal latencies on audio programming. It also boasts the availability of …

Asus Showcases Dainty Designo MX27AQ Display

Asus’ lineup of bezel-less monitors has been replenished with a new refined model – the Designo MX27AQ. This 27-inch prime-quality model features a super-thin body-frame (14.5 mm only) and a stylish stand that adds to the overall lightsome display design. It is offered in three color variations (golden, solver, gray) to satisfy the needs of different customer groups.

Asus Designo MX27AQ is based on AH-IPS panel, equipped with a power-saving LED backlight. This combination promotes for the widest viewing angles (178 degrees in both aspects), Quad HD resolution (2560x1440), standard contrast ratio (1000:1), the utmost brightness (300 cd/m2), and a super-fast response time (5 ms). The I/O panel is introduced by a single DisplayPort 1.2 and a hybrid HDMI 1.4 with MHL 2.0 port.

This monitor support Asus SonicMaster technology. It is called to ensure the highest sound quality of an inbuilt acoustic system. For these purposes, the display has been equipped with two speakers …

Graphics Card MSI R7870 Hawk Review

MSI, a large-scale manufacturer of computer hardware and consumer electronics, has introduced its new lineup of graphics cards, codenamed R7870 Hawk. The new series goes with the upgraded Radeon HD 7870 video adapter, improved integrated circuit and overclocking base. In addition, these graphics cards will go with the implemented GPU Reactor and Unlocked Digital Power technologies. Upon the whole, the introduced integration and performance is called to compete for the customers' favor with other high-end top models designed by Gigabyte and Asus.

Design and Layout

Design of R7870 Hawk somehow resembles a short-cut version of R7970 Lightning from MSI as well. It has similar design of cooling system covered with blue strip. The cover hides five heat pipes and rather compact fans. The rear part of the card is covered by a metallic plate; there is a plastic boot opposite the graphics chip that covers GPU Reactor block. This block is based on a separate detachable board and …
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