Well-Knit Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix Motherboard Review

While mini-ITX motherboards keep on arousing customers’ mistrust, manufacturers move heaven and earth to eliminate any doubts. Take GA-B85N Phoenix model from Gigabyte alone. It is absolutely ready to satisfy all basic needs a modern high-performance PC requires. In addition, it is not as pricey as its full-format competitors. Hence, what a demanding customer will get for about $100?


Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix boasts the following technical data sheet:

— chipset: Intel B85, socket – LGA 1150, supported CPUs – Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, Core (Haswell gen.);

— memory: 2x DIMM slots, DDR3 SDRAM, volume – 16 GB, max. frequency – 1600 MHz;

— expansion: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— storage: 3x SATA III 6 Gb/sec, 1x SATA II 3 Gb/sec, 1x mSATA 6 Gb/sec, all governed by the chipset;

— graphics: Intel HD Graphics onboard, two video outputs (HDMI 1,4a, DVI-I);

— fan connectors: 2x 4-pin;

— audio: Realtek ALC898, 7.1 …

Meet New Offbeat 284E5QHAD Monitor from Philips

MMD, a licensed developer of PC monitors under Philips brand, has recently announced the release of a new high-end model: the 28-inch 284E5QHAD. The model is differentiated not only by a large display, unprecedented viewing experience and an astonishing design, but also by the availability of inbuilt speakers of 14 W power (7 W each). According to MMD, the product is an ideal means for web surfing, photo/video viewing, and management of power-intensive graphics design applications.

Philips 284E5QHAD is based on MVA panel, accompanied by W-LED backlit. The panel guarantees image production in Full HD resolution, as well as a lot of other valuable specifications: wide viewing angles (176/176 degrees H/V), the support for SmartContrast technology that ensures 20M:1 dynamic contrast index, the maximal brightness of 300 cd/m2, and the maximal number of displayed colors – 16.7 million.

To proceed with the facilities, the 284E5QHAD is thought to support SmartImage Lite …

Multifunctional Monitor Samsung S27B750V Review

Up-to-date technology is called to facilitate the lives of people and diversify their leisure time. Its additional task is to create a special atmosphere at home and speak about a person’s status and preferences. One can hardly find an individual who wouldn’t have PC or laptop at home and wouldn’t use it for business and entertaining purposes. The era of plain, inexpressive devices sank into oblivion and gave way to innovative, impressive solutions. The choice of PC components is much relied on their design and ‘compatibility with the surrounding’. Thus, Samsung joined the contemporary trends and released a multifunctional monitor S27B750V with a note of uniqueness in design.


Samsung S27B750V is, undoubtedly, a multi-purpose monitor which can be connected not only with desktops but also with laptops, pads and mobile devices. This monitor is equipped with the progressive LED highlight that positively affects the rate of power consumption. The …
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