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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Gigabyte to Launch an Overclocked GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Videocard

Elegant design & astounding overclocking – that’s all about new GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming videocard from Gigabyte. The model (codename: GV-N1080XTREME-8GD) is based on Nvidia’s GP104-400 GPU that is characterized by a high efficiency and a stunning performance. It can operate in OC or Gaming mode to better comply with users’ needs. In the former instance, the base/dynamic clock frequencies make up 1784/1936 MHz, whereas in the latter instance, this index equals to 1759/1898 MHz (reference showings: 1607/1733 MHz).



Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming boasts the integration of 8 GB of GDDR5X video memory (256-bit interface) that has been overclocked to 10.211 MHz (Gaming mode) & 10.416 MHz (OC mode) respectively. The card is differentiated by an offbeat design with an X-style cover. The PCB comes equipped with LED backlight, supporting 16.8 million colors as well as a few running modes.


To continue, the greenhorn accommodates 12+2 VRM subsystem and Ultra …

Universal CPU Cooler Zalman CNPS9900DF Review

Zalman keeps on developing high-end cooling systems with a radial arrangement of plates. Its latest product, CPU cooler CNPS9900DF, is considered to be universal in terms of compatibility and implemented facilities. Still, some IT experts view this model as a modification of previously launched Zalman CNPS9900 MAX, although with two fans. In spite of visual resemblance, the company tried to design a truly uncommon cooler, with remarkable specifications and reliability.



Framework Peculiarities


Zalman CNPS9900DF is distinguished by an unusual framework. It's not a traditional vertical tower, as long as heatsink ribs feature fan-like location relative to the central axis of symmetry. Such approach provides for a comprehensive heat dissipation over all key motherboard components due to absence of frames on fans. Heat pipes embrace the cooling plates in a circle, then bend at 90 degrees, piercing the base. At first sight it seems that the framework involves six heat pipes, but …
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