Mini-PC Sapphire Edge HD3 Review

Mini-PCs are gaining popularity among people who do not want to relinquish their demands towards the performance and aesthetic appearance. Full-Tower casings will suits probably gamers and enthusiasts, laptops – to people always on move, and mini-PCs — to individuals who appreciate efficiency and ergonomics. Sapphire gladdened its customers with Edge HD2 model last year, and this season the company offers an advanced solution in the form of mini-PC Edge HD3. Indeed, this model can substitute the full-tower PC and provide for better usability.


First of all, it should be mentioned that Sapphire Edge HD3 design befits to its predecessor, HD2. The new model has got rubbered plastic enclosure, smooth shape and black color. The basic attraction for potential clientele is the mini-PC dimensions: the product does not exceed the standard paper format and will be practically invisible on the desk. Still, there is a distinction between the two models. Edge HD3 is notable …

Asus Adds Affordable Radeon R7 360 Video Card to Its Inventory

Asus has enriched its lineup of graphics adapters with a budget-oriented model – the Radeon R7 360 (codename: R7360-2DG5-V2). The greenhorn is based on AMD Tobago Pro GPU (28 nm), featuring 768 stream processors, 16 ROPs & 48 TMUs. The core operates at etalon 1050 MHz frequency. It is accompanied by 2 GB of GDDR5 memory (128-bit interface) which runs at 1500/6000 MHz frequency (base/efficient).

Asus Radeon R7 360 differs from the competitors’ solutions by an entirely automatic manufacturing process: Asus Auto-Extreme Technology. The card employs Super Alloy Power hardware base as well as a signature cooler. The latter consists of an aluminum heatsink & a pair of fans.

The I/O panel accommodates four video ports: HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I & DVI-D. Power is supplied via a single 6-pin connector. It should be mentioned that all customers are free to enable invite code to World of Warships giveaway program (till the 30th of January, 2017).

Kingston Showcases High-Capacity SSDNow KC400 Drives

Kingston has expanded its SSDNow lineup of solid-state drives by KC400 series. It entails four high-capacity 2.5-inch models: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB. All of them are based on a 4-core 8-channel Phison 3110 controller and SATA III interface. The new-comers feature 100.1x69.8x7.0 mm dimension only and are shipped with a 5-year’s limited warranty.

Kingston SSDNow KC400 drives support SmartECC technology that serves for the maximal protection of data purposes. In addition, they accommodate SmartRefresh technology that saves the data from reading errors. The availability of onboard dedicated software ensures that the models could restart after emergency power shutdown.

All SSDs boast quite high cumulative volume of written data. The drives are able to operate in a wide range of temperatures (from -40 to +85). Their maximal power consumption index equals to 3.74 W on reading and 0.255 W in idle mode.

Moreover, the KC400 series offers unprecedented performance …
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