‘Mini-Mighty’ MSI Z97I Gaming AC Motherboard Review

Ever-increasing popularity of mini-ITX mainboards is accounted for the augmentation of small-sized PC systems, work- and multimedia stations, as well as gaming platforms. The latter lay down specific demands towards hardware base, requiring the combination of high performance, durability and price-efficiency. MSI is ready to satisfy those demands, by offering ‘mini, but mighty’ Z97I Gaming AC system board. Being a part of Intel Z97 chipset family, this tiny tot owns all ‘Gaming’ series facilities, despite compact dimensions. Let’s check them out.

Specs Overview

MSI Z97I Gaming AC is based on Intel Z97 chipset targeting Haswell-based CPUs for Socket LGA1150 platform (Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7 series). The implemented PCB accommodates a pair of DIMM slots for DDR3 SDRAM modules (16 GB volume) with the clock frequencies from 1333 MHz to 3300 MHz. Expansion facilities are introduced by a single PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot with no backup from PCI slots. The board comes …

Three New Nettop Models of NanoPC Series from Foxconn

Foxconn Electronics introduces three new nettops which replenish NanoPC 7000 series. All three, NanoPC AT-7300, NanoPC AT-7500 and NanoPC AT-7700, are claimed to be practically noiseless due to the improved integration and layout base. As scheduled by Foxconn, all the models will become available in March 2013 and will be priced at $390, $480, $600 correspondingly.

These nettops are based on Intel Ivy Bridge platform but are equipped with a bit different CPUs. Thus, NanoPC AT-7300 model accommodates Intel Core i3-3217U processor that operates at 1.8GHz clock frequency; NanoPC AT-7500 model houses Intel Core i5-3317U processor with 1.7GHz clock frequency; NanoPC AT-7700 takes Intel Core i7-3517U processor with 1.9Ghz frequency as the basis.

The integrated motherboard complies with a mobile chipset Intel HM76 Express and features Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics core. Internal layout of all nettops presupposes the installation of 16GB DDR3 RAM and of additional HDD/SSD drive …

Treelogic TL-7008BGF AV Glonass to Satisfy any Driver

The majority of contemporary drivers can’t imagine their routine movement without GPS-navigators. Those devices enable not only the trailing of the most suitable route, but also the estimation of the drive time with consideration of various conditions. GPS-navigator developers try to amaze the potential customers by ever advanced models with multifarious functions. Treelogic TL-7008BGF AV Glonass is considered to be more than a usual navigator. This is rather a multifunctional device with high-end processor and diverse multimedia options. Developers of this model tried to include all options necessary as for long-distance drives so for routine urban traffic.

First of all, Treelogic TL-7008BGF AV Glonass has an integrated Bluetooth module; it enables the connection of the navigator with the cellular phone. In its turn, such type of connection sets the platform for the possibility to use the navigator as the data set for Internet connection. Such connectivity allows automatic …
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