Samsung Ativ One 7 2014 Edition: All-in-One PC with Bluetooth Music Play Support

Samsung is glad to show off its newest all-in-one solution, codenamed Ativ One 7 2014 Edition. The device features 24-inch display with 16:9 aspect ratio and Full HD resolution. It is noteworthy that its design has a visual integrity with mobile devices of Samsung Galaxy series, boasting a minimalistic exterior and 26.6 mm thickness. Therein, the screen frame equals to 4.5 mm only. The company does not provide information about the pricing, although the release is scheduled for February.

Samsung Ativ One 7 2014 Edition is based on IPS panel with anti-glare coating. It ensures the ultimate viewing angles in both aspects (178/178) and the production of high-quality imaging. The heart of the system is Intel Haswell platform. Designers offer model variations with Intel Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs with an integrated graphics.

Additionally, the device is furnished with 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, and a slot for 3-in-1 memory cards. It’s also feasible to add a second drive: either one …

Intel Debuts with Skull Canyon NUC Mini-PC

Skull Canyon was designed to dispel stereotypes about low efficiency of compact-sized PCs. Intel tried hard to take its mini-PC to the next level. Hence, the company furnished it with a 4-core Core i7-6770HQ CPU (Skylake) with support of Hyper-Threading. It features 6 MB L3 cache, 45 W TDP and runs at 2.6/3.5 GHz frequency. The CPU incorporates Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (GT4e) graphics core with 72 computing units and an additional eDRAM of 128 MB (frequency index: 350-950 MHz).

Intel Skull Canyon is housed in a stylish case with skull logo, featuring 216x116x23 mm dimensions & 0.7 liters capacity. The model accommodates a pair of So-DIMM DDR4-2133+ slots, allowing to install up to 32 GB of memory. Storage subsystem might be organized thanks to a pair of M.2 slots which support SSDs with SATA or PCI Express x4 interface.

This mini-PC comes with Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8260 adapter that is thought to support Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. The rear panel …

Motherboard Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 Review

Motherboards based on Intel Z77 chip have been lately given much attention, to the detriment of products featuring AMD solutions. In fact, motherboards with AMD chips are in abundance in the market, providing a competitive conditions for the manufacturers and plentiful offers for potential consumers. Asus developed a lot of boards with Intel Z77 chip, but it also boasts the products, like Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0, based on AMD 990FX chip for AM3+ socket. This model is an apt sample of performance, resources and design.


Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 is developed in ATX form-factor and features 305x244 mm dimensions. The motherboard accommodates five sockets for the connection of fans and large heatsinks which manage heat quite efficiently; heatsinks located on the northbridge and CPU power converter are joined by a heat pipe. There is one peculiar feature pertained to the implemented heatsinks: each of them is notable by an individual fixture type. The reverse side of the …
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