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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Intel Debuts with an 'Ever Efficient' Motherboard DX79SR

Intel has officially introduced its new motherboard codenamed DX79SR. According to the company's developers, this board is the most functional one among all models ever released by Intel. One won't find it difficult to guess that the release of DX79SR is devoted to the announcement of a flagship processor Intel Core i7-3970X EE which breaks all records in terms of power-efficiency: its TDP level is estimated at 150W.

Motherboard Intel DX79SR is developed in ATX form-factor. It is compatible with LGA2011 socket and operates under Intel X79 Express chipset. The manufacturer alloted eight 240-contact slots for SDRAM memory of DDR3-2400+ type; the overall capacity of system memory might achieve 64 GB. Intel HD Audio is represented by 10-channel subsystem (7.1+2 channels with independent current transfer) with five analog outputs and optical S/PDIF output.

Motherboard extension facilities include three slots for PCI-e 3.0 x16 expansion cards, a couple of PCI-e x1 slots, and a …

Dell Showcases PowerEdge R830 & R930 Servers

Dell announces the release of the 13th-generation of 4-socket servers under PowerEdge family. The PowerEdge R830 and the PowerEdge R930 are targeting corporate customers who search for an efficient solution for remote office work. Moreover, the company introduces the PowerEdge FX2 & the PowerEdge M1000e platforms as well as the PowerEdge M830 and the PowerEdge FC830 blade-servers on the basis of Intel Xeon E5-4600 v4 CPUs.

Dell PowerEdge R830 proves to be an ideal solution for huge databases and virtual desktops. Combining four Intel CPUs & 48 DIMM memory modules, this model is able to ensure a balance of flexibility, scalability and solidity on the deployment of horizontally scalable virtual platforms as well as the deployment of virtual desktop infrastructure.

Dell PowerEdge R930 is based on Intel Xeon E7-8800 v4 processors. Thanks to the implementation of Intel Run Sure technology, the model is ready to deploy resource-intensive applications, scale them and control key …
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