VP2771, a Professional 27” Monitor by ViewSonic

Welcome a 27” VP2771 monitor with a super-thin bezel by ViewSonic, possessing a SuperClear IPS panel and all the technologies, critical for professional colour rendering (4.39 trillion shades), which make it an ideal solution for digital artists or video editors.



The WQHD 2560 x 1440 resolution provides crisp images without deformation. The aspect ratio is 16:9, viewing angles are 178 degrees, the contrast ratio is 1000:1, and the response time equals to 5 ms. Among key characteristics of the device one can also distinguish an embedded ambient light sensor and a KVM switch. At the same time a Picture-by-Picture and a dual colour engine functions are available with this display. Hardware calibration goes together with the optional CS-Xri1 Colorbration Kit from ViewSonic, which costs $280.


This novelty features a USB 3.1 Type C input, USB 3.1, DisplayPort, HDMI, MHL 2.0 and mini DisplayPort.


The current manufacturer’s suggested retail price of VP2771 is $734.

HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2: Graphics Card with an Offbeat Cooler

HIS has recently replenished its Radeon R9 series of graphics cards with a new model – the Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2. Based on AMD Hawaii Pro chip, this card is a combination of an ultimate efficiency and an offbeat design. The integrated GPU runs at an etalon frequency — 947 MHz. No changes have been incorporated into the frequency mode of GDDR5 memory: the 4 GB memory with 512-bus interface runs at nominal/effective 1250/5000 MHz frequency.



The major peculiarity pertained to the model is the employment of a proprietary two-slot cooler, codenamed IceQ X2. It consists of a spacious copper base (40x47.5 mm), a large aluminum heatsink, a pair of 89 mm fans, and five nickel-plated heatpipes: 2x 8 mm and 3x 6 mm. The cooler also accommodates additional heatspreaders, which dissipate heat in memory and VRM sections. Moreover, the framework boasts a dedicated stiffening plate that reduces loading on the printed circuit board.


To continue, HIS Radeon R9 290 IceQ X2 comes with two …

Kingston and Adata Come up with M.2 SSDs

Within the framework of Computex 2014 both Kingston and Adata are going to introduce their fresh SSD series of M.2 form-factor. In keeping with the manufacturers’ words, the products – SM2280S2 and SR1020NP — are differentiated by some spectacular performance. At present the companies provide only basic info about the drives, leaving their fans in suspense.



Kingston SM2280S3 is based on Phison PS3108 that supports SATA 6 Gb/sec interface only. It ensures 540 MB/sec and 514 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations. For sure, it’s not the performance innovative M.2 drives should demonstrate (about 10 Gb/sec), although the model considerably surpasses traditional HDDs in this respect.


This SSD series is represented by three models of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacity. All of them employ DDR3 cache-memory with the minimal 256 MB capacity. Besides, the difference in efficiency between other M.2 offers Kingston promises to compensate by a more affordable price.
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