Greeting an Affordable Z170A-X1/3.1 Mainboard from ASRock

ASRock is known for developing high-quality hardware components for a relatively affordable price. Thence, its latest Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX mainboard is not an exception, since its price tag does not go beyond $100. In order to cheapen the prime cost, the manufacturer backed away SATA Express & M.2 connectors, limiting the PCB by six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.



To add, instead of a modern 8-channel audio controller it incorporated a well-known Realtek ALC892 item. The other boons of modernity remained unchanged. Thus, ASRock took Intel Z170 top chipset as the basis for the motherboard. The chipset is targeting the latest Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR4-3466 MHz RAM (up to 64 GB max. capacity).


Graphics facilities are ensured thanks to a pair of PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, although there are three more PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots for the connection of other items. Network options are entrusted to gigabit Intel I219V LAN …

Meeting New Chassis Sugo SG10 from SilverStone

SilverStone Technology, a celebrated Taiwanese PC hardware manufacturer, is going to release at the end of the current month its new mini-tower chassis codenamed SG10 that joined the SilverStone Sugo series. Featuring 354x295x220 mm dimensions, the novice is housed in a case made of stainless steel (totally black exterior and interior) with an aluminum frontal facet. The latter comprises a ventilation slot, covered by an anti-dust grid.



First of all, it should be noted that Sugo SG10 is predestined specifically for the assembling of small-sized but rather high-performance PC systems. The chassis is compatible with motherboards of mini-ITX/micro-ATX standard and is ready to welcome graphics adapters of up to 338 mm (length), PSUs of 180 mm (length), as well as CPU coolers of up to 165 mm (height). One of its key peculiarities is the localization of the power supply unit at the frontal part of the case, if compared with the majority of contemporary solutions with PSU bays at the …

ViewSonic launches 27 "monitor VX2703mh-LED with a fast matrix

The monitor range of U.S. company ViewSonic is replenished with the product VX2703mh-LED. This is a rather large (27 ") widescreen display on the matrix TN + film, low-latency (3 ms GtG), LED backlight and democratic price tag — U.S. $ 300.



The resolution of 1920x1080 pixels suggests that VX2703mh-LED will be a big pixel. Like many other ViewSonic monitors, a new model has a sleek design. The stand allows adjusting the tilt of the display ranging from -3 ° to 16 °. There are stereo outputs 2x2 W, Mini-Jack socket for headphones and microphone, video input DVI-D, HDMI v1.3 and analog D-Sub. The power of display ranges from 17-23 watts in eco mode, up to 28-36 watts in normal mode. It supports standard mounting VESA 100x100 mm.


Among main characteristics are:

Maximum Contrast Ratio: 1200:1 (20 million to 1 dynamic);

maximum brightness of 300 cd / m ²;

viewing angles: 170 ° horizontal, 160 ° vertical;

screen coating: anti-glare, hardness 3H;

pixel …
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