Motherboard ECS Z77H2-A4 Review

Chipset Intel Z77 can’t be called a novel product in the market, since it has already transformed into a customary platform for personal computers. The versatility of motherboards employing this chipset is countless, in fact, and each and every consumer is able to find the one to his specific needs. ECS boasts its own inventory of boards based on Intel Z77; Z77H2-A4 is an intermediate item between hi-end and entry-level models, due to its alluring price and improved functional facilities. This board attracts primarily thrifty customers who would like to get all modern commodities for a sensible price.

Design and Layout

Budgetary orientation of ECS Z77H2-A4 motherboard is manifested, first of all, through a diminished PCB dimensions. Nonetheless, the model accommodates a couple of PCI Express Graphics slots with the allotted twenty rails of PCI-e bus. There is no symmetric rail distribution between the slots, so the second PEG slot receives only four rails. The board’s …

Be Quiet! to Release the Second Generation of Pure Wings Fans

Listan GmbH & Co. KG, a well-known German manufacturer that releases its hardware products under Be Quiet! brand, is going to introduce the second revision of Pure Wings series of system fans. Entitled Pure Wings 2, the new series includes two models: 120 mm model, featuring 120x120x25 mm dimensions, and 140 mm model, featuring 140x140x25 mm dimensions. Both fans are characterized as entry-level low-noise solutions, which can easily cope with the cooling of all vital system components.

Fans Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 differ from their predecessors by the doubled number of blades. The latter have got original salient framework that considerably reduces the noise and produces efficient airflow. The fans are based on slide bearings and are estimated for 80.000 hours of trouble-free operation.

Both new-comers draw power via 3-pin connectors and are mounted by means of four screws. The 120 mm model rotates at 1500 RPM speed, producing up to 51 CFM airflow and not more than 19.2 dB …

Dell Brings Monitor E2414H to the Japanese Market

Dell, a renowned American computer technology corporation, starts selling its new PC monitor E2414H in the Japanese market. The new-comer is targeting budget-oriented customers, although it offers much more than traditional budgetary displays. This 24-inch model features 418.3x570.9x164.2 mm dimensions and is distinguished by an optimized color rendering quality. Moreover, it is certified to work with Windows 8 OS.

PC monitor E2414H is based on TN+film array with 3H protective coverage. It supports Full HD resolution (1920x1080) and is equipped with a power-saving LED backlit. An average power consumption level makes up 20 W, while the maximal TDP level does not transcend the margin of 30 W. This allowed the model to receive EPEAT Gold, TCO and Energy Star certificates.

The list of all major E2414H specifications is listed below:

— aspect ratio: 16:9;

— array response time: 5 ms (GtG);

— maximal brightness: 250 cd/m2;

— viewing angles: 170/160 degrees …
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