HP Employs Processors AMD Athlon II X2 221 and Sempron X2 198

The release of hybrid AMD processors of A series was announced about a year ago, however, their actual appearance in the market was delayed for a few months. It is a well-known fact that a part of those processors for Socket FM1 platform has got idle graphics block; this part of processors has been codenamed Athlon and Sempron. The two processor models from this series Athlon II X2 221 and Sempron X2 198 can be currently found in PCs manufactured by HP company.

Both processors have been observed in the list of specifications of desktop PCs delivered by HP: Athlon II X2 221 is employed in HP Pavillon p6-1169cx and p6-1226cn models, while Sempron X2 198 is employed in HP Pavillion p6-1152cx, 1230cx, 1231cx, and 1159cx models. The major peculiarity of such technological solution is that HP PCs with those processors are delivered only to the Chinese market.

Two-core Athlon II X2 221 operates at 2.8 GHz frequency, and accommodates 1 MB cache memory of the second level. It is …

Monitor Asus PA248Q Review

The market of displays is full of models with the 16:9 height-to-width aspect ratio, what can't be said about 16:10 models which go in quite scant supply. Still, the latter are of great demand among computer enthusiasts. The inventory of monitors produced by Asus includes models of various height-to-width aspect ratio. Currently, the company is introducing exactly 16:10 product, codenamed PA248Q. The chief peculiarity of Asus PA248Q is seen in the availability of USB 3.0 hub that offers advanced facilities for customers.


Design of monitor Asus PA248Q greatly resembles that of its predecessor, PA246Q. The frontal panel contains a red stripe and vertical control buttons. The display is dull and void of loud dirtying. The swivel gear allows the customer to rotate the display 92 degrees clockwise. The stand contains measurement marks with digits that show the degree to which it's possible to raise or rotate the monitor. Vertical control buttons are located on the right …

PC Chassis Gigabyte Sumo Alfa Review

The multeity of PC chassis in the market might create a real confusion for entry-level consumers. Small-sized and big-sized, rectangular and square, black and white models are developed with the only purpose: to satisfy the demands of each particular customer group. Gigabyte, a hardware giant, knows how to attract potential clients to its new products. Sumo series of chassis is primarily targeting gamers due to a futuristic design and bright LED lighting. However, the latest model of this series, codenamed Sumo Alfa, is destined for a wider audience than gamers only and will perfectly suit PC enthusiasts, as well as, users with more modest requirements.


Chassis Gigabyte Sumo Alfa is designed in midi-tower form-factor with lower PSU localization. It is delivered in a mere black color of casing, supplemented by a few steel-like inlets on the frontal panel. The latter is given an unusual shape to justify the slogan 'The Future Begins': glossy surface with metallic …
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