The growth of laptop shipments in the second quarter was 5%

Global laptop shipments have faced with glut stocks in March and a weakening global economy in May. That caused the situation of reaching a growth of supply in the second quarter of the year only for 5% compared with the previous, and it fell by 1.8% compared with this period year ago. Shipments totalled just over 50 million units, according to analysts.



Numbers of Acer and Lenovo laptop shipments were at the average level on the world market in comparison the first quarter of the year. Shipments of mobile PCs from HP, Dell and Toshiba have fallen to 4-7%. Most of all with the increase of supply by 36% managed its shipment the ASUS Company.


It is interesting that HP may soon lose its title of leader in the laptop market — China's Lenovo breathes down its neck, lagging behind only with 500,000 units. ASUS surpassed Dell, becoming the fourth largest producer of mobile PCs in the world with a share of 11.3%, and Apple and Samsung are in the seventh and eighth places …

EK Water Blocks Releases a Specialty, Intended for EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Graphics Cards

The EK Water Blocks manufacturer released a water block meant for EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 video cards, equipped with the GDDR5X memory, operating at the 11 GHz QDR rated frequency.



Like other EKWB products, the novelty is compatible with liquid cooling systems utilizing pumps of an average efficiency. The liquid can flow directly and inversely. According to modern tendencies, EK Water Blocks supplies a hook-up terminal with a plastic overlay, reporting a graphics accelerator’s model name.


The water unit base is performed out of nickel-plated copper and connected to a GPU, memory chips and power components. The decorative part of this product can be made out of black or transparent polymeric material. The transparent element presupposes the presence of two LED locations.


Both EK-FC1080 GTX Ti FTW3 water block versions cost 122.95 EUR, a black fastening plate is available at 29.95 EUR, and a nickelized variant costs 37.95 EUR. These products will hit the shelves …

Graphics Card MSI GTX 770 Gaming Review

MSI Gaming product line has already managed to win the hearts of inveterate gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, due to remarkable performance and a perfect overclocking potential. Gaming series includes a set of high-end motherboards, as well as graphics solutions. The first ones come with automatic overclocking facilities and network controllers that improve the quality of connection while gaming; the second ones, with MSI GTX 770 Gaming in particular, bring gaming experience to a new, higher level. However, let’s come closer to the deal and give a detailed review of GTX 770 Gaming model.



Framework and Hardware Base


Graphics adapter MSI GTX 770 Gaming is based on an original PCB with an enforced power supply system. The heart of the item is GK104 chip that features 1536 stream processors, 32 ROPs and 128 TMUs. A black aluminum plank covers almost the whole PCB surface; it is fixed by eight screws at the back and two screws at one of the side panels. This plank contains …
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