A New Series of Haswell-Based Gigabyte Brix Mini-PCs

The appearance of Brix mini-PCs last spring was Gigabyte’s debut in this market segment. The first products were elaborated specifically for Intel Ivy Bridge processors. However, the company decided to update the line of ultra-compact PCs with four new models. Entitled GB-BXCE-2955, GB-BXi7-4500, GB-BXi5-4200, and GB-BXi3-4010, the products are characterized by the support of power-efficient Intel Haswell CPUs.

The most efficient model is Gigabyte GB-BXi7-4500 with the integrated Intel Core i7-4500U processor (1.8/3.0 GHz), whereas the least efficient turns to be Gigabyte GB-BXCE-2955, based on Intel Celeron 2955U (1.4 GHz). At the same time, Gigabyte GB-BXi5-4200 is equipped with Intel Core i5-4200U CPU (1.6/2.6 GHz) and Gigabyte GB-BXi3-4010 comes with Intel Corei3-4010U solution (1.7 GHz).

Except for diverse CPUs, all four Brix mini-PCs feature practically analogous specifications:

— dimensions: 114.4x107.6x29.9 mm;

— memory: two DIMM slots, support for 16 …

Meet a New Wireless DashDrive Air AE800 External Drive from Adata

Adata is glad to announce the release of its newest universal device – Adata DashDrive Air AE800 wireless external drive. The greenhorn combines a few advanced features that bring the communication with various devices to a higher level. First of all, the AE800 comes in 500 GB capacity, which is quite enough for storing of large amount of data. Secondly, the drive is housed in an elegant case that would find its place in any environment.

Thirdly, this device is equipped with a high-speed USB 3.0 interface for a smooth data transfer process. Fourthly, DashDrive Air AE800 comes with a dedicated lithium-pol battery (5200 mAh capacity). It is used as a charge-in device for external mobile devices. The connection of those devices to the drive is realized via an onboard USB AF port.

To continue, thanks to the availability of an integrated Wi-Fi module (802.11b/g/n), the drive is able to operate as a wireless access point. The maximal amount of permissible online users …

Xeon Phi: Revolutionary Offer from Intel Developers

Intel Corporation has made a resolute step towards the improvement of performance demonstrated by ‘supercomputers’. Its new Intel Xeon Phi is called to create a real revolution in the IT world, offering unmatched performance showings on activities with the high parallelism degree. This is supposed to bring supercomputers to the new level by means of enlarging the performance levels from TFLOP to EXAFLOP. Upon the whole, Xeon Phi is the name which will be used for further line of products based on Intel MIC architecture.

Xeon Phi coprocessors are sure to enable the transmission of the reduced data via PCI slots and will primarily be applied to dedicated coprocessors. The sales start is designated to the end of the current year, and the first products presented in the market will be items which belong to Knights Corner series. According to the Intel developers’ words, Xeon Phi will firstly replenish the series of central processors Intel Xeon E5-2600/4600; further on, the …
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