Well-Knit Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix Motherboard Review

While mini-ITX motherboards keep on arousing customers’ mistrust, manufacturers move heaven and earth to eliminate any doubts. Take GA-B85N Phoenix model from Gigabyte alone. It is absolutely ready to satisfy all basic needs a modern high-performance PC requires. In addition, it is not as pricey as its full-format competitors. Hence, what a demanding customer will get for about $100?



Specifications


Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix boasts the following technical data sheet:

— chipset: Intel B85, socket – LGA 1150, supported CPUs – Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, Core (Haswell gen.);

— memory: 2x DIMM slots, DDR3 SDRAM, volume – 16 GB, max. frequency – 1600 MHz;

— expansion: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— storage: 3x SATA III 6 Gb/sec, 1x SATA II 3 Gb/sec, 1x mSATA 6 Gb/sec, all governed by the chipset;

— graphics: Intel HD Graphics onboard, two video outputs (HDMI 1,4a, DVI-I);

— fan connectors: 2x 4-pin;

— audio: Realtek ALC898, 7.1 …

Shuttle to Introduce a Small-Sized Budgetary Nettop DS47

Shuttle, an outstanding Taiwanese mini-PC and barebone-systems developer, is going to introduce its new nettop model DS47. The presentation will be realized within the boundaries of Computex 2013 exhibition which will take place in early June. According to the preliminary information, the product features 200x39.5x165 mm dimensions and weighs 2.05 kg.



Shuttle DS47 is based on Intel Celeron 847 processor, running at 1.1 GHz, and comes with an integrated Intel HD2000 graphics. CPU TDP level equals to 17 W. This model accommodates 16 GB RAM (SO-DIMM) of DDR3-1333 MHz type. Its internal layout is estimated for the incorporation of a single 3.5-inch HDD or a pair of 2.5-inch HDD/SSD with the support of SATA 6 Gb/sec interface.


The availability of mini-PCI Express connector with the support of mSATA interface gives the user a chance to expand the system with one more solid-state drive. In addition, Shuttle equips this nettop with a half-size mini-PCIe connector for the …

The “exquisite” ASUS MX27UC monitor

Recently the exquisite ASUS Designo monitors family has been expanded by Designo MX27UC. This display possesses a 27-inch AH-IPS matrix with the resolution of 3840 × 2160 px, a thin screen frame and the capacity to display 1.074 bln of shades. The device is produced in golden and black colours, among its peculiarities one can find a ring-shaped base and a thin construction. The monitor weighs 5.5 kg regarding its dimensions 614.4 × 429.5 × 225.4 mm.



The matrix used exhibits high brightness and contrast ratios – 300 cd/m² and 1300:1 respectively. Viewing angles are wide — 178° in horizontal and vertical directions, pixel density is 163 per inch, and the pixel pitch is 0.156 mm. The monitor offers 100 % sRGB coverage of the colourspace.


Designo MX27UC is very comfortable to work with. The Eye Care technology stack provides a blue light filter (Ultra-low Blue Light) and a Flicker-free option. Other benefits include the SplendidPlus pre-setting, QuickFit virtual …
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