Hard drives still confidently dominate on the notebook market, according to analysts

SSDs are gradually penetrating into mobile computers, but can not yet can become a serious competitor of hard disk drives. Even recently observed slowdown in demand for notebooks with hard drives will not lead to a decrease of the part pf these models in favour of laptops, where SSD is the main storage, analysts believe.

According to the first quarter of this year, models from the HDD larger than 500GB, offered at $ 450-550, formed the largest segment of the market at a rate of 32% of total deliveries. Second place with 26% take laptops with HDD capacity over 320GB, which cost $ 350-450. They are followed by models with HDD larger than 640GB ($ 550-650 price range), than go HDD larger than 750GB ($ 650-750), they are followed — with 250 GB HDD (price less than $ 350), next — the HDD larger than 1 TB ($ 750-900). And only in last place, relevant to market by about 3%, are laptops with SSD volume 128GB or HDD with very large volume (price — $ 900 or more).

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Gigabyte to Unveil a High-End Graphics Card GV-N770OC-2GD

Gigabyte has enriched its arsenal of graphics solutions with a new card, based on GeForce GTX 770 adapter. Graphics card GV-N770OC-2GD is a modified version of an etalon product that might offer a whole spectrum of capabilities that attract potential customers so much. Outstanding performance, factory overclocking, high-quality hardware basis, and an upgraded cooling system, codenamed Windforce 3X 450W, make this product a cherished acquirement.

Gigabyte GV-N770OC-2GD is based on GK104 graphics core, designed under 28 nm Kepler micro-architecture. This GPU features 1536 CUDA cores, 128 TMUs and 32 ROPs. Its nominal clock frequency makes up 1137 MHz, while the support of GPU Boost 2.0 technology overclocks the card up to 1187 MHz.

Upon the whole, this card employs PCI Express 3.0 x16 interface and houses two additional PCI power sockets (6-contact and 8-contact). A panel of external interfaces boasts the availability of four video outputs, including DisplayPort, HDMI, DL …

Low-Profile SilverStone Argon AR06 Cooler Review

Each manufacturer which deals with CPU coolers tries to enrich its portfolio with products of various segments. SilverStone has gone ahead in this aspect, offering as entry-level so top-notch coolers. The AR06, a representative of Argon Series, is a low-profile model targeting entry-level and mainstream PC systems. Why giving preference exactly to this model? Let’s find it out.


SilverStone AR06 features the following specifications:

— type: air cooler with active airflow;

— compatibility with motherboards: Socket Intel LGA115x, Socket AMD FM1, FM2, AM2, AM3;

— cooling performance: 95 W TDP;

— fan specs: dimensions: 92x92x15 mm, voltage – 12 V, rotational speed – 1200-2500 RPM, airflow – 68.3 m3/h, noise level – 20-28.3 dBA, bearing type – rifle, MTBF – 40.000 hours;

— heatsink specs: dimensions: 58x105x92 mm; weight – 263 mm, aluminum fins, 4x copper heatpipes, direct CPU contact;

— power supply: 4-pin connector;

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