Motherboard Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe Review

Classical desktops are gradually giving way to more advanced and compact PC solutions. The times when compact dimensions signified about fewer facilities have gone, and present-day PC market is able to offer all-in-one solutions, as well as, multi-functional, high-end mini-ATX motherboards. Asus is notable for the constant overcoming of stereotypes that allegedly stagger the development of motherboard functionality. Its P8Z77-I Deluxe motherboard proves practically unlimited facilities integrated in products of mini-ATX form factor.



Design and Integration


The availability of an additional board with power components is supposed to be the basic design peculiarity of Asus P8Z77-I Deluxe motherboard. It is located athwart to the main board and takes DIGI+VRM functions. Those functions are called to provide the motherboard with an efficient CPU power supply subsystem that is able to demonstrate good loading facilities. The additional board is developed according to the …

Aerocool Cruisestar Advance Case Overview

Many manufacturers of budget-friendly PC cases adore expanding their line-up by a banal change of the plastic case kit without dramatic changes in the filling or framing structure of the chassis. The Aerocool Company is also saddening with this approach, although, for the sake of justice, it is worth noting that in recent years this has happened quite rarely. Nevertheless, the subject of today's review – the Cruisestar Advance is just the result of a change in appearance based on the simplest PGS-V series frames. Let’s see what the consequences of this metamorphosis from the point of view of the ordinary buyer are.


Features

Case type: Midi-Tower

Dimensions, mm: 483 (H) x 200 (W) x 441 (D)

Material: ABS plastic, steel

Weight, kg: 3,5

Color: black

Form factor: ATX

Devices 5.25": 1

3.5" external devices: –

3.5"/2.5" internal devices: 3/2

Supported number of expansion slots: 7

Front fans: 1 x 120 mm (installed)

Rear …

Intel Compute Stick With Intel Apollo Lake CPU

In the year of 2015 the Intel Company announced a mini PC with a completely new layout, named Intel Compute Stick. According to its dimensions it resembles a mobile 3G adapter or a slightly enlarged typical flash drive, though its functionality lets us consider this sample to be a fully-featured PC, which only needs to be connected to the monitor or TV-set through the HDMI interface.



At first the Intel Company and its partners released their versions with Intel Bay Trail CPUs, being later exchanged by the Intel Cherry Trail series solutions. In 2016 even more powerful models with Intel Core m3 and Intel Core m5 (Intel Skylake) CPUs appeared. One can expect, that in the second quarter of 2017 the Intel Compute Stick manufacturers will use the Intel Apollo Lake series chips.


At least two new Intel Compute Stick versions are to be released. The first model will feature 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of ROM eMMC memory and the pre-set 64-bit Windows 10 Home OS. The second version will …
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