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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Premium Chieftec Navitas 650 W PSU Review

Announced several months ago, Chieftec Navitas series of PSUs has managed to win the hearts of PC enthusiasts in many areas across the globe. Unlike the majority lineups where the junior model features 450/550 W power, Navitas offers 650 W GPM-650C as the first model in the line to satisfy the needs of fastidious customers. Upon the whole, the series counts five models of 650 W, 750 W, 850 W, 1000 W, and 1250 W power. Let’s see whether the junior representative of the series deserves universal acclaim.

Basic Specs and Connectors

Chieftec Navitas 650 W is delivered in a gray cardbox that contains its basic specifications. The unit is able to gain up to 648 W power on +12VDC rail efficiency. The correlation of efficiency on +12VDC rail and an overall power makes up 0.997 points. The model itself is housed in a gray case with large texture coating. Its layout might boast the incorporation of a high-voltage Nippon Chemi-Con capacitor and as much as efficient Capxon …

Greeting a New Full-Tower PC Chassis Aerocool GT-S

Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of the leading manufacturers of PC components for gamers and enthusiasts, has elaborated a new prime-class chassis codenamed GT-S. This model features 255x640x560 mm dimensions and is intended to satisfy the most unbelievable needs of inveterate gamers. Being a full-tower solution, GT-S is ready to accommodate motherboards of seven different standards, including E-ATX and XL-ATX. In retail sale the chassis will be available in two color variations: white-blue and red-black.

Aerocool GT-S is housed in a cold-rolled zinc-coated steel. One of its side facets is equipped with a transparent acrylic window. The frontal facet is covered by a some kind of curtain on a magnetic fixture that can be moved up/down or be totally removed. The chassis’ framework embraces five external bays for the installation of 5.25-inch drives, seven internal bays for the installation of 3.5/2.5-inch drives, as well as ten slots for PCI expansion cards.

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