Kingston and Adata Come up with M.2 SSDs

Within the framework of Computex 2014 both Kingston and Adata are going to introduce their fresh SSD series of M.2 form-factor. In keeping with the manufacturers’ words, the products – SM2280S2 and SR1020NP — are differentiated by some spectacular performance. At present the companies provide only basic info about the drives, leaving their fans in suspense.

Kingston SM2280S3 is based on Phison PS3108 that supports SATA 6 Gb/sec interface only. It ensures 540 MB/sec and 514 MB/sec speed on sequential Read/Write operations. For sure, it’s not the performance innovative M.2 drives should demonstrate (about 10 Gb/sec), although the model considerably surpasses traditional HDDs in this respect.

This SSD series is represented by three models of 120 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB capacity. All of them employ DDR3 cache-memory with the minimal 256 MB capacity. Besides, the difference in efficiency between other M.2 offers Kingston promises to compensate by a more affordable price.

NEC to Launch EA275UHD Office-Style Monitor

NEC comes to the market with a new corporate-oriented 27-inch monitor, entitled MultiSync EA275UHD. The greenhorn features 639x230x418 mm dimensions and is differentiated by a sleek design. The display sits on a multifunction stand with height, tilt, pivot, and swivel adjustments. According to the designers, this solution will absolutely suit the needs of CAD/CAM engineers, entry-level graphics enthusiasts, corporate personnel, etc.

NEC MultiSync EA275UHD is based on AH-IPS panel, boasting 3840x2160 4K resolution. It is also characterized by 16:9 aspect ratio, 6 ms response time, static contrast ratio – 1000:1, dynamic contrast ratio – 15.000:1, and utmost brightness – 350 cd/m2. As far as connectivity is concerned, the model comes equipped with a 3-port USB 3.0 hub for peripherals as well as three video outputs (DVI-D, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2). Audio facilities are ensured by two integrated speakers and a headphone socket.

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ASRock Announces a New Mini-ITX Motherboard AD2550-ITX

ASRock, a well-known supplier of high-quality PC hardware, tries not to leave chances to its competitors in the development of new products and their delivery to potential customers. Hence, the company has recently announced the release of a new mini-ITX motherboard AD2550-ITX, intended for the incorporation into small-sized systems. As seen from the codename, the model employs dual-core Intel Atom D2550 processor, running at 1.86 GHz. It should be pointed out that AD2550-ITX resembles its predecessor AD2550B-ITX, launched last year, although the new-comer is differentiated by a more qualitative configuration.

The motherboard is based on black PCB that boasts the implementation of solid-state capacitors only. All key functional facilities are ensured by means of Intel NM10 Express chipset. The board houses a pair of 204-contact SO-DIMM slots which support DDR3-1066 MHz memory modules of up to 4 GB overall capacity. A couple of SATA 3 Gb/sec ports (for the connection of drives) …
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