Intel Debuts with Skull Canyon NUC Mini-PC

Skull Canyon was designed to dispel stereotypes about low efficiency of compact-sized PCs. Intel tried hard to take its mini-PC to the next level. Hence, the company furnished it with a 4-core Core i7-6770HQ CPU (Skylake) with support of Hyper-Threading. It features 6 MB L3 cache, 45 W TDP and runs at 2.6/3.5 GHz frequency. The CPU incorporates Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (GT4e) graphics core with 72 computing units and an additional eDRAM of 128 MB (frequency index: 350-950 MHz).



Intel Skull Canyon is housed in a stylish case with skull logo, featuring 216x116x23 mm dimensions & 0.7 liters capacity. The model accommodates a pair of So-DIMM DDR4-2133+ slots, allowing to install up to 32 GB of memory. Storage subsystem might be organized thanks to a pair of M.2 slots which support SSDs with SATA or PCI Express x4 interface.


This mini-PC comes with Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8260 adapter that is thought to support Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity. The rear panel …

TP-Link Unleashes a New Router with Built-In Battery

Following the general tendencies in PC market, router segment also takes the direction towards compactness. This is dictated basically by the necessity to move from one place to the other (i.e. during business trip). Compact routers offer similar to standard solutions performance plus convenience while transportation. The line of products designed by TP-Link involves both, typical and compact routers.



Model TL-MR3040 is attributed exactly to compact solutions with one peculiar feature: built-in battery for 2000 mAh. The battery is able to operate up to four hours as access point under 802.11n standard. Router might be powered as from network adapter, so from a laptop via USB cable.


There is a possibility to employ this model as typical router tied to the wired network. The integrated WAN cable serves specifically this means; moreover, it can be joined with ADSL modem or with a local network. In addition, TL-MR3040 might operate as a client for WISP networks.


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Samsung Electronics Is Going to Launch Two Curved VA Monitors – C27H711 and C32H711

The South Korean Samsung Electronics Corporation has announced the forthcoming retail of its curved VA CH711 monitors.



The displays under the C27H711 and C32H711 codenames differ in size (26.9” and 31.5” respectively), however, possess much in common. Both products feature a 2560 x 1440 (WQHD) resolution, 178°/178° viewing angles (horizontal and vertical), a 1800R curvature, 8-bit colour support, a 3000:1 static contrast ratio, as well as the 300 cd/m² brightness. The response time of displays is 4 ms (grey to grey), and the refresh rate is 60 Hz. The AMD FreeSync tech applied allows increasing this value up to 72 Hz. A flicker-free Quantum Dot LED backlight ensures the full sRGB gamut coverage.


Connectivity options are represented by the Mini-DisplayPort 1.2a and HDMI 1.4a. Stands of both specialties let tilt displays and neatly lay cables through the neck.


There is no officially voiced info about the Samsung novelties sale launch date and recommended price; …
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