Offbeat Chassis Cooler Master HAF XB Review

Cooler Master is one of the companies that always amaze potential users by high-quality and, at the same time, offbeat framework of hardware items. For instance, its High Air Flow (HAF) series of PC cases is differentiated by a quite uncommon design, combined with a powerful cooling system. Cooler Master HAF XB is probably the most outstanding model within the series, since it is something like a borderland between an open stand and a modding case. However, offbeat framework is not the only attraction of this product. Let’s find out some other advantages of this case.

General Peculiarities

Cooler Master HAF XB is compatible with ATX/micro-ATX/mini-ITX motherboards and ATX PS2 power supply units. The case is made of steel with some plastic inclusions. It features two bays for 5.25-inch drives, the same number of bays for 3.5-inch drives, and six bays for 2.5-inch devices. Expansion facilities are introduced by seven slots. Internal spacing is enough to house 334 mm long …

WD Prepares Voluminous Re+ HDDs for Data Centers

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The WD Re+ is distinguished by the following advantages:

— the incorporation of dual actuator positioning system that improves the drive’s working efficiency;

— the implementation of RAFF technology that monitors HDD parameters in real time and compensates for the linear and angular vibration;

— the employment of StableTrac technology that reduces vibrations and stabilizes drive platters;

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Lenovo Unveils Plans for ThinkVision 4K UltraHD Monitors

Lenovo, one of the global leaders in consumer electronics, has unveiled plans for the upcoming release of two professional PC monitors of ThinkVision lineup. The ThinkVision Pro2840m and ThinkVision 28 are characterized by the support of 4K UltraHD resolution and a range of advanced features. The first 28-inch model combines an entire scope of facilities for professional users, whereas the second one boasts some intellectual capabilities, serving a real entertainment center run by Android OS.

Lenovo ThinkVision Pro2840m is targeting enterprise users who got used to work with automated design engineering and data analysis. For sure, it will be much appreciated by home users, willing to watch video in ultra-wide resolution (3840x2160). The model features a stylish ergonomic design with an excessive use of glass. The display is equipped with sensor keys and binary speakers.

The display itself is based on a full-fledged stand that allows for the rotation, adjustment of …
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