ASRock Introduces Its Upgraded DeskMini PCs

The ASRock Co. has brought to the CES 2017 event its upgraded RX and GTX lines DeskMini PCs.



Details are obscure; however, general info is available. It is known, for example, that the dimensions of these devices are 210 х 137.5 х 81.9 mm. The motherboards utilized are of Mini-STX form factor, and the supposed CPUs are of the Kaby Lake generation.


The highest RAM capacity of these models equals to 32 GB; and there’s a possibility to embed drives due to the 2 SATA connectors and 3 M.2 slots. Such ports as USB 3.0 (x3), USB 2.0 (x2), HDMI (x2), DisplayPort, Mini DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3 and Gigabit Ethernet deliver extra convenience.


These novelties can be equipped with either GeForce GTX 1060 or Radeon RX 460, RX 470, RX 480 (MXM) graphics cards. At the same time, the TDP rate should not exceed 120 W.


Therefore, we can assume that ASRock will produce fully gaming and rather effective VR compatible compact PCs.

The Forthcoming Switch to 5 mm HDD Models

Nowadays HDD segment is represented by various products from various companies. However, with the development and release of ultrabooks, manufacturers directed their production to the hybrid-type drives. This resulted in the predominance of hybrid solutions in the market.



Recently Itel has advanced a motion to digress somehow from the production of hybrid drives and switch to the decrease of traditional HDDs dimensions to 5 mm in casing depth. According to the company's assumptions, such change could moderate the price for drives and provide the necessary volume capacity for ultrabooks.


Some manufacturers have already directed a part of their technological powers to the design of HDDs with 5 mm casings. Nevertheless, there appeared a couple of obstacles on their way: the necessity to stabilize data reading and writing activities, and increase of costs spent on drives' production. This will result in the rise of end price.


IT professionals and analysts forecast the …

Verbatim Announces Its 'Thinnest' External Hard Drive

Verbatim has just announced the upcoming release of its thinnest external hard drive, codenamed Store 'n' Go Ultra Slim. Moreover, according to the claimed dimensions, this drive will join the echelon of the most thinnest products currently available in the market. Hence, Store 'n' Go Ultra Slim features only 10.5 mm casing depth that is 20% thinner than all previous models from Store 'n' Go series. The new development will be delivered in two color variations (black and silver) in a blister package that reduces CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.



External hard drive Store 'n' Go Ultra Slim employs USB 3.0 interface but is totally compatible with the previous version — USB 2.0. This model features 500GB capacity and 7mm internal disk. It ensures data storage and backup facilities for a range of computing and consumer applications. The drive is also ideal for USB writing operations. It facilitates the record of TV programs, movies or other content to the drive directly from …
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