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 …

Dell Inspiron 24 7000: an All-in-One PC with a Difference

Dell has recently introduced a 24-inch all-in-one PC, entitled Inspiron 24 7000. The new-comer is vestured into a sleek case that mimics a standard display. Nonetheless, its functionality does not yield to a traditional desktop computer. Such framework provides for a better ergonomics and adds trimness to the workplace.

Dell Inspiron 24 7000 is based on Intel Core i5-6300HQ (Intel Skylake) CPU, operating at 2.3 GHz frequency with the possibility to overclock to 3.2 GHz index. It is mated with 12 GB DDR4-2133 MHz RAM and 4 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 940M graphics (with integrated GDDR3). Storage subsystem is represented by 1 TB hard disk drive as well as 32 GB mSATA solid-state drive.

The multi-touch display is based on IPS panel, featuring 1920x1080 Full HD resolution. It is furnished with inbuilt Waves MaxxAudio speakers, frontal Intel RealSense webcam with a microphone, DVD SuperMini drive, and network connectors: Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet & Wi-Fi 802.11n.

This all-in-one …

Greeting Kingston SSDNow mS200 Solid-State Drive

Kingston Technology, a large-scale developer of varied memory solutions from California, announces the launch of a new solid-state drive from SSDNow series, codenamed mS200. Currently, the model is available in two larger versions of 240 GB and 480 GB. Both new-comers are designed in mSATA form-factor, featuring 50.88x30 mm dimensions. Upon the whole, their dimensions are 8 times smaller than those imposed to standard 2.5-inch products.

Kingston mS200 are targeting budgetary segment of laptops, tablets and ultrabooks. Nonetheless, the drives are able to demonstrate high performance and allow the user to install two items within one system at a time in order to enlarge the storage volume. The new SSDs support Intel Smart Response Technology, TRIM, S.M.A.R.T., as well as 128-bit automatic encoding; they are thought to dramatically enhance the performance.

To continue, the greenhorns employ SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and are based on LSI SandForce 2281 controller. In keeping …
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