Hard drives still confidently dominate on the notebook market, according to analysts

SSDs are gradually penetrating into mobile computers, but can not yet can become a serious competitor of hard disk drives. Even recently observed slowdown in demand for notebooks with hard drives will not lead to a decrease of the part pf these models in favour of laptops, where SSD is the main storage, analysts believe.

According to the first quarter of this year, models from the HDD larger than 500GB, offered at $ 450-550, formed the largest segment of the market at a rate of 32% of total deliveries. Second place with 26% take laptops with HDD capacity over 320GB, which cost $ 350-450. They are followed by models with HDD larger than 640GB ($ 550-650 price range), than go HDD larger than 750GB ($ 650-750), they are followed — with 250 GB HDD (price less than $ 350), next — the HDD larger than 1 TB ($ 750-900). And only in last place, relevant to market by about 3%, are laptops with SSD volume 128GB or HDD with very large volume (price — $ 900 or more).

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Greeting a New Full-Tower PC Chassis Aerocool GT-S

Aerocool Advanced Technologies, one of the leading manufacturers of PC components for gamers and enthusiasts, has elaborated a new prime-class chassis codenamed GT-S. This model features 255x640x560 mm dimensions and is intended to satisfy the most unbelievable needs of inveterate gamers. Being a full-tower solution, GT-S is ready to accommodate motherboards of seven different standards, including E-ATX and XL-ATX. In retail sale the chassis will be available in two color variations: white-blue and red-black.

Aerocool GT-S is housed in a cold-rolled zinc-coated steel. One of its side facets is equipped with a transparent acrylic window. The frontal facet is covered by a some kind of curtain on a magnetic fixture that can be moved up/down or be totally removed. The chassis’ framework embraces five external bays for the installation of 5.25-inch drives, seven internal bays for the installation of 3.5/2.5-inch drives, as well as ten slots for PCI expansion cards.

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MSI B75IA-E33 - cost-effective Mini-ITX board for processors Ivy Bridge

In early August, it was mentioned about the fact that MSI developer of motherboards is preparing to release three new products in the form factor Mini-ITX on chipsets A85, B75, and Z77. As it turned out, the first low-cost board will be MSI B75IA-E33 — it will start selling in Europe at the end of this week at prices ranging from € 95.

The functionality of this product is limited with respect to the other two models; however, a set of components in B75IA-E33 is very decent. LGA1155 processor socket is energized by three phases (provides additional power to the ATX12V 4-pin), hidden under a small cooler chipset Intel B75. Available one connector PCI Express 3.0 x16, two slots for memory modules DDR3-1066/1333/1600 total up to 16 GB, SATA port 6Gb / s and SATA 3 Gbit / s (3 units) to connect storage devices.

A pair of USB 3.0 on the rear panel are completed with a 19-pin connector on the PCB, through which on the front panel I / O can be taken two SuperSpeed USB. The …
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