Iiyama Launches a New ProLite T2452MTS PC Monitor

Iiyama Corp., a renowned Japanese designer of hi-end TV panels and PC monitors, has started the sales of a new flagship 24-inch monitor in the internal market. Codenamed ProLite T2452MTS, the model features 556x403.5x122.5 mm dimensions. It also boasts a unique multi-touch technology, supporting two compatible touch points (available only on Windows 7). The price of the monitor is set at $390; it involves a special digital stylus to manipulate the multi-touch screen.

Iiyama T2452MTS is based on TN array and employs a power-saving LED backlit. It supports Full HD resolution (1920x1080) and demonstrates a quite fast response time (2 ms) in Gray-to-Gray environment. High-quality array ensures the following display specifications: static/dynamic contrast ratio – 1000:1/5M:1, typical/maximal brightness – 260/300 cd/m2, viewing angles – 170/160 H/V, amount of displayed tints – 16.7 m, light transmittance – 88%.

The interface panel comprises two HDMI ports, one …

Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.

Layout and Connectivity

In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).

The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …

Asus Launches Black-and-White Version of GTX 950 Adapter

Asus has added to its product line a graceful black-and-white videocard, based on GeForce GTX 950 adapter. The heart of the model is an overclocked GM206-250 GPU. Its key differentiation is the possibility to operate in two modes: Gaming – 1076/1188 MHz (base/dynamic) clock frequency & OC – 1102/1279 MHz (base/dynamic). The customer is free to switch between the profiles where relevant.

The GPU, featuring 768 CUDA cores, 32 ROPs and 48 TMUs, is paired with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory that runs at reference 6610 MHz frequency (128-bit rail). The interface panel consists of three video outputs: HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort and DVI-I.

The PCB boasts the implementation of Super Alloy Power II components as well as totally automatic hardware assembly line. The latter became possible thanks to Asus Auto-Extreme technology.

As far as cooling is concerned, Asus GeForce GTX 950 (codename: GTX950-OC-2GD5) is equipped with a two-slot cooler. Its framework embraces an aluminum heatsink …
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