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 …

Intel Claims Its Clover Trail More Efficient than Tegra 3

The stonewall in the tablet and mobile CPU segment is gradually mounting, with Intel and Nvidia increasing their influence and rivalry. Hence, Intel's developers claim that its latest tablet processor, two-core Atom Clover Trail, surpasses Nvidia's Tegra 3 in both performance and power consumption. To be precise, Clover Trail proves to be more efficient in a range of applications, but at the same time, it consumes power twice less than its counterpart. To exemplify such claims, Intel takes Imagination Technologies graphics that consumes less power than Tegra 3.



Numerous testing results conducted by Intel and some leading IT analysts demonstrate that Tegra 3 with four main cores and one additional core is slower that Clover Trail. Testing of performance and power consumption has been held on Microsoft Surface RT with Tegra 3 chip and Windows 8 tablet with Clover Trail chip. Nevertheless, Intel hasn't conducted any comparison in mobile OS from Google.


To continue, such …

ViewSonic launches 27 "monitor VX2703mh-LED with a fast matrix

The monitor range of U.S. company ViewSonic is replenished with the product VX2703mh-LED. This is a rather large (27 ") widescreen display on the matrix TN + film, low-latency (3 ms GtG), LED backlight and democratic price tag — U.S. $ 300.



The resolution of 1920x1080 pixels suggests that VX2703mh-LED will be a big pixel. Like many other ViewSonic monitors, a new model has a sleek design. The stand allows adjusting the tilt of the display ranging from -3 ° to 16 °. There are stereo outputs 2x2 W, Mini-Jack socket for headphones and microphone, video input DVI-D, HDMI v1.3 and analog D-Sub. The power of display ranges from 17-23 watts in eco mode, up to 28-36 watts in normal mode. It supports standard mounting VESA 100x100 mm.


Among main characteristics are:

Maximum Contrast Ratio: 1200:1 (20 million to 1 dynamic);

maximum brightness of 300 cd / m ²;

viewing angles: 170 ° horizontal, 160 ° vertical;

screen coating: anti-glare, hardness 3H;

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