Biostar B85Z: Micro-ATX Mainboard for Audiophiles

Biostar is about to release a new oblectation for audiophiles – the B85Z system board. Featuring micro-ATX form-factor (224x174 mm dimensions), the model combines a full-blown spectrum of facilities each full-format board has. It is developed on Intel B85 Express chipset with Socket LGA1150 for Intel Haswell processors of Core, Pentium and Celeron families. The nominal delivery kit will allegedly comprise DVD with drivers, a pair of SATA cables, a user’s manual, and a rear panel plug.

Biostar B85Z comes equipped with prime-quality capacitors, field-effect transistors, and 4-phase VRM. Memory subsystem is introduced by two slots for DDR3-1600 MHz modules (up to 16 GB overall capacity). The availability of a single PCIe x16 & a pair of PCIe x1 slots ensures sufficient expansion facilities. Moreover, the user is free to create a voluminous storage by means of four SATA III and two SATA II ports.

To continue, the major peculiarity pertained to the motherboard is an …

ASRock Launches Z170M-PIO2 Mainboard with Unusual Layout

ASRock has stricken the general public by the development of a motherboard with an extraordinary layout. As a rule, mainboards targeting all-in-one solutions are void of expansion slots for graphics cards, due to lack of space. However, ASRock has designed a space-efficient model with an integrated PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot. Yet, it’s localized parallel to the PCB as against standard items with perpendicular slot orientation.

ASRock Z170M-PIO2 is based on Intel Z170 chipset for Socket LGA1511 platforms. It supports Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 CPUs. The PCB features a pair of DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4 memory modules with the maximum clock frequency of 3466 MHz (up to 32 GB of capacity). Storage subsystem is introduced by 4 SATA 6 Gb/sec ports as well as a single Ultra M.2 x4 slot.

As far as expansion is concerned, the model accommodates a single PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot and one M.2 2230 slot, occupied by Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter. The 7.1-channel …

Philips Announces Flicker-Free-Compatible 258B6QJEB Monitor

MMD, within the framework of Philips Monitors brand, enters the market with a 25-inch monitor, entitled 258B6QJEB. The new-comer is primarily differentiated by the support for Flicker-Free technology that adjusts the brightness and eliminates screen flickering, thus reducing eye strain. The model features a thin frame which is called to visually boost the screen surface. The implemented stand allows for the adjustment of the display in various aspects.

Philips 258B6QJEB is based on AH-IPS panel with Quad-HD resolution (2560x1440) and W-LED backlight. It boasts the widest viewing angles (178/178 degrees), the highest brightness (350 cd/m2), the largest number of displayed colors (16.7 million), and fast response time (5 ms). Therefore, the monitor is an appropriate solution both for business purposes and home entertainments.

The list of integrated facilities includes:

— a pair of inbuilt speakers;

— a set of video interfaces: D-Sub, HDMI, DVI, DisplayPort;

— 4 …
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