Solid-State Drive Intel 330 Series 180GB Review

Some two-three years ago solid-state drives were supposed to be a luxury rather than a necessity. Not every enthusiast showed predisposition to spend a few hundreds dollars to enhance his PC performance. Nonetheless, time passed and SSD technologies rapidly erupted into corporate and home fields, serving as a mighty storage means to replace traditional HDDs. They are currently the most wanted piece of hardware that offers better reliability, faster speeds, as well as larger volumes. Besides, their today’s price falls within average customer’s possibilities. Intel keeps the wave in this industry too, delivering high-end products for various audiences. Intel 330 Series 180GB SSD, one of its latest releases, is a direct image of quality and volume combined with a reasonable price.

General Peculiarities

Intel 330 Series 180GB is predestined for advanced users with modding/overclocking activities in mind and owners of powerful laptops. It is characterized by 1.200.000 hours …

MSI Introduces A88XI AC Motherboard for FM2+ Platform

The product line of MSI’s mini-ITX motherboards now welcomes a new-comer: the MSI A88XI AC. It takes AMD A88X chipset for Socket FM2+ platform as the basis; this implies the support for AMD Athlon and AMD A series CPUs (of all generations). The PCB offers two DIMM slots for the integration of DDR3-2133 MHz RAM (up to 32 GB). Upon the whole, this model is able to offer much more than other small-sized boards.

The MSI A88XI AC accommodates 4x SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports for the connection of drives and 1x PCI-e 3.0 x16 socket for the implementation of an add-on card. Network options are secured as by gigabit Ethernet controller, so by Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac modules. External I/O panel houses three audio ports, one S/PDIF out, one RJ-45, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, one PS/2 Combo port, and three video ports (HDMI, DVI-D and D-Sub).

Moreover, the support for 8-channel sound production (due to Realtek ALC887) and HDMI video port entails the playback of 4K Ultra HD …

I-O Data Announces 27-Inch Monitor with the Maximal Resolution

Not so long ago Full HD monitors have been considered a kind of miracle, providing the utmost graphic facilities. This format is nowadays actively implemented in the product lines of many manufacturers, though the price for monitors with Full HD resolution is still biting. Despite this fact, some users feel an acute need for even higher resolution, so I-O Data, a Japanese designer of PC hardware, announced the release of a model with the maximal possible resolution.

Codenamed LCD-MF271CGBR, the monitor features 2560x1440 resolution and 27-inch display. The working display space exceeds the one implemented in monitors with Full HD resolution in 1.8 times. Such specifications offer unmatched graphics effects for the successful accomplishment on rather demanding conditions.

Monitor I-O Data LCD-MF271CGBR is based on IPS array type and is characterized by the following features:

— available video outputs: dual DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort, VGA;

— maximal supported …
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