Gigabyte Unveils a Pair of Brix GB Mini PCs

Gigabyte has expanded its portfolio by a pair of mini PCs which entered Brix series. The GB-BSi5-6200 & GB-BSi5H-6200 are housed in compact cases (119.4x112.6x34.4 mm & 119.4x112.6x46.8 mm respectively) with a polished metal stylization. Both new-comers take a 2-core Intel Core i5-6200U CPU (14 nm) that is able to operate in a 4-channel mode. Its base clock frequency equals to 2.3 GHz, however during overclocking this index rises to 2.8 GHz.



Gigabyte Brix GB-BSi5-6200 and GB-BSi5H-6200 PCs come with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU. Memory subsystem is represented by two SO-DIMM slots, ready to welcome 6 GB of DDR3L-1600 MHz modules. The first model features one M.2 slot for the connection of storage devices; the second model boasts one M.2 and one SATA III slot, accompanied by a 2.5-inch drive bay.


Both mini PCs accommodate a single PCI Express expansion slot that is taken by Wi-Fi + Bluetooth adapter. Audio subsystem is based on Realtek ALC255 controller, while …

NEC Intros EA244WMi Monitor in Two Color Versions

NEC, a renowned Japanese monitor designer, introduces a new 24-inch monitor with IPS panel type. Models EA244WMi and EA244WMi-BK are considered to be a single product, delivered in two color variations: black and white. Both monitors feature 1920x1200 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio. The display is characterized by the availability of a power-saving LED backlight and 6ms (GtG) response time.



Irrespective of the seemingly unassuming design, EA244WMi is notable by a multi-functional stand. Its framework permits the customer to change the display tilt from -5 to +30 degrees, rotate it at 340 degrees left and right, rotate it at 90 degrees in vertical surface, and alter its height level. The display frame accommodates a couple of 1W stereo speakers, while its rear panel is furnished with mini-jack 3.5 mm audio slots, four-port USB 2.0 hub, and a set of video outputs (mini-D-Sub, DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI).


Other specifications of NEC EA244WMi include:

— brightness: 350 …

HDD Segment is Given Comforting Forecasts

In consideration of mass transition to solid-state drives by large customer groups, HDD developers are deep in their thoughts about the way to promote their products. Indeed, the era of desktop computers is gradually sinking into oblivion, since more and more users give preference to more advanced compact devices, such as pads, mobile gadgets, etc., which require SSD integration. Still, analysts from some leading IT bureaus give promising forecasts for HDD industry for the upcoming four years.



According to their researches, HDD market will not die but, quite the contrary, will see a significant boost with the hit of supply in 2016. The end of 2012 is not far off, but it's already possible to estimate the overall delivery volumes by a few global HDD manufacturers. Thus, Toshiba, Western Digital and Seagate will increase the rate of supply at more than 4%, as compared with 2011, delivering 502.5 million drives. This index will rise approximately to 575 million items till 2016.
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