Review of Network Drive IconBIT I-Stor IS308

Production of a new model is positioned as a replacement for modern routers with features of sharing USB-carriers. IS308 — the budget class — single-disk storage is a good device for visiting friends for movies, or for backup. In general, it is used for tasks which are not mission-critical of data loss. The speed and functionality are secondary, the main thing — the price and design. At a price of 90 $, IconBIT IS308 offers the buyer an autonomous Torrent-downloader, a network drive, support for protocols Samba and FTP, gigabit network interface and USB 3.0 port.



The device has stylish black aluminium hull and comes with a stand for vertical installation. IconBIT iS308 looks more like a normal external hard drive rather than the NAS. And if for someone Synology design seems too plastic, and QNAP — too angular, the iconBIT iS308 looks modern, simple and stylish.


The next thing that catches an eye — is the lack of a fan. Finally, there is a NAS with passive cooling. …

The 35” 21:9 Agon AG352UCG Monitor by AOC Is a Smart Display for Gaming Purposes

The Agon series by AOC has been recently replenished by a unique 35-inch GSYNC monitor for gaming purposes, named AG352UCG.



This novelty features a vertically aligned display with a 2000 mm curvature radius and a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels. Its refresh factor equals to 100 Hz, and the response time – to 3 ms. Simultaneously the screen covers 100 % of the sRGB colour gamut and provides the 2500:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 of brightness, as well as 178/178 view angles.


Regarding the supported Shadow Control, Flicker-Free technology with a DC backlighting, Low Blue Light mode, a withdrawable headset holder and a handle, AOC AG352UCG can be justly called a smart device for true gamers. Customisable blue, green and red LED lights on the lower and back bezel, stereospeakers and an ergonomic AOC Ergo Base stand provide additional comfort during utilizing.


The monitor offers one DisplayPort, one HDMI ports along with microphone in/out and audio out.

The consumption …

MSI Releases an Affordable Motherboard of Micro-ATX Form-Factor

Right after the release of FM2-A75MA-P33 motherboard, MSI has taken a decision to design one more model for AMD Trinity platform. Codenamed MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35, a new model is based on a more efficient chipset – AMD A85X. This motherboard is a typical representative of entry-level solutions, though can boast a number of attractive facilities.



MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 is developed in micro-ATX form-factor for Socket FM2 CPU sockets. The model is known to support AMD A and Athlon II processors. This board accommodates two DIMM slots for the installation of DDR3 memory modules, the overall volume of which can rise up to 32GB. The supported memory operating frequencies might vary: DDR3-1066 MHz, 1333MHz, 1600 MHz, 1866 MHz, and 2133 MHz. Power subsystem features a rather unpretentious framework and consists of five phases; thus, this model isn't intended for overclocking purposes.


Expansion facilities implemented in MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 can be found in any other entry-level …
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