ASRock to Officially Introduce Z87 Extreme 4/Z87 Pro 3 Motherboards in Early June

ASRock is going to officially introduce its two budgetary motherboards (compatible with Intel Haswell processors) in early June. Codenamed ASRock Z87 Extreme 4 and ASRock Z87 Pro 3, these products will cost around $170 and $100 correspondingly. Such attractive price makes them one of the most affordable solutions involving high-efficient CPUs of the next generation.

The more costly motherboard, Z87 Extreme 4, is known to feature only high-quality layout components, including PCB with dual copper layers, chokes with ferrite hub, and durable solid-state capacitors. This model supports DDR3 memory modules of up to 2600 MHz frequency and up to 32 GB capacity. Expansion slots consist of two PCI connectors, two PCI Express 3.0 x1 connectors, and three PCI Express 3.0 x16 connectors.

The connection of internal drives becomes possible due to the availability of eight SATA III sockets. Audio subsystem is realized with the help of 8.1-channel Creative Sound Blaster codec. External …

Hard drives still confidently dominate on the notebook market, according to analysts

SSDs are gradually penetrating into mobile computers, but can not yet can become a serious competitor of hard disk drives. Even recently observed slowdown in demand for notebooks with hard drives will not lead to a decrease of the part pf these models in favour of laptops, where SSD is the main storage, analysts believe.

According to the first quarter of this year, models from the HDD larger than 500GB, offered at $ 450-550, formed the largest segment of the market at a rate of 32% of total deliveries. Second place with 26% take laptops with HDD capacity over 320GB, which cost $ 350-450. They are followed by models with HDD larger than 640GB ($ 550-650 price range), than go HDD larger than 750GB ($ 650-750), they are followed — with 250 GB HDD (price less than $ 350), next — the HDD larger than 1 TB ($ 750-900). And only in last place, relevant to market by about 3%, are laptops with SSD volume 128GB or HDD with very large volume (price — $ 900 or more).

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AOC Takes Pride in a Curved C3583FQ Monitor

AOC is about to release a quite extraordinary monitor – the C3583FQ. This 35-inch curved model can’t boast high resolution index (2560x1080), although it is sure to provide the best image quality without the necessity to pair it with the top-tier graphics card. Relatively big size does not allow for many adjustments; yet, it’s possible to change the slope angle.

AOC C3583FQ is based on AMVA panel with WLED backlight. It ensures the best-in-class specifications: 2000:1 – static contrast, maximal brightness – 300 cd/m2, viewing angles – 178/178 degrees, refresh rate – 48-146 Hz, response time – 5 ms. The radius of curvature does not prevent the full-scale displaying of the developments.

The monitor comes equipped with a pair of 5 W speakers, a pair of 3.5-mm audio ports and five video ports: one DVI, two DisplayPort 1.2+, two HDMI 1.4 with MHL support. The rear panel features VESA bracket to facilitate with wall mounting options. In addition, the new-comer …
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