One-Shot MSI Z170A Tomahawk Mainboard Review

Arsenal Gaming is a specific lineup of motherboards in MSI’s portfolio. It embraces 7 different models, joined under military-style codenames. The units are targeting primarily gaming community, although the Z170A Tomahawk is a universal solution at an affordable price. As distinct from the comrades, it features a set of controllers & sockets which are considered to be remnants of the past. Let’s find out what kind of advantages this board offers.



CPU & Memory


Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk is developed on Intel Z170 Express chipset. It supports LGA1151-compatible CPUs of the 6th generation (Skylake): Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7. The hardware rests on a 4-layer dark PCB (304x224 mm, ATX) with red PCI-e and RAM slots. The rear panel is differentiated by the availability of a backplate for the CPU socket. The integrated ISL95856 controller is accountable for the providing power to the CPU (3+5 VRM).


The board comes with four DIMM slots for the …

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 …

Wide-Screen Monitor AOC i2252Vwh Review

No one would dare to complain about the poor choice of wide-screen monitors, as this segment is presented by dozens of models targeted at various customer groups. Professionals seek to acquire exactly such monitors to work with up-to-date graphic, video and image formats, while average customers are craving for watching movies and videos in Full HD format. Monitor AOC i2252Vwh belongs to the flotilla of wide-screen products and is able to satisfy the needs of people appreciating outstanding color rendering and contrast.



Design


Monitor AOC i2252Vwh is based on IPS architecture and goes with 1920x1080 resolution. Screen casing, standing and base are made of solid plastic with dull surface. The screen is equipped with LED indicator and is differentiated by the glare absence due to the dull texture. Five control buttons and status display are located in the bottom-right angle; button designations are impressed on the frontal frame. Interface, power and Kensington lock sockets …
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