ASRock Debuts with X99E-ITX/ac Haswell-E Mainboard

ASRock places itself on record with an offbeat solution – the first ever mini-ITX mainboard for Socket LGA2011-v3 platform. The X99E-ITX/ac is developed for the most efficient Haswell-E CPUs (Intel Core i7-5000 series). The Intel X99 chipset ensures the board’s functionality, though it was limited due to compact dimensions.

ASRock X99E-ITX/ac accommodates two slots for two-channel DDR4 memory modules. Storage subsystem offers four SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports, a single SATA Express, and one Ultra M.2 slot that uses four PCI-e 3.0 x16 lanes. Expansion is supported by one PCI-e 3.0 x16 slot only.

This mainboard comes equipped with mPCIe 3.0 x1 socket as well as a modular unit for Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth network connections. They are accompanied with a pair of gigabit Ethernet controllers from Intel. A set of external interfaces boasts two ultra-new USB 3.1 Type-A ports. Four USB 3.0 ports, a couple of USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port, and five 3.5 mm mini-jacks for the …

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. …

Revel in Gaudy Images with PC Monitor Asus VX239H

All devotees of high-quality imaging are now able to satisfy their need for accurate, bright and sharp color representation with the help of a new PC monitor, elaborated by Asus. Codenamed Asus VX239H, this monitor is a combination of ultimate facilities, elegant design and perfect ergonomics. In order to create a truly high-end product, the manufacturers employed an ultra-thin frame (0.8 mm depth) and an original display stand. It should be mentioned also that the maximal depth of the entire case makes up 14.5 mm only.

Monitor VX239H is based on AH-IPS array and features 23-inch display with the maximal resolution of 1920x1080 (Full HD quality). The implementation of IPS panel ensures prominent color rendering, wide viewing angles (178/178 degreed H/V), perfect brightness (250 cd/m2), and a rather fast response time of 5 ms. Such specifications provide for a comfortable display of dynamic scenes. Besides, this model supports Asus Smart Contrast Ratio technology that allows …
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