Overview of the Aerocool P7-C1 Mid Tower Case (Part I)

Let’s review the sensational novelty of a Project 7 series – mid tower Aerocool P7-C1, intended for the installation of motherboards of the following form factors: ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX. On sale it appeared as recently as the end of 2016.


The case is supplied in two colors: black and white. Each variant may be purchased either with a standard acrylic window, or with the side panel of tempered glass. Totally, there are four options to choose from.


Packaging and Equipment

The novelty comes in a very large box, with the dimensions of 300x610x510 mm and the weight of ~ 8.5 kg. The package looks attractive enough. On a black background the front panel of the case with the backlight on is shown, and the name of the model is printed with same color. On the front side there is a promotional text in eleven languages, and on the rear one exhaustive specifications are listed in English.


Inside the package, the case is wrapped in a plastic bag and the clips made of …

ASRock Launches Z170M-PIO2 Mainboard with Unusual Layout

ASRock has stricken the general public by the development of a motherboard with an extraordinary layout. As a rule, mainboards targeting all-in-one solutions are void of expansion slots for graphics cards, due to lack of space. However, ASRock has designed a space-efficient model with an integrated PCI Express 3.0 x16 slot. Yet, it’s localized parallel to the PCB as against standard items with perpendicular slot orientation.



ASRock Z170M-PIO2 is based on Intel Z170 chipset for Socket LGA1511 platforms. It supports Intel Celeron/Pentium/Core i3/Core i5/Core i7 CPUs. The PCB features a pair of DIMM slots for the installation of DDR4 memory modules with the maximum clock frequency of 3466 MHz (up to 32 GB of capacity). Storage subsystem is introduced by 4 SATA 6 Gb/sec ports as well as a single Ultra M.2 x4 slot.


As far as expansion is concerned, the model accommodates a single PCIe 3.0 x 16 slot and one M.2 2230 slot, occupied by Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter. The 7.1-channel …

Meet New AE222/G and AE201 AIO Solutions from MSI

MSI has enlarged its inventory of all-in-one PCs with a pair of new models – the AE201 and the AE222/G. Both greenhorns are based on the advanced Intel Core i3/i5 4th gen processors and are thought to support the latest Windows 8.1 platform version. The first model, AE201, features 20-inch display with Full HD resolution (1920x1080). Official press-release does not give a hint about detailed specifications, though it mentions that this model supports Flicker-Free and Less-Blue Light technologies.



Nonetheless, the larger part of the presentation is devoted to the AE222/G AIO PC. This model features 21.5-inch Full HD display and supports the above mentioned technologies, as well as optional sensor facilities. All functional possibilities are relied on Intel H81 Express chipset. The product will come in two variations: either with Intel Core i3-4130 CPU, running at 3.4 GHz, or with Core i5-4440s. The latter boasts overclocking abilities, demonstrating 2.8 GHz nominal and 3.3 GHz …
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