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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Deepcool is preparing a new cooler with heat pipes

Deepcool production company of inexpensive and quite efficient cooling systems has provided a sample of CPU cooler — Big Frost (tentative codename), which is an extension of current Frostwin model. Previous model has 4 sintered powder heatpipes, which conduct heat from the processor to protect it from overheating. Also, like a new model, it has 120mm fans.

New model has a simple design, but strict, almost «standard», forms will not prevent it from showing a decent performance. It works with less noise and performs an effective cooling. Big Frost consists of a nickel-plated copper base with a miniature auxiliary radiator, six U-shaped copper heatpipes, each of 6 mm in diameter, and two sections of aluminium plates of similar thickness. Pre-installed fans are running at different speeds. One turns with intensity of 1300 r / min (22.6 dB noise), the other — in the range from 900 to 1500 rev / min (21,4-32,1 dB).

Dimensions of construction form 126x136x159 mm, weight — …

Asus Outs 24-Inch VG245H Monitor

Asus is known for innovation. There is small wonder that its latest monitor, entitled VG245H, supports AMD FreeSync technology via HDMI, although initially this facility was available only via DisplayPort connection. It goes without saying that it’s not the only attraction of a new 24-inch monitor with 16:9 aspect ratio.

Asus VG245H is based on TN panel with Full HD resolution (1920x1080). Its response time index makes up 1 ms, whereas viewing angles still should be improved (170/160 degrees). The display is housed on a functional stand which supports height, tilt, swivel, and aspect adjustments. According to Asus, the dynamic refresh rate might vary from 40 Hz to 75 Hz; such stunning showings ensure top-tier imaging without artifacts.

The integrated panel ensures the maximal brightness index up to 250 cd/m2, dynamic contrast index up to 100M:1 and the display of up to 16.7 million colors. There is a possibility to connect audio peripherals thanks to the inbuilt 3.5-mm …
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