The growth of laptop shipments in the second quarter was 5%

Global laptop shipments have faced with glut stocks in March and a weakening global economy in May. That caused the situation of reaching a growth of supply in the second quarter of the year only for 5% compared with the previous, and it fell by 1.8% compared with this period year ago. Shipments totalled just over 50 million units, according to analysts.



Numbers of Acer and Lenovo laptop shipments were at the average level on the world market in comparison the first quarter of the year. Shipments of mobile PCs from HP, Dell and Toshiba have fallen to 4-7%. Most of all with the increase of supply by 36% managed its shipment the ASUS Company.


It is interesting that HP may soon lose its title of leader in the laptop market — China's Lenovo breathes down its neck, lagging behind only with 500,000 units. ASUS surpassed Dell, becoming the fourth largest producer of mobile PCs in the world with a share of 11.3%, and Apple and Samsung are in the seventh and eighth places …

Gigabyte Unveils Middle-End Radeon R7 265 OC Edition Graphics Card

Gigabyte has recently announced the release of its first graphics card based on Radeon R7 265 adapter. The Gigabyte Radeon R7 265 OC Edition comes with operational overclocking and a powerful WindForce 2X cooling system. Still, it is attributed to the middle-end products with an average performance. The model will be available for customers in late March for the recommended price of $170.



This graphics card is developed on AMD Pitcairn Pro GPU (GCN, 28 nm) that embraces 1024 stream processors, 32 ROPs, and 64 TMUs. The core runs at the nominal 1008 MHz frequency but can be overclocked to 1036 MHz margin. Video memory section is represented by 2 GB of GDDR5 memory modules (256-bit interface); they operate at 1400 MHz/5600 MHz frequency (nominal/efficient) respectively.


The Gigabyte Radeon R7 265 OC Edition requires stable and uninterrupted power, provided by the PSU of not less than 500 W efficiency. The connection with the unit is realized via one 6-contact power socket. …

The Refined Envy 34 All in One PC from HP

At the CES 2017 event in Las Vegas, the HP Company has presented its new AIO type PC – Envy 34.



All the key electronic components are located in the base, which also holds speakers. This peculiarity makes the device thin and adds showiness to its layout. The display is curved and possesses a 34” IPS-panel with wide viewing angles and a resolution of 3440 × 1440 pixels. The aspect ratio is 21:9.


This product is equipped with the 7th generation Intel Core CPU and up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM memory. Optionally a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M or an AMD RX 460 graphic accelerator can be installed. One can choose to use either a 1 TB hybrid hard disk or a standard 1/2 TB HDD and a 256 GB SSD for data storage.


Among highlights, we may distinguish a webcam, which can be put out of sight into the framework, and Qi, the inbuilt system of wireless gadgets charging.


The initial cost of this all-in-one PC is $1750.
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