Greeting an Affordable Z170A-X1/3.1 Mainboard from ASRock

ASRock is known for developing high-quality hardware components for a relatively affordable price. Thence, its latest Z170A-X1/3.1 ATX mainboard is not an exception, since its price tag does not go beyond $100. In order to cheapen the prime cost, the manufacturer backed away SATA Express & M.2 connectors, limiting the PCB by six SATA III 6 Gb/sec ports.

To add, instead of a modern 8-channel audio controller it incorporated a well-known Realtek ALC892 item. The other boons of modernity remained unchanged. Thus, ASRock took Intel Z170 top chipset as the basis for the motherboard. The chipset is targeting the latest Intel Skylake CPUs for Socket LGA1151. The PCB accommodates 4 DIMM slots for dual-channel DDR4-3466 MHz RAM (up to 64 GB max. capacity).

Graphics facilities are ensured thanks to a pair of PCI Express 3.0 x16 slots, although there are three more PCI Express 3.0 x1 slots for the connection of other items. Network options are entrusted to gigabit Intel I219V LAN …

Gigabyte Outs Brix GB-BSi5HAC-6300 Mini-PC

Gigabyte is about to launch another representative to Brix series of mini-PCs. The GB-BSi5HAC-6300 is an optimal solution for home & multimedia systems. The greenhorn is differentiated by a compact, stylish design (119.4x112.6x46.8 mm dimensions) that fits any environment. It is based on Intel Core i5-6300U CPU (15 W) that operates 2.4 GHz frequency but might overclock to 3.0 GHz index. It is attended by Intel HD Graphics 520 that runs at 300-1000 MHz frequency.

Gigabyte Brix GB-BSi5HAC-6300 is able to cater for three monitors simultaneously. It’s furnished with one HDMI & one mini-DisplayPort. The integrated PCB accommodates a pair of SO-DIMM DDR4 memory modules which run at 2133 MHz frequency. There is a possibility to expand memory up to 32 GB.

Storage subsystem is introduced by a single M.2 2280 and a single SATA III slot. Expansion facilities are ensured by one M.2 2230 slot that is occupied by Wi-Fi + Bluetooth module. The Realtek LAC255 controller takes …

AOC Introduces Extraordinary myConnect and myUltraSpeed Monitors

AOC International GmbH is glad to introduce a pair of extraordinary PC monitors, which replenished myDisplay series and Style Line production line. Codenamed AOC myConnect and AOC myUltraSpeed, the models are differentiated by a stylish design and some unique facilities. For instance, the first monitor offers USB-connection with laptops in Plug&Play mode, while the second one is peculiar by a high refresh rate, valuable for inveterate gamers.

AOC myConnect features 15.6-inch WXGA mobile display. It employs DisplayLink technology to allow a single USB 3.0 port to be connected with a laptop. This port provides for not only video imaging to the monitor, as it also charges it. This model accommodates an ergonomic stand that enables the transition of the display to the portrait mode. Moreover, thanks to Smart Auto Pivot, the display is able to change the aspect automatically.

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