Affordable Motherboard Asus Vanguard B85 Review

Nowadays customers don’t find it difficult to acquire the motherboard which would absolutely correspond to their needs. This is primarily explained by the fact that each manufacturer tries to pack its production lineup with models of various calibers. Asus is one of the few companies that restlessly enlarge their motherboard inventory with variegated items, and Vanguard B85 (TUF series) is yet another item for saving users. The key to ‘affordability’ of Intel B85 chipset-based board lies mainly in the reduction of connectivity facilities, where the chipset supports not six but four SATA 6 Gb/sec + four USB 3.0 devices. However, the model is rich in other facilities that are vital for a contemporary multimedia PC.



Design and Layout


To begin with, Asus Vanguard B85 is designed in an uncommon uATX form-factor and supports Pentium/Xeon/Corei3/Corei5/Corei7 CPUs (Haswell gen.) for Socket LGA1150. The motherboard inventory involves 4 DIMM slots for the installation up to 32 …

Flash-Drives from SanDisk at IFA 2012

IFA 2012 is confidently picking up speed, allowing dozens of companies to introduce their creations. SanDisk came to the electronics exhibition with a handful of advanced devices, among which are upcoming flash-drive releases. SanDisk tech bench highlighted a couple of flash-drives with expressive codenames: Cruzer Edge and Cruzer Pop. It should be mentioned that both drives have already been announced by the company earlier this year, but now they are given the most prominence.



Cruzer Pop model is primarily oriented at non-corporate clients who will be glad to choose a flash-drive of bright color. The company delivers the model in several color gamuts and volume capacities (4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB). Cruzer Pop has got camp bed like framework and features 45x18x3.8 mm dimensions.


To continue, Cruzer Edge model is equipped with a retractable USB 2.0 socket and void of additional caps. The manufacturer paid much attention to safety measures, and due to this reason, the …

The Asus Designo MZ27AQ Monitor Got a 2017 Computex d&i Award

Shortly before the formal Computex 2017 event opening, the Asus Company presented several specialties, including the super-slim Designo MZ27AQ monitor.



Designo MZ27AQ obtained a frameless 27-inch IPS-panel with the 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution, covering 100% of sRGB colour gamut. The novelty from Asus supports TÜV Rheinland-approved Flicker-free and Low Blue Light techs to provide secure viewing and eye-care.


However, the key feature of this display is its high-performance inbuilt audio subsystem, which is the result of Harman Kardon professionals’ hard work. Two broadband speakers of overall 12 W capacity are integrated directly into the monitor, and a 5 W subwoofer for 2.1-channel audio is performed as an external module. Among interface options offered one can find two HDMI and one DisplayPort connectors.


At present, it is known that Designo MZ27AQ has got a 2017 Computex d&i Award. There is no info about the price, though.
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