MSI Releases an Affordable Motherboard of Micro-ATX Form-Factor

Right after the release of FM2-A75MA-P33 motherboard, MSI has taken a decision to design one more model for AMD Trinity platform. Codenamed MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35, a new model is based on a more efficient chipset – AMD A85X. This motherboard is a typical representative of entry-level solutions, though can boast a number of attractive facilities.

MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 is developed in micro-ATX form-factor for Socket FM2 CPU sockets. The model is known to support AMD A and Athlon II processors. This board accommodates two DIMM slots for the installation of DDR3 memory modules, the overall volume of which can rise up to 32GB. The supported memory operating frequencies might vary: DDR3-1066 MHz, 1333MHz, 1600 MHz, 1866 MHz, and 2133 MHz. Power subsystem features a rather unpretentious framework and consists of five phases; thus, this model isn't intended for overclocking purposes.

Expansion facilities implemented in MSI FM2-A85XMA-E35 can be found in any other entry-level …

MMD Announces 241P6VPJKEB Monitor under Philips Brand

MMD, the owner of Philips Monitors brand, has designed a new monitor, entitled 241P6VPJKEB. The greenhorn is distinguished by the support for 4K Ultra HD resolution (3840x2160) that is appropriate as for corporate so for multimedia needs. The display features 23.8-inch diagonal and 16:9 aspect ratio. Sales are scheduled to start in early 2016 for the recommended price tag of 549 EUR.

Philips 241P6VPJKEB takes AH-IPS panel with WLED backlight as the basis. It boasts some prominent specifications: 300 cd/m2 – maximal brightness, 178/178 – the widest viewing angles, the possibility to display 1.074 billion colors, the 99% coverage of sRGB gamut. Besides, the model comes equipped with a pair of speakers (2W each) and an integrated webcam (2 mp) with a microphone.

The kit of external interfaces includes 1x DVI port, 1x D-Sub, 1x DisplayPort, 1 HDMI 2.0 port with the support for MHL 3.0 technology; the latter enables trouble-free connection, charging and processing of …

Lifting the Veil from USB Type-C Bus

Since the launch in 1995, Universal Serial Bus (USB) has proved itself as the most successful ever computing interface. Nowadays tens of billions of electronic devices are connected together due to it. It goes without saying that this bus has outlived a few modifications, each distinguished by higher speed and reliability. Thus, today the community is able to revel in a completely new modification – USB Type-C – that forecasts a lot privileges of connectivity process. Let’s see what users will get with a new bus.

Layout and Connectivity

In physical terms, Type-C is a bit larger than USB 2.0 Micro-B but a bit tinier than binary USB 3.0 Micro-B, featuring 8.34x2.56 mm. Such dimensions enable its connection to the devices of any type, including the thinnest smartphones/tablets. The oval-shaped socket houses 24 contact outputs (to compare: USB 3.0 sockets feature only 9 outputs).

The most outstanding physical peculiarity of Type-C is a symmetric connector that …
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