A New Series of Haswell-Based Gigabyte Brix Mini-PCs

The appearance of Brix mini-PCs last spring was Gigabyte’s debut in this market segment. The first products were elaborated specifically for Intel Ivy Bridge processors. However, the company decided to update the line of ultra-compact PCs with four new models. Entitled GB-BXCE-2955, GB-BXi7-4500, GB-BXi5-4200, and GB-BXi3-4010, the products are characterized by the support of power-efficient Intel Haswell CPUs.



The most efficient model is Gigabyte GB-BXi7-4500 with the integrated Intel Core i7-4500U processor (1.8/3.0 GHz), whereas the least efficient turns to be Gigabyte GB-BXCE-2955, based on Intel Celeron 2955U (1.4 GHz). At the same time, Gigabyte GB-BXi5-4200 is equipped with Intel Core i5-4200U CPU (1.6/2.6 GHz) and Gigabyte GB-BXi3-4010 comes with Intel Corei3-4010U solution (1.7 GHz).


Except for diverse CPUs, all four Brix mini-PCs feature practically analogous specifications:

— dimensions: 114.4x107.6x29.9 mm;

— memory: two DIMM slots, support for 16 …

MSI to Release Wind Top AG2712 All-in-One PC in Short Order

Unveiled at CeBIT 2013, Wind Top AG2712 all-in-one PC is soon going to be released by MSI officially. This model proudly joined MSI Gaming series product line and boasts a massy set of components targeting gamers. It operates under Windows 8 OS and is delivered with an external PSU of 180W power. Overall PC dimensions equal to 672.23x482.96x66 mm.



Wind Top AG2712 features 27-inch display with LED backlit and Full HD resolution (1920x1080). This all-in-one solution is based on four-core Intel Core i7-3630QM processor, running at 2.4 GHz in regular mode and at 3.4 GHz in Turbo mode, and employs Intel HM77 Express chipset. Graphics facilities are introduced by Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M adapter (3 GB/DDR5). Memory subsystem allows the incorporation of up to 16 GB SO-DIMM RAM of DDR3-1333 MHz type; however, the user will have to acquire RAM modules separately from the product.


This model is notable by the ability to respond up to ten simultaneous touches. Its connectivity …

Cougar Vortex Fans: the Secret of Success

Nowadays a lot of hardware developers employ Vortex fans from Cougar in the design of various PC components, including CPU coolers and graphics cards. Such demand is primarily explained by an elaborate approach to the fans' framework construction. Profound testing is not the last thing to contribute to the company's success. Indeed, since the launch date in 2011, Vortex line has been enjoying great popularity throughout the world and, especially, on American and European markets.



Therefore, Cougar has designed unique fan impellers that ensure a balanced correlation between such parameters as static pressure, noise level and airflow. The implementation of aerodynamic elements on the internal part of the frame in combination with the grooves on the impellers are able to promote for an improved airflow focusing; this is achieved due to the acceleration of airflow in edge area.


All Vortex fans are based on a hydrodynamic bearing that provides for the prolonged lifetime and …
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