Velox V55 and Slim S55: Two New SSD Series from Silicon Power

Silicon Power, a well-known developer of flash-memory drives, as well as HHD and DRAM, has replenished its inventory with two new SSD series, codenamed Velox V55 and Slim S55. All the models included into the lineups are traditionally designed in 2.5-inch form-factor. Both series will be represented in the market by three models of 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB capacity. Their major advantage over rival products lies in acceleration of all operations connected with upload, speed boosting and general performance. Therefore, these SSDs are just perfect for ‘highly-demanding’ users.

Velox V55 solid-state drives are housed in resistant cases made of polished aluminum. All three models feature identical dimensions: 100x70x9 mm and weigh 79 g. The drives are based on SandForce controller and employ SATA III (6 Gb/sec) interface. The maximal sequential speed index claimed by the developer approximates 550 Mb/sec on reading operations and 470 Mb/sec on writing operations. Velox V55 …

Intel Thunderbolt Ready Facilitates in Upgrading Your Desktop PC

Last week Intel announced a new instrumentality for upgrading desktop PC, called Thunderbolt Ready. This tool will help in incorporating Thunderbolt interface into the motherboards which initially do not have the support for it. However, only the motherboards with ‘Thunderbolt Ready’ marking and an inbuilt General-purpose I/O (GPIO) socket might fall under the upgrade. In addition to this feature, the user will have to acquire a dedicated card to enable the interface.

This card is installed into an appropriate PCI Express slot and is then connected to GPIO, as well as DisplayPort socket of the integrated/discrete GPU controller, due to the cables that go in batch. After this, the customer needs to upload dedicated software in order to activate the Thunderbolt. According to Intel, there are currently more than 100 alike products with Thunderbolt support; the majority of them are certified for the usage with PCs on Windows or Mac OS X platforms.

To continue, Asus is one …

Release of New Wide-Screen Monitor Dell UltraSharp

Dell starts shipping a new wide-screen PC monitor UltraSharp U2913WM. Australian customers are happy to be the first to see these new products in free sale at approximately $690. The model is based on 29-inch AH-IPS panel with display aspect ratio of 21:9. The screen itself is characterized by an antiglare coverage and power-saving LED lighting that embraces not less than 99% of sRGB color spacing. It should be mentioned that the manufacturer has succeeded in implementing high resolution standards in its UltraSharp monitor: 2560x1080 pixels.

Dell UltraSharp U2913WM features quite outstanding parameters which make the monitor a universal means as for corporate clients, so for home-based needs. AH-IPS panel response time equals to 8 ms with viewing angles achieving 178/178 (V/H) degrees. Color specifications ensure the maximal brightness of 300 nits, maximal static contrast of 1000:1, and dynamic contrast of 2000000:1.

The implemented set of interfaces can marvel even …
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