The Forthcoming Switch to 5 mm HDD Models

Nowadays HDD segment is represented by various products from various companies. However, with the development and release of ultrabooks, manufacturers directed their production to the hybrid-type drives. This resulted in the predominance of hybrid solutions in the market.



Recently Itel has advanced a motion to digress somehow from the production of hybrid drives and switch to the decrease of traditional HDDs dimensions to 5 mm in casing depth. According to the company's assumptions, such change could moderate the price for drives and provide the necessary volume capacity for ultrabooks.


Some manufacturers have already directed a part of their technological powers to the design of HDDs with 5 mm casings. Nevertheless, there appeared a couple of obstacles on their way: the necessity to stabilize data reading and writing activities, and increase of costs spent on drives' production. This will result in the rise of end price.


IT professionals and analysts forecast the …

PNY Introduces New Prevail 5K SSD Series



PNY Technologies, an established manufacturer of varied PC hardware components, expands its production line with a new SSD series, entitled Prevail 5K. Currently, the series counts three models of 480 GB, 240 GB, and 120 GB capacities. Extremely thin case (7 mm only) is their key distinctive feature. Similar to other solutions from Prevail line, the new 5K are positively characterized by an appropriate correlation of reliability-performance-price tags.


Solid-state drives PNY Prevail 5K accommodate only high-quality components and take NAND eMLC memory chips as their basis. Due to outstanding performance showings and small-sized dimensions, the drives are the best solution for CAD/CAM workstations, RAID storages, cloud devices, and server stations.


All the models employ SATA III interface and feature some outstanding data transfer speeds parameters. Unfortunately, PNY does not provide so far any information about the exact sequential and random Read/Write speed. Neither …

Asus Gladdens the Hearts of Gamers by PB278Q WQHD Display

The segment of 27 inch gaming monitors has complemented by a new product released by Asus. Codenamed Asus PB278Q WQHD, this monitor is targeted at more versatile audience than just gamers; it will also benefit professionals opting for the outstanding display quality and color rendering. The monitor is based on high-quality IPS-array and features 2560x1440 resolution. Similar products have already been introduced by Dell, although Asus promises to provide for the unmatched specifications of its displays.



Monitor PB278Q WQHD is equipped with power-saving LED lighting. The display is based on a multi-functional stand that promotes for the convenient adjustment of viewing perspectives. Viewing angles equal to 178 degrees (vertical and horizontal measurements). The display is notable for comparatively minimal array response time (5 ms) and good brightness properties (300 cd/square meter). According to the words of Asus representatives, this display totally corresponds to sRGB color …
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