Zotac Replenishes Zbox Mini-PC Series with Haswell-Based Models

Zotac is glad to announce the release of three new mini-PC models that entered Zbox series. Entitled IQ01, ID91 and ID92, these PCs are equipped with Intel Core (Haswell generation) CPUs and are compatible with Windows 7/8 platforms. All three models support DirectX 11 technology with Shader Model 5.0 features; additionally, they support HDCP interface, Blu-ray 3D technology, video decoding options, and the creation of multi-screen configurations.



Zotac Zbox IQ01 features such specifications:

— CPU: Intel Core i7-4770T that runs at 2.5 GHz (3.7 GHz in Turbo mode);

— graphics: onboard Intel HD Graphics 4600;

— I/O: 1x DVI-I, 2x DisplayPort, 4x USB 3.0, 1x mSATA 6 Gb/sec;

— support for Intel Turbo Boost 2.0.


Zotac Zbox ID91 boasts the following peculiarities:

— CPU: Intel Core i3-4130T that runs at 2.9 GHz;

— graphics: onboard Intel HD Graphics 4400;

— I/O: 1x DVI-I, 1x HDMI.


Zotac Zbox ID92 features the following technical aspects:
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Chassis Chieftec Libra LF-01B-OP Review

Chieftec is the company that tries to satisfy the needs of any customer, by supplying multifarious PC hardware. Its latest chassis series, codenamed Libra, is primarily aiming at gamers due to its splashy design and elaborated layout. Chassis Libra LF-01B-OP is a senior model in the series that is distinguished by a more distinct gaming directionality: ATX form-factor, bottom-part PSU localization, a line of fans, dock station for hard drives, and some other pleasing facilities.



Design


Chieftec Libra LF-01B-OP is notable by restrained design peculiarities with a bit rounded angles and straight lines. The casing is totally black from the outside and inside with the wee bit dull surfacing. The upper panel is made of plastic; its larger part is taken by a grid that serves a means of hot air blow-out. Closer to its front part, one can find a dock station for 3.5/2.5-inch drives and a recess for peripheral components. Interface panel is introduced by two USB 3.0 ports and the …

Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H: plus two ports Thunderbolt, plus 40 euros

Gigabyte has released the first motherboard form factor microATX, equipped with two ports Thunderbolt — GA-Z77MX-D3H TH. Taking into account the availability of the precursor (Z77MX-D3H), it’s interesting to compare the design and price of these models. First, about the cost of the product. The novelty is estimated at € 150, and its «little sister» — at € 108,50. If to subtract 10 euros from each of two amounts, there will be the minimum for which the cards will be available soon.



Gigabyte GA-Z77MX-D3H TH


What causes the difference in more than 40 euros? In general, the presence of two ports Intel Thunderbolt 10 Gb / s, which are implemented by the controller Intel DSL3510L. A high-speed connection can simultaneously serve several drives and a monitor. Minor changes were made to the design of the CPU power supply subsystem, which, nevertheless, remained a 6-channel. One of the long PCI Express slots was replaced by the second PCI-E 2.0 x1.


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