The growth of laptop shipments in the second quarter was 5%

Global laptop shipments have faced with glut stocks in March and a weakening global economy in May. That caused the situation of reaching a growth of supply in the second quarter of the year only for 5% compared with the previous, and it fell by 1.8% compared with this period year ago. Shipments totalled just over 50 million units, according to analysts.



Numbers of Acer and Lenovo laptop shipments were at the average level on the world market in comparison the first quarter of the year. Shipments of mobile PCs from HP, Dell and Toshiba have fallen to 4-7%. Most of all with the increase of supply by 36% managed its shipment the ASUS Company.


It is interesting that HP may soon lose its title of leader in the laptop market — China's Lenovo breathes down its neck, lagging behind only with 500,000 units. ASUS surpassed Dell, becoming the fourth largest producer of mobile PCs in the world with a share of 11.3%, and Apple and Samsung are in the seventh and eighth places …

Shuttle Offers a New Stylish NAS Storage Omninas KD22

Shuttle, an eminent Taiwanese developer of mini-PCs and barebone-systems, replenishes its production line with a new NAS, entitled Omninas KD22. The storage features a stylish, solid aluminum case, painted in white, and a large blue button that is responsible for the hot swapping of the drives. Generally, the case can accommodate a pair of 3.5-inch (or 2.5-inch) SATA drives, which support such configurations as JBOD and RAID 0/1.



The heart of Omninas KD22 is Marvell 88F6707 processor that runs at 1.2 GHz. The storage is furnished with 512 MB RAM and might offer up to 8TB of disc space. Being primarily a network-attached storage, the product is able to serve as a media-server as well, supporting iTunes, DLNA, BT, FTP server and print server. Additionally, there is a possibility for several different ways of local data transfer.


In order to fully realize an operational potential, Shuttle equips the model with a card-reader for SD cards with automatic copying options, three …

Meet a New Wireless DashDrive Air AE800 External Drive from Adata

Adata is glad to announce the release of its newest universal device – Adata DashDrive Air AE800 wireless external drive. The greenhorn combines a few advanced features that bring the communication with various devices to a higher level. First of all, the AE800 comes in 500 GB capacity, which is quite enough for storing of large amount of data. Secondly, the drive is housed in an elegant case that would find its place in any environment.



Thirdly, this device is equipped with a high-speed USB 3.0 interface for a smooth data transfer process. Fourthly, DashDrive Air AE800 comes with a dedicated lithium-pol battery (5200 mAh capacity). It is used as a charge-in device for external mobile devices. The connection of those devices to the drive is realized via an onboard USB AF port.


To continue, thanks to the availability of an integrated Wi-Fi module (802.11b/g/n), the drive is able to operate as a wireless access point. The maximal amount of permissible online users …
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