Fractal Design Showcases an Offbeat Define S Chassis

Fractal Design, a well-known Swedish PC hardware developer, comes out with an innovative PC chassis, entitled Define S. The new-comer offers an ideal balance of functionality with a perfect soundproofing. Its exterior is differentiated by a classic strictness and style combined with a totally black coverage. The case might accommodate as mini-ITX/mATX motherboards, so full ATX items. Moreover, potential customers are able to choose between a windowed version ($90) and an entirely blind version ($80) of the chassis.



Key peculiarity of Fractal Design Define S model is absence of traditional bays for ODD and HDD/SSD. Instead of them, there are dedicated vertical seats on the reverse side of the motherboard tray for three 3.5-inch drives and two additional 2.5-inch drives. Seats for the 5.25-inch ODD are absent at all.


The layout allows for the installation of 425-mm graphics cards (if frontal fans are excluded, the maximal admissible length of cards might be 450 mm), CPU …

Thermaltake to Release a New Urban Chassis: Urban R31

Thermaltake Technology has just annunciated the release of yet another representative of Urban series: Urban R31. The chassis features mid-tower form-factor with 511x206x490 mm dimensions. It might boast a minimalist design concept with totally black coating, steel case, and aluminum frontal facet. The company offers the model in two framework variations: with an onboard side window and with a blind side facet. Unfortunately, there is no news so far concerning the pricing and an exact release date.



Thermaltake Urban R31 is ready to accommodate ATX or micro-ATX motherboards. Its internal layout comprises three 5.25-inch drive bays, six 3.5-inch drive bays, and one 2.5-inch drive bay. In addition, the chassis comes with a built-in dock-station on the top facet, ready to house one more 3.5/2.5-inch drive. Closer to the rear facet one can find seven PCI expansion slots.


To continue, spacing within the case allows for the integration of rather lengthy graphics cards (up to 410 …

Frameless AH-IPS Monitor ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED Review

Frameless monitors are on the peak of popularity nowadays, due to a sleek design. That is the main reason why all manufacturers gradually transit to new standards of visual representation. ViewSonic is not an exclusion with its line of high-end monitors, including one of the most popular models – the VX2270Smh-LED. It differentiates from direct rivals primarily by the availability of a base unit with a touch-sensor control and a number of other unique features, which will be described below.



Key Specifications


ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED enjoys the following specifications:

— panel: type- AH-IPS (LG Display LM215WF3-SAQ2), viewing angles – 178/178 (horizontal/vertical aspects), vertical refresh rate – 76 Hz, backlit – W-LED, surface – hard coating 3H, diagonal – 21.5 inch, aspect ratio – 16:9, response time – 7 ms (GtG), resolution – Full HD, ultimate brightness – 250 cd/m2, dynamic contrast – 30M:1;

— PSU: external;

— color gamut: AdobeRGB …
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