Hard drives still confidently dominate on the notebook market, according to analysts

SSDs are gradually penetrating into mobile computers, but can not yet can become a serious competitor of hard disk drives. Even recently observed slowdown in demand for notebooks with hard drives will not lead to a decrease of the part pf these models in favour of laptops, where SSD is the main storage, analysts believe.



According to the first quarter of this year, models from the HDD larger than 500GB, offered at $ 450-550, formed the largest segment of the market at a rate of 32% of total deliveries. Second place with 26% take laptops with HDD capacity over 320GB, which cost $ 350-450. They are followed by models with HDD larger than 640GB ($ 550-650 price range), than go HDD larger than 750GB ($ 650-750), they are followed — with 250 GB HDD (price less than $ 350), next — the HDD larger than 1 TB ($ 750-900). And only in last place, relevant to market by about 3%, are laptops with SSD volume 128GB or HDD with very large volume (price — $ 900 or more).


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Zotac Showcases Nano XS Nettops with Power-Saving Properties

Zotac is going to replenish its line of compact PC devices with two new nettops. To be precise, with two versions of a single model: ZBOX nano XS AD13 and ZBOX nano XS AD13 PLUS. Both versions feature 11x11 mm dimensions and are based on two-core AMD E2-1800 processors with the nominal clock frequency of 1.7 GHz. Similar to other ZBOX products, AD13 promotes for the wide functional facilities along with pocket-size dimensions. One of the peculiarities found in these products is a modified memory subsystem: instead of a traditional hard drive, Zotac implements a high-performance SSD with mSATA interface.



Models AD13 and AD13 PLUS employ AMD Hudson-M3L system logics, A68M chipset and AMD Brazos 2.0 platform. The implemented CPU secures the support of 64-bit OS and hardware virtualization, despite the belonging to ULV class. Both nettop variations are equipped with 2048MB of DDR3-1333 memory type. Graphics subsystem is represented by Radeon HD 7340 GPU with 80 current processors. …

Meet U2477PWQ Monitor with 4K Resolution from AOC

As a rule, manufacturers introduce 4K Ultra HD resolution to 27-inch or even larger monitors. AOC decided to break the rules by incorporating 3840x2160 pixels into its newest 23.6-inch display, entitled U2477PWQ. Having in disposal less screen area, the pixels are located more densely to provide for the high-quality imaging. Along with a huge visibility area, the model features 16:9 aspect ratio to further improve visual representation.



AOC U2477PWQ is based on PLS panel that covers 100% of sRGB environment and offers the maximal viewing angles (178/178 degrees). The model boasts 300 cd/m2 brightness, 4 ms response time, 1000:1 static contrast (50M:1 dynamic contrast), and 16.7 million of displayed colors.


The monitor is housed in a textured frame, supplemented by a transparent stand. The latter allows adjusting the display’s height, swivel and angle of slope as well as transferring the screen to portrait mode. In addition, it is equipped with VESA bracket for …
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