Prominent players in the All-In-One PC race, the MSI have announced the AE222(G) and AE201, enabled with 21.5” and 19.5’’ displays, respectively and with Intel Haswell i3/i5 CPU options. Both PCs offer a Full-HD panel and the exclusive “Flicker-Free” and “Less-Blue Light” technology, which reassure users that their eyes will be safe from strain. They come pre-loaded with Windows 8.1, making them largely acceptable in use as well as offering the latest rendition of the operating system. Additionally, an optional feature offers an anti-glare display that reduces background reflections, especially in corporate offices, which often tend to be over-lit, leading to eye strain.
The power hungry server configurations keep muscling each other out. More recently, the ASUS ESC4000 G2 Servers series was announced with a promise of delivering up to 532.6TFLOPS of peak computing power and up to 5.72TFLOPS double-precision peak floating-point performance. For all possible graphic intensive purposes, the drive will offer next-generation NVIDIA® Tesla® K40 (Kepler) GPU accelerators. Counted among High Performance Computing (HPC) tablets, the ASUS ESC4000 G2 Servers series claims the 59th spot in the November 2013 TOP500 list of most powerful commercially available computers. Backed by the G2-powered SANAM cluster the server delivers a processing power of up to 532.6TFLOPS.
Samsung plans to roll in the small that is actually really big. The very first 1-Terabyte solid state drive may be arriving on portable devices this month itself. Samsung will be introducing, what is surely the world’s first 1TB 840 EVO mSATA SSD. The drive will utilize four flash memory packages, each with 16 layers of 128GB chips. Thin gizmos, especially portables can leverage the 3.85mm drive to offer smaller size and higher storage. These drives weigh 8.5 grams, proving to be 92% lighter than regular hard drives. The 840 EVO can pull off 98,000 random read and 90,000 random write IOPS, while pulling 540MB/s sequential read speeds and 520 MB/s sequential write speeds.
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When it comes to updating your rig, just to accommodate and dive into the pleasures of playing Battlefield 4, then there’s no thinking twice about which graphics card you should settle for. Gigabyte have released a trio of R9 200 Series cards that pay homage to the game and offer it along! This means that if you settle for the GV-R928XOC-3GD-GA, which is a Radeon R9-280X, the GV-R927XOC-2GD-GA, which is a Radeon R9-270X, or the GV-R927OC-2GD-GA, which is an overclocked (50 MHz) R9-270 graphics card from Gigabyte then you could well end up with the amazing Battlefield 4 game pack and the game in all its entirety.
ROCCAT have just announced their Limited Edition Phantom White Kone Pure Color Gaming Mouse. With all the attributes and names that have gone into baptizing this one, we also have a few good things under the hood to give gamers their dose of deserved performance. The new color is in celebration of the 5th year anniversary of the popular Kone series. It offers a 8200 DPi Pro-Aim R3 laser sensor and high quality Omron switches, just as the Kone Pure. In addition to this, gamers are spoilt with exciting features such as Easy-Shift[+], Easy-Aim and ROCCAT Talk.
The EIZO RadiForce RX850 has been annoumed in Japan and it surely packs quite a bit. Basically a 31.1-inch monitor, the display offers medical professionals 8-megapixel clarity and detail for multi-modality applications. This eliminates the need for multiple displays for monitoring and diagnosis. Images can now be viewed side by side for a more convenient means of monitoring. Additionally, the display also boasts an improved pixel pitch of 0.1704mm resulting in exceptional detailing. Some applications where the EIZO RadiForce RX850 can greatly contribute include digital mammography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound.
Western Digital have announced what looks to be their flagship dual drive aimed at delivering maximum performance and data control for compact systems. Soon, all in one PCs, notebooks and single drive bay systems can avail of the advantageous 120 GB SSD with 1 TB Hard Drive pairing. The innovative storage packs the 2.5-inch SSD drive to offer maximum performance while managing capacity on the terabyte drive. The Black2 dual drive can be accommodated into the commonly found 9.5mm slot and connects through a single cable. It is targeted towards gamers, media professionals and PC developers. “Our customers told us they like our Solid State Hybrid Drive technology, but our tech savvy users asked for more control of where they store their data,” said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president of WD’s Storage Technology business unit. “The WD Black2 dual drives empower our customers to enjoy SSD performance and access high capacity storage in a no-compromise package. The WD Black2 dual drive is a direct result of our interaction with our customer base through WD Labs initiatives. WD devised its beta labs program to provide an exclusive testing arena for key customers and technology influencers of existing and emerging WD storage products.”
AMD may well be stretching their arms to test the waters in the tablet market. The manufacturer plans to launch a gaming device as per one rumor, in fact, it’s already blessed with a code-name, Project Discovery. The tablet will join the race and rival with Apple, Samsung and a stream of tireless tablets that are currently leaving potential buyers confused and spoiled for choice. TechRadar reported that the Windows 8.1-based tablet has already won an accolade at CES 2014, which is yet a couple of months away.
Recently Seagate announced their all new Business Storage Windows Server 4-bay NAS. This storage system has been specifically designed for offices or workgroups with up to 50 employees. Enabling new businesses with efficient control on access, collaboration and sharing of business data will be a huge help in their infrastructure setup. All this, while ensuring backup on one terminal is an added advantage for data safety. The Windows-based setup also makes it simpler to add new branch offices and control the data centrally. Other features include native support for Active Directory, simple data management, BitLocker encryption, a 2.13GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor to power it up, specialized power management and vibration tolerance for optimum performance and reliability. Price after the jump.