The world of storage is evolving very quickly as the way PCs are built change. We have watched as the traditional single dive systems have given way to hybrid drives, multiple disk systems and even systems with additional cache in them. All of these measures are designed to give you more options for your system, but there is (at times) a limit to what can be done. This is typically the size of the drive. For years the typical disk was 3.5 inches and about ½ of what the common bay height was. With the original SSDs this dropped significantly and has been followed on by mSATA, mini-mSATA and now M.2. These offer high density storage in a very small package. Today we are checking out ADATA’s SP900NS38 256GB M.2 SATA SSD. Let’s see what kind of performance it offers shall we?

New Raspberry Pi arrives even smaller than his predecessor
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The team behind the popular miniature platform Raspberry Pi boasted on its Website with a new product. It is a new version of the Raspberry Pi , which aims to make the whole system more transparent and easier, it is called the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. It is essentially a motherboard with a dimensions 67,6x30 millimeters at which they managed to compress the basic hardware to which users are accustomed with the old Raspberry, but without ports for peripherals.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 19:41

Zotac to launch a Fanless ZBOX mini in May

Zotac is preparing new models of ZBOX mini PCs for this summer. To ensure a quieter operation, this time they will equip their machines with passive cooling.

PC enclosure reviews are not exactly the most exciting things on the internet. In far too many cases (no pun intended… ok well maybe) we find that the differences between one company and another is wholly cosmetic and are not much more than fancy side panels and extra plastic to give the case a different shape. This is not to say that there is no innovation in the market, just that really innovative features and designs are not all that common. One company that has recently stood out is In Win. Over the last few months In Win has released some very novel and innovative cases. These have not been your standard “hey I have more HDD bays and fans” type of innovations, but actually new and innovative designs and even materials (like a glass case). Today we are taking a look at one of them, the In Win 901. This is a very interesting SFF case that just might be one of the coolest enclosure designs we have seen in a very long time.

The new motherboard from MSI codenamed J1800I comes with an Intel Celeron J1800 SoC, and with Intel HD graphics. Despite being embedded, the SoC can clock as fast as 2.4 GHz, TDP is only 10W, so for the cooling is sufficient passive aluminum heatsink what we have so far seen only on the chipset. To ensure stable operation, MSI used Military Class 4 components.

Asus VivoPC is here
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Thursday, 05 December 2013 01:16

Asus VivoPC is here

From Asus comes notice of commencement of sales of miniature computer called VivoPC. This little computer is ideal for applications where space is a problem, and to use with home theater systems.

Free Mathematica on Raspberry Pi
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Sunday, 24 November 2013 21:55

Free Mathematica on Raspberry Pi

The organization Raspberry Pi Foundation, which is behind the popular miniature enthusiast computer Raspberry Pi, announced the news on the conclusion of partnership with Wolfram Research, during a conference of computer mathematics, which was held in New York.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 01:56

2 million of Raspberry Pi's sold

Raspberry Pi went on sale in late February last year. By the end of October this year, it was sold in over two million copies, as it is reported.

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 00:47

Low profile RAM from Patriot

Patriot Viper 3 Low Profile memory comes in three different capacities. The smallest kit of 8GB, medium one with 16GB and the largest one with 32GB. Low Profile of the name refers to the height of memory which is 1.25 inches (3.17 cm). Memory supports speeds of 1600 MHz, 1866 MHz and 2133 MHz and is XMP 1.3 certified.

Sunday, 14 April 2013 20:13

End of the Netbook era


IHS iSuppli claims that netbooks are barely kept alive, and that by the 2015 will completely disappear from the market. During this year it is expected that 3,97 million netbooks will be shipped, which is a decrease of 72% compared to 14.13 million devices shipped in 2012. During the 2010 Netbooks have reached their peak and delivered 32.14 million devices.