New Asus 4K Monitor, ADATA to Showcase DDR4 RAM Tech, and more news

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asusmonitorAsus’s PB287Q 4K Monitor Announced (no, the name’s not nearly as pretty as the picture will be)

Asus has announced their newest 4K screen, and it’s a beauty in terms of specs for gamers and pro-sumers. The PB287Q True 4K ultra-high definition (4K UHD) 28” monitor will be capable of delivering 1.07 billion colors at four times the resolution of full HD displays. The monitor has connectivity options that include DisplayPort 1.2 for true 4K/UHD content support at 60Hz/second refresh rates, and two HDMI ports, with the second HDMI port providing Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) support for connecting and charging mobile device displays.

The PB287Q will have a range of swivel, tilt, pivot and height adjustments for users of all types, and is also mountable via compatible VESA wall mounts. One of the cooler features is picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture dual input, where users can input two video sources into the same monitor and have either one picture next to the other, (PBP) or one tucked into a corner window inside the other picture simultaneously (PIP).

The Asus PB287Q 4K UHD 28” monitor will be available in mid-June at major resellers, with a starting price of US $649.

ADATA to Show Off at COMPUTEX Next Week with MicroSSDs and DDR4 RAM

PCIe  M.2Brace yourselves… COMPUTEX is coming, and with it some of the coolest tech innovations in consumer electronics of the year. ADATA will be showing off some products that are sure to excite PC users, namely in the realms of solid-state drives and RAM modules.

Ideal for ultrabooks or tablets, ADATA’s μSSD (microSSD) 6 Gb/second SATA storage solution and small-form M.2 SSD will be some of the smallest commercial SSDs available, in 16x20mm and 22x30mm respectively. With capacities up to 128 GB and transmission speeds up to 500 MB/s, they should be excellent components for the next waves of portable computing.

When it comes to speed and performance in gaming, overclockers can’t get enough RAM. At COMPUTEX 2014, ADATA will be showing off its newest type of RAM module: DDR4 XPG Z1. The memory modules will offer significant overclocking capabilities, while incorporating heat sinks into the design, which allows power users to push their systems to the limit safely. The radically-shaped module is expected to come in a variety of colors, and to reach speeds up to 2133 Hz. With Intel’s new chipset supporting DDR4, many other companies will likely be introducing DDR4 modules of their own in the near future.

M.2 PCIe PlextorPlextor Throwing Down With High-Performance Gaming M.2 SSDs

With Intel’s new chipset coming soon, M.2 PCIe M.2 slots will become more common in high-end gaming devices, and Plextor wants to be the company to fill them with its SSDs. On this note, Plextor is launching its M6e M.2 PCIe Gen2 x2 SSD, which is designed with gamers in mind.

Plextor has packed a multi-core Marvell PCIe 9183 controller, a fast DDR DRAM cache, and Toshiba Toggle NAND flash memory into the 80 x 22mm drive, offering RAID-like performance without the hassle of setting up a RAID array manually. With sequential read speeds of 770 MB/second, sequential write speeds of 625 MB/second, random 4k read speeds hitting 105K, and random write speeds attaining 100K, these drives offer an ultra-fast loading and launch time for games.

The M6e M.2 will be available in 128G, 256G, and 512G is available now, and comes with a full 5-year warranty.


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