Dell
Dell the world’s leading enterprise IT Infrastructure Company, recently celebrated twenty years of precision work stations by rolling out a brand new, updated workstation portfolio which includes a special anniversary edition of its precision 5520 mobile workstation laptop. Dell has been active in the PC industry for over three decades and is a company that does not show any signs of slowing down any time soon. The brand-new precision 5520m is the thinnest, lightest and overall smallest mobile workstation laptop in Dell’s history.

The anniversary model has been claimed as limited edition and has a new sleek design created with anodized aluminum, and a brushed metallic finish that comes in a special edition color called Abyss. The new workstation also included a finger-print resistant coat, leaving dirty screens a thing of the past.The Dell 5520 workstation is one of the highest end models that dell has produced. The price on this workstation ranges from 1,399.00- 2,279.00. It boasts a 15.6-inch screen with a 4k display, all inside a small 14-inch body. The workstation includes the Intel core processor i7-7820HQ. It also has 8GB of DDR-4-2400 RAM, 256GB M.2 PCle SSD, and windows 10 professional 64-bit.

The dell 5520 also includes three USB ports, a memory card reader, a security lock slot, a thunderbolt, an HDMI output and a headphone jack.  Along with the 5520 workstations, dell also rolled out brand new precision towers to its family. Each tower supports a brand new flexible chassis with the latest and greatest Intel core processor titled Xeon. This tower is fantastic for graphic chores because it uses the newest generation AMD Radeon pro professional graphics card. Over the past twenty years dell has provided customers with top of the line work stations, and they do not plan on skimping any time soon. Dell is constantly doing all they can to prepare its customers for the next big technology revolution. 

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Samsung Memory Card
Photographs are takin every second of the day all around the world. There are more photographs taken today than ever before. In the world of photography having the best memory card is essential. Samsung knew this and just released their new memory card that is going to throw all memory cards out of the game. Samsung just came out with a new memory card that is smaller and can hold more memory than the microSD cards. They are calling it the Universal Flash Storage UFS memory card. It can come with 256GB capacities and the size of a thumbnail.

Samsung is painting these as the next evolution of ultra-fast, ultra-portable memory card. It reads with speeds that Samsung say are, “five times faster than that of a typical microSD card”. They have the speed of 530MB/s. Samsung revolutionized the photography world with ultra-fast speed and extremely portable memory card. Samsung also added,
“With these substantial performance improvements, the new 256GB UFS card significantly reduces multimedia data downloading time, photo thumbnail loading time, and buffer clearing time in burst shooting mode. Which, collectively, can be particularly beneficial to DSLR camera users.”
There are a few things you should know about this very new technology; unfortunately, no cameras support these cards just yet. Since they are the first removable memory cards based on the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFC) 1.0 card extension standard. So, if this card starts to get popular among the camera and drone brands then the microSD cards could become obsolete. If the microSD does become obsolete everyone is going to need a reliable memory card and Samsung part distributor. Which falls on Just It Hardware.

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ARM processor

A group of ARM hardware enthusiasts gathered at Linaro Connect to conceptualize a powerful ARM PC. In the end the group settled on building a computer like the Intel NUC—a mini-desktop with a powerful board computer in it. The session that was held is available on Linaro’s site and highlighted issues involved in building and supporting an ARM-based PC. There were concerns about whether ARM risk chips would deliver performance adequate to run powerful applications. Also concerns about components and about providing a Linux user experience acceptable to users.

Yang Zhang, director of the technologies group at Linaro stated, “Based on a research and efforts today, building an ideal PC is going to be hard.” Attendees quickly agreed that the ARM PC would need an expandable x86-style board with DDR4 memory DIMM slot, and NVMe or SATA slots for plugging in SSDs or other drives. Other features would include gigabit slots and USB slots. Many ARM-based computer boards like Raspberry Pi 3 and Pine64 can be used as PCs. They do have limited expandability and components integrated on the board which are not ideal for PCs handling heavy workloads.

Zhang also pointed out that LPDDR4, which is used in such “mobile” chipsets, is slower than DDR4 memory. This is why the DIMM slots would be needed on the ARM PC. An interesting suggestion was Rockchip’s RK3399, which is being used in Samsung’s Chromebook Pro. It has PCI-Express and USB 3.0. Google and Samsung have been putting in a great deal of work for Linux support on the chip. But it still is a mobile chip, and not designed for full-powered ARM desktop.

“I have a 24-core Opteron right. To replace that I would need a 64-core Cortex A73 or something, which doesn’t exist,” said the attendee who suggested the RK3399.

The discussion later became a battle between server chips and mobile chips, which each had their issues. While the server chips have good software support, they are expensive. The mobile chips are cheap but have poor Linux OS support. Software support would need to be added by independent developers, and that can become an extensive amount of work. The initial PC might have a server chip with decent Linux kernel support, sufficient memory and standard interfaces. Decent graphics will matter more, as well as ensuring that standard components like heatsinks and memory DIMMs can be bought off the shelf. The initial reason for the meeting was to get the ideas started for the development of a real desktop based on ARM processor. The PC will likely be developed by 96boards, which implement specifications to build open-source development boards.


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toshiba-hard-disk

Digital Trends by Jayce Wagner that talks how Toshiba just launched a new hard disk that has a storage space of 8TB which is on a 3.5 inch format. Within this series, there are also other storage amounts such as the 6TB and the 4TB. All of these spin at a rate of 7200RPM. The storage is great for the heavy computer user as well as being a solution for small businesses as well. Here is what Scott Wright, the director of HDD marketing for Toshiba America, has to say about the new hard disk launch.

“Many customers with predominantly file-oriented and fixed-content sequential write and read workloads are looking for cost-effective capacities for moderate workload storage applications.”

In summation, this means that these hard disks are meant to be for long term back up storage but more so to be installed into desktop workstations or a family computer. These are for more day to day use despite the large amount or storage normally found for long term back up.

Toshiba hard disk Manufacturer plans to have these hard disks installed into standard desktop very easily so that people can use the storage for whatever they choose to decide.

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intel leading technology

Intel has announced the official Vulkan graphic API support for Skylake and Kaby Lake GPUs. Previously it was in beta for months. Other releases were also in different flavors of beta, but Intel’s 15.45.14.4590 driver is the first release added in full API support. The latest driver will only support Windows 10 on Kaby Lake, but the sixth-generation GPUs are supported in Windows 7,8.1, and 10. That points out the artificiality of the restriction. Kaby Lake and Skylake use identical GPUs. So, their graphic pipelines are alike.

Early test of DX12 showed increase for the leading technology company Intel in that mode and the company has allocated some tech demos showing significant boosts from the API, but there’s not much change in the way of benchmarks or performance comparisons with recent cards or drivers.

Even without the equitable performance data to examine, this kind of support does matter. Intel may not have much in the way of enthusiast GPU market share, but it still ships more CPUs with combined graphics than AMD or Nvidia ship discrete GPUs per year. For back up support on DirectX 12 and Vulkan means that game developers might like to target these APIs. Specifically, they can evaluate their performance on Intel hardware, rather than solely looking to Teams Red and Green.

Not much has been said by Intel about where they intend to take its GPU hardware in the future. Kaby Lake and Skylake use the same GPU core. They have been heard saying that Chipzilla might license AMD IP for future graphic cores. But, it is under great speculation of what kind of arrangement this would reflect. Intel did add Vulkan support is the best for the entire GPU ecosystem and could keep encourage developers to consider API alongside DirectX12 for future gaming projects. Intel’s current 128MB of EDRAM isn’t really common for 1080p gaming at acceptable detail levels, but a 256MB EDRAM cache could easily resolve that issue. Whether Intel would be able to get the pricing it wanted for the chip is an entirely different question.


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