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Qnap Intros TSTS-453Bmini Verical NAS

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Qnap systems releases the TS-453Bmini-- a vertical NAS powered by an Intel quad-core 1.5GHz CPU ideal for both home and small office use.

QNap NASAimed at data storage, backup and file sharing applications, the TS-453Bmini features AES-NI hardware encryption and 4K media output and transcoding capabilities. It promises drive read speeds of up to 225MB/s with smooth performance under dual network environments. Pushing performance are 4/8GB of DDR3L dual-channel RAM, while connectivity comes through dual gigabit LAN ports and SATA 6GB/s, as well as x1 HDMI, x4 USB 3.0 and x1 USB 2.0 ports.

Total storage can reach up to 120TB by using an 8-bay UX-800P expansion unit (when using 10TB HDDs). Container Station supports container applications, including QIoT Containers and IoT applications, while Virtualisation Station allows users to run multiple Windows, Linux Unix and Android virtual machines. QmailAgent centralises email accounts for simplified management, and Qcontaz centrally stores and manages contact information.

MSI Prepares for AMD Ryzen CPUs

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MSI is ready for the launch of the latest AMD desktop CPUs with a selection of Ryzen-ready AM4 motherboards featuring mainstream B350 and high-end X370 chipsets.

MSI MotherboardLower-end customers get a choice of 3 B350 motherboards-- the Tomahawk, Mortar and Gaming Pro, all compatible with Summit Ridge Ryzen chips and the upcoming 7th generation Bristol Ridge APUs. The B350M Gaming and B350M Mortar are microATX boards with metal-reinforced PCIe x16 slots, four SATA 6Gbps ports and an M.2 PCIe slots. Both have red LED illumination and the Gaming has red silscreening on the PCB.

The B350 Tomahawk is a full-size ATX option, with two steel-plated PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, four SATA 6Gbps connectors, NVMe M.2 slot and a pair of PCI ports.

The Logitech G Pro Tenkeyless Gaming Keyboard

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Logitech presents a gaming keyboard "designed for eSports professionals"-- the G Pro, a mechanical number the company claims is engineered for "extreme performance."

Logitech G ProThe minimalist black keyboard promises "everything you need, and nothing you don't," with Logitech-designed Romer-G keyswitches offering quiet action with a 1.5mm actuation point. It is tenkeyless for more mouse room, and has 26-key rollover together with function key macros. A Game Mode (activated via LGS software) disables all keys other than those required by the game in question.

Cooler Master Intros MasterWatt Maker 1200 PSU

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Cooler Master launches the MasterWatt Maker 1200-- a 1200W PSU co-developed with Japanese manufacturer Murata in celebration of the company's 25th anniversary.

Cooler Master PSUFirst revealed back at CES 2017, the MasterWatt Maker 1200 is made in Japan using a combination of Japanese and German components. It claims over 80 Plus Titanium efficiency and features a 135mm Silencio FP fan that only starts spinning once the supply hits 50% load.

Google Reveals HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 Education Edition

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A blog post detailing the success of Chromebooks in Swedish schools holds a device reveal-- the HP Chromebook x360 11 G1 Education Edition.

HP Education ChromebookThe G1 is a 360-degree convertible predictably aimed at the education segment. It features USB-C charging, rear/world-facing camera and optional stylus input, although Google does not specify what stylus(es) the device is compatible with. The company fails to detail what is inside the notebook, instead simply describing it as "the world's thinnest rugged convertible notebook PC."

If one is to take HP's previous ProBook as a guide, the Education Edition probably carries an Intel Celeron or Pentium processor, 8GB RAM and 64GB of built-in storage.

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