A computer disguised as a dongle!

de1c7034ccfff74d0b2186d704cd6da2This product almost changes the way a PC is perceived.
The SUMVISION CYCLONE mini PC dongle works on a plug and play concept.
It can be connected to any HDMI monitor or TV, turning it into a computer.  The dongle itself connects via a HDMI port. It also has a USB port, this port can be used for a wireless keyboard and mouse to complement the portability. Or, you can connect a USB hub to add more USB ports, making the PC more practical to accommodate other devices.

The mini PC runs Windows 10, it contains 2gb of memory and a quadcore intel processor at 1.83ghz. The combination allows the operating system to run smoothly. It also has built-in wifi and bluetooth connectivity, this allows you to access the internet and connect compatible peripherals. Alt  ernatively to wi-fi connectivity, there is also an ethernet port, you can directly feed an RJ45 internet line into the PC for a faster connection.cycminipcdonglelan-2

The mini PC has 32gb of internal storage. There is also a micro SD card slot, with this you can increase your storage capacity upto 128gb._57

This product is ideal for someone who doesn’t need a full sized computer or laptop but would still like to access the internet and have a basic workstation.

Here are the detailed specifications:

Name Sumvision Cyclone Mini PC 2 Dongle Windows 10 with Wifi & Lan 10/100
SKU 4396
Manufacturer Sumvision
MPN cycminipcdonglelan
Colour Black
CPU Model Intel Z3735F
CPU Speed 1.8 GHz
Memory Size 2GB
HDD Capacity 32GB
Optical Drive No
Built in Wifi Yes
Card Reader Yes
Keyboard/Mouse No
Remote Control No
Vesa No
Operating System Windows 10
In Depth 1 x Power Adapter
1 x HDMI Extender
Packaging Retail
EAN 06931742803229

Computers that do more!

We enjoy making gaming systems for our customers but, we also have the capacity to build high-end business machines. Powerful technology gives rise to powerful machines. We cater each component to the needs of the customer (you). We like to produce machines that are efficient, effective and serve their purpose.

A recent project that comes to mind is a CAD (computer aided design) workstation.  Our technicians take great pride in piecing high-end projects together.

This project was for a customer who needed multiple displays (four in this case) for 3D designing. He wanted a computer that would allow him to render and edit 3D designs without slowing down the system. The customer opted for the Quadro M4000 nvidia graphics card. . This was bundled together with an intel i7 quad-core processor, 64gb (4x16gb) DDR4 Corsair Vengeance memory and a 500gb SSD to make sure there was no limiting factor, which could potentially drag the system performance down.

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A brief summary of the NVIDIA Quadro M4000: it’s accelerated by NVIDIA Maxwell GPU architecture, letting you easily tackle your most demanding visualization workloads with extreme performance and the flexibility of a single-slot form factor. 8 GB of GDDR5 GPU memory with fast bandwidth allows you to create and render large, complex models and compute massive datasets. Plus, there’s a new display engine that drives up to four 4K resolution displays natively with DisplayPort 1.2 support for ultra-high resolutions like 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz with 30-bit colour. Pair up two or more outputs to drive displays greater than 4K, and take advantage of NVIDIA Quadro Sync support to frame-lock up to 16 4K displays in a single system.

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Quadro cards are certified with a broad range of sophisticated professional applications, tested by leading workstation manufacturers, and backed by a global team of support specialists. This gives you the peace of mind to focus on doing your best work. Whether you’re developing revolutionary products or telling spectacularly vivid visual stories, Quadro gives you the performance to do it brilliantly.

If you are interested in such systems, feel free to contact our sales team on: 08718118112 or order from our website

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

What is the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti?
PH-GTX1050TI-4G Asus GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Phoenix 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card 768 Core 1290MHz GPU 1392MHz Boost
The GTX 1050 Ti is the successor to the popular GTX 750 Ti launched in 2014. There are a few features that make these cards very attractive: small form factors; low power consumption; and the ability to play the latest games at Full HD resolution. The 1050 Ti certainly ticks all of these boxes.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti – Specs and Technology

The model on test here is Asus GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Phoenix. Other card manufacturers will all use roughly the same form factor, creating dual slot, PCI-Express-powered cards that will fit into compact and low-cost builds. Perhaps more importantly, the 1050 Ti is also pitched perfectly at gamers who are using a desktop PC with no graphics card at all. As long as there’s room in the case and a PCI-E slot on the motherboard, you’re good to go.

The 1050 Ti chip is based on Nvidia’s Pascal GPU design, a recipe that’s already created a potent 2016 lineup for Nvidia that includes the GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060. It’s the first card in Nvidia’s 2016 range that doesn’t support VR gameplay; you’ll need the GTX 1060 to do this.

You get 768 CUDA cores alongside a base clock speed of 1,290MHz and a maximum boost clock of 1,392MHz. There’s a full 4GB of GDDR5 memory running at 7,008MHz and a 128-bit memory bus.

The GTX 1050 Ti uses the same GP107 chip as the base-level GTX 1050, but the two are configured differently. The 1050 has fewer CUDA cores, but they’re tuned to a higher clock speed. The 1050 is also limited to 2GB of memory and comes in at £137.

The 1050 Ti has a maximum thermal design power (TDP) of 75W; there won’t be room for any extra, because there’s no PCI-E power connector on the card drawing power from the PSU. All the power the GTX 1050 Ti requires can be drawn directly from the PCI-E slot.

In the current GPU landscape, the 1050 Ti is set a long way apart from key rival AMD, both in terms of pricing and expected performance.
The 1050 Ti sits by itself in the market and is best viewed as the budget option for AAA games played at Full HD. Whether or not you’ll be able to max out your graphics settings depends on how low you like your frame rates, but there’s no game on the market right now that the 1050 Ti won’t cater for.

Pre-Order Now! as we have a very limited allocation on this card

Radeon Nitro+ RX 480 OC

dsc_0563Sapphire unveiled the Nitro+ RX 480 OC graphics card which allowed    AMD’s flagship Polaris 10 core to perform to its maximum potential. This is due to the company’s exceptional cooling solution which managed to tame the GPU’s thermal loads and in turn, ensured the boost clock didn’t plummet in a wide range of demanding games. Unfortunately, AMD’s relatively simplistic reference cooling design doesn’t contain any heat-pipes and relies on a single aluminium heatsink with a copper base. This was inadequate for overclocking and after speaking to AMD, they acknowledged it could have been engineered better. While the RX 480 offers outstanding value for money and targets the mainstream demographic, the price point might still be too high for certain consumers on a tight budget or those considering PC gaming for the first time. Thankfully, the RX 470 can dispel those concerns and is a slightly scaled back version of the RX 480. This particular configuration is capable of up to 4.9 TFLOP/s peak performance, has 32 compute units, 2048 stream processors all within a very respectable 150-watt TDP on models sporting an 8-pin connector.

dsc_0566As you might expect, the Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 OC utilises the same cooling apparatus as its bigger brother and contains a BIOS switch to cycle between two modes. The silent mode features a 1206MHz boost clock and the memory runs at 1750MHz. If you require extra performance, then the Boost mode is a suitable choice given the higher 1260MHz clock speed. Evidently, this is a significant step up from Sapphire’s other RX 470 which is based on the reference model. Therefore, I expect to see some pretty significant frame-rate improvements as from my own experience, the boost clock is very stable and doesn’t fluctuate.

dsc_0567On a more technical note, the Sapphire Nitro+ RX 470 OC has a custom PCB, dense fin array aluminium heatsink and nickel plated copper heat-pipes. Also, high-quality Black Diamond Chokes 4 have been utilised which reduce coil temperatures by 15% compared to the previous version. Evidently, Sapphire haven’t made any cutbacks and bundled the best possible selection of components.dsc_0569

The ability to remove the fans improves RMA times and simplifies the process. Now, consumers can request replacement fans and not have to send the GPU to a repair centre at their cost. This makes sense because the fans are the most likely element to fail over time. Not only that, an upcoming update to Sapphire’s overclocking utility will also allow the end-user to receive help and perform fan diagnostics. Removing the fans is handy to eliminate dust build-up which has the potential to impact on fan efficiency. Thankfully, Sapphire’s fan removal system is brilliant and provides the end-user with greater flexibility.

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Pros

  • 0dB fan mode
  • Dual BIOS
  • Exceptional build quality
  • Fast 1260MHz factory overclock
  • Gorgeous backplate
  • Great performance
  • Low Temperatures
  • Remarkably quiet
  • Sophisticated design
  • Superb overclocking headroom

Cons

  • Priced too close to the RX 480 (Could change)

PUMP Audio Earphones, a new competitor.

It is fair to say that Pump Audio have delivered what they set out to do. These earphones look great, feel great and sound amazing. If you are serious about your music, you should be serious about how you listen to it. Pump audio make great earphones, simply outstanding.

Pump Audio EarphonesFirst impressions count for a lot – at first glance, the lay of the land looks rather good. The packaging is finished to a very high standard with high quality materials & print. The outer sleeve is cleanly designed and highlights some user comments from some notable users such as Marshall Jefferson.

With the sleeve removed, the inner box folds outwards to reveal the earphones tucked away safely inside.

The earphones look and feel very high quality – not a single scratch, rough edge or detail out of place. These are the real deal – a truly high end, premium product.

The earpieces are machined from aluminum  and showcase some of the finest detailing we’ve ever seen. The polished, patterned piece on the outer side is possibly the single most beautifully designed component we’ve seen on a set of earphones.pump-orange1

The cable exit is re-enforced with a tough, flexible plastic that feels like it will survive rough handling. The cable itself is the flat silicone type – a nice medium weight that has strength, but still light enough to feel comfortable. The cable also has very good flex and seems to resist tangles very well.

Here at Advance Technologies, we’re selling the earphones for under £40. Whereas other retailers have been selling them for around the £100 mark.

A company you probably would have never guessed is quietly leading the driver-less car revolution NVIDIA (pronounced nah-vid-eya)

NVIDIA (pronounced nah-vid-eya) has been around for 23 years, but you may not have heard of it.

That’s because it’s a company working on big projects behind the scenes. It’s first foray into the tech world was as a 3D graphics company, primarily designing the graphics used in video gaming. But that eventually led to a surprisingly natural partnership with automakers, with NVIDIA setting up virtual wind tunnels or crash tests to help advance the design and engineering of cars.

“It even looks a little bit like a video game, but it’s using real data so we can help automakers create safer vehicles by letting them very quickly design and test,” Danny Shapiro, NVIDIA’s senior director of automotive, told Business Insider of the virtual tests.

Over time, NVIDIA has progressively worked itself into vehicles you use or hear about everyday — like Tesla, which uses NVIDIA for the graphics on its giant 17-inch touchscreen. Shapiro said there are 10 million cars crossing 20 different brands on the road today using some form of NVIDIA tech inside.

Tesla’s 17-inch touchscreen display.
Tesla

But perhaps more importantly, NVIDIA is designing the brain running self-driving cars, like ones built by Audi, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo. In total, there are more than 80 automakers, start-ups, and research institutes relying on NVIDIA’s brain to power their self-driving cars, Shapiro said.

“The ability for our systems to now be able to sense what’s going on around car, to interpret it, to understand it, and take action in a 30th of a second is what is enabling autonomous vehicles on the road today,” Shapiro said.

The brain running these cars is NVIDIA’s Drive PX 2 — an artificial intelligence computer that helps cars locate themselves and avoid obstacles. As Shapiro puts it, the Drive PX 2 gives cars the ability to “see,” so to speak.

The Drive PX 2 in all its glory.
NVIDIA

Self-driving cars, like the ones built by Ford, use a suite of sensors to detect objects. They also use radar and lidar, which use radio waves and lidar waves, respectively, to detect obstacles.

Those various sensors are “more or less building a three-dimensional model in the brain of the car, of everything that’s going on around that vehicle,” Shapiro said. It’s then up to the car brain to see its surroundings and react appropriately and swiftly.

The performance of the Drive PX 2 is so strong that it’s equivalent to that of 150 MacBook pros, but it’s roughly the size of your forearm.

“[It’s capable of] 24 trillion deep learning operations a second,” Shapiro said. Just 10 years ago, that kind of operating power would have required a massive supercomputer the “size of a house” as well as “500,000 watts of power and a massive air conditioner,” he added.

“We now have this down to the size of a license plate,” Shapiro said.

Volvo uses the NVIDIA brain.
Volvo

It’s size is key, because fitting a massive supercomputer into a truck is less than ideal. Audi lines the Drive PX 2 along the sides of its trunk, and it’s capable of operating in harsh conditions without an AC unit ranging from negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit to 185 degrees Fahrenheit.

And the brain is only getting more sophisticated. For example, the Drive PX 2 can distinguish between an ambulance and a FedEx truck — that comes in handy so the car knows to pull to the right for one but not the other.

NVIDIA is bound to become a bigger player in the space as more car companies and tech giants rely on its AI.

And NVIDIA’s access to a massive pool of data is key. It recently announced a partnership with Baidu, often referred to as the Google of China, to create a cloud-to-car, self-driving system. That’s a big deal, because it can aggregate the data collected by all the autonomous car fleets who choose to use the system.

Having a bigger pool of data to pull from will help accelerate the advancement of the car brain, and it also opens the door for over-the-air updates. Considering Baidu is now testing in California in addition to China, NVIDIA is creating a treasure trove of information to improve its brain.

“We’re achieving levels of perception that are superhuman,” Shapiro said. “Very soon we are going to see our tech in production vehicles.”

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AK Racing Gaming Chairs

When it comes to Gaming Chairs AK Racing have put themselves in first place with 9 different series (types) within the brand.

AK Racing are one of the world’s premier gaming chair manufacturers, producing the highest quality chairs that are available today.
With a focus on ergonomics, design and functionality, AK Racing gaming chairs have quickly become the smart choice across the eSport scene.
They have close ties with top eSports teams such as Team Dignitas. Team Dignitas has given them the leading edge in meeting the durability and comfort requirements of gaming professionals everywhere.
We at Advance Tec are always looking for the best products on the market for our customers. We know there are A LOT of gaming enthusiasts out there and when it comes to gaming, comfort is key!

However, gaming Chairs are not only important for gamers but often it is the office workers that are the most vulnerable to various health disorders resulting from bad posture. Therefore it is worth finding solutions that will have a positive impact on your health & AK Racing may just be the solution!

AK Racing Gaming Chairs now Available at:

www.advancetec.co.uk

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AMD Radeon RX 480 8GB

Yes Sir, It’s been a long time coming for AMD, much like team green they had to wait for a smaller fabrication process to become viable and ready at outputting proper yields on the new FinFET based 14nm wafers.  The wait is over though and, as such, today we review the new Radeon RX 480, which we now have in stock and ready for dispatch for those who cant wait to get there hand on one. we test the model fitted with 8GB. It’s a graphics card series that will allow you to play your games in both the Full HD 1080P range as well as gaming in WQHD (2560×1440) range. And all that at a very reasonable price as well. See, the 8 GB variant will start selling at £239. Does that mean that AMD is back with a very good price versus performance product series? keep reding this review where we’ll look at temperatures, noise, performance and go with the latest game titles on the globe. It’s been a somewhat wild ride for the past few months, AMD created a couple of viral moments on the web and announced stuff prior to the actual release. Hey, who can blame them. Today is all about Polaris 10, a codename indicative of the mainstream to high-end products (but not enthusiast). Polaris 11 will see the light of day as well in the entry-level range. Though today’s release is about the Radeon RX 480, there will be two more products added to the product stack soon as well. As such, AMD today is actually announcing three products:

  • AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB and 8GB (high-end performance)
  • AMD Radeon RX 470 4GB (mainstream performance)
  • AMD Radeon RX 460 2GB/4GB (entry level)

For the time being, what you see above will be the product stack starting with today’s availability of the Radeon RX 480. The Radeon RX 480 graphics card will be made available in 4 and 8 GB versions

Sapphire RX 480 8GB GDDR5 Graphics CardSome Quick feature of the 8GB Sapphire Radeon RX480 AMD GDDR5 Polaris Graphics Card – 21260-00-20G

• Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card.
• 8GB GDDR5 RAM.
• VR Ready Premium.
• HDR Ready.
• DirectX 12 Optimized.
• AMD FreeSync Ready.
• FinFET 14 Technology.
• 4th Generation GCN Architecture.
• Vulkan API support.
• OpenGL 4.5 support.
• AMD Eyefinity technology.
• 1x HDMI, 3x DP.
• AMD CrossFire technology (bridgeless) – up to 2 GPUs.
• XConnect Support.
• PCI Express 3.0 x16.
• Compatible with AMD and Intel Platforms

Specification:- 8GB Sapphire Radeon RX480 AMD GDDR5 Polaris Graphics Card – 21260-00-20G

Manufacturer Sapphire
MPN 21260-00-20G
Chipset RX 480
Cores / Streams 2304
Core Info Manufacturing process: 14nm
Core Clock: 1126 MHz
Boost Clock: 1266 MHz
Memory Size 8GB
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Info Memory Bit Rate: 256 Bit
Memory Clock: 2000 MHz
Graphics Connectors 3 x DisplayPort 1.4 | 1 x HDMI 2.0b
Speed PCIe 3.0 (x16)
SLI No
Crossfire Yes
Cooling Single Fan
In Depth Maximum Digital Resolution: 4096×2160
Multi Monitor: 4 displays
CrossFire: 2 Way CrossFireX
AMD Freesync Support: Yes
Microsoft DirectX Support: 12 API
Width: Dual Slot
Graphics Card Power: 150 W
Graphics Card Power Connectors: 1 x 6-pin PCIe
Minimum Recommended PSU: 500 W
Dimensions: 111 x 37 x 240 mm
Packaging Retail
EAN 4895106279810

 

Swegway Buying Advice

Swegway boards! hoverboard balance boards or any other trending name on the net Our advice for new buyers…

We would like to assure all our customers that all of our products have been inspected, tested and certified and fit for sale in the UK.

  • I heard you aren’t allowed to ride on UK roads? Yes, as per the UK Highways Act 1835 you cannot ride on public roads or pathways.

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  • I have seen and heard about fire risks and hazards, what’s that about? Many UK sellers are selling these boards with cheap Chinese components and non UK regulated chargers/sockets. Our boards come with BSI 1363 certified UK chargers/sockets and high quality looms, ensuring all regulatory compliance is met.
  • I can buy off Amazon and eBay for cheaper! You will be buying a low end, cheaply manufactured board with components that do not come with any warranty or inspection increasing the risk of a hazard. More than likely the boards are not even in the UK meaning it will take 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive, if it ever does.
  • What is this about Samsung batteries? There are many different components of a board. The battery is one of the most important. It generates the power and holds a charge. Our boards only use Samsung grade, high quality lithium-ion batteries, unlike other boards that use cheap, short-life batteries.
  • What wheel size should I buy? Our Classic range is the most popular. It is the lightest, weighing only 9kg meaning it’s the most agile, robust and durable. If the Classic board is not for you and you want something bigger, consider our Bluetooth Collection which comes in 6 inch and 8 inch wheel sizes. Don’t forget, the bigger the wheels the heavier the board.
  • Do I need Bluetooth? Again, this is completely up to you! This allows you to easily connect your phone and play music off the built in speaks on the Swegway board. Once again, like the wheels, bluetooth does add extra weight so bare that in mind.
  • Do I ned to inflate the tyres? The tyres on all of our boards are solid rubber and do not need inflating. These usually last over 1,000 hours of use.

We hope this helps. View our range and shop online now.