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Stockwatch: Two new laptops and a firewall

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As 2016 draws to a close, The Margin looks at the latest laptops and an enterprise firewall.

Category: Ultrabook PC.

Brand: Dell

RRP: from R24 999

Distributor: Drive Control Corporation, 011 201 8927

Date of availability: Available now

Specifications

  • The latest 6th Gen Intel Core M processors with Intel VPro and Pro
  • WiDi 6.0
  • Intel Integrated HD Graphics 515
  • 13-inch business-class ultrabook
  • Optional 4-antenna technology that fully enables WWAN

USPs

  • Durable build quality using layers of unidirectional 40-ton carbon fibre – as used in applications like spacecraft and aerospace
  • Design cues from the Dell XPS line
  • Dell’s Thunderbolt 3 40Gbps data transfer allows users to power two 4K displays simultaneously
  • Includes a smartcard reader, fingerprint reader, RFID reader, and security and encryption software for added security
  • Dell InfinityEdge for seamless, extended display
  • Three-year, next business day onsite warranty.

 

 

ZBook 15u G3

Category: Ultrabook PC

Brand: HP

RRP: R24 999 – R27 999

Distributor: Drive Control Corporation, 011 201 8927

Date of availability: Available now

Specifications:

  • AMD FirePro 3D graphics and 2Gb of video memory
  • Up to 32 GB of memory, 1.5 TB of total storage, optional HP Z Turbo Drive G2 storage
  • 6th Gen Intel Core processors
  • Multiple ports including a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, DisplayPort 1.2
  • Bang and Olufsen audio optimised for high fidelity audio.

USPs

  • Considerably thinner and lighter than its predecessors at 19.9mm and 1,9kg respectively
  • Best combination of first-class workstation power with mobility
  • 15.9-inch diagonal screen that is available in 4K UHD display or optional
  • FHD (full high-definition) touch for exceptional viewing quality
  • Designed to pass military standard Mil-Std-810G testing and endure 120 000 hours of HP's Total Test Process.

FortiASIC SOC 3

Category: Security – firewalls

Brand: Fortinet

RRP: Available on request

Distributor: Maxtec, 011 803 6635; Networks Unlimted 021 702 8000

Date of availability: Available now

Specifications

  • FortiGate 60E together with the FortiASIC SOC 3
  • 3 000 Mbit/s throughput firewall
  • SSL inspection 340 Mbit/s
  • Concurrent sessions 1.3 M
  • Power consumption 5W

USPs

  • The SOC3 more than doubles the secure networking performance over the enterprise-class CPUs found in competing security solutions and propels the new FortiGate 60E series distributed enterprise firewalls to unprecedented levels of security and performance
  • SOC3’s security-optimised architecture delivers deep security analysis and inspection capabilities that meet and exceed enterprise class, general-purpose CPUs that power competing products
  • This architecture also yields design efficiencies that reduce power consumption to a meagre 5 Watts and enable a fan-less design that runs quietly.
  • Features are administered through an intuitive and unified management console that includes options for a cloud-based or hosted solution.

 

Smart Managed Smart Metering PDUs

Category: Power Distribution Units

Brand: Netshield

RRP: Available on request

Distributor: Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, 011 848 9000

Date of availability: Available now

Specifications

  • Dimensions (WxDxH): Smart PDU 750x70x80mm, PDU Extension 445x70x80mm
  • Weight: Smart PDU 3.7kg, PDU Extension 1.9kg
  • Voltage: 190 to 240 VAC
  • Current: 10 to 32 Amp
  • 3 year warranty

USPs

  • Netshield cloud or network managed Smart Zero U PDU with IEC60309
  • Measures kWh, kVArh, kW, Kvar, kVA, PF, Hz, VAC and Amp
  • Dual pulse outputs.
  • TCPIP Ethernet, USB, RS485 2-wire Modbus and 1-wire sensor connectivity
  • Easy installation makes them perfect for cost-sensitive environments
  • Single or extended capacities
  • Vertical models use industry standard front panel mounting
  • Web-based and SNMP monitoring and control
  • Local power display User defined alarms with real time alerts.

WD Gold™
Category: Datacentre hard drives

Brand: WD

RRP: WD4002FYYZ – R4 576.00 excl; WD6002FRYZ – R7 321.00 excl; WD8002FRYZ – R9 262.00 excl

Distributor: Pinnacle, 011 265 3000

Date of availability: Available now

Specifications

  • 4TB, 6TB & 8TB capacity available
  • SATA 6 Gb/s Interface2
  • 128 MB Cache
  • 7200 RPM Class
  • Dimension: 3.5”
  • Weight: 4TB: 0.715Kg; 6TB: 0.715Kg; 8TB: 0.65Kg

USPs

  • WD Gold™ hard drives are designed to handle workloads up to 550TB per year, which is among the highest workload capacity of any 3.5-inch hard drive
  • WD Gold™ hard drives deliver high levels of reliability and durability for yearly operation, within the most demanding storage environments
  • Enhanced RAFF™ technology includes sophisticated electronics to monitor the drive and correct both linear and rotational vibration in real time
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