Tuesday, December 2, 2008

At Seagate there is a competitor in segment 1.5 TB HDD


The company Seagate for a long time was the sole leader in terms of capacity offered in the consumer market Hard Drive.

Now she has found a competitor who suddenly is not WD, Hitachi or Samsung, and the Japanese IO Data, presented a new model, HDI-SAH7, which amounts to half terabyte.

Novelty is equipped with an interface SATAII, spindle rotates at a speed of 7200 rpm.

With dimensions of 101.6 x 147 x 26,1 mm drive weighs 720 grams. Power consumption is 13 Watts.

To gain market novelty IO Data could hamper its price. It is expected that after the debut on the Japanese market, it will be about 290 dollars, while Seagate ST31500341AS is about twice as cheaper.

Source: I-O Data

EW-7301APg - access point for outdoor


Edimax Technology, a manufacturer of equipment for network solutions, introduced a new access point - EW-7301APg, designed for use outdoors. APN EW-7301APg supports standard 802.11g and provides high-speed connections between multiple networks and users.

EW-7301APg supports two modes: AC Mode and CPE Mode. In the AP device works like a normal access point, supports a universal transponder signal and function WDS (Wireless Distribution System), which allows the network to increase coverage. In the CPE device works as an access point in client mode, and provides a connection to the external wireless network providers WISP. This allows you to increase the number of users connected to wireless connections, without using additional gateway.

APN EW-7301APg is a compact device in a solid water-tight enclosure specially designed for use in challenging weather conditions. The device is easy to install thanks to built-option PoE (Power over Ethernet). When you connect the cable to the switch PoE Ethernet, power supply devices through Ethernet-connected. More Edimax provided device mounting kit for mounting on the wall or on a mast. Built-function remote control makes it easy to configure and maintain the access point EW-7301APg.

Output power EW-7301APg may vary (up to 100 MW), which allows administrators to monitor the signal. To protect the wireless network EW-7301APg supports advanced security features, including WEP and WPA-PSK-encryption, MAC-authentication, input access control Network Access Control 802.1x and Access Control List.

The expected release date EW-7301APg to the Russian market - First Quarter 2009

Source: Edimax Technology

Samsung Notebooks will use processors from AMD


With some delay to announce a very significant event for the notebook market. Last week the company Samsung officially announced the release of its first models using processors from AMD.

Producer explains his move to the fact that the market share of mobile computers with AMD processors in Russia from September 2007 to September 2008 amounted to 16,1% of notebooks.

The first models with AMD processors will be notebooks R455 and R505. They are built on the latest AMD Puma platform, using AMD Turion X2 processors and X2 Ultra.

Used in laptops R455 and R505 graphics card ATI Radeon, supporting Microsoft DirectX 10.1, well suited to work with modern applications that use sophisticated graphics.

With some delay to announce a very significant event for the notebook market. Last week the company Samsung officially announced the release of its first models using processors from AMD.

Producer explains his move to the fact that the market share of mobile computers with AMD processors in Russia from September 2007 to September 2008 amounted to 16,1% of notebooks.

The first models with AMD processors will be notebooks R455 and R505. They are built on the latest AMD Puma platform, using AMD Turion X2 processors and X2 Ultra.

Used in laptops R455 and R505 graphics card ATI Radeon, supporting Microsoft DirectX 10.1, well suited to work with modern applications that use sophisticated graphics.

Both models are presented in two versions colors: silver and black. In addition, in the manufacture of notebook keyboards R455 and R505 used proprietary technology Silver Nano, providing hygienic use of a mobile computer.

Source: Samsung

ARCHOS 7 Internet Media Tablet - a hybrid mobile PC and Media Player


Some time ago the company introduced the ARCHOS device, called ARCHOS 7 Internet Media Tablet, the functionality that goes beyond the usual boundaries of a universal players. The compact device with a touch screen high-resolution demonstrates the possibilities inherent in more mobile computers.

New was the first in its class device to Superscalar microprocessor ARM Cortex. The use of the processor has provided substantial computing resources, adequate for viewing high-definition video, exchange e-mail, access to the Internet to support Flash 9. Connecting to the global network by using the built-adapter Wi-Fi.

The device is equipped with a 7-inch display. To enter text using a virtual QWERTY-keyboard. In the configuration ARCHOS 7 includes a hard drive 160 or 320 GB (depending on modification). This is larger than any portable player, represented now on the market. According to the manufacturer's specified volume enough to store 300 full-length movies, thousands or millions of cell phone photography. Optionally available stykovochnaya station that provides options for viewing and recording TV-programming and wireless access to your home computer. Time autonomous work ARCHOS 7 reaches 39 hours.

Sales ARCHOS 7 has already started. Price is $ 450 for a model with a 160 GB hard drive and $ 550 - for a model with a 320 GB hard drive volume.

Source: ARCHOS

OCZ used brand Fatal1ty for the new power units


Jonathan Fatal1ty Wendell - a figure in the world of computer games crucial better known kiberchempiona (12 world titles) simply do not. That popularity is using quite a long time for their own purposes Creative, and now more and OCZ Technology, made the power units under a known name Fatal1ty (the same memory already in the range of the manufacturer).

Last has decided to use a known name to name the series of power units focused on players, visiting network parties (LAN party) with the personal computers. In the bright case with transparent lateral wall BP Fatal1ty with its red light-emitting diode illumination should look especially effectively.

At the moment a series is presented by three models capacity of 400 (not modular), 550 (modular) and 700 Vt (not modular).

The latest model is most interesting. It has only one line of a food +12 In, but the current strength on it reaches 56 d, BP will be ideally suited for system with one powerful video card (though certificate SLI Ready BP has just in case received) that indirectly proves to be true presence of one 6-contact and one 8-contact socket of food PCIe.

Cooling is provided with one 120-mm the fan with automatic adjustment of speed of rotation.

All again presented BP have efficiency in 80 % or above at various levels of loading.

Source: OCZ

Dual-core processors VIA Nano will have to wait until 2010

Family of x86-compatible processors VIA Nano, built on the architecture of Isaiah, submitted earlier this year, as you know, so far includes only uninuclear model.

Although they had not received the proliferation, VIA vengeance is working on new dual-core processors Nano.

At the Embedded Technology Conference 2008 the company unveiled plans to release these products. The first samples of dual-core processors Nano should see the light in December next year. Mass production is expected to be deployed in June 2010.

Focusing on the use of dual-core processors Nano in compact systems with lower power consumption, the company plans to use for their production of a new manufacturing process. Presumably, the processors will be produced on 45 nm rules. Recall uninuclear models produced by 65-nanometer technology.

Dual-core processors maintain compatibility with motherboards designed for their predecessors.

Source: TechConnect

The range of Corsair added modular power supply HX450W


The family of modular power supplies Corsair Professional now represented by another model. She received the designation HX450W and falls into the same series, which announced earlier this year model HX1000W.

For the dignity of the power supply total power of 450 W manufacturer makes use of high-quality components, providing increased reliability and greater share of power (396 W or 88%), attributable to the line +12 V, critical for today's PCs equipped with multi-core and demanding graphics subsystems . According to the manufacturer, power unit HX450W guaranteed keeps working at 100 per cent load and ambient temperature of 50°C.

The power supply complies with specifications 80 PLUS BRONZE, demonstrating the efficiency of not less than 82%. Cooling components unit assigned to the fan diameter of 120 mm, the speed of which is regulated depending on the temperature.

Cable system HX450W done with the use of low, flat cables, which are less affected by the flow of air inside your PC, contributing to a better cooling system. The size of the block are 150 x 86 x 140 mm.

Sales HX450W start this month.

Source: Corsair