Monday, December 22, 2008

Jetway offers barebon pc on Intel Atom

In the retail chain of Japanese reseller CFD has a new product production Jetway. Novelty is a compact PC-barebon code model BC200C91-330-B, which is built on the motherboard NC91-330-LF size of Mini-ITX with chipsetom Intel 945GC and is equipped with a processor Intel Atom Core Duo 330, of which 1,66 GHz frequency.

As disk drives to use standard size 2.5 ".

Perhaps the compact system design Jetway so potential buyers who are looking for a cheap alternative to Mac Mini.

Pay is supported by one slot to install memory DDR2-533/400 (up to 2 GB), the sound is implemented on kodeke Realtek ALC662 6-Channel HD Audio, there is a network connector for Gigabit Ethernet, output VGA (mini D-sub15) and six ports USB2. 0. Dimensions system are 210 x 257 x 65 mm. Includes power adapter output of 65 Watts.

The cost of computer BC200C91-330-B amounted to ~ 145 euros.

Sources: CFD, Akihabaranews

Before the end of the year, Hynix will reduce DRAM release by 20-30%

Reuters reports that the company Hynix Semiconductor, ranked second in the global roster of producers of memory chips, unveiled plans to reduce output. In late December issue of memory will be reduced by 20-30%.

Hynix representative said that the decline in the company sent to the New Year holiday. The issue of resumption of production in full will be considered early next year.

The reason for forcing Hynix to do this step is overproduction and falling demand. According to analysts, to remedy the situation in the industry, it is necessary to significantly reduce production and cautious investment by major players. This is the path chosen major manufacturers.

Production of memory is closely linked to the semiconductor manufacturing process in general, where iSuppli analysts estimate revenue decline in 2009 compared to the current year to 9.4%. According to experts, the situation will only corrected in late 2009 or early 2010. In 2010 growth was 6.4%, believed to iSuppli, in 2011 - even 10.8% for the first time since 2004, surpassing the 10 percent barrier.

Source: Reuters

What surprised BFG, in his first game PC?

According to the source, the company BFG Technologies is preparing to display at CES 2009, to be held in January, its first product in a new category of ready-game systems.

Novelty is not considered a typical gaming PC. Engineers BFG used in the construction of LCD touch panel and liquid cooling system unserved.

In addition to gaming enthusiasts, BFG expects interest to lovers of novelty quality viewing movies at home. Specifications system is not yet known but, given the experience of BFG in the creation of components for gaming PCs, you can safely assume that the performance of the new computer will not complain.

Source: Tweak Town

OS Nova - last hope of Palm?

Not long ago, the company Palm was one of the largest manufacturers of smartphones and PDAs. When conventional PDA were to lose their place in the list of hot technological innovations, shaken and the position of Palm. Even stronger worse entry smartphones new players to offer products beyond the development of Palm.

Palm Profits fall, the market share is decreasing under pressure of such innovations as the smartphone Apple iPhone, which at the moment prefer 17 of the 100 American buyers. However, Palm is not delivered - the company announced its intention to present at CES 2009 a new operating system, known as Nova.

To reverse the negative trends in the past year, Palm has invited veteran of Apple, John Rubinstein (Jon Rubinstein) to the post of executive director for product development.

Efforts Palm developers have focused on the creation of a new operating system aimed, in the words of Palm, at the thick mid-market smartphones. Target OS Nova - help produce Palm take niche between devices like BlackBerry, which is optimized to perform communications functions of the e-mail, voice and text exchange, and devices with a focus on the entertainment component, such as the Apple iPhone.

While on the Nova and devices under its management knows little. Obviously one - Palm will try to avoid direct competition with the BlackBerry and iPhone. According to some reports, the company expects to devices with OS Nova to take a 2% Market smartphones. The aim may seem modest, but its achievement kept afloat.

To understand whether the Palm chance of salvation is to wait for the January premiere of the new OS.

Source: DailyTech