Saturday, July 25, 2009

Details about nettope Medion Mini E2076 D platform NVIDIA Ion

Company Medion, recently released notebook the upper segment on the AMD platform called Akoya Mini E1312, is preparing to release nettop platform NVIDIA Ion, the source.

As seen in the pictures, compact device has received elegant glossy black casing. Size Akoya Mini E2076 D equal to 15 x 17 x 2 cm According to published data, the computer will be available in configurations with a single-or dual-core processor Atom, operating at 1.6 GHz. The maximum amount of RAM is 2 GB, a hard drive - 320 GB. Using NVIDIA Ion platform means having an integrated graphics processor GeForce 9400M.

Other features include nettop Gigabit Ethernet adapters and Wi-Fi, six USB 2.0 ports and connector DVI. The cost of the computer, which they have to pre-OS Windows Vista Home Premium will begin in September, will lie in the range of 300-350 euros.


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Notebooks MSI CX700 and CR700 - home theaters that you can take with you

In the «classic» Series Notebook MSI, recently added to 16-inch models, CX600, and CR600, a further two interesting novelties.

MSI CX700 models CR700 and have wide screens measuring 17.3 inches. Screen Resolution - 1600 x 900 pixels - provides the ability to view high-definition video. In the configuration of CX700 is a discrete graphics processor ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330. The company estimates that the productivity of this decision on 49% higher than that of his predecessors. The model CR700 used GPU NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G. The presence of embedded speaker system consisting of a pair of stereo speakers and subwoofer, widescreen displays and HDMI output makes these notebooks in the mobile home.

Specifications CX700:

* OS - Windows Vista Home Premium;
* Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo;
* A set of system logic - SIS 672DX +968;
* Display - 17.3-inch, HD +, 1600 x 900 pixels, LED backlight;
* Graphics processor - ATI Mobility Radeon HD4330 with 512 MB DDR2 VRAM;
* Memory - DDR2 667 MHz, 2 x SO-DIMM, up to 4 GB;
* Other - stereo speakers, subwoofer, web-camera 1,3 MP, card reader «4-in-1», slot Express Card, 3x USB 2.0;
* Network Adapters - Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi LAN 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth (option);
* Winchester - SATA, 2,5-inch, 250, 320 or 500 GB;
* Optical Drive DVD Super-Multi;
* Battery - six cell Li-Ion;
* Keyboard - 103 keys;
* Dimensions - 414 x 267 x 33,7 ~ 37 mm;
* Weight - 3 kg (with battery 6 cell).

Specifications CR700:

* OS - Windows Vista Home Premium;
* Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo;
* A set of system logic - NVIDIA MCP79MVL;
* Display - 17.3-inch, HD +, 1600 x 900 pixels, LED backlight;
* Graphic Processor - NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G;
* Memory - DDR2 667/800 MHz, 2 x SO-DIMM, up to 4 GB;
* Other - stereo speakers, subwoofer, web-camera 1,3 MP, card reader «4-in-1», slot Express Card, 3x USB 2.0;
* Network Adapters - Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi LAN 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth (option);
* Winchester - SATA, 2,5-inch, 250, 320 or 500 GB;
* Optical Drive DVD Super-Multi;
* Battery - six cell Li-Ion;
* Keyboard - 103 keys;
* Dimensions - 414 x 267 x 33,7 ~ 37 mm;
* Weight - 3 kg (with battery 6 cell).


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Buffalo LSW-TX-3EP/CU - compact Ethernet-powered hub with USB

For wireless users, the company produced a product of Buffalo, which may be required if it is necessary to organize a wire connection to two computers on the network.

LSW-TX-3EP/CU - compact model (77 × 24 × 46 mm with the weight of 55) mini-hub with three Ethernet LAN-ports. This device allows you to organize a mini-network that operates at speeds of 10 or 100 Mbit / s and is fed with a bus USB.

The device LSW-TX-3EP/CUB - black, LSW-TX-3EP/CUW - white. The cost of a hub - ~ $ 24.5.


Friday, July 17, 2009

Transcend increases speed CompactFlash memory cards to 600X

Very fast memory cards, has decided to please enthusiasts of digital photography, whose medium format camera support CompactFlash, a company Transcend. The stated speed of the reading patterns of Extreme Plus 600X CompactFlash is 92 MB / s, write - 87 MB / sec.

By the features of the new memory cards include the use of technology Turbo MLC and support four mode Ultra DMA (UDMA) 6, which allowed new carriers by half to beat on speed card 300X CF. High speed recording enhances the series of shooting and shooting video, and high speed reading speed up the transfer of material captured on a PC.

In the maps of the mechanism of detection and error correction (ECC), as well as the complex load equalization algorithm that increases the service life of cards. The manufacturer provides the product lifetime warranty.

Memory Cards Transcend Extreme Plus 600X CompactFlash is available in two versions of the volume: 8 and 16 GB.


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thermalright will not overheat the voltage regulators on board Radeon HD 4890 and 4870

One of the main sources of heat in the 3D-maps, along with the GPU and memory chips are power elements of food chains - Voltage Regulators (VRM). Good cooling of these components can be regarded as the key to sustainability board.

According to the source, the company Thermalright is preparing to release two cooler, specially designed to cool the VRM, installed on the 3D-card Radeon HD 4890 and 4870.

In the design of cooler VRM R1 and VRM R2 includes copper base and heat pipes for rapid heat from the voltage regulator to the heater. If the cooling flow from the fans is not enough, on top of the radiator, you can put your own 80-mm fan. Models vary in size, but weigh the same - at 160 grams. Dimensions VRM R1 concluded «formula» 122 x 106 x 100,25 mm, the size of VRM R2 can be found in the expression of 133 x 53 x 120 mm.

New items can be used in conjunction with the cooler HR-03 Rev.A, HR-03 GT, GT V2, T-Rad2 and T-Rad2 GTX. Data on the price yet, but it is known that the sale of VRM R1 and VRM R2 start in the coming weeks.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Patriot goes his own way in improving the speed of SSD

Recently, news has become a hero of our company OCZ Technology, the enhanced performance of SSD Vertex Turbo Edition, by increasing the clock frequency of the cache memory from 166 to 180 MHz. The amount of cache memory and the left is equal to 64 MB.

Another approach is chosen Patriot Memory - in the newly submitted SSD series Torqx M28 volume cache increased to 128 MB. According to the manufacturer, the result has been to increase the speed of exchange between the controller and device. A modern new HDD wins on access time, power consumption and reliability. To convince buyers of the reliability of SSD Torqx M28, the company increased the warranty period from two to ten years. Allegedly, this is the maximum guarantee period for the industry for such products.

In the series includes two models - the volume of 128 and 256 GB. They are equipped with interface SATA I / II. Claimed maximum speed is a consistent reading of 220 MB / sec. In the recording mode, drives are capable of speeds of 200 MB / sec. Power consumption does not exceed 1.2 Watt.

Dimensions of drives are equal to 99,88 x 69,63 x 9,3 mm, weight is 91 g. The set includes SSD fastening clamp that enables the installation of 3.5-inch seats.


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Samsung equips miniature hard drive with built-USB interface

Near the other components on the PCB HDD Spinpoint N3U size 1.8-inch production of Samsung Electronics is located controller USB 2.0. Such an arrangement would reduce the size of external drive, and believe in the company because they did not have to add a separate charge controller, which turns in the PATA interface is USB, and their support elements - the food chain, fasteners, connectors.

The lack of extra connectors, however, gives a gain in credibility, because they are a potential source of disruptions due to the breach of contact. In addition, the integration of controller, a positive impact on energy consumption and productivity.

The new model Spinpoint N3U has two plates, each of which is placed on the 125 GB of data, which corresponds to the total volume of 250 GB hard drive. Spinpoint N3U line also includes models of the volume of 120, 160 and 200 GB. Spindle speed is 3600 rpm. Drives are equipped with 8 MB cache. Home deliveries are scheduled for mid-July. Recommended retail price by the hard drive of 250 GB is $ 199.


Monday, July 13, 2009

Sound card X-Raider and the X-Studio with removable OC Auzentech added to the directory

Partner, Creative Labs announced the availability of two models of sound cards, built on the elemental basis of other manufacturers. New items under the names of X-Raider 7.1 and X-Studio 5.1, in the opinion of Auzentech, represent an affordable way to improve the audio subsystem of your PC, sold by the codec is on the motherboard.

Card Auzentech X-Raider and the X-Studio provides high-quality multichannel sound in games and when watching movies. Model Auzen X-Raider 7.1 is a full height expansion cards to the CPU C-Media CMI 8768, designed to install in the slot PCI. It provides for the replacement of all circuits of operational amplifiers (IAs) TI NE5532P and connect via SPDIF (optical).

Other features include support functions and Technology Magic Voice, Microphone Echo, key-shifting and Xear3D (EAX 1.0/2.0, A3D and DirectSound).

Low Profile Card X-Studio 5.1 on the CPU VIA ICE 1723 also is designed for installation in the expansion slot PCI. It is only in the back operational amplifier TI NE5532P front left and right channels.

On board are two digital output jack on the back of a plate - the optical digital output (Max parameters of the input signal - 24 bit 96 kHz). The set includes a driver QSound Labs 3D Surround Engine.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thermaltake is preparing a series of CPU cooler for Intel LGA-1156

Thermaltake Company prepares to release a series of devices for air-cooled processor Intel, which are designed for installation into the LGA1156, including model and Silent.

The new CPU-cooler Silent 1156 is designed as reported specifically for these processors. Declaring that the installation process is simple and convenient by «mechanism push-in» - the manufacturer says that no tools for installation is not required.

Cooler is equipped with 90-mm fan with PWM-control, which has a speed of 800 to 1700 rpm. The rapid dissipation of heat from the processor should help the two 8-mm heat pipes made of copper. The radiator is made of aluminum.

Cooler Thermaltake Silent 1156, and with it an updated model of the series SpinQ and ISGC should reach the market in August.


Friday, July 10, 2009

A-DATA XPG Xupreme 200X - 64-GB USB Drive under OS Windows 7

A-DATA Technology introduced today a very roomy flash drive - XPG Xupreme 200X has a capacity of 64 GB. This is the first flash memory company, which has compatibility with Windows 7 (32 - and 64-bit versions). Also, the product is suitable for use as a «flash accelerator» System OS in Windows Vista, as the producer.

Storage building is of dark-gray aluminum and is, as stated, high-performance device line XPG. The speed of information in this product - 200X, ie can reach 30 MB / sec.

In addition to 64-GB versions are available options for a capacity of 8, 16 and 32 GB. Dimensions of the device comprise 66 x 19 x 10 mm, weight - 15 g.


Thursday, July 9, 2009

Inno3D preparing the motherboard iChiLL Mini-ITX size on platform ION

Inno3D Company has developed a new motherboard, which is a series of products iChiLL and built on a platform NVIDIA ION and implemented in the form-factor Mini-ITX.

Product names have not yet, but some features are already known. Fee, shown recently at the Computex 2009, inherits the original design company NVIDIA and will be offered to consumers in two versions.

The first option involves uninuclear pre-processor Atom N270, the second - dual-core Atom 330. Integrated Graphics - GeForce 9400 mobile, GPU which runs at 450 MHz and has 16 stream processors operating at 1100 MHz.

For a fee Inno3D iChiLL Mini-ITX will be installed RAM type DDR2-667/800 of up to 8 GB. Power supply for this solution is an external, power of 90 Watts. Price boards have not yet been named.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

MSI X-Slim X400 - very thin and light laptop with platform Intel CULV

A series of X-Slim Laptop MSI company were added to the model X400. This ultrathin laptop, the shell thickness of less than 2.5 cm

New implemented on the platform Intel CULV and is not only a thin mobile PCs, but also very light (weight 1.5 kg), which is the same, produces very little noise, and consumes little power, according to the manufacturer. He also notes that the style X400 - minimalism at all, which however, stressed the professionalism and individual users.

Complete with X400, equipped with the connector HDMI, may be driven to the holders of Blu-ray, so that the owner of a laptop will be able to view HD-video even on a 14 "screen.

Wireless communication is provided by a module, supports 802.11 b / g / n, as in the X400 is support for Bluetooth, which will connect to the PDA, mobile phones and headphones.

Notebook X400 supplied 4 - or 8-cell battery that, combined with Intel CULV and «engine» ECO Engine provides the user 4 to 9 hours of autonomous work, respectively.

Other parameters X400:

* OS: Windows Vista Premium
* Chipset: Intel GS45 + ICH9M-SFF
* Screen: 14", 1366x768 pixels, the parties 16:9
* Video: GMA 4500MHD
* Memory: DDR2 800 (DDR2 SO-DIMM), up to 4 GB
* HDD: 2.5" 320/500 GB SATA
* Two of the dynamics of
* Network: 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN + 802.11 b / g / n
* card reader for SD / MMC
* 1.3-MP camera
* 40-W BP
* Dimensions: 349 x 234 x 24,5 mm


Monday, July 6, 2009

BenQ Joybook Lite U102 - 10-inch notebook with optional support for 3.75G HSUPA

One of the key advantages notebook is the possibility of full utilization of the Internet. Unlike smart phones and other miniature devices, in this regard notebook virtually equivalent to «large» notebook and desktop systems. Add a new optional module notebook access 3.75G HSUPA habitual ways of connecting to the Internet, such as Wi-Fi adapter and a wired Ethernet, the company decided to BenQ.

News, which received the name Joybook Lite U102, a compact form and the availability WSVGA-display (1024 x 600 pixels) UltraVivid measuring 10.1 inches diagonally with a 16:9 ratio screen and LED backlight.

U102 forms a base configuration of the processor Intel Atom N270 (1,6 GHz), 1 GB of RAM, integrated Intel GMA graphics processor 950 and the hard drive of 250 GB. In equipping a miniature laptop is the keyboard with keys the size of 90% of normal, web-resolution 1.3 MP camera, stereo speakers, microphone, adapter Bluetooth, card reader «4-in-1» and the three-port USB 2.0.

Dimensions of the device described the expression of 260 x 186 x 18.5 ~ 22 mm, weight is 1,05 kg.

Deliveries Joybook Lite U102 in the east Asian continent has begun. When a new reach in Russia, and how many will be in the domestic retail, yet unknown.


Sunday, July 5, 2009

Shuttle offers a kit for assembly of monobloc PC to dual-core processor Intel Atom

One area of specialization is the production company Shuttle kits to build a PC. Most of them, like the recently presented model SA76G2, you can create a mini-PC, and the latest novelty, designated X50 - to build a PC monoblock layout.

The basis for the X50 has a ready Monoblock PC 5000TA, Shuttle released in late April. Now, customers can independently decide which components they want to see in black or white body single thickness only 3.6 cm

The set includes the installation of the HDD or SSD, from 512 MB to 2 GB DDR2. Once the configuration is enabled dual-core processor Intel Atom 330 (1.6 GHz), touch screen size 15.6 inches diagonally, web-resolution 1.3 MP camera, card reader, Gigabit-LAN adapters, and WLAN (Draft-N). In addition, in the case stereopair mounted speakers and a microphone. Nutrition provides the computer power supply capacity of 65 W with passive cooling.

Recommended retail price by Shuttle X50 Barebone is 361 euro.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Acoustic system Altec Lansing Expressionist PLUS FX3021 - trio frustum

Directory of Altec Lansing added a new product series of Expressionist. Novelty is a speaker system of the two columns wide and superlow-frequency radiator. The product has received the designation of Expressionist PLUS FX3021.

A common feature of all three external components of the acoustic system is a form - as shown in the picture, subwoofer and satellites are a frustum black. As more of them are 135-millimeter dynamic head capacity of 20 Watts (RMS), capable of reproducing low-frequency oscillations in the range, limited from below the value of 50 Hz. Two more compact cones, chrome-plated trays set on a slope (angle adjustable), have 50-millimeter speakers power to 4 Watts (RMS) each.

Sales Expressionist PLUS FX3021 should start before the end of the month. The manufacturer estimated the loud-voiced trio frustum of $ 99.95.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Digital Rosetta Stone - the memory that can store data up to 1000 years?

The issue of long-term storage is still an open question. Major media and drives are durable only in the perspective of the next update due to obsolescence of hardware and the desire to have a more productive system, whether a home PC or a supercomputer.

Thus, the magnetic media in theory should keep information about 40 years, but in practice, even this period still plainly not tested because of the wide spread of these devices with the 80 he. the last century.

With respect to the optical disk, their term of service, accurate, reliable data storage, estimated 30-100 years, and then, with proper storage (without contact with oxygen).

For truly long-term storage of information, say, at least 100 years guaranteed, require different solutions. And it seems, the Japanese researchers are ready to offer his vision of solving the problem.

They have developed a memory, called the Digital Rosetta Stone (DRS), which is a 4 layer 15 "plates, each of which contains a« special memory chip ». The plates are sealed insulator SiO2 and SiN, which prevents contact with oxygen and water. Humedad in a package does not exceed about 2%, which is one of the key moments of the reliability and durability.

In sum, these four 45-nm CMOS-plate will be able to store up to 2.5 Tbit data. To appeal to the memory to read or write, the researchers applied the technology of direct electron recording. Mask ROM integrated in the chip, provides inductive coupling for contactless exchange.

To verify the technology was created with the use of a prototype 180-MK CMOS sizes 5 x 5 mm. Reader located at a distance of 0.2 mm, and for the exchange of data there were 4 channels. Received when it reached a speed of 150 Mbit / s, and spent energy - 56 megawatts.

The researchers hope that their development will help preserve and protect the most important and valuable data in digital form. In the future, perhaps, the use of technology will find not only in business but also in consumer storage devices.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Series Buffalo RUF2-PS added to 16-GB miniature flash drive

Buffalo company added a series of flash drives RUF2-PS new compact model, but even more capacious device. In addition to existing in a series of 2, 4 and 8-GB «flash-fungal», and a 16-GB version - RUF2-PS16G, at the end of RD, BK, and WH mean, respectively, red, black and white visible when the to the PC part.

5-mm device for storing and transferring data connected to the free port bus USB. Drive comes with software Secure Lock Mobile, which encrypts data on the algorithm AES, which according to the manufacturer, provides reliable data protection even if the drive is lost - the information will not be.

Available 16-GB version of Buffalo RUF2-PS appears at the end of this month. Price not reported.


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

HP tried to cross web and printer

The company introduced the HP printer HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web, which is itself a manufacturer calls «the world's first home printer connected to the web». Allegedly, combining technology and a global web of a touch screen, the company was able to provide users with quick and easy access to popular digital materials.

The device is intended for home users. In addition to the applications already installed in your printer, you can download new ones, as they would appear on the site of HP Apps Studio.

Printer HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web has a touch screen the size of 4.33 inches. Using the printer can be viewed, select, download and print out a specially prepared materials. Such materials will provide partners HP - USA TODAY, Google, Fandango,, DreamWorks Animation, Nickelodeon, Web Sudoku and Weather News Inc. For example, you can print news releases, maps, coupons, coloring, tickets to movies, recipes, personal calendars, etc. In addition, a load of photos on the site Snapfish, view and print favorite photos.

In addition to printing, the device can send and receive faxes, make copies and scan the print samples. The function of direct printing from a PC equipped with an adapter Wi-Fi, devices with an interface Bluetooth, cell phone Apple iPhone player and Apple iPod.

In the U.S. sale price HP Photosmart Premium with TouchSmart Web should start in autumn at a cost of $ 399.


USB U-Tube i-Speaker - mini stereo speaker

The range of online shop Brando added amusing speaker system USB U-Tube i-Speaker (USPKR003500). His U-shaped form, it resembles a closed pipe, bent in a horseshoe.

«Pipe» can be connected to a portable player, laptop, PDA, PSP, cell phones and any other source, an analog audio signal, equipped with 3.5-mm jack.

In addition to the input jacks on the rear surface of the shell speaker system is integrated with power switch and volume control connector mini-USB. The latter is used to recharge the lithium-ion battery pack providing power amplifier built. On the front side of the case is LED.

Power of 36-millimeter speaker is 2 x 2 Watts. Device dimensions are 130 x 90 x 40 mm, weight - 105 g. The kit contains a combined cable. The price listed on the site, is $ 19.