Monday, September 28, 2009

MSI introduces notebooks GT 640 and GT 740 based on processors Core i7

After the novelty company Toshiba, another leading manufacturer of computers and accessories MSI is preparing to introduce two new models of laptops on the platform of Intel Calpella. New items belong to the game series and based on the Core i7 processor and chipset PM55. It is a model GT640 and GT740, which are equipped with a display diagonal of 15.4 and 17 inches respectively.

Notebooks characterized processors Core i7-720QM with a frequency of 1.6 GHz, has 4 GB of RAM and hard drive capacity of 500 GB. Each model is equipped with graphics accelerator GeForce GTS 250M, Gigabit Ethernet adapters and Wi-Fi, web-camera and HDMI.

Novelties GT640 and GT740 will be available on sale in late October with pre-version of the operating system Windows 7 Home Basic. Recommended price of manufacturer is 1400 and 1500 euros, respectively.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

iTrip FM - a new FM-transmitter for iPhone

Company Griffin Technology has introduced a new model of FM-iTrip FM Transmitter for iPhone and phones players iPod touch.

Accessory, equipped with illuminated LCD display, allows through FM-band broadcast music playing gadget for listening to an external stereo system. Thanks to the support of RDS iTrip transmits the broadcast not only audio, but also textual information about the composition (eg, its name) to display on the display, stereo. SmartScan allows the system to automatically find the most suitable frequency range for FM-broadcast audio.

Novelty is available now for $ 49.99.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Photos of 6-nuclear Intel Core i9

First look at the processors Intel Core i9 we did just over a month ago, when a computer enthusiast could get engineering samples of Core i9 (Gulftown) and gave some information about him and the first photo.

Now the resource PCGH published more descriptive photos of these interesting Enthusiast 6-core processors, known under the codename Gulftown.


* 32-nm process (HKMG)
* 6 cores, 12 threads
* Socket 1366
* 6 × 256 KB L2-cache, 12 MB L3
* Support for Intel X58 chipset
* Supports Hyper-Thread and Turbo Boost
* Built-in 3-channel memory controller, DDR3-1066
* QPI bus
* 130-watt TDP

Gulftown will relate to a series of processors Core i9, but according to some sources, says the source, it will be attributed to a series of Core i7.

Also, several expected date of release of these processors, we previously reported that the expected output Gulftown is already in 1 square. 2010, but now shows that the output of the CPU is scheduled for the first half of next year.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Semiconductor laser to record a multi-layer Blu-ray Disc

Blue-violet semiconductor laser (wavelength - 405 nm), in the pulse mode having optical power 500 mW, established specialists Sharp. Novelty is designed for optical drives with recording function drives Blu-ray Disc (BD).

Above capacity is sufficient to record information at a speed of 8x for three-layer and four-layer media. In June, Japanese manufacturers started producing such laser power 320 mW.

To increase the power, we apply a new method of processing the verge of the resonator, which is usually in a semiconductor laser is protected by a dielectric film. Amorphous film dielectric absorbs light, causing loss of power and eventually - to the degradation of the laser. The new laser, until the formation of the dielectric film developers have formed another layer of crystal aluminum oxynitride (AION). It was grown by epitaxial growth so that the axis of the crystal growth of aluminum oxynitride and the main crystal coincide.

Serial production of the new product is not planned yet, because the specification of three-layer and four-layer Blu-ray media has not yet been adopted. However, according to the company, she is ready for mass production.


Monday, September 14, 2009

HP is preparing to release netbook Mini 311C platform ION LE

First for Hewlett Packard's implementation of the Platform for NVIDIA ION LE will Netbook HP Mini 311C (also known as Compaq Mini 311). The new model is equipped with a screen diagonal of 11.6 inches and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Size new items are 289 x 204 x 30.6 mm and it weighs 1.46 kg.

Netbook is based on Intel Atom N270 processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz, has 1 GB of RAM, equipped with an integrated graphics card with DirectX 9 support and the hard disk 160 GB. Dimensions keyboard represent 92% of the full-size version. You should also note the presence of adapters, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, memory card reader 5-in-1" and output HDMI. 6 cell battery will provide long battery life.

HP Mini 311C is running Windows XP SP3. It is expected that the cost of the product is less than 350 euros. Release date not yet announced.


Monday, September 7, 2009

Evercool offers a compact and lightweight notebook cooler

Taiwan specialist in the field of cooling systems this week delighted his next creation. Model FIT NB-FT1 company Evercool Thermal called the most lightweight and compact in the world cooler, designed to divert excess heat from the laptop case.

With the approval of the manufacturer's hard not to agree: size cooler describes the expression of 55 x 85,3 x 25 mm and its weight is just 60,5 g.

The compact unit, which is docked to a mobile computer is a fan. His impeller rotates at a speed of 3500 rpm, pulls hot air from the notebook, improving the cooling of the components located inside. Meals fan comes on the bus USB.

According to the company, FIT can be used with a wide range of mobile computers with screens measuring 9-18 inches. Mobile support and additional plastic overlay can combine a cooler with laptops that have different size and shape of the shell.

Data on the price and sale period until the manufacturer does not.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

IFA 2009: Samsung introduced a trio of notebooks on the platform Intel CULV

A year since the laptop X360, at IFA 2009 in Berlin, the company Samsung has officially announced the continuation of the line laptop platform Intel CULV. The new models are called x 120, H420 and H520. They have a screen diagonal 11.6 ", 14" and 15.6 "and weighs 1.36 kg, 1.76 kg and 2 kg, respectively. The screen resolution for all three models is 1366 x 768 pixels.

Basis notebooks are Intel Core 2 Duo and Intel Pentium Dual-Core low power consumption. Configuration includes up to 4 GB of RAM, hard drive capacity up to 500 GB and an integrated graphics processor GMA 4500MHD. You can also note the presence of Wi-Fi adapter and Bluetooth (optional), web-camera, three connectors USB, card reader, 3-in-1, LAN network port and video output VGA and HDMI.

A significant advantage of laptops is a long enough battery life, which is up to nine hours of 6 cell battery.

Notebook shipments will begin later this month, the approximate price ranges from $ 680 to $ 960 depending on model and configuration.


Friday, September 4, 2009

Apple updated the firmware of computers and Mac mini SuperDrive drive

Apple released a software upgrade is Mac mini computers and optical disk drive SuperDrive, used in Mac mini and iMac.

According to the company, updates Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2 improves compatibility with new sets of computer memory modules Apple. You can download it from this page. File size - 2,4 MB. After downloading and installing the application-updater, you must run it (/ Applications / Utilities / Mac mini EFI Firmware and follow the on-screen instructions.

Update SuperDrive Firmware Update 3.0 fixes Noise drives SuperDrive during power system and its withdrawal from the state of sleep. Update compatible with the iMac EFI Firmware Update 1.4 and the Mac mini EFI Firmware Update 1.2. After the download (18,3 MB) and installation, you must start the application / Applications / Utilities / SuperDrive and follow the instructions.

One reason for the appearance of an update, perhaps, is a technology out of the state of sleep on demand (Wake on Demand), debuts in Snow Leopard. With its use of computer in sleep mode, periodically from it goes to register with Bonjour Sleep Proxy, with the sound coming from your drive, could well lead to dissatisfaction of users.


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Adapter for two SIM-cards for iPhone

Online Shop USBfever began selling an unusual accessory for the iPhone - external battery, equipped with an adapter to use the phone with two SIM-cards.

The new accessory also serves as a protective carrying case, while synchronization and charging of internal and external batteries can be carried out through the integrated USB-cable without removing the phone out. Capacity Battery - 1900 mA.h, which, according to USBfever, increases the duration of the phone in standby for several days.

Using two SIM-cards - a practice popular with thrifty users, as well as those who use the phone overseas roaming.

An accessory is compatible with the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS. Cost - $ 59.95.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Acer launches Aspire notebooks supporting WiMAX

While BenQ and Nokia offering in their laptops and no-advanced and modern means of communication, providing support for 3.75G and 3G, Acer has announced two series of notebook technology to support WiMAX, this laptop Aspire One and Aspire Timeline.

Aspire One AO531h-Bk86X is a device with a screen diagonal of 10.1 "(resolution WSVGA (1024x600 pixels)), which is built on Intel 945 Express and is equipped with a processor Intel Atom N280. In its equipment also includes 1 GB of DDR2-533, 160 -GB HDD, card reader 5-in-1, a webcam, a module with support for Bluetooth 2.1 and the actual wireless technology Intel WiMAX / Wi-Fi, as well as three ports to a USB.

Time claimed battery life neutbuka AO531h-Bk86X with 6-cell battery is 7.5 hours. Set weight 1,15 kg, and its size - 255 x 183 x 26.9 mm. Sales netbook appears at the price of ~ € 405.

Model Aspire Timeline - a laptop that can be equipped with a Core 2 Duo SU9400 or Celeron Dual Core SU2300, with 1 GB of memory (expandable to 4 GB), 160 GB HDD and a screen diagonal of 13,3 "(WXGAG - 1366x768 pixels). This notebook is also equipped with a module with support for WiMAX / Wi-Fi. The rest of the equipment and features: HDMI and D-Sub VGA, 3 x USB2.0, support for Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, built-in card reader 5-in-1, webcam, 6 -cell battery with a stated time, work on a single charge up to 8 (!) hours.

The notebook has dimensions of 322 x 228 x 28,9 mm and weight 1.6 kg. Its value could be € 535 or € 735 depending on configuration.


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

DDR3 memory company Super Talent noticeably «Slimmed» and become more friendly to nature

Super Talent Technology announced the development of a new series of «green» memory type DDR3. The peculiarity of the series is the fact that their production requires 38% less material for the manufacture of printed circuit board and by 47% - packing materials.

Friendly to the nature of the memory modules meet the requirements of JEDEC standards and implemented in the format VLP (very low profile). They are much smaller than FR4 (fiberglass, epoxy resins) - material for the manufacture of substrates, and a third less copper.

Manufacturer says that the modules have been thoroughly tested and a lifetime warranty Super Talent.