Friday, October 23, 2009

Epson is expanding its range of compact photo printers PictureMate Charm model

Although the resolution of modern cameras enough to print large-format photographs, many users prefer size photographs 10x15 cm, for those who want to be able to get these prints, without resorting to laboratory services, the company offered a compact photo printer Epson PictureMate Charm.

New inherited the best features of previous models of line PictureMate, which the manufacturer considers high speed and print quality, the availability of image correction, low-cost prints and their durability. According to Epson, photographs, printed on the PictureMate Charm, in the case of storage under the glass can keep the color up to 96 years, in the case of storage in the album - more than 200 years.
The device is equipped with a screen size of 2.5 inches, with which you can select images for printing, crop them, correct red-eye effect, color effects to choose Print. With the support of memory card formats CompactFlash Type I / II, Secure Digital, SDHC, MMC, xD-Picture Card Type M / H, Microdrive and Memory Stick, a device can print photos without a PC connection. An optional Bluetooth adapter enables wireless connection to a cellular phone or PDA and print, in memory of mobile devices.

Resolution of the printing unit is equal to 5760x1440 dpi. On receipt of one color print device spends 37 seconds. Consumables are supplied in sets of Epson PictureMate Print Packs, including ink and 150 sheets of glossy paper or 100 sheets of matte paper. For use outside the home or office printer can be supplemented with the battery pack.

Printer PictureMate Charm rated manufacturer in $ 150. Home sales is scheduled for October 20.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Equip GIGABYTE motherboard GA-P55A-UD4 interfaces USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbit/s

On the official forum GIGABYTE has information on what the company plans to equip all motherboards based on chipset Intel P55 Express interfaces, USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbit / sec. The first product to receive such improvements will be the new version of the motherboard GA-P55-UD4. Manufacturer specifies that the new board will not replace existing models, and will be sold along with them a little higher price. In order to distinguish between them in marking the updated version is added to the index AG

Motherboard GA-P55A-UD4 designed to work with processors Intel Core i5 and the Core i7 in the performance of LGA 1156. It is equipped with four slots for DDR3 memory slots and two PCI-E x16 with support for SLI configurations, and CrossFireX. Phase Power original model "8 +2 phase" changed to "12 +2 phase".

Support for the two ports of SATA, running at speeds up to 6 Gbit / s, provides the controller Marvell. In contrast to the motherboard ASUS, where the controller is presented in the form of optional expansion boards, the boards GIGABYTE controller integrated.

Two USB 3.0 ports on the rear panel can be identified by insertions blue. Support for USB 3.0 controller provides the NEC. Due to the fact that the standard USB 3.0 is characterized by a high amperage, external drives can be supplied directly from the port USB.

Addition, the new model is equipped with six ports SATA-II ports and two eSATA, eight-channel audio codec, FireWire connector and adapter Gigabit Ethernet.

Technology DualBIOS ensure the smooth functioning of the system due to backup and restore BIOS from backup.

According to the manufacturer, the new motherboards will be available before the end of this year.


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

ASUS gives users a three-dimensional reality in a gift to the gaming notebook G51J

ASUS has announced the release of limited batches of new notebook model G51J-SZ028V. Novelty belongs to the family of ROG (Republic of Gamers) and is intended to provide a sense of the present three-dimensional atmosphere in the games. The package includes pair of wireless 3D-glasses, which can be recharged from the port USB. Display with LED-backlit 15.6 inch diagonal characterized by a 120 Hz refresh rate.

The basis of the notebook is the chipset PM55 Express and processor Intel Core i7 720QM (1,6 GHz). The configuration includes 4 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz memory, hard drive capacity 640 GB (optional two 500 GB) and optical drive Blu-ray. Graphic subsystem represented accelerator NVIDIA GeForce GT260M with 1 GB of memory.

It is worth noting the existence of web-resolution 2-megapixel camera, memory card reader 8-in-1", adapters, Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, backlit keyboard and stereo speakers Altec Lansing. Laptop equipped with a slot for expansion cards, ExpressCard, VGA out and HDMI, four-port USB, as well as connector eSATA. 6 cell battery provides long battery life.

Dimensions model is 395 x 277 x 44 mm, and weight is 3,5 kg. Laptop is running 64-bit operating system Windows 7 Home Premium. In the design of new products predominate characteristic series ROG blue and black colors.

The emergence of a new model in Europe is scheduled for late November.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Officially presented 3D-card NVIDIA GeForce G210 and GT220

From now on graphics cards GeForce G210 and GT 220, which for months were only available to OEM partners NVIDIA, officially go on sale for the mass consumer segment. New items are made from 40-nanometer technology and supports DirectX 10.1.

The truly budget graphics card GeForce G210 is based on the GPU GT218. She has 16 shader processors and 64-bit memory bus. The frequency of the GPU and shader unit equal to 589 and 1404 MHz respectively. 512 MB of memory operate at a frequency of 1580 MHz (DDR3) or 800 MHz (DDR2).

More productive model GeForce GT 220 based on the GT216 chip and is characterized by 48 shader processors and 128-bit memory bus. Video can be equipped with 512 MB or 1 GB of memory clocked at 1580 MHz (DDR3) or 1000 MHz (DDR2). The frequency of the GPU and shader unit is 625 and 1360 MHz respectively.

The first manufacturer that provided their products on the day of the official release, the company became the Inno3D. New items are made in the reference performance and cooled single-slot coolers. To connect monitors, both models are equipped with outputs D-Sub, DVI and HDMI 1.3a.

It is expected that the price of accelerators GeForce G210 and GT 220 is less than 50 and 80 euros respectively.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hynix has reduced the power consumption of DDR3 memory chips by 30%

On the early release of DDR3 memory chip density 1 Gbit second generation of the company said Hynix Semiconductor. The new memory is made of 54-nanometer technology.

The new devices are designed for standard supply voltage of 1.5 V. However, their energy consumption by 30% less than the first generation chips. It is important that the reduction of energy consumption without affecting performance indicators: according to the company, new products are among the fastest memory chip density 1-gigabit components is the basis of supply. According to analyst firm iSuppli, in the density of 1 Gbit chips accounted for 87% of the total supply of memory DDR3. Only in 2011 they gave primacy to the higher density chips.

The mass production of the new memory began this month. Available two ways products: a four-digit (H5TQ1G43TFR) and eight-bit (H5TQ1G83TFR) logical organization.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Seagate BlackArmor NAS 110 - a compact model of network attached storage

Seagate has expanded line of networked storage for use in the network a small office or home network. The new model BlackArmor NAS 110 is half the previously presented model as 210 NAS in size and volume. The thickness of the device is only 61 mm.

Connecting to a LAN implemented on technology Ethernet. With two USB ports you can expand storage capacity, for a general access to a printer or connect an uninterruptible power supply. By simply pressing a button on the front panel, you can copy data from your digital camera or flash drive.

Software SafetyDrill +, preinstalled on BlackArmor NAS 110 allows partial or full backup system in automatic mode. This makes it possible subsequently to restore the normal operation of the system with hardware failure, virus attack and other woes. An additional level of protection provides 256-bit encryption AES.

Support DLNA standard allows to organize the broadcasting or common access to various media content and documents to other DLNA-compatible devices. Storage management is carried out by remote access via an intuitive web-interface.

Novelty is already available for sale in modifications of the volume 1 and 2 TB. Recommended producer price is $ 230 and $ 350 respectively.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

HP TouchSmart 9100 - 23-inch monoblock PC business class

HP continues parade of devices with touch screens. HP TouchSmart 9100 - a 23-inch one-piece PC display which has a resolution of Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixels and is capable of recognizing multiple touches simultaneously.

However, unlike the HP TouchSmart 300 and 600, this model focuses on the application in the business segment. According to the manufacturer, it supports the latest multimedia features and can be used as a terminal to display information in real-time videoconferencing.

Computer Configuration provides a flexible choice of accessories. The basis of the system is a dual-core processor Intel Core 2 Duo processor and up to 8 GB of RAM. For storage, the user can select the hard disk up to 500 GB or solid-state drive capacity of 64 GB.

Graphic system represented an integrated accelerator GeForce G200 or discrete video card GeForce GT230. Optionally, the computer can be equipped with an optical drive Blu-ray Combo, as well as the wireless keyboard and mouse.

The computer is running 32 - or 64-bit version of Windows 7. It is expected that the sale of novelty will appear in December for a suggested manufacturer price of $ 1299.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Lenovo represents ultrathin laptop IdeaPad U150

At the CEATEC 2009 exhibition, being held this week in Japan, Lenovo introduced a new product line of ultra-thin notebooks IdeaPad. The new model called IdeaPad U150 is equipped with a screen diagonal of 11.6 inches. Novelty has a thickness of only 13.5 mm and weighs 1.35 kg.

Basis IdeaPad U150 is a processor with low power consumption Intel Pentium SU4100 with a frequency of 1.3 GHz. Basic system configuration also includes 2 GB of RAM and hard disk 250 GB. Graphic system represented an integrated graphics processor X4500.

In addition, a laptop equipped with a web-resolution 1.3 megapixel camera, HDMI output and touchpad that can detect multiple touches simultaneously. 6 cell battery provides seven o'clock battery life.

New running operating system, Windows Vista Home Basic. Price notebook in its basic configuration is less than $ 800.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sony introduced the bright and productive Notebooks VAIO CW

In addition to the easiest in the world notebook VAIO X, Sony has plans to expand its line of laptops a higher level, but the performance model VAIO CW. Novelty will be available in five bright and colorful variants of execution: Fiery Red, Poppy Pink, Icy White, Jet Black and Royal Indigo.

Under the glossy cover is a thin 14-inch widescreen display with LED backlight. It is characterized by a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and 16:9 aspect ratio. Keyboard design will provide a comfortable typing and touchpad that can detect multiple touches simultaneously, greatly simplify navigation.

The basis of the model is an Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 with a clock speed of 2.8 GHz. The configuration may include up to 8 GB of DDR2 memory and hard drive capacity up to 500 GB, and optical drive DVD-RW or Blu-ray. Graphic subsystem represented discrete accelerator NVIDIA GeForce GT 230M 512 MB or GT 210M 256 MB.

In addition, the notebook is equipped with three connectors USB 2.0, one connector i.Link (1394), adapters Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (optional), web-camera Motion Eye, a slot for expansion cards, ExpressCard/34, HDMI and VGA outputs .

Works new running Windows 7 Professional. Dimensions notebook can be described by the expression of 341 x 233 x 28-39 mm, and its mass is 2.4 kg. Standard battery will provide up to four hours of battery life.

The official website of the price model VAIO CW in the base configuration is $ 800.


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Microsoft has developed 5 unusual mouse manipulators

This month, Microsoft has released its thinnest keyboard, and also showed a tablet with Microsoft Courier two displays, but in this work with peripheral devices is far from complete.

Cap Mouse

Research division of Microsoft (Microsoft Research) is developing interesting products - mouse manipulators are seriously different from those already become familiar to us today devices.

Side Mouse

Feature of these products, which obtained a photo source, is the ability to recognize multiple touches on the user that will use the new features in the management of PCs using these mice.

Arty Mouse

Each of the five new prototypes uses its own method of detection. In addition, the forms of "rodents" are optimized so that and due to this increase comfort of the user.

Orb Mouse

The most "crazy" (probably unusual and original) source model considers Arty and Side Mouse. The first has two tabs, like the familiar mouse has two buttons and three optical sensor to track movement of the hand, thumb and index finger, the second - completely devoid of any buttons, but instead can recognize through proximity sensor several objects (fingers in this case ) in front of his body on the surface of the table.


In our view the remaining FTIR (Frustrated Total Internal Reflection, c camera inside), Orb Mouse (with the IR camera detects touches on the entire spherical surface) and Cap Mouse (respectively, having a matrix of electrodes - capacitive sensors, where the approximation of the object of any material to the active surface leads to changes in the capacity of the condenser, generator parameters and ultimately to the switching of switching element) not less than original.

For a preliminary assessment of the potential of each of the models you can view the video.


Monday, October 5, 2009

IDF 2009: Issue SoC Intel Atom CE4100 - processor for custom electronics

At a recent San Francisco IDF 2009 Intel introduced its new processors, including - Intel Atom CE4100, is a single "system on a chip» - SoC (System-on-Chip).

The processor, formerly known as Sodaville, - the first 45-nm solution, which focuses on the use of media devices (digital TV receivers, DVD-players, SetTopBox), - consumer electronics on the architecture of Intel CE.

Devices based on Intel CE, through collaboration with Adobe, Flash-playable content using Adobe Flash Player 10, including support for video playback format H.264. This definitely will help to increase the proportion of flash content and make digital TV more interactive.

In addition to working with video content from the Internet, media processors CE4100 make available to users of new types of entertainment such as Flash-games. Vikas Gupta (Vikas Gupta), CEO TransGaming announced the opening of the new service -, which is optimized for Intel CE and provides the user with the "play on demand" in Flash format on the TB-devices.

Sam CE4100 is a 1.2-GHz CPU with low energy consumption. It is backward compatible with the Intel Media Processor CE 3100, and supports Intel Precision View, - «engine" capable of providing work with high-definition video. SoC CE4100 supports video hardware acceleration in 1080p resolution and format MPEG4, so that the system was certified DivX Home Theater 3.0.

Intel CE4100 contains 512 KB L2 cache and supports the work with DDR2 and DDR3, it is integrated graphics core, controllers SATA-300 and USB 2.0.

Also read shortly material on the performances of Eric Cheng and Justin Ratner Release CE4100 with the comments of our own correspondent at IDF 2009.


Sunday, October 4, 2009

ASUS EeeBox EB1501 - Nettop with 1080p Output on Intel Atom 330

Just two Italian resource has reported that EeeBox EB1501 - nettop by ASUS. New dual-core processor built on Intel Atom 330 and has a built-in graphics NVIDIA GeForce 9400M.

Based on this CPU, the company is already a model EeeBox EB1012 and EeeBox EB1006. In the latter, however, as the graphics used Radeon HD 4530.

In EB1501 EeeBox as the operating system will make the new OS Microsoft - Windows 7 Home Basic, but not Windows Vista Home Premium.

Other characteristics:

* Memory: 2 SO-DIMM, DDR2-800 2 GB (up to 4 GB)
* Hard Drives: SATA 2,5 "250 GB
* Optical Drive: Slim Slot-in Super Multi DVD-RW
* Chipset: NVIDIA ION
* Network: 10/100/1000 Mbit / s + module 802.11b/g/n
* Front Panel: Slot-in Super Multi DVD-RW, card reader, 2 x USB, headphone jack, microphone
* Other: 4 x USB 2.0, VGA out and HDMI, input eSATA, audio ports (including the output S / PDIF)
* Power supply: 19 V, 3,42 A, 65-watt PSU
* Dimensions: 1,5 L (193 x 193 x 39 mm)
* Weight: 1,2 kg
* Colors: white, black

Accessibility EeeBox EB1501 in sales is expected in October, according to unofficial estimates the cost will be about 400 euros.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

For Processors Gulftown Intel changed the layout of regular cooling system

The exhibition, held in the IDF in 2009 could see the cooling system, developed by specialists for the six-core Intel processor Gulftown.

As can be seen on the first picture with schematic depiction of the cooler, which made our correspondent at IDF 2009, the novelty has significant structural differences from the stock cooler other processors Intel. Retrieved published pictures of the products that complement this impression.

Radiators installed on all modern processors, Intel, have a vertical orientation of the plates and top position of the fan. In this case, the layout changed: fins are arranged horizontally, and the fan is located on one of the sides of the structure. The ribs are attached to the four heat pipes. Horizontal airflow to improve heat dissipation.

The fan is protected by a decorative grate.

Changed and fastening. Instead of latching (push-pin), is proposed to use a more reliable fitting.