Monday, December 10, 2012

ASUS U38N could be called ultrabooks

If not for APU AMD, ASUS U38N could be called ultrabooks

The range of ASUS has a new thin laptop, called U38N. If innovation was built on a platform of Intel, is it in good conscience could be called ultrabooks, as the thickness is small (5.5 mm at the thinnest point to 18.6 mm at its thickest), and the SSD is present in the list of specifications and the body is made of aluminum, but the creators have chosen to hybrid CPU AMD A8-4555M, the presence of which automatically excludes from the category U38N ultrabooks. But the laptop can be completely described by the word "slikbook."


Notable features ASUS U38N - somewhat. This and the aforementioned APU AMD A8-4555M, which combines quad CPU (1,6-2,4 GHz) GPU AMD Radeon HD 7600G, and pre-installed Windows 8 and the display IPS, characterized by a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 pixels. The laptop can be equipped with 4 or 8 GB of RAM, HDD 500 GB or 128 GB SSD.


The list of other characteristics of the new items - wireless modules Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0, web-camera, allowing the recording and transmission of video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, card reader, audio subsystem ASUS SonicMaster, a three port USB 3.0 and video outputs HDMI and Mini VGA. The standard six-cell lithium-polymer battery capacity of 48 W • h provides a laptop up to 5 hours of battery life.


Length and width of a mobile computer - 326 and 226 mm, respectively, weight - 1.55 kg. ASUS U38N already offered for purchase at a Swedish online stores for about $ 1190.

Sources: ASUS

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Mini PC Acer Aspire Revo RL80, equipped with a processor Intel Core i3

Mini PC Acer Aspire Revo RL80, equipped with a processor Intel Core i3 and ODD supporting Blu-ray, priced at 599 euros

Mini PC Acer Aspire Revo RL80, first shown at the IFA 2012, he entered into the European retail. How to inform the source of the most affordable option of a novelty - a dual-core Celeron 887 (1.5 GHz), 2 GB of RAM, HDD 500 GB, the OS on the Linux kernel, and no optical drive. This way the product costs just 279 euros.

Acer Aspire Revo RL80

Paying the € 100, customers receive a similar model, but with 4 GB of RAM and running Windows 8. A built-in optical drive that is compatible with discs Blu-ray, increases the cost of the device is 100 euros.

For an amount equal to 499 euros, a modification of the Aspire Revo RL80 a dual-core Intel Core i3-2377M (1,5 GHz), 4 GB of RAM and a hard disk of 500 GB. The surcharge of 50 euros you can get a built-in ODD that supports DVD, and for a fee of 100 euros - with support for Blu-ray. It turns out that the top-end modification Acer Aspire Revo RL80 costs 599 euros in Europe.

Acer Aspire Revo RL80

In the configuration of your computer, regardless of the modifications include communication modules Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, card reader, and a set of interface connectors is available in six-port USB (two of them - USB 3.0), two-cavity diameter of 3.5 mm to connect a microphone and headphone jacks, S / PDIF and two video outputs (DVI and HDMI). It is also noted that with the product supplied wireless mouse and keyboard.

Dimensions Acer Aspire Revo RL80, not equipped with an optical drive - 209.89 x 209.89 x 35.35 mm. Dimensions of version with ODD are expressed by the following formula - 209.89 x 209.89 x 54.1 mm.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Silicon Labs Si7005 integrates on-chip sensors for relative humidity and temperature

The company introduced the chip Silicon Laboratories Si7005, which combines the functions of sensors for relative humidity and air temperature.

Sensors Si7005 are available now in production quantities

For relative humidity is used polymer dielectric film with a high dielectric constant, formed on the crystal, and mixed signal processing circuit, manufactured by process technology CMOS. Si7005 sensor is well suited for application monitoring and control humidity and temperature, including the automotive air-conditioning, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, refrigerators, weather stations, food processing equipment, printers and medical devices.

Traditionally, to measure humidity, a combination of discrete resistive and capacitive sensors with a hybrid and multi-chip modules. The disadvantages of this approach are the large number of components, high cost, large footprint on the PCB, the difficulties associated with the assembly and the need for user calibration. Configuration Si7005 includes directly sensors, ADCs, signal processing circuit, non-volatile memory for calibration data and I2C interface on a monolithic chip CMOS. Therefore Si7005 is compact, highly reliable, easy to use. The scheme included Si7005 includes only two external capacitors. Sensors are calibrated during manufacturing. This eliminates device manufacturers from the cost and provides full interoperability copies. The manufacturer also notes the low power Si7005 - 2 uA, which makes the sensor well suited for battery-powered devices.

Sensors Si7005 are available now in production quantities. They are available in a QFN type size of 4 x 4 mm. Wholesale price - $ 3.64 per share. Inspection fees of different form factors range from $ 29 to $ 49. Developer Kit Si7005EVB-UDP-F960, which also includes a microcontroller C8051F960, worth $ 149. Drivers available for Linux and Android.

Source: Silicon Laboratories

Friday, December 7, 2012

AMD is going to release an eight core processor FX-8300 with 95W TDP

AMD is going to release an eight core processor FX-8300 with 95W TDP

The list submitted by October processors AMD FX (Vishera) had two eight-core models - FX-8350 and FX-8320. Soon they can add a third, sure source.

AMD FX Vishera

Model FX-8300 (FD8300WMW8KHK) is "lit up" in the list of processors, motherboard support of some manufacturers. This allows you to make of it a fairly complete picture.

Nominal frequency is 3.20 GHz processor. With TurboCore it can rise up to 3.60 GHz. This is lower than the values ​​of 3.5 and 4.0 GHz, which is characterized by the closest of the above models FX-8320, but the difference is offset by the lower value of TDP. If the FX-8320 has a 125W TDP, the FX-8300 will be 95 watts. Crystal FX-8300 is in the same stepping C0, and the crystals that the other two eight-models, so that no other differences should not wait.

New fees will be calculated on the CPU socket AM3 +. As for its price, it can be assumed that the lower the TDP will ask for AMD FX-8300 about the same as now is FX-8320, which is about $ 170.

Source: techPowerUp

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Acer has announced a budget candybar computer Veriton Z2650G

U.S. subsidiary of Acer announced the launch of a new computer-piece arrangement. The technology, dubbed the Veriton Z2650G, already available in the U.S. for $ 630 (as modified UG645X).

Acer Veriton Z2650G

For the money you receive the unit, staffed by the dual-core Pentium G645 (2,9 GHz), 4 GB of RAM DRR3 (maximum RAM - 8 GB), HDD 500 GB, and optical drive. Display candy bar - traditional, not touch. It is characterized by 20-inch, 1600 x 900 pixels and a pixel response time of 5 ms.

The configuration includes Veriton Z2650G web-camera with 1 megapixel, communications, Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, stereo speakers, a card reader. Among the interface connectors products - six ports USB, including and two USB 3.0.

Update: At the request of the Russian representation of Acer clarifies that in Russia, the model is not available and will not be delivered. What's more, Acer Veriton - commercial line that is not intended for retail sales.

Source: Acer

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

NVIDIA integrates a 64-bit ARM processor cores in Tesla accelerators

NVIDIA is planning to integrate a 64-bit ARM processor cores to their boosters Tesla. Chief Technologist Steve Scott (Steve Scott), dealing with a product Tesla, said in an interview that the Tegra products will learn to support calculations using the GPU in the near future, and in the line of Tesla NVIDIA plans to merge CPU and GPU in the next ten years. Although the period of ten years for this segment of the market is incredibly large, and, most of all, these products will be much sooner.

Recall that NVIDIA have long been working on my own Denver, in which the company aims to build a high-performance CPU core based on ARM64, for use in future products company focused on servers, tablets and smartphones.

Source: InfoWorld

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Doxie One - miniature scanner for mobile users

First of all, users of mobile devices is addressed novelty which sales company announced Doxie. Shown in the illustration Doxie One device is a scanner. Its dimensions are 26,7 x 4,3 x 5,6 cm, weight - 386
Price Doxie One - $ 149

Scanner resolution - 300 dpi. Scanning the pages maximum size (A4 or Letter) unit takes eight seconds. The scanned data is saved to the memory card in the format of JPEG, PNG, or PDF (with the ability to search text - text recognition software performs complete Abbyy). Includes an SD memory card of 2 GB. To transfer the scanned data to the iPad, you will need a separately purchased adapter for $ 29.

Doxie One scanner can also be connected to a computer with Mac OS X 10.6 or later (function iMessage & AirDrop only works with OS X 10.8 or later), or a PC with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, using the interface USB. Cable is attached. The device is powered by the included AC adapter or by four elements AAA. Sales Doxie One worldwide manufacturer promises to begin at the end of November for $ 149.

Source: Doxie

Monday, December 3, 2012

23-inch Philips Brilliance 231P4QRYES watches bearing member and tells when to take a break

The assortment of MMD Monitors & Displays, Monitors produces branded Philips, a new device - Brilliance 231P4QRYES. The apparatus, as released in March model Brilliance 241P4LRY, supports ErgoSensor, which monitors posture PC users and even gives advice to stop working when you need to rest your eyes. Immediately it should be noted that the two models have in common not only ErgoSensor, and external performance.

Philips Brilliance 231P4QRYES

Philips Brilliance 231P4QRYES equipped with LED backlight and built on IPS panels of 23 inches diagonal 1920 x 1080 pixels. Matrix is ​​characterized by a brightness of 250 cd / m², contrast ratio 1000:1, response time of 7 ms (during Grey-to-Grey) and viewing angles of 178 degrees both vertically and horizontally.
Philips Brilliance 231P4QRYES

The monitor is equipped with a convertible stand that allows to regulate not only the tilt and turn the panel, and switch it to portrait mode, the two speakers of the total power of 3 W and a USB 2.0 hub on four ports. To connect the source image has a port D-Sub, DVI and DisplayPort.

Dimensions Philips Brilliance 231P4QRYES - 547 x 220 x 515 mm, weight - 5.23 kg. The recommended price of the monitor in Europe amount to 249 euro.

Sources: Philips, techPowerUp

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Cambrios and LG Electronics launched the world's first 23-inch touch panel with material ClearOhm

The company Cambrios Technologies, specializing in the use of nanotechnology in the production of flexible and transparent conductors, and the company is represented by LG Electronics division CEM (Chemical & Electronic Material) have announced the world's first 23-inch touch panel, which uses material ClearOhm. These panels are manufactured by LG, are used in the one-piece PC LG V325, certified compatibility with Windows 8, and touch monitors LG, sales of which started in October.

The display 10 is used LG Touch panel type IPS

LG uses material Cambrios ClearOhm production in liquid form for the formation of the film, which is part of a capacitive type sensor. According to the developer, this material is well suited for large panels, such as those used in the one-piece PC, as well as tablets, laptops and ultrabooks. Through the use of the film instead of the traditional glass ClearOhm, LG managed to make the touchpad lighter, thinner, stronger and cheaper. The advantages ClearOhm material also includes high transparency. In LG confident that the partnership with Cambrios will strengthen the company's position as a supplier of touch panels are large.

Source: Cambrios