Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z - PC all-in-one "quick-loading"

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Company Lenovo introduced a new computer all-in-one »Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z. The computer is targeted at small and medium enterprises. User's choice in the ThinkCentre A70z can be installed either processor Intel Celeron, or Intel Core 2 Duo. The device has 19-inch display with 16:10 aspect ratio, the hard drive up to 500 GB, also has a DVD-drive and built-in webcam. Optional module may be present wireless Wi-Fi. Plus there are six USB ports and two speakers.

The company claims that the ThinkCentre A70z can boot in 35 seconds and shut down 40 per cent faster than other similar systems. The device is equipped with a mount, allowing for display on the wall, as well as built-in handle to carry the computer located on the rear panel.

In addition, the company offers clients the opportunity to download a free trial version of Lenovo Online Backup, which is a safe solution offsite storage of important data and files. Lenovo Online Backup allows you to automatically back up their files, and then restore them at any time, from anywhere in the world via the Internet. Free Trial includes 5 GB for 90 days. Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z will be available in late November at a price of $ 499.

Mobile chip Core i7 640UM appear in the first quarter of 2010 for $ 305

We have already mentioned in the news that Intel is preparing to provide mobile dual-core ULV processors Arrandale, created by the norms of 32-nm process technology and are equipped with integrated graphics. For example, the chip Core i7 640UM appear in the first quarter of 2010. It is designed for ultra-thin notebooks, and its standard frequency is 1.2 GHz. However, this CPU has a function of Turbo Boost, which allows to break up one of its nuclei to higher frequencies. With the inclusion of this feature clock speed Core i7 640UM can grow up to 2,26 GHz.

However, even when overclocked with a TDP of the chip Core i7 640UM still remains below the mark at 18 watts. It should be borne in mind that the 32 nm processor is a whole package of chips, including integrated graphics core (IGP), an integrated memory controller (IMC) and the northbridge chip (IOH). The only downside of the chip Core i7 640UM is to support the technology Simultaneous Multithreading (formerly known as Hyper-Threading), because it is in this case does not give so much in terms of performance, but the energy consumed fairly.

CPU Core i7 640UM has 4 MB cache memory, uses the system bus 1066 MHz, and its chipset H55 supports switchable graphics. Thus, in notebooks based on this processor can appear and discrete graphics cards and notebooks themselves will very likely for a long time to work autonomously. Mobile chip Core i7 640UM should be released in the first quarter of 2010 and will cost 305 dollars.

New zinc-air batteries will replace the lithium-ion

The Swiss company ReVolt plans next year to start producing a new type of zinc-air batteries, which have a much greater capacity than conventional lithium-ion batteries. It is reported that initially the new batteries will be produced for hearing aids, and then to cell phones. Over time, will provide a much more dimensional and high-capacity battery, which will find use in electric vehicles.

New zinc-air batteries have been developed by Norwegian scientists. They are used as the primary reagent atmospheric oxygen that interacts with the anode of zinc and, thus, release or store energy charge. In water-based electrolyte is added special catalysts to accelerate the process. These batteries can theoretically build up to four times higher energy charge than conventional lithium-ion batteries, in addition, at equal capacity are their compact counterparts. It is also important to note that the zinc-air batteries do not contain volatile substances, and therefore they are not combustible.

Prototypes of the new zinc-air batteries can withstand over a hundred charge-discharge cycles, and this number should be at least doubled. Company ReVolt aims to ensure that its batteries were kept from 300 to 500 charge-discharge cycles, which will use them, for example, cellular phones, laptops and Electric.

Apacer Handy Steno AH127: a miniature drive stores files

Apacer Technology Company introduced a new miniature USB Flash Drive Handy Steno AH127. You can put AH127 in your wallet or wear a gadget as an accessory to a chain attached to it. Sizes drive up 34,5 x12, 5x2, 45 mm, and weight - 2 grams.

AH127 - a device for storing data produced by technology Chip-on-Board (COB). This technology connects the chip and flash memory card into a single unit and protects the device from moisture, dust and mechanical damage. Sales will AH127 flash drives with capacities from 2 to 16 GB. The device is equipped with ACE software that can back up files, increasing the capacity of data stored at 500%.

MSI introduced the ultra Wind12 U230

Recently, almost all submitted ultrathin laptops built on the basis of processor Intel Atom. But, appearing on the official website of the company MSI Wind12 U230 to those not applicable. It is based on 1.6 GHz processor AMD Neo X2 MV40. In addition, he has a 12.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, graphics card AMD Radeon HD3200, up to 4 GB of RAM and a choice between 160, 250 and 320 GB hard drives.

This model is a direct continuation of the previously released MSI Wind U210, which has become relatively greater opportunities graphics adapter and the OS was not Windows XP, and Windows 7 Home Premium. Communication options include HDMI, VGA, three USB 2.0, ethernet cables, and audio input / output, as well as multi-format card reader. Wireless brought Wi-Fi adapter and optional module Bluetooth. Battery offers several to choose from - from three to six elements, which provide up to 4 hours.

The cost has not been revealed, but it is rumored to be about $ 400

Samsung Omnia II will be the Official phone of the Winter Olympics 2010

At the official announcement that the Canadian communicator Samsung Omnia II will be sold on an exclusive basis operator Bell, the company announced that it etott apparatus will become the official mobile device of the Winter Olympics of 2010, which will take place 12-28 February in Vancouver. Normal variant Omnia II goes on sale at the Bell tomorrow, when it launched its HSPA network. During the same Olympics, users have acquired the model operator will be able to download a package called WOW (Wireless Olympic Works) and be able to monitor the entire program of speeches on the phone for free.

Communicator Samsung i8000 Omnia II will be sold around the world (it is now available in the markets of China and Australia), and in Russia will come as WiTu AMOLED. This model has a widescreen 3.7-inch AMOLED display with VGA resolution, three-dimensional interface TouchWiz 2.0. Among the multimedia features Omnia II, noting the presence of video recording and playback as DVD (480p), as well as interactive 3D gaming. The cost of the device in Europe at about 550 euros.

The official announcement of Acer Aspire AS8940G-6865

The company officially introduced the Acer laptop model with a quad processor. The device, called the Acer Aspire AS8940G-6865 is built on the basis of processor Intel Core i7 Quad 720QM. The model is running Windows 7 and has shiroikimi multimedia capabilities. It is equipped with 18.4-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and LED backlight. As the graphics adapter has been selected NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M. Recommended price model was $ 1350, but it will be on sale before the holidays.

Full list of characteristics of Acer Aspire AS8940G-6865:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM (1.60 GHz, 6 MB L3 cache, 1333 MHz FSB)
  • Display: 18.4-inch with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels
  • RAM: 4 GB DDR3
  • Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250M 1 GB DDR3 VRAM
  • Hard drive: 500 GB
  • Drive: 4X Blu-ray Disc / DVD SuperMulti
  • Card reader
  • WiFi 802.11a / / b / g
  • Webcam
  • Interfaces: 5 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, 1 eSATA
  • Battery: 8-cell Li-Ion (4800 mAh)
  • Sound: Acer CineSurround Sound (5 built-in speakers)
  • Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Portable speaker system for mobile phone: Verbatim Bluetooth Audio Cube

The company announced a new Verbatim portable speaker system Bluetooth Audio Cube to play audio from any device, including laptops and mobile phones equipped with Bluetooth, and can operate as a remote control. The emergence of Bluetooth Audio Cube in Russia scheduled for November 2009. Its recommended price - 2300 rubles.

Despite the fact that Verbatim Bluetooth Audio Cube is small in size and weight, he plays music with the power, as the producer assured enough to sound even a large room. The length of the face of this cube is only 70 mm and allows you to take it with you in the pocket to relax on the beach, summer evening in the garden or out in nature.

The device works through a wireless Bluetooth connection from up to 8 meters, and once the link with a Bluetooth-device is installed, the button on the Audio Cube can use it as a remote control. Provides traditional audio and 3.5 mm, providing an opportunity to connect to any playback device, not equipped with Bluetooth (included is a stereo cable).

Other characteristics of Verbatim Bluetooth Audio Cube:

  • Maximum power: 3 W
  • Frequency Response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Power: 4 AA batteries.

ELSA offers GeForce 210 graphics card with PCIe x1 bus

For users who do not have in their systems free slot PCI-Express x16, ELSA company introduced low-profile version of the adapter, GeForce 210, which uses an interface to connect PCIe x1. A new video called Gladiac 210 LP x1 and, as evident in the picture, is equipped with an active cooling system with a single small fan.

In addition, low-profile card Gladiac 210 LP x1 has 16 stream processors and 512 MB of DDR2 memory with 64-bit interface. Accelerator supports DirectX 10.1, and its clock speeds are 589, 1360 and 1000 MHz for the GPU, shader, and memory, respectively. The system of video outputs include HDMI and DisplayPort. Graphics card Gladiac 210 LP x1 already appeared on sale in Japan, where it costs about $ 138.

Andy Rubin: Google will not produce "guglofon"

In late October, we wrote that the so-called "guglofon", ie the mobile device under brendrm Google, still appear. Told resource The Street with reference to Ashok Kumar (Ashok Kumar), analyst Northeast Securities. According to him, this "guglofon" can come to the end of this year. Previously, the network already rumors of such a device, but then it turned out that he was talking about the mobile operating system Android.

However, apparently, "guglofonu" still not destined to enter the market. At least Andy Rubin (Andy Rubin), which is headed in the direction of Google Android, has denied rumors running The Street. He said: "We are not creating the hardware, and give opportunity to others to do so." By the way, now made available for sale or announced 13 Android smartphone: HTC Dream, Magic, Hero and Tattoo, Samsung Galaxy, Spica, Moment and Behold II, Motorola CLIQ / DEXT and DROID / MILESTONE, LG GW620, Acer Liquid A1 and Huawei T-Mobile Pulse. And in the coming year will see some more models, for example, Sony Ericsson Rachael.

NVIDIA is developing a new generation of switchable graphics

Leaders NVIDIA some time ago already confirmed that the company is working on switchable graphics next generation. NVIDIA first attempt to create a similar solution (Hybrid-SLI) was considered not too successful, but in the next generation for sure there will be new, better opportunities. Thus, the new NVIDIA switchable graphics may appear in many laptops.

The leading notebook manufacturers like ASUS, Acer, Dell and many others have turned to Intel's insistent request to use 40 nm video chip NVIDIA in samples of design. Expected emergence of a large number of decisions based on the new mobile platform Calpella and graphics NVIDIA.

Moreover, future mobile processors Intel Arrandale, made by rules of 32 nm process technology and are equipped with integrated video core, may become very popular among notebook manufacturers because of its low TDP. Thus, switchable graphics NVIDIA's next generation may be a good complement to these chips. Add that the main competitor to NVIDIA ATI has not yet released its 40 nm mobile GPU, created based on RV740 GPU and supports DirectX 11.

CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 - effectively antipyretic chips for AMD and Intel

Just a few days ago, the company announced a 140 mm Noctua fan NF-P14 FLX. And another new one from the Austrian manufacturer - CPU cooler called NH-D14. New CPU cooler has a size of 160 x 140 x 158 mm and consists of six copper tubes and double teplootvodnyh aluminum radiator, which can hang two fan - 120 mm NF-P12 and the already-mentioned NF-P14.

Both fans are equipped with suspension function SSO (self-stabilising oil-pressure), controlling the distribution of lubricant in the bearing, and their blades have a special shaped notches along the edge (Vortex-Control Notches), thereby reducing the level of noise emanating. Fan NF-P12 has a maximum speed of 1,200 revolutions per minute, while the corresponding figure NF-P14 is 1300 revolutions per minute.

CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D14 is compatible with Intel chips in the LGA 775, 1156, 1366 and AMD processors as the structural AM2 (+), AM3. The cooler comes with NT-H1 thermal paste and has to go on sale around mid-November for $ 84,90 / 74,90 euro.

Graphics Card GeForce GT 240 in detail

We have repeatedly reported on the development of a new graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 based on 40 nm video chip GT215, release of which, according to preliminary data, may be held on November 17. And now as a result of another leak became known fresh details about the adapter.

Graphics Card GeForce GT240 is equipped with 96 stream processors, GDDR3 memory with 128-bit memory interface, which amounts to 512 MB or 1 GB (depending on version) as well as single-slot cooling system and a video output D-Sub, DVI and HDMI. In addition, there is support for technologies PhysX, CUDA and DirectX 10.1 (Shader Model 4.1).

Clock speeds graphics accelerator for GeForce GT240 GPU, shader, and memory are equal to 550, 1340 and 1700/1800 MHz (for versions with 512 MB and 1 GB of video memory), respectively. As already mentioned, the release of the video be held before the end of this month, so its image and more details may appear very soon.

LG introduced Watch phone GD910 in Ukraine

Company LG Electonics is on the Ukrainian market wrist-watch phone GD910 touch interface. With a minimum thickness of the enclosure allows for both conventional telephone calls and messaging, and video calls. The body is made of metal and covered with glass that protects against scratches and other damage. The thickness of the device is 13.9 mm.

Scratch-resistant touch screen diagonal of 1.43 inches has a resolution of 128 x 160 (QQVGA) points. The touch interface (Flash Interface) provides access to phone functions such as scoring of the text (Text to Speech, TTS), MP3-player, VGA-camera, volume phone book, stopwatch, and organizer. In addition, LG GD910 has a built-in speaker and supports the work with stereo Bluetooth-headset.

LG GD910 works in networks GSM and 3G-supported video telephony (3G/3G +).

Dell Mini 3iX: Android-smartphone with 3G support and Wi-Fi

Apparently, a slightly modified version of the smartphone Dell Mini 3i will soon be available outside China. Brazilian resource Celular Cafe published photographs and some information about the characteristics of the model Dell Mini 3iX, which has been certified in this country. Dell Mini 3iX - is the same as a smartphone, that for the Chinese market, but it supports Wi-Fi and UMTS / HSDPA, and of course, a real Android, rather than the Chinese modification of the platform. Otherwise, the characteristics of the devices apparently identical: 3.5-inch touchscreen display, 3-megapixel camera with autofocus, GPS-receiver interface support Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR and USB 2.0, microSD memory card and multi-touch.

Recall the rumors about the version Dell Mini 3i for the United States already appeared, moreover, they talked about 5-megapixel camera with this device. Perhaps this is the model of Mini 3iX. While nothing is known about when Dell Mini 3iX come on the market. Most likely, it will happen before the end of this year - in the season of sales, and not only in Brazil.

Released: Opera Mobile 10 beta browser for Symbian

The company Opera Software announced the release of beta version of the browser Opera Mobile 10 for Nokia smartphones and other mobile devices running on the platform Symbian/S60. The most notable innovation Opera Mobile 10 beta, from the words of its creators, is an interface, first introduced in the Opera Mini browser 5 beta. Now users of Opera Mobile is available Express Quick access to your favorite Web sites, work with tabs and Password Manager.

Opera Mobile 10 beta is optimized to work with communicators, equipped with both touch screens and keyboards. Download the beta version of Opera Mobile 10 is available here.

As the company claims, one of the most important priorities in the development of Opera Mobile 10 beta was browsing speed. The current version for Symbian/S60 works twice as fast as the previous one. Changes in the growth rate touched when loading Web pages, scaling and cropping. The browser also supports Opera Turbo, capable of compressing the contents of web pages during their transfer to the mobile device. This technology is designed to increase the download speed of content sites and reduce the cost of mobile Internet.

In addition, the mobile phone became available the benefits of desktop browsers like Opera, including tabs, Express-panel and Password Manager, thus simplifying the access to web resources and saving time to download content.

How to assure developers, Opera Mobile 10 is based on a browser kernel of the last generation, which in turn guaranteed to work in a mobile browser for all Web sites and applications as well as in the desktop version of Opera.

MERIDIIST Automobili Lamborghini: mobile phone branded supercar

Company TAG Heuer introduced the limited edition mobile phones luxury MERIDIIST Automobili Lamborghini in conjunction with the Italian manufacturer of high-quality cars. It will be released only 1,963 such apparatus, in honor of the base group Lamborghini. Phone enclosed in a black case of the titanium carbide coated stainless steel 316L. On the lid of the battery apparatus inscription Automobili Lamborghini and serial number of the apparatus. The navigation button is designed as a logo, Lamborghini, and the display is covered with 60.5-carat sapphire crystal.

With regard to the characteristics of MERIDIIST Automobili Lamborghini, it is equipped with 1.9-inch display with a resolution of QVGA, and OLED-display on the top, which can display time and date. Also the phone has a 2-megapixel camera, 2 GB of internal memory and support for Bluetooth interface and USB. The device only works in networks GSM / GPRS and provides up to 7 hours of talk time and up to 28 days - of standby time. MERIDIIST Automobili Lamborghini will go on sale in November this year. The cost of the device have not been announced yet.

Samsung GT-S5630C: 3G phone for China to support EDGE and HSDPA technologies

The Chinese market the company Samsung Electronics displays his latest model mobile phone with support of the local 3G standard TD-SCDMA networks and high speed data transmission technology HSDPA - Samsung GT-S5630C. This model, made in the form factor bezklaviaturny candy bar in the national colors of "China Red", and with a touch screen, has to its credit also support GSM networks and data transmission technology EDGE.

S5630C has a 3.2 megapixel camera, built-in audio player, support for video calls, and memory cards microSD, MS Exchange Active Sync, Push Mail, and view files MS Office. It is also noted that as a high power amplifier circuits used ANADIGICS (AWT6241) with proprietary technology HELP3 and low power consumption, helps eliminate the use of external controls - stabilizers and transformers.

Other specifications of Samsung GT-S5630C:

  • Support communications standards: TD-SCDMA/HSDPA 2010 MHz, GSM / GPRS / EDGE 900/1800/1900 MHz
  • Dimensions: 113,6 h54, 5x12, 8 mm
  • Weight: 102.7 gr.
  • Display: 2.8-inch, TFT, 240x320 pixels
  • Main camera: 3.2 MP
  • Camera for video calls: 100 MP
  • Memory: 80 MB internal, expandable through microSD memory cards
  • Communications: WAP 2.0, USB, Bluetooth (including the transfer of stereo audio)
  • Support for JAVA applications
  • Audio formats supported: MP3/AAC/AAC + / eAAC + / WMA
  • Built-in FM-radio
  • Presence accelerometer
  • Battery: Li-Ion, 960 mAh