Gigabyte Booktop M1305 - new laptop with a docking station with a discrete video card

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Gigabyte company introduced a new laptop called Booktop M1305, as the model Booktop M1022, it comes with a docking station. But what is most unusual, in this docking station has a graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GT220 with 1 GB of video memory DDR3. While the laptop itself, without the docking station, uses an integrated graphics Intel 4500MHD. Gigabyte Booktop M1305 is equipped with 13.3-inch display and is based on the processors Intel ULV. From a standard laptop battery can work up to 6,5 hours. Thus, instead of optical drive you can install additional battery, adding another 4 hours. Gigabyte Booktop M1305 has already appeared on the manufacturer's site, however, on its release date and price are still unknown.

Features of Gigabyte Booktop M1305:

* Processor Intel Core2 Duo / Pentium / Celeron, ULV
* Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
Chipset Intel GS45 Express
* Memory 2 / 4 GB DDR3
* Graphics Intel 4500MHD (integrated), NVIDIA GeForce GT220 in the dock
* 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels
* Winchester - 320/500 GB
* Communication - Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps
* Optical Drive - DVD Super Multi Double Layer in Slim case
* Fingerprint Sensor
* 1.3 megapixel web camera
* Port - 2xUSB 2.0, eSATA / USB Combo, HDMI, D-sub, RJ45, microphone, headphones, plug dock
* Card Reader SD / MMC / MS / MS Pro
* The ports on the docking station - 6xUSB 2.0, HDMI, DVI, D-sub, RJ45, microphone, headphones
* 6-cell battery
* Size - 328,7 x230x29, 3 mm
* Weight - 1.79 kg

Wexler MetroPC - gaming PCs for the premiere of "Metro 2033"

Russia manufacturer of PCs and servers, and Wexler, NVIDIA Corporation act as partners in the first public demonstration of the game "Metro 2033". Wexler produced for the first show "Metro 2033" 35 specially optimized for game play PC series Home codenamed MetroPC. The heart of this gaming PC - graphics adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 896 MB.

The game will make active use of proprietary technology, NVIDIA PhysX hardware acceleration by the graphics processor, it provides a realistic display of objects in the interaction: the effects of destruction, simulating the behavior of liquids, smoke, motion, tissues, etc. in real time.

Features graphics adapter supports the new Intel E6300 dual-core processor and 4 GB of RAM, a 500W power supply unit provides the entire system of reliable power supply. In addition, you must separately to note that all computers running Microsoft Windows 7.

Stealth provide a secure mini-computer LPC-395F with passive cooling

Company Stealth Computer introduced its latest development - a mini-PC Stealth LPC-395F, working on Atom N270 processor with a clock frequency of 1.6 GHz. New made in a secure enclosure and is equipped with a front compartment with a slot-load function for 2.5-inch hard drive.

Mini PC Stealth LPC-395F has very compact dimensions of 166 x 157 x 48 mm and has protection from vibration, temperature fluctuations and shocks. With regard to internal filling, mini-PC has a memory of up to 2 GB, two Gigabit Ethernet connectors and a slot for memory cards CompactFlash, which can be used to boot the computer. Optionally available as Wi-Fi module and install SSD-drive.

Power Stealth LPC-395F is provided from a dc source with a voltage of 12-19 volts. Thus, this mini-computer is an ideal candidate for the role of mobile PCs in the car or truck, but can also be used for data collection and automation projects. Mini PC Stealth LPC-395F is already available for order at a price of $ 795 (without hard drive).

Foxconn releases Qbox N270 nettop

Foxconn has provided Nettop Qbox N270. This is a very delicate decision in rectangular, in fact, its thickness - as a relatively thin notebook: 25 mm. A Qbox N270 weighs only 700 grams. The device is positioned as a "PC-liter, that is, its volume - only 1 liter. Nettop This can be attributed rather to the initial level: it is based on the processor Intel Atom N270, is equipped with not particularly large amounts of RAM and high-capacity hard drive. On the possibilities of wireless devices have not been announced. But then the cost nettop is only 199 euros. Foxconn Qbox N270 уже можно найти в интернет-магазинах, кроме того, возможно, вскоре эта модель выйдет под брендом более крупного и известного поставщика, как это нередко происходит с продукцией Foxconn.

Features of Foxconn Qbox N270:

* Operating system Windows XP or Linux
* Intel Atom N270 processor with a clock frequency of 1.6 GHz
Chipset Intel 945GSE + ICH7M
* 1 GB RAM DDR2 (800 MHz)
* Hard Drive 250 GB (2.5-inch, SATA)
* Audio 5.1
* Ports - VGA, 3xUSB 2.0, LAN (10/100 Mbps), microphone, headphones
* Card Reader SD / MMC / MS
* Dimensions - 250h167h25 mm
* Weight - 700 grams

HP Envy 14 - new laptop from premium-series

In the network appeared rumors about the soon release notebook HP Envy 14. The mention of this model was found in the documentation on the company's website, however, no details it contains and that is a novelty, we can only guess. By analogy with the already present 13 and notebooks Envy 15 Envy, Envy 14, is obviously a high-performance solution in a metal casing in the style of MacBook Pro. Envy Series offers a combination of style and advanced technology, this premium-class notebooks, based on the Intel Core 2 Duo and Core i7, and graphics ATI Mobility Radeon.

Most likely, the main characteristics of HP Envy 14 will be the same as that of the other devices, line, or at least similar. It is possible that the new processor will receive Intel Core i5. Judging by the title, the display at the HP Envy 14 will be 14-inch, as the 13.1-inch Envy at 13 and 15.6-inch Envy at 15. Supposedly, a new stylish notebook will be released early next year, although this is not exactly known.

Samsung develops an ultrathin 30-nm flash memory with a capacity of 32 GB

South Korean company Samsung has announced a new generation of NAND memory, which in the long term will significantly increase the capacity of hard drives in mobile devices. The new flash memory will be able to hold 32 GB of data in a single chip, and the thickness of the chip would cost less than 0,6 mm.

Such a result would be possible through the use of innovative blade "OEM" packages developed by professionals Samsung, which while retaining the same strength are only half as thick compared to the previous generation of buildings. Important role played by the fact that when you create a NAND flash memory using 30 nm manufacturing process.

Connection of these factors should help in the development of NAND memory, whose chips are 40 percent thinner and lighter than existing counterparts. And the use of a flash memory in smartphones, media players and other portable devices will further reduce their thickness.

Samsung itself is not yet a timetable for release of a new flash memory is also not specified and a list of its potential customers. However, one of them could well be the company Apple, known as the largest pit Samsung and often one of the first uses the latest developments in NAND technology.

Super Talent announces a first in the world RAIDDrive stick with USB 3.0 interface

Some manufacturers have already announced the decision to store data, using an interface USB 3.0 (SuperSpeed). However, the company Super Talent has become the first, to reconcile this with the standard high-speed flash drive.

New quests, conundrums called RAIDDrive and has dimensions of 95 x 37 x 13,5 mm. It is made in a stylish black and silver casing and is equipped with LED activity. In addition, it is backward compatible with interface USB 2.0, and thus may be useful and the owners of old systems.

New flash drive RAIDDrive able to provide maximum data transfer rate via USB 3.0 at 200 Mbps. And using an additional driver UAS Protocol, this figure rises to 320 MB / sec. The device is equipped with a lifetime warranty and will be available in December in versions with a capacity of 32, 64 and 128 GB.

Micron combines 4 Gb NAND and 2 Gb DDR MCP in one package

Well-known manufacturer of solutions for the memory company Micron has developed a new multichip housing (multi-chip package, MCP), where its experts managed to combine two types of high-density memory - NAND and DDR. The new MCP solution includes 34-nanometer NAND memory chip with one-level cell (SLC), as well as 50-nm dynamic memory with low power DDR (LPDDR). Moreover, if the density of the latter is equal to 2 Gbps, using the same flash memory of 4 Gb.

This development is considered the most advanced to date MCP product, which simultaneously uses two different types of memory - NAND and LPDDR. This decision will allow in the future easily increase storage capacity, and the use of it can be found in smartphones, portable media players and mobile Internet devices (MID). Micron has already started shipping the first samples of its new MCP products with 4 Gb and 2 Gb NAND LPDDR, and mass production of such chips should get started in early 2010.

LEDs powered from the sun will bring the benefits of civilization in the poorest countries

Photovoltaic cells placed on the printed circuit board, commonly known as solar panels, are not something new. Likewise, can not be called unusual LED lamps and ultra-thin lithium batteries. However, the combination of these three solutions can bring light into the house and a half billion people living in the poorest countries and virtually deprived of access to electricity.

The famous Danish scientist Hans Krebs Frederik (Frederik Krebs), is a senior fellow Risø National Laboratory, proposed to combine solar cells and LED lighting, which should lead to cheaper coverage in some of the world's poorest regions, particularly in African countries, where usually a lot of sunlight

Although LEDs are already proven their reliability over the past few years, their effectiveness is still very low and does not exceed one percent. However, when their price will fall to a mark of $ 7 apiece, such lamps can reach its full potential, despite low efficiency.

At present some prototypes of such lamps are being tested in Zambia. The principle of their action is extremely simple - flexible solar cells with thin batteries store energy during the day and at nightfall they are rolled into cone-shaped lamps and fixed in such a situation, illuminating the room in which there are.

Evolio enters the netbook market with SmartPad S21

Romanian company Evolio, known as a provider of GPS navigators, attempted to enter the netbook market. Its first product in this area was netbook SmartPad S21. Computer is presented in two colors - red and blue. In principle, this model belongs to the category of budget notebooks, and includes quite a standard set of technical specifications. Among them, a screen with a diagonal of 10.1 inches and a resolution of 1024x600 pixels, 1.6 GHz Intel Atom, 1 GB of RAM, integrated Intel GMA 950 graphics and 160 GB hard drive. The thickness of the netbook is 27 mm. Weight - 1,1 kg.

SmartPad S21 is also equipped with 1.3-megapixel webcam, memory card slot for SD and MMC, there is a Wi-Fi, LAN 10/100 Mbps. Netbook is running on battery capacity of 3400 mAh. Preloaded operating system is Windows XP. Cost netbook Evolio SmartPad S21 is about $ 478.

TwitterPeek - mobile device specifically for Twitter

The company introduced the mobile device Peek TwitterPeek - the world's first device, aimed specifically at the use of service Twitter. TwitterPeek equipped with 2.5-inch horizontal display with a QVGA resolution and a hardware QWERTY keyboard, also posted at the end of the wheel control. The device can read and post messages in the micro-blogging Twitter, you can respond to the publication, send private messages, share interesting entries with other users (retweet). When TwitterPeek comes a new message from Twitter, the device vibrates, sound signal - the sound of a particular service and a blue backlight illuminates.

Interface TwitterPeek also created for easy use of service Twitter. You can see the list of messages (in the main list shows the first few words of each record) by clicking on the message, you can view it in full. A number of restrictions compared to a fully functional version of the service at TwitterPeek still present, for example, you can not view the full HTML page, or photos, except those that are stored in Twitpic. The cost of the device is $ 99.99 with 6 months free service or $ 199.99, taking into account payment service for the duration of use. By the way, the previous model Peek called Pronto provide comfortable work with e-mail.

Started selling its flagship Communicator HTC HD2

HTC has announced the commencement of sales of its new flagship HD2. This WM-communicator already released in Europe and in Asia it will appear in the next month. Regarding the U.S., there HTC HD2 will go on sale until early next year and will be sold at one of the largest operators. The cost of the device has not yet been declared, but it is expected to be around 500 euros.

Recall, the announcement of HTC HD2 held in early October. Communicator is running the operating system Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional with HTC Sense interface and is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon platform with 1-GHz processor. HTC HD2 - this upscale model with the appropriate characteristics. These include - 4.3-inch touchscreen display, 5-megapixel camera, adapters, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and Wi-Fi (802.11 b / g), a set of sensors and so on.

More than ten million phones Samsung STAR sold in record time

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced that sales of its mobile phone Samsung STAR (S5230), with a touch screen, over 10 million units in just six months after the debut of the model. STAR, released in May, reached ten million sales mark faster than any other Samsung device in the history of the company.

The company notes that STAR has become the sixth phone Samsung, which achieved sales of more than 10 million units. He broke the record for the slider Samsung E250, issued in November 2006, which to reach ten million mark took ten months. The first phone Samsung, sales of which amounted to 10 million, was "clamshell» T-100, released in April 2002. In fact, to reach this mark, it took 18 months. Other successful "desyatimillionnikami" were E700, D500 and J700.

The first four months was sold 5 million phones STAR, which is also a record figure. In May, sold 700 thousand units in July - has 1.6 million units in August - 1.7 million vehicles. In September and October, while phones with touch screens continued to gain popularity in the world, STAR monthly sales exceeded 2 million units.

In Europe, where STAR debuted in the first place, sales of this model has already reached 5 million units. STAR has also successfully sold in Latin America (1.6 million units), CIS (900 thousand) and China (800 thousand). In the UK, Italy and Netherlands, he headed the bestseller list.

Promotion STAR, under the version of the producer, contributed to global marketing programs specifically designed for each region. Samsung held a series of events Mobile Live throughout Europe, Central and South America, CIS countries and South-East Asia, the Middle East and Africa

In 2009, Samsung plans to sell 200 million handsets, and up to the III quarter to take a 20% global market.

Highscreen Zeus: Android-smartphone with QWERTY-keyboard

Company Vobis Computer "announced the second Android-smartphone under the brand Highscreen - Highscreen Zeus. Recall that the brand prinaldezhit "Vobis Computer, a manufacturer of smart phones is the company Mobinnova. Model Highscreen Zeus made in the slider form factor with a side QWERTY-keyboard. The smartphone is equipped with trehmegapikselnoy camera with autofocus, a standard 3,5 mm. connection for headphones and built-in GPS. Moreover, its cost is 13990 rubles.

Complete with Highscreen Zeus will be delivered free navigation package iDA - a new development company Vobis Computer "with the Canadian company Intrinsyc, provides full-featured navigation to Russia for a platform Android (with detailed maps of cities in Russia from the company Navteq, with the voice of reference for the route).

Features of Highscreen Zeus:

  • Operating System: Google Android OS
  • Network: GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) UMTS / HSDPA / HSUPA (2100 MHz)
  • Display: TFT, 3.2 inches diagonal, with a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels (WQVGA)
  • QWERTY-keyboard
  • Camera: 3 megapixel CMOS, Auto Focus
  • Navigation: GPS / AGPS
  • Processor: Qualcomm MSM 7225
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • ROM: 512 MB
  • Expansion Slot: microSD
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, WiFi 802.11b / g, micro-USB, 3.5 mm headset jack
  • Battery: Lithium-Ion 1010 mAh
  • Talk time: up to 480 minutes for GSM
  • Work in Standby mode: up to 400 hours for GSM
  • Dimensions: 110x55x15, 1 mm
  • Weight: 124.6 grams

Toshiba introduced the most capacious in the industry of 1.8 "HDD 320 GB

Toshiba has introduced a new line of three tiny 1.8-inch hard drives with a capacity 160, 250 and 320 GB, and the model with 320 GB is the words of the producer - the world's most capacious hard drives of this form factor. Mass production of new products submitted, which are designed primarily for use in ultra thin and light notebook PCs and external drives, the company is scheduled for December this year.

Brief technical characteristics of new products:

Olympus PEN E-P2: A new retro-camera standard micro 4 / 3

The company announced Olympus Olympus PEN E-P2 - a new retro model series Olympus PEN. It continues the tradition of its predecessor, E-P1, received the award EISA 2009/2010 in the category "Best Camera of the Year. The new model goes on sale in January 2010 complete with an electronic viewfinder. New generation of PEN (E-P2) is also implemented in the standard micro 4 / 3, as the E-P1. The second model series enhances and ergonomics Olympus

PEN with new features:
  • Port for accessories such as viewfinder and microphone
  • Two new artistic filters (Diorama and cross-process)
  • Function of enhancing the colors i-Enhance
  • Continuous AF AF
  • Remote control slide show (via HDMI)
  • HD video mode M
In addition to the hot shoe camera is equipped with accessory port, which significantly expands the possibilities. The first two devices are compatible with it - an electronic viewfinder and microphone adapter. By having six artistic filters joined by two new - Filter Diorama help create the illusion of the toy world, and cross-process creates a unique color. In addition, a new feature i-Enhance enhance color to your memories are more saturated. Olympus also offers a variety of frame formats and multiple exposure. Continuous AF AF makes shooting moving subjects easier.

In the first half of 2010 to the list of compatible lenses joined by two new lenses micro 4 / 3: Super wide angle zoom lens M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 9-18mm F4.0-5.6 (18-36mm) and a powerful zoom lens body M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 (28-300mm).

12.3-megapixel Live MOS sensor in combination with protection against dust and built-in image stabilizer with a range of 4 EV provide images of high quality. Graphical interface simplifies management? and the effect of changing the settings in real time is displayed with 3-inch and technology HyperCrystal, as well as an electronic viewfinder with a resolution of 1440000 pixels. New PEN supports video footage in AVI format at 30 frames / sec 1280x720p format with sound in PCM, possibly up to seven minutes of continuous shooting.

Main features of Olympus E-P2:

  • Of micro 4 / 3
  • Accessory port for installing an electronic viewfinder and microphone adapter
  • Live MOS sensor with a resolution of 12.3 megapixel
  • Graphic processor TruePic V
  • Built-in image stabilizer to the effectiveness of 4 EV
  • Adapter for ZUIKO DIGITAL lenses and OM
  • HD video with stereo sound, the control depth of field and the possibility of using artistic filters in the mode M
  • HDMI interface
  • Record linear PCM sound
  • USB 2.0 interface
  • Continuous shooting speed 3 frames / sec (max. 10 frames in RAW)
  • ISO 100-6400
  • Functions bracketing for exposure and white balance
  • Supersonic Wave Filter for dust protection
  • Simultaneous recording of RAW and JPEG
  • Card slot SD (support SDHC)
  • LCD display with 3-inch HyperCrystal LCD
  • Locking the exposure / focus

Saygus V Phone V1 - personal information management system

This is how the company defines its product Saygus running Android. An alternative, but not less zamudrennym way he still called Personal Communications Data Assistant - a personal assistant to organize the data connection. In fact, in both cases refers to ordinary smartphone, which has capabilities for voice and multimedia messaging, which supports video and has the organizer. It is likely that the third Android-smartphone for the operator Verizon Wireless, which is rumored to have developed some kind of small companies. Like it or not is not yet known, but the specifications of the device appeared on the official site, and the resource of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has posted photos of the appearance of the device.

Among the possibilities Saygus V Phone V1 indicates that there is an MP3 and multimedia players, synchronization with PC, recorder, speakerphone, GPS-navigator and color touch screen with WVGA resolution. The smartphone is based on Marvell PXA 310 processor with a clock frequency of 624 MHz and is designed to work in networks of CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev. A. The model is made in the form factor side slider with QWERTY-keyboard.

Full list of characteristics of Saygus V Phone V1 is as follows:
  • Processor: Marvell PXA 310 624 MHz
  • Operating System: Android
  • Memory: 512 MB ROM, 256 MB SDRAM, SDHC memory card to 16 GB
  • Dimensions: 116.5 59.5 x 20.3 mm
  • Screen: 3.5-inch capacitive with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
  • Network: CDMA2000 EV-DO REV A
  • Communication capabilities: WiFi 802.11b / g and Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR with A2DP
  • Camera: 5 megapixel main camera with autofocus and flash
  • Front camera: VGA-camera with built-in microphone
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, MIDI, AAC, AAC +, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
  • Supported video formats: MPEG2, MPEG4, H.263, H.264
  • Battery: Li-Po 1500 mAh
  • Hours Talk Time: Up to 7 hours
  • Hours of standby time: up to 250 hours
  • Hours videoconference: up to 4 hours
  • GPS-module: with A-GPS E911
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital Compass
  • USB: USB 2.0 OTG / USB Mass Storage
  • FM-radio
  • Other possibilities: Document viewer, file manager, web browser, calculator, Email, Instant Messenger, Recorder / Voice Notes, Alarm clock, Calendar

LG KM555E: quietly but officially

Unlike phone-hours GD190 and QWERTY-candybar GW300, Ukrainian branch of LG Electronics presented tachfon KM555E very quiet. He just appeared on the website. Unfortunately, this announcement also has its drawback - information about the unit the most minimal. Precisely than the technical specifications of their no. The site is currently not even a description of the model.

Among the same of what has become known about this phone means the following: a screen with a resolution of 240х400 pixels, 3-megapixel camera capable of recording QVGA-video, 40 MB of internal memory and slot for MicroSD memory card formats up to 8 GB. LG KM555E is designed to operate GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz networks, and has a module Bluetooth 2.1. Battery 950 mAh provides operation up to 5,5 hours of talk time or up to 390 hours of standby time. The model has a music and video players, as well as a built-in FM-radio.

On the timing of the market and price have not been announced.

HTC Touch Diamond2: Update Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional

Community HTC Touch Diamond2 can download an updated version of the ROM version of the OS with Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional. ROM version 2.16.411.2 provides features such as OS Windows phone (Windows Mobile 6.5), service My phone, directory software Marketplace, new display device lock, smart typing, automatic installation date and time, in addition, it added a new weather c animation on the initial screen, the list for their tags, or widgets, synchronization with Facebook, the settings for popular email services. Also, a number of corrections.

To determine the version of software on your device, you must click Start> Settings> System tab> Device Information> Version tab. It should be borne in mind that this is a general software update, all the additional programs and configuring the mobile operator will be lost. Before upgrading, it is recommended to keep backups of data. Upgrade instructions can be found here.

FCC has certified LG GW525g

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified the phone LG GW525g, which is also known as LG GW520 and LG Callisto. Concerning the model under the symbol GW520 previously reported that this "social» QWERTY-slider designed for the British market. The model also GW525g although exactly repeats its shape is different communications standards - it is designed to work in GSM and WCDMA 850/1900 MHz networks, suggesting that the orientation of the operator AT & T. There are also rumors that this model can be produced in South America - Argentina and Chile. But so far none of these assumptions are not confirmed officially.

Phone LG GW520/GW525/GW525g has a touch screen with a WQVGA-resolution, side-sliding QWERTY-keyboard, support push email, module, Bluetooth, 3-megapixel camera, 40 MB of internal memory and expansion slot microSD. Also reported the presence of MP3 and MP4 players and document viewer.

Officially, this model has not yet been announced, but because terms are on the market and the price remains unknown.