Media Player with touchscreen Creative ZEN X-Fi2 went on sale

Monday, November 9, 2009

Creative has announced a sale of media player ZEN X-Fi2. Recall was announced in September. ZEN X-Fi2 - a model with 3-inch touch screen, it is offered in versions with 8, 16 or 32 GB of internal memory. And the additional content can be stored on memory cards format microSD.

It is natural that such a player with a sufficiently large color display allows you to not only play music and view images and video. In addition, it realizes high-quality sound thanks to the proprietary technology X-Fi. Of the other characteristics of the apparatus can provide an FM radio, voice recorder, organizer with alarm clock, calendar, tasks and contacts, and RSS-reader. Creative ZEN X-Fi2 enclosed in a thin shell of thickness less than 12 mm.

Buy a new media player is Creative can now. The cost of modifications with 8 GB of internal memory is $ 129,99, 16 and 32 GB ZEN X-Fi2 can be purchased for $ 179.99 and $ 229.99 respectively.

Acer Aspire Z5610: Aesthetics and sensory multimedia functions

Acer is submitted to Russia's market universal monoblock Aspire Z5610, combines, with the words producer, high performance, multimedia functionality, elegant design and new features work with the touchscreen.

Acer Aspire Z5610 having a large widescreen 58.4-centimeter (23 inch) display, created in the light of the new operating system Microsoft Windows 7, optimized for devices with touchscreen. Members Aspire Z5610 gain access to functions, to respond to the touch and provide a simpler and more intuitive way to interact with a PC.

This device is used Multisensory Technology, designed to ensure recognition of multiple simultaneous touches and ensure comfort when working with digital materials, but also significantly expand the functionality of the device, allowing you to scroll, zoom, or turning the pages and images with a single touch. Also, one touch of a finger, you can select and view files , launch applications and navigate through the menu items.

Center works with the new Aspire Z5610 is a set of tools, made in the form of the portal - Acer TouchPortal, through which you can get access to many interesting and useful applications, multisensor Acer TouchGadgets, including TouchMedia Share (allows you to work with photos from social networking), TouchMemo, TouchPhotoShow , TouchFriends and TouchMusic.

Sam Aspire Z5610 is made in an aluminum casing, is miniature size and is equipped with Intel Core processor and memory capacity of up to 8 GB of standard DDR3. Set also includes a hard disk with SATA interface with up to 1.5 terabytes, graphics adapter ATI Radeon HD family, and built-in 5-watt stereo system with the support of five channels.

Among the communication capabilities Aspire Z5610 noted the presence in it support wireless standards (IEEE 802.11b / g) and wired (Gigabit LAN) network connections, as well as Bluetooth v2.0. Well built-in microphone and webcam high resolution will remain in touch with friends and family using video conferencing.

Acer Aspire Z5610 will go on sale in the Russian retail chains in the second half of November 2009.

Official photos of Saygus VPhone V1

Last week, we already publish information about that company Saygus preparing to release a smartphone called VPhone V1. However, at that time data on appearance apparatus were available only from the photos placed in the test report of the Federal Communications Commission United States. Quality of images left much to be desired, but the official website of the company no photographs did not have a smartphone. Now the manufacturer, the page with the specifications, and placed the official image:

In these specifications is not what version of OS installed on Android Saygus VPhone V1. But, interestingly enough, judging from photographs of the interface is very similar to HTC Sense. Certainly the photographs can not accurately say that the model used interface is the NTS, but no distinction is not visible. As for performance, they have not changed: a smartphone is designed to operate in CDMA networks, has a sliding QWERTY-keyboard to complement the 3.5-inch touch screen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus.

Official information about the timing of this model have been reported, but according to rumors it could be expected in the first quarter of 2010.

Ralink RT3090BC4: Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11n in one bottle

Since the main feature, after the ultra-portable of course, for compact notebooks netbooks is to ensure the greatest possible operating time without recharging. This is not to discount the high level of functionality, so the way to reduce consumers' energy is not applicable. There remains only the creation of combined devices, which provide the same functionality, but occupy less space and not so "greedy". Company Ralink to the market its chipset, which combines Wi-Fi modules and Bluetooth and is specifically designed for ultra-thin notebooks and netbooks.

Model Ralink RT3090BC4 provides simultaneous wireless standard IEEE 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0 + HS. However, according to the manufacturer, the speed of data transfer via Wi-Fi is up to 150 MB / s, and can drastically reduce the amount occupied by the data modules. Also, this will optimize the wireless module as a whole.
New combined modules in their products began to use the company MSI. About the price of the chipset Ralink RT3090BC4 not reported, but stated that it would cost producers less two independent devices. Also not yet known when the market will netbooks with this decision.

Samsung M3310 and B3410 appeared in the company website

Russia's official site of Samsung two new mobile phones - M3310 and B3410. They have not yet been submitted, obviously, the announcement will soon follow. Apparently, models will soon appear in Russia, given the fact that the manufacturer's website they already have. Samsung M3310 is a music phone in the form factor dual-slider: bottom nominated numeric keypad, and on top - the dynamics. It is equipped with 2.1-inch QVGA-display, 3.2-megapixel camera and FM-radio, and also supports wireless Bluetooth 2.1 interface and memory card format microSD. Samsung M3310 can play music for 75 hours.

Samsung B3410, in turn, is a slider with touch screen and QWERTY-keyboard. It is quite simple in terms of characteristics: only works in second-generation cellular networks, equipped with 2.6-inch display with a resolution of QVGA, 2-megapixel camera FM-radio and wireless module, Bluetooth 2.1. Built in memory of this phone is 30 MB, but it can be expanded using memory cards microSD. Apparently, sales of these phones will soon begin, but their value so far nothing is known.

penOfficeMouse - mouse with 18 programmable buttons

Company WarMouse with the community has developed a mouse OpenOfficeMouse. This multibutton mouse designed specifically to work with office suite open-source OpenOffice. We have OpenOfficeMouse much as 18 programmable buttons that can perform, for a total of 52 teams. The mouse can operate in three different modes - Key, Keypress and Macro, obviously, the buttons in these modes serve different functions. In addition, OpenOfficeMouse can work as an analog joystick to the Xbox 360 with management regimes 4, 8 or 16 buttons, and it has a wheel, which reacts to pressing.

It comes equipped with 512 KB of flash memory and has been configured "default" profiles for Writer, Calc, Impress, Base and Draw from OpenOffice 3.1. Settings are based on real statistics to use this software. In this case, the mouse OpenOfficeMouse can be used not only with OpenOffice. It supports 20 profiles for a number of popular applications, including Adobe Photoshop, Gnu Image Manipulation Program, World of Warcraft and Call of Duty. OpenOfficeMouse is compatible with operating systems like Windows, Linux and Macintosh, it will sell for $ 74.99.

12-inch business-netbook Lenovo ThinkPad X100e will be released in January

According to anonymous sources, Lenovo plans to introduce a novelty called ThinkPad X100e in January next year. It will be a business netbook with a 12.1-inch display, whose resolution is 1280x800 pixels. The device, according to the source, based on the components of AMD: Athlon Neo processor with a clock frequency of 1.6 GHz and a graphics adapter ATI Radeon HD3410. Although it is not excluded and the use of Intel Centrino 2 ULV with a frequency of 1.4 GHz and the integrated graphics Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD.

Among other characteristics netbook Lenovo ThinkPad X100e - 3 GB RAM DDR2, a hard disk volume of 160 or 320 GB or optional solid state drive, as well as 6 or 9 cell battery. Netbook will be running the operating system Windows 7. Presumably, Lenovo ThinkPad X100e will be presented at CES 2010 in January next year, although it may be earlier - on January 5. The cost of business netbook so far nothing is known. By the way, recently appeared on the Internet photos laptop Lenovo, perhaps precisely ThinkPad X100e.

Motherboard MSI Big Bang Fuzion with a Lucid Hydra - in December

The network has information about a new motherboard from the company Micro-Star International (MSI) - Fuzion from the series Big Bang. This board will use the chip Lucid Hydra Engine 200, which enables to combine multiple graphics accelerators of competing companies - NVIDIA and AMD. Previously it was believed that it will release on October 29, but it was postponed. Now assume that MSI Big Bang Fuzion will be released in December, and the reason for the delay was the problem with drivers for Lucid Hydra. Have you seen the rumors and that the production of products using this chip prevents the company NVIDIA, because its not like the prospect of using their accelerators, together with its competitors.

Incidentally, it was expected that the first motherboard series called Big Bang Trinergy will also use Lucid Hydra, however, this did not happen. The board was presented on October 29, is one's gaming solution, which is based on a chip, NVIDIA NF 200, and allows you to use in SLI mode, three cards of the manufacturer. For graphics cards ATI, in turn, provides the regime CrossFireX. However, to combine several competing accelerators on Trinergy impossible.

New Media Player Apacer AL460 - video and music from the Internet

Apacer Technology Company introduced a new media player AL460. Movies, pictures and music using the AL460 can be played directly from the network (Ethernet 10/100). Is also worth noting that the AL460 can play movies in high definition Full HD. Digital media player from Apacer is capable of transmitting video data with resolution up to 1920 x 1080 p. New possess such video interfaces: HDMI, component and AV, which can connect most modern TV or home theater. Two built-in USB port can connect multiple drives simultaneously, which is very convenient when playing various media files.

With built-in codecs, media player supports and reproduces various kinds of formats of audio / video files. AL460, for example, supports AVI, ISO and MPG files, and RMVB / RM format with a resolution of 720 p and TS format of 1080 p. Another distinctive ability to support the new media player and play the subtitles SRT, SSA, SUB, SMI, SUB + IDX format, which is important when viewing the movie in a foreign language.

AL460 play files from most common storage devices with USB, can be recognized as a storage device. Playing videos and navigation mode Full HD produced using the remote control.

Extension cards with support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbit / s from ECS

The company introduced the ECS interface adapters with support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gbit / sec. They can be installed in slot PCI-Express, therefore, the computer will be able to support new interfaces without changing the internal configuration. The basis of these maps are controllers NEC μPD720200 for USB 3.0 and Marvell 88SE9123-NAA2 for SATA 6 Gbit / sec.

Adapter supports USB 3.0 will add a computer, two of the connectors on the rear panel. At the same time, the second expansion card will provide the appearance of an inland port with support for SATA 6 Gbit / s and one external eSATA ports 6 Gbit / s. While nothing is known about the cost and timing of adapters ECS. By the way, the decision to support new interfaces also have provided the company IO Data, ASUSTeK Computer, and Gigabite.

Firefox is celebrating the fifth anniversary

Organization of Mozilla Europe has announced a pleasant anniversary. Monday, 9 th November 2009, the world famous web browser Firefox, created by Mozilla, celebrates 5 years of its existence. In 2004 Firefox used to work in the Internet with hundreds of millions of people around the world.

As the developers, such as the possibility of working with the tabs, pop-up blocker, add one-click bookmarking, smart address line and up a private viewing are just some of the things that make Firefox popular in our days.

Recall that Firefox - an open source web browser. It occupies the second position among the most popular browsers in the world and first among the free software. Firefox is available in versions for these operating systems like Microsoft Windows, BeOS, Mac OS X, Linux, and many Unix-like operating systems. To see how people around the world celebrate this holiday, you can visit the site

Sagem Spiga - MID on the basis of UMID Mbook M1, but cheaper

Company Sagem soon release a mobile Internet device called Spiga. Apparently, it is based on Mbook M1 from the company UMID - folding machine with a 4.8-inch touch screen and QWERTY keyboard. In this case, the model is significantly cheaper than a basic decision - 499 euros instead of 600-700. By the way, just in November and December due out by next Mbook - M2, worth $ 449.

In other respects, the characteristics Sagem Spiga, apparently, do not differ from Mbook M1. The device is running Windows XP and equipped with 4.8-inch display with a resolution 1024h600 pixels and is based on Intel Atom Z510 processor with a clock speed of 1.1 GHz. Addition, it is equipped with adapters Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G, a slot for microSD memory cards and 1.3 megapixel web camera. Device battery is enough for 5 hours of battery life.

Colorful S101 NewYork - Chinese netbook with an accelerometer

The Chinese company Seethru introduced 10-inch netbook Colorful S101 NewYork. It remains a mystery why he got the name of this American city, however, the index S101, obviously, chosen not in vain: the device is really similar to the ASUS Eee PC S101. The main characteristics of the Chinese netbook quite ordinary: Intel Atom N270 processor with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz, 2 GB of RAM and hard disk 160 GB. There is also a 1.3 megapixel web camera, wireless Wi-Fi module and 3 port USB. Dimensions Colorful S101 NewYork are 265x193x25 mm, weight - 1,1 kg.

However, one unusual feature of a netbook Colorful S101 NewYork still there - it is a built-in accelerometer. It allows you to automatically rotate the image, if the netbook is installed vertically. Due to this, the user will be able to read electronic books on display with a resolution of 600x1024 pixels. The accelerometer also protects the drive from damage due to strikes. Netbook Colorful S101 NewYork already sold in China, its cost is 2180 yuan (about $ 320).

ASUS G51J3D and G72GX - gaming laptops with 3D displays

ASUSTeK Computer Company has developed two notebook with 3D display - G51J3D and G72GX. This gaming model with 15.6 and 17.3-inch screen, respectively. The company has already demonstrated these devices and tell a little about their characteristics. It is known that a notebook ASUS G51J3D uses a video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX160M with 1 GB of memory. It is possible that the second model - the same, but the company did not say. In order that the user can see on the laptop screen three-dimensional image, ASUS uses stereo glasses active type, equipped with gates. Such technology is better suited for viewing high definition - 1080p.

Also, ASUS has announced that around a laptop can accommodate up to 15 people that will be good to see three-dimensional image (ie, it is sufficient viewing angle display). However, the stereo glasses included with each laptop only one. Gaming Notebooks ASUS G51J3D and G72GX based on CPU performance Intel Core i7, equipped with 4 GB of RAM and two 320 GB hard drives. Model smaller will go on sale next month, and 17-inch laptop will be released only in the second quarter of next year.

ASUS O! Play AIR HDP-R3 - HD media player with Wi-Fi and card reader

Company ASUSteK Computer is preparing a new version of the HD media player from the line O! Play - O! Play AIR HDP-R3. The updated version adds wireless module and Wi-Fi (802.11 b \ g \ n) and card reader (supports memory card CF, SD / MMC and Memory Stick), other functions are in principle remained the same as in the previously released models O! Play HDP-R1.

The new model has a connector HDMI 1.3, Composite video / audio output, optical audio output. The player supports playback of almost all popular video file formats, including MPEG1/2/4, H.264, VC-1, RM / RMVB AVI, MKV, WMV, MP4, MOV, and almost all known audio formats. There is a 1-port USB 2.0, the combined port eSATA / USB 2.0 and RJ-45 LAN. Dimensions remain the same and are 181x125, 3x47, 7 mm. Cost ASUS O! Play AIR HDP-R3 is about 90 euros ($ 133).