Samsung released Power-Efficient External Hard Drive - Standby power

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced the release of 3.5-inch external hard drive STORY Station, whose power consumption in standby mode does not exceed 1W. This fully meets the new EU standard for power consumption in standby mode, which will come into force in January 2010.

Samsung has managed to reduce the power consumption of its new HDD up to 0.09 watts, despite the fact that the usual rate for such devices-2, 5 watts. This step should have an impact on the indirect emission of CO2. To reduce power consumption, the engineers employed a new scheme of power in which the drive is disabled if the power cord is connected, and port USB - no.

The new 3.5-inch drive Samsung STORY will be sold around the world in versions from 500 GB to 2 TB. It is equipped with features Auto Backup, Secret Zone and SafetyKey.

iriver Story: A new eBook

Company iriver introduced in Russia market multimedia device for reading electronic books - iriver Story. Among the features iriver Story - reading electronic books, play MP3-tracks, working with files, MS Office, PIM functions, viewing photos or comic books and write on a built-in voice recorder.

Model iriver Story comes with built-in memory size 2 GB, able to fit up to 1600 electronic books (if desired memory can be increased further to 32 GB with SD-card). Charge the battery will last for 120 hours of continuous operation.

Display Technology uses so-called electronic ink, which were specially created for comfortable perception of text and images while reading. For more comfort you can adjust the font size, selecting for themselves the best option.

iriver Story Specifications:
  • CPU: ARM9 533MHz
  • System: Linux
  • Memory: 2 GB + slot for SD cards up to 32 GB
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Display: 6.0-inch e-Ink (800x600 pixels)
  • Controls: Keyboard QWERTY, Turn On / Off, HOLD, Fast Forward / Rewind
  • Autonomy time: up to 120 hours
  • Headphone: 3,5 mm
  • Speaker: 0.6 W (mono)
  • Microphone: Built-in
  • Supported formats: EPUB, PDF, PPT, DOC, XLS, WMV, MP3, OGG, ZIP, JPEG, BMP, GIF
  • Power: Built-in Li-polymer rechargeable battery, 1800 mAh
  • Dimensions: 127 x 203,5 x 9,4 mm
  • Weight: 284 grams

LCD Monitors HP LE1711 and LE1911 & Desktops HP Pro 3000 and Pro 3005

Hewlett-Packard has introduced two new models of LCD monitors LE1711 and LE1911, as well as two desktop computers. LE1711 is a 17-inch model, whereas the LE1911 is its 19-inch counterpart. According to the manufacturer both monitors are environmentally "friendly", as they apply traditional lights, but it uses 50 percent less mercury and toxic substances, such as PVC. They also meet all necessary requirements to be a sign of the international standard for energy efficient consumer products - Energy Star.

The maximum display resolution of 1280x1024 pixels and the response time - 5 ms. Both monitors have a contrast ratio of 1000:1, brightness of 250 nits and a VGA input. Cost of the monitor HP LE1711 is only $ 125, while HP LE1911 model sells for $ 164. Both monitors are available for purchase.

The company also unveiled two desktop - Pro 3000, based on Intel processors and the Pro 3005 on the basis of chips AMD. Both computers targeted at business users and enclosed in a glossy black casing. They are running the operating system Windows 7. Model Pro 3000 is created on the basis of dual-core processor Intel Pentium, and the heart Pro 3005 is a processor AMD Athlon X2 II. Both have a Hard Drive 160 GB and a DVD recorder. However, anyone can buy the version with an Intel Core 2 Quad or AMD Phenom X4 II, the hard disk can be increased up to 500 GB, and DVD recorder can be replaced by a Blu-ray drive. Both models have up to 8 GB of RAM.

Cost model HP Pro 3000 starts at $ 469, while the HP Pro 3005 can be purchased from $ 449. It is expected that both models desktop will go on sale from 15 December.

Philips HTS7200 - home theater 2.1

Philips has introduced a new market in Russia 2.1 with a home theater playback format Blu-ray - HTS7200. Player theater dressed in case of glass and aluminum and has touch control. Particular attention is paid to sound designers. Novelty has a built-in dome tweeter, which provide clarity.

The device plays MP3 songs using technology FullSound, which restores the nuances of compressed music in MP3, enriching and improving the sound, as well as eliminating distortion. Also applied technology HTS7200 Dolby Virtual, providing cinematic audio quality. Speakers Dolby Virtual - an upgraded audio virtualization technology, which provides an incredibly rich surround sound from 2-channel speaker system. Spatial algorithms repeat the acoustic characteristics, typical for 5.1-channel environment.

Depending on what to offer studio, which released the film, BDLive technology allows you to combine content from Blu-ray discs with downloadable e-content and the possibility of the Internet to communicate with other amateur film, which gives home viewers the opportunity to upload pictures and bonus videos (in including alternative end of the film), participate in discussions, games and much more. Philips HTS7200 will appear on the Russia market in December.

Konoos DUS500: external DVD for notebooks

Konoos submitted to Russia's market a new product series «BOOK», aimed at owners netbooks and ultra-thin notebook without an optical drive - an external body Konoos DUS500 for Slim DVD 5.25 "SATA. Konoos DUS500 allows you to connect an internal Slim DVD ± R / RW drive for a laptop to a computer through the interface USB 2.0.

Slim and lightweight outer shell is made of a nice touch rubberized material and available in two colors: black (DUS500 Black) and burgundy (DUS500 Wine Red). Dimensions of the device are 142 x 136 x 21 mm.

Konoos DUS500 Specifications:
  • Form Factor Internal Device: 5,25 "
  • Internal Interface: SATA
  • External interface: USB 2.0
  • Power supply: via USB 2.0
  • Material: ABS plastic
  • Color: black, burgundy
  • OS Support: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/VISTA/MAC 8.6
  • Dimensions: 142 x 136 x 21 mm

Nvidia Executive Director demonstrates the tablet and "advertises» Apple

At a Monday press conference in Dubai, CEO of Nvidia, Jen-Hsun Huang (Jen-Hsun Huang) made several statements about his vision for the development of computer and mobile technology. He said Intel is seeking to standardize all equipment manufactured by different firms, while Apple tends to diversity. Therefore, Nvidia partner is just Apple, because his company also sees the prospect of development in a variety of quality equipment, but does not seek to become absorbed solely on standardized platforms from Intel. The very same director is an active user of Nvidia products is Apple.

At the same time, Mr. Juan brought a sample of promising products Nvidia. Such was the Tablet PC with touch screen, built on the platform Tegra. The device developed by the company to offer a variety of operators. Selected for the demonstration model was designed for T-Mobile and has its logo. The fact is whether this project with Apple, Director Nvidia did not specify. Features planshetnika also not named.

Lenovo launches IdeaPad U450 notebooks and Y550P

The company Lenovo today announced a new IdeaPad U450 notebook and Y550P. Model IdeaPad Y550P positioned as a multimedia notebook with a powerful processor, which fit even the most discerning user. To date, this notebook is a record of performance among the models of Lenovo. It is equipped with a new processor Intel Core i7 processor supporting Intel Turbo Boost, automatically increases the processing power when needed. High-performance mobile computer is also equipped with powerful graphics NVIDIA, display diagonal 15.6-inch, surround sound system and Dolby Home Theater feature SlideNav.

IdeaPad U450 - thin and light notebook (weight less than 2 kilograms), develops the ideas implemented in the 13-inch ultra-mobile U350. IdeaPad U450 provides the convenience of work by full-size keyboard and high-quality display with LED backlight. It draws on technology Switchable Graphics: the user can choose between a powerful graphics card for gaming and entertainment, and integrated video system to save power.

Samsung S5560 will go on sale in Britain at the O2 as Marvel

We already reported about the phone Samsung S5560, which extends the range of budget tachfonov this manufacturer. According to the resource LesMobiles he was supposed to go on sale this month. Now, however, became known more for its launch. Although more formal presentation of the phone did not take place, but the site PhonesLimited reports that UK operator Orange in the very near future under the name Marvel. Device will be provided free of charge subject to the 2-year contract with a monthly payment of £ 15.

Recall that the Samsung S5560 has a large 3-inch touch-screen interface and proprietary TouchWiz. Despite the stated budget nature apparatus has 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and determination of individuals and winking. Also available are Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, Email client, accelerometer, and custom widgets. In addition there is FM-radio and a slot for microSD memory card format. High capacity battery provides up to 9.5 hours of talk time.

Motorola sold 100 thousand of Motorola DROID phones

News agency Bloomberg reported that the first weekend of sales of the new smartphone Motorola Droid proved very successful. Over the past since the release (on 6 November) days, was sold not less than 100 000 vehicles. That will speak about the successful return of the company to market high-tech devices. As of November 9, the operator Verizone Wireless was transferred 200 000 smartphones, of which the majority of stock in stores have less than half. According to the expert from the agency Broadpoint AmTech Inc. This allows you to count on the sale of at least 1 million devices with Google Android in the fourth quarter of 2009 and approximately 10 million smartphones in the next year.

Although Motorola and Verizone Wireless said that Motorola DROID has to compete with Apple iPhone, which sold in the U.S. operator AT & T, but to repeat the success of the latest model iPhone 3GS they failed - for the first weekend of this unit was sold in quantities of 1 million copies. But for Motorola, which has for a long time is in crisis, it is undeniable progress. The share of the corporation in the mobile market has declined only this year from 5,5 to 4,7%. Promotions Verizone Wireless for DROID apparatus built on demonstration are not typical for the iPhone. In Europe, Motorola DROID will be released under the name Milestone later.

ZiiLABS introduced the first media processor for video in 1080p format

The company was founded ZiiLABS Creative in the project for a player Zii Egg, which became the first submission of a new company product. Now ZiiLABS announced the second. He became a media processor ZMS-08. This is the world's first processor for handheld devices, able to work with video recorded in the Blu-Ray quality. Chipset allows you to use H.264 codec and video processing to 720p and 1080p recording at a speed of 24 frames per second.

In devices with low power consumption using graphics accelerator with OpenGL ES 2.0 performance of up to one gigapixel per second, two-dimensional processing and high-quality audio processing Xtreme Fidelity ™ X-Fi. Based chipset provisions ARM Cortex processor with 1 GHz and minimal power consumption. The processor supports multimedia capabilities ZiiLABS StemCell.
Currently, prototypes of the processor ZMS-08 are supplied to individual producers, and mass production will begin in the first quarter of next year.

Phone as air cleaner

S Korean designer Kim Yong (Ju Young Kim) drafted a phone that will not harmful, but beneficial to health. Compensate for the negative impact of electromagnetic waves on the body will be built into the machine air cleaning system. The project was named AirLoad. In the author's submissions, the mobile phone will serve as a means for cleaning the air from harmful emissions and bacteria, and moreover it can improve the psychological state of the owner by spraying aromatic compounds.

To do this, the phone will need to incorporate special sensors that will determine the degree of air pollution, as well as an air purifier that will filter the air and destroy harmful bacteria and viruses. In addition to concerns about the purity of the air inhaled designer has provided convenience and general machinery, which is made in ergonomic and equipped with wave-shaped keyboard, more convenient in terms of human anatomy.

New e-books Dulin PocketBook 360 and PocketBook 301 +

Dulin company introduced two new e-book PocketBook 360 and PocketBook 301 +. Dulin announced that these products are now available for purchase on the American market.

PocketBook Model 360 is the newest model, which has a 5-inch display is made of technology E-Ink Vizplex and running on a processor Samsung S3C2440 AL-40 with 400 MHz operating system Linux. The model has 64 MB of RAM expandable to 32 GB. Communication possibilities include the availability of Mini-USB port, there is a slot for memory cards microSD, microSDHC. PocketBook 360 is offered in two colors: beige and black.

PocketBook 301 + has a large 6-inch display with a resolution of 600x800 pixels, as done by E-Ink Vizplex technology. It is possible to expand memory with microSD cards and play MP3 files. This model is presented in four different colors.

According to the manufacturer of lithium-polymer battery capacity of 1000 mAh missing up to two weeks of work in standalone mode. Both devices support multiple languages. New e-books are sold at a price of $ 275 for the model PocketBook 301 + and $ 240 for PocketBook 360.

Dual graphics card ATI Radeon HD 5950 Photos

The network has a powerful photographs the ATI Radeon HD 5950, the announcement is yet to come. This model is based on two GPUs Radeon HD 5850, as a result, it is already too long - 305 mm. For example, resource Alienbabeltech published comparative photos ATI Radeon HD 5950 and Radeon HD 5870, where it is clearly visible. Specifically, the images - an early engineering sample of a new video card.

Each GPU Radeon HD 5850 features 1440 stream processors, in turn, information about the graphics core clock speeds, shader, and memory yet. Among the connectors ATI Radeon HD 5950 - DVI Dual-Link, and mini DisplayPort, perhaps, in the final version of the set of ports will be different. It is assumed that the new accelerator will be released in late November.

VESA certified standard Mini DisplayPort

Organization of Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) formally adopted the final version of the standard Mini DisplayPort. A short name for this connector - mDP, it was developed by Apple. This connector is more compact than the DisplayPort standard and can be used on laptops and video cards, especially with a large number of ports, where the importance of space, such as the Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 Edition. In addition, this connector allows a display to the outputs of DVI, HDMI and VGA adapter.

There are currently adopted version of the interface DisplayPort 1.1a. But in the near future plans to release a new version of the DisplayPort specification numbered 1.2, which will include the standard mDP. In this case, the size of the connector will remain unchanged, but will support 3D images, two-fold rise in bandwidth and speeds up the redraw and color depth.

Pioneer BDP-LX52 - Blu-ray player with support for BD-Live

In Russia market comes a new player Blu-ray discs with support for BD-Live - Pioneer BDP-LX52. Player is made in strict black enclosure with a solid aluminum front panel, blue backlight and aluminum remote control.

New allows you to watch movies in the original 24 frames per second - that is, with the frequency at which the film was made and mounted. Also supports 48-bit color and xvColour for live, accurate colors. At the same time we are three noise reduction technologies that enhance picture quality by removing various artifacts that can occur during video capture.

Support for output and decode the stream Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Essential will reproduce the sound in the high kachestvae. Enhanced PQLS multi-surround and the jitter suppression circuit also guarantee high-quality transmission of audio. New supports KURO LINK, which allows you to control your player using the remote control of TV panel KURO. System video settings KURO LINK automatically adjust the settings on the player, depending on the type of connected display Pioneer. For other displays, you can simply select the type from the list to use presets, drawn up by experts on displays and video. BDP-LX52 supports BD-Live and has 1 GB of internal memory. USB port lets you connect external storage media with additional content BD-Live.

Nokia 6316s, Nokia 3806 and Nokia 1506 - three new phones for CDMA networks

The company Nokia introduced three new mobile phones designed for the Chinese market - Nokia 6316s, Nokia 3806 and Nokia 1506. All of them work in cellular networks CDMA. Model Nokia 6316s is a slider with a numeric keypad. It is equipped with 2.2-inch display, 2 megapixel camera and supports wireless interface Bluetooth 2.1 and GPS. Phone will be sold in China Telecom and support services of the operator. Nokia 6316s will be offered in black, golden and red colors, and, building the apparatus is made of stainless steel.

Nokia 3806 - a classic piece with a numeric keypad in an elegant and recognizable style phones of this company. Among its features - 2.2-inch QVGA display, 2 megapixel camera, slot for memory cards up to 4 GB card and Bluetooth 2.1. At the end of the device is visible to a silver bezel, will be available three colors: black, white and pink gold. A special feature Health Assistant will monitor their health, which is extremely important in today's stressful life.

The last novelty - Nokia 1506 - is a simple one-piece entry-level, is the cheapest CDMA model of the company at this time. Nokia did not even stop on its characteristics, noting only the thinness of the chassis, the presence of a voice recorder, speakerphone and long battery life. The Nokia 1506 will be available in black and plum color and will go on sale later this year. The two remaining staff will come no earlier than the first quarter of 2010.

Motherboard MSI 770-G45 chipset AMD 770

According to the resource TCMagazine, the company Micro-Star International (MSI) will shortly submit its third motherboard based on chipset AMD 770 c southbridge SB710 and socket AM3. Motherboard MSI 770-G45 is made on a substrate in black and supports proprietary technology automatically switches phases MSI APS (Active Phase Switching) PWM, which reduces power consumption.

Motherboard MSI 770-G45 supports such processors as AM3 Phenom II and Athlon II and is equipped with four slots, DDR3-1600. Among the ports - two PCI-Express x16, which allows you to integrate ATI Radeon graphics cards to work together in a mode CrossFireX; six SATA 3 Gb / s and Gigabit Ethernet. The new board also supports audio 7.1 and technology Easy OC, simplifies the "acceleration" of the system (the motherboard has a special switch). It is not known when the novelty will go on sale and how much it will cost.