New ultra-thin and energy-efficient notebook MSI X-Slim X600 Pro

Friday, December 11, 2009

Company Micro-Star International (MSI) presented another laptop from its ultra-Series X-Slim - X600 Pro. This is a model with 15.6-inch display processor-based Intel CULV with low power consumption. Notebook MSI X-Slim X600 Pro, in fact, differs very small thickness and weight - 25 mm and 2.1 kg respectively. In this case, he concluded in a stylish silver casing with a glossy finish Color Film Print on the lid, which provides protection from damage and contamination. Of the advantages of a laptop manufacturer also notes the graphics card ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4330 with 512 MB of video memory, audio technology SRS Premium Sound, and 4 integrated speakers that provide high-quality sound, as well as bright and clear HD display. And thanks to technology MSI ECO Engine, X600 Pro can operate in 5 different modes - Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Document, and Turbo Battery - from the most productive to the most economical.

MSI X600 Pro Specifications:

* 15.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels
* Operating System - Windows 7 Home Premium
* Processor - Intel Core2 Duo (CULV)
Chipset - Intel GS45 + ICH9M-SFF
* Graphics - ATi Mobility Radeon HD 4330 (512 MB VRAM)
* Memory - up to 4 GB DDR2 667/800 MHz
* Hard Drive - 250/320/500/640 GB, SATA
* Optical Drive - DVD Super-Multi/Blu-Ray
* 4 speakers
* 1.3 megapixel Web camera
* Communication - 10/100/1000 Gbit / s LAN, Bluetooth (optional), Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
* Ports - HDMI, microphone, headphones, E-SATA/USB, USB 2.0h2, RJ45, D-Sub
* Card Reader SD / MMC
* 6/9-elementny battery
* Dimension - 392x255x25 mm
* Weight - 2.1 kg

Sony's Motion Controller Patent Goes Attachment Crazy

It was learned that the company Sony Computer Entertainment has patented a number of new accessories for your gaming system, PS3 Motion Control, which is expected to release next spring. Recall, this system is a motion controller that interacts with the PlayStation 3 and significantly extends its capabilities.

The patent Sony called "Expandable Control Device Via Hardware Attachment" given several accessories for the PS3 Motion Control, increase the functionality of the controller. Among these additions can mention special "attachments" in the form of a baseball bat, rattle, microphones and even a fingerprint reader with the function of user identification and analysis of its biometric data.

Thus, players will have more opportunities in sports or in the choice of weapons in all kinds of shooters. In addition, new accessories can improve the realism of the controller PS3 Motion Control in the various situations that will work with this system even more interesting.

ASUSTek is preparing a tablet Eee Pad

Resource DigiTimes, as usual, referring to insider sources, reported that the company ASUSTek Computer is preparing a device called the Eee Pad. This is something between a Tablet PC and MID with a diagonal display from 4 to 7 inches. While no details about the other characteristics of the tablet ASUS did not provide the source, limiting the observation that ASUSTek has decided to create a similar product in the wake of rumors of a Tablet PC Apple. However, such rumors circulating for a long time, but to create a device company decided just now.

It is worth noting that the company ASUSTek already have experience in making devices with touch screen: the computers all in one "line of Eee Top, netbooks transformers Eee PC, as well as communicators. And now in the portfolio, apparently, more will be added and Tablet PC.

Intel's first-gen X18-M, X25-M SSDs to retire 2010

Intel Corporation announced plans to discontinue their first generation SSD drives X18-M and X25-M in the next year. These solid-state drives are made in the form factor of 1.8 and 2.5 inches respectively, and are built on 50 nm NAND memory chips, and their capacity is 80 and 160 GB.

These SSD drives are available for bookings until 20 April and the last installment of these flash drives to be shipped on Aug. 7, 2010. However, those who used to enjoy these high quality and reliable device, do not worry - this summer, Intel introduced them to a worthy replacement in the form of solid-state drives based on 34-nanometer NAND memory.

Thermalright Venomous-X - a high-quality CPU cooler for Intel chips

We already reported about the mysterious CPU Cooler Venomous-X, faint images which have recently appeared on the official website of the company Thermalright. And we now know more about this interesting development, which should replace the high-end models Ultra-120 Extreme. CPU cooler Venomous-X has the dimensions of 125 x 158 x 160 mm and weighs 775 grams. As evident in the photographs he made in the form of the tower and consists of a copper base with a convex mirror surface and six teplootvodnyh copper tubes 6 mm in diameter, through passing through the radiator unit.

Note that the CPU cooler Venomous-X completely covered with a thin layer of nickel and supported the installation of two 120 mm fans, which, however, have to buy separately. In addition, the delivery package includes a highly efficient thermal paste Chill Factor 2, and a special system Pressure Vault Bracket, allows you to adjust the level of pressure on the radiator in the range from 18,1 to 31,75 kg.

It remains to add that the CPU cooler Thermalright Venomous-X compatible with Intel chips in the LGA 775, 1156 and 1366, and should appear on sale this month for about $ 60.

Wireless technology WiGig provide data rates of 1 to 7 Gb / s

United Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig), which includes such companies as Intel, LG, Microsoft and Samsung, announced the completion of the first specification of the same name by wireless technology. Standard WiGig uses a frequency of 60 GHz and a special format for ultra-dense data compression. This allows you to transfer data at speeds far exceeding the performance of traditional Wi-Fi networks.

Even in its original version WiGig technology can provide data rates from 1 to 7 Gb / s, which is more than 10 times faster than in networks of Wi-Fi. Accordingly, the new standard is able to provide opportunities simply unattainable using existing techniques, for example, wireless transmission of data interfaces DisplayPort, HDMI, and even PCI-Express.

Despite the greatly increased speed, technology WiGig maintain backward compatibility with standard Wi-Fi and can work with low power devices, such as mobile phones. However, the maximum range wireless technology WiGig not yet identified and are likely to be relatively low due to significant interference of radio waves at high frequencies.

Nevertheless, thanks to technology standard WiGig beamforming antenna can work at a distance of at least 10 meters. This is sufficient for use in home theater systems, computer adapters, and wireless monitors. Members of the organization of Wireless Gigabit Alliance should get specifications of the new wireless standard in early 2010 and soon thereafter be able to develop their own devices on its basis.

iPhone Clone Meizu M8 app store to become reality this month

CEO Meizu Hailiang Hua (Hailiang Hua) reported that the team is already working on an online store for your phone M8. More precisely, Meizu M8 can be regarded as a communicator and, since it is based on Windows CE 6.0. But the manufacturer has created its own shell, in addition to the core operating system, in appearance interface is very similar to the iPhone. Yes, and the device design reminds communicator Apple, it has even been recognized as the most famous "clone iPhone".

And now, apparently, Meizu decided to go even further and clone e-shop application Apple App Store. Meizu MStore or MyStore (the final name is not yet known) will begin its work in December. It will use the system 70/30: 70% of income from sales of applications and developers will get 30% - Meizu. At the same time, work MStore, seems to be not only in China: already tested its international version.

Dell Android tablet hitting CES 2010

According to the resource Pocket-lint, 5-inch mobile Internet device is the Dell-based Android operating system will be presented at CES 2010. Apparently, it is a model known as Streak. Rumors about her first appearance on the network in October this year. The device is equipped with a 5-inch touch screen and has no hardware keyboard. Also, according to unofficial data, it has a 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, wireless adapters are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G, and a slot for memory cards format microSD.

According to the source, sell Android MID from Dell will begin in Britain next year. In all likelihood, the novelty is not limited to one market and will go to other regions, too. For example, we know that Dell Streak will be sold at the operator AT & T in the U.S. in 2010. The company itself is Dell about this until nothing is said.

MSI is preparing a high-end motherboard 890FX-GD70 with AMD 890FX chipset

The network has more details about the motherboard MSI 890FX-GD70, which is based on the new chipset AMD 890FX. This chipset combined with the chipset South Bridge SB850, is capable of supporting future six-core processor Thuban and should be part of a desktop platforms AMD Leo, whose appearance is scheduled for the second quarter of 2010.

Motherboard MSI 890FX-GD70 is designed for AMD in the performance of AM3 and presumably equipped with a 5-phase power system technology to support DrMOS. It has four slots for memory modules DDR3, at least six expansion slots PCI-Express x16 with support for CrossFireX mode ports and six SATA 6.0 Gbps, as well as an additional SATA connector.

In addition, the board has the buttons Power, Reset, and OC, connectors Gigabit Ethernet, eSATA and FireWire, as well as two USB 3.0 ports and built-in 7.1-channel audiochipom. Cost MSI 890FX-GD70 is not yet known, however, based on the specifications, the motherboard would be a very expensive solution.