Packard Bell Valentino Rossi - Stylish netbook

Thursday, December 17, 2009

While Dell painted their models nail polish, Acer offers netbooks in the colors of Scuderia Ferrari. Given the enormous popularity of the automaker, the models occupy a share of the market - unlike cars Ferrari netbooks with its logo can not afford more than the number of people. Company Packard Bell has decided to follow in the footsteps just Acer. As the place of the most popular car team has been busy, then glance fell on motorcycling. Thus it was decided to rely not on any one manufacturer of motorcycles, and on one of the best riders - Valentino Rossi. Perhaps it is not as widely known as Michael Schumacher, but his accomplishments are also impressive - 9 league titles from 1997 to 2009, including five of them consecutive.

The result of cooperation racer and manufacturer of computers became netbook Packard Bell Valentino Rossi. The company this model hints at the similarity of the powerful and fast bikes with ultroportativnym CULV-netbooks. In fact, besides the peculiar colors, designed by the artist Druids Aldo (Aldo Druids), which is responsible for the design of overalls Rossi, the model is an exact copy ackard Bell dot Netbook VR46. At the moment this information is preliminary. VR46 Standard equipment includes a 11.6-inch display, 1.3-GHz Celeron M, 3 GB RAM, 250 GB hard drive and graphics card GMA 4500MHD.

Official price and release date netbook not disclosed, but according to rumors, it appears after the New Year and will cost about $ 650.

The Chinese company OPPO prepares Android-smartphone

The Chinese company OPPO, known mainly for its portable media players, has decided to release its own Android-smartphone. Staff should arrive on the market next year. Currently, information about it a little. It is known that the device is equipped with a 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen with WVGA resolution and sliding QWERTY-keyboard. Also it has a wireless adapter Wi-Fi.

Images Android-smartphone OPPO has published one of the Chinese resources. They are, rather, the concept design of this model. Is seen that the display module is very thin, and the keyboard is quite solid. It is not known even the name of the model. The source reports that she will be released in the first quarter of 2010.

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Nvidia Tegra 2 at CES: smartbuki, tablets and smartphones in 2010

On the new platform, Nvidia Tegra 2 is currently available only to a number of more or less credible rumors, but perhaps this situation will change after the exhibition CES 2010, where the company Nvidia is planning to not only show the Tegra chips 2, and turnkey solutions to OEM-partners. And in the first half of 2010 can already be expected smartbuki, tablets and smartphones based on them. This information came from one of the vice-presidents of the company, Michael Hara (Michael Hara). Bulk same output devices, he said, will be in the second half of next year.

Release of devices based on Tegra 2 also will be accompanied by intensive introduction of the company's products to market smartphones. Attempts of the introduction of Nvidia beginning with the first generation platform Tegra, announced in mid-2008. However, the platform did not cause the expected interest, and, in fact, the only large-scale device based on it became a media player Microsoft Zune HD. Accurate information on the platform of the second generation are unknown, but it is expected that the characteristics of the original Tegra will be exceeded by half. Nvidia Tegra 2 will be built on 40-nm processors, but its main purpose will be to achieve full-fledged PC capabilities for Web browsing and video playback on a portable device.

Olympic series from Acer

It was quite a short time left before the next Winter Olympics. Among the main partners of this sporting event also includes computer makers Acer, who noted the special series of notebooks, netbooks and LCD-TVs. In its framework will be presented special models of such devices as Aspire 1810T, 4810T, 1410 and G245H LCD. Model differs from the serial data devices will be the presence of the Olympic Games logo on the lid and the keyboard. For a complete set of specifications and it will be the production model.

In addition, for the needs of the Olympic Committee and organizers of the Olympics will be presented by Acer 6500 units of equipment and 100 engineers and technicians to service it. The major models for equipping the Olympics will Veriton 1000 and TravelMate 6592.

Sparkle unveils GeForce GT 240 with 1GB GDDR5

Sparkle company decided to renew its holiday product line of another video card based on GeForce GT 240. The new adapter called SXT2401024D5-NM and is a solution with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory on board (previously announced models SXT2401024S3-NM, recall, has a slower memory GDDR3).

Graphics card SXT2401024D5-NM is built on 40 nm chip GT215, associated with 128-bit bus, and is equipped with 96 stream processors and video outputs D-Sub, DVI and HDMI. For its non-reference cooler cooling corresponds to a single fan, whose speed ranges from 2700 to 3300 revolutions per minute.

Clock frequency accelerator SXT2401024D5-NM is 550 and 1340 MHz for the GPU and memory respectively, and the emergence of a new video card for sale by Sparkle is expected shortly at a price below 100 euros.

Cherrypal Africa and Bing - 7-inch netbook for $ 99, and 13.3-inch netbook

Company Cherrypal announced the world's first netbook for $ 99, it's called Africa. This compact model with a 7-inch display, it runs on operating systems, Linux or Windows CE. Cherrypal Africa is based on the processor with a clock frequency of 400 MHz, equipped with 256 MB of RAM and 2 GB flash drive. In addition, the netbook and more energy efficiency. According to the company, it is designed for emerging markets.

But in addition to $ 99 Cherrypal Africa, the company introduced yet another netbook - Cherrypal Bing. This is a big 13.3-inch model based on Intel N280 processor with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz. It is running Windows XP. Among the features of this netbook - 1 GB of RAM, hard drive 160 GB and a built-in adapter Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g. Also Cherrypal Bing has a 1.3 megapixel web camera and card reader SD / MMC / MS. The cost of this model is also fairly low, especially considering its relatively large size of the screen: it is $ 389. Buy two new items already available in Cherrypal Open Store.

Samsung SNE-60K - e-reader with Wi-Fi for the international market

According to the resource Samsung Hub, the company Samsung Electronics is preparing to release e-book SNE-60K. This model, according to the source, will support wireless Wi-Fi and intended for the international market. Now South Korea has already sold e-reader Samsung SNE-50K, it is equipped with a 5-inch touch screen with handwriting recognition and wireless capabilities is not.

It is not clear whether the new model Samsung SNE-60K is a variant SNE-50K, with only the support of Wi-Fi, or it will be completely different device - this is still not reported. The source has not indicated what new items have to be diagonal display, whether it will touch and did not give other characteristics of electronic books. It is likely that the situation will be clarified at CES 2010 in January next year, it will probably take place announcement Samsung SNE-60K.

Firefox 3.5.6 update came out with three critical patches

Company Mozilla updated its Firefox browser to version 3.5.6. In this version, according to developers, has been fixed three critical vulnerabilities. Two of them were related to technology, media playback format OGG: one with a library liboggplay and one - with a library libtheora. Results in the new Firefox 3.5.6 - 62 corrections them, including the carry function increase the stability of the browser.

The developers recommend the Firefox update to version 3.5.6 as soon as possible, it is already available for the operating systems Windows, Mac and Linux. This update is available on the site, and users of Firefox 3.5 and Firefox 3 will be notified about new version and it will be installed automatically when you restart the browser. It is also worth noting that the major upgrade of Firefox 3.6 ready by the end of next year.

Canon EOS 350D is able to survive the fall from a height of 1 km

Many consumers are used to express the claim on the quality of modern electronics and photography. They say all these complex devices break down at the slightest jolt or shock. In some cases, this dissatisfaction has is well founded. However, the opposite happens, and history, proving the amazing vitality of the individual gadgets.

For example, the forum Fred Miranda is not so long ago appeared truly incredible story, in which hard to believe, if not attached pictures. Some photographer decided to capture the neighborhood with a bird's-eye view and secured to the helmet mirror camera Canon Rebel XT (she's Canon EOS 350D). However, during the protracted parachute jump at an altitude of 3000 feet (slightly less than 1 km), the camera suddenly flew off with the helmet and went to the incomprehensible distances.

But the most striking thing is that when the Canon Rebel XT found after the fall, she was virtually unscathed. After the inspection revealed a crack in the plastic case, and even when zooming with the lens whale now, there is little vibration. In addition, as seen in the pictures, the camera has been smeared into the ground and grass, but after treatment is again fully functional. Moreover, the assurances of another photographer, parachutist, he continues to use it. What can we say? Unbelievable but true!

MSI bringing one more Radeon HD 5770 to market

Taiwanese company MSI, known as a manufacturer of high-class graphics accelerators, has decided to renew its product line is one solution. Novelty called R5770-PMD1G and represents yet another version of the Radeon HD 5770 graphics card with non-reference cooler and stock frequencies. Latest equal to 850 and 4800 MHz for the GPU and memory respectively.

In addition, the adapter MSI R5770-PMD1G supports increasing the voltage applied to the video processor, up to a maximum of 1.3 volts with the aid going to set utility Afterburner. Such technology is a big plus for overclockers, because it can increase the frequency of the GPU, thus improving its performance.

For VGA card MSI R5770-PMD1G answers already mentioned dual-slot cooler with a 80 mm fan that supports PWM functionality. In addition, the accelerator is equipped with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory with 128-bit interface, video out DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort, as well as technology to support DirectX 11 and the regime CrossFireX. About the price of this interesting product has not yet reported.

Gigabyte adds USB 3.0 to H57 motherboard

Just recently, we reported on the development of three available by Gigabyte motherboard chipset Intel H55, intended for future 32 nm processors Clarkdale. And we now know that the plans contain the issue of Taiwan products more functional, and probably more expensive product - mainboard GA-H57M-USB3 based on the chipset Intel H57.

Motherboard GA-H57M-USB3 done in a blue color scheme, and its printed circuit board contains two ounces of copper (about 56.7 grams), which increases the reliability of the device. The fee is designed to interact with Intel chips in performance LGA 1156 and has four slots for memory modules DDR3, as well as two expansion slots for PCI-Express x16 with support for the regime CrossFireX.

In accordance with its name motherboard GA-H57M-USB3 equipped with two ports USB 3.0, and one eSATA connector and seven-port SATA 3.0 Gbps. There is also a slot Gigabit Ethernet, function DualBIOS, an integrated 7.1-channel video outputs plus audiochip D-Sub, DVI and HDMI. The exact release date and price of the motherboard is still unknown, but you can count on its appearance in stores in late December or early January.

LaCie introduces Rikiki portable hard drive

French company LaCie introduced a new external 2.5-inch hard drive called LaCie Rikiki, which, as the manufacturer, is the most compact in the world in its category. Hard disk size 109,7 x 75 x 13.4 mm and weighing 158 grams is enclosed in a brushed aluminum casing, thus avoiding unwanted fingerprints.

Connect the device to interface USB 2.0, and is compatible with all PC and Mac. Winchester presented in several versions: 250 GB, 500 GB and 640 GB. LaCie Rikiki also comes with a simplified software for quick setup and greater ease of use, as well as the company offers software USB Boost to increase speed up to 33%.

An external hard drive Rikiki company offers two-year warranty. Winchester can buy now. LaCie Rikiki Cost is $ 74.99 for the 250 GB model, $ 109.99 - for 500 GB and 640 GB capacity model will cost in the $ 149,99.

Asus P7H55-M Pro board pictured and priced

We already reported about a trio of motherboards Gigabyte, performed at the base of chipset Intel H55 and designed for 32-nm processors Clarkdale. And now appeared information on a similar model from another leading manufacturer of motherboards company ASUSTeK Computer.

This motherboard is called ASUS P7H55-M Pro, and a solution in the form factor micro-ATX, calculated on the interaction with 45-nm and 32 nm Intel chips in performance LGA 1156. The board is equipped with 4 +2 phase power system with a special chip EPU (Energy Processing Unit), contributing to energy conservation. In addition, there is instantaneous load OS ExpressGate and technology TurboV, helping to disperse the system components.

Motherboard ASUS P7H55-M Pro has four slots for DDR3 memory modules 2133, one expansion slot PCI-Express x16, six SATA 3.0 Gbps ports and connector Gigabit Ethernet. There is also an integrated 7.1-channel audiochip, and as board supports processors with integrated GPU, it is equipped with video outputs D-Sub, DVI and HDMI. The new board ASUS P7H55-M Pro is already available for pre-order at the price of 112 euros.

The first screenshots of the operating system, Samsung Bada

Presentation of the new operating system, Samsung Bada was held last week, but now the network entered its first screenshots. Externally, the interface is very similar Bada TouchWiz, which is used for Samsung mobile phones with touch screen. On the screenshots you can see the start screen of the new platform Samsung, sections for dialing and messaging, music player, the main menu and so on. You can also notice that the Bada uses elements of other mobile operating systems and more similar to Symbian.

Recall a little over a week ago, Samsung unveiled the details of Bada and submitted a package for application development (SDK). According to the company, the new operating system opens opportunities for developers, providing them access to all major components of the system. They can create a variety of applications for mobile devices based on Bada, including using a wide range of sensors: accelerometer, sensor height, movement, activity and so on. Production of the first devices running Samsung Bada is expected next year.

ABBYY FotoTranslate for smartphones Nokia

The company announced the release of ABBYY ABBYY FotoTranslate - program for smartphones Nokia, which allows you to quickly and accurately translate the words to pictures made built-in camera on mobile devices. In one application, combined mobile version of FineReader optical character recognition and modern electronic dictionaries. To use the new program does not require an Internet connection, network coverage or access to any external database of dictionaries - all that is necessary for recognition and translation is already in the ABBYY FotoTranslate.

ABBYY FotoTranslate supports translation from English, German, French, Italian, Spanish into Russian and from Russian into these languages. It uses the most modern dictionaries known authors, publishers, as well as current and complete versions of dictionaries ABBYY Lingvo, developed by the company itself ABBYY.

To translate, simply take pictures of the word, the program does the rest. Word on the photo will be recognized and automatically converted to text, then the program finds its meaning in the dictionary and the translation appears on the screen. If part of the word was not included in the frame, ABBYY FotoTranslate suggest possible spellings, from which you can select the appropriate. If you photographed the whole text, the application will translate all the words in the picture, with no need to make new photos.

Supported devices: Nokia smartphones running Symbian OS S60, 2-megapixel built-in camera: and above with autofocus. ABBYY FotoTranslate will be produced in two versions:

* ABBYY FotoTranslate version with one language. Includes one direction of translation for one of five languages. Currently available lines "English -> Russian" and "German -> Russian, soon to be released a version for translation from French, Italian and Spanish into Russian and from Russian into the languages listed above. ABBYY FotoTranslate version with one language only sold as a download-version of the online store site ABBYY and other popular online stores. The recommended retail price - 290 rubles for one direction of translation.
* ABBYY FotoTranslate Multi-language version. It offers the possibility of translation from five European languages into Russian. Home sales ABBYY FotoTranslate Multi-language version is planned for February 2010, the product will be available as a boxed product, and as a download-version.

Smartphone BlackBerry 9650 - "live" photo heir BlackBerry Tour

The forum resource CrackBerry has several photos of BlackBerry 9650. He is also known under the code name Essex or Tour 2, as is indeed the heir to the BlackBerry Tour. The device is a monoblock with a display 480h360 pixels and an integrated QWERTY keyboard. In the new photographs show that the BlackBerry 9650 is designed for the American operator Sprint and works on BlackBerry OS

According to unofficial data, which appeared online earlier, BlackBerry 9650 supports the standards for cellular CDMA and GSM / UMTS, it is equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera (and maybe a camera with high resolution) and a wireless module, Wi-Fi. No further details about the characteristics of the device yet. According to the same data, start selling the device next year, probably in January or February. Official confirmation of this information from Research In Motion has not yet been reported.

Nettop Wexler VisION-2 on the basis NVIDIA ION bundled with Left 4 Dead 2

Russia producer of PC and server company Avirsa Electronics to offer customers a new universal nettop WEXLER VisION-2 in gift fresh version of the acclaimed multiplayer shooter - a game Left 4 Dead 2. Members compact PC WEXLER VisION-2 will be able to enjoy the new opportunities the second version of the game - Left 4 Dead 2 with a bundle of graphics NVIDIA ION platform and processor Intel Atom Dual Core. This makes WEXLER.VisION-2 system, which has DirectX 10 graphics with enhanced connection to the digital display. NVIDIA CUDA technology to accelerate demanding computing applications, providing PC great opportunities to work with visual content. The system supports Full HD 1080p video with 7.1-channel audio, advanced games and premium versions of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

WEXLER.VisION-2 - an advanced version of a mini computer for entertainment WEXLER.VisION. Improvement were virtually all the key parameters, with the price of new computers increased slightly - (an average of 1 thousand rbl.):

* More powerful dual-core Intel Atom processor 330 gives an increase in productivity.
* By the DVI port is added HDMI, which gives great opportunities to connect display devices: TVs, video projectors and monitors.
* Multi-format card reader supports popular types of memory cards.
* The module Wi-Fi, the computer can be easily integrated into a wireless home network and become a true home entertainment center.

Optionally, you can buy compact drive DVD, made in a similar style with the computer itself. Moreover, specially provided for mounting the drive to the hull with magnets, as well as placement in a single stand.

BenQ presents its first 27-inch monitor M2700HD

Taiwanese company BenQ has decided to present users with their own New Year's gift in the form of its first 27-inch LCD monitor. Novelty called M2700HD supports Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) and has a dynamic contrast ratio 50 000: 1.

Thus the image brightness of the monitor BenQ M2700HD is 400 nits, and the response time is 5 ms. The monitor is equipped with 10-watt surround sound system EmbracingSound, as well as a special feature Senseye Human Vision Technology. The latest technology allows you to optimize image quality by fine tuning any parameters, including brightness, dynamic contrast ratio, color hue, saturation and sharpness.

Monitor BenQ M2700HD is equipped with two interfaces, HDMI 1.3, as well as component, composite and SPDIF connectors. Included with the monitor remote control is included, and its sales should start this week.

CLEVO M81P - netbook with 3G modem

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified netbook CLEVO M81P. This 10-inch integrated solution 3,75 G / HSPA modem. Display CLEVO M81P - 10,1-inch, with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels. Netbook is based on Intel Atom N270 processor with a clock frequency and is running Windows 7. Also he has 2 GB of RAM and a 2.5-inch hard drive (its size is not specified, apparently, it can vary).

Of the other characteristics CLEVO M81P in FCC documents can be found mention of the card reader 7-in-1 (MMC / SD / MS / MS Pro / MS Duo / miniSD / RS MMC, the last three formats - via adapter), and 10/100 Mbit / s Ethernet LAN, as well as sizes - 271h188, 6h19, 5 - 28 mm. That is, the model is fairly thin for 10-inch netbook. It is not clear when it goes on sale and how much it cost.