Companion PC 10 - new Classmate PC uses next-gen Atom processor

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Company M & A Technology introduced a new version of netbook based on the reference design Classmate PC. Initially, this inexpensive model for the sphere of education, however, the M & A Technology seems to present its new generation, the result is a modern netbook processor-based next-generation Intel Atom N450. Moreover, it is not a budget: the cost Companion PC 10 is $ 449. Updated Classmate PC has a keyboard and touchpad larger than its predecessor. Companion PC 10 can run either operating system, Windows XP, and Windows 7. New sites have appeared on the online stores.

Companion PC 10 Characteristics:

* Processor Intel Atom N450 (1,66 GHz)
* 1 GB of RAM
* LAN 10/100 Mbps
* Wi-Fi 802.11 B / G / N
* 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels
* Card Reader SD / MMC / MS / MS Pro
* 1.3 megapixel camera
* 160 GB hard drive
* Ports - 3xUSB 2.0, RJ-45, microphone, headphones, D-Sub
* 6-cell battery
* Dimension - 254x195x38 mm
* Weight - 1,615 kg

NZXT introduces the Hades mid-tower case

Company NZXT decided to spoil before the New Year for fans of video games and introduced a new computer case in its series Crafted. Novelty called Hades (Hades), in Greek mythology meant the kingdom of shadows. Perhaps to emphasize this association, the developers painted his creation in the black, and its design resembles a military armored personnel carrier.

Computer case NZXT Hades is made of steel and made in the form factor Mid-Tower. As already mentioned, the case focuses on the community of gamers and enthusiasts, and has four external 5.25-inch bay size, as well as the front door, fitted with holes for additional ventilation. Panel inputs-outputs is located on top and includes a port eSATA, as well as two USB and audio jacks.

Case NZXT Hades equipped with a special bracket for installation of two 2.5-inch SSD drive, as well as holes for mounting a water cooling system. In this case its own cooling system includes a 200 mm fan with red LED backlight, located on the front face, as well as another 200 mm fan on side panel.

In addition, there is a 120 mm fan on the rear panel and one 140 mm fan on the top edge. The latter, incidentally, can be initiated by the user added another 120 mm or 140 mm model. Supplies computer case from NZXT Hades already started, and the recommended price for this device is $ 90/70 euros.

Device for reading electronic books Treelogic E-BOOK Q6

The company introduced Treelogic Treelogic E-BOOK Q6 - a device for reading electronic books. The model is equipped with a 6-inch screen technology-based E-Ink Vizplex last generation, supports a large number of text and image formats, different long operating time, stylish design and thin body.

Among the supported formats e-books - TXT, PDF, EPUB, RTF, TCR, PDB, PRC, MOBI, OPF, OEB, HTM, HTML, CHM, FB2, DJVU, IW44, IW4, DJV. All controls are located in such a way that readers feel comfortable reading, securely hold the device in their hands: under the fingers of his left hand page turning buttons are located, while under the fingers of his right hand - control keys and configure the device. Special velvety coating the back of the reader prevents accidental slipping from his hands.

Screen capable of displaying text and images using 16 shades of gray color with a resolution of 800x600 pixels. With display, built on the technology of E-Ink latest generation model Treelogic E-BOOK Q6 can significantly reduce power consumption, which will display the information with greater contrast, whiteness, and the rate of drawing the image, providing a comfortable reading. In addition to energy-efficient display, equipped with new high-capacity battery, allowing browse over 10 000 pages on a single charge. Charge the battery device can be both from a home electrical outlet, or via USB 2.0.

The device is built based on Samsung ARM 9 CPU Core, running at 400 MHz, equipped with 64 MB of memory for system usage and running the operating system Linux 2.6. For storage of books, music and photos provided SD memory card capacity of 2 GB, which runs in the kit.

E-book Treelogic E-BOOK Q6 is compact (178 x 128,4 x 9,9 mm) and weighs only 228 grams. It will also listen to music or audiobooks, because it has a built-in MP3-player. Other supplied false headphones. In addition, the standard kit includes a convenient carrying case of artificial or natural leather (your choice) with a velvety inner surface, USB-cable, SD-card (2-16 GB) and charger. Model Treelogic E-BOOK Q6 is available in two colors: the choice of available graphite black or pearl-white housing design options. The device goes on sale in Russia in the second half of December 2009.

ECS announces the TIGT-I 'Pine Trail' motherboard

Intel has just announced its new "atomic" platform Pine Trail, as the company's partners have started to provide products based on it. One of the first here was the company ECS, announced the imminent release of its motherboard TIGT-I, equipped with a built-in dual-core chip, Atom D510 with a frequency of 1.66 GHz.

In addition, the motherboard ECS TIGT-I has a chipset NM10, two slots for DDR2 800 memory module and two-port SATA 3.0 Gbps. As graphic component, the integrated GMA 3150 GPU integrated directly into the "atomic" next-generation processor. Among other things, the payment is made in a compact form factor Mini-ITX and no active cooling.

Motherboard ECS TIGT-I is equipped with a port PATA, PCIe x1 slot and four-port USB 2.0, as well as 10/100 Ethernet connector and built-in HD audiochipom. According to the manufacturer, this board can be useful when creating portable devices, for example, MID and low-cost laptops, and nettop. The market ECS TIGT-I can appear in the next month.

PSP-4000 Advert Was a “Mistake”

We have repeatedly reported about the rumors related to the alleged impending release of Sony Corporation of a new game console PSP-4000. Talk about this game console is rife, then reappeared. And now confirm this rumor came from some unexpected quarters - from the ad. In the latest issue of the British edition of MCV Magazine, writing about events in the gaming industry, was published ads Accessories for PSP-version of the video game Little Big Planet. Thus in the list of devices supported by these enhancements can be clearly seen the name PSP-4000.

Journalists online edition Negative Gamer hastened to contact the creators of the advertisement from the firm Accessories 4 Gamers, who stated that the appearance in the list of devices names PSP-4000 is a common mistake. However, the license manager Angela Jones (Angela Jones) is not confirmed, but denied the rumors about the ongoing work with Sony to create a new console PSP.

Recall, according to earlier rumors, games console PSP-4000 can get a slot mediadiski UMD, missing on the Sony PSP Go. Many gamers on such carriers are placed all the accumulated video games, and that is why they are in no hurry to acquire a new generation of portable game consoles.

XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX - version Radeon HD 5770 with a factory overclocked

Japanese company XFX has decided to please the users of the new graphics cards based on Radeon HD 5770. Novelty called XFX Radeon HD 5770 and the XXX is a model with a factory overclocked, whose frequency characteristics are 875 and 5200 MHz for the 40 nm GPU and memory, respectively (the frequency of inflow discharges Radeon HD 5770, we recall, are equal to 850 and 4800 MHz respectively).

In addition, the graphics card XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX equipped with 800 stream processors, 1 GB of GDDR5 memory with 128-bit interface and video outputs Dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. The adapter also supports DirectX 11 and mode CrossFireX, and has already appeared on sale in Japan, where it is 232 dollars (equivalent). In other countries, however, accelerator XFX Radeon HD 5770 XXX should appear later. For example, in Canada it is currently available only for pre-order, and the price it is 207 dollars (equivalent).

Samsung N150: 3G and GPS, as well as the platform Intel Pine Trial

At sites of a number of online shops and the Federal Communication Commission has information on the company's first netbook, Samsung on the new platform from Intel. The model, which will have an index N150 and get 3G modules and GPS chipset from a company Qualcomm Gobi 2000. Furthermore it is known that Samsung N150 gets 10.1-inch screen with 1024 x 600 pixels, 1 GB of RAM, hard disk capacity of 160 GB and a 0.3 megapixel webcam. Also available are three ports USB, VGA-connector, card reader, wireless module and Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n and 6-cell battery that provides up to 7 hours of battery life. Preinstalled OS - Windows 7 Starter.

Also available in catalogs and other models, Samsung NB 30, with the same processor, Intel Atom N450, the same screen and other characteristics with the exception of platform Gobi 2000. Autonomy time and is also less than 6.5 hours. Value of "temporarily unavailable" items in the online catalogs is from 373 to 405 dollars.

LG GS200: inexpensive musical piece

Company LG Electronics unveiled in Russia market functional phone at an affordable price LG GS200. The model has a loud sound and supports the wireless radio.

Housing GS200 is made in the classic combination of red and black. Stain resistant material for the shell provide a decent look of the phone in almost any situation. The screen has a diagonal of 2 inches, as promises to LG, it provides a bright and high-quality image.

Function wireless radio lets you listen to radio without a headset. Due to the external dynamics imposed on the rear panel of the phone, the sound is rich and loud. For wireless transmission of information is Bluetooth 2.0, and synchronization with your PC supports USB 2.0. 1.3-megapixel camera allows you to create photo and video. With support for microSD cards up to 8 GB in the player you can download enough songs. Phone GS200 went on sale in Russia market in December 2009.

Updated version of fring for iPhone and iPod touch

Developers fring mobile client for IP-telephony announced that the online store application Apple AppStore An updated version of fring for the iPhone and iPod touch. This version of fring has been numbered

Major innovations in fring for iPhone and iPod touch version

  • Improved video quality
  • Fixed errors found
  • Added a test video call (video test call)
fring for iPhone and iPod touch version can be downloaded in Apple AppStore or by clicking on the link.

Photos of hybrid camera from Samsung

Tsifrozerkalnye even entry-level camera - the device is quite expensive and far from what could be called a compact device. Thus an ordinary digital camera can not compete with them either on speed or quality. Attempts to find a reasonable compromise is not terminated, as well as to create a hybrid. One such success hybridization chambers are standard Micro 4 / 3, which occupy an intermediate position between DSLRs and compact. But their shortcomings should include the high cost. Poet sought other ways - in the network was pictured "hybrid" cameras Samsung NX10.

This device should not be confused with the computer of the same company with the same index. Among the characteristics of the camera little is known: the model has a 14.6-megapixel sensor, comes with 18-55 mm lens and can shoot at speeds of up to 7 frames per second. The expectation is that the camera Samsung NX10 will take place intermediate between the DSLR and Micro 4 / 3. Official release date models are not reported, as well as information about the price of no. However, it is assumed that its value will be lower than the standard devices Micro 4 / 3, since otherwise the output of this device will not be too much sense.

Motorola Opus One Specifications, Android-smartphone for iDEN networks

Resource Boy Genius Report posted a full list of characteristics smartphone Motorola Opus One. We have already mentioned in the news about this device, it works based on the Android operating system and is designed for cellular networks, iDEN. Motorola Opus One - a besklaviaturnogo candy bar with 3.1-inch touch screen. It is enclosed in a plastic case with rubberized inserts. While still not clear when Motorola Opus One will go on sale and how much it will cost. Smartphone is obviously intended for the U.S. market.

Motorola Opus One Features:

  • Cell standards: iDEN
  • Operating System: Android 1.5
  • Display: 3.1-inch capacitive touch screen, resolution - 320x480 pixels
  • Memory: 512 MB ROM, 256 MB RAM
  • 3-megapixel camera with autofocus
  • Accelerometer sensor approach
  • Wireless: Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g, Bluetooth
  • microSD-slot
  • 2.5-mm jack for headphones
  • Walkie-talkie mode (Push To Talk)
  • A-GPS
  • Dimensions: mm 58 (W), h118 mm (length)
  • Weight: 100 grams

Panasonic Notebook Batteries will work longer

Panasonic has begun mass production of lithium-ion batteries for laptops, which have a higher charge capacity than the currently produced models. Batteries are made in the so-called form-factor of 18650, ie standard size of 65 mm in length and 18 mm in diameter. Users of these models have been known as an assembled unit with a boxy shape. If speaking directly about the characteristics, it is now 18650 batteries from Panasonic will have a capacity of 3100 mAh, while the majority produced is the rate at 2900 mAh, ie increase capacity of about 7% without increasing the size.

According to representatives of Panasonic, this increase was achieved through the use as anode material for the manufacture of nickel. In addition, the company's engineers have made some effort, to increase the safety of batteries. Between the cathode and the anode there is now a layer of metallic oxide, which is expected to prevent overheating of the battery, even in the case of short circuit. Thus, Panasonic claims that their batteries will no longer have such unpleasant possibilities as an explosion.

MSI Wind U130, U135, U140 and U160 - netbooks based on the platform Pine Trail

Company Micro-Star International (MSI) plans to release several netbooks based on the new Intel Atom N450 processor with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz (platform Pine Trail). Models are called MSI Wind U130, U135, U140 and U160. All of these models will be 10.1-inch display, 1 GB of RAM, integrated Intel GMA 3150 graphics, a hard disk volume of 160 yl 250 GB. Operating System - Windows 7 Starter.

On the MSI Wind U130 and U135 are several more. These netbooks are equipped with a display resolution of 1024x600 pixels, 2.5-inch HDDs volume of 160 or 250 GB, 1.3 megapixel camera and card reader 4-in-1. And their communications capabilities are Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 n, Bluetooth 2.0 and optional 3,5 G and WiMAX. Presumably MSI Wind U135 is different from the U130 more capacious hard drive and battery.

Accordingly, it is more expensive model: it will cost 279 pounds ($ 450) and offered in silver, black, blue and red colors. MSI Wind U130, in turn, can be purchased for 229 pounds ($ 369). This netbook will be available in white and black colors. Also worth noting that the new MSI netbook will be a new keyboard (chiclet) and a touchpad with a 20% increase in the surface. Home sales netbook MSI-based Pine Trail is expected in January.

The world's first 40nm 2Gb GDDR5 chip created by Hynix

Company Hynix Semiconductor announced that she was able to create the world's first chip of GDDR5 memory with a density of 2 Gbps, designed to meet the standards of 40 nm process technology. The new chip has a figure of the working voltage 1.35 volts, while its energy consumption by 20 per cent lower than that of chips created by the norms of 50 nm manufacturing process. Note that when using 32-bit I / O interface speed of the data from the new 40 nm chip achieves 28 Gb / s.

It is reported that the new 40 nm chip GDDR5 memory with a density of 2 Gbps can achieve a bandwidth of data at 7 Gbps. (ie operate at a frequency of 7000 MHz). This memory is designed for use in graphics cards and game consoles, and, obviously, will be used in next-generation graphics cards from NVIDIA and AMD. It remains to add that the mass production of 40 nm of GDDR5 memory with a density of 2 Gbit should begin in the second half of 2010.

New netbook Fujitsu LifeBook MH380 with Intel Atom N450 processor

The company introduced the netbook Fujitsu LifeBook MH380. It is built on Intel Atom N450 processor, a new series PineView. According to Fujitsu, this stylish and functional model, which can become an owner for a permanent mobile companion. Indeed, the characteristics of the Fujitsu LifeBook MH380 quite good, for example, it is equipped with HD-display, and its touchpad supports multi-touch. Also at netbook already pre-installed software to work with office documents ThinkFree Mobile Office Suite. While nothing is reported that when Fujitsu LifeBook MH380 will hit the market.

Fujitsu LifeBook MH380 Specifications:
  • Display: 10.1-inch, with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels
  • Processor: Intel Atom N450 with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Hard Disk: 250 GB
  • Communication: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, 100/10 Mbps Ethernet
  • 1.3-megapixel camera
  • Card slot SD / SDHC
  • Weight: 1,3 kg
  • Color: white, black, brown

Qumo Accessories: new models of card reader

Company Qumo begins production of new models of card reader supports all popular memory card standards. Two new models Qumo "Yin & Yan" and "Samurai" are a continuation of ancient Chinese and Japanese subjects, which were previously used to process the producer USB drives.

In addition, Qumo "Samurai" has a built-in USB-connector, whose task is to simplify the process of recording and sharing of data, excluding the connection via cable. It supports all standards of cards from Secure Digital, Micro Secure Digital to Memory Stick and M2.

"Orange" was created in a similar form factor with the yin and yang, they maintain basic standards for memory cards - CompactFlash, Secure Digital (in tons. H. MicroSD), Memory Stick, M2, and xD.

card reader Qumo «Yin and Yang" and Qumo Orange Specifications:
  • Weight: 63 grams
  • Dimensions: 70h42h11 mm
  • USB-connection: cable, USB 2.0
  • Standards Support: CompactFlash (CF I, CF II, Micro Driver), Secure Digital (MMC, RS-MMC, HS-MMC, SD, SD Ultra, SDHC, Mini SD), Micro Secure Digital (T-flash, microSD, microSDHC ), Memory Stick (MS, MS Pro, MS Duo, MS Pro Duo, MS Magic Gate, MS Gate Pro, MS Magic Gate Duo), M2 (Micro MS (M2), xD (xD / xD-Type M (H)

card reader Qumo Samurai Specifications:

  • Weight: 35 grams
  • Dimensions: 73h21h12 mm
  • USB-connection: an integrated connector, USB 2.0
  • Standards Support: Secure Digital (MMC, RS-MMC, HS-MMC, SD, SD Ultra, SDHC, Mini SD), Micro Secure Digital (T-flash, microSD, microSDHC), Memory Stick (MS, MS Pro, MS Duo , MS Pro Duo, MS Magic Gate, MS Gate Pro, MS Magic Gate Duo), M2 (Micro MS (M2).

GPS-navigator Digma DM350 without preinstalled navigation software

TM Digma introduced a full-featured GPS-navigator Digma DM350, supplied without a navigation program - budget option for those users who do not want to overpay for a soft and can be independently set the necessary navigation software. Configure your browser is not closed. The device can be independently configured for simultaneous use of several programs.

GPS-navigator Digma DM350 - the basic model in the line of GPS-navigators Digma with 32-channel GPS-receiver. The model differs thin shell (11,95 mm), compact and lightweight (the weight of the model - 106 grams).

Color 3.5-inch TFT-LCD has an anti-reflective coating provides a comfortable viewing navigation information. Touch screen with large colored icons is optimized for comfort and control. To load data you can use the internal memory (1 GB), as well as cards microSD.

Another feature of this model - active car holder, whereby when installing GPS-navigator is its automatic connection. Additional multimedia features: MP3-player, photo viewer. The suggested retail price is 2900 RUR host devices.

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook Gets Atom N450

Dell is planning to update their netbook Inspiron Mini 10. The new model will be based on Intel Atom processors, a new generation (platform Pine Trail). Updated netbook gets the widest set of options: you can choose one of three operating systems that complement the complete set of a TV-tuner, HD-display, 3G wireless adapters, or Bluetooth module, and even Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator. A 6-cell battery of the new Inspiron Mini 10 will provide more than 9 hours of battery operation. Netbook goes on sale in the U.S. on Jan. 5, 2010, and in other regions - January 7. Its cost is $ 299 and above.

Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Netbook updated Features :
  • Display: 10.1-inch, 1366x768 dots or 1024h600
  • Processor: Intel Atom N450 (1,66 GHz)
  • Operating system: Windows 7 Starter Edition, Windows XP Home or Ubuntu 9.04
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Winchester: 160/250 GB
  • Adapter Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g
  • Options: Bluetooth, 3G, GPS, Broadcom Crystal HD Media Accelerator, TV tuner
  • Autonomy time: up to 9,5 hours
  • Dimensions: 266,7 x198, 12x33 mm
  • Weight: 1,25 or 1,4 kg (depending on battery)
  • Color: black, white, blue, purple, red, green and pink