Intel plans to lower the prices of some processors in January

Sunday, December 27, 2009

It is known that Intel is going to formally present its new processors Clarkdale in early January. These chips are interesting, first of all, that is the first desktop solutions built on standards of 32-nm process technology and equipped with integrated video core.

Earlier it was reported that Intel plans to initially release five new processors Clarkdale, including models Core i5-670/661/660/650 and Pentium G6950, which will cost $ 284 / $ 196 / $ 196 / $ 176 / $ 87 respectively. Almost simultaneously, the global chip maker plans to cut prices on some of the previous generation CPU, which will come to replace the new 32-nm solutions.

Reduced prices touched a few chips of primary and secondary levels. For example, the cost of Pentium E6500 will drop from $ 84 to $ 74, the price of Pentium E5400 will drop from $ 74 to $ 64, and the cost model Pentium E3300 should fall from $ 53 to $ 43. In addition, on February 28 Intel plans to release a new CPU Core i7-930, which will cost $ 284, and in March, is expected to debut its flagship shestiyadernika Core i7-980X, the price of which is established at $ 999.

Green House released a new high-capacity and high-speed CompactFlash cards

The Japanese company Green House has introduced a new series of memory card formats CompactFlash Type I. Model GH-CF8GVX, GH-CF16GVX and GH-CF32VX have a capacity of 8, 16 and 32 GB respectively. New maps correspond to the CF 4.1 specification and supports UDMA mode 6. Speed reading and writing new CompactFlash from Green House is 90 Mbps and 80 Mbps respectively.

Green House GH-CF8GVX, GH-CF16GVX and GH-CF32VX intended primarily for use in digital cameras: they allow you to store large amounts of data and record files at high speed. Dimensions cards are 42,8 h36, 4x3, 3 mm, weight - 15 grams. The cost of 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB card is $ 151, $ 293 and $ 566 respectively.

Netbook Lenovo IdeaPad S12 ION already on sale

BTC Company announced an exclusive supply Lenovo IdeaPad S12 ION - netbook platform NVIDIA ION with operating system Windows 7. New inherited features of previous models - the original design, technology, face recognition VeriFace for easy entry into the operating system, a fast connection to the Internet and the opportunities for interactive entertainment. An additional module allows you to operate WiMax networks in the 4G and upload web content with high speed. Netbook enclosed in a stylish and compact body with a full-size keyboard.

To store photos, music and video files IdeaPad S12 ION offers a hard drive up to 320 GB and 3 GB of RAM. Netbook comes with an Intel Atom processor and graphics NVIDIA ION, thanks to a compact and affordable netbook provides graphics quality and a clear picture with HD resolution of 1080 pixels.

IdeaPad S12 ION Features:

* Display - 12,1 WXGA (1280 x 800), LED backlight
* Processor - Intel Atom N270 1,6 GHz
* Graphics - NVIDIA ION (video playback up to 1080p)
* Memory - up to 3 GB DDR2 533 MHz
* Hard Drive - up to 320GB SATA
* Working hours - 3 hours with 3-yach. battery, 6 hours with 6-yach.
* Weight - 1.4 kg with 3-yach. battery, 1.55 kg with a 6-yach.
* Dimensions - 292 x 216 x 22-28,9 mm
* Communication - 10/100 Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, module WiMax (optional)
* Advanced - 3 x USB, slot ExpressSard, 4-in-1 card reader, VGA, RJA45, HDMI, stereo speakers with Dolby Headphone technology
* OS - Windows 7

Netbook ColibriComstar with WiMAX, 3G and Wi-Fi went on sale

Comstar UTS announced the commencement of sales of netbooks ColibriComstar at retail Comstar in Moscow. On 25 December 2009 netbook ColibriComstar, equipped with a set of modern technologies of wireless broadband Internet access of several standards - WiMAX HSDPA / GPRS / EDGE and Wi-Fi. Netbook ColibriComstar can be purchased separately and with the connection of special fares. Netbook ColibriComstar without connection is 23300 rubles. ColibriComstar + year of unlimited access to Comstar WiMAX + package 1 GB for 1000 rubles. at the rate of "Onlayner" from MTS sells for 24,900 rubles. This kit ColibriComstar + year of unlimited access to mobile Internet Comstar WiMAX is 23900 rubles.

ColibriComstar Features:

* 10.1-inch TFT display
* Processor Intel Atom Z270 1,6 GHz
* Memory 1 GB DDR 533
* SSD capacity of 16 GB
* Wireless technologies - WiMAX (4G) / 3G/GPRS/Wi-Fi
* Built-in web camera
* Dimension - 257x179x19, 7 mm
* Weight - 935 grams

Toshiba Qosmio X500 - new gaming laptop

Toshiba has announced the release of gaming laptop Qosmio X500. New, designed for game enthusiasts, combines high performance and the latest graphic design. Notebook dressed in a stylish red body and black coloring. 18.4-inch screen (46.7 cm), Blu-Ray drive and a program for Toshiba Resolution + upscaling make Qosmio X500 and multimedia solutions.

Notebook is equipped with quad-core Intel and the graphics system Nvidia. 18.4-inch Full HD LCD display with 16:9 aspect ratio and resolution up to 1920 x 1080 pixels gives a clear picture quality even in fast-changing scenes. Qosmio X500 SSD has a capacity of 64 GB. Solid-state drive provides a fast initial load and high speed loading for non-stop gameplay. Complete picture of the traditional gaming quality sound stereo speakers Harman Kardon.

Touchpad with function Multi-Touch Control provides an alternative to conventional scrolling. For quick and convenient access to the Qosmio X500 is equipped with a fingerprint scanner and utility Toshiba Face Recognition, uses the image captured an HD webcam. Utility Toshiba ConfigFree makes setting up wireless networks and access to the network via a built-in WLAN interface or via Bluetooth.

Qosmio X500, depending on the configuration equipped with a memory type DDR3 (1066 MHz) with up to 8 GB and can contain up to 2 hard drives with total capacity up to 1 TB. External devices are connected through 3 USB 2.0 connector or combined eSATA / USB. All 4 slots are compatible with USB Sleep-and-Charge, through which mobile devices can be recharged even when turned off leptope. Port REGZA-Link HDMI-CEC (High Definition Multimedia Interface - Consumer Electronics Control) allows you to connect to a laptop external video and audio products, which are controlled from one panel. And, finally, complete the picture of multimedia possibilities Qosmio X500 port Bridge Media 5-in-1, and FireWire.

Samsung's 14MP CL80 packs integrated WiFi, 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen

The website of Samsung appeared detailed specifications of the new compact camera, while not officially announced. Judging from the data, a new camera called the Samsung CL80 promises to be a very interesting device. For example, it will become one of the few on the market vehicles of similar class, equipped with integrated Wi-Fi module.

Furthermore, among the camera features Samsung CL80 present a matrix with a resolution of 14 megapixel, optical image stabilization system, as well as capacitive AMOLED display with a diagonal of 3.7 inches, whose touch-sensitive surface provides tactile response on pressing. There is also wide-angle lens with a seven-time optical zoom, a slot for microSD memory cards, and feature high-resolution video capture as a record in 720p format H.264.

Samsung CL80 Connecting the camera to the computer is via USB 2.0. In addition, a special feature Instant Upload allows users to upload captured images on projects Facebook, Flickr, Photobox and Picasa. There is also the ability to upload videos to YouTube via Wi-Fi connection. On the price and release date of the new compact cameras Samsung CL80 has not said a word, but these and other details about this remarkable product can be known in January at CES 2010.

Thermaltake's next flagship CPU cooler exposed

Company Thermaltake, known as a manufacturer of quality computer components, is preparing to be shown at the January 2010 CES, many new products. One of these items will surely become a new flagship CPU cooler, called the Frio.

New CPU cooler Thermaltake Frio is made in the form of a tower consisting of a set of aluminum fins with thickness of 0,05 mm. In addition, there are five U-shaped copper tubes teplootvodnyh 8 mm in diameter and 120 mm VR fan speed of rotation from 1200 to 2500 revolutions per minute.

Most likely, CPU cooler Thermaltake Frio supports interoperability with Intel LGA 775, 1156, 1366, as well as AMD chips as the structural AM2, AM2 +, AM3. For more information, obviously, will be available at CES 2010, which will open its doors on January 7.

BlackBerry Tour2 9650 Hands On

Resource Boy Genius Report shared his impressions of the smartphone BlackBerry 9650 (Tour 2) and posted it on "live" photos. This device is now being prepared and has not yet been formally submitted. It is easy to guess that it is the successor of the first BlackBerry Tour and performed in the same candybar with a horizontal display and a QWERTY keyboard. According to unofficial data, BlackBerry 9650 works in cellular networks, CDMA and GSM / UMTS, equipped with a camera with a resolution of 3.2 megapixel or higher and a wireless adapter Wi-Fi.

According to Boy Genius Report, BlackBerry 9650 size is almost the same as the Tour, although the device and not completely identical. Journalists also left a favorable impression of the work of the optical trackpad and keyboard. In addition, BlackBerry 9650 more productive and working fast enough. This is not surprising: it uses the same processor as the BlackBerry Storm 2. Wi-Fi, as the source pointed out, works quite normally, as with other BlackBerry. It is expected that the BlackBerry 9650 smartphone will be released in January or February next year, the American operator Verizon or Sprint.

GlacialStars IceHut 5059 - Cooler for Intel processors from GlacialTech

The company introduced GlacialTech coolers for processors Intel - IceHut 5059 under the brand GlacialStars. Designed for performance systems based on Intel socket 775 cooler GlacialStars IceHut 5059 is positioned as an economical and reliable solution.

In accordance with ISO 9001 and 14001 GlacialStars uses thermal paste on the basis of nano-particles of metal oxides and macromolecules in order to maintain low temperature of the processor. According to the manufacturer, it provides a high thermal conductivity, low turnover and resistance to high temperatures cooler. Approximate price is 260 rubles. In the new market in Russia is expected in March.

GlacialStars IceHut 5059 Features:

* Type Socket - LGA775
* Compatible with Intel Celeron 440 (35 W), Intel Core 2 Duo (65 W), Intel Core 2 Quad (95 W)
* Dimensions cooler - 90h55 mm
* Weight cooler - 263 grams
* Rated voltage DC 12 V
* Bearing Type - bearing
* Fan Dimensions - 92 x 25 mm
* Speed - 2100 (± 10%) rpm
* Noise - 25 dBA

Internet Center ZyXEL NBG318S - speed torrents, IPTV

The company introduced ZyXEL Internet Center ZyXEL NBG318S. As the producer, a model designed specifically for use on a dedicated line to the Ethernet networks of providers offering unlimited tariff plans in speed (up to 100 Mbps), a variety of local resources and the ability to view IP-high-definition television receiver with IPTV. In the development and adaptation, he was tested in the networks of leading Russian Internet providers, including Corbina Telecom "/" Beeline », QWERTY, NetByNet and Onlime. Internet Center supports 802.1x authentication, and thanks to technology ZyXEL Link Duo provides simultaneous Internet access and resources area network without the need for alternative firmware.

NBG318S running proprietary operating system, real-time ZyNOS, widely used in professional networking solutions ZyXEL. It is possible to achieve speed connection to the Internet protocol PPTP, L2TP, PPPoE up to 55 Mbps and high performance with heavy file sharing networks BitTorrent, eMule and DirectConnect. In addition, this model is implemented in hardware mode TVport, through which the IPTV signal from any flow rate is transmitted without delay and disruption, even when fully loaded Internet-channel applications such as ?Torrent. IPTV receiver may be connected to NBG318S either directly over Ethernet, and via a built-in Powerline adapter HomePlug AV.

Customize NBG318S not complicated - just select from the list in the program NetFriend their city, provider, tariff plan issued by the provider and enter the username and password. Built-in wireless access point is certified Wi-Fi Alliance, and supports Wireless Protected Setup (WPS) for easy and safe connection of compatible adapters and computers running operating systems from Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7.

LG XG1 Chic - a capacious and quiet external hard disk

Company LG Electronics presented in the Korean market, external hard drive XG1 Chic. This 3.5-inch model, equipped with a cooling system that operates with low noise levels. Winchester LG XG1 Chic data interface supports SATA II. It is offered in variants of various capacities: 1, 1,5 and 2 TB. And thanks to a special support base hard drive can be conveniently installed on a table at home or office.

LG XG1 Chic capacity of 1 TB is already on sale in South Korea, it is proposed in white and black color. The cost of the hard drive of 140 000 won, it's about $ 120. In January next year on the market will come as 1,5 and 2 TB version of the device. While not reported, when LG XG1 Chic will do to other markets.

Children's Laptop OLPC XO 1.5 will work with Windows 7

A non-profit organization One Laptop per Child (OLPC) has announced plans to produce laptops for children. Its purpose is to provide 500 million children's mini-laptops, which can be used for educational purposes. This is especially important for developing countries. The first OLPC XO laptop already received 1.4 million children in 35 countries, and after him come out new models.

OLPC XO 1.5 - will be executed in the same design as the XO 1.0, just replace the AMD processor in a more productive VIA. In addition, the XO 1.5 will be 4 times greater volume of operational and flash memory. New children's laptop will be released in January 2010 and will cost about $ 200. Interestingly, he will work with both Linux and Windows. Preliminary data suggest that this will be a new version - Windows 7, moreover, some sources predict that the project in general deviate from the concept of Open Source.

OLPC XO 1.75 - a mini-laptop with a design almost like a predecessor, but with a rubberised surface of the shell. The device receives 8.9-inch touch screen and an ARM processor from Marvell. Its performance will be twice as much, and power consumption of only one quarter of the rate of previous models. OLPC XO 1.75 will be released in early 2011 and will cost only $ 150 or even less.

OLPC XO 3.0 - the device in the new design in the form of a thin flexible plastic sheet with the sensor surface. We already wrote about it in the news in some detail, there are already pictures of the concept XO 3.0. This model will be released in 2012 and will be even cheaper: it costs not to exceed $ 100.

Future DisplayLink chips will be able to transmit HD video via USB 3.0

It is known that currently the most popular interface for transferring high-definition video connectors are DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort. In the near future, however, a serious competition, they may compile the latest standard for high-speed standard SuperSpeed USB 3.0, are becoming increasingly common in computer devices and consumer electronics.

Company DisplayLink, specializing in the production of chips for video transmission via the USB port, announced plans to begin shipping the chip with support for standard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 in the second half of 2010. In addition, the manufacturer plans to demonstrate a prototype device based on this chip at CES 2010, which will be held from 7 to 10 January in the U.S. Las Vegas.

In fact, the standard SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the first USB protocol allows you to streaming high-definition video. We already know that the prototype from DisplayLink devices allow for video transfer rate up to 4.8 Gbps. Thus, using these cards will be possible to connect via USB-port for external display netbook with a big diagonal, and display it on the image of very high quality. Of course, this requires that the highest resolution supported GPU computer.