Mini-Corps HKC 003 and 007 for home and small offices

Thursday, March 25, 2010

On the Russian market out new models of buildings HKC - 003 and 007. Both covers have the form-factor mini ITX, thus have compact dimensions and weight. The new models are designed for use at home or small office. Due to its low cost, power consumption and silent operation corps will occupy a worthy place in your niche.
Model HKC 003 will be comfortable for those who like to work with traditional buildings. Despite the horizontal orientation of corps, the location of CD-ROM and audio outputs on it are most familiar. According to the manufacturer, users will enjoy the high quality of assembly, including, worthy of special note the presence of smooth edges in the hull structure.
A suitable choice for use as a thin client is a housing HKC 007. Easy to install and unpretentious in the process of operation, the case will become an assistant for office. The body has only the bare necessities: a compartment for 2.5-inch disk, audio and USB outputs. He has a modest size (the longest side - 20 cm) and low power consumption (60/80 Watt).

Miniature shell save space on your workspace and help to optimize it for comfortable work. Model building 007 provides attachment to the monitor (as an option). New items available in retail sales in April-May 2010 at an estimated retail price of HKC mini-ITX 003 - 1800 rubles, and HKC mini-ITX 007 - 2140 rubles.

Toshiba produces a thin 750-GB hard drive for notebooks

Toshiba Corporation has made another step toward making this replacement notebooks desktop computers. The Japanese manufacturer has released a new hard drive form factor 2.5-inch with two magnetic plates, whose capacity for the first time for devices of this kind than 750 GB.
New feature called MK7559GSXP and despite a huge capacity, has the same thickness of 9.5 mm, and the majority of thin notebook hard disk drives. Thus, this hard drive is well suited for use in thin and light notebooks, as well as desktop-class all-in-one and digital media player.

Hard disk MK7559GSXP 750 GB is connected to the system via SATA 3.0 Gbps and has a spindle speed of 5400 rpm, while its energy consumption by about 14 percent less than the model with a capacity of 640 GB. Thus, the use of a new HDD in theory will improve battery life for mobile computers.

In addition to MK7559GSXP Toshiba has introduced the range of hard drive MKxx59GSM, which included a model with a capacity of 750 GB and 1 TB with three plates and a somewhat greater thickness of 12,5 mm. These hard drives, obviously, are more suitable for powerful laptops, which are purchased to replace a desktop PC, as well as other computers, where the factor of "the thinner the better" is not a priority.

The first samples of new capacious hard drives from Toshiba should start to be shipped to customers in April, and the mass production of these interesting HDD should start shortly.

Portable Console Sony PSP will not get 3D functionality

The recent announcement of the company Nintendo, which it announced plans to release a portable game player with support for 3D images, has caused considerable excitement in the community of fans of console video games. Recall, we are talking about the device code-named Nintendo 3DS, through which the user can enjoy the effect of this volume and depth in the gameplay, without the need for special glasses.
Besides, the official debut of this handheld console is already expected at the June exhibition E3, and the sale of compact Nintendo game console with 3D functionality should appear by March next year. However, the Sony rather calmly reacted to such a step of one of its main competitors in the gaming area. They think that most users consoles Nintendo, consisting of children 8-9 years old, is unlikely to perceive 3D functionality

According to director of Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), hardware development and marketing John Koller (John Koller), a Japanese corporation, has no plans to implement the 3D functionality in their handheld game console PlayStation Portable. At the same time Sony is still going to include support for 3D image in its home console PlayStation 3, which will bring many new features like video game publisher, and ordinary consumers.

Bada Smartphone Samsung Wave S8500 - release in May, and costs 380 euros

There were data on the timing issue and the cost of the smartphone Samsung Wave S8500. Recall that the first model of the company based on its own software platform Bada. It was announced in mid-February. Samsung Wave S8500 - innovative in all respects the device. It is equipped with 3.3-inch touch screen, made by new technology Super AMOLED, and also supports wireless Bluetooth connection, the latest version 3.0. Other features worth mentioning 5-megapixel camera with face detection and automatic shooting smiles, 1 GHz processor, GPS receiver, Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n and a set of sensors.

During the announcement reported the launch of Samsung Wave of sales in April. But the British online shop has already started receiving pre-orders for this smartphone, specifying the date for shipments to begin May 17. The cost of the device - 339.99 pounds, is about 380 euros. German Amazon for the same model has already asked 429 euros, but receive pre-orders have not yet opened. Samsung is expected to sell 10 million of these smartphones.

ZaReason Teo - netbook with an installed operating system Ubuntu

Company ZaReason introduced 10-inch netbook called Teo. The model possesses quite standard for devices of its class characteristics. It is equipped with 10-inch screen with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels and is based on Intel Atom N450 processor with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz. Also "on board" ZaReason Teo - Integrated Graphics Intel GMA 3150, 2 GB RAM and 160 GB hard drive (it should be noted that the amount of memory greater than normal for netbooks 1 GB). Connectivity Teo presented 10/100 Ethernet and Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n.
6-cell battery ZaReason Teo enough for 8 hours of battery netbook. The main feature of this new product is the operating system. This is not a standard Windows, and Ubuntu Netbook Remix 9.10. ZaReason Teo already available on the website Amazon, it costs $ 459.99. Unusually expensive, especially as netbook without Windows, is supposed to be cheaper.

HPTC from Pegatron based platform NVIDIA Tegra 2

Resource Engadget posted some photos from the company HTPC Pegatron. This compact computer on which you can create a home theater system. This model is interesting in that it is based on the new chipset NVIDIA Tegra 2. Judging by the photos from Engadget, the device is a miniature box decorated with "under the tree" and the only button on the lid. At the rear end, in turn, placed connectors HDMI, Ethernet, microphone input and headphone output or speakers.
While nothing is informed when this HTPC from the company Pegatron will go on sale and how much it will cost. But it is assumed that the price will not exceed $ 100 - $ 150. Recall NVIDIA Tegra hardware platform 2 was announced in January this year. At its core Cortex-A9 processor with a frequency up to 1 GHz. The platform supports high-definition video Full HD 1080p and streaming Flash video. She supports these operating systems like Windows CE, Windows Mobile and Android.

The development of Fujitsu will accelerate the work of NOR memory and reduce its energy consumption

Fujitsu has announced the development of new technology flash memory, which will make NOR-type memory with significantly improved speed retrieval of information than they can implement today's designs. In addition, for such memory will require less energy.
It is reported that the new module ensures 100 000 cycles of write-erase data. The indicator of the velocity sampling improves in two and a half times compared to existing technologies, and Fujitsu is 10 nanoseconds, and energy consumption in terms of the cell is reduced by two thirds to 9 microamperes.

Using a proprietary technology called FCRAM (fast-cycle random-access memory), developed by specialists Fujitsu, the new macro can be implemented in a microcontroller that is equipped with a built-in flash memory in the industrial and automotive sector, as well as consumer electronics.

Samsung N150 Corby: colorful netbooks under the brand of popular mobile phones

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has decided to diversify its range of netbooks bright devices Samsung N150 Corby (regular version of Samsung N150 is already sold). As mobile phones Corby, netbooks are enclosed in glossy plastic shell pink, yellow and blue colors (Flamingo Pink, Caribbean Yellow and Bermuda Blue). Otherwise, it is usually 10-inch netbooks based on Intel Atom N450 processor and operating system Windows 7 Starter Edition.

Among other characteristics of the Samsung N150 Corby - Integrated Graphics Intel GMA 3150, 1 GB RAM, 250 GB HDD, wireless adapters are Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR. In this model, while quite a decent battery life - up to 8,5 hours. Photos netbooks Samsung-branded Corby published resource Netbook Italia. He also said that their production in Italy was held today, March 25. Perhaps in the near future these devices will come in other European countries. Their price is 329 euros. 

Lenovo is portable business notebooks ThinkPad X201 and mobile workstations ThinkPad W701 and W701ds

Company Lenovo introduced thin and performance notebook ThinkPad X201, as well as updated mobile workstation ThinkPad W701 and W701ds. New Models Series ThinkPad X201, including a tablet laptop X201 Tablet, are based on the new Intel Core processors, and provide performance with minimum weight and size. Mobile workstation ThinkPad W701, and modification of two-screen ThinkPad W701ds use quad-core Intel Core i7 and can be equipped with a built-in Wacom tablet and color calibrator.
ThinkPad X201 - the most powerful notebook series, built on dual-core processors Intel Core i with a frequency of 2.66 GHz. Turbo Boost technology allows, if necessary, increase the frequency of the processor to 3.06 GHz. Weight model with the standard battery is 1.3 pounds, and with the extended battery laptop can work without charge to 11 hours. Despite its compact size, all series notebooks are equipped with full-size keyboard. In the model of ThinkPad X201 is possible to install the module and a modern 3G wireless adapter WiMAX / WiFi, and also available as a modification of conventional hard disk drive, and with a solid-state drive speed up to 128 GB.
ThinkPad X201s Notebooks equipped with processors Intel Core i with a frequency of up to 2,13 GHz. This is the lightest notebook series - the minimum weight of 1.12 kilograms. X201s also the most long-lived: the maximum battery life with extended 9-cell battery is 12.2 hours. All models of ThinkPad X201s are equipped display with a resolution of 1440x900 pixels.

ThinkPad X201 Tablet - universal notebook, equipped with touch-screen technology to support MultiTouch, which can operate with the touch of fingers. Ability to manage a laptop without using the keyboard and mouse is implemented not only in the Windows 7 operating system and related applications. With this program, Lenovo SimpleTap owner ThinkPad X201 Tablet can change the hardware configuration system and launch frequently used programs. Work with your computer as you can with the fingers, and using the supplied pen, convenient for handwriting text and other tasks. Like other series of notebooks, the ThinkPad X201 Tablet uses powerful modern processors and Intel Core.
For those who want extreme performance in a portable device, Lenovo offers updated workstations W-series. Notebooks ThinkPad W701 and W701ds equipped with quad-core processors Intel Core i7 with technology support Turbo Boost and Hyper Threading. Performance in graphics and video applications provides a graphical system NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800 or 3800 with 1 GB of internal memory.

ThinkPad W701 and W701ds are the only mobile workstations with 17-inch screen, equipped with a built-in color calibrator. Features is a built-in tablet and Wacom. Deserves special attention model ThinkPad W701ds - this is the second notebook Think series with two displays: the main, with a resolution FullHD, and to make further contributions to the diagonal of 10.6 inches and a resolution of 768x1280 pixels.

Notebooks ThinkPad X201, X201s and X201 Tablet will be available in Russia in April 2010. The cost models in the base configuration will be, respectively, 38 000, 55 000 and 70 000 rubles. Mobile workstations ThinkPad W701 and W701ds will be available in Russia from May 2010, their cost range from 140 000 rubles.

Bone Tiger: tiger flash drive

In Russia market goes tiger flash drive Bone Tiger. The device successfully completes range of Bone, which includes the stick in the form of giant pandas, dinosaurs and other funny animals. Light-orange silicone case does not attract dust, it is removable and easy to clean.
Bone Tiger Flash-Card with USB 2.0 interface provides high speed data transfer without additional power, in addition, the drive is equipped with an indicator of the state. Capacity Bone Tiger is 4 GB. Bone Tiger comes with a lifetime warranty. The cost of storage capacity of 4 GB of 850 rubles. Novelty already available in retail. Size is 49x36x18 mm and Vem - 12 grams.

RBK-500: the first electronic book from Ritmix

Group BLADE announced the forthcoming appearance on Russia's market of electronic books RBK-500 from the Korean company Ritmix.
Ritmix RBK-500 is, from the words of the company, functional and inexpensive device for this type of eBook Reader, designed for reading electronic books. Besides the basic functions of the device offers the opportunity to listen to audio files and view photos on 6 inch E-ink (electronic ink) display.

It is noted that this e-book has an exclusive patented design with a digital control unit. Internal memory for storing files is 64 MB, and support for SD cards makes it possible to expand it to 8 GB.
In addition, Ritmix RBK-500 has automatic encoding detection text electronic books, which includes full support for Russian language in various popular formats, a list which, as promised to the manufacturer, will expand as new firmware. Currently supported formats are: txt, fb2, rtf, html, djvu, pdf, files zip, image format jpg, music files mp3. E-book will appear in Russia market in the first half of April this year.

ICQ has been released version 7 of Facebook chat

Popular program for instant messaging ICQ now has the ability to integrate with chat site Facebook. Now users of ICQ chat 7 with Facebook will be able to add your friends on Facebook in the ICQ contact list and communicate with them through the message ICQ.

As stated in the company's collaboration with Facebook - is another step towards the integration of ICQ with social networks, which originated with the release of new version of ICQ in January 2010. The latest version of ICQ offers the possibility of social peace Correspondence IM: users can now receive updates from popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Flickr, as well as comment on the update and change your status on Facebook and Twitter directly through ICQ.

Samsung Wave became the first DivX HD Certified phone

Samsung has announced that the model of Samsung S8500 Wave was the first Imre phone, which received a certificate of DivX HD. Officially, this was reported in the press release of DivX, which has actually been developing the codec. There is nothing fundamentally new in this message will not, as yet with the announcement of Samsung Wave indicated that the model has a processor with 1 GHz and running the Bada platform is capable of recording and playback of HD video with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels.

However, it did not specify exactly which codec was used. Now officially reported that it was standard DivX can encode and decode 720p video. As expected, the second model, which received such a certificate will be Android-smartphone Samsung i9000 Galaxy S, which was officially announced this week.