Netbook Fujitsu LifeBook MH330 - thickness is important

Friday, April 2, 2010

Fujitsu has produced a netbook LifeBook MH330. This subtle device with a 10.1-inch display, whose resolution is 1024x600 pixels. The thickness of the netbook does not exceed 24,5 mm - indeed, quite a bit, and it weighs 1.1 kg. Fujitsu LifeBook MH330 is built on Intel Atom N450 processor with a clock speed of 1.66 GHz and uses an integrated Intel GMA 3150 graphics. Its RAM is 1 GB and the hard drive - 250 GB - pretty standard options for a netbook average. The device runs Windows 7 Starter.

Also Fujitsu LifeBook MH330 wireless modules available Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n and Bluetoth 2.1, Card Reader 5-in-1, web camera and 3-cell battery. In many respects, it is not very capacious battery, and provides a small thickness of the netbook. This can not affect the time of its battery life. Also Fujitsu LifeBook MH330 has a keyboard with protection from splashes. Its cost is $ 500.

Applications for a tablet iPad is already in the App Store

In the online store App Store applications for the tablet appeared iPad. They are already available through the desktop client iTunes Store. Recall selling Apple iPad in the version with support for wireless networking Wi-Fi, but without the 3G launch in the U.S. tomorrow, April 3. And at the time of release device company promised catalog of more than 1000 applications designed specifically for him. Already we can see that part of the application for iPad - it's just new versions of existing programs, processed for 9.7-inch screen tablet.

Among these applications - "Scrabble for iPad" ($ 9,99), "Brushes - iPad Edition" ($ 9,99) and "Twitterific for iPad" (free), before they were available for the iPhone. Applications for the iPad download and via iTunes, then sync with the tablet (its support is implemented in the new version 9.1). Surfaced in the list and new applications, for example, the client Desktop Connect VNC, ABC Player, as well as a number of programs that will print a document directly from the iPad.

Smartphone LG C710 Aloha - a potential competitor Motorola DROID

It was learned that LG Electronics will soon submit a novelty - a smartphone called the Aloha (the index - C710). This is the third model of the Korean manufacturer based Android operating system after GW620 and GT540. LG C710 Aloha, according to the source, based on the Android 2.1. He said the device is equipped with touch-screen with a resolution of 800x480 pixels and 65K colors, as well as a QWERTY keyboard. Also, he has supported wireless standard Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n networks and GSM / GPRS and UMTS / HSDPA / HSUPA.

A summary of the LG C710 (LG-C710h) is available on the site certification agency Wi-Fi Alliance. True, there is only stated that this model with support for cellular networks and Wi-Fi. A little more data is available in UAProf. There are currently no images or pictures of this unit, but judging from the description we can assume that this is a slider. Perhaps the photo is imbued with a global network later. Nothing is known yet about the date of issue and the cost of LG C710 Aloha. We can assume that this smartphone will be able to compete with Motorola DROID.

Low profile version of the GeForce GT 220 from MSI for HTPC systems

Taiwanese company MSI is preparing to introduce a new graphics card based on entry-level GeForce GT 220. New feature called N220GT-MD1GL/D3, and one of its main features is the low profile PCB, which makes this card suitable for compact HTPC systems.

The new video card MSI N220GT-MD1GL/D3 features 48 stream processors and 1 GB of GDDR3 memory with 128-bit interface, and the system of ports includes video outputs D-Sub, DVI and HDMI. In addition, there is support for technology DirectX 10.1, and the cooling of the accelerator meets the compact cooler with a single fan.

Clock frequency low-profile version of the GeForce GT 220 from MSI is 625, 1360 and 1580 MHz for the GPU, shader and memory respectively. The cost of graphic card MSI N220GT-MD1GL/D3 still unknown, but it is expected that it will not exceed 60 euros

ITC accepts complaints on the HTC Apple patent infringement

Commission on International Trade in U.S. (International Trade Commission, ITC) has announced the acceptance of complaints against Apple's HTC, related to an alleged violation of Apple's proprietary technology manufactured in Taiwan by communicators and smartphones.

Recall, we are talking about the alleged illegal use of mobile devices, HTC more than 20 patents pertaining to the communicator iPhone, including its hardware and software components, as well as multi-touch functionality. Thus, if the American commission will not be in favor of the HTC, it can lead to partial or complete ban on imports into the U.S. smartphones from Taiwanese manufacturer.

At the same time, we note that the process of reviewing complaints against Apple HTC is unlikely to be rapid. Commission on International Trade in the U.S. has 45 days to determine the deadline the end of investigation on this matter. In addition, most of these cases are at least several months, and decide when it was made, is to be executed within approximately 60 days.

NEC AccuSync AS231WM - New Full HD display with low power

The Japanese company NEC has decided to supplement its range of computer monitors are the same model, "friendly" to the environment. New feature called AccuSync AS231WM and a 23-inch LCD monitor with an aspect ratio of 16: 9, oriented for use in small and medium-sized businesses, as well as educational and government institutions.

The new 23-inch NEC AccuSync AS231WM supports a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and has a response time of 5 ms, 250 cd/m2 brightness and contrast ratio of 1000: 1, and multimedia speakers. The interface system monitor includes ports D-Sub and DVI, but because the regime ECO Mode power consumption device to 50 percent lower than traditional models.

Among other things, "green" Full HD Monitor NEC AccuSync AS231WM contains 50 percent less mercury than competing solutions. All this provides a new opportunity to monitor and comply with environmental standards of EPEAT Silver, ENERGY STAR 5.0 and TCO 5.0. It remains to add that this monitor is certified to work with Windows XP/Vista/7 and is equipped with three-year warranty, and its delivery should start in May for $ 269.

The popularity of Windows 7 is more than 10 percent and twice higher than that of Mac OS X

At the end of March 2010 the share of computers running Windows 7 was more than double the number of machines running Mac OS X, although the latest version of Microsoft operating system was officially launched just five months ago. These are the results of the latest statistical report of the company Net Applications.

According to the same data, the share of Windows 7 operating system on the market now stands at not less than 10.23 per cent, which shows a very significant increase in the popularity of the software platform, as compared with the end of February, when its share stood at 8.92 percent. In addition, studies Net Applications show a slight increase in the popularity of the software on Mac OS X and various distributions of Linux. In the first case, the market share over the past two months has increased from 5.02 dl 5.33 per cent, while the second - from 0,98 to 1,03 per cent.

At the same time, the share of adherents Windows Vista continues to decrease and currently amounts to only 16.01 per cent. This means that more and more users migrate to Windows Vista from it to more modern operating system Windows 7. However, the vast majority of users (64.46 per cent) still prefer the old proven Windows XP, the number of fans that compared to February fell by only 0.03 percent.

Full HD Monitor Hanns.G HZ281HPB with a diagonal 28-inch debuted in Europe

Taiwan's HannStar Display Corporation today announced the European release of its new LCD monitor brand Hanns.G. The new 28-inch monitor called HZ281HPB and is designed for watching HD movies and video games with high-resolution images.

New Monitor Hanns.G HZ281HPB executed in black and features a glossy attractive design. It supports a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and has a brightness of 400 cd/m2, response time of 5 ms (3 ms at the transition from gray to gray) and contrast ratio 800: 1 (dynamic contrast ratio 15 000: 1).

Monitor Hanns.G HZ281HPB with a diagonal of 28 inches equipped with interfaces D-Sub, DVI and HDMI 1.3, two speakers rated at two watts, and is certified Windows Vista Premium, as well as the three-year warranty. The recommended price of this unit is 279 pounds.

More European edition smartphones Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus

As expected, smartphones Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus will soon go on sale in Europe. Recently they have been certified by Global Certification Forum, where, we are talking about versions of supporting networks GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) and UMTS / HSDPA (900/2100 MHz). Recall, Palm Pre Plus - a vertical slider with a 3.1-inch touchscreen and QWERTY-keyboard, and Pixi Plus is equipped with a 2.63-inch touchscreen and an integrated QWERTY-keyboard.

On the imminent release of Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus announced French operator SFR. The report already exists on its site, true, yet no specific release date and price. You can only register to receive information. However, the assumptions in this regard already exist: publication Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus from SFR to be held no later than May 30, and the cost of smartphones will be 479 and 349 euros respectively. Will be offered discounts at the conclusion of the contract, it is not clear.

Universal touch-display 3D/2D from SHARP Mobile

The Japanese company Sharp announced the development of its touch-dimensional LCD display, which has, in its statements, the highest brightness in the industry and allows you to switch between views, two-and three-dimensional images. In addition, to view three-dimensional images at a display of the user is not required to wear special glasses that makes such LCD displays ideal for use in portable devices such as digital cameras, mobile phones and smartphones. 

To display the three-dimensional images in a new LCD monitor you are using parallax barrier, which is a series of vertical slits, which are activated when viewing 3D images on and off - when viewing normal images.
Mass production of a new 3D model of the touch LCD screen is scheduled by the first half of fiscal 2010. 

Brief technical characteristics of new items:
  • Screen size: 3.4-inch
  • Screen resolution: FWVGA (480h854 pixels)
  • Brightness (in 2D mode): 500 cd/m2
  • Contrast: 1000:1
  • The presence of the touch panel

LG C710 Aloha: Android-powered smartphone with a QWERTY-keyboard

In the global network appeared rumors that LG Electronics is preparing to release a new model C710 Aloha. Already a file appeared User Agent Profile, where you can find some information about its characteristics. In addition, the device has been certified by Wi-Fi Alliance, where it is marked as LG-C710h. According to all information, which is at the moment from various sources, LG C710 Aloha is a smartphone operating system, Android 2.1, equipped with a touchscreen display with a resolution of 800x480 pixels and 65K colors.

In addition, this device can operate in networks GPRS, UMTS, HSDPA and HSUPA, as well as wireless Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n. In LG C710 Aloha also has a QWERTY-keyboard, it is logical to assume that this is a slider. It is not clear what it looks like this device because of its images or photographs are not published. No information about when to smartphone LG C710 Aloha will go on sale.

Acer Aspire One D260: netbook with Android and Windows on bortu

While some predict that the operating system Google Android can be successfully acclimated to this type of devices as netbooks mass-market models with this OS is not observed. Last year, Acer introduced its own model of Acer Aspire One D250, which in November went on sale in the territory of Russia. It is now known that the company has already prepared a successor - netbook Aspire One D260, which in addition to OS Android will and an alternative to boot in Windows. In other characteristics are the same as in the D250. As for the future ", it was reported that in the third quarter will be given the opportunity to transition to the next planned operating system Google Chrome.

Not specified yet and will keep a D260 design of its predecessor, since he differs markedly from the modern style netbook series Eee PC. Detailed specifications of the new netbook not been named, but you can be almost sure that the car will be built on a platform of Intel Atom Pine Trail. Dates of the official announcement of the model is not specified, as well as cost.

LG GB280 with Lady GaGa in pamyati

LG Electronics unveiled its new music slider average in Brazil. The model, dubbed LG GB280, refers to those devices, which are used to promote not only technical innovations, but also well-known personality. To promote this phone has been used pop singer Lady GaGa, is most famous for its bizarre clips and dresses. In the phone memory (it seems to complete the memory card) were added wallpaper with images of the singer, as well as several songs performed by her (Paparazzi, Dance in the Dark and Bad Romance), which can be used as screen savers and ringtones.

If we talk about the technical side of the slider LG GB280, it is usual jukebox average. The screen is not touch-sensitive and has a fairly low resolution for its level, is only 176 x 220 pixels. Camera apparatus is also not the most advanced - 2 megapixel without autofocus and flash. Most attention in the design model LG GB280 was given exactly the musical component - the phone has a built-in music player with support for Dolby Mobile features and big buttons on the front panel, which should make the player control more convenient. In addition the device has 6 MB of its own memory (a memory expansion slot), FM-radio and Bluetooth-enabled stereo. Works unit in the networks of second-generation GSM / GPRS / EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz.

Phone LG GB280 already on sale in South America, and its cost is about $ 280.

The first in-ear headphones from Yamaha

Yamaha, very well known in the market for its diverse musical decisions. Including headphones. At the same time to the present day in the arsenal of the company there was no single model of in-ear headphones. Correcting this "omission" the company officially announced a set of headphones EPH. Currently, it includes three models: Yamaha EPH-50, Yamaha EPH-30 and Yamaha EPH-20.

Pseudo audiophile flagship headphones Yamaha EPH-50 have a disc diameter of 13.6 mm are designed for home stereo systems and powerful multimedia player. To connect to the device they use a standard 3.5-mm audio jack. Headphones will be available in two colors (black and white), and their recommended retail value is $ 99.95.

A budget option may become Yamaha EPH-30, which can also be black and white, but have a membrane with a diameter of 9 mm and will cost half the price - $ 49.95.

The most affordable in the series will Headphones Yamaha EPH-20, which will be simple and affordable solution company. They also provide a very decent quality sound (frequency response from 18 Hz to 20 kHz) and are offered in five different colors: black, pink, indigo, light-green and reddish-brown. The value of this budget decision - $ 29.95.