Compact Design Mini Q Series PC-V354 from Lian Li presented formally

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A well-known manufacturer of quality computer components company Lian Li officially presented a compact enclosure Mini Q Series PC-V354, demonstrated in early June at Computex 2010. New made in the form factor Mini-Tower, and should appear on sale later this month in three colors - black, silver and red.

Compact Design Mini Q Series PC-V354 from Lian Li is made of rough aluminum and has dimensions of 245 x 320 x 420 mm and weighs 4.17 kg, and its target audience are fans of home theater PC (HTPC), preferring to collect data systems with their own hands .

In Room Mini Q Series PC-V354 is one of the outer compartment size 5.25 inches on the front USB 3.0 and audio ports, as well as a card reader to support formats SD. In addition, there are modular cage for hard disks, and the body supported placing Motherboard standards Micro-ATX/Mini-ITX/Mini-DTX.

Cooling System Mini Q Series PC-V354 has two front fans with a diameter of 120 mm and one 140 mm model, located on the upper side. As for the cost of this compact computer case, the recommended price on the black and silver version is $ 179, while the red version will cost $ 199.

Platform ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-CE) with a USB 3.0 port

ZOTAC International has introduced a new mini-ITX Platform ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-CE), which is an improved version of the popular board ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-AE). The new board has a new more optimal system power and port USB 3.0.

New product differs from the previous model H55ITX-AE improved system of power, which provides support for high-performance Intel processors series Core i7 800. In addition, new passive radiators maintain optimal temperatures for continuous operation and availability of demanding components installed.

Two USB 3.0 ports to allow the motherboard ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-CE) to work with the newest devices featuring SuperSpeed USB. USB 3.0 technology allows you to transmit information through the outer slots at speeds of up to 5 Gbit / sec, which is 10 times faster than the speed of USB 2.0.

Platform ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-CE) is working with Intel Core technology with Intel HD, providing integrated graphics, support for DirectX 10, the decoding of high definition video and enhanced audio playback high definition. Furthermore, when installing CPU Intel Core i5 and i7 (800th series) ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi (H55-CE) supports TurboBoost, aimed at increasing productivity.

Specifications of ZOTAC H55-ITX WiFi (H55ITX-CE)

    Chipset Intel H55 Express
    * HDMI and DVI (consistent with HDCP)
    * Processor Intel Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, Intel Core with Intel HD Graphics
    * Socket LGA1156
    * System Bus Intel QuickPath
    * Memory DDR3-1066/1333
    * Capacity memory 2 DIMM, up to 8 GB
    * Extension of a PCI Express 2.0 x16, 1 Mini PCI Express (occupied by a module WiFi)
    * 6 SATA 3.0 Gb / s, 1 eSATA (3.0Gb / s)
    * WiFi 802.11n (300Mb / s), Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps
    * 2 USB 3.0 (back), 10 USB 2.0 (6 on back panel, 4 per package)
    * Built-in 7.1-channel High Definition audio
    * Optical S / PDIF output

Sony is preparing a new camera in the line of Alpha, the announcement on August 24

Apparently, Sony Corporation is preparing to debut a few new digital cameras, presentation to be held on August 24 this year. In any case, described in promotional teaser Japanese manufacturer, appeared on the Web. As for the content of insured presentations, it is expected to announce new models in their original line of Alpha, as well as demonstration of the world's first Full HD camcorder consumer class with support for interchangeable lenses - NEX-VG10.

Among the new products Sony, presentation of which will be held on August 24 to enter SLR A560 and A580, which is expected to replace the existing mass model A550. According to the Sony Alpha Rumors, new SLRs get a matrix with a resolution of 14 and 16 Mn, respectively, and also be able to shoot at a speed of 7 frames per second. In addition, they will have added support for Full HD video capture.

Among other things, expected to debut models A33 and A55, which will also have sensors with a resolution of 14 and 16 Mn, however, these characteristics appear on both electronic viewfinder, while the older model burst rate of up to 10 frames per second. Perhaps they will become professional version of the camera NEX-3 and NEX-5. Added that the supply of new models in the line Sony Alpha may begin as early as September, but their value has not yet published.

Presentation of the HTC September 15 - the new Android smart phone or PDA WP7

The company High Tech Computer (HTC) is scheduled for Sept. 15 event at which she had already sent out invitations. Unfortunately, nothing specific that there will be presented, is not known. At the invitation is only visible column of smoke, the date - September 15, and venue - London. More details of visitors promised at the presentation itself. It may be in the middle of next month will announce a new smartphone based on Android operating system or device that is running Windows Phone 7. But in any case, while this remains only conjecture.

It is likely that the event Sept. 15 will be presented Smartphone HTC Desire HD. This is a productive model based on the platform Android, similar to the HTC EVO 4G, only without the support of WiMAX. It is intended for the European region. However, it is possible that the announcement will be HTC Schubert and / or HTC Mozart - models running Windows Phone 7, which probably constitute one and the same device, only for different networks. True, the issue of WP7 communicators should take place only in October, but the announcement may take place earlier.

Competitor iPod touch from Samsung - study carefully

In the global network of new photos media player Samsung Galaxy YP-MB2. This device is already fairly well known, although his announcement still to come. This player can become a competitor to iPod touch, especially since a number of advantages, in particular, built-in camera. Although, the iPod touch a new generation, too, may well emerge camera or even just two. Be that as it may, the new pictures you can see Samsung Galaxy YP-MB2 with front and rear side (it is, incidentally, white). Also visible on the screen interface of media player.

It is known that the device is running an operating system Android 2.1 interface TouchWiz 3.1. It is equipped with 4-inch touch screen Super AMOLED, a processor with 1 GHz, 3 megapixel camera, GPS receiver and wireless modules Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. In general, the media player is very similar smartphone Samsung Galaxy S (like the iPod touch like the iPhone), but without the support of cellular networks. Issue Samsung YP-MB2 to be held in South Korea in August, followed by the release and in other regions.

Keyboard Microsoft - so touching!

At the competition in 2010 UIST Student Innovation Contest was presented a prototype keyboard Microsoft Adaptive Keyboard. This peripheral is not just a normal QWERTY: the buttons placed on its large color touchscreen. He is long and narrow and is located at the top of the device. It displays information and allows you to enter data, which is quite logical, since it is touchscreen. The developers of this prototype - the team Microsoft Hardware - and presented a video demonstration.

In their view, such a keyboard can be very convenient to control, much more modern and dynamic than a simple keyboard with buttons. She supports the increasingly gaining popularity sensory input. In this case, it is not clear whether Microsoft is going to implement this concept, or he will remain at the stage of an unusual prototype. It is worth noting that the keyboard with a touchscreen already invented the company ASUSTeK Computer, but it ASUS Eee Keyboard with 5-inch touchscreen on the side buttons are just periphery, is a computer-Nettop at the keyboard.

CDMA iPhone - 3,7-inch touchscreen, 1.2 GHz processor and an antenna inside

The closer to the release of a new model of iPhone device for cellular networks, CDMA, more often on the Internet there are rumors about this device. It should come in January at the U.S. operator Verizon Wireless, at least, these are the preliminaries. Time is quite a lot of grain and new information emerging almost every day. At this time it became known a bit more detail: It is reported that the processor CDMA iPhone has a 1.2 GHz clock speed - it is higher than the latest model iPhone 4 for networks GSM / UMTS, which uses a 1 GHz processor.

This source said, who managed to get acquainted with the prototype device iPhone for Verizon. According to him, he also provides an antenna placed inside the body, rather than a metal rim, like the iPhone, 4 and 3.7-inch touch screen Retina (more than the current model). This information contradicts previous data that a CDMA iPhone is an exact copy of the communicator for the standard GSM, except, of course, cellular networks. At the same time, it is not clear whether the new information is correct, since this description is more suitable communicator next generation - iPhone 5, which wait until June next year.

Club 3D announces low-cost version of the Radeon HD 5670 cooler with Arctic Cooling

Dutch company Club 3D, known as a reliable partner in the creation of AMD graphics cards, officially announced the completion of its range another solution supports the latest DirectX 11. New feature called Radeon HD 5670 Value Edition (model number CGAX-56724CI) and is a version of the adapter ATI Radeon HD 5670, which is a good choice for a low-cost gaming PC or HTPC system.

Among the peculiarities of the accelerator Club 3D Radeon HD 5670 Value Edition may be noted 1 GB "onboard" GDDR5 memory with 128-bit interface and a system of active cooling of the Arctic Cooling one fan, characterized by an increased efficiency and low noise.

In addition, there are 400 stream processors and video outputs D-Sub, DVI and HDMI, and support technology OpenGL 3.2, ATI Stream and the regime CrossFireX. Clock speeds Club 3D Radeon HD 5670 Value Edition equal to 775 and 3800 MHz for the GPU and memory respectively. On the value of this card is not mentioned, but it should not exceed 95 euros.

Single-Slot Graphics Card XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770

The company introduced the single-slot XFX version of the ATI Radeon HD 5770. It is equipped with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory and bus PCI-E2.0. Clock Speed is 850 MHz, while the memory runs at 4.8 GHz. With such characteristics XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 is comparable with many cards, 5700 series with two slots, but according to the manufacturer's specification does not define the uniqueness of this card, and cooling system.

Most of the radiator, the size of the copper which is based on 41 x 28 mm, complemented by three large heatpipes, located under the radiator. As a result, the total surface area of heat pipes to 15% higher than those for the HD 5770 graphics card with two slots. Due to such design and open space through the use of one slot is created maximum air flow for cooling GPU. Comparison of characteristics of the devices of the family 5700 showed that the XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 with a single slot produces 23.5 dB less noise than the HD 5770 with two slots and the cooling system of full coverage, as well as 13.5 dB less than the HD 5770 with two slots and channel heat sink.

High speed fan with PWM control on the circuit board also helps to ensure improved cooling and reduced noise. All the maps used dust protection IP-5X. As a result, graphics card XFX ATI Radeon HD 5770 with a single slot offers an opportunity to ensure reliability throughout the life cycle of cards, reducing the risk of rupture of capacitors, ensuring a longer working cards in general, as well as better faster accelerating productivity.

Reliable Sony laptop for everyday tasks

In the network of shops "M. Video" is available notebook Sony VPC-EE2M1R/WI White. He is positioned as a reliable mobile PCs for everyday tasks on the basis of dual-core AMD Athlon II P320. The unit weight of 2.7 kg staffed performance graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250. Memory 4 GB ensures efficient operation in multitasking and support for demanding applications. For hard drive capacity 500 GB without problems fit the necessary data at hand, there is a writer optical drive DVD-RW.

High contrast screen VAIO Display diagonal 39.5 cm and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels provides a clear and bright image. Screen format 16:9 is suitable for playing movies, including high-definition HDMI. For the soundtrack meet embedded stereo speakers. Despite the compact matte-white shell, the laptop has a full-size numeric keypad.

Took care of the producer and the necessary interfaces to connect. e-SATA/USB provide quick and easy transfer of data and four USB 2.0 connector will connect additional external devices. Supported memory card Express Card, SD, Memory Stick. Can connect to a wireless LAN standard 802.11 b / g. For the convenience of accessing the Internet on the keyboard has its own button WEB.

Samsung and Seagate Technology together will create a new controller for the SSD

A well-known supplier of hard drives Seagate Technology company and world leader in NAND flash memory Corporation Samsung Electronics in recent years are more competitors in the market of devices for storing information. But now these two IT giants have decided to leave time rivalries and announced a very important agreement.

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This agreement will allow Samsung and Seagate to jointly develop and share licenses technology controller for a new generation of enterprise-class solid-state drives. It is planned to combine technology applied in corporate Drives Seagate, and NAND flash memory with multilevel cells from Samsung, produced to the standards of 30-nm process technology.

As a result, should turn out new products that will give consumers a high level of performance, reliability and durability. At the same time Seagate has already declared their intention to use the jointly developed by the controller in future SSD drives enterprise-class. Similarly, probably will go and the South Korean company, or simply to supply NAND memory products manufactured by Seagate.