New Lenovo - laptops for gaming at a reasonable price

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lenovo is presented a series of multimedia notebooks Z, in which there are just five new models - IdeaPad Z360 (13,3 inches), Z460 (14 inch), Z560 (15,6 inches), Z465 (14 inch) and Z565 (15,6 inch). As the producer, the new IdeaPad Z series offers high performance at a reasonable price.

A bold design with a metallic lid and a modern keyboard supplemented powerful hardware stuffing. In the models of IdeaPad Z360, Z460 and Z560 Series uses Intel Core processor and graphics card NVIDIA GeForce, and laptops Z465 and Z565 are built on a platform of AMD, with processors up to the Phenom II and graphics ATI Mobility Radeon. Proprietary system Lenovo OneKey Theater II allows one-touch move the laptop in "entertainment mode" in which selected the best for movies and games set color and brightness of the display.

Notebooks Lenovo IdeaPad Z series have already appeared on sale in Russian shops, price starts from 25000 rubles. Cost models Lenovo IdeaPad U160 and U165 is from 17000 rubles.

ASUS is preparing a motherboard size Mini-ITX based on the AMD Fusion APU

Currently, most energy-efficient compact computers, known as nettop, built on the platform Intel Atom. Sometimes in order to enhance the graphical component to them, added video-series NVIDIA Ion, which naturally affects the price of the product in the direction of its increase.

But soon things in this market can change. We have repeatedly mentioned in the news so-called Fusion APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) - boosters calculations, now developed by AMD. These chips will be a combination of multi-core CPU and graphics core technology to support DirectX 11 in a single chip.

Moreover, the graphical element, even chip Ontario, representing the lower segment of Fusion APU, will have a much better performance compared with its counterpart in the processor Intel Atom. This will enable developers to computer systems not to use third-party GPU, which will significantly reduce the cost of the final product.

Not accidentally leading manufacturers of computer systems are looking forward to starting deliveries Fusion APU, which should begin at the end of this year. But the Taiwanese company ASUSTeK Computer, according to the information Bit-tech, have already begun to develop the motherboard, equipped with the above-mentioned chip Ontario.

This motherboard, based on image representation has very compact dimensions and corresponds to the parameters of the form factor Mini-ITX, that is actually a direct competitor Intel Atom platform with roughly the same low TDP. Thus, such a motherboard with passive cooling will be an excellent basis for HTPC or SFF systems.

Television Toshiba - 3D in your home!

Toshiba has announced the expansion of the range LCD TV line CELL REGZA, working on the base engine Cell Broadband Engine, designed for high-quality multimedia content and advanced platform CELL. All three new items, CELL REGZA 55X2, CELL REGZA SLIM 55XE2 and 46XE2, have high capacity for processing 3D images through the use of technology 3D Super Resolution, improves resolution 3D nearly to the level of high definition, and image conversion technology 2D3D3, which allows users to enjoy normal image in high-quality format 3D. Delivery models CELL REGZA SLIM 55XE2 and 46XE2 the Japanese market will begin in early October, and the model 55X2 with the end of October this year.

Technology 3D Super Resolution Technology uses 3D content transmitted separately to the left and right eye in a stereo format, horizontal (side-by-side system), which is the most widely used in 3D television broadcasts and converts it to a 3D image is almost HD. In addition, the conversion technology 2D3D provides capture and analysis of the composition and movement of conventional 2D images in real time and its transformation into a 3D image with an exact reproduction, natural color reproduction and high definition.

A special feature of the model CELL REGZA 55X2 is to support the value of dynamic contrast level and use the panel 9000000:1 Mega LED, specially designed to interact with high-brightness LED CELL REGZA. This combination provides excellent transfer of a bright white color, and a wide dynamic range achievable control backlight, you can send a deep and rich black color.

The new TVs using CELL REGZA Block Noise Clear - technology to eliminate distortion HD, which allows clear images of TV broadcasts, and they support the technology ClearScan 2406, which raise the refresh rate to four times, up to 240 Hz, which makes it possible to improve the quality of processing fast-moving objects for them more smoother.

CELL REGZA TVs equipped with a storage capacity of 3 terabytes. Of these, 2 TB capacity is reserved for the work function of "time shift machine 2", which enables simultaneous recording of up to eight channels of digital television. In an earlier model CELL REGZA 55X1 maximum recording time, about 26 hours, it was fixed for each channel. The new models, the total recording time varies depending on the number of channels 9, involved for simultaneous recording. In addition to the normal playback of recorded programs, TV sets has a function of "Jump to the start", which allows playback of programs that are in record mode, using a function time-shift. By connecting compatible recording devices REGZA Blu-ray Disc recorder, can record directly onto a standard Blu-ray Disc procedure provided for the hard disk, however, the function of time shift, in this case, is not available.

Winchester WD RE4-GP - energy-efficient 1.5 terabytes of enterprise-class

Western Digital Corp. today announced the release of a new model of enterprise-class storage capacity of 1.5 TB. Enterprise-class Storage with SATA interface designed for large data centers, whose owners care about saving electricity. As the producer, the cache memory on the market maximum capacity of 64 MB, two processors and high density recording can improve performance drives WD RE4-GP by 25% compared with the previous generation.

Technology GreenPower, created by WD, - this is the first platform for the 3.5-inch hard drives, the main feature of which is energy savings. The average power consumption of these models can be up to 50% less than the drives currently available have competitors. They also feature extremely low operating temperature, quiet operation and high performance.

Model WD RE4-GP capacity of 1.5 terabytes, created specifically for the growing market for high-capacity drives for enterprise systems, securely working under high loads: its mean time between failure (MTBF) of 1.2 million hours. Correction of errors limited by time (TLER) for a RAID array - This feature was first on the market realized the company WD, prevents drive fallout from the RAID array, caused by the long duration of the errors characteristic of hard drives designed for desktop computers.

In models of WD RE-GP second-generation speed increased to 1500 Hz, which optimizes performance drives at work in vibration-prone multi-drive systems such as servers, rack-mount and industrial computer systems.

Storage WD RE4-GP capacity of 1.5 TB (model WD1502FYPS) can be purchased from select distributors and companies that sell via the Internet. MSRP for this model is 329 dollars.

Just musical rainbow iriver!

Manufacturer of portable multimedia devices company iriver has announced the Russian market audio players iriver T8 in five new bright colors. Now Russian users will be able to choose your player based on their color preferences. In addition to classic black and white, will be available to yellow, orange, red, hot pink and sky-blue model.

As the producer, first of all, new items will be pleased, of course, girls - the player will become a fashionable accessory that you can pick the color to your favorite dress, purse or lipstick. All the "colored" devices will be equipped with a memory of 4 GB.

Player iriver T8 appeared in Russia in July 2010. New items in a compact size, high sound quality and accessibility - valuable qualities for the active person. The "stuffing» iriver T8 technology is applied SRS WOW HD, so that the sound produced profound and voluminous. Recharge your player and download its memory to music and audio books is simple - the device directly into a standard connector USB. New modifications iriver T8 appear on the Russian market in August 2010. Their estimated retail price will not differ from black and white models, and is about 2000 rubles.

Specifications of iriver T8:

    * Capacity - 4 GB
    * Display - OLED, 128 x 64, 4 lines
    * Battery life - 15 hours
    * Formats - MP3, WMA, WAV, APE, FLAC, OGG, AAC
    * Frequency - 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
    * Signal / noise ratio - 90 dB
    * FM-radio - 76,0 MHz ~ 108.0 MHz
    * Recording from the radio - there
    * Recorder - Record to WMA
    * Dimensions - 26 x 83,5 x 12,76 mm
    * Battery - Li-Polymer, 195 mAh

Nexus FLC-3000 R2 - CPU cooler tilted form with the technology of direct contact

Nexus Technology Company announced the continuation of his released in 2008 CPU cooler FLC-3000. New feature called FLC-3000 R2, and among its features may be noted the unusual angled shape when the block radiator fins, coupled with the fan and thermal tubes at an angle of 30 degrees to the contact database

Additional performance CPU cooler FLC-3000 R2 provides technology HOC, when teplootvodnye tubes are in direct contact with the cooled chip. Dimensions processor cooling system is 128 x 105 x 119 mm, weight 450 grams and is composed of four copper teplootvodnye tube with a diameter of 6 mm aluminum radiator SkiveTek with three types of ribs, and 92 mm fan is equipped with two orange LEDs.

The rotational speed of the fan varies from 900 to 2500 revolutions per minute, and maximum outbound noise with his acoustic work is 24 dB. Add that the CPU cooler FLC-3000 R2 is compatible with processors in the performance of Intel LGA 775/1156/1366 and AMD AM2/AM3, and its price should be around $ 40.

The Logitech Wireless in the body streamlined

Logitech has introduced a set of full-size wireless keyboard and mouse Logitech Wireless Combo MK520. The keyboard provides the user with a comfortable typing with more soft and rounded contours of the keys, thereby making it easier to slip your fingers on the keyboard, and providing them with support. The ergonomic shape of laser mouse with soft rubberized side inserts is ideal for both right-handed and left-handed.

The streamlined design of the keyboard and slightly concave design noiseless keys Logitech Incurve keys repeat form finger pads, allowing users to easily slide from one key to another. The keyboard has a three-year warranty of the battery and provides access to the management of media, so users can instantly turn off the sound on your computer or go to the next song without using the mouse.

Full-sized mouse, specifically designed for both right and left hand, allows you to have a hand in a natural way through an ergonomic design with soft rubberized side panels. One set of batteries will last for a year of the mouse. According to Logitech, the laser provides users with highly accurate control on virtually any surface except glass and mirrors.

Logitech Unifying receiver is so small that it can keep always stuck in the laptop, even when the user is in transit. Due to this keyboard and mouse ready to go at any time when required to the user. The receiver uses a wireless connection Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz, almost completely eliminates the delay or unexpected disconnect devices within a radius of 10 meters. Plus 128-bit AES encryption ensures user security information transmitted from the keyboard to the receiver in the computer. Kit Logitech Media Combo MK520 is expected in Europe in early August for a suggested retail price of 59.99 euros.

New details about the Nikon D3100 - 14 megapixel sensor and Full HD video shooting plus Live View

German Journal of photographs entitled Foto Digital, in its September issue has published some specifications of the new SLR camera Nikon D3100, which we have repeatedly mentioned in their news. As we have previously reported that this model applies to entry-level and should take place between the chambers D3000 and D5000, as well as become the owner of a system of continuous autofocus while shooting video and photography features 1080p high-definition video at 24 frames per second.

According to information from German journalists, SLR, Nikon D3100 receive CMOS matrix 23,2 x 15,5 mm with a resolution of 14 MP, which implements a range of sensitivities from 100 to 12 800 units of ISO (manual override level of sensitivity). In addition, the novelty will be equipped with a 3-inch display with support for Live View mode and the new EXPEED image processor 2, as well as the AF system on 11 points and shooting mode Full HD video (1920 x 1080). As for the cost Nikon D3100, its price would be 650 euros.

Furthermore, the source reports four new lenses, Nikon, presumably now in the stage predreliznoy training. These include tele budget level Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300/4 ,5-5, 6 G ED VR cost about 420 euros, plus three more upscale models. The latter include the "fix" Nikkor AF-S 85 / 1,4 G with a special coating (1650 euros), Nikkor AF-S 24-120/4 G ED VR, probably intended for full-frame SLR Nikon (1,220 euros), as well as telephoto Nikkor AF-S 28-300/3 ,5-5, 6 G ED VR (1000 euros).

Axon Logic creates a "Mac OS X compatible" tablet based on Intel Atom

A curious development has pleased gadzhetomanov company Axon Logic, has created a rival Apple iPad called Axon Haptic. This device is a Tablet PC hardware platform on Intel Atom, and one of its features is the alleged ability to set it Mac OS X.

It is known that a good user interface Apple iPad, based on Mac OS X version for mobile devices, has become one of the main reasons for the success of the tablet and its high sales in different countries. This, apparently, and decided to use the Axon Logic, laying this functionality in your product.

Although the manufacturer officially warns users from trying to install Mac OS X, because it violates the license agreement (Mac OS X are allowed to install only on branded devices Apple), himself a tablet Axon Haptic able to work with any software platform based on Darwin, including the latest Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

In addition, Axon Haptic can function and operating system Windows. As for the hardware component of the tablet PC, it includes 10-inch resistive touch screen LCD with LED backlight and a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, for which there is a stylus, as well as the Intel Atom N270 processor with a frequency of 1.6 GHz.

There is also two slots for SO-DIMM (Standard equipment includes 2 GB of memory), a compartment under the 2.5-inch hard disk drives (the standard capacity of 320 GB), 1.3 megapixel webcam, a removable battery, 3000 mAh, and built-in speaker. The interface system includes a module Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, slot SIM card supports standard 3G, three USB ports and Ethernet, VGA and audio connectors, plus a card reader. Add that the tablet Axon Haptic weighs 0.9 kg and is now available for pre-order for $ 750.