Shuttle launches in Europe, a series of thin mini-PC with a fanless cooling XS35

Friday, September 17, 2010

Company Shuttle, known for its compact computer systems, announced the official release on the European market a new series of mini-PCs called XS35. This series includes 11 modifications, including two barebone system with no memory, optical drive and operating system, as well as nine fully ready to use computers.

Note that the model XS35 series are the most compact mini-PCs, ever announced Shuttle, and their dimensions are only 252 x 385 x 162 mm. At the heart of new products is energy-efficient dual-processor Intel Atom D510 with a frequency of 1.66 GHz, supplemented in some modifications of the platform NVIDIA Ion second generation, which naturally increases their ability to work with graphics.

This combination of components and other design features allow the mini-PC series Shuttle XS35 do without active cooling with fans, which guarantees them virtually silent operation, even under load. In addition, each of the presented innovations has five ports USB 2.0, WLAN controllers, and LAN, and audio chip card reader, and to place the optical drive many modifications it is possible to install an additional hard drive.

Among other things, in some models of Series Shuttle XS35 present port HDMI, which shows their support for high-definition video. The operating system can be a Windows 7 (in different versions) or Linux. Add that the Shuttle Barebone XS35 and Barebone XS35GT will cost customers in the 179 and 238 euros, and the cost of full-fledged computer systems series XS35 preloaded with Windows 7 starts with a mark of 399 euros.

Augen GenBook 108 - 10-inch mini-laptop based on Android for $ 190

In the online shop Kmart went on sale a mini-laptop Augen GenBook 108. It is equipped with 10.2-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and is built on the ARM11 processor with 800 MHz. This model, perhaps, can not be attributed to the class of netbooks: characteristics Augen GenBook 108 more simple than usual for netbooks, and the cost - much lower. The device is running an operating system Android 2.1.

In addition, this notebook is equipped with 256 MB RAM, 2 GB flash drive for storing files, a slot for memory cards format SD / MMC and wireless adapter Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g. Battery capacity Augen GenBook 108 is 2100 mAh. In this case, the weight of the device is very small, it does not exceed 800 grams. Of course, the performance of this model is rather limited, and yet it can be used for Internet surfing, working with documents and e-mail, there is even a media player. Cost Augen GenBook 108 is $ 190.

Video Card NVIDIA based on two chips GF106 debut in November

We have already mentioned the rumors of alleged release of the video card NVIDIA GeForce 400 series, which will form the basis of two GPU generations Fermi. Previously available information, that such a graphics card can be built based on a pair of 40 nm chips GF104, (recall that GPU has become the basis for model GeForce GTX 460). Moreover, even mentioned the name of this "graphic monster" - GeForce GTX 490, but so far there is no evidence of preparing such an adapter.

But the resource KitGuru recently reported that NVIDIA is really is working on creating a family of dual-GPU accelerator Fermi, in fact, in the basis of this video should be no longer GF104, a 40 nm chip GF106, has a more moderate performance and, consequently, lower levels of TDP . The source says that on his speed this adapter will be is close to the two graphics cards GeForce GTS 450 running in SLI mode, there will be approximately in the same category with the GeForce GTX 470.

The TDP level of the accelerator based on two chips GF106 should be equal to approximately 200 watts, and its value could reach $ 250. With regard to the timing of issuance of this decision, it is assumed that his debut could take place in November, that is about the same time with the expected announcement of the first models of AMD Radeon HD 6000. Will a decision NVIDIA anything to counter the competition, and will be decided whether the company out of Santa Clara, in principle, to market a similar product, time will tell.

MSI introduces two boards under the LGA 775 platform for embedded solutions

MSI company has expanded its range a couple of new motherboards LGA 775 platform, targeted at the embedded market (gaming systems, IPC devices, etc.). New items were named IA-Q45 and IM-GS45-M, with the first of them is based on chipset Intel Q45, while on the second board is the chipset, Intel GS45 Express.

Motherboard IA-Q45 is made in the form factor micro-ATX and able to support interaction with the Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad LGA 775 in performance. There are four slots for memory modules DDR3, pair of PCI slots and one mini-PCIe, four SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, plus two Ethernet adapter and a video output D-Sub.

As the model IM-GS45-M, in its characteristics include the processor series Core 2 Duo, a pair of slots SO-DIMM memory modules DDR2, CompactFlash slot and support for graphics cards standard MXM. In addition, a pair of slots mini-PCIe, dual Ethernet connector, two SATA ports and video output VGA, DVI and HDMI. Information about the cost of these products available.

Multimedia Notebook Acer Aspire 5745P with touchscreen was released in Europe

In Europe, went on sale laptop Acer Aspire 5745P. It is equipped with 15.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, while the touch screen and supports management of multi-touch. Notebook Acer Aspire 5745P has a rather advanced features, high performance and is designed to perform tasks related to multimedia. Thus, it is built on 32 nm processor Intel Core i5-450M and is equipped with discrete graphics NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M with 1 GB of video memory.

Among other characteristics of the Acer Aspire 5745P - 4 GB of RAM, hard drive capacity 500 GB, Optical drive Blu-ray, Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi Adapter Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n. For video, you can use built-in 1.3 megapixel web camera, card reader notebook supports 5 different types of memory cards, and thanks to the HDMI can transmit high-definition video from a laptop to an external monitor or TV. Also Acer Aspire 5745P has a 6-cell battery. The cost of new items is 999 euros.

MSI announces motherboard based platform Pine Trail for network systems

A well-known Taiwanese manufacturer of computer components company MSI has announced a series of products designed for a variety of applications. They came in and motherboard IM-PV-N, which is based on "nuclear" platform of the second generation Intel Pine Trail, have low energy and teplorasseyaniem.

New motherboard IM-PV-N oriented to the use of products such as VPN (Virtual Private Network) and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) systems, as well as devices NAS (Network Attached Storage). Its features include support for processors Intel Atom D425 and Atom D525, and two SO-DIMM slots for memory modules DDR3, four SATA ports and integrated into the CPU Graphics GMA 3150.

In addition, in the presence of a quartet of connectors Gigabit Ethernet, CompactFlash slot and video D-Sub. On the cost of the motherboard IM-PV-N is not mentioned, although it hardly ever arrive at the consumer market.

Zotac GeForce GTX 460 2GB - for games in high definition mode

Company Zotac International has announced the release of new video Zotac GeForce GTX 460 2GB, based on the architecture of NVIDIA Fermi and have 2 GB of memory on board. As the producer, thanks to additional memory capacity new adapters have sufficient capacity for the games in high definition mode. 256-bit memory interface also provides boards Zotac GeForce GTX 460 2GB productivity and quality graphics. Hardware tessellation, realized in this series adapters, very significantly increases the immersive gaming.

Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 460 2GB have 4 digital outputs: Dual dual-link DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort, which provides connectivity to all the monitors and televisions. For those who use the analog VGA displays, with your board includes the DVI-to-VGA. Full version of the new game Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands also included Zotac GeForce GTX 460 2GB. Thus, users can immediately evaluate all the advantages of the new cards.
Information of Zotac GeForce GTX 460 2GB:

    * Core Clock: 710 MHz
    * 336 unified shaders
    * Shader Clock: 1420 MHz
    * 2 GB of GDDR5 memory
    * 256-bit memory interface
    * Memory Clock: 3600 MHz
    * Playing Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Complete
    * Outputs HDMI, dual dual-link DVI and DisplayPort
    * Interface PCI Express 2.0 (compatible with 1.1)
    * Microsoft DirectX 11 with Shader Model 5.0 and support DirectCompute
    * Support for OpenGL 4.0
    * Technology NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround
    * NVIDIA CUDA and PhysX
    * Supports NVIDIA SLI (two-way)
    * NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology
    * Supports HDMI 1.3a (w / Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD Master Audio)
    * Technologies xvYCC Color & DeepColor
    * Support for Blu-ray 3D
    * Bundle Software Zotac Boost Premium

Video AMD Radeon HD 6800 (Cayman) - New details

Journalists Italian Full Hardware Upgrade managed to get some time access to the engineering sample card, codenamed Cayman, a member of the line AMD Radeon HD 6000. Recall boosters family Radeon HD 6000 (codename Southern Islands) are a logical extension of existing models of the fifth series, and their release is expected in November.

Unfortunately, the source did not specify is reached him in the hands of a sample to a series of Cayman Pro or Cayman XT, however, probably has a place to be just the latter. In other words, this graphics card is a Radeon HD 6800 series, and its design, judging from the description, very close to the model of Radeon HD 5870. However, it should be remembered that, before the device in the sales of its reference design may change.

With regard to the characteristics of this card on the reverse side of the PCB there are eight contact points for memory GDDR5, thus confirming the presence of 256-bit memory interface. The feed accelerator includes two additional power connectors with 8 and 6 pins, which is a possible configuration specifications for tires PCIe.

Thus, a TDP submitted to the consideration of the adapter, probably lies between 225 and 250 watts. We add that the system of video outputs provided on the back of the engineering design, includes two DVI connector and Mini DisplayPort and one port HDMI.

Phone Samsung Xcover 271 - a reliable companion extremals

Samsung Electronics, has expanded its line of robust mobile phones Xcover new model Samsung Xcover 271 (index - B2710). This quite simple in terms of features the device in the form factor of the classical candy bar with a numeric keypad, however, different resistance to adverse influences. It may be the best companion for fans of extreme tourism, travel, or employees of enterprises with harsh working conditions, in many respects, and through a number of special features.

Samsung Xcover 271 is equipped with a 2-inch screen and built-in 2 MP camera, memory is 30 MB, but you can add cards microSD. Musical opportunities presented player and FM radio, and provides support for cellular networks 3G. Also, travelers will enjoy GPS, Google Maps, digital compass, pedometer and flashlight. Regarding security, the phone is not terribly dust and water - in accordance with the specification IP67 can be immersed for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter.

Dimensions are 271 Samsung Xcover 120,7 h53x17, 9 mm, the phone can work out a talk time up to 19 hours (2G) or 7 hours (3G). So far known only to the release of the durable mobile devices in Sweden, he will be held next month. The device will cost 1700 euros, equivalent to $ 241.

External HDD Imation Apollo Expert D300 combines 2 TB of memory with USB 3.0 interface

Company Imation, known for its high quality and reliable solutions for information storage, today announced the upgrade of its series of Apollo, which includes external hard drives of various modifications. The flagship of the new line at the same time became a model Expert D300, having the disk space of up to 2 TB.

In addition, an external hard drive Imation Apollo Expert D300 has the support of high-speed interface USB 3.0, which, naturally, considerably speeds up data exchange between him and the computer. Of course, there is also backward compatible with the most common are standard USB 2.0.

Completed an external hard drive Imation Apollo Expert D300 in a silver casing with a rough surface and has a fairly interesting "industrial" design. The set for him includes a special detachable stand that allows the device to have both horizontally and vertically.

External Hard Drive Imation Apollo Expert D300 is equipped with software, ArcSoft TotalMedia Backup, enabling them to create a backup copy of data automatically, on schedule or by the user. Added that the new external HDD is equipped with a five-year warranty and should appear on sale in October in versions with a capacity of 500 GB, 1 TB and 2 TB. The cost of the flagship modification is $ 220.

Epson Stylus Office BX305F - inkjet MFPs for cost-effective printing for small businesses

Epson has introduced a new compact multifunction device for small businesses and home offices - for users focused on affordable office printing, reliable quality and advanced functionality.

Thanks to ADF for 30 sheets and five buttons on the speed dial fax numbers Epson Stylus Office BX305F greatly simplifies the process of copying, scanning and sending multi-page document by fax - and thus simplifies life for users who value their time.

Pigment ink Epson DURABrite Ultra provide stability prints text to external influences. Documents emerging from the device is already dry, in fact - they are not is conveyed by ingestion of water and not smeared with the text selection marker!

Due to the wide selection of inks of different sizes (M, L, XL) Multifunction Epson Stylus Office BX305F can not only handle any amount of printing, but also provide significant savings - for the replacement shall be subject to only one cartridge in which the ink. In addition, the user can now easily find the best cartridge based on the individual volume printing. And according to this model meet the ENERGY STAR indicates its low power consumption.

Smartphones Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 and X8 will not Android 2.2

As is known, smartphones series of Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, as well as model Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, first introduced this summer, working on the "old" version of the Android operating system under the number 1.6. Of course, their owners are looking forward to releasing updates, it is not surprising, since smartphones from other manufacturers are already beginning to receive support for Android 2.2. However, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, X10 mini, X10 mini pro and X8, it seems, still can only rely on Android 2.1. The network has penetrated picture roadmap updates for these devices in paper form.

The document mentions two updates at once - Android 2.1, and Android 2.1x, the first of them will be recording 720p, 5 desktops, support HTML5 and the integration of contacts from Facebook and Twitter, and the second will bring an updated interface features Sony Ericsson Timescape and Mediascape. In this case, there is no indication Android 2.2. At the same time, it is not clear whether the real roadmap. According to one visitor Forum, updated Android 2.1 will follow in October / November, and Android 2.1x - in December - January next year. Thus, if Sony Ericsson does decide to upgrade to smart phones Android 2.2, will not this year.