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Two new "vertical" scanners from Plustek

2.80 GHz Intel Xeon workstation from NEC

New 5-megapixel Camedia C-50 from Olympus

New 17-inch LCD monitor from Sharp

New processors: what Intel prepares for us...



Two new "vertical" scanners from Plustek

Plustek announced two new 4 scanners with built-in slide adapters, supporting vertical installation: OpticPro ST12 and ST24.


Both of them are thin and can operate in vertical position, using a special included cradle. A built-in slide adapter with a new, enlarged frame enables to simultaneously scan not only 35 mm films (4 stills), but also wide-format slides (one 60x60 and 60x90 mm), and 35 mm framed slides (3 slides). New scanners feature 48 bit color depth.


Plustek OpticPro ST12 and ST24 feature 5 quick app launch buttonss: besides traditional scan, copy, E-mail and text recognize, they have a user-programmable Custom button. For volume objects scanner cover can be lifted or detached.

Both scanners support CDD technology, their optical resolution is 1200x2400 dpi for OpticPro ST24 and 600x1200 dpi for OpticPro ST12.

Software kit includes drivers, NewSoft Presto! And Abbyy FineReader Sprint.

2.80 GHz Intel Xeon workstation from NEC

NEC announced October shipments of new Express5800/56Wg workstations on 2.80 GHz Xeon processors.


Dual-processor Express5800/56Wg are based on Xeon 2.80 GHz, ServerWorks Grand Champion WS chipset, have 256MB to 1GB ECC DDR SDRAM PC1600 (up to 3GB), 18.1GB to 73.2 GB Ultra160 SCSI hard disks (up to 182.7 GB), optical drive, audio subsystem, 5 64 bit PCI slots, 1000BASE-T (or 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T), 3 USB ports. Workstation dimensions are 220x530x450 mm, weight — 21 kg.

Express5800/56Wg can be supplied with 20.1-inch LCD monitors, supporting UXGA resolutions (1600x1200), and Windows 2000 Professional / Windows XP Professional. A model with a single Xeon, 512MB RAM, 36GB hard disk and w/o a graphics card will cost about $4400, with GLoria4 900XGL graphics — $6500, with Synergy4 550XGL graphics — $5000.

Source: ASCII24

New 5-megapixel Camedia C-50 from Olympus

Netherlandish LetsGoDigital reported that Olympus is to announce a new 5-megapixel Olympus Camedia C-50, supposedly to replace Camedia C-40.



The new camera will feature 1/1.8-inch 5-megapixel CCD, 3x optical lens (38-114 mm equiv.), f2.8, f4.8, 1-4.5x digital zoom (VGA).

C-50 supports xD-picture cards, and QuickTime Motion JPEG movie recording. It has USB interface, and is identified by OS as a USB Storage Class.

Olympus Camedia C-50 will be showcased at Photokina, supposedly with the specifications. The approximate price of C-50 is about 899 euro.

New 17-inch LCD monitor from Sharp

Sharp announced that late in September it will start to sell the new 17-inch LCD monitor — LL-T17A3 — that has two body variants: LL-T17A3-H (light) and LL-T17A3-B (black).


LL-T17A3 supports 1280x1024 (SXGA) max. resolution, features 0.264 mm pixel size, 250 candles/sq.m max. brightness, 500:1 contrast, 135 vertical and 160 orizontal viewing angle. It also features a backlight with up to 50 thousand hour technological lifespan.

Monitors support analog input. Vertical scan is 24.8 kHz — 80 kHz, line scan is 56 Hz — 75 Hz, power consumption is up to 44 W, and up to 3 W in idle mode. Devices also feature built-in stereo speakers (2 1 W). Sharp LL-T17A3 dimensions are 398x188x376 mm, weight — 6.5 kg, approximate price is $690.

Source: ASCII24

New processors: what Intel prepares for us...

We´ve already reported that, according to some sources, Intel plans to announce new mobile 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium 4-M. Perhaps, new mobile Celerons will be announced as well. However, there is another interesting fact: 2.0 GHz Celeron, unannounced, appeared the last weekend in Japanese shops.


About a month ago we wrote, referring to Taiwanese sources, that Intel prepares 1.9 GHz Socket 478 Celeron for September, but there was nothing about 2 GHz model. By the way, in Japan the processor is only showcased, but not being sold, because sales must start after the official announcement. Does it mean that new 1.9 GHz / 2.0 GHz models will be announced in the near future? At least there´s no information about that in the Web.


Some words about showcased 2.0 GHz Celerons. There are now OEM variants (like 1.7 GHz / 1.8 GHz Socket 478 models initially were shown) marked 2 GHZ / 128 / 400 / 1.525v SL6HY MALAY, The approximate price is about 13500 yens (about $112).

I guess there´s no need to guess, as the evening can shed the light on it.

Source: Akiba PC

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