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ATI officially announces ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO

Low-profile DDR DIMM and SO-DIMM modules from SMART Modular

Fujifilm FinePix M603: new 3-megapixel photo/video camera

ELSA announces Gladiac 518 GF4 MX 440-8X

Elpida announces 1GB DDR SO-DIMM PC2100 modules

Intel IA-32 evolution: Prescott => Tejas => Nehalem?

IBM announces ThinkPad 10th Anniversary Limited Edition

EPoX EP-4T4AU: I850E + ICH4 + 32-bit RDRAM

Pocket PC e330 from Toshiba

ATI officially announces ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO

Today ATI Technologies announced the release of the new ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO multimedia graphics card.

Belonging to ALL-IN-WONDER family, it supports mulTView dual image output, has 128MB DDR and, naturally, bases on RADEON 9700 PRO. The card features 125-channel TV tuner; is capable of capturing analog video for editing and saving as MPEG-2, up to 720x480@30fps; supports Dolby AC-3 DVD playback; supports Microsoft DirectX 9.0 and OpenGL, and Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98/98 SE.

AIW 9700 PRO, front

AIW 9700 PRO, backside

ATI Theater 200, analog video and stereo audio processor

According to the press release, new ATI ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO will appear for sale this fall. The suggested price is below $500. The novelty will add to already selling AIW solutions, including ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 8500DV ($199) and ALL-IN-WONDER RADEON 7500 ($149).

New ALL-IN-WONDER 9700 PRO are supplied with ATI MULTIMEDIA CENTER 8.0.

Photos taken from Anandtech

Low-profile DDR DIMM and SO-DIMM modules from SMART Modular

SMART Modular Technologies, Solectron Corporation subsidiary, today announced new low-profile 1GB PC2100 Registered DIMM modules 1-inch high, and low-profile 512MB PC2700 ECC SO-DIMM modules, 1.25-inch high.

New 1GB modules are designed for compact comm systems, where standard 1.2 DIMM do not fit. New 512MB ECC SO-DIMM modules are designed for low-dimension and varisous comm devices, including wireless base stations, gigabit routers, VOIP gateways, and servers.

1GB SM5722885D8ELCH01 (PC2100 CL2.5) modules feature 184-pin package. 512MB PC2700 ECC SO-DIMM (64Mx72) feature two variants: SM572648FD8DWCL (PC2700 CL2.5) and SM572648FD8DWCH (PC2100 CL2.5).

Fujifilm FinePix M603: new 3-megapixel photo/video camera

Fujifilm, having been making two announcements a month, released FinePix M603 just after two weeks after FinePix F402.

FinePix M603 uses xD-Picture Card or IBM Microdrive. The latter might come in handy for recording 640480, 30 fps movies. This mode beneficially outstands FinePix M603, though raises its price as well.

Main specifications are: 3G Super CCD, 3.1 million effective pixels; 4.4 digital zoom; 2x optical Super EBC Fujinon lens, 38-76 mm (35-mm equiv.); ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600; hi-res continuous shooting (4 fps, up to 5 shots a serie); up to 30 sec voice comments.

The camera has 2.5-inch TFT LCD, featuring 118,000 pixels, and a special peak for outside shooting in the sunny weather.

FinePix M603 is expected for sale in November. With 512MB IBM Microdrive the camera will cost 700 euro and over.

Source: Two Mobile

ELSA announces Gladiac 518 GF4 MX 440-8X

Today Asian ELSA (Singapore office) announced new ELSA GLADIAC 518 graphics card with AGP 8 support.

ELSA GLADIAC 518 bases on NVIDIA GeForce4 MX440-8X, has 64MB 3.3 ns DDR, analog, DVI-I and TV outs. The suggested retail price of ELSA GLADIAC 518 is SGD$249 (about $140).

Source: OC WorkBench

Elpida announces 1GB DDR SO-DIMM PC2100 modules

Today Elpida announced shipments of 1GB DDR SO-DIMM notebook modules.

Novelties (128M x 64 bit, 2 banks, PC2100, CAS Latency = 2, 2. 5) are based on 512 Mbit DDR SDRAM chips, made using 0.13-micron process technology, packaged into JEDEC´s standard 200-pin Small Outline DIMM (SO-DIMM) 3.8-mm thick.

Low height rides from double-sided, "double-layered" thin TCP (Tape Carrier Package) chip design, unlike other 1GB SO-DIMM modules, based on one layer of 16 TSOP 512 Mbit chips.

The volume production of new 1GB DDR SO-DIMM modules is planned to January 2003.

Intel IA-32 evolution: Prescott => Tejas => Nehalem?

What will succeed Prescott core? What are the prospects of Intel processor architecture after 2003? Japanese PC Watch posted some answers for such questions.

Intel is developing the new desktop CPU architecture, codenamed Nehalem. The first Nehalem CPUs are expected on 2004. Nehalem (called "Pentium 8" in Japan) will be based on the completely new architecture unlike Prescott, being the improved Pentium 4, and its Tejas successor.

There are no details about Nehalem architecture, but there´s an opinion that it will support not only Hyper-Threading, but will also be able to process more data flows. Presumably, it will also support new LaGrande technology.

How many transistors will Nehalem CPU contain? The question is still opened. Though if you follow the Moore´s law, Nehalem, made using 90nm process technology, will contain from 150 to 200 million transistors. Clock rates might raise to 7-8 GHz by that time.

Have a look at provisional Intel processor roadmap. It´s known that in H2 2003 the company is to present Prescott made using 90nm process technology. Tejas, the next version of Pentium 4 architecture, will appear in 2004. Nehalem, based on the new architecture, will be announced late in 2004. 65nm Tejas and Nehalem will appear in 2005.

Source: PC Watch

IBM announces ThinkPad 10th Anniversary Limited Edition

For 10th anniversary of ThinkPad series IBM announced the special ThinkPad X30 — "ThinkPad 10th Anniversary Limited Edition".

It features B5 form-factor, titanium body and bases on the recently announced in USA ThinkPad X30 (2672-4BU). The notebook has 12.1-inch 1024x768 LCD, 1.20 GHz Mobile Pentium III-M (Intel 830MG chipset), 256 MB (up to 1GB) RAM, 40GB hard disk, Windows XP Professional.

The company will sell 2002 notebooks of this serie.

Source: PC Watch

EPoX EP-4T4AU: I850E + ICH4 + 32-bit RDRAM

In August we´ve already written about EPoX EP-4T4A motherboard on an unusual (and unique) I850E + ICH4 bundle with 32-bit RDRAM. Now EP-4T4AU appeared in the Japanese retail market, so we got a chance to provide more detailed photos and approximate pricing.

EP-4T4AU is the second (after ASUS P4T533) mobo supporting 32-bit RIMM RDRAM and the first, based on I850E + ICH4. Pity, but news do not disclose how EpoX has succeeded to combine previously uncompatible i850E and ICH4 and 32-bit RDRAM. But the main thing is that it is real and the board is in retail. Let´s hope we´ll be able to lay our hands on it for testing soon.

Board brief specifications: 5 PCI slots, AGP 4 slot, two 232-pin RIMM for 32-bit PC600/PC800/PC1066 RDRAM (64 MB to 2 GB modules), IEEE 1394 and USB 2.0, 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet (Realtek RTL8100B), Ultra DMA-133 / IDE RAID (0, 1, 0+1) (HPT372). In Tokyo EP-4T4AU costs 19999 yens (about $165).

Source: PC Watch

Pocket PC e330 from Toshiba

European Toshiba officially announced the new e330 Pocket PC to replace popular e310.

Brief specifications:

  • 300 MHz Intel PXA 250
  • 64 MB SDRAM
  • 32 MB flash ROM
  • 3.5-inch LCD, 240x320, 64K colors
  • SD card slot
  • Headphones, power, cradle jacks
  • IrDA (115 Kbps), USB
  • Microsoft Pocket PC 2002
  • Pocket Word, Excel, Windows Media Player (MP3), Voice Recorder, and Microsoft E-Books Reader apps
  • Bluetooth SD support
  • 80x125x12.4 mm dimensions
  • 147 g weight
  • Li, 1000 mAh battery

According to the press release, new product is already being shipped to European resellers. Toshiba Pocket PC e330 suggested price is 599 euro, Bluetooth SD costs 199 euro.

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