VIA Technologies announced Hi-Fi PC Concept Design, combining features of a universal CD/DVD/VCD audio/video player and standard compact PC functionality.
The design is embodied in a compact 190x190x340mm aluminium case.
PC bases on VIA C3 / EDEN EBGA processor and new 4-layer Mini-ITX VIA EPIA M mobo on Apollo CLE266 + VT8235 bundle, featuring 6-channel audio (VT1616), 10/100 Base-T Ethernet (VT6103), USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394 (VT6307S) ports, TV-out (VT1622).Matsushita Electric announced new CF-T1RDAXR, CF-T1RCAXR, and CF-T1RWAXR notebooks of Let´snote LIGHT T1 line, and CF-R1NCAXR of Let´snote LIGHT R1 line. Both lines feature magnesium alloy body with additional HDD vibration protection. Besides, T1 line has the feature of maximum standalone operation with the internal battery.
Let´snote LIGHT T1 models feature 12.1-inch 1024x768 panel, 866 MHz ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) Mobile Pentium III-M. Notebooks weigh 999 g; built-in battery provide 5-hour operation.
CF-T1RDAXR features 128MB SDRAM, 20GB ahrd disk (Ultra ATA/100). CF-T1RCAXR has 256MB SDRAM, 40GB hard disk (Ultra ATA/100). CF-T1RWAXR and CF-T1RCAXR also feature WLAN (IEEE 802.11b) modules.
CF-R1NCAXR of R1 line features 10.4-inch 1024x768 LCD and weighs just 960 g. It has same CPU, 128MB SDRAM (up to 384MB), 20GB hard disk (Ultra ATA/100). R1 models can be used with special body covers for better experience.
All notebooks have Windows XP Professional. Pricing is yet unknown.
Source: PC Watch
New CD-R blanks, supporting 48x recording, will feature 80 min (700MB) capacity. Retail shipments are planned to mid-November 2002.
Blanks will be shipped in two package types: 50-unit spindle, and 10-unit box.
Hewlett-Packard is expected to announce new Compaq Evo N1015v series on mobile Athlon for $899 and higher. They will be mainly aimed at small businesses, students, and jobholders.
Compaq Evo N1015v basic configuration will feature Athlon XP 1400+, 13.3-inch LCD, 20GB HDD, 128MB RAM. Such a notebook will cost just $899. For $999 the same N1015v will be supplied with a Wi-Fi module, connected to Multiport. Naturally, the line will include more powerful models for respective prices.
CD-W548E supports 48/16/48x speeds, CD-W552E 52/24/52x speeds. Both support Mount Rainier, feature 2MB buffer, about 100ms read access time. They are supplied with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/NT, Netware, SOC, UNIX and LINUX drivers, cables, CD-R and CD-RW blanks, and recorder software (Windows only). The suggested price of TEAC CD-W548E makes 99 euro, the price of 52x model is not yet announced.
TEAC DV-516E DVD-ROM reads DVDs at 16x, CDs at 48x. DV-516E supports almost all DVD formats, including double-layered (up to 17GB/disc), MPEG2, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, and DVD-R. The drive has 512KB buffer, IDE interface, supports PIO 4 / UDMA 33, features about 85ms DVD and CD-ROM read access time. The suggested price of TEAC DV-516E is 59 euro.
MP-XP7220 (on the right) features 8.9-inch 1024x600 (Wide SVGA) LCD, 256MB RAM, 30GB hard disk, built-in stereo speakers, 2 USB 2.0 ports, i.LINK (IEEE1394), 10/100BASE-TX, 56kbps modem (V.90/K56flex), PC Card (Type II) and SD slots.
Notebook also features "double power" system: internal battery provides 1.4 hours of operation, external additional 4 hours. Max. energy consumption makes 46W. Notebook dimensions are 225x152x29.5 mm, weight 895 g (1065 g with a battery). MP-XP7220 with Windows XP Professional (SP1) will cost about $1750.
MP-XP7220EX (on the left) differs from MP-XP7220 by a WLAN adapter and the price about $1830.
MP-XP5220 differs from MP-XP7220 by 128MB RAM, 20GB, Windows XP Home Edition (SP1). At that internal battery provides 1.5 hours of operation, external 4.5 hours. The approximate price of MP-XP5220 is about $1500.
Additional accessories include MP-WLX1 WLAN (PC card) for about $100 (on the left), 16x MP-CDX1 CD-ROM (about $250), MP-WDX1 DVD/CD-RW (on the right; about $300), batteries, cases, etc.
ASUS announced new ASUS CRW-5224A CD-RW drive featuring 52/24/52x speeds and CAV (constant angular velocity) support.
P4HT series key specifications:
Maxtor Personal Storage 5000 family includes 5000XT, 5000DV, and 5000LE hard drives.
5400 RPM 250GB Personal Storage 5000XT features FireWire (IEEE 1394) and USB 2.0 and will cost about $400.
7200 RPM 120GB Personal Storage 5000DV also supports FireWire (IEEE 1394) and USB 2.0 and will cost about $300.
5400 RPM 80GB Personal Storage 5000LE supports USB 2.0 and will cost about $200.Siemens announced new SX56 GSM 900/1900 communicator for AT&T Wireless subscribers.
SX56 combines a mobile phone, organizer, MP3 player, supports Microsoft Office and GPRS.
Siemens SX56 specifications:
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