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Leadtek releases the new WinFast Cinema FM/TV tuner

Samsung announces new 19" SyncMaster 191N LCD

ATI will make RV350 chips using the 0.13-micron process technology

AMD Athlon MP to move to 333MHz FSB?

KraftCom releases miniature tablet

Maxdata announces new 19" BELINEA CRT monitor

Leadtek releases the new WinFast Cinema FM/TV tuner

Leadtek posted the specifications of the new WinFast Personal Cinema FM/TV tuner for NVIDIA-based VIVO-enabled cards (for example, Leadtek MyViVo).

The new solution has all up-to-date capabilities (similar to Leadtek TV2000 XP Deluxe): MPEG-1/MPEG-2/MPEG-4/WMV/VCD/DVD video recording; MP3/WMA audio recording; time shift; NTSC, PAL, or SECAM support; NTSC, PAL I/DK, PALBG/DK, PAL M/N, SECAM LL, SECAM BG broadcast reception; (depends on the model), 181 available channels; RGB32/RGB24/RGB15/YUY2 video formats; PiP (Picture in Picture); remote control; etc. The price is still unknown.

Samsung announces new 19" SyncMaster 191N LCD

Samsung posted the specifications of the new 19" SyncMaster 191N LCD monitor on its websites.

The novelty features the 19" a-si LCD matrix supporting 1280x1024 resolution and 0.294 pixel size. Besides, the max. brightness is 250 cd/m, contrast — 500:1, viewing angle — 170°/170°, line scan – 30-81kHz and vertical scan – 56-85Hz.

The monitor is produced in the silvery and black modifications. Its energy consumption is 41W in active, and <2.1W in standby modes. New SyncMaster 191N has the analog input and its dimensions are 416.3x450.5x208.4 mm, weight – 5.9 kg. In Japan this model will be sold for about $915.

ATI will make RV350 chips using the 0.13-micron process technology

The Peking PC POP posted the interview with ATI CEO and founder. As there’s much interesting, those who know Chinese can read the complete post here. And here’s the brief excerpt of the most interesting things.
  • The next-generation RV350, expected in the spring 2003, will be made using 0.13-micron process, however, R350 chips will remain 0.15-micron.
  • The design of DX9.0-enabled RV350 bases on R300, however, the chip will be fully redesigned to improve the performance and functionality and reduce the price.
  • RV350 samples are already available.
  • R350 will be the improved version of R300.
  • Mobile 7500 and M9 chips make a reliable foundation for ATI in the mobile market.
  • Currently SiS is not a serious rival as prices for Radeon 9000, 9000 Pro, and 9500 will be reducing.

Source: PC POP

AMD Athlon MP to move to 333MHz FSB?

British The Inquirer, referring to the industry sources, reported that the announced Athlon MP 2400+ processor is one of the last in the dual-CPU 266MHz FSB line. Most likely, the next MP chip will be something like Athlon MP 2600+ with 333MHz FSB. According to rumours, such CPUs are likely to be released right after the New Year.

Naturally, nobody has any specific information today, and AMD is traditionally silent about its unannounced products. However, its recent declaration about the complete transition to the 0.13-micron process technology make such a release real enough.

The first question dual-CPU server and workstation makers will ask will refer to the availability of chipsets supporting Athlon MP with 333MHz FSB. However, there are rumours that some existing chipsets and even the produced mobos will successfully work with this bus, perhaps, requiring BIOS re-patching and, naturally, the official certification.

Source: The Inquirer

KraftCom releases miniature tablet

KraftCom released the miniature PenPC GoFREE tablet with the pen input, working under Windows 2000 (very much resembling the FIC Aqua).

It’s mostly interesting by its dimensions, featuring 8.4" 16-bit SVGA LCD. The PC bases pn 500MHz Transmeta Crusoe; has 128Mb RAM (up to 256Mb); integrated (!) 1Gb Microdrive; PCMCIA and CompactFlash slots; two USB ports; IrDA port; a speaker; and supports WLAN IEEE 802.11b or WAN GPRS/GSM. The tablet enables the Web-surfing, e-mail and multimedia operations along with the office apps.

What’s the drawback? Naturally, the price of 1499 euro. Although comfortable and nice, such solutions are spoiled by their price :).

Maxdata announces new 19" BELINEA CRT monitor

Maxdata announced the changes in the BELINEA CRT line. BELINEA 106095 is replaced by the new cheaper 19" BELINEA 106075 with improved specifications.

BELINEA 106075 features the new 19" CRT (45.7 cm diagonal) with 0.26 mm pixel size. The max. resolution is 1600x1200, the line scan is increased up to 98 kHz, the bandwidth – expanded up to 200MHz. Besides, the new model is more compact and 2 kg lighter. The monitor also provides the extended number of settings and the new 4-button controls.

BELINEA 106075 is positioned as the inexpensive 19" SOHO model, its suggested price is $259.

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