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MSI 648 Max (SiS 648) Motherboard rated 4.5 of 5 at HardwareZone

New inexpensive Toshiba Pocket PC e350 to be released in March

ABIT BH7: a Socket 478 board for overclockers

Gigabyte MAYA II GV-R9500 Pro 128MB rated 4.5 of 5 at HardwareZone

Samsung Q10: based on 933MHz LV Pentium III-M

Atmel announces new 8mp CCD

MSI 648 Max (SiS 648) Motherboard rated 4.5 of 5 at HardwareZone

"Overall, the SiS 648 is an attractive product meant for high-performance budget Pentium 4 systems. Priced below the $200 mark, it´s easy to disregard the MSI 648 Max as ´just any other motherboard´. However, if you witness the performance offered by this board, the choice is really clear — especially if you´re one with simple requirements.

Read more at HardwareZone!

New inexpensive Toshiba Pocket PC e350 to be released in March

According to fresh news from Taiwan, Japanese Toshiba is to present a new Pocket PC in March to cost $199. As you know, Dell Computer (with Axim X5) and Hewlett-Packard (with h1910 iPAQ) follow the most aggressive market policy. Toshiba possibly plans to strengthen its positions in this segment with sales of this novelty.

According to provisional data, Pocket PC e350 will be produced by Compal Electronics, a Taiwanese contract maker. e350 will feature 300MHz Intel PXA250, 64Mb SDRAM, semi-transparent LCD display. For Toshiba Compal also produces e740, e310 and e330 models.

Source: The DigiTimes

ABIT BH7: a Socket 478 board for overclockers

ABIT announced the new ABIT BH7 Socket 478 ATX motherboard on Intel 845PE chipset, claiming it to support FSBs up to 800MHz and DDR400 memory. In other words, a gift for overclockers and a kind of a claim for Intelís future CPUs support.

Standard specifications mention Pentium 4 with 533/400MHz FSB and Hyper-Threading support, 3 DDR DIMM sockets (Un-buffered Non-ECC DIMM) for up to 2Gb DDR333 in two sockets or up to 2Gb DDR266/200 in three sockets, AGP slot, 5 PCI slots, USB 2.0 ports, Serial ATA 150 interface, 6-ch. AC97 codec, SPDIF, 10/100M LAN interfaces.

Gigabyte MAYA II GV-R9500 Pro 128MB rated 4.5 of 5 at HardwareZone

"What sort of graphics card would give you more performance than a GeForce4 Ti 4600 graphics card and yet cost far less than it? Naturally it can´t be NVIDIA´s own products, but ATI´s RADEON 9500 Pro sure can kick ass and we have got the facts based on the Gigabyte MAYA II GV-R9500 Pro 128MB."

Read more at HardwareZone!

Samsung Q10: based on 933MHz LV Pentium III-M

Samsung announced new Q10 notebook in B5 form-factor — NQ10TH9300. It features a modern 933MHz LV Mobile Pentium III-M (instead of 866MHz one of the previous model).

The notebook bases on Intel 830M integrated chipset and has 12.1" 1024x768 XGA LCD monitor, 256Mb RAM (up to 640Mb), 30Gb HDD, IEEE 802.11b and Ethernet interfaces, PC Card Type II slot, IEEE 1394, USB 1.1 ports. Measured 273x228.8x19.3mm and weighing 1.35kg, it will be also bundled with Windows XP Home Edition and will arrive to Japanese retail for $1200 and higher. The optional SSD-Q10BF cradle will cost another $415.

Source: PC Watch

Atmel announces new 8mp CCD

Atmel announced new 8-megapixel large format (film compatible image format) AT71200M CCD area array. Itís designed for digital minilabs, retouch/enhancement stations, high resolution reprography, large format X-ray film scanning and high resolution microscopy applications.

The new matrix features 3500 ű 2300 effective resolution (8.05 million pixels, 35x23mm), each pixel is 10x10µm in size. The CCD features bayer standard RGB color mosaic, specially designed for colorimetric applications, with the three colors balanced for a 4500 degrees-K standard lluminant. AT71200M CCD can be widely used, including very low dark current operation (MPP mode). Other specs are here.

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