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Green House offers two new LCD monitors, GH-PAF150S and GH-PAF150SB

ABIT releases Siluro FX 5200 DT and Siluro FX5600 DT graphics cards

More from I-O Data: a new USB2.0-PC Card adapter

I-O Data announces 80Gb external and 250Gb internal hard drives

Intel cuts prices for desktop Celerons

Elpida ready to make lower-power DDR modules

AMD cuts Athlon XP prices

HWZ review: NEC VERSA S900 (Centrino) Notebook

Hitachi updates FLORA 270W notebook line



Green House offers two new LCD monitors, GH-PAF150S and GH-PAF150SB

Green House announced two new 15" LCD models: GH-PAF150S and GH-PAF150SB to become available mid-June. The price is still open. Models differ by the body color only.

The novelties feature 250cd/m² brightness, 500:1 contrast; 2x2W speakers; support 1024x768 resolution at 24 bit color depth.

Moreover, the response time is 40ms; viewing angles — 120 horizontal and 100 vertical; line scan 31-60kHz, frame scan — 56-75Hz. The monitors have usual 15-pin mini D-Sub and require 100V AC. The maximum energy consumption is 36W (<5W in energy saving mode). Sized 342.5x142.5x361.5mm, they weigh about 2.1kg.

Source: ASCII24

ABIT releases Siluro FX 5200 DT and Siluro FX5600 DT graphics cards

ABIT announced two new graphics cards on NVIDIA GeForce FX: Siluro FX 5200 DT and Siluro FX5600 DT.


ABIT Siluro FX 5200 DT key specs:

  • 250MHz GPU; 4 pixels/cycle; 128-bit precision
  • 64/128Mb DDR
  • 6.4Gb/s throughput
  • 63 million vertex/s
  • 1 billion texel/s fill rate
  • AGP 8X, SBA (Sideband Addressing) with up to 2.1Gb/s throughput
  • Cg support
  • DirectX 9.0 support
  • Dual-monitor configurations; 350MHz RAMDAC, up to 20481536@75Hz
  • DVI-I, D-Sub (VGA), TV-out interfaces

ABIT Siluro FX5600 DT key specs:

  • 325MHz GPU; 4 pixels/cycle; 128-bit precision
  • 8.8Gb/s throughput
  • 81 million vertex/s
  • 1.3 billion texel/s fill rate
  • AGP 8X, SBA (Sideband Addressing) with up to 2.1Gb/s throughput
  • Cg support
  • DirectX 9.0 support
  • Dual-monitor configurations; 350MHz RAMDAC, up to 20481536@75Hz
  • DVI-I, D-Sub (VGA), TV-out interfaces

More from I-O Data: a new USB2.0-PC Card adapter

I-O Data also announced new USB2.0-PC card (Type II) adapter, USB2-PCADP, to become available from mid-June for about $75. The bundle also includes a software CD, USB cable (A-miniB) and a manual.

The device works under Windows XP/2000/Me/98SE — Mac OS 9.0.4 — 9.2.2 — Mac OS X 10.1 — 10.1.5, 10.2 — 10.2.6. It consumes about 250mA. Sized 73x18.5x103mm, it weighs about 95g without a USB cable.

I-O Data announces 80Gb external and 250Gb internal hard drives

I-O Data announced two new HDDs: 80Gb external HDP-U80P and 250Gb internal HDI-250GS8. Both will be available in mid-June for $428 and $541.

HDP-U80P supports USB2.0/1.1 powering from either USB, or an AC adapter. It works under Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, Mac OS 9 — 9.2/Mac OS X 10.0.3 — 10.2. Sized 17x82x139.5mm, it weighs about 200g.

HDI-250GS8 is a 3.5" 7200rpm IDE drive (UltraATA/133) with 8Mb buffer. It works under Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, Mac OS X 10.2.3.

Intel cuts prices for desktop Celerons

Intel posted new wholesale prices for various desktop Celeron models. The price of 2.40GHz CPU was cut most by $19 thus making us state the reduction goes even below $90. Only prices for the lowest-end 1.80/1.70GHz desktop Celerons remained the same.

The next price cut aimed at Pentium M family is expected around June 1.

CeleronOld priceNew priceCut
2.40GHz$103$84 -18%
2.30GHz$89$79 -11%
2.20GHz$83$74 -11%
2.10GHz$79$74 -6%

Elpida ready to make lower-power DDR modules

Japanese Elpida Memory, Inc. released the second generation of 256Mbit DDR and SDR Mobile RAM modules with lower energy consumption designed for mobile handsets, PDAs, digital cameras, etc. New chips are made using 0.11µm process providing up to 400Mb/s throughput; are organized as 4M words x 16 bits x 4 bank; require 1.80.15V VDD/VDDQ; are packed into 9x13mm 54-pin FBGA; feature 8192 cycles / 64ms self refresh.

256Mbit SDR Mobile RAM are already sampling with volume production scheduled to August. The DDR version will feature 60-pin FBGA; its volume production will be launched in June.

Currently low-power DRAM is being developed by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Micron Technology Inc., Infineon Technologies AG and Nanya Technology. These believe such chips to become a new source of DRAM market growth.

Source: EE Times

AMD cuts Athlon XP prices

Today AMD cut wholesale prices for some of its desktop Athlon XP processors by average 2030%.

Athlon XPOld priceNew priceCut
3200+$464$464-
3000+$325$265 —18%
2800+$225$180 -20%
2700+$180$137 -24%
2600+$151$103 -31%
2500+$124$89 -28%
2400+$103$84 -18%
2200+$81$74 -8%
2100+$79$74 -6%
2000+$66$66-

HWZ review: NEC VERSA S900 (Centrino) Notebook

"Honestly, the NEC VERSA S900 isn´t exactly one of the better notebooks based on the Centrino Mobile Technology around. Not that it is a bad notebook, but it´s one of those products where you´ll either love it because you´re a brand loyalist, or you simply won´t. Our biggest gripe with the S900 notebook was its abysmal performance in the battery life tests, where it couldn´t even outlast the D600 despite having a higher battery capacity."

Read more at HardwareZone.

Hitachi updates FLORA 270W notebook line

These days Hitachi launches shipments of 9 new A4 notebooks belonging to the FLORA 270W series.


The highest-end of them, PC8NV8, feature SiS M650 + SiS862 chipset, 2.2/2.0GHz Mobile Pentium 4-M, 256Mb PC2100 DDR SDRAM, 20Gb HDD, 15" SXGA+ / 15" XGA / 14.1" XGA LCD, USB2.0, IEEE1394, 10/100BASE-TX, PC card Type II/III slots, Windows XP Professional which makes the total of 10 models sized up to 326x275x41.8mm, weighing up to 3.6kg and operating up to 2 hours with standard batteries. In Japan theyll cost $1900 and over.

The standard PC8NV9 bases on 1.70GHz Mobile Celeron; features 14.1"/15" XGA LCD and similar size and weight. Batteries provide about 1.8 hours of operation. The price starts from $1700.

The mainstream PC-8NK01 bases on 1.80GHz Celeron; features 14.1" XGA LCD. With similar size and weight of 3.5kg, it works up to 1.3 hours and costs about $1600.

Source: ASCII24

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