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iRiver announces new MP3 player, iHP-100

Maxtor's new 300Gb Ultra ATA/133 drives already available

Plextor PX-504A DVD+R/RW CD-R/RW Review @ Bjorn3d

OCZ Technology ships PC2100/PC2700 memory modules for AMD Opteron

Dell Precision M60 mobile workstation on Intel Centrino and NVIDIA Quadro FX Go700

HWZ review: PrimeFilm PF3600 PRO Film Scanner

VIA cancels Pentium 4 mobo production



iRiver announces new MP3 player, iHP-100

iRiver announced iHP-100, a new MP3/WMA player featuring FM tuner, 10Gb HDD, digital dictaphone. PC connectivity is realized via USB2.0. Besides MP3 and WMA, it supports ASF and WAV.

The 8-line display shows track, artist, album names, etc. The integrated equalizer provides 5 sound presets: Normal, Rock´n´roll, Jazz, Classic or UltraBass. As for the FM tuner, it supports 87.5-108MHz range and has memory for 20 radio stations.

Player Li-Ion batteries provide about 16 hour of playback. Sized 60x105x19mm, it weighs iHP-100 about 160g.

Maxtor's new 300Gb Ultra ATA/133 drives already available

Maxtor launched shipments of its new Maxtor 300GB Hard Drive Retail Kits with MSRP of $400.

A typical Maxtor 300GB Hard Drive Retail Kit includes a 300Gb Ultra ATA/133 HDD, MaxBlast utility, manual, Ultra ATA/133 cable and mounting bracket. The new 5400rpm hard drive provides 12.6ms average seek and has 2Mb buffer. Besides, Maxtor offers an optional Ultra ATA/133->Ultra ATA/100 adapter ($39.95) for older Windows based PCs.

Plextor PX-504A DVD+R/RW CD-R/RW Review @ Bjorn3d

"For many years now, Plextor has maintained its reputation of having high quality and top performing optical drives. After receiving many awards for its CD-RW drives, Plextor has decided to enter the DVD recording market with a DVD+R/+RW drive. The PX-504A offers much more than just DVD recording abilities though. It´s actually a 6-in-1 drive, offering the following functions: 4x DVD+R, 2.4x DVD+RW, 12x DVD-ROM, 16x CD-R, 10x CD-RW, 40x max CD-ROM. Pretty much everything you need is there, eh? Only thing missing is DVD-R/-RW and DVD-RAM support. "

Read more at Bjorn3D.

OCZ Technology ships PC2100/PC2700 memory modules for AMD Opteron

OCZ Technology launched shipments of memory modules, certified for AMD Opteron-based servers. The current OCZ Opteron product line includes:
  • OCZS266256ER —OCZ DDR PC-2100 / 266mhz — ECC Registered / Server Series / 256Mb
  • OCZS266512ER —OCZ DDR PC-2100 / 266mhz — ECC Registered / Server Series / 512Mb
  • OCZS333256ER —OCZ DDR PC-2700 / 333mhz — ECC Registered / Server Series / 256Mb
  • OCZS333512ER —OCZ DDR PC-2700 / 333mhz — ECC Registered / Server Series / 512Mb

Dell Precision M60 mobile workstation on Intel Centrino and NVIDIA Quadro FX Go700

NVIDIA announced new NVIDIA Quadro FX Go700 mobile workstation GPU. It is certified for professional apps; features 128-bit floating point frame buffer, 12-bit subpixel precision precision, parallel vertex engines; and supports NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture (UDA). As for Dell Precision M60, besides the new GPU, itís also based on the Centrino platform.

Dell Precision M60 brief specs:

  • Up to 1.7GHz Intel Pentium M
  • i855PM chipset
  • 128Mb NVIDIA Quadro FX Go700 graphics
  • 15.4" WUXGA (1920x1200) Dell UltraSharp LCD
  • Up to 2Gb DDR266
  • Up to 7200rpm and 60Gb HDD
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit, SmartCard reader, IEEE 1394 port
  • Intel (802.11 b) and TrueMobile (802.11 b/g, 802.11 a/b/g), optional Bluetooth
  • Size: 361x276x39

The typical Dell Precision Workstation M60 on 1.4GHz Intel Pentium M featuring 256Mb DDR266 SDRAM, 40Gb (5400rpm) HDD, 128Mb NVIDIA Quadro FX Go700 and Microsoft Windows XP Professional will cost in USA about $2600.

HWZ review: PrimeFilm PF3600 PRO Film Scanner

"The PrimeFilm PF3600 PRO is a neat little scanner designed only to scan 35mm films and nothing else. Delivering resolutions up to 3600dpi at a maximum of 36-bit colors, the PF3600 PRO makes a good companion for those seeking to archive their old films and preserve them in the digital format."

Read more at HardwareZone.

VIA cancels Pentium 4 mobo production

According to The Digitimes, VIA Technologies, decided to cancel the business of VIA Platform Solutions Division (VPSD) focused on Pentium 4 motherboards. Possibly, the company will transfer all assets to First International Computer (FIC). VIA refuted the rumours about cancellation, but confirmed the transfer. As for the VPSD, it will focus on EPIA motherboards, some of which are sold with C3 processors.

This message hasnít become a surprise. Founded on October 15, 2001, VPSD was considered a division for Pentium 4 promotion on the background of suits with Intel. As the products were designed for the brandname market, VPSD was considered a rival to VIA mobo customers. According to the parental company, since its announcement VPSD has been selling 100,000 P4 and 50,000-60,000 EPIA motherboards monthly.

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