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Creative unleashes NOMAD MuVo NX and NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX series of MP3 players

Intel announces 2.40C GHz Pentium 4 with new M-0 stepping

iiyama introduces 17" PLE430T-S LCD monitor with a TV tuner

Tyan announces Tomcat K8S (S2850) ATX board for single-processor Opteron-based servers

AOpen releases AK77-600 baseboards on VIA KT600

Gigabyte GO-W0404A: 8 formats in a single DVD recorder



Creative unleashes NOMAD MuVo NX and NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX series of MP3 players

Creative unleashed a new line of its MP3 players Creative NOMAD MuVo NX (128/256 Mb) and Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX (20/30Gb).

The price is still open, but supposedly Creative NOMAD MuVo NX 128MB will cost about $150, Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX 20GB about $250, Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX 30GB about $310. NOMAD MuVo NX 128MB and Jukebox Zen NX 20GB/30GB are expected early in August.

Creative NOMAD MuVo NX 128MB (CNMVN128) can play MP3 (32k~320kbps, VBR), WMA(64k~160kbps), WAV files; features USB interface, built-in mic for voice recording (IMA ADPCM); supports 20kHz frequency range, 90dB SNR, <0.05% total distortion coefficient. Headphone jack requires 7mW.

Sized 36.7x16x74mm, it weighs about 31.5g. Creative NOMAD MuVo NX utilizes 1 battery providing 11 hours of MP3 playback, with maximum recording time making 8 hours.

NOMAD MuVo NX 256MB differs by lesser memory of 256Mb and 16 hours of voice recording.

As for Creative NOMAD Jukebox Zen NX 20GB USB 2.0 (CNJBZN20U), it represents an advanced version of NOMAD Jukebox Zen 20GB USB 2.0 and plays 8-320kbps MP3, VBR; 8-192kbps WMA, 11-48kbps WAV; features 98dB SNR, 14 hours of operation.

With 132x64 backlit LCD display, it´s sized 76x22x113mm and weighs about 226g.

Source: ASCII24

Intel announces 2.40C GHz Pentium 4 with new M-0 stepping

Intel announced a new box version of 2.40C GHz Pentium 4 supporting 800MHz FSB.

New M-0 stepping chips differ from the current D-1 stepping chips only by newer CPUID changed to 0F25h.

The official date of availability of 2.40C GHz Pentium 4 with 800MHz FSB and M-0 stepping is the September 1.

iiyama introduces 17" PLE430T-S LCD monitor with a TV tuner

iiyama introduced a new LCD monitor, PLE430T-S (ProLite), with an embedded TV tuner. The model should arrive for sale early in August with MSRP of about $615. the monitor supports SXGA resolution (1280x1024) and 16.2 million colors; features 0.264mm pixel pitch, 120 vertical and 140 horizontal viewing angles, 25ms response time, 350:1 contrast, 250 cd/m² brightness.

PLE430T-S also has D-Sub, RCA, S-Video, antenna connectors and 2x1.5W speakers and supports "picture-in-picture. Sized 368.5x188.5x379mm, it weighs about 4.4kg.

Source: PC Watch

Tyan announces Tomcat K8S (S2850) ATX board for single-processor Opteron-based servers

Tyan announced a new Tomcat K8S (S2850) motherboard for single-processor AMD Opteron-based servers.


This ATX model bases on AMD-8000 chipset; supports up to 8Gb of Registered PC1600, PC2100, PC2700 DDR with and without ECC, TYAN Server Management Daughter card (SMDC); has 6 x 32bit/33MHz PCI slots, 4 x USB1.1 ports, 2 x GbE/100/10 ports (Broadcom BCM5705), 8Mb PCI ATI Rage XL int. graphics, SATA controller (Silicon Image Sil3114, 4 channels, SATA RAID 0, 1, 0+1; only S2850G2NR).

Tomcat K8S (S2850) shipments have already started, the MSRP is 235 euros.

AOpen releases AK77-600 baseboards on VIA KT600

AOpen released a new baseboard series, AK77-600, on VIA KT600 chipset supporting all the latest AMD Athlon XP, including Barton-based 3200+ and 400MHz FSB.


The series includes AK77-600 MAX (above), AK77-600GN and AK77-600N differing by packages mostly.

Model AK77-600 MAX AK77-600GN AK77-600N
CPU AMD Athlon XP / Athlon / Duron AMD Athlon XP / Athlon / Duron AMD Athlon XP / Athlon / Duron
Graphics AGP8X AGP8X AGP8X
Memory DDR400/333 DDR400/333 DDR400/333
Serial ATA 4 ports - -
IDE ATA133 Yes Yes Yes
LAN Broadcom Gigabit LAN Broadcom Gigabit LAN Broadcom Gigabit LAN
IEEE1394 X2 (Agere PHY) - -
Audio 5.1-ch. AC97 codec AC97 codec AC97 codec

AK77-600 boards support all the latest AOpen technologies, including SilentTek2, EzRestore, DieHard BIOS, EzClock, etc.

Gigabyte GO-W0404A: 8 formats in a single DVD recorder

Gigabyte Technology unveiled its new Gigabyte GO-W0404A DVD recorder supporting 8 formats, including DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW.

GO-W0404A specs:

  • Interface: EIDE/ATAPI
  • Supported media: DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW
  • Supported formats: DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-Video; CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Extra, CD-I, Mixed-Mode CD, Video CD, Photo CD, CD-TEXT, Bootable CD, CD-R, CD-RW, multisessions
  • Recording types: DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW random access and sequential recording; CD-R/RW Track at Once, Disc at Once, Session at Once, Multisession, Burst
  • Recording speeds: 1x, 2x, 4x DVD+/-R; 1x, 2x DVD+/-RW; 16x, 24x, 32x, 40x CD-R; 4x, 10x, 16x, 24x CD-RW
  • Reading speeds: up to 6x DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW; up to 40x CD-R; up to 12x DVD-ROM; up to 32x CD-RW
  • Access time: 130ms DVD (12X), 130ms CD (40X)
  • Buffer: 2Mb
  • Size: 148.6x41.8x193.3mm
  • Weight: 1 kg
  • Installation: horizontal
  • Intelligent Burning SuperLink (IBS) for eliminating recording failures; intelligent cooling and energy saving
  • Supplied software: Nero Burning ROM, Power DVD

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