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Dell is switching to new memory

Tungsten E — what´s its goal?

Deskjet 9650, PSC 2410 and PSC 2510 HP´s new printers

L1910P — new 19" TFT Flatron by LG

Understanding Oki´s genuine products

Dell is switching to new memory

As it is mentioned at Digitimes, Dell expects to move to 256Mbit (16Mbit x 16) DDR graphics memory from the current mainstream standard of 128Mbit (8Mbit x 16) DDR due to the relative high price of the 128Mbit memory, according to Taiwanese DRAM maker sources.

The price of 128Mbit DDR graphics memory has risen sharply, up by 40% to around US$3.50 from US$2.50 one month ago. Currently a 256Mbit DDR die goes for around US$5. Four 256Mbit die (at a cost of about US$20), instead of eight 128Mbit die (at a cost of about US$28), can be used to provide 128MB of memory.

According to sources, Dell is considering a switch from offering Nvidias GeForce4 MX440 based on the NV18 core to the revised NV18B core in the fourth quarter. Nvidia is designing the revised core to support 256Mbit DDR in conjunction with its value graphics processors.

Tungsten E — what´s its goal?

Do you know, what drives the market? Yes, rumors. Now the object is Tungsten E, a new PDA designed to extend the reach of the pro-oriented Tungsten line down into the low-end of the market. As it was pointed out at the time at The Register, the $199 device´s box was sized to match that of previous Zire releases rather than Tungsten products. However, its part number, P80880US, suggested the model was a member of the Tungsten family, all of whom sport a model number of the form P808xxUS, rather than the Zire´s P807xxUS model code.

In their investigation journalists using CompUSA´s product database. So, let´s see.Palm recently slashed the price of the Tungsten T to just $199, the same price as the E. With the Tungsten T2 — a relatively minor update to the T — retailing for around $399, Palm clearly wants rid of its T stocks before the new model comes in. The CompUSA database also confirms that the top-end Tungsten release is the T3, now priced at $399, suggesting that the T2´s price will come on or before it ships, possibly to $299.

as Palm has extended the consumer Zire family to the high-end with the Zire 71, so it appears to be widening the business-oriented Tungsten line to take in the low end. Palm sells devices in bulk to corporates, so the E may be primarily intended to drive those sales by providing a more simple device that lacks the other family members´ variety of wireless connections.

Deskjet 9650, PSC 2410 and PSC 2510 HP´s new printers

HP company announced a new Deskjet model aimed at business use, Deskjet 9650, with a resolution of 1200 dpi, featured parallel and USB connectivity. There are two other models Deskjet 9670 (includes an auto-duplex unit) and the Deskjet 9680 (includes a PostScript RIP CD). Pricing for the base Deskjet 9650 is set at $399, with availability in September 2003.

Print speed of the model is up to 20 ppm black and 15 ppm color in Draft mode (up to 6 ppm black and 4 ppm color in Normal mode), resolution Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi black text, up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi for color printing. Supported paper sizes are: Letter, legal, super B, tabloid, executive, statement, A2 envelope, No. 10 envelope, Monarch envelope, letter banner, tabloid banner, custom sizes: 3.54 x 5.75 in to 13 x 19 in.

Dimensions of the model 23 x 15 x 7 in, weight 24 lb.

It is not the only model announced. Two other printers, HP PSC 2410 Photosmart All-in-One and HP PSC 2510 Photosmart All-in-One are combo-devices, which feature the functions of a printer, scanner, fax machine and copier.

Both the PSC 2410 and PSC 2510 support Memory Stick, Compact Flash, Secure Digital, Multimediacard, xD-Picture Card and SmartMedia memory cards through slots in the front of the chassis, and have built-in 2.5-inch color LCD displays for previewing images to be printed. The HP PSC 2410 Photosmart All-in-One will ship in September at a price of $299, and the PSC 2510 PhotoSmart All-in-One will follow in October at a price of $399.

As for printing speeds of HP PSC 2410 Photosmart All-in-One, they are up to 21 pages per minute (ppm) in black and up to 15 ppm in color, black text resolution: up to 600 x 600-rendered black dpi on inkjet paper. Scan specifications: copy and scan photos, documents and books with the A/A4 flatbed scanner design, 1200 x 2400 optical-dpi, 48-bit color. While copying user can reduce and enlarge images from 25 to 400 percent, copying speed up to 21 ppm in black and up to 14 ppm in color.

Printer dimensions are 19.0 (w) x 15.4 (h) x 9.3 (d), weight 18.36 lbs.

HP PSC 2510 Photosmart All-in-One supports built-in wireless (802.11b) and wired Ethernet embedded home networking for up to five home computers. Almost all the specifications of the model are identical to those of HP PSC 2410 Photosmart All-in-One. The only difference between them is connectivity.

L1910P — new 19" TFT Flatron by LG

Korean LG Electronics is planning to unveil new 19" TFT Flatron, L1910P with max. sipported resolution of 1280 1024 dots. Screen´s contrast ratio as it said at PC Inpact is 700:1, brightness 300 nit, response time 16 ms. Horizontal and vertical viewing angles are 176°

Monitor´s dimensions are 413 435 238 mm, weight is about 7.7 kg. According to the source MSRP of L1910P is 949 euro.

Understanding Oki´s genuine products

Oki announced new initiative, aimed to eliminate counterfeit products, that are sold all over the world under Oki brend. The initiative is named Holoproof. Its a word, a description and a logo that symbolises Okis commitment to customer satisfaction through the use of genuine Oki consumables. On most product packaging for Okis printer ribbons and mono toner cartridges, youll find an ingenious hologram on the front of the box. Its the hologram that sets Okis genuine consumables apart from the fake consumables and packaging produced by counterfeiters. Counterfeit consumables can comprise both imitation packaging and imitation product and passing off refilled toner or inkjet cartridges as new original brand products by use of look-a-like packaging. So, before you buy always check the box and check for the Oki hologram.

So Oki warns: "Always buy Oki original consumables from authorised Oki outlets." If you are in any doubt about the integrity of your purchase, contact your reseller or e-mail company representatives at okiconsumables.co.uk. In 1997 Oki became one of the co-founders of ICCE (The Imaging Consumables Coalition of Europe).

All the detailes about Holoproof can be found at http://www.holoproof.com

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