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ASUS introduces P4S800D Wi-Fi@HOME mobo on SiS 655FX

Dell unveiled Pentium M-based Inspiron 8600

CANON EOS Kiss Digital officially announced

Kodak´s tomorrow-to-publish press release of EasyShare DX6490

VIA introduces new embedded CPU Eden ESP7000

New exhibits for our Hardware Museum: Creative Blaster Extreme PCI

Eliminator 2: another OCZ cooler for Pentium 4

Soltek SL-848P-L: the first i848P-based product

Some details of the next generation Pocket Loox 610 revealed

OCZ unveiled Copper BGA Ramsinks

ASUS introduces P4S800D Wi-Fi@HOME mobo on SiS 655FX

Subsequent to Intel 848P-based P4P800S announced about five days ago, ASUS introduced another board, P4S800D (Deluxe), on SiS 655FX chipset supporting the proprietary Wi-Fi@HOME platform.

P4S800D-Deluxe supports 800MHz FSB and dual-channel DDR400 with up to 6.4Gb/s throughput.

P4S800D key specs:

  • Supports Socket 478 Intel Pentium 4/Celeron CPU
  • Supports Hyper-Threading and Prescott-based CPUs
  • 800/533/400MHz FSB
  • SiS 655FX+ 964 chipset
  • Dual-channel DDR400
  • Proprietary Wi-Fi (802.11b) slot
  • Supports Serial ATA
  • AGP 8X
  • IEEE 1394
  • Int. 10/100Mbps Ethernet
  • 5.1-channel sound with S/PDIF
  • Asus CrashFree BIOS 2, Asus CPR, Asus EZ Flash, Asus MyLogo, Asus Instant Music Lite

    Source: The DigiTimes

    Dell unveiled Pentium M-based Inspiron 8600

    Dell extended its notebook Inspiron series with Pentium M-based Inspiron 8600, which will include several versions with 1.3, 1.4, 1.6 and 1.7 GHz (i855PM chipset).

    Inspiron 8600 has 15.4" TFT LCD with WXGA (1280 x 800), WSXGA+ (1680 x 1050) and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolutions supported. Looking for the chipset we can say that the series will use PC2700 (DDR333 SDRAM). It is known, that 1.6 GHz-based model will have 1 GB RAM (maximal capacity for the systems 2 GB). The most advanced model is equipped with 80 GB HDD (Ultra ATA/100). As for the graphics, new notebooks will have MOBILITY RADEON 9000 32 MB, optionally it can be changed to GeForce FX Go5650 128 MB or GeForce4 4200 Go 64 MB.

    As for the interfaces, the set is rather usual: 10/100BASE-TX, IEEE 1394, USB 2.0 (2 ports), S-Video out, CardBus Type I/II etc. It is worth mentioning such standard features as IEEE 802.11b/g and Bluetooth support. The most advanced model has built-in combo CD-R/RW & DVD-ROM drive.

    As it is mentioned, Inspiron 8600´s battery life is about 4 hours. The dimensions of the notebooks are 359 x 274 x 38 mm, weight (depending on HDD/optical drive set) is about 3.3 kg.

    CANON EOS Kiss Digital officially announced

    Today Canon posted a press release on its Japanese website dedicated to the new CANON EOS Kiss Digital body which official shipments should start on September 20.

    The new EOS Kiss Digital camera body is designed for the CANON EF lens. It features 6.3Mp CMOS sized 22.7x15.1mm, DIGIC processor and supports RAW, JPEG formats. Other features include:

    • Media: CompactFlash Type I/II
    • Lens: CANON EF, inc. EF-S
    • Factor: 1.6
    • AF: 7-point, TTL-CT-SIR
    • Focusing: Single shot AF, AI servo AF, AI focusing AF, Manual (MF)
    • Matrix: 6.5Mp (3152 2068), 6.3Mp effective (3088 2056)
    • Aspect ratio: 3:2
    • Color filter: RGB
    • Image formats: JPEG (Adobe RGB), RAW (12-bit)
    • Resollutions: 3072 2048, 3072 2048, 2048 1360, 2048 1360, 1536 1024, 1536 1024
    • Interface: USB
    • Video-out: (NTSC/PAL, switchable)
    • White balance: Automatic, solar light, shade, cloudiness, incandescent light, white fluorescent light, Strobo, manual
    • Optical VF: 95% frame view, adjustable within —3.0 to +1.0 dioptre range
    • ISO: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600
    • Shutter speeds: 30-1/4000 s
    • Timer: 10s
    • Remote control: RS-60E3
    • Burst shooting: 2.5fps (at <1/250s exposures), series up to 4 frames
    • LCD: 1.8", 118,000 pixels, 100% frame view
    • Power: BP-511/BP-512 batteries
    • Size: 142x99x72.4mm
    • Weight: 560 g
    • Supports Windows98SE/Me/2000/XP (Home/Professional), MacOS 9.0 9.2/MacOS X

    Kodak´s tomorrow-to-publish press release of EasyShare DX6490

    Some companies hurry too much to announce new products. This time I mean Kodak with its EasyShare DX6490 Digital Camera press release dated August 21. Anyway, let´s have a look. Eastman Kodak Company unveiled its most advanced digital camera, Kodak EasyShare DX6490 zoom that will go on sale next month with MSRP of $499.

    The camera is equipped with a professional quality Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 10X optical zoom lens (38-380 mm equivalent) with a f/2.8 f/3.7 maximum aperture.

    • CCD: 4.2 megapixels (2408 x 1758 pixels)
    • Image Resolution: 4.0 megapixels (2304 x 1728 pixels)
    • Lens: 10X optical, 6.363.2 mm (38380 mm equivalent), 3.0X Advanced Digital Zoom
    • Auto-Focusing: Multi-zone, center-spot
    • Focusing Distance: Wide Std: 0.6 m to infinity, Tele Std: 2 m to infinity, Wide/Tele Infinity: 20 m to infinity
    • LCD: 5.6 cm
    • Viewfinder: Electronic, 1.1 cm, 180,000 pixels
    • Shutter Speed: 16 1/1700 second
    • ISO: Automatic: 80-160, Selectable: 80/100/200/400/800
    • Video Out: NTSC and PAL (user-selectable)
    • Movie Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels at 20 fps
    • Movie Length: Up to 80 minutes with Kodak Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery / 1700 mAH; limited by SD/MMC card capacity only
    • Storage: 16 MB internal memory; MMC/SD card expansion slot
    • Interfaces: USB 2.0 compatible; EasyShare 6000-series docking connection; A/V out; 5-volt DC-in
    • Weight (w/o batteries and memory card): 337 g
    • Dimensions (WxHxD): 99.6 x 79.9 x 81.2 mm

    VIA introduces new embedded CPU Eden ESP7000

    VIA Technologies extended its line of processors for embedded appliances with VIA Eden ESP7000 based on the CoolStream architecture and featuring the PadLock Data Encryption Engine. The CPU is designed for noiseless entertainment systems, comms, commercial and industrial appliances.

    VIA Eden ESP7000 brief specs:

    • CoolStream x86-based architecture, Nehemiah core
    • 733MHz+ clock speeds
    • 16-stage pipeline
    • 64Kb of 16-way L2 cache
    • StepAhead branch prediction
    • SSE instruction set support
    • 0.13m process
    • About 6W max and 1W typical power consumption at 733MHz
    • PadLock Data Encryption Engine with Hardware Random Number Generator (RNG)
    • Low-profile 1.5mm thick EBGA package
    • Full compatibility with x86 Windows and Linux OS.

    VIA Eden ESP7000 is already shipping.

    New exhibits for our Hardware Museum: Creative Blaster Extreme PCI

    We obtained another novelty for our Hardware Museum — Creative Blaster Extreme PCI.

    It features 4Mb VRAM and 3Dlabs Permedia2 GPU supporting some professional environments.

    Eliminator 2: another OCZ cooler for Pentium 4

    Californian OCZ Technology Group announced the release of Eliminator 2 cooler for up to 3.2GHz Intel Pentium 4 processors.

    Sized 80x70x70mm, Eliminator 2 includes the sink of polished copper, 70mm YS Tech TMD fan, thermal grease and mount bracket.

    Soltek SL-848P-L: the first i848P-based product

    The provisional Soltek Computer´s motherboard roadmap that we posted about a couple of weeks ago was confirmed again by the release of the first Intel 848P-based motherboard, SL-848P-L.

    Like other models on this chipset, SL-848P-L supports Intel Pentium 4 with 800MHz FSB, Intel Hyper-Threading, DDR400, AGP 8X. The company also promises that its Soltek UV technology will provide compatibility with all Pentium 4 CPUs, including those yet to be released.

    The ICH5 Southbridge extends SL-848P-L with 2 x Serial ATA ports, 8 x USB2.0 ports. Besides, SL-848P-L features 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet controller. As usual for Soltek boards, the novelty supports various BIOS adjustments.

    Some details of the next generation Pocket Loox 610 revealed

    Internal sources of the site, dedicated to Fujitsu-Siemens´ Loox PDA, FirstLoox, revealed some details of the next generation Pocket Loox 610. Well, there will be two versions of the new Loox 610 one with integrated Bluetooth (Pocket Loox 610 BT) and one with both Bluetooth and WiFi (802.11b) Pocket Loox 610 BT/WLAN. All the other specifications of the models are the same:

    • 64MB Flashable ROM (with all spare ROM available as a user accessible LooxStore)
    • Transflective screen
    • PXA255 400 MHz processor
    • Dual CF type II/SD expansion slots both at the top of the unit (as per the iPAQ h2210)
    • 1500mAh battery (there will be offered optional 3000mAh battery)
    • Pocket Loox 610 BT will be equipped with 64MB RAM, the second model with 128 MB RAM. The dimensions of both PDAs will be 147.5 x 78 x 18.2 mm, the 610 BT will be about 197g and the 610 BT/WLAN 205g
    • Estimated time of release of the PDAs is November 2003.

    OCZ unveiled Copper BGA Ramsinks

    OCZ Technology unveiled Copper BGA Ramsinks, that are to be used for cooling down BGA memory and other small system components. OCZ Copper BGA Ramsinks will be shipping in packs of four and include thermal tape. Dimensions of the solution — 16x13x9mm

    The solution has been designed to provide optimal heat dissipation when used on video card memory and small system components. We guess that such heat dissipators will be widely used by overclockers.

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