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Albatron unveils PX865PE Lite Pro mobo on Intel 848P

Plextor releases two new DVD/CD recorders — PX-708 and PX-708UF

AMD cuts Athlon XP prices

ASUS ships dual-processor PC-DL Deluxe on Intel 875P

FujiFilm FinePix S3000: a new new 3.2Mp digital camera

TEAC announces slim portable dual DVD recorder

AU Optronics to invest NT$80 billion on its next generation Fab-G6

Toshiba announces two new web cameras

Albatron unveils PX865PE Lite Pro mobo on Intel 848P

Albatron´s PX865PE series was extended with the PX865PE Lite Pro model on Intel 848P. The "Lite" was added, as the i848P chipset is single-channel unlike the i865 series.

Nevertheless, PX865PE Lite Pro features include the support for Socket 478 processors with overclocked "1000+ MHz FSB". This ATX novelty bases on Intel 848P + ICH5 bundle and has 3 x DDR266/333/400 sockets, AGP 4X/8X slot, 5 x PCI slots, int. 6-channel audio, 3Com LAN, Serial ATA ports, 6 x USB2.0 ports. In other words, another board to replace the i845 series.

Plextor releases two new DVD/CD recorders — PX-708 and PX-708UF

Plextor released two new DVD/CD: PX-708 and PX-708UF differing by interfaces. Internal PX-708 supports ATAPI; external PX-708UF supports USB2.0 and FireWire.

Models can work with DVD+/-R/RW and CD-R/RW media; have 2Mb buffers; feature BURN Proof (Buffer Underrun Proof Technology), PoweRec and VariRec technologies. Supported speeds are: 8X DVD+R, 4X DVD-R/DVD+RW write; 2X DVD-RW rewrite; 12 DVD read. The CD formula is 40/24/40.

Bundles include Roxio Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 DVD Edition, Roxio Toast 5 Lite and Roxio PhotoSuite 5 SE. Novelties should arrive for sale to North America for $360.

AMD cuts Athlon XP prices

Following the yesterday´s Intel Celeron price reduction, today AMD published new prices for some of its OEM Athlon XP processors.

This touched six Athlon XP models, including 2600+, 2500+, 2400+, 2300+, 2200+, 2100+, with maximum cut making 10% for the most powerful of these. Below are the new prices for over 1,000-unit quantities.

Athlon XP Old price New price Cut, %
2600+ $103 $93 10%
2500+ $89 $87 2%
2400+ $84 $81 3%
2200+ $74 $71 3%
2100+ $74 $69 7%

ASUS ships dual-processor PC-DL Deluxe on Intel 875P

We´ve already announced the dual-processor PC-DL Deluxe motherboard for Intel Xeon as well as its "Photo of the day". Today we got to know that ASUSTeK Computer launched its official shipments.

So, we´ll just revise board´s main specs:

  • Supports two Intel Xeon with 533MHz FSB
  • Supports Intel Hyper-Threading
  • Intel 82875P MCH + 82801ER IO Hub chipset
  • Supports dual-channel DDR333
  • Up to 4 x ECC/non ECC Unbuffered DDR333 DIMM modules; up to 4Gb
  • 1Gbps Intel 82547 CSA slot
  • AGP 8x
  • 5 x 32-bit 33MHz PCI slots
  • Promise RAID; RAID 1, 0, 0+1 via Serial ATA and IDE; 2 x Serial ATA ports supporting RAID 0, 1 (ICH5R)
  • 6 x USB2.0 ports
  • 2 x IEEE1394 ports
  • ATX form-factor
  • ASUS Intelligence (AI): AI Audio, AI BIOS, AI Overclocking

FujiFilm FinePix S3000: a new new 3.2Mp digital camera

Today Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. released its new 3.2Mp Fujifilm FinePix S3000 SLR camera to replace the FinePix 3800 model. It should arrive to retail in October on the threshold of sales.

FinePix S3000 main specs:

  • CCD: 1/2.7", 3.34Mp total, 3.2Mp effective
  • Resolutions: 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480
  • Formats: JPEG (Exif Ver 2.2), AVI (Motion JPEG)
  • Media: xD-Picture Card (16 to 512Mb; 16Mb bundled)
  • Lens: 38-228mm in 35mm equiv., 6x optical zoom
  • Aperture: F2.8/F4.8/F8.2 (and Auto)
  • Digital zoom: 3.2x (640x480), 1.6x (1280x960), 1.28x (1600x1200)
  • Auto-focusing
  • Focusing: 80cm to inf. Normal, 10-80cm Macro
  • EVF: 0.33", 110,000 pixels
  • Exposure: 64-point TTL Program AE (manual compensation); Auto, Manual (aperture priority)
  • ISO: 100 (flash off); 100-200 (flash on)
  • Shutter speeds: 3-1/1500s
  • White balance: Auto, Fine, Shade, Daylight, Fluorescent, Warm White Fluorescent, Fluorescent (Cool White), Incandescent Light
  • Bursts: 2fps, 2 frames
  • LCD: 1.8", 62,000 pixels
  • Video-Out: NTSC, PAL
  • PC interface: USB
  • Power: 4xAA batteries
  • Size: 99.1x76.2x68.6mm
  • Weight: ~300g
  • Movies: 60s at 320x240 or 240s at 160x120; 10fps
  • Timer: 10s
  • Bundled: adapter ring, USB cable, software CD
  • MSRP: $400

TEAC announces slim portable dual DVD recorder

Just a few days after LiteOn, Teac also announced its proposal for a portable multi-format DVD burner. The DV-W227PU multi drive supports writing of DVD-R/-W and DVD-RAM, as well as 16/10/24 features for CD. The device is lightweight and supports the USB 2.0 interface.


  • Interface: USB 1.1/2.0
  • Supported Formats Writing: DVD-R [ 4.7GB (one side) For General Ver.2.0 ], DVD-RW [ 9.4GB (both sides) /4.7GB (one side) Ver. 1.1 ], DVD-RAM [ 9.4GB (both sides) /4.7GB (one side) ], CD-R, CD-RW
  • Supported Formats Reading: DVD-ROM, DVD-VIDEO and DVD-R (for Authoring), DVD-RAM [ 5.2GB (both sides) /2.6GB (one side) ], CD-DA and CD-ROM, Photo CD (multiple session),Video CD, CD-EXTRA (CD Plus)
  • Writing speed: DVD-R: 2x(CLV), 1x(CLV)
  • DVD-RW: 1x(CLV)
  • DVD-RAM: 2x(ZCLV)
  • CD-R: 16x (ZCLV), 10x(CLV), 4x(CLV)
  • CD-RW: 10x(CLV), 4x(CLV)
  • Reading speed: DVD-ROM : 8X (CAV)
  • CD-ROM (Mode1): 24X (CAV)
  • Buffer: 2MB
  • Size (W X H X D): 138x23x185mm
  • Weight: Approximately 450g (the AC adapter is excluded)

AU Optronics to invest NT$80 billion on its next generation Fab-G6

At the 2Q Investor Conference in Taipei, chairman of AU Optronics Corp announced that his company´s next-generation fab (L10) located at the Taichung Science Park will use sixth-generation technology with 1,500mm x 1,850mm mother glass.

The new fab is scheduled to start mass production in the second quarter of 2005.

Chairman Lee said the decision is reasonable because LCD TV panels larger than 30 inches will be in great demand in the future and because the G6 fab technology has the optimal cuts to feed this demand by using 1,500mm x 1,850mm mother glass. G6 technology can produce up to eight 32-inch panels, six 37-inch panels, or four 40-inch LCD TV panels.

The company placed on display its latest 30"W LCD TV panel, estimated for production by November and is already in strong demand. Considering its 15", 17", 20.1" and 26"W LCD TV are all full into production and within the next four months, AUO plans to launch additional 14", 17"W, and 46"W LCD TV panels, it is clear that AUO is aggressively strategizing for a full range of the LCD TV market.

Toshiba announces two new web cameras

Toshiba announced two new web cameras 1.45Mp IK-WB11 and 0.350Mp IK-WB01. The first should arrive for sale late in September for $1560; the second on September 3 for $1090.


  • 1/2" CCD, 6mm focal length, F=1.4
  • 1 lux min. light (down to 0.03 lux in the auto mode)
  • 56 horizontal and 44 vertical viewing angles
  • Records at 1280x960@7.5fps, 320x240@30fps
  • LAN 10/100BASE-TX, IEEE 802.11b (128/64-bit WEP encryption) interfaces
  • SD media
  • 127x110x127mm dimensions, 650g weight.


  • 1/5" CCD, 2.6mm focal length, F=2.8
  • 0.7 lux min. light
  • Records at 320x240@15fps, 640x480@<7.5fps
  • Sized the same, this one weighs 600g
  • Built-in mic
  • SD slot

Source: ASCII24

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