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Mebius PC-RD3D the first 3D imaging notebook

Athlon 64 3200+ and MSI K8T NEO-FIS2R+ seen in Japanese retail

Gamesurround MUSE Pocket USB: Hercules´s first external 5.1 USB soundcard

Intel introduces MXP5800 and MXP5400 processors for digital imaging devices

IWILL XP4-Evo and iMAX to be showcased at Computex 2003

Photo of the day: ABIT DigiDice barebone in operation

Prius Air Note 100G5LVC/G5LMC — 2 GHz Mobile Celeron based notebooks from Hitachi



Mebius PC-RD3D the first 3D imaging notebook

Sharp introduced the first notebook with 2D/3D display capable of producing 3D images not requiring any 3D glasses Mebius PC-RD3D. The model will be available for sale on October 27 with MSRP of $2995.

The new 3D imaging technology bases on the so-called "parallax barrier". In the 3D mode it enables to shift image for the right and left eyes producing stereo effect. In 2D this barrier is just transparent:



The model features 2.8GHz Pentium 4, 512Mb RAM (up to 1Gb), 60Gb HDD, DVD-MULTI drive, 15" XGA LCD (1024x768), NVIDIA GeForce 4 440Go.

Other features include Ethernet controller, 56Kbps modem, 4 x USB2.0, 1 x IEEE 1394, S-Video, PC Card Type II, CF Type II, SD/MMC and Memory Stick slots.

Batteries provide 1.3 hours of operation. Sized 352x296x46-53mm, it weighs about 4.6kg.

3D imaging is also provided by TriDef Movie Player, TriDef Photo Viewer and SHARP Smart Stereo Photo Editor/Slide Show.


The cherished button

Source: PC Watch

Athlon 64 3200+ and MSI K8T NEO-FIS2R+ seen in Japanese retail

Next weekend several Japanese shops at once are to start sales of kits including Athlon 64 with cooler and motherboard.

According to provisional information, they´ll be selling Athlon 64 3200+ (2GHz) with MSI´s K8T800-based K8T NEO-FIS2R+ Socket 754 mobo.

The price will be ¥75800-77500 ($630-645). Traders allow reservation as the amount of such kits is limited. By the way, the motherboard will be available separate as well for about ¥18500 ($155).

No one still can say anything sensible about Athlon 64 3200+ pricing, however it´s expected to be around the price of Athlon XP 3200+.

Source: PC Watch

Gamesurround MUSE Pocket USB: Hercules´s first external 5.1 USB soundcard

Hercules announced its first external USB soundcard — Gamesurround MUSE Pocket USB that stands out other similar devices by the original form:

Gamesurround MUSE Pocket USB is an original metallic cylinder with volume control located on top. It supports DirectSound, EAX and A3D. In retail the novelty will be available in October for €60.

Source: Clubic

Intel introduces MXP5800 and MXP5400 processors for digital imaging devices

Today Intel introduced two new programmable multimedia imaging processors MXP5800 and MXP5400 developed together with Xerox.


MXP5800 and MXP5400 are designed for mid- and high-end digital copiers, scanners, printers, multi-purpose devices. MXP5800 features scalable array of 8 computing blocks that combine hardware accelerared data processors. MXP5400 has 4 computing blocks. Comparing to usual ASIC developed in 12 to 24 months, these novelties are programmable enabling shorter times to market for new solutions and wider application range.

Chips feature 80Kb of integrated allocation memory, hardware accelerators, 2 x 16-bit 266MHz DDR SDRAM interfaces (up to 256Mb), 2 x 18-channel DMA controllers, 32-bit 33/66MHz PCI interface. Packaged into 456-pin HFC-BGA and sized 35x35mm, chips are made using 0.13µm process.

The developer kit for Intel MXP5800 that includes the chip, PCI card, programming tools, code samples and docs will cost $2995. In over 10,000-unit quantities MXP5800 costs $68, MXP5400 $51. Both processors will be available for sale this year-end.

IWILL XP4-Evo and iMAX to be showcased at Computex 2003

We are getting still more messages on new products to be presented at Computex Taipei 2003. That´s what IWILL is preparing for the event.


XP4-Evo — a series of barebones with power supplies, stylish cases, Intel 845GE/GV-based system with additional PCI slot, AIR Tunnel noiseless cooling.


iMAX — a barebone for home gaming. Stylish case, Intel 865-based system, PCI and AGP 8x slots, AIR Tunnel noiseless cooling, 250W power supply.

Photo of the day: ABIT DigiDice barebone in operation

Introducing the first exclusive photo of ABIT´s DigiDice barebone in operation.

For the first time, DigiDice Mini PCs will be showcased at Computex Taipei 2003, so we´ll offer you detailed specs closer to the event. For now we´ll mention that DigiDice has two HDD and two ATAPI (CD/DVD-RW) bays, AGP and PCI slots, noiseless cooling system.



Prius Air Note 100G5LVC/G5LMC — 2 GHz Mobile Celeron based notebooks from Hitachi

Hitachi announced two new notebooks of Prius Air Note series, 100G5LVC and 100G5LMC, that are quipped with 2 GHz Mobile Celeron CPU. The G5LVC has 60 GB HDD, the second one, G5LMC, has 40 GB HDD. Both models have 15" TFT LCD with XGA resolution and angles of view of 120 horizontally and 100 vertically. Basic memory capacity of the notebooks is 256 MB (DDR266 SDRAM); the G5LVC is bundled with DVD MULTI-drive, the G5LMC has CD-R/RW/DVD-ROM-drive.


Both models have built-in 56 kbps modem, 10/100BASE-TX-Ethernet-controller, three USB 2.0 prts, one IEEE 1394 port, RGB-out, S-Video out, COM and LPT-ports; as for the extension slots, they are either one PC Card Type III, or two of Type II.

The dimensions of the notebooks are 328 x 268 x 37 mm, their weight is about 3.2 kg. Power consumption is 76 W for G5LVC and 75 W for G5LMC while working, in suspend mode they consume of about 2 W.


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