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