The "megapixel race" seems to be spreading from the photography segment to mobile. At CEATEC Japan 2003 Casio unveiled the new A5403CA handset with a 2Mp camera that features 2.2" QVGA display. This clamshell will feature silvery or orange body.
EIZO Nanao introduced its new 20.1" FlexScan L885 UXGA LCD monitors. Similar to most modern monitors of this brand, the new one will be made in gray and black variants.
The model supports 1600x1200 resolution at 20ms response time, 250cd/m² brightness, 500:1 contrast, 176° vertical and horizontal viewing angles.
Like some previous models FlexScan L885 utilizes internal data conversion from 8-bit to 10-bit for more accurate input processing.
The novelty has D-Sub and DVD-I connectors. Sized 443x208.5x446 mm, it weighs 9.2kg. In Japan this model will arrive late in October for about $2100.
Source: PC Watch
NEC extended its VersaPro notebook series with VY10F/BH-L model to be shipped from November 10. This single-spindle notebook has 12.1" LCD display; bases on i855PM chipset and 32Mb MOBILITY RADEON 7500 graphics.
The model also features low-power 1GHz Pentium M, 256Mb RAM (up to 768Mb), 20Gb HDD. Other features include WLAN IEEE 802.11a/b/g. Interfaces include PC Card Type II, CF Type II, 3 x USB2.0, 1 x IEEE1394 (4-pin), 15-pin D-Sub, etc.
The battery provides 3.8 to 6.2 hours of operation. Sized 270x238x16.6-26.9mm, the model weighs 1.29kg.
Source: PC Watch
Japanese Elpida Memory, a joint venture of NEC and Hitachi, is going to be among the first suppliers of the new-generation DDR2 SDRAM memory. Today company announced the development of 1Gbit DDR2-533 SDRAM modules that will be manufactured in Hiroshima using 0.10µm process and 300mm silicon wafers.
The new development extended the company portfolio that already includes 512Mbit DDR2. It´s interesting that Elpida manufacture technology enables to produce DDR and DDR2 in a single design (usual DDR SDRAM requires only a slight circuitry changes.)
Elpida plans to use 1Gbit DDR2 SDRAM chips in various memory modules, including 4Gb server and workstation DIMMs, 2Gb unbuffered desktop DIMMs and 2Gb notebook SO-DIMMs. Samples of Elpida´s new 1Gbit DDR2 SDRAM chips are scheduled for launch in November 2003, with volume production starting early in 2004. Depending on the demand, volume shipments will make 100 to 200 thousand chips already in H1 2004.
We´ve just obtained the samples of new ASUS graphics cards based on ATI GPUs: ASUS Radeon 9800XT 256MB, ASUS Radeon 9600XT 128MB, ASUS Radeon 9600SE 128MB and ASUS Radeon 9200SE 128MB.
Our readers are already familiar with their features, but here are they again just to revise. In the nearest future you´ll be able to look at test results, but for now we offer you the photos.
ASUS Radeon 9200SE 128MB
ASUS Radeon 9600SE 128MB
ASUS Radeon 9600XT 128MB
ASUS Radeon 9800XT 256MB
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