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Kyocera unveils 3Mp Finecam L30 with MPEG-4 support

Intel tested 512Mbit DDR2 SDRAM Hynix for Lindenhurst compatibility

Toshiba to extend 5 notebook series at once

BlueProton ships a miniature Wi-Fi USB adapter

First photos of Gigabyte´s NVIDIA-based graphics cards



Kyocera unveils 3Mp Finecam L30 with MPEG-4 support

Kyocera unveiled 3Mp digital still camera with 3x optical lens — Finecam L30 that also supports compressed MPEG-4.

Brief specs:

  • CCD: 1/2.7", 3.34Mp (3.2Mp effective)
  • Resolutions: 2048x1536, 1024x768, 640x480 and software interpolated 2560x1920
  • Movies: 320x240@15fps or 160x112@30fps
  • Formats: JPEG (EXIF 2.2) and MP4 (MPEG-4)
  • Lens: 3x optical, 38-115mm focal length (F2.8-4.7)
  • Digital zoom: 1.3x 3.2x
  • Depth resolution: 60cm to inf. (Normal), 20-60 cm (Macro)
  • ISO: 100/200, Auto
  • LCD: 1.5", 120K pixels
  • Media: SD/MMC
  • Memory: 16Mb built-in
  • Interfaces: USB 1.1
  • Size: 33x111x55mm
  • Weight: 160 g

Source: PC Watch

Intel tested 512Mbit DDR2 SDRAM Hynix for Lindenhurst compatibility

Hynix informed that Intel certified its 512Mbit DDR2 chips. The company tested these memory solutions with its Lindenhurst chipset and officially confirmed their compatibility.

Hynix 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM chips are made using 0.11µm process and require 1.8V voltage. According to Hynix, their volume production is scheduled to early 2004. memory modules on 512Mbit DDR2 chips are designed for servers, workstations, and desktops.

Hynix believes in 2004 the demand for such memory will grow, when Intel´s DDR2 chipsets will be spreading.

Toshiba to extend 5 notebook series at once

In the end of October Toshiba plans to extend a number of its notebook series. In the nearest future in the markets we should see Dynabook V9, EX, ES, A9, C9, all under Windows XP Home Edition with Office Personal Edition 2003.


Dynabook V9 (about $2200 in Japan) bases on Intel 855PM and 64Mb GeForce FX Go5200. It has 15" WXGA (1280x768) screen, 1.4GHz Pentium M, 256Mb PC2700 (up to 2Gb), 80Gb HDD, universal DVD recorder, IEEE 802.11b, Harman/Kardon sound system. Sized 360x270x25.4mm, it weighs 2.8kg. The standard battery provides 4 hours of operation.


Tri-spindle Dynabook EX (about $1600-2000 in Japan) A4 will be offered in as three models. The most powerful 522CDET3 on Intel 852GM has 15" XGA display, 2.2GHz Mobile Celeron, 256Mb PC2100 (up to 1Gb), 80Gb HDD, universal DVD recorder and TV tuner. Sized 330x282x38.4mm, it weighs 3.1kg. The average operation time is about 2.3 hours.


Dynabook ES ($1550 in Japan) on Intel 852GM will feature 14.1" XGA display, 2.50GHz Celeron, 256Mb PC2100 (up to 1Gb), 40Gb HDD, DVD/CD-RW. Sized 332.4x280.0x45.3mm, it weighs 3.5kg. Operation time is about 2.5 hours.


Dynabook A9 ($1350) A4 on Intel 852GM will feature 14.1" XGA display, 2.20GHz Mobile Celeron, 256Mb PC2100 (up to 1Gb), 40Gb HDD, DVD/CD-RW. Sized 332x293x33mm, it weighs 2.9kg. The average operation time is 2.8 hours.


The "all in one" Dynabook C9 (about $1700-2100 in Japan) on Intel 855GM will be offered in three variants. The most powerful of them, 214LDEW, will feature 12.1" XGA display, 1.40GHz Pentium M, 256Mb PC2100 (up to 1Gb), 60Gb HDD, universal DVD recorder, IEEE 802.11b. Sized 289x238x35.5 mm, it weighs 2.2kg. The average operation time is about 5.2 hours.

Source: PC Watch

BlueProton ships a miniature Wi-Fi USB adapter

BlueProton.com launched shipments of its miniature Wireless 802.11b WiFi Mini Dongle designed for USB1.1 ports. The miniature 77.5x27.0x10.5mm 19g case contains both adapter, and the built-in antenna.



The device supports IEEE802.11b/IEEE802.3/IEEE802.1d at 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Mbps. The operation radius ranges from 100 to 300 meters in the open and from 40 to 100 m in buildings. The adapters powers from USB consuming 330mA for send and 250mA for receive. The adapter supports 64/128-bit WEP encryption. Bundled with Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP drivers the novelty costs $26.95.

First photos of Gigabyte´s NVIDIA-based graphics cards

In the nearest future Gigabyte will officially introduce its first graphics cards on NVIDIA GPUs. We don´t know the exact specs, but according to the photos below, Gigabyte will produce the complete family of solutions, from the most powerful to mainstream.



Source: TT Hardware

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