Hard drives are now used in car MP3 audio from Alpine: today the company announced the new HDA-5460 model with a 16GB removable HDD.
Intel stopped the production of 2GHz Celeron processors (both tray, and box). The main reason was demand shifting to more powerful models like 2.8GHz Celeron announced early this month. (This 0.13µm novelty supports 400MHz FSB and is designed for Socket 478 boards. In over 1,000-unit quantities it will cost $117.)
All orders for 2GHz processors will be processed as usual until there are stocks available. The last orders for 2GHz processors will be accepted on March 12, 2004 (for both tray, and box models). For 2.8GHz processors orders are accepted until November 11, 2004 (OEM), and June 11, 2004 (box).
We are currently testing three graphics cards from Chaintech at once. Chaintech GeForce FX 5700 Ultra is positioned for about $200 price range. It features 128MB of 128-bit memory, 475/900MHz DDR clock speeds.
GeForceFX 5600XT 128MB is positioned for about $100 price range. It features 128MB of 64-bit (!)DDR memory, 235/400MHz clock speeds.
Finally, GeForceFX 5600XT 256MB belongs to $120-130 price range. It features 256MB of 128-bit DDR and clock speeds identical to the aforementioned 128MB model.
According to Reuters, yesterday evening iSuppli introduced Flash memory research report based on companies´ results for Q3. The data was rather interesting considering that the world Flash manufacturer hierarchy was changed significantly after the reported quarter.
First, Intel, previously occupying the 1st place for total Flash memory shipments, remained the top in NOR Flash sales (mostly for mobile handsets), but dropped to the 4th place at once in the general rating. South Korean Samsung became the 1st, while Japanese Toshiba occupied the 2nd place. At that, according to quarter results, both companies advanced due to NAND Flash sales (for removable storage). On the 3rd place there´s FASL LLC, a joint venture of AMD and Fujitsu.
iSuppli reported that total Flash sales made $3.1 billion in Q3. This surpasseed $2.4 billion of the previous quarter by 27%. Companies´ shares became the following: Samsung 20%, Toshiba 17.3%, FASL 13.8%, Intel 13.5%.
Kingmax released 1GB DDR333 SDRAM (PC2700) SO-DIMM modules with improved heat dissipation, better compatibility and stability.
Hercules presented its new 19" ProphetView II 191 BLK LCD monitor.
The novelty features 19" SXGA matrix with 1280x1024 native resolution. Max. brightness is 250cd/m², response time 25ms, viewing angles 170° vertically and horizontally.
Hercules ProphetView II 191 BLK is expected in retail in December. In France it´s estimated price will be €799.90 with taxes.
IBM announced two new products 19" ThinkVision L190p monitor and portable DVD/CD USB recorder.
ThinkVision L190p supports 1280ő1024 resolution, 250cd/m² brightness, 500:1 contrast, 25ms response time, 170° viewing angle. The support allows tilt and rotate to up to 135°. Sales are scheduled to November 21, in company´s online store the model will cost $779.
The external USB 2.0 Portable Multi-Burner supports DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R and DVD+RW. For sale the model should arrive on December 5 for $499 online.
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