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Dell W1700 another monitor with a TV tuner

Transcend unveils 1" 2.2GB storage solutions

Future AMD64 chipsets from ALi, ATI, NVIDIA SiS, VIA: more details

Toshiba Dynabook SS SX: new ultra light notebooks with 12.1" XGA displays

3Dlabs Wildcat VP990 Pro 512MB in our lab



Dell W1700 another monitor with a TV tuner

Dell started shipping its new 17" monitor with a built-in TV tuner — W1700 that costs avout $776 in Japan. Based on Super IPS, it supports WXGA (1280x768) resolution and 16.7 million colors. It also features 0.291 mm pixel pitch, 450nit brightness, 25ms response time, 400:1 contrast, 176° horizontal and vertical viewing angle (slightly better than those of similar models), 56-75Hz frame scan, 31-61kHz line scan, CATV (VHF/UHF/CATV) tuner capabilities.

Designed for modern graphics cards, the monitor has a DVI-D and a 15-pin D-Sub connectors as well as several AV interfaces, including Tuner — Coax, Composite Video , Component Video, S-Video and RCA (L+R) Audio. As a multimedia solution it has 2x5W speakers, supports clearness correction, PIP. While working it consumes 60W. Sized 290-420x544x89.5mm, it weighs about 7kg.

The company is also going to ship a ready system, including W1700, desktop Dimension 2400C with 2GHz Celeron, 256MB RAM, 80GB HDD, optical drive.

You can find similar features in iiyama PLE430T-S (that is slightly smaller and lighter — 4.4kg), Sharp LL-M17W1. However, W1700 has more powerful speakers.

Source: Mycom PC Web

Transcend unveils 1" 2.2GB storage solutions

Transcend introduced its new hard disk — 2.2GB CF+ Type II 1" HDD — designed for MP3 players, digital cameras, notebooks, etc. According to the company, 2.2GB is enough for 80 video games and a whole lot of any high-quality photos.

Other specs are:

  • 3.3V or 5V voltage (autodetected)
  • 3.3-6.5MB/s sustained data rate
  • 4200rpm rotation speed
  • 10ms avg. seek time
  • 42.8x36.4x5.0 mm dimensions

Despite such small-size novelties, 3.5" drives dominated in 2003. Their share is expected to make 81.3% (about 179 million units). Besides, the share of 2.5" drives is to make 18.7% (about 41 million units). At that analysts believe that the gradual transition to 2.5" disks is inevitable because such solutions are optimal for notebooks and consumer electronics.

Future AMD64 chipsets from ALi, ATI, NVIDIA SiS, VIA: more details

Today South Korean Darkcrow completely confirmed that ATI prepares to release an AMD64 chipset series with the report about 2003 AMD Reseller Seminar held last week in Seoul. We were especially pleased with very nice images enabling us to clearly identify roadmaps of ATI and all other chipset makers.



On the first image you can see the discrete chipset roadmap, on the second the integrated chipset roadmap of all 5 makers of this market: ALi, ATI, NVIDIA SiS and VIA. In particular, Ali that had already introduced single-chip prototypes for the Intel Pentium 4 platform got a taste for this and also introduced its new A64 single-chip core logic, ALi 1697, similar to NVIDIA´s Crush K8. Besides the PCI Express, ALi´s new chipset has integrated Wi-Fi support.

We´ve already posted about all other chipset, so we won´t pause on them again. The only new information these images provide are the more or less specific release dates. As you can see, almost all companies will be ready for AMD64 chipset volume shipments by the summer, so it´s just about the demand.

Source: DarkCrow

Toshiba Dynabook SS SX: new ultra light notebooks with 12.1" XGA displays

Japanese Toshiba introduced another mobile ultra light B5 series Dynabook SS SX/210LN scheduled for shipping to January. Novelties are interesting by their light weight, just 995g fully equipped, and operation time up to 5.4 hours with a standard battery.


Dynabook SS SX/210LNLN has 12.1" XGA LCD display, 1.0GHz ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) Pentium M, Intel 855GM chipset, 256MB PC2100 (up to 1GB), 1.8" 20GB hard disk. Besides, the SS SX/210LNLW model weighs 1.1kg and features 2.5" 40GB HDD and IEEE 802.11b/g interface. In Japan new models will cost up to $2000.

Source: PC Watch

3Dlabs Wildcat VP990 Pro 512MB in our lab

We are currently testing the professional workstation graphics card, Wildcat VP990 Pro, based on P10 processor and featuring 512MB RAM. If you remember, this model was announced before the 256MB variant.

The card supports AGP 4x/8x and has 256-bit bus. Wildcat VP990 Pro 512MB has 2 x DV-1 connectors and supports output to two analog/digital monitors. Wildcat VP990 Pro can show what she is really capable of when coupled with a hi-res display with up to 9 million pixels.







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