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iRiver iFP-599T 1GB of MP3s in your pocket

Toshiba introduces 12.1" dynabook SS M200 140/L2X Tablet

Photo of the day: Fujifilm FinePix F700 with the newest 1/1.7" Super CCD SR matrix

PowerColor X40D-D3: another graphics card on Volari Duo V8 Ultra

Celeron M with 800MHz FSB: again about Intel

Sun unveils Fire B100x the new blades on Athlon XP-M 1800+ under Linux/Solaris

iRiver iFP-599T 1GB of MP3s in your pocket

iRiver extended its MP3 player series with the 1GB iFP-599T that features FM tuner (supporting radio recording), voice recorder, and a battery claimed to provide 28 hours of operation.





No. of Channel
Frequency Range
Headphone Output
S/N Ratio

20Hz ~ 20KHz
12mW(L) + 12mW(R) : (16 Ω) at Max. Volume
90dB (MP3)

FM Tuner

Frequency Range
Headphone Output
S/N Ratio
87.5MHz ~ 108MHz
12mW(L) 12mW(R) : (16Ω)at Max.Volume

File Support

File Type
MP3 Encoding
Bit Rate

MPEG 1/2/2.5 Layer 3, WMA, ASF
MPEG 1/2/2.5 Layer 3
Supports 8Kbps ~ 320Kbps
ID3 V1 Tag, ID3 V2 2.0, ID3 V2 3.0,

ID3 V2 4.0

Power Supply


Li-ion rechargeable


Operational Temperature
Playback Hours

Approx. 64 x 51 x 19.1mm
Approx. 60g (with battery)
—5 ° C ~ 40 ° C
1GB Flash Memory
USB 1.1
Approx. 28 hrs (128 kbps MP3, Vol 20)

Transfer Rate
Approx. 6.4Mbps
Voice Recording 144hrs at Max (8kbps)

Toshiba introduces 12.1" dynabook SS M200 140/L2X Tablet

Toshiba introduced another 12.1" Tablet, dynabook SS M200 140/L2X, scheduled for sale to December 5, i.e. today. The model bases on 1.4GHz Pentium M, has 512MB of PC2700 (up to 2GB), 60GB HDD, GeForce FX Go5200 graphics.

SS M200 140/L2X supports 1400x1200 (SXGA+) resolution. Its display is reinforced by a polycarbonate layer. The model has 2 x USB 2.0, PC Card slot, SD slot, modem, Ethernet, etc. The battery provides 5 hours of operation. Sized 295x249x33.2-36.9mm, it weighs 2.1kg.

Source: PC Watch

Photo of the day: Fujifilm FinePix F700 with the newest 1/1.7" Super CCD SR matrix

We are currently testing the Fuji Film´s FinePix F700 digital camera with the newest 1/1.7" Super CCD SR matrix.

 FUJIFILM FinePix F700   1-1,7  Super CCD SR

In this matrix 3 million image dots are coupled with 6 million sensors. Each dot is served by 2 sensors of various size. All this is called to improve the dynamic range, but from our first impression we judge the new technology provided less than expected. Perhaps, that´s why the newest matrix didn´t debute in a pro camera, but in a compact solution still equipped with the complete manual exposure controls though. Maybe our impression would be better, if the bundled RAW File Converter LE is not that primitive as well.

PowerColor X40D-D3: another graphics card on Volari Duo V8 Ultra

The recent silence in the Web about the new XGI Volari releases is actually alerting. Is it calm before the storm of something important scheduled to Monday, December 8, as well as the official announcement of Volari Duo V8 Ultra? Or the silence that ends in silence? Pity, but we didn´t see any news about real Volari Duo V8 Ultra cards in distributor channel, so the sales volumes are only hypothetical now.

But XGI´s graphics card partners are wide awake: following the Club-3D that announced shipments of cards on XGI Volari Duo V8 Ultra, C.P. Technology posted the similar information on its website.

PowerColor Volari Duo V8 Ultra (X40D-D3) based on 2 x Volari V8 Ultra GPUs, has 256MB of 256-bit DDRII memory. Clock speeds haven´t been disclosed yet, so we can just guess if they make the 375/450 (900 DDR) MHz claimed by XGI or just 350/400MHz like Club-3D Volari Duo V8 Ultra has.

The novelty has D-Sub, DVI-I, TV-out connectors and is bundled with the unified XGI Reactor Unified Driver.

That´s all disclosed at the moment. It seems that more news might arrive on Monday, if only some "stray" shipment of Volari Duo V8 Ultra skids to some Japanese store on weekend.

Celeron M with 800MHz FSB: again about Intel

Without fanfares the company launched shipments of processors that are to become the new mobile Celeron generation next year. According to various resources, Brainbox in particular, the new mobile Banias-based Celerons with 800MHz FSB will be based on technologies different from those used in Pentium III-M and Pentium 4, but similar to those used in the latest Pentium M. In particular, these models will be marked ULV (ultra low voltage) providing less heat.

Updated Celeron M processors are positioned for tablet PCs, the niche traditionally occupied by Centrino platform and Pentium M processors. Will Celeron M be able to compete with its "rooted" sibling? It will under particular conditions: according tInfoWorld, Motion Computing introduced the new M1300 tablet PC on this CPU for $1700 while the same model with 1GHz Pentium M costs over $2000. ZD Net mentioned that HP´s TC1100 announced in October might also feature Celeron M.

PC Watch states that Celeron M processors with 800MHz FSB will have 512KB L2 cache. In Q1 2004 Intel is to introduce models working at 1.2GHz and 1.3GHz, in Q2 2004 the 1.4GHz model, in Q3 1.5GHz processor. From that time Celeron M will base on 90nm Dothan core Celeron M 900A will be the first model to have it.

Sun unveils Fire B100x the new blades on Athlon XP-M 1800+ under Linux/Solaris

Sun Microsystems extended its Sun Fire Blade series with the new Sun Fire B100x on AMD Athlon XP-M 1800+ processors.

Sun Fire B100x servers feature chassis identical to SPARC-based solutions — VIA KT333 + VT8367 chipset. They have 1GB or 2GB PC2100 with ECC, 30GB Ultra ATA/100 hard drives, 2-channel Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000BASE-T), Athlon XP-M 1800+ (1.53GHz).

Sized 26.0x338.7x114.8mm, each server weighs about 1.15kg. The bundle can include pre-installed Red Hat Linux 7.3/8.0/9.0, Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 2.1/3.0, SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server, Solaris 9 x86 Platform Edition. Scheduled for sale for the late December, Sun Fire B100x are to cost over $2400.

Source: ASCII24

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