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X´s-Drive Pro VP300: a new digital album from Vosonic Technology

Our Hardware Museum: solution of the Mystery #4

Photo of the day: ASUS V9570 TD graphics card on GeForce FX 5700

Our Hardware Museum: Mystery #4

Casio Computer to ship 5Mp QV-R51 digital camera



X´s-Drive Pro VP300: a new digital album from Vosonic Technology

Vosonic Technology launched the volume shipments of its X´s-Drive Pro VP300 digital album.


This series was first introduced by VP2030 USB1.1 model in 2002 followed in May 2003 by VP2060 supporting USB2.0, MSPro and featuring an LCD. The new X´s-Drive Pro VP300 differs by the updated design, enables to browse and manage files and play music stored on its 2.5" HDD (9.5mm thick) using the integrated MP3 player. Given the player, the bundle naturally includes earphones. It´s nice that X´s-Drive Pro VP300 supports even xD-picture Cards alongside other popular standards.

The model will be shipping in two body colors. Without an HDD X´s-Drive Pro VP300 will cost $140.

A sample of X´s-Drive Pro VP300 is already in our lab, so we´ll offer you a review in the nearest future.

Our Hardware Museum: solution of the Mystery #4

We thank all who answered to today riddle #4. We´ve actually underestimated our readers which sent us even 17 correct answers within 2 hours!

And the correct answer: it´s a fragment of Canopus Spectra 2500 (RIVA TNT) graphics card. Below you can see the complete image.



Photo of the day: ASUS V9570 TD graphics card on GeForce FX 5700

We are currently testing another novelty from ASUS V9570 XT/TD graphics card on NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 GPU.

ASUS V9570 TD has 256MB of Samsung´s DDR, works at 425/400 MHz clock speeds, and features D-Sub, DVI, TV-Out.





Our Hardware Museum: Mystery #4

We continue to propose our riddles. This time you won´t see any "uncovered" processors, but just have to identify the graphics card and its maker. This riddle #4 is more complex than the previous, however, an attentive reader will answer this one rather easily.

P.S. Please mail your answers to Andrew Vorobyev.



Casio Computer to ship 5Mp QV-R51 digital camera

Late in January Casio Computer is to ship its new digital camera, Casio QV-R51. The key differences from the previous models like QV-R40 include 5Mp (effective) CCD and 2" LCD display.




Casio QV-R51 brief specs:

  • 1/1.8" 5.0Mp CCD
  • 2560x1920, 2560x1712, 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480 resolutions
  • JPEG image format
  • Up to 320x240 @ 15 fps AVI (Motion JPEG) movies, up to 60s
  • Canon proprietary lens, 39-117mm in 35mm equiv., F2.8-4.9, 60cm to inf. Normal and 10-70cm Macro focusing distances
  • 4-1/2000s exposures
  • ISO50, ISO100, ISO200, ISO400
  • 2" LCD, 84,960 pixels (354x240)
  • SD/MMC, USB interfaces
  • 2 x ÀÀ power supply
  • 88.3x33.4x60.4mm size
  • 168g weight w/o batteries

I´ll just add that for the Japanese market Casio priced Casio QV-R51 ¥50,000 (about $470).

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