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VIA unveils Eve Mobile Gaming Console

Sigma introduces new AF 24-60mm F2.8 EX DG lens for DSLR cameras



VIA unveils Eve Mobile Gaming Console

Another player has entered the mobile gaming console market. VIA Technologies seemingly trying to diversify its business unveiled at E3´2004 the Eve Mobile Gaming Console on x86 architecture (VIA Eden-N processor) and VIA Grace platform.


  • Platform:
    • 533MHz Eden-N processor
    • 133MHz FSB
    • SSE and MMX support
    • 128MB of 64-bit DDR266 SDRAM
    • 20GB hard disk
  • Graphics:
    • 200MHz VIA CN400 on S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro core
    • 128-bit 3D engine:
      • 200 million pixels/s fill rate
      • 4.5 million triangles/s performance
      • Compatible with Microsoft DirectX 7.0, 8.0, 9.0
      • Microsoft DirectX Texture Compression (DXTC, S3TC)
      • OpenGL support
    • Hardware MPEG2 and MPEG4 decoding
  • Audio:
    • 6-channel VIA Vinyl codec
    • ImmerzioGaming support
      • EAX 1.0, EAX 2.0
      • DirectSound3D
      • I3DL2
      • A3D 1.0
  • 4" 640x480 LCD
  • 20GB 1.8" HDD
  • 2 x Li-Ion batteries (hot swap)
  • I/O:
    • Power
    • 2 x USB 2.0 (Type A)
    • 1 x CompactFlash type II
    • 2 x battery slots
    • 1 x smart card slot (15x1mm)
    • Headphones-out, Mic-in
    • Composite video-out
    • 802.11b Wireless LAN

Sigma introduces new AF 24-60mm F2.8 EX DG lens for DSLR cameras

Sigma introduced the new AF 24-60mm F2.8 EX DG lens designed for DSLR cameras. Its key feature is compact layout of Special Low Dispersion (SLD) elements and aspherical lenses that makes total size 83.6mm diameter x 84.5mm length. Minimal focusing distance is 38cm at any focal length. SLD elements compensate color aberrations usual for wide-angle lenses. More AF 24-60mm F2.8 EX DG features are below:


  • Focal Length: 24-60mm
  • Minimum Aperture: F22
  • Lens Construction: 16 Elements in 15 Groups
  • Focusing System: Inner Focus
  • Angle of View: 84.1 — 39.6
  • Number of Diaphragm Blades: 9pcs
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 38cm (14.9")
  • Maximum Magnification: 1:5.8
  • Filter Size (diameter): 77mm
  • Lens Hood: Petal shape hood
  • Dimensions: Diameter 83.6mm (3.29") X Length 84.5mm (3.32")
  • Mounts (AF): Sigma, Canon, Nikon (D), Minolta (D) and Pentax
  • Weight: 555 g / 19.5 oz
  • Availability: Sigma SA, Canon AF: June 1st, 2004; Nikon AF: Middle of June 2004; Minolta AF, Pentax AF: TBA

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