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Toshiba introduces 12.1" ACIT LCD

Photo of the day: NEC ND-2510A dual-layer drive in our lab

RADEON 9800 PRO with 128-bit bus is selling. Be aware!

Toshiba introduces 12.1" ACIT LCD

At Society for Information Display (SID) in Seattle Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) introduced its new 12.1" TFT LCD for Kangaroo series supporting SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution. Like 10.4" XGA (1024x768) product, the novelty utilizes Anti-Color Inversion Technology (ACIT) that extends viewing angles and provides their symmetry.

The Kangaroo series is developed by Toshiba Matsushita Display Technology (TMD) and is currently used in most tablet PCs in the market. 12.1" (LTD121KM2S) and 10.4" (LTD104KA3S) ACIT-based products are already shipping for $500 and $475, respectively. The volume production is to start in Q2 this year. In Q3 the company plans to introduce 12.1" XGA solution (LTM121KC5S).

Kangaroo specs are as provided below:

Diagonal 10.4" 12.1"
Resolution 1024x768 1400x1500
Power 3.68W 4.5W 4.8W
Brightness (center) 170 nit 185 nit 170 nit 190 nit 160 nit
Size 238.6x173.2x6.84 mm 238.6x173.2x6.8 mm 269.0x199.0x6.5 mm 269.0x199.0x6.8 mm
Weight 195 g 205 g 280 g 315 g
Colors 260,000
ACIT - + - + +

Photo of the day: NEC ND-2510A dual-layer drive in our lab

Today our test lab obtained NEC ND-2510A recorder supporting DVD+R9 media (up to 8.5GB). Now we introduce you the photos, while the detailed review is being prepared.

Drive specs are:

  • Read: 12x CAV DVD (max. 16,200KB/s), 40x CAV CD (6,000 KB/s)
  • Write:
    • 8x DVD-R (max. 11,040 KB/s)
    • 4x DVD-RW (max. 5,520 KB/s)
    • 8x DVD+R (max. 11,040 KB/s)
    • 2.4x DVD+R9 (3,300 KB/s)
    • 4x DVD+RW (max. 5,520 KB/s)
    • 32x CD-R (max. 4,800 KB/s)
    • 16x CD-RW (max. 2,400 KB/s)

RADEON 9800 PRO with 128-bit bus is selling. Be aware!

Be careful, there are now RADEON 9800 PRO cards with 128-bit memory bus in the market. As you can see, they are designed similar (but not identically) to usual RADEON 9800SE-128bit/9500Pro products, feature TSOP chips, but clock rates are 325/580 MHz instead of PRO´s 380/680 MHz. They are suitable for RADEON 9800 more.

In other words, there are three differences:

  • PCB design
  • TSOP memory chips
  • Reduced clock rates

Nevertheless, the card is named RADEON 9800 PRO. It´s good there´s a sticker on box that warns of 128-bit bus, but "PRO" suffix is not to mean reduced clock rates, so we are perplexed slightly. Anyway, our review will show what this card is capable of.

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