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BTC introduces 16x DVD±R recorder

More rumours about iMac G5

BenQ Joybee 102R: a new multimedia player

BTC introduces 16x DVD±R recorder

BTC introduced the new internal DRW 1016IM drive supporting 16x DVD±R and 4x dual-layer DVD+R recording.

  • Supports DVD+R DL, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW
  • Records DVD+R DL, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-VideoCD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-Extra, CD-I, Mixed-Mode CD, Video CD, Photo CD, CD-TEXT, Bootable CD, CD-R, CD-RW, Multi-Session
  • Methods include Track at Once, Disc at Once, Session at Once, Multi-Session, Packet Writing(Variable & Fixed) , Multi-track Reservation
  • Writing speeds include 16x DVD±R, 4x DVD+R DL, 8x DVD+RW, 4x DVD-RW. 48x CD-R, 24x CD-RW
  • Reading speeds include 8x DVD±R, 8x DVD±RW, 48x CD-R, 32x CD-RW, 48 x CD-ROM, 16x DVD-ROM
  • 66 MB/s throughput
  • 160 ms (16x) DVD and 130 ms (48x) CD access time
  • 2 MB buffer
  • 148.6x41.8x193.3mm size
  • 1kg weight
  • Only horizontal installation

More rumours about iMac G5

Mac camp is buzzing with new rumours again: Think Secret introduced new possible specs of 17" and 20" iMac G5 solutions.

The "learner" model will be shipped without optical drives and is expected to replace current eMacs:

  • 1.6 GHz G5
  • 17" display
  • 256 MB DDR SDRAM
  • 32MB NVIDIA GeForce4 MX
  • VGA, S-Video, composite video
  • 10/100BASE-T Ethernet
  • 2 x FireWire 400
  • 3 x USB 2.0
  • 2 x USB 1.1 on keyboard

"Consumer" iMac has more features, including:

  • 1.6GHz G5
  • 17" LCD
  • Optical combo drive
  • 80 GB SATA HDD
  • 64MB NVIDIA GeForce MX 5200 Ultra
  • 56 Kbps modem

High-end, finally:

  • 1.8 GHz G5
  • 20" TFT LCD
  • SuperDrive optical drive
  • 80 GB SATA HDD
  • 64MB NVIDIA GeForce MX 5200 Ultra
  • 256 MB DDR SDRAM

All other models might have speakers, wireless keyboard/mouse and might support up to 2GB RAM.

BenQ Joybee 102R: a new multimedia player

BenQ introduced new multimedia player, Joybee 102R. Like most other MP3 players Joybee 102R can also be used as storage.

Joybee 102R is 41mm in diameter and 8 mm thick. It meets requirements of Windows Media DRM (digital rights management).

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