Celeron D 345 3.06 GHz: for sale without hype
According to the Japanese source, without much hype Intel launched its new Celeron D 345 processor with 3.06 GHz clock rate. Actually you can already purchase it at Akihabara.
Celeron D 345 is the fastest value processor at the moment. It will be produced for both LGA775, and Socket 478 form-factors. Besides, unlike the recently announced Pentium 4 3.80 GHz, the company will also launch Celeron D 345J supporting NX (Execute Disable Bit).
The novelty is made using 90nm process, supports 533 MHz FSB and features 256 KB L2. At Akihabara it costs ¥15,000 ($145).
Source: PC Watch
How to make your PATA hard drive hot
As you might know, I-O Data produces a wide range of devices, from flash media to LCD monitors and optical drives. Perhaps, you have heard of I-O Data from this company. This time Japanese "hot shots" went further and now several Asian online stores offer this interesting adapter named NAKA-HDRM/5 (for ¥6,800 or $66).
To an older PATA hard drive this novelty adds such "elite" feature, as "hot swap" that has previously been available only in rather expensive SCSI drives. These days Serial ATA brings hot swapping to masses, so I doubt NAKA-HDRM/5 will gain much popularity, but it will find its exotic niche for sure.
The adapter bundle includes a case and necessary cabling that, assembled together, looks like this:
Source: PC Web
ATI Mobility Radeon X300 and X800: new mobile graphics for PCI Express standard
In addition to the recently announced X600 the Canadian company released two more mobile PCI Express solutions supporting DirectX 9.
X300 is positioned for thin and low-power notebooks and supports advanced power management.
- 4 pixel pipelines
- PowerPlay power management adapted for PCI Express
- LRTC and LCD-EE image improving
- Automatic Display Configuration
- HyperMemory for dedicating RAM for GPU needs
This solution is expected to become mainstream among other external mobile GPUs.
X800, in its turn, is designed for mobile workstations and "hardcore gamers".
- 12 pixel pipelines
- 6 vertex pipelines
- 256-bit GDDR3
The company already ships new GPUs to notebook builders, so we should expect the first systems in December naturally.
Dell Inspiron 9200: a new DTR notebook
Dell Japan launched sales of the new Inspiron 9200 DTR notebook that features 17" display and built-in TV tuner.
The basic configuration includes Pentium M 725 1.6 GHz, Intel 855PM chipset, 128 MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9700 graphics (up to 1920x1200). With 60 GB HDD and 256 MB RAM the notebook costs ¥190,050 ($1840).
Inspiron 9200 features 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x IEEE1394 port, Ethernet, VGA (D-Sub), DVI, S-Video, S/PDIF interfaces, PCMCIA Type2 and SecureDigital slots. Sized 394x288x415 mm, it weighs 3.4 kg. The battery provides energy for up to 3.4 hours of operation.
Source: PC Watch
DVD Cruiser 16: a novelty from Alera Technologies
After its Cruiser Digital Photo Copy solution, Alera Technologies introduced another novelty DVD Cruiser 16 external DVD burner.
The drive supports 16x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R and 2.4x DVD+R9 recording speeds. Other features include 48x CD-R, 24x CD-RW burning, 16x DVD, 48x CD reading. The novelty has USB 2.0 interface.
Amacom introduces 100 GB Flip2disk and Iodisk solutions
Amacom Technologies introduced to the European market its new Flip2disk and IOdisk external storage devices with capacities up to 100 GB.
These USB 2.0 novelties are positioned as universal storage for digital music, photos, etc.
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