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Apple updates desktop series

Samsung SPH-G1000 and SCH-G100: gaming handsets with feedback

Updated: Pentium 4/EM64T processors not cancelled, but just renamed

Apple updates desktop series

Apple released the new modifications of its Power Mac G5 desktop machines intended for professional users. As you remember, the G5 series was released about a year ago and last updated in June 2004.

Each of three new models naturally feature 2 x PowerPC G5 processors. The junior model ($1,999 and over) has them working at 2GHz. The next one ($2,499 and over) offers 2.3GHz clock rates. And the most powerful system ($2,999 and over) provides 2.7GHz performance. It´s interesting that the previous models were being sold for the same prices, just the clock rates were lower. Anyway, the basic configuration includes 512MB RAM, 260GB hard drive (except for the junior desktop), Mac OS X Tiger. Traditionally, prices do not include the displays. For $799 you can have a 20" Cinema Display. A larger one, 23" in diagonal, will cost $1,499. And the 30" display will require additional $2,999.

Samsung SPH-G1000 and SCH-G100: gaming handsets with feedback

It seems the vendors are going to like the idea of gaming cell phones initiated by Nokia N-Gage. Samsung is ready to release two such devices at once: SPH-G1000 and SCH-G100. These sliders feature graphics accelerators capable of handling up to 1M polygons per second and provide feedback vibration for various ingame situations.

The novelties also feature stereo speakers and multi-key input that is claimed to offer up to eight degrees of freedom.


  • CDMA 2000 1x
  • 113x55x24mm dimensions
  • 148g
  • 240x320 display of 262,144 colors
  • 1.3Mp camera
  • RS-MMC media support

Updated: Pentium 4/EM64T processors not cancelled, but just renamed

Yesterday we wrote about the unconfirmed cancellation of the seven Intel Pentium 4 processors with EM64T. It seemed rather strange actually, as their life cycle was going to be really short.

Now everything has become clear thanks to Kari Skoog, Intel PR. According to Kari, these parts were just renamed: before March 2005, the company called these processors "Pentium 4 with EM64T", but since then, they´ve called them the "Pentium 4 500 series". As simple as that.

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