Intel's as-yet-unannounced Celeron M 4xx series - the first budget-priced processors derived from the chip maker's 'Yonah' core - have gone on sale in Japan, according to local news sources.
As Reg Hardware revealed in January, Intel is preparing a trio of single-core Yonah-based Celeron Ms: the 410, 420 and 430, clocked at 1.46, 1.60 and 1.73GHz, respectively. All three are fabbed at 65nm, contain 1MB of L2 cache and support a 533MHz frontside bus clock frequency.
According to a Japanese-language Akiba PC Hotline report, boxed versions of the 420 and 430 this week went on sale in Tokyo priced at ¥14,780 ($125/£72) and ¥17,780 ($150/£86), respectively.
The 410 isn't expected to ship until Q3. The following quarter should see the debut of the 1.86GHz 440.
Intel is also known to be preparing a 65nm Low-Voltage Celeron M, the 423, set to be clocked at 1.06GHz. A faster model, the 443, is due for release in Q1 2007.
Source: Reg Hardware
Fabless semiconductor company Newnham announced USB NIVO, its high-performance graphics system that connects monitors to PCs over USB 2.0, and its first design win with Kensington Computer Products Group, who will use the USB NIVO in a universal laptop docking station. USB NIVO enables simple and cost-effective multi-monitor computing and is targeted at manufacturers of digital displays, personal computers or PC accessories who are looking to take advantage of the simplicity and universal understanding of USB.
Newnham's NIVO technology is the first technology to enable high-quality display response over a USB 2.0 connection. This means that the user experience with mouse, monitor and keyboard is comparable to a conventionally connected monitor. Static images in 24-bit true color are displayed without quality loss or color reduction and distortion while full-motion video plays in real-time. Connection is simple and intuitive via USB.
The NIVO solution is comprised of Virtual Graphics Card (VGC) software that runs on a Windows XP host PC and a silicon-based Hardware Rendering Engine (HRE) module that is connected to, or embedded into, a monitor. The VGC software processes a stream of display information using the company’s patented lossless graphics transport format and transmits it over a USB 2.0 link to the HRE device. The HRE then transforms the data back into pixels to be displayed on the monitor.
The solution is compatible with all CRT and flat panel monitors with screen resolutions up to 1280 x 1024 at 75Hz. It offers VESA-compliant scan and refresh rates and 24-bit true color depth at all resolutions. The VGC software supports all Windows XP desktop extend display modes as well as a desktop clone mode. It is silently installed using Microsoft digitally signed drivers and allows display management using the standard Windows Display Properties control panel – without a proprietary GUI. The HRE module has a VGA port and an application specific interface with USB signals, and power system control.
Iomega announced the worldwide availability of the Iomega REV Loader 280, an innovative new desktop autoloader that is to economically solve the backup and archive needs of small businesses.
Utilizing standard hard drive components and removable technology created by Iomega, the new REV Loader 280 provides access to 280GB (560GB compressed) of storage, managing up to eight removable 35GB REV disks in a compact desktop form factor less than 7 inches tall and 5 inches wide. REV disks provide an estimated archival life of 30 years.
The REV Loader 280 connects to a server through a USB 2.0 interface and delivers automated, multi-disk data protection. Bundled with the REV Loader 280 is a license for CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup for Windows, including support for disaster recovery.
The REV Loader 280 is also faster than tape-based automation devices. REV technology delivers up to 25MB/sec data transfer rates with random access capability.
The Iomega REV Loader 280 desktop autoloader is now available worldwide at a street price of around $1,000. Iomega REV 35GB disks are available for approximately $50 per disk in quantities of four.
This notebook made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Today ASUS unveils the final details of the VX1 specifications.
The VX1, priced at 2799 EUR (VAT included), is expected to be available in the market at the end of April. The "supernote" will also be available on Lamborghini e-shop and from the exclusive merchandising shop at the Automobili Lamborghini headquarter located in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy.
The slim and light ASUS-Lamborghini VX1 is based on the latest Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology with Intel Core Duo processor T2500. The VX1's mobility is enhanced with extended battery life. ASUS Power4 Gear+ power management automatically adjusts CPU speed according to system load. Offering up to 8 operation modes that are designed for gaming, watching DVD, listening to music and word processing, this innovation is claimed to extend battery life up to 20-25%.
The notebook features built-in WLAN 802.11 a/b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR.
Agatsuma Entertainment (Japan) will start selling its TV tuner for the Nintendo DS, Game Boy Advance and Game Boy Advance SP on April 29th. The unit is an analog TV tuner that can receive both VHF and UHF stations. The tuner is powered by 6 AA batteries which yield about 4 hours. The body is made of ABS plastic and weighs approximately 250 grams. The tuner is expected to sell for about $78.
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