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BenQ Launches Its Fastest 19-Inch LCD Monitor

Panasonic Develops Prototypes Of WLAN-Equipped Mobile Phones

Transcend Annouces DDR2-533 Micro-DIMM, StoreJet 2.5-Inch SATA HDD, Other Novelties

AMD Announces Quad FX Platform

BenQ Launches Its Fastest 19-Inch LCD Monitor

BenQ today launches its fastest 19-inch LCD monitor, the BenQ FP93G X+, targeting gamers. The FP93G X+ features an ultra-fast 2ms gray-to-gray response time, a super-slim 13mm bezel and a high contrast ratio of 800:1.

The BenQ FP93G X+ employs original Advanced Motion Accelerator (AMA) technology that accelerates the twisting speed of liquid crystal by increasing the voltage, making it possible to shorten the gray-to-gray response time to a fast 2ms. With this breakthrough, the BenQ FP93G X+ís performance is claimed to be similar to that of the CRT monitor, enabling clearer, sharper images with no lagging and image blurs when playing PC games or watching videos.

The BenQ FP93G X+ LCD monitor also comes equipped with both traditional D-Sub and next generation DVI input support with a high brightness of 300 cd/m².

The BenQ FP93G X+ will be available on the market starting December 2006.

Source: BenQ

Panasonic Develops Prototypes Of WLAN-Equipped Mobile Phones

Panasonic Mobile Communications announced that it has developed two prototypes of mobile phones equipped with wireless LAN (IEEE802.11b/g) modules. Using wireless LAN module, the handset could be utilized as high-quality IP TV phone or as player, server, and controller to process digital contents wirelessly with DLNA compliant products at home. These two prototypes will be exhibited at its booth at the ITU TELECOM WORLD 2006 to be held in Hong Kong, China from December 4 to 8.

The first prototype handset could be used as in-house IP phone utilizing an internal wireless LAN network which enables the user to enjoy IP TV phone function with high-quality voice and motion picture at up to 30 fps.

Using the prototype handset with DLNA function as a player, the user could enjoy streaming of high-quality movie contents from DLNA compliant server. If the handset is used as a server, the user can see still pictures taken by the mobile phone at DLNA compliant products such as TV or PC. Moreover, the user could operate DLNA-compliant products to watch digital contents using the handset as a controller.

Source: Panasonic Mobile Communications

Transcend Annouces DDR2-533 Micro-DIMM, StoreJet 2.5-Inch SATA HDD, Other Novelties

Transcend Information announced the release of its 1GB Hi-Speed DDR2-533 Micro-DIMM memory module for notebooks that use Intelís Centrino Duo platform. The 1GB DDR2-533 Micro-DIMM Module is designed, so that it is only 65 per cent the size of a regular SO-DIMM (Small Outline DIMM) commonly used in notebooks, but has the same memory capacity.

Transcendís Micro-DIMMs use the latest 214-pin ďmezzanine connectorĒ technology, which reduces the size of the module by approximately 40 percent when compared with an SO-DIMM. All of Transcendís DDR2-533 memory modules follow the standard developed by JEDEC (the Joint Electron Device Engineering Council), the memory industryís standards organization.

Specifications include 1.8V operating voltage, On-Die Termination (ODT) technology, FBGA chip package. Part numbers: TS128MMQ64V5Q (1GB DDR2-533 Micro-DIMM), TS64MMQ64V5M (512MB DDR2-533 Micro-DIMM), TS32MMQ64V5M (256MB DDR2-533 Micro-DIMM).

The second novelty is the new series of StoreJet 2.5" HDD, the StoreJet 2.5" SATA, which uses a stylishly designed aluminum case to house a newer 2.5-inch SATA hard drive. The StoreJet 2.5" SATA USB 2.0 is a compact external hard disk that fits in the palm of your hand and can hold up to 120GB of storage capacity.

The sleek StoreJet 2.5" SATA is now available in a range of colorful, polished aluminum cases (Red, Blue, Silver, and Titanium colors). It comes with a number of backup applications and is compatible for use with Windows 98SE/2000/Me/XP, Mac OS 9.x/OS X, and Linux Kernel 2.4, or later.

Part numbers: TS0GSJ25B-S (Blue Aluminum case, SATA), TS0GSJ25R-S (Red Aluminum case, SATA), TS0GSJ25S-S (Silver Aluminum case, SATA), TS80GSJ25S-S 80GB Hard Drive, Silver Aluminum case, SATA), TS120GSJ25T-S (120GB Hard Drive, Titanium Aluminum case, SATA).

The third novelty is the new 8GB JetFlash V10 USB 2.0 flash drive. The JetFlash V10 measures 64 x 21 x 10 mm and weighs 11g. Its classic design includes a hook and a neck strap.

The 8GB JetFlash V10 comes bundled with the JetFlash elite software package: AutoLogin, PC-Lock, Favorites, Secret-Zip, E-mail, DataBackup, and My JetFlash. The JetFlash V10 supports Windows 98SE/2000/Me/XP/Vista, Mac OS 9.0 or later, and Linux Kernel 2.4.2 or later.

Part numbers: TS8GJFV10 (8GB Black), TS4GJFV10 (4GB White), TS2GJFV10 (2GB Red), TS1GJFV10 (1GB Blue).

Finally, Transcend released its new 4GB T.sonic 630 series of MP3 players designed to play MP3, WMA, WMA-DRM10 (subscription music) and recorded WAV music files. In addition, the T.sonic 630 has an FM Radio and Advanced Digital Recording features, including recording using its built-in microphone, an external microphone, or line-in device. You can also use the T.sonic 630 as a storage device to store your computer files. Transcendís T.sonic 630 also has a playlist builder, real-time clock and karaoke-type lyrics display.

The T.sonic 630 has a white text (4-Line) OLED display. The player measures 73 mm x 33 mm x 12.5 mm and weighs 30g with Li-ion battery.

Some of the T.sonic 630ís other features include its A-B repeat function, which allows you to replay a designated section of a track and if you combine this with the unitís adjustable Variable Track Playback speed control, you get the functionality of a language learning tool. The T.sonic 630 also features One-Touch Recording, even when Powered OFF, just press and hold the REC button to start the built-in microphone recording; 7 Equalizer effects with a customizable USER EQ mode; scheduled recordings, so you can preset a time to auto-start a radio, or microphone recording; and support for filename and song/artist title display in 12 user languages. The T.sonic 630 is available in three models, 1GB (Orchid), 2GB (White), and 4GB (Black). The unit is powered using a rechargeable Li-ion battery and a fully charged battery supports over 15 hours of continuous music playback.

Part numbers: TS4GMP630 (4GB Black), TS2GMP630 (2GB White), TS1GMP630 (1GB Orchid).

Source: Transcend Information

AMD Announces Quad FX Platform

AMD today announced the AMD Quad FX Platform with Dual Socket Direct Connect (DSDC) Architecture, the first dual-socket, multi-core desktop PC platform designed to take advantage of the latest enhancements in Windows Vista Ultimate.

The AMD Quad FX Platform is powered by pairs of the AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 series dual-core processors, the newest additions to the AMD Athlon 64 FX processor family.

With AMD64 technology and Dual Socket Direct Connect Architecture, the new AMD Quad FX Platform offers scaleable performance enhancements on a personal workstation powered by AMD Athlon 64 FX processors. In addition, this consumer platform is designed with next-generation platform innovations such as high-performance, low-latency unbuffered DDR2 memory and for Non-Uniform Memory Access (NUMA) support with compatible operating systems.

Capabilities of the AMD Quad FX Platform The AMD Quad FX Platform offers enthusiasts features like 12 x SATA controllers designed to enable up to 9 terabytes of storage using currently available drive technologies, and increased spacing between PCI-E slots to accommodate up to four high-performance graphics cards.

The Dual Socket Direct Connect (DSDC) Architecture enables high-bandwidth communication between matched pairs of AMD Athlon 64 FX-70, AMD Athlon 64 FX-72, and AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 dual-core processors. DSDC Architecture is designed for the multi-core, multi-threaded future with planned platform upgradeability to eight cores.

Pricing for pairs of the new AMD Athlon 64 FX-70, FX-72 and FX-74 dual-core processors is $599, $799 and $999, respectively for PIB.

AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 series dual-core processors are expected to be available from NewEgg throughout North America on November 30. Worldwide product availability is expected by early 2007. AMD Quad FX Platform systems are expected to be available from Vigor, Cyber Power and IBUYPOWER and other major system builders are expected to offer systems in the near future.

Source: AMD

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