iXBT Labs - Computer Hardware in Detail






News Archive

 « Previous Day News Archive Next Day » 


Samsung Phones To Feature Google Services

Supermicro Unveils 1U Twin Servers With Two DP Nodes In A Single 1U Chassis

LG Electronics Unveils Dual-Format Drives At CES 2007

New Intel Processors Expand Quad-Core PC, Server Line-Ups

Fujitsu Siemens Computers Launches New Consumer Notebooks

DTS And Coding Technologies Bring aacPlus Sound To Home Theatres

Sharp Develops 108V-Inch LCD TV

Samsung Phones To Feature Google Services

Samsung and Google announced a global cooperation to enable mobile phone users with quick and easy access to Google services – directly from their Samsung mobile phones.

Beginning in early 2007, selected Samsung phones will be provided with a range of Google services, including:

  • Google Search
  • Google Maps for mobile
  • Gmail

Samsung has already launched the Ultra Edition 13.8 (SGH-Z720), its first mobile handset installed with Google mobile search and Gmail services. The slim 3G Z720 is 13.8mm thin, is HSDPA ready, and comes with a 3-megapixel camera, MP3 Player, and Bluetooth.

According to the press release, future models will also be Google-ready.

Source: Samsung

Supermicro Unveils 1U Twin Servers With Two DP Nodes In A Single 1U Chassis

Supermicro Computer unveiled its new 6015T Series 1U Twin SuperServers that support two DP motherboards in a 1U chassis.

With two nodes sharing a single 93% extreme high-efficiency power supply, 6015T Series servers achieve improved power efficiency per node and deliver better energy cost savings. These Supermicro 1U Twin servers require half as many server racks, chassis, power supplies, power cables and power strips. Additional cost savings associated with less IT space required as well as easier maintenance and management make these servers an attractive option for high performance server cluster environments.

Source: Supermicro Computer

LG Electronics Unveils Dual-Format Drives At CES 2007

LG Electronics introduced Super Multi optical storage drives featuring support for the next-generation DVD formats and security features.

These products include the 'Super Multi Blue' Blu-ray Disc Rewriter and HD DVD-ROM Drive (GGW-H10N) and the new Super Multi DVD Rewriter with Security Function featuring “SecurDisc” technology co-developed with Nero.

The GGW-H10N is compatible with both Blu-ray Discs and HD-DVD formats: Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD (read/write) and HD-DVD-ROM (read).

So, the GGW-H10N can record data on dual-layer 50GB BD-R/BD-RE recordable media at 4x recording speed (23-24 minutes to burn a full single layer 25GB BD-R disc).

The product will be released during the first quarter of 2007, priced under US $1,199.

The Super Multi Blue solution will also be available from LG Electronics as the dual-format disc player (model BH-100) in early February 2007 for the same price.

The second novelty is using the SecurDisc software co-developed with Nero to enable data protection and content access control when writing data on CD and DVD formats. It offers multiple features to protect a disc at the user and storage level:

  • Password Encryption – Protects user data against unauthorized access through password protection
  • Disc Creator Authentication – A digital signature is applied to all data to allow recipients to verify data authenticity
  • Integrity Checker – Detects altered data through checksums to verify data integrity and readability
  • Data Insurance – Increases data reliability through redundantly stored data

Source: LG Electronics

New Intel Processors Expand Quad-Core PC, Server Line-Ups

Intel Corporation formally introduced three more quad-core processors, including the first to carry the Intel Core 2 Quad processor brand name that begins the expansion of quad-core PC sales to mainstream buyers. Intel now offers a total of nine quad-core processor versions in the desktop and enterprise market segments.

The Intel Core 2 Quad processor packs "four brains" and is available in PCs and in the reseller channel immediately.

Intel also introduced today the Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 3200 series for single-socket servers. Two new processors are available today with clock speeds of 2.4 and 2.13 GHz with a 1066 front side bus and 8 MB of L2 cache.

The new Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q6600 (2.4GHz) has been announced and is currently being demonstrated at CES. It is available now at $851 in 1KU quantities. Quad-Core Intel Xeon processor pricing includes the X3220 (2.4GHz) at $851 and the Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor X3210 (2.13GHz) at $690.

Intel Corporation

Fujitsu Siemens Computers Launches New Consumer Notebooks

Fujitsu Siemens Computers launched a number of stylish new consumer notebooks.

Firstly, there was the AMILO Xa 1526 based on AMD LIVE! technology that was also introduced at CES 2007.

It features a 17-inch LCD CrystalView display, nVidia GeForce 7600 Go graphics, multi-format CD and DVD burner, and an optional second hard drive. The notebook can effortlessly be connected to any TV, and can be controlled by the remote control.

Other features include wireless LAN, Bluetooth 2.0.

The AMILO Xa 1526 with AMD LIVE! is priced from ˆ1199 and is available from February 2007.

The second novelty is the AMILO Xi 1554 based on ATI Mobility Radeon X1900 graphics; 17-inch LCD CrystalView display; and Intel Centrino Duo technology. This also includes wireless LAN, built-in Bluetooth 2.0.

Featuring Microsoft Windows Media Centre Edition, but ready to run Windows Vista Premium, the AMILO Xi 1554 also includes a remote control for simple access to all stored multimedia.

The AMILO Xi 1554 costs from ˆ1499 and is available from January 2007.

Another novelty is the limited edition Fujitsu Siemens Computers AMILO Xi 1547, the first Fujitsu Siemens Computers notebook with HD-DVD playback capabilities supported by ATI Mobility Radeon X1800 and 256MB GDDR3 RAM with only 1000 units available in Europe.

It also bases on Intel Centrino Duo technology, has remote control and 17-inch LCD CrystalView screen.

The AMILO Xi 1547 with HD-DVD is priced from ˆ2199 and is already available.

For the fashionistas Fujitsu Siemens Computers offered the silent and slender metal-case AMILO Si 1848+u with a 15.4-inch CrystalView display.

It naturally builds on Intel Centrino Duo technology and is claimed to be able to work for up to 5 hours.

Of connectivity options this model features UMTS, Bluetooth 2.0 and the integrated wireless LAN.

Priced from ˆ1199, it is already available.

Source: Fujitsu Siemens Computers

DTS And Coding Technologies Bring aacPlus Sound To Home Theatres

DTS and Coding Technologies announced the live demonstration of set-top box technology that enables delivery of the latest MPEG-4 aacPlus multi-channel audio for HDTV to consumers’ existing home theater systems at the CES 2007.

With the efficiency and audio quality of the aacPlus codec, consumers can now receive much more HDTV programming in high quality surround sound, allowing broadcasters to deliver more content in 5.1-channels. They can also provide programming with multiple language surround soundtracks, as on DVD releases. They can now do so with immediate access to the entire installed base of DTS-enabled home theater systems.

Until now, the major barrier to broadcasters implementing the latest advanced, high efficiency multi-channel audio codecs for MPEG-4 based HDTV broadcasts has been the lack of any means for consumers to decode the surround sound in the home. Working with Coding Technologies in Europe, DTS has enabled the ‘transcoding’ of that company’s advanced aacPlus MPEG-4 audio codec to DTS Digital Surround in the set-top box. With a simple SPDIF connection from the set-top box, this can now be decoded in virtually all A/V receivers.

aacPlus employs a number of advanced open standard techniques developed by Coding Technologies. This creates bandwidth efficiencies and reduces transmission costs for broadcasters, allowing them to provide surround sound transmissions on a greater range of programming.

Pioneering HDTV service, Euro1080 has announced that it will implement aacPlus surround sound as part of its recent switch from MPEG-2 to higher quality MPEG-4 transmissions. Several other major broadcasters in Europe and elsewhere are also planning to implement the technology.

Incorporating the aacPlus/DTS transcode, set-top boxes from several manufacturers are scheduled to come to market imminently. IC manufacturers have been producing the required chip sets for several months now.

Source: DTS

Sharp Develops 108V-Inch LCD TV

Sharp has successfully developed a 108V-inch LCD TV, the world’s largest, and is exhibiting a prototype model at the 2007 International CES in Las Vegas, USA.

This 108V-inch LCD screen, which measures 2,386 H by 1,344 V mm, features a Black Advanced Super View Full-Spec HD LCD Panel manufactured at Sharp’s Kameyama Plant No. 2, the first plant in the world to use eighth-generation glass substrates. The success of this development means that it is now possible to produce LCD TVs in all sizes from 13V-inches to the super-large-size class, and that LCD is the predominant display device in the flat-panel television market, for which dramatic growth is forecast in the future.

Source: Sharp

 « Previous Day News Archive Next Day » 

Write a comment below. No registration needed!

blog comments powered by Disqus

  Most Popular Reviews More    RSS  

AMD Phenom II X4 955, Phenom II X4 960T, Phenom II X6 1075T, and Intel Pentium G2120, Core i3-3220, Core i5-3330 Processors

Comparing old, cheap solutions from AMD with new, budget offerings from Intel.
February 1, 2013 · Processor Roundups

Inno3D GeForce GTX 670 iChill, Inno3D GeForce GTX 660 Ti Graphics Cards

A couple of mid-range adapters with original cooling systems.
January 30, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1

An external X-Fi solution in tests.
September 9, 2008 · Sound Cards

AMD FX-8350 Processor

The first worthwhile Piledriver CPU.
September 11, 2012 · Processors: AMD

Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge

Trying out the new method.
September 18, 2012 · Processors: Intel
  Latest Reviews More    RSS  

i3DSpeed, September 2013

Retested all graphics cards with the new drivers.
Oct 18, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, August 2013

Added new benchmarks: BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light.
Sep 06, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, July 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and AMD Radeon HD 7730.
Aug 05, 2013 · 3Digests

Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB Golden Sample Graphics Card

An excellent hybrid of GeForce GTX 650 Ti and GeForce GTX 660.
Jun 24, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

i3DSpeed, May 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770/780.
Jun 03, 2013 · 3Digests
  Latest News More    RSS  

Platform  ·  Video  ·  Multimedia  ·  Mobile  ·  Other  ||  About us & Privacy policy  ·  Twitter  ·  Facebook

Copyright © Byrds Research & Publishing, Ltd., 1997–2011. All rights reserved.