Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation today announced the palm-sized LifeBook U810 mini and the ultra-portable LifeBook T2010 convertible notebooks.
Weighing a scant 1.56 pounds with a 5.6-inch WSVGA Crystal View LED display and a newly designed, ultra slim QWERTY keyboard, the LifeBook U810 notebook is the smallest tablet convertible. As a standard notebook, it's easy to access mail, work on presentations, or just surf the web. Twist the screen and the LifeBook U810 notebook is now a handheld Tablet PC with a touchscreen for finger or pen input.
The LifeBook U810 notebook is equipped with the energy efficient Ultra Low Power Intel A110 processor optimized specifically for mobile devices. With a standard 4-cell battery, it's claimed to deliver up to 5.5 hours of computing time. The mini-convertible is available with Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005.
For mobile professionals who desire a lightweight convertible without sacrificing battery life or display size, the LifeBook T2010 notebook, weighing in at approximately 3.5 pounds, is one of the lightest in its class. It is the first convertible notebook that comes very close to the weight of a slate tablet while maintaining enough battery life. Available immediately, this stylish ultra-portable with a slim 1.3-inch chassis features a 12.1-inch WXGA indoor/outdoor display with a bi-directional swivel. Its LED-backlit screen provides a bright display for good visual experience even in sunlight.
The pen-enabled convertible is claimed to offer battery life of up to 11 hours with the extended battery option, or 9 hours with a standard battery. The LifeBook T2010 notebook, powered by the latest Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage U7600 Processor offers a choice of Windows Vista Business or Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005. A spill-resistant keyboard adds extra protection against accidents.
Both the LifeBook U810 and LifeBook T2010 notebooks comply with the new Energy Star version 4.0 guidelines. The notebooks are packed with a suite of security features to safeguard information, including Trusted Platform Module support and two-level BIO lock, along with a fingerprint sensor. The LifeBook T2010 notebook also offers an embedded Smart Card slot. Internet connectivity is easy via built-in Wireless LAN, LAN and Bluetooth connections.
The LifeBook U810 notebook, available in September 2007, is priced starting at $999. The LifeBook T2010 notebook, priced starting at $1,599 is immediately available.
Intel Corporation launched two quad-core Intel Xeon Processors X5365 and L5335 supporting new virtualization capabilities.
Designed for companies running performance-critical server and workstation applications, the Intel Xeon Processor X5365 is the first 3.0 GHz quad-core processor to fit inside a standard 120-watt power envelope. The X5365 also features front-side bus speed of 1333MHz.
With the "energy-sipping" Intel Xeon Processor L5335, Intel is delivering higher performance quad-core processors designed for servers that require improved space and power utilization. The processor includes a 2.0 GHz clock speed and 1333MHz FSB within a 50-watt power envelope – or 12.5 watts per processing core.
The new products feature new Intel Virtualization Technology processor extensions for improved interrupt handling in virtualization of 32-bit Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.
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Source: Intel Corporation
Logitech today announced the Logitech V470 Cordless Laser Mouse for Notebooks with Bluetooth technology. The V470 mouse features Bluetooth 1.2 wireless technology and laser tracking.
And with its Side-to-Side Scrolling Plus Zoom, people can instantly zoom in and out, or scroll horizontally or vertically with ease. It has a battery life of up to 4 months, as well as a battery-life indicator light.
Available in high-gloss blue and white, the V470 mouse is expected to be available in Europe and the U.S. beginning in September with a suggested retail price of $49.99 in the U.S.
Today LaCie announced the 5TB Biggest S2S 5-disk RAID designed for digital content creation applications. Thanks to its eSATA 3Gbit/s interface and direct eSATA-to-SATA connection, a single LaCie Biggest S2S is capable of reaching burst transfer rates of over 200MB/s. For advanced professionals, up to four S2S units can be connected on the included eSATA PCI-X/Express Card to achieve a massive 20TB solution with a burst speed of over 600MB/s. (NOTE: This maximum sustained transfer rate was achieved in software RAID 0 mode using one or four S2S units in JBOD or in Fast mode (hardware RAID 0) on a current Mac using a PCI-E x8 slot.)
Disks are hot-swappable for instant expandability and the solution is hot-pluggable - no need to power down the computer. Advanced features include the ability to customize email alerts in the event of disk failure and to create unique RAID sets to fit different needs.
LaCie Biggest S2S comes pre-configured in Fast mode (hardware RAID 0), in which the disks are striped together for ultimate speed instantly. The Biggest S2S can be configured to Safe (hardware RAID 1); Safe + Fast, (hardware RAID 0+1); Big (hardware concatenation); or JBOD.
LaCie Biggest S2S comes with a 4-port PCI card for immediate use. Users can select the LaCie SATA II 3Gbits/s PCI-Express Card 4E or LaCie SATA II 3Gbits/s PCI-X Card 4E with four ports and a native x8 host bus interface. Thanks to port multiplication, all five disks are connected to a single port on the LaCie SATA II 3Gbits/s PCI-Express Card 4E.
The LaCie Biggest S2S 5TB is available late-August at the suggested retail prices of $3,699 (with PCI-X Card) and $3,799 (with PCI-E Card). The 2.5TB model is also available via our specialized online and retail dealer network, or through LaCie direct. Disks are shipped with the selected PCI Card and all cables needed for immediate use.
(NOTE: A Windows XP partition limitation does not allow the configuration of Big with more than 2TB. This limitation does not exist for Mac OS X or Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003.)
Sony Ericsson's new K770 Cyber-shot phone, announced today, is a digital camera, a photo album and an elegant phone all in-one. At 14.5mm thickness and finished in "Truffle Brown" color, the K770 can take pictures with its 3.2-megapixel camera with auto focus, which can also be used for video and comes with a photo light for indoor photo-taking and filming. Once in camera mode the 1.9inch screen becomes the viewfinder, the Cyber-shot based menu becomes visible and you'll also see 8 lit icons appear across the phones keypad. These serve as 1-click shortcuts to each of the camera's key functions, such as picture size and photo light.
If you want to transfer photos from the K770 to your PC or laptop, then simply use the USB cable provided in-box to drag and drop them from one to the other. Alternatively, you can connect your K770 direct to a printer using PictBridge.
Supporting Memory Stick Micro (M2), the K770 comes with a 256 MB memory card that lets you store up to 200 photos at its best quality. Peruse your photo album whilst listening to your music tracks on the in-built media player. Or tune in to the FM radio with RDS.
The K770 is a GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 and UMTS 2100 phone that will be available in selected markets from autumn 2007.
K770 Cyber-shot phone at a glance:
Source: Sony Ericsson
OCZ Technology Group launched the OCZ PC3-12800 Flex XLC kit that features proprietary Flex XLC (Xtreme Liquid Convention) heatsink for improved heat dissipation via a hybrid copper and aluminum design alterable between passive air or water cooling. This "flexible" design gives enthusiasts the option to run the modules passively or water cooled via the integrated liquid injection system. The concurrent use of both technologies (water-cooling) promotes maximum heat dissipation, allowing the memory to operate at extreme speeds without the high temperatures that inhibit or damage the module’s ICs.
The PC3-12800 modules run at 1600MHz and feature 6-6-6-18 timings. The modules are optimized for the top-end DDR3 platforms and will be available in 2GB (2x1024MB) dual-channel kits.
Source: OCZ Technology Group
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