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Gigabyte Presents Sandy-Bridge-Based GS-AH6G3N Notebook

Toshiba Develops 7-inch Multi-Touch LTPS TFT LCD Panel

OCZ Technology Announces Vertex 3 Max IOPS Solid State Drives

Gigabyte Presents Sandy-Bridge-Based GS-AH6G3N Notebook

The GS-AH6G3N embeds the new Intel Huron River platform for mobile products, up to 8GB of RAM, can work for about 7 hours (10 with a second battery), has a 1.3-Mp webcam, a fingerprint recognition sensor, and weighs less than 2 kg.

An optical disk drive bay can instead hold a second battery (3-cell, Li-Polymer, 2100mAh, 23WHr) or a second 2.5-inch SATA HDD 9.5-mm high.


  • CPU: Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor (Sandy Bridge)
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Display: 14-inch 1366x768 LED backlight
  • System Memory: 1GB/2GB/4GB DDR3, 2 sockets for up to 8GB
  • Chipset: Mobile Intel HM65 Express Chipset
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
  • Hard Disk Drive: 320/500/640/750GB 2.5-inch 9.5-mm SATA HDD 5400/7200 rpm
  • Optical Disk Drive: 9.5-mm Super Multi DVD burner (optional)
  • I/O: 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, HDMI, D-Sub, RJ45, Mic-in, Earphone-out, 3-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS)
  • Audio: 2 x 1.5-Watt High definition stereo speakers
  • Communications: Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth V3.0 + EDR (WiFi/BT Combo)
  • Webcam: 1.3-Mp with a microphone
  • Security: fingerprint sensor, Kensington lock, G-sensor (optional), TPM (optional)
  • Battery: 6-cell (Li-ion), 2600 mAh 60 WHr
  • Dimension: 338 x 235 x 26.9 mm
  • Weight: ~2 kg (with an ODD and a 6-cell battery)
  • Docking Station I/O (optional): D-Sub, DVI, 2 x USB 2.0, 2 x USB 3.0, Audio-out, Mic-in, RJ45
  • Color: Silver / Black

Source: Gigabyte

Toshiba Develops 7-inch Multi-Touch LTPS TFT LCD Panel

Toshiba Mobile Display has developed a 7-inch, 1024x600 low-temperature poly-silicon (LTPS) TFT LCD panel for vehicle-mounted and industrial uses that enables multi-touch input without the need for an additional touch panel.

The technology enables an integrated touch panel function by forming the display pixel electrodes and TFT within the LCD panel using LTPS TFT technology and creating a detecting circuit for electrostatic capacitance changes between the electrodes and the peripheral object (i.e. your fingers). Compared to conventional LCDs with an external touch panel, the thickness is reduced by 57 percent to approximately 1 mm, the weight is reduced by 48 percent to 225 g and the surface reflection ratio is reduced by 10 percent. The smaller size enables the design of more compact products for mobile applications, reduces the impact on the environment by saving resources and power, and provides clear images with minimal reflection of natural light even in a bright environment.

To enable the screen panel to respond easily to light finger touches, it is essential to suppress possible interference with various signals in the LCD panel. To address the problem, TMD has developed a proprietary sensor circuit, taking advantage of LTPS TFT technology. Specifically, an amplifier circuit is formed in the pixels to amplify the signals, which are then detected by the sensor for output, providing a configuration to precisely transmit sensor signals to the outside of LCD panel. This helps achieve consistent and fast-responding touch panel operation.

This technology will be exhibited at SID 2011 International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition from May 17 to May 19, 2011 in Los Angeles, Calif., USA.

Source: Toshiba Mobile Display

OCZ Technology Announces Vertex 3 Max IOPS Solid State Drives

OCZ Technology Group today unveiled a new addition to the Vertex 3 SATA 3.0 Series. Vertex 3 Max IOPS edition combines a SandForce SF-2200 SSD processor with premium NAND flash components to deliver 4KB random write performance with up to 75,000 IOPS.

Furthermore, these drives can improve multimedia entertainment and management, and the overall computing experience compared to both traditional mechanical hard drives and competing SSDs.

Vertex 3 Max IOPS will be available in 120GB and 240GB capacities. It features TRIM support to optimize performance over drive's lifespan. All Vertex 3 Series drives come backed with a 3-year warranty.


  • Available in 120GB and 240GB Capacities
  • MLC NAND Flash
  • Interface: SATA 6Gbps / Backwards Compatible 3Gbps
  • Native TRIM support
  • Seek Time: .1ms
  • Slim 2.5" Design
  • 99.8 x 69.63 x 9.3mm
  • Lightweight: 77g
  • Operating Temp: 0C ~ 55C
  • Storage Temp: -45C ~ 85C
  • Low Power Consumption: 2W in operation,.5W in standby
  • Shock resistance up to 1500G
  • RAID Support
  • Included 3.5" Desktop adapter bracket
  • Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, XP 32-bit/64-bit, Mac OSX
  • MTBF: 2 million hours
  • 3-year Warranty

120GB (VTX3MI-25SAT3-120G) Max Performance

  • Max Read: up to 550MB/s
  • Max Write: up to 500MB/s
  • Random Read 4KB (Aligned): 35,000 IOPS
  • Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 75,000 IOPS

240GB (VTX3MI-25SAT3-240G) Max Performance

  • Max Read: up to 550MB/s
  • Max Write: up to 500MB/s
  • Random Read 4KB (Aligned): 55,000 IOPS
  • Random Write 4KB (Aligned): 65,000 IOPS

Source: OCZ Technology Group

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