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MSI netbook with dual-storage

Posted January 1st, 2009 by Hashim
Filed Under: Laptops, Netbook

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MSI unveiled its new 10-inch netbook ‘U115 Hybrid’ that is equipped with both SSD and HDD drives. It primarily uses 16GB SSD and temporarily operates 160GB HDD with ‘Eco Mode’ to save power.

Powered by Intel Atom Z530(1.6GHz) processor, the U115 Hybrid adopts 2GB DDR2 RAM, a 10-inch LCD screen with 1024*600 resolution, a 2M webcam and 4-in-1 card reader. Running on Windows XP Home Edition OS, it supports WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth connectivity. Dimensions are 260x180x19~31.5(mm) and it weigh 1kg only.

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16GB ultra-slim USB memory sticks

Posted December 12th, 2008 by Hashim
Filed Under: Storage

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Korea Axxen launches its 16GB ultra-slim USB memory sticks ‘SKY LUX’ in pearl gold and shining silver color. Supporting 22MB/s of reading speed and 12MB/s of writing speed, it is compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 and all popular operating systems like Windows XP, Vista, Linux and Macintosh.

These ultra slim memory sticks comes in five storage capacities; 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 8GB and 16GB.

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Nikon D3X Digital SLR

Posted December 8th, 2008 by Hashim
Filed Under: Digital Cameras

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Nikon Europe introduced its new top-of-the-range D-SLR ‘D3X’. Building on the reliability, handling and durability of the award-winning D3, the D3X offers an imaging sensor with far higher resolution than its counterpart, breaking new ground in imaging quality.

The all-new 24.5MP CMOS sensor makes the new camera eminently suitable for the broadest range of shooting situations, both in the studio and on location, and will be especially appreciated by uncompromising photographers in nature photography, studio work and fashion.

The D3X boasts a specially-developed FX-format CMOS image sensor with 12-channel readout, gapless micro lens array and on-chip noise reduction. It delivers class-leading levels of continuous shooting speed and noise management at higher sensitivities without sacrificing detail.

The D3X supports a broad ISO range from ISO 100-1600, extendable down to ISO 50 and up to 6400 equivalent with up to 5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution, or 7 fps in the 10MP DX-crop mode. The acclaimed Multi-CAM3500FX 51-point autofocus system enables extremely accurate single-point accuracy with outstanding dynamic tracking for fast moving subjects in low light.

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The camera’s LiveView function offers a smooth workflow option, perfect for studio work or other situations where the use of the viewfinder is impractical. The camera also delivers a superb response rate, with a start-up of just 12 milliseconds and 40ms shutter lag. The Kevlar/carbon fibre composite shutter has been designed for intensive professional needs and tested to 300,000 cycles.

The D3X reaps the benefits of the very latest developments in sensor design and image processing technology. Designed to produce files suitable to meet the demands of tomorrow’s commercial and stock requirements, the camera produces 50MB 14-bit NEF (Raw) files. Using Capture NX2 software, NEF files can be processed into medium format terrain; 140MB (16-bit TIFF-RGB). Fine details are reproduced with incredible clarity, whilst shadows and highlights contain tonal gradation with minimal clipping for pictures with a unique look and feel.

The D3X shares the same ergonomics and handling as the D3, which have been designed to enable anyone to get to work quickly and efficiently. The bright, uncluttered viewfinder features 100% coverage and comprehensive illuminated displays, while the high-definition, 3-inch, 920,000-dot VGA TFT monitor enables outstanding playback quality for on-the-spot image assessment. The D3X’s magnesium body, which is sealed for moisture and dust resistance, also supports Nikon’s wireless system (the WT-4), HDMI output, offers a dual slot for CF cards and is compatible with the new GP-1 GPS unit.

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All new Nokia N97

Posted December 3rd, 2008 by Hashim
Filed Under: Cellphones

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Just before Christmas Nokia has announced its new Nokia N97 mobile phone with lots of new feature that was not seen in previous N series models. At the first look some people will say that its just another wanna be iPhone thing but its not, this phone comes with a full QWERTY keyboard which really makes typing a much easier task on phone. Key features of Nokia N97 are:

- QWERTY keyboard
- Touch screen display
- GPS
- 5 MP camera with dual LED flash and Carl Zeiss lens
- 32 GB internal memory and support of external memory card up to 16GB
- Bluetooth & A2DP support.
- FM radio and transmitter
- TV-out
- 3.5mm jack plug so that you can use any generic headphone of your choice

This multimedia phone is loaded with Symbian S60 5th Edition operating system, WebKit Internet browser, music and video playing as well as recording capability and its like having a small computer in your pocket with you. this phone is expected to be launched in the middle of 2009

Source: dialaphone.co.uk

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256GB SSD Mass Production

Posted November 22nd, 2008 by Hashim
Filed Under: Peripherals, Storage

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Samsung Electronics announced today that it has begun mass producing 256 gigabyte (GB) solid state drives for use in notebooks and desktop PCs. The new 256GB SSD more than doubles the performance rates of Samsung 64GB and 128GB SSDs to become the SSD with the highest overall performance in the personal computer industry, combining sequential read rates of 220MB/s (megabytes per second) with sequential write rates of 200MB/s.

The Samsung 256GB SSD expedites data transfer when large multimedia files are simultaneously read and stored. It can store 25 high-definition movies in just 21 minutes, a significant advancement over a 7200rpm HDD, which takes about 70 minutes. Furthermore, the 256GB SSD launches applications ten times faster than the fastest 7200rpm notebook HDD. The 256GB SSD’s advanced performance can be attributed to a new, optimized, single platform design consisting of a chip controller, NAND flash and special drive firmware all developed by Samsung. This single platform is designed to easily adapt to Samsung’s 40nm class NAND flash memory.

Similar in weight to a 128GB SSD (81 grams), the 2.5-inch Samsung 256GB SSD retains the standard 9.5 millimeter (mm) drive thickness. Samsung’s 256GB SSD is also available with optional proprietary encryption programming that provides full disk encryption, a key feature for many corporate users.

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