Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MSI GT683, a notebook with NVIDIA GTX560M

MSI has just unveiled the new G-Series notebook that GT683 is equipped with the latest NVIDIA graphics GTX560M with 1.5 GB dedicated memory, processor, next-generation Intel Core i7 and audio quality achieved with Dynaudio speakers and THX TruStudioPRO. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX560M recently announced offers very high performance, enough to make it playable titles last generation even to the native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels.

Computex 2011: LG V300 All-in-one PC with 3D display

Anyone who looks at the design of the LG V300 will instinctively to the "iMac" Apple recalls: In the monitor housing contains all components, an elegant foot provides secure footing join This is a compact keyboard and mouse. Special feature: LG V300 provides the choice of 3D-capable display with touch screen or conventional, both 23 inches tall and with a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels (full HD).

MSI launches new gaming notebook GT683R-272ES

MSI already has available its new gaming laptop called MSI GT683R-272ES incorporates a powerful Nvidia GeForce graphics processor GTX560M and Core i72630QM Sandy Bridge. The new MSI GT683R-272ES, which is the model for Spain, has an Intel Core i7 2630QM Sandy Bridge, 6GB of DDR3 RAM that can be expandable to 16GB, 1TB of capacity consists of two hard drives in RAID 0 and GTX560M a GeForce graphics.

A hybrid card from Asus LGA 2011/1366

If models of motherboards from different manufacturers and are very often similar, sometimes a model more original than the other makes are emerging. This is the case of the prototype Danshui Bay that Asus has unveiled. This motherboard is based on x79 chipset possess two sockets: LGA 1366 can accommodate a processor Gulftown LGA 2011 and compatible with future processors Sandy Bridge-E.

There is no evidence that the two sockets are used simultaneously ... Few details are currently available on this motherboard, but it should be noted, however, the presence of many SATA connectors and eight DDR3 slots per socket. Remains whether such a concept has a real commercial interest.

MSI PCI-Express 3.0 on a map Z68

Computex is the occasion for MSI to expose his Z68A-GD80 (G3), a special version just for this motherboard based on chipset Z68. The manufacturer indicates in fact that this motherboard "G3" supports PCI-Express 3.0. Z68 chipset being unable, MSI has integrated force this card a PCI-Express 3.0 Additional ...

Apart from this "small detail", the Z68A-GD80 (G3) displays classic features for a motherboard Z68. We thus find three PCI-Express x16, two PCI-Express x1, two PCI slots and four DDR3 slots. Compatible with current Sandy Bridge processors, this motherboard also has USB 3.0 ports, three SATA 6 Gbps ports, four ports SATA 3 Gbps eSATA connector as well as audio controller and Gigabit Ethernet.

The "return" in JMicron SSD?

JMicron, the "star" of the first consumer SSD, is not dead. If JMF602 is infamous for its random write performance very low, which brought the "freezes" the machine from users, and JMF612 JMF616 have been used by some manufacturers - like Kingston - without making waves. And for good reason: Controllers, without being bad, are not the thunders of war.

For 2011 and 2012, the company will offer new controllers, JMF605, JMF606, JMF66x and JMF62x, chip a bit special. The controller is JMF605 entry-compatible SATA 3 Gbit / s and with 4 channels for memory. The expected rates are 160 Mb / s read and 130 MB / s write. The JMF606, its evolution is expected in 2012: still 4 channels, but with a SATA 6 Gbit / s.

Mac OS X Lion would be sold via a Mac App Store

It was easy to imagine, but today is almost confirmed by Apple: the next version of Mac OS X - Lion - the store will be distributed via the integrated software system, the Mac App Store. This is the last beta version of Mac OS 10.6.8 that spills the beans: she says "improve the Mac App Store to prepare [the] Mac to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion." Apple had already made a first nail in the coffin of the installation DVD in delivering Mac OS X on a USB key buyers of MacBook Air.

A newcomer to the Z-Wave

The Z-Wave, a technology widely used in home automation, has a problem: its price. One reason is simple: even if many devices are compatible with this radio technology, there is only one chip supplier, Sigma Designs. But that will change with the arrival of Mitsumi in this market. The interest is twofold: first, a competitor should (perhaps) help to reduce the price of chips and other manufacturers could (finally) take Z-Wave.

PowerColor Radeon HD exposes its 6970 X2

PowerColor advantage of the Computex show a model of Radeon somewhat special: the Radeon HD 6970 X2. Boarding, as its name suggests, two graphics chipsets Cayman clocked at 880 MHz (for a total of 3072 stream processors), this card also has 4 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 1375 MHz on a bus 2 x 256-bit .

PCB, relatively long and high, reveals three power connectors PCI-Express 8-pin (this passage raises fears the worst as regards the consumption of the card). Note also the presence of a bridge - probably a smart LucidLogix - between the two graphics chipsets. Two DVI outputs, an HDMI output and two mini DisplayPort are finally present.

Corsair announces special edition of the box blank 600T Graphite

Corsair has announced the availability of the special edition of its white color semitorre 600T Graphite Series. This special issue presents its chassis painted in bright white, with vents, and other units covered with black shades original 600T. The improvements go beyond aesthetics, with a side panel features a shock-absorbing acrylic plastic window that clearly shows the components inside when the box is closed.

An SD card reader floppy interface

You have a machine that only accepts floppy disks, but these are increasingly scarce? The reliability of the 3.5 inch floppy prevents you from working properly on older machines and large that can not be updated? There is a solution. An SD card reader (HC) interfaced to the 34 pin connector for floppy drives.

The device, sold between 80 and 120 €, accepts SDHC cards and has a small integrated display. Used to read and write, it actually emulates two disk drives using image files. It accepts images from many software and compatibility is present for most of the machines of the last century, the Atari ST in the Amstrad CPC through the Amiga or even ...

Computex 2011: Intel introduces Ultrabook, subtle and powerful

Intel's participation at Computex Taipei 2011 was marked by some very interesting news in the mobile sector where Intel Core Atom will be used to introduce a new generation of notebook PCs and mobile devices connected. In particular, Intel has defined a new category of mainstream laptops, thin and light, called Ultrabook that by the end of 2012, could already count for 40% of consumer notebooks.

Computex 2011: Asus UX21 Ultra Thin Ultra Facebook

On the art-fair "Computex" (until June 4 runs in Taiwan), Intel introduced the new notebook class. Books ultra-distinguished thus (up to two inches thin), light weight and slim dimensions of. Nevertheless, the user should not have to do without notebook power. This, Intel is going "Ivy Bridge", the new processor generation that comes next year on the market.

A system based on the Book Ultra-device architecture brought with Asus at Computex. The model "UX21" has yet to take a Ivy-bridge chipset, but with a "Core i7" processor fitted. At its thickest point measures, the Asus Ultra-Book just 1.7 inches - and makes it including the "MacBook Air" by Apple competitors.

Seven-inch tablet is not compatible with Android 3.0

The recent indications that feed the suspicion come from Dell. The computer manufacturer has with the a seven-inch tablet in the portfolio, which focuses on Android 2.2; seemed secure a future update to. Dell now corrected the project and refers to new guidelines from Google. Other manufacturers, such as Acer, with its "Iconia A100" move, the delivery of their equipment on indefinitely.

In industry circles, it means that Google had changed the license terms, may offer seven-inch tablet is too small display size and / or the mobile.

MSI VGA N580GTX formalizes the Lightning Xtreme Edition

At Computex 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan, showed the new MSI N580GTX Lighting Xtreme Edition graphics card, top range solution that provides a number of unique technologies such as the new Propeller Blade with "Smart Sensor Temp" and "Dust Removal Afterburner with and support for "Triple Temp Monitor." The board N580GTX Lighting Xtreme Edition is completely dedicated to fans of extreme overclock.

It not only comes with a massive allocation of graphics memory to 3GB, but includes a cooling fan with two new technologies (Smart Temp Sensor and Dust Removal) system combined with Twin Frozr III. In addition, the Power4 architecture of power and support for the Triple Temp Afterburner tool does is provide greater potential for overclocking.

Lion, 5 and iOS icloud next week

Apple has announced that the company would announce (sic) Mac OS X 10.7 (Leo), IOS 5 and ... icloud next week. If the former is known, with beta circulating in recent months, little has filtered iOS 5. We know no more than what Apple has already said: the management of localization files will be modified with an encryption of information ...

As for icloud, we know of course that is an offer related to music - like Google and Amazon Music CloudPlayer - but the exact details of the offer are not known. Appointment on June 6 on our Twitter account to follow live news.

SSD SandForce in MSAT

The MSAT, mainly driven by a standard Intel Will he finally "take" among manufacturers? Computex can believe with reference designs for SSD-based controllers SandForce. MSAT is the umpteenth variation of the SATA interface, in a very compact physical format. The SSD makes MSAT resume form (and connector) card Mini Card, PCI-Express Internal laptops.

MSAT SSDs are very similar visually maps Wi-Fi laptops, but are incompatible: the Mini Card interface line PCI-Express and USB 2.0 while the MSAT works SATA 3 Gbit / s. Currently, the few machines that accept MSAT MSAT SSD in the slot, but Intel has shown that it is possible to make hybrid connectors, capable of adapting to the card inserted.

Microsoft touch $ 5 on each Android HTC sold

Walter Pritchard, an analyst at Citi cited by Business Insider, has released a report that caused a stir. He claims that Microsoft receives $ 5 for each HTC Android sold because of a settlement agreement in a patent infringement case the opponent in Redmond. Microsoft had confirmed in April 2010 that it had struck a deal with HTC, but the terms were unknown.

Dediu Horace, an analyst for Asymco relied on the report of his colleague to calculate that Microsoft had already received 150 million dollars from HTC Android for smartphones sold. By comparison, Mr. Redmond believes that Dediu receives $ 15 per phone Windows phone sold by the manufacturer and the publisher have pocketed $ 30 million.

Zotax: 3 screens simultaneously on a GTX 560

Zotac manufacturer will soon launch on the market a GeForce GTX 560 a little special because that can simultaneously manage up to three screens. The GeForce GTX 560 Multiview is indeed equipped with two DVI, DisplayPort output and two HDMI outputs. To qualify for the triple-display, however, will require mandatory use both HDMI and one DVI or DisplayPort.

The rest is classic features. We thus find a GPU clocked at 820 MHz, 336 Cores CUDA running at 1640 MHz and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 1002 MHz on a 256-bit bus. The cooling dual-slot is in turn composed of an aluminum radiator, multiple copper heat pipes and a single 80mm fan. Zotac has sadly not yet indicated the price of the GTX 560 Multiview.

A75 AMD motherboards at Computex

Many motherboard manufacturers have presented their motherboards AMD A75 to accommodate a processor Llano. This architecture was previously reserved for laptops, but AMD will market models for desktop computers. Asus, Gigabyte, Foxconn, MSI and ASRock have shown their models using AMD A75 chipset and Socket FM1.

Foxconn, Gigabyte and MSI have presented their models Micro-ATX. That Foxconn has not been named yet, is that of the Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H and MSI has appointed his A75MA-G55. The first is distinguished by a minimalist approach and may even be too cheap according to our colleagues from VR-Zone.

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Cloud: Colt investigate concerns of CIOs

A European survey conducted by Colt with 500 CIOs shows how they perceive the Cloud and its new challenges. The study by Colt shows that while most companies are still in the early stages of their implementations Cloud (only 16% made a large-scale deployment Cloud), 60% of them think that the Cloud become their primary method operational by 2014.

What is even more interesting is the balance between the five major applications "warnings cloud by these ISD Web hosting (24%), accommodation-mail (23%), accommodation databases (22%), server hosting (22%) and accommodation of storage (20%). But what makes the study especially highlighted as they are the concerns of ITs against the migration of their infrastructure in the Cloud.

MSI reveals a new APU-450 E Merge

MSI's booth at Computex is an opportunity to discover a new X370, PC ultraportable 13 inch of the firm. Featuring the same chassis as the current one, it has a unique processor, an AMD Fusion Zacate E-450. Descendant of the E-350 sold since January, the E-450 is a overclocked version: two hearts x86 Bobcat will rise to 1.65 GHz (1.6 GHz cons) and the GPU Radeon HD 6320 will rise to 600 MHz (492 cons MHz).

TDJ: Revoltec Fight Mouse Elite

Our fellow Cowcotland recently posted a review of the Revoltec Fight Mouse Elite, a wired USB mouse showing the dimensions of 124 x 78 x 49 mm and weighing up to 130 grams. Boasting a system of weights to weigh down the mouse (up to 30 grams heavier), the Elite Fight Mouse has a laser sensor with a maximum resolution of 5040 DPI.


Asus awarded the "Excellence in Product Design Efficience"

Asus Company is pleased to announce that the prize has been galardonadacon "Efficience Excellence in Product Design" award from the Environmental Protection Agency United States. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized ASUS for energy optimization technology Super Hybrid Engine (SHE) and the development of a design technique that reduces the number of lamps in the manufacture of their laptops and monitors.

A smartphone integrating two CPUs (Atom + ARM)

Fujitsu gave a press conference last May 26 during which he showed his F-07C, a smartphone integrates an ARM processor from Texas Instrument OMAP which turns NTT Docomo iMode, the OS of the largest Japanese operator, Atom and Moorestown processor capable of supporting an installation of Windows 7 32 bit.

The phone is featured on the site of the operator as the smallest Windows PC 7 in the world. NTT DoCoMo had already made an announcement two weeks ago, but the Computex is an opportunity to show to the international press. The F-07C has a screen of 4 "SVGA resolution of 600 x 1024, a battery life of 370 minutes talk time 3G, 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 1 GB LPDDR400, a No Wi-Fi module and 32 GB eMMC used by the user that Windows 7 would have an endurance of two hours.

The cards are x79 output

Computex has just opened its doors as planned, x79 cards are honored. They will all be available in the last quarter of this year. They are designed to receive the Sandy Bridge E, high-end processors built on Intel's 32 nm architecture that was released earlier this year (see "Intel Core 2000: The test of Sandy Bridge") .

The reference design requires four DDR3 slots and a Socket LGA2011 relatively large with a system of two levers. Each manufacturer then decided to stand out. It should nevertheless bear in mind that the specifications are not yet finalized and that there may be changes before marketing cards.