Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MSI GE620DX: a 15.6-inch to play

MSI is preparing the launch of GE620DX, a laptop with a screen diagonal of 15.6 inches (1366 x 768 pixels) with LED backlight and a platform based on Sandy Bridge. Intended according to the manufacturer to the players, the GE620DX with a processor Core i7-2630QM (model quad-core 2 GHz), up to 8 GB of RAM, a GeForce GT 555M accompanied by 2 GB of memory and a 750 GB hard drive (5400 rpm or 7200, depending on version).

Windows Mobile 7: Update for new mango-based Smartphones

Terry Myerson, vice president of Windows Mobile Engineering, gave the news to know: The software developers have for the "Windows Mobile 7" on 26 July release for production. The update thus has the status "RTM," short for elease o anufacturing (release to manufacturing). Microsoft is now the software code to the appropriate manufacturer of smartphones.

This mango then optimize for their devices and network configurations. The Windows-phone-team also prepares the update process for the devices already exist before. They should then also benefit by updating new features. In May, Microsoft announced the first details are known about the update.

Scythe Kama Dock, new hard drive docking station

Scythe has a new accessory for your catalog, the Scythe Kama Dock docking unit for hard drives 2.5-and 3.5-inch USB 3.0 connectivity. Scythe Kama Dock supports hard drives of 3.5 inches (8.89 cm) and 2.5 inches (6.35 cm). It is also possible to connect 2.5-inch SSD too. The connection between the drive and the Kama Dock is achieved through SATA interface, and to ensure maximum speed between it and the PC, using the ultra-fast USB 3.0, which in turn is compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1.

Mini dual-HDD NAS 2 TB Buffalo

Buffalo has just added a new LinkStation NAS to his family: the LS-WSX2.0TL/R1. Rather compact with dimensions of 40 x 82 x 135 mm, NAS carries two 1 TB hard drives in 2.5-inch, configured in RAID 0 for a total storage of 2 TB Gigabit Ethernet connectors Equipped with and USB 2.0 (but no USB 3.0 or eSATA), the NAS can act as a DLNA server or iTunes and can also support independently BitTorrent downloads.

Xbox 360: Microsoft launches new accessories

Microsoft announces a new wireless headset. From November 2011, the communication device is for 49.99 euros on the market and can be linked with every Xbox 360. The special feature: The headset also be used with other Bluetooth devices - such as your mobile phone. To switch from Xbox Live to chat in a telephone conversation on the phone.

Green or blue indicate the mode in which you are. The headset allows for approximately eight hours of talk time and recharges via a USB cable that you plug into the Xbox. In addition, Microsoft throws a new remote control on the market that optimizes the control possibilities of television and console.

Atom latest in Razer Switchblade

Razer has not abandoned the concept Switchblade. Instead, the company announces it has chosen as the latest processor Intel Atom, the Z690. The Atom Z690 is part of the Moorestown platform unveiled in spring 2010. It cap with its frequency of 1.7 GHz, 200 MHz higher than the Z670. The integrated GPU is still the GMA600, a PowerVR SGX535 400 MHz.

Remember, this is the same GPU as the iPhone 3G and 4, but with a frequency doubled. We still do not know the screen resolution chosen by Razer, but given what he can do on an iPhone 4 in 960 x 640, the Switchblade might be a good machine. The Switchblade, however, still lack a date of marketing.

Androi HTC Puccini: The first images from the ten-inch tablet

The big brother (with seven-inch display) shows the first time on the U.S. side of technology. Two views of the HTC Puccini reveal first details for the equipment. HTC integrated so a camera with dual LED flash, there are stereo speakers and a microphone. As I use the HTC flyer, can be even with the Puccini pen (Stylus) - that enables more accurate input.

Earlier reports say the HTC Tablet to a 1.5-gigahertz processor. The operating system (Android 3.x, codenamed Honeycomb) gets, like all HTC devices, donated the surface "Sense". Next is the successor to UMTS (ong erm revolution, also called 4G) on board. Release date and price of the HTC Puccini: unknown.

Sandisk finally released new SSD

Sandisk, a precursor of flash memory and ever-present reference memory cards has completely missed the turn of the SSD "mass", is being overtaken by Samsung, Indilinx, Sandforce, Intel, Toshiba, short, almost all its competitors. But the company persevered and today launches its Ultra. Sandisk Ultra range includes three models of 60 GB, 120 GB and 240 GB, all in 2.5.

"Their sequential flow maximize their SATA 3 Gb/s: 280 MB/s read, 270MB/s write . remains to be seen in the performance of random accesses and small files. One thing is quite rare, Sandisk gives an indicative life for its SSDs. The 60 GB can support 40 TB of writing, 120 GB 80 TB and 240 GB TB 120 These figures are quite low compared to 600 To our SSD test cashed, but they correspond to the life of the flash memory more finely engraved modern.

Restructuring within Intel

Intel has appointed Andy Bryant as Vice President of the Executive Committee. It should replace the current director, Jane Shaw, who will retire in May 2012. This appointment reflects the type of strategy that the founder wishes to maintain. Jane Shaw arrived at his post in May 2009. She then replaced Craig Barrett, a doctor of science was considered a visionary technology company.

It marks a fundamental break in strategy since Ms. Shaw came from the world of management. She has led many companies and has held management positions within Intel in 1993. The committee seems to be satisfied with that direction since Andy Bryant is from the same world. It was Intel's chief financial officer for thirteen years before becoming executive director.

Kingston Wi-Drive: SSD and WiFi USB

Revealed there are a couple of months for Kingston, Wi-Drive SSD is now available in both 16 GB and 32 GB Displaying the dimensions of 121.5 x 61.8 x 9.8 mm, the SSD has an external connector mini USB controller but also includes 802.11n WiFi. This SSD loads a battery providing a range of up to 4 hours.

Designed for iPad, iPhone (3G, 3G, 4G) and iPod touch (IOS allows an application to use it from an Apple product), this storage solution wireless should then also be compatible with devices and products running Android. Guaranteed one year, the Wi-Drive is currently posted at 129.99 dollars for the 16GB version and $ 179 for the 32GB model

Microsoft also heaped billions

Last week was the presentation of the financial results of large companies that populate our daily news. Among them we forgot one major player: Microsoft. The Redmond giant shows yet an Olympic shape: 17.37 billion turnover (+ 8% over 2010) and 5.87 billion net profit (+30% compared to 2010) for the quarter.

In fiscal year 2011 (ended June 30) Microsoft has made 69.94 billion dollars in sales, up 12%. Similarly, the operating profit increased by 13% (27.16 billion) and net income increased 23% (23.15 billion U.S. dollars).

The Opteron Bulldozer Interlagos on the run

Genuine mistake or flight organized? The fact is that the characteristics (supposedly) some Opteron Bulldozer "Interlagos" AMD have "accidentally" found online on the website of Gateway. Since then, the manufacturer has cleared the course in question, but our colleagues BSN still have had time to take a screenshot.

Warning, this information should be taken with the tongs essential. The characteristics of four models Opteron Bulldozer, namely the Opteron 6220, 6234, 6272 and 6276, are therefore - at least temporarily - appeared on the web. The Opteron 6220 should be a model with 8 cores running at 3 GHz, 4 MB L2 cache and 8 MB of L3 cache.

Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 3960X against Core i7 990X: Fight at the top

The partners have unveiled the web Donanimhaber a comparison between the Intel Core i7-E 3960X Sandy Brige pitted against a Core i7 990X in a battle of test to evaluate their performance. Intel wanted to demonstrate the performance of their next top-end processor Sandy Brigde-E, Core i7 Extreme Edition 3960X LGA2011 socket pitted against the current top-end in the socket 1366, the Core i7 990X.

TDJ: HD audio files

Our colleague BHMag just published a small feature on the audio files "High Definition" that some broadcasters and other music paperless record companies often offer a price superior to the files "classic". Digital manipulation, reissues of recordings or analog sampling rates: high-definition audio files are they?

Seagate defective memory: Recall of iMac hard drives

Announced on its website that it is a major in iMacs which were sold between May and July 2011 and have a screen size of 21.5 (54.6 centimeters) and 27 inches (68.6 centimeters). Producer of the faulty hardware is up to the end of July 2012. Whether you have an affected iMac at home, check on the use of your computer.

If that is the case, go to the computer to an Apple Store, an Apple Authorized Service Provider or contact Apple technical support . Important: before you can make the exchange.