The Intel consumer SSDs – the X18M and X25M – are fast, they have been challenged countless times on test bench, but the result remained the same, it’s still one of the best performance MLC NAND flash based SSD series available. But 80GB of storage space barely cut it, a full installation of Adobe Master Suite is already taken up 10GB, not counting your OS and other apps, and let’s not mention the $595 price tag.
But good news for enthusiasts seek out quality than quantity, the 80Gb super spinner is now more affordable. Intel has recently cutting the price down by 34 percent, the 2.5-inch form factor mobile drive is only $390 (more discount from newegg), while the 160GB gets price break from $945 to $765.
The compact and lightweight Jobo’s PhotoGPS grabs GPS data such as country, city, street and point of interest, whenever your digital camera takes a picture. It unique design fits directly on your camera’s flash mount, and the physical locations of the shots taken are determined later with bundle software. The application used to work for Windows XP and Vista only, but now the company has made it available for Mac users.
We know the Nikon DSLR D400 is coming, there’s no leak more credible than a guide book dropping on Amazon: we’ve seen it happen with the Canon 5D sequel before, and both the book and camera made it to the shelf. However so far there aren’t any technical details of the D400 about. A Chinese site is suggesting the upcoming Nikon would be another bold move, just how Nikon surprised us with the D700: a shrunken D3x with 24mp but a touchscreen display. Is it even possible?
The 64 thousand dollar question on the upcoming NBA All star weekend is not the league would or not punish Nene- if he were to choose marriage instead of attending the All star game. No, is how the Superman, Dwight Howard, going to pull off the slam dunk contest this time. No one has a clue, but the sport channel co-hosts seemed to think Nene would get married at the dunk contest and have Dwight Howard dunked over the newly-wedded couple, and kisses the bride, jokingly. But seriously, that’s not a bad idea, and in fact, would be the most romantic slam dunk contest ever (not the kissing part). If that were to happen, you would get your chance to witness it live in 3D HD.
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Green storages are in higher demand in consumer market, evidence can be seen from Western Digital coughed up its first 2TB single disk device in a much eco-friendly Green Caviar, instead of the Black Caviar performance series. So does Hitachi GST, their 4-gen CinemaStar now packed an EcoTrac classification, halogen-free design with 22-percent lower operation power requirement than previous model.
The newest CinemaStar C5K500 family is a 250GB per disk design consumer electronics hdd with capacities start from 160GB to a dual-platter 500GB 2.5-inch form factor mobile drive. The drive spins at 5400 RPM, and only requires a low power of 1.4 watts to get data out and written on its disks. It’s targeting digital video applications such as DVR recording, digital video streaming or surveillance.
Hitachi has not made pricing available for the CinemaStar C5K500, but shipment is expected to deliver worldwide in the second quarter of 2009.
Corsair has today taken the wraps off its fastest DDR3 Dominator FT family designed to work for Intel Core i7-based processors. Announcement of the new Dominator GT features a bright racing red color scheme with company’s patent’s-pending Dual-path Heat exchange (DHX) technology high-end stick with remarkably low latencies (7-8-7) running at high frequency of 2000Mhz.
NEC has announced a 46-inch MultiSync digital signage X461UN for commercial large format display. Unlike the typical professional LCDs in the market, the new MultiSync is groundbreaking with an ultra thin screen bezel that’s measured at a mere 7.3mm, and it’s configurable of up to 10x10 matrices to deploy a seamless video wall at a total surface area of approximately 645 square foot screen real estate! (Pic shown actual display with 2x2 conf.)
You would think a mini 5-inch TV with waterproof feature has no use in your neck of wood, it does has its marketing value around the pool, outdoor and suitable for housewives like to spend time watching soup opera in the kitchen or bathtub. Apparently the Panasonic in Japan thought so, they have announced new models with upgrades to its IPX6/7 portable 5-inch Viera displays with better contrast, reception and improve power efficiency.
It seems like yesterday we read about Samsung achievement in high density and power efficient 50 nanometer memory chip; today, the company have announced another milestone with improved 40 nanometer DRAM memory technology, and promised to deliver 60 percent more productivity and less energy waste than the 50nm class device.