Archive for June, 2008

Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 rugged UMPC official specs, price confirmed

Panasonic Toughbook CF-U1 rugged UMPC official specs, price confirmed

As expected, Panasonic have released spec details for its upcoming Toughbook UMPC, the CF-U1.  Based around a daylight-viewable 5.6-inch touchscreen with LED backlight, the CF-U1's claim to fame is its ability to withstand a four-foot drop and to resist rain, spills, dust, and vibration.  Grunt is courtesy of a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520 processor (533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 cache), 1GB of RAM and a 16GB SSD (with 32GB an option).

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Sony VGX-TP1 Media Center PCs with Blu-ray & HDMI

Sony VGX-TP1 Media Center PCs with Blu-ray & HDMI

Sony continues its hat-box obsession, with another pair of circular Media Center PCs.  The white VGX-TP1D and the black VGX-TP1DQ/B both feature Intel's 2.1GHz Core 2 Duo T8100 CPU, 2GB RAM and GeForce 8400M GT graphics.  Where they differ is in storage and optical drive: the TP1D has a 320GB hard-drive and a dual-layer DVD writer, while the TP1DQ/B ups that to 500GB and drops in a Blu-ray drive.

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Less than 3,000 people affected by Hot Coffee lawsuit

Less than 3,000 people affected by Hot Coffee lawsuit

Hot Coffee. There was a time when that actually brought to mind a cup of Joe. However, since the whole incident with Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, we rather think of the rediculous lawsuit involving a part of the game that isn't actually playable without a good deal of work. So the final numbers from the suit are in, and you may be surprised at the number of people seeking damages.

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