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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 32 2009

The weekend is here again fellow geeks and geekettes so I am back with another week in review. Monday more rumors surfaced that has Apple launching that long anticipated tablet device this November. The rumors further claim that the tablet will be aimed at gaming and media use. Early this week Verizon cut the pricing on all its smartphones save a few of the new ones to $99. That makes us think lots of new smartphone hardware is on its way.

Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000: world’s first 2TB 7,200rpm 3.5-inch HDD

Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000: world’s first 2TB 7,200rpm 3.5-inch HDD

Hitachi have propelled themselves to the top of the desktop hard-drive league with the launch of the Deskstar 7K2000, the world's first 2TB 7,200rpm 3.5-inch HDD.  Ousting Western Digital's slower 5,400rpm version, the new Deskstar offers 32MB cache, a 3Gb/s SATA interface and 10-percent idle power savings over previous models.

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Hitachi CP-X3010N network-projector unveiled

Hitachi CP-X3010N network-projector unveiled

Hitachi have unveiled their latest networked projector, the CP-X3010N.  Based on the existing X3010, the new projector boasts 3,000 lumen brightness, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 16W integrated speakers, but throws in wired ethernet connectivity and optional WiFi b/g.

 

Hitachi SimpleNET NAS adapter and USB drives announced

Hitachi SimpleNET NAS adapter and USB drives announced

Hitachi have announced a new range of simple USB hard-drives, together with a basic NAS adapter which can connect two external drives to a network.  The SimpleDRIVE Mini and SimpleTOUGH portable USB drives are available in 250, 320 and 500GB capacities, with the former adding ruggedness and the latter basic colors.

 

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Hitachi UltraVision, Alpha HDTVs headed to US

Hitachi UltraVision, Alpha HDTVs headed to US

Hitachi announced today that they will be releasing several HDTV models in the U.S. as early as this month as a part of their UltraVision and Alpha lines, further rounding out the company's LCD offerings for this year.

The UltraVision series is set to have 1080p image quality and 120Hz panels. There will be three different models in this series include the L42S503, a 42-inch version which will go on sale next month for $999. The other two models are the L46S603 and the L55S603, which measure in at 46-inches and 55-inches, respectively and are set to be released in August and September for $1,299 and $1,799.

The Alpha series was also revealed today, and it's more for the budget-friendly crowd with 60Hz panels. This series contains just two models, the L32A403 and the L42A403. These TVs measure in at 32-inches and 42-inches, respectively and are set to be shipped this month for $499 and $849.

Hitachi announces 11 new HDTV models

Hitachi announces 11 new HDTV models

Somebody over at Hitachi has been busy. No seriously. Like, they must be pulling all-nighters, or something because the company just announced 11--count 'em--11 new HDTV models that are set to be released soon.

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Hitachi CP-X2010 2,200 lumen projector

Hitachi CP-X2010 2,200 lumen projector

Hitachi have announced a new triple-LCD projector, the Hitachi CP-X2010, with 2,200 lumen brightness and a 500:1 contrast ratio.  The CP-X2010 also has integrated speakers, but unlike most onboard audio there's a full 16W on offer.

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Hitachi splits electronics and automotive divisions to cut costs

Hitachi splits electronics and automotive divisions to cut costs

So, the economy is pretty depressing right now. And it seems everywhere we look, there's another company going under or having to undergo serious restructuring. The latter is the case with Hitachi. In order to keep afloat, the company is splitting two of their major components into separate divisions.

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Hitachi’s InfiniGreen InfiniBand cables, more bandwidth, less power consumption

Hitachi’s InfiniGreen InfiniBand cables, more bandwidth, less power consumption

Consumers are seeking out more green and power-saving products, and frankly, there aren’t any different in IT industry. Hitachi new optical active cables solution, promised to cut cost by reducing power consumption while increase productivity, is the exactly what the IT, data communication and telecommunication industries are looking for right now.

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Hitachi gone Green with two-platter 500GB CinemaStar C5K500

Hitachi gone Green with two-platter 500GB CinemaStar C5K500

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.

Hitachi 3LCD SVGA+ projector CP-SC635 offers 4000 ANSI lumen

Hitachi 3LCD SVGA+ projector CP-SC635 offers 4000 ANSI lumen

The Hitachi Business groups has let loose of an industry-grade projector with ANSI lumen rating of 4000. The 3LCD CP-SC635 sports a 4:3, natively SVGA+ (1400x1050) resolution screen panel with durable inorganic, and is able to resolve resolutions of up to 1600x1200. Also, Its HDMI connectivity allows HD video formats feed of up to 1080p at 60hz.

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Maxell Japan recalls DVD-R media, labeling ink were to blame

Maxell Japan recalls DVD-R media, labeling ink were to blame

I quitted achieving data in DVD optical recording media ages ago, but my Aunt Sally in Osaka still can’t get enough of the lowest cost per gigabyte’s optical storage. She wouldn’t be please though, to hear that stacks of al-cheapo Maxell DVD-R of hers are being recalled due to manufacturing error.

Hitachi has initiated a recall on its Maxell- DVR optical disk lineup due to labeling ink issues that could contaminate disk surface to dirt.

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