Samsung USB Hard Drive “Story”

Mobile storage solutions are coming out like crazy and here is another one from Samsung. In a move that is obviously aimed to give Western Digital’s My Book a run for their money, the Story hard drive is something that serves as a great back up device.

The brushed aluminum slab with “passionate red lines” plays host to your choice of 500GB, 1TB, or 1.5TB 3.5-inch disks. The Story Station can backup your data in “real-time” or be setup to backup on a set schedule of your choosing. Data is secured via password with an optional SecretZone virtual drive setup for encrypting all your swine-flu conspiracy data. This device is single-port, USB 2.0 only so you’ll have to take your dreams of network attached storage, eSATA, or FireWire 800 elsewhere.

Use it either for audio, video or pictures, the Story Station will surely come in handy for people who want to make sure that all their data and files are safe and secure. With an easy plug n play interface via the USB, expect this mobile hard drive to be a hit for people who value their backup and storage needs.

Available in Europe first sometime in May for an undisclosed price.


General Dynamics Itronix GD8000 Notebook

With the advanced interface these days pointing more towards rugged and solid notebooks on demand, it looks like many of the known and secondary PC manufacturers are trying to outdo one another as far as coming out with acceptable hardcore notebooks for business and operations use.

The latest offering comes from General Dynamics with its Itronix GD8000 notebook. The new GD8000 notebook computer by General Dynamics Itronix is now available for military personnel, field service workers and first responders who require high-performance computing while working in extreme temperatures, humidity, dust and rain-soaked environments.

Engineered to operate in extreme conditions, the GD8000 kept working after multiple 42-inch drops onto a hard surface, operated in the rain for more than four hours and successfully booted-up in freezing and scorching temperatures. Powered by the Intel low-voltage Core2Duo processing architecture, the GD8000 is housed in a user-friendly, ergonomic casing with a 13.3-inch DynaVue touchscreen display. The GD8000 delivers uncompromising performance from command centers, to helicopters, to tactical vehicles and everywhere in between.

GD8000 features

  • Intel Core Duo 1.86GHz processor
  • Up to 4 GB RAM
  • Meets and exceeds MIL-STD 810F
  • 13.3″ outdoor viewable DynaVue display


Samsung NC10 Notebook with WiMAX Unveiled in Russia

This new notebook from Samsung, the Samsung NC10, has been leaked in the past weeks and for Russians, they get the first chance to check out just how good it is. Add to the fact that it supports Wimax technology and you will certainly get other people craving in envy as to when they can get their hands on this laptop locally.

Samsung NC10 adheres to a class of netbooks – light, compact and inexpensive computers that simplify the usage of the Internet. Weighting just 1.33kg, NC10 is capable to run up to 9 hours 40 minutes on battery power. An integrated 1.3 megapixel digital motion camera allows NC10 users to hold video conferences backed by a high-speed (up to 10 Mb/s) Yota network.

Samsung NC10 4G netbook features a 10.2″ widescreen display (WSVGA 1024×600 SuperBrightc) of the highest quality and a normal-size, notebook PC style ergonomic keyboard. NC10 has a durable scratch-resistant case built using an innovative Samsung Duracase technology. The keyboard of NC10 coated with nano-sized silver ion powder, which prevents living and breeding of bacteria.

NC10 incorporates the smallest and lowest power processor, Intelr AtomT, which makes it capable to tackle the majority of modern computing tasks while keeping an ultra-compact size and small weight. The pre-installed MicrosoftT Windowsr XP Home operating system and 160Gb hard drive make NC10 a powerful instrument, while the built-in Mobile WiMAX module allows unlocking the full potential of the device.

In addition to WiMAX support, Samsung NC10 4G netbook comes with a vast set of networking capabilities – both wireless and wired. The device carries a number of modern networking technologies, such as Atherosr 802.11b/g, 10/100 Ethernet LAN and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. NC10 packed with a 3-in-1 multimedia card slot, VGA output, microphone-in, headphone-out and three USB ports.


Better Cooling being Conceptualized by Microsoft

The right temperature level, particularly for laptops, is an important need. Apparently, we have seen the influx of various cooling fans catered to ensure that laptops do not overheat and that alone seems to be the window of opportunity seems to be banking on as it is set to unveil its own cooling solutions.

Microsoft Corp. is also responding to the rapid success of the Arc Mouse, which reached the top-10 list of best-selling mice after just two months on the market, by releasing the award-winning mouse in four special edition colors: deep olive green, marine blue, eggplant purple and frost white. These products provide a great way for people to display their unique style and work in comfort on their notebooks.

The Notebook Cooling Base will be available in July for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S).(3) The Arc Mouse in special edition colors is available this month for an estimated retail price of $49.95 (U.S).(3) The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000 in special edition colors is available now for an estimated retail price of $29.95 (U.S).(3) The Arc Mouse in special edition colors and Notebook Cooling Base are available now for presale on and will ship when they are widely released. The products are backed by a worldwide three-year limited hardware warranty from Microsoft.

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Dell Studio One 19

Welcome to the age of smaller CPUs and thinner monitors and the Dell Studio One 19 is certainly emphasizing on that. Looking more advanced, it carries a functional design that is certain to be tempting under the eyes of any techie freak wanting to be the first to own the latest technology offerings that PCs have to offer.

The specs look pretty good with CPU options that include Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad Core and either nVidia GeForce 9200 or 9400 GPU option. The hard drive can go up to 750GB with 4G of memory. It also has a 7-in-1 media card reader, and six USB ports. The user has the option of wireless capability and a 1.5 megapixel webcam, as well as Blu-ray and touchscreen. Now how can anyone not be tempted with those specifications? The Dell Studio One 19 is practically a demanded item in the world of computing!

The touchscreen feature allows for “multi-touch photo editing, slideshow creation, playlist compilation, notes, and web browsing”. The touchscreen allows for easy recording and uploading videos on YouTube, as well as Flickr. As for entertainment, the user can have a blast with the multi-touch percussion center and the You Paint finger painting software.

The base price for it is $699 but expect the numbers to flicker a bit especially when you start wanting more enhancements for it.


Dell Latitude E6400 XFR Laptop

Dell launches a second generation laptop suitable for people who need computing solutions while on the go. The new Dell Latitude E6400 XFR Laptop is certainly something worth checking out, a rugged laptop capable of withstanding the harshest conditions and suitable for military, security personnel and rapid response, and so on.

Dell Latitude E6400 XFR corresponds to 13 military specifications (MIL STD 810F), which includes tests for water and dust, falling and hitting, including operating with an open display, high humidity, fog, extremely high and low temperature . Building a laptop is, indeed, very strong, he is made of magnesium alloy.

The model is equipped with 14.1-inch display and is offered in two versions – with the touch and the normal panel. Cost of Dell Latitude E6400 XFR, which is obviously far from the budget: it starts from $ 4300.

Specifications Dell Latitude E6400 XFR:
• Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Intel Core 2 Duo
• Windows Vista Operating System Windows Vista
• Intel 45 Express Chipset Intel 45 Express
• WXGA display with a resolution of support for technology DirectVue to work in bright sunlight
• RAM up to 8 GB (800 MHz)
• Drives: a hard drive up to 120 GB (5400 rpm) or up to 128 GB SSD
• Optical Drive DVD-ROM, CD-RW/DVD, DVD + /-RW
• Graphics NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M (256 MB of graphics memory), or Intel GMA 4500MHD
• 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
• Wi-Fi 802.11a/g/n
• Adapters EvDO or HSDPA / HSUPA
• Bluetooth 2.1 (optional)
• GPS based on the SiRFstarIII (changed to appear in May)
• The reader and the contactless reader smartkart smartkart
• Fingerprint Reader (optional)
• Web-camera (optional)
• Card reader 5-in-1
• Connectors – IEEE 1394, a dock, USB 2.0×4, VGA, Display Port, RJ-11 (optional), RJ-45, eSATA, USB PowerShare, microphone, headphones
• Dimensions – mm 353h259h66
• Weight – 3,86 kg

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Kingston Achieves Sales Milestone in 2008

Kingston has been around and is really known as a reliable distributor of memory chips and units throughout the years. And to prove that they are indeed making great progress in keeping up with their niche, people just have to look at their 2008 performance to undermine that Kingston is indeed up and about as far as memory unit distribution is concerned.

Kingston Technology Corporation, the independent world leader in memory products, today announced that in 2008, it achieved a record 41-percent increase in total memory units shipped over 2007 volume. Despite oversupply, average selling price erosion and a weakened global economy contributing to a down year in the memory industry, Kingston gained significant market share in both DRAM and Flash memory. The company’s global sales totaled $4.0 billion U.S., a $500 million decrease from record-setting revenues in 2007.

Despite the drop in overall revenue, Kingston posted substantial increases in unit volume in all product lines: Flash memory, Branded memory, ValueRAM(R) industry-standard memory and HyperX(R) for gamers and enthusiasts. Kingston first reached the $1 billion mark in global sales in 1995, surpassing it with $2 billion in 2004 and $3 billion in 2005.

With that piece of information, expect Kingston to continue to come up with better products and broaden its distributing efforts in delivering quality memory modules aimed at the techie geeks of today.

Founded in 1987, Kingston Technology Corporation offers a wide range of quality memory products and services designed for increased productivity and overall system performance.


Toshiba Reveals Latest Notebook Model in the Satellite A305 –S6916

Toshiba has always been a reliable notebook brand and despite the commanding prices that it carries, you can be sure that it is reliable as advertised. And adding to the tradition of reliable notebooks being demanded in the market today comes the A305-S6919. With this new model now available expect another rough and tumble scenario as far as mobile device solutions from the leaders is concerned.

Toshiba offers us another great mobile solution with the Toshiba Satellite A305 –S6916. Offering good performance, it has decent speakers and touch multimedia controls. The Toshiba Satellite A305-S6916 offers up a unique design, slightly better graphics performance than the competition, and a couple fun extras that make paying more for it worthwhile.

The A305-S6916 features Toshiba’s high-gloss Fusion finish, with a pattern it calls Kinetic. It’s definitely eye-catching and sets it apart from more straightforward-looking budget laptops. The laptop is fairly thick and made even thicker by the extended battery that’s included. Instead of adding to the depth by putting the cells at the back, they’re on the bottom, lifting the entire package up off your desktop.



In an effort to provide better gaming PCs in demand today, Red Fox has unveiled a new desktop solution via its AMD technology, the Red Fox Davion PC System. There is no question that the demand for higher specs for gamers has become evident and with that in mind, a new market of high-end desktops has become a market opportunity for desktop manufacturers.

Supporting the latest AMD Phenom II X4 940 processor, ATI 4870 iCQGDDR5 1GB 256-Bit PCIe2 Video Card and 4GB DDRII Memory, Red Fox Davion unleashes the full potential of capability that brings spectacular gaming platform delivering the irrefutable performance to satisfy the gaming desire of extreme gamers.

Red Fox is a known name in the motherboard sector and has since ventured out in the world of desktop and mobile solutions. In an effort to push its brand as a complete desktop solution rather than a simple parts provider, the Red Fox Davion PC system may just achieve that niche thanks to the growing demand for efficient gaming systems in the market today.


Intel Chips Cut in Half

In light of the economic crisis we are in right now, Intel has slashed the price of their Intel Chips by 50%. Apparently, sales has not been that good for the giant chip manufacturer and to help get rid of these chips which may stock up and remain unsold, offering them at an almost sacrificial sale seems to be the feasible way to go.

Also, affordability has become an issue. People are shying away from spending too much in light of the economic gloom. People are wary about their current means of income, whether it be from employment or business. In short, people are just becoming apprehensive in spending.

Computers for one can wait. Most of us have our old desktops at home and for as long as the credit crunch is wandering around, making do with them is perhaps the sanest thing to do right now.

With those factors in mind, you have to wonder why Intel would go to as much as offering a 50% slash in prices. That is quite a sale and perhaps some sort of demand for them could possibly be rekindled.

The price of Celeron 570 processors, designed for laptops, dropped 48 percent to USD 70 whereas one of the company’s quad-core desktop-computer models, Q9650 that have four processors on one piece of silicon, dropped 40 percent to USD 316.

“The economy and the industry are in the process of resetting to a new baseline from which growth will resume,” said Intel president and chief executive Paul Otellini on announcing the results.