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.


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.


Samsung 4GB Memory Chips

Adding new memory chip modules may be able to hold off buying a new server for now and that is precisely what Samsung has in mind. Unveiling their new memory chips, the 4Gb Chip which assure 32 GB DDR3, companies that make use of advanced servers can make use of their old servers for now until such time that the economy picks up.

The development of this low-power 4 Gb DDR3 chip will help in reducing data center costs, improving server time management and increasing overall efficiency.

Designed to be low-powered, the 4 Gb DDR3 DRAM operates at 1.35 volts (V), thereby improving its throughput by 20 percent over a 1.5 V DDR3 chip. Its maximum speed is 1.6 gigabits per second (Gbps). In a 16 GB module configurations, the 4 Gb DDR3 chip can consume 40 percent less power compared to the 2 Gb DDR3 chip because of the formers higher density.

Buying a new server is something that many companies are trying to pass up to save on costs. A familiar practice is to turn to other components, and the memory chips are certainly something that can help them sustain efficient business operations while staying away from additional business costs as far as their IT requirements are concerned.


New Memory Chips Unveiled by Kingston

New memory chips will be available in the market soon thanks to the efforts of the developmental team of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a known brand name in the world of memory chips in the computer industry today. Their latest memory chips, an ultra-low latency HyperX DDR3 SO-DIMM, is expected to hit the market soon, targeting initially the laptop and notebook users. The new features of this new memory module is the new metal aluminum heatspreader that dissipates heat better than any other metal, for added consistent performance.

We all know that when chips heat up, a slow down on processes occur and while we find the proper ways to provide ventilation for them, it seems that the overheating issue is far from being addressed. But leave it to the memory module manufacturing companies to make the necessary adjustments and Kingston has become the first to address the heating memory chips issue.

End users tend to use their notebooks more and more for intensive performance applications such as video editing, photo manipulation or running multiple programs simultaneously. This slows the computer down and thus requires a high performance memory configuration running at high speeds.’


So with that said, improved computing may be in store for all laptop and notebook users who extensively use their gadgets for personal and professional use. Backed with a lifetime warranty, it makes you wonder if Kingston would introduce a similar memory chip module for the desktop users. Knowing for a fact that desktops have their share of users, it should not be surprising if they do. Besides, many are sure to be waiting for that as well!

Loose PC Peripherals Contribute to PC Crashes

At times, PC parts such as our video cards, sound cards and network cards can have a bearing if they are not properly plugged in. Especially if your computer is not the traditional packaged computer set which we normally get from vendors like IBM or Dell, chances are there will be errors or overlooked placements when we assemble or buy cloned PCs.

To some, it may be a matter of checking out the loose peripherals but at times, they do have a bearing as far as blue screens and PC crashes are concerned. There is no definitive explanation but perhaps one aspect that contribute to it is the conductive nature. If the slots are not properly fitted towards the cards we install, chances are the processors and the software we use will malfunction due to erroneous reading or even because of lose threads that need to be properly installed to function properly.

It may sound mediocre in nature but they do have a part. When you notice your PC hanging or suddenly showing you the blue screen, you are limited only to the software or hardware issue. Most of the time it points to the software for most as pirated or bugged software can really be a pain in the neck. But after successive installations and you still get the same errors, open your CPU and start checking those pins and slots. The problem may be because of some loose connection that you have failed to consider in the first place.

Catch a Glimpse of New PCs in Expos

While browsing on the web can really help a lot in being up to date on the latest computer peripherals and gadgets in the technology world, you may also want to check out the events sponsored by the big names in the PC industry who normally participate or sponsor technology expos to showcase their new products.

Through the years, companies such as Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Dell have been aggressive in showing off their new technology breakthroughs and apparently most of these are not yet even in the market. Also, critics and reviewers get their information from these events so why bother to wait when you can get a glimpse of them firsthand?

Further, you can also be the first to note when these new contraptions would be released in the market. Check out the features and perhaps a quotation so that you have and idea of how much you have to spend to get one once you are entirely tempted to do so.

Lastly, these events hold raffles and if you are lucky, you may even bring home the latest PC or technology gadget home with you. So rather than worry about the cost of getting one, bringing home a freebie PC or hardware that you can use just by attending them is truly a rewarding experience.

If you get an invitation to these computer expos, by all means go and check it out. You are going to see a lot of new stuff for your computer needs and perhaps get a bonus if you are luck in raffles or giveaways.

Lessen Worries with Computer Warranties

When you buy a computer or a PC peripheral, you should always ask the warranty that they give. Not all computers and their parts are sure to be functioning properly and to avoid the troubles of being robbed, warranties are the best way to be safe and secure.

There will also be areas to be covered such as the manner to which these parts were damaged. Some are damaged goods from the very first day that you bought them while others would operate fine for the first couple of weeks and then bog down. Normally, a warranty of 1 to 3 years is given and it is in these cases that you should make sure that warranty stickers and the actual receipt as proof of purchase should not be thrown away.

Rest assured, the store where you bought such peripherals will be more than happy to replace them. There are defective parts and while actual manufacturers try to control them, you can just imagine how hard it would be to cover over a million parts in production at the same time. There will always be some that would get away and the probability of getting them is really far fetched.

However, that minor probability may unfortunately land in your fingertips. As long as the PC part or computer peripheral does not encounter damage due to your negligence, you have nothing to worry about. Just bring it back to the store and expect a replacement in no time.

Save Buying New PC Parts for Later

When it comes to fixing a certain part such as perhaps a PC video card, there is no doubt that they are getting cheaper as video card vendors are slowly coming out with new ones today. While many would consider buying a new video card, trying to make do with old ones (assuming they are still functioning properly), would be best done until the time you consider buying at least a brand new CPU with parts that are advanced than your new one.

There was a previous post before about changing the auxiliary fan of video cards for the time being while saving the cost of buying a new video card. The price disparity is glaring considering that a well-fitted auxiliary fan would cost about 10% of a brand new video card. With some changes to the fans, you may be surprised at how much you can save for now rather than buying a new one which may have cases as not being compatible with new motherboards once you finally decide to upgrade.

There is no doubt that some video cards and peripherals are flexible. In fact, you can go as far as using them again in the future. There are usual AGP or PCI slots common in most motherboards and before you buy a new one, you know the slots of the motherboard needed to entertain your old specs.

But ask yourself first if you would make use of old video cards when you get a new one. For sure you will be getting a new since a new CPU would tempt you to get it as a whole anyway. So with that in mind, what would you do with the old video card? Sell it perhaps? Maybe but then again, consider the cost analysis. You may have been better off fabricating your old one instead.

Remember the Traditional Eraser for Modules?

Let us travel back in time when the first Pentium was introduced in the market. Most of you may not be familiar with it but during those days, the Pentium I reigned supreme. Among their competitors were the 396 and 486 processors. I think there was even a 586!

One thing you will note though is that during these times, improvising was the measure of how effective a PC user or technician was. Trying to avoid replacing parts and discovering the tricks of malfunctioning computer parts was the craze back then and it took the help of only one simple item; a pencil eraser.

Yup, that reddish orange tip you see at the end was a very useful tool in making things work. It was recurring though. For example, a memory chip back then could be put to work by simply using the eraser to clean the teeth of the said chip. This even worked for video cards. While we are all past that, today, it does still work.

It cannot be discounted that slots would sometimes gather dust and for sure have a difficult time reading the chips to function properly. But look back again and try this trick out and you can have one last chance to see if the chip or part is indeed damaged and due for replacement.

At least, you have a last option to check if that chip can still be used or not. Rather than quickly buying a new one, at least you save on cost until the time comes it is not longer functional.

Speed is not Everything in a PC

When you get a new PC that contains the latest specifications offered in the market, you will always be thinking of speed. Normally, a new PC will perform up to par but if you notice, at some point it will deteriorate and slow down.

A lot has to do with the programs you install and use. The more programs you have on your PC, the larger the load will become. A PC user cannot help but install as they wish the programs that they have and normally it eats up space and adds to the usual processes that a standard computer has to run.

Once that happens, you can notice a decline in system performance. You may even think you have a worm or a virus inside. But while that would be a good conclusion, do consider the fact that there is such a thing as overdoing it when it comes to your computer capacity. No matter how large the hard drive may be, it remains that processors and memory chips also have their limitations.

That is perhaps the wrong notion that most people think. While it is apparent that some computers come out with awesome specs, they also have limitations. And depending on the type of program you use, the latest it is then the higher the specs needed.

Try to limit what you install. Avoid overloading your hard drive and of course your desktop. The decline in speed is normally because of this and before you know it, you may be depriving yourself of a good performing PC.