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Posted by computerandlaptops on July 28, 2008

CARD READER 100/-   HDD 500 GB SEG [B] 4850/-
CD ROM LG 300/-   HDD 60 GB HIT LAPTOP SATA 2350/-
CD ROM LITEON 350/-   HDD 750 GB SEG SATA 5450/-
COLOUR PENCIL BOX 1250/-   HDD 750 GB WD EX 5250/-
COMBO LG 950/-   HDD 750 GB WD PP 6850/-
COMBO LITEON 1050/-   HDD 750 GB WD SATA 6600/-
COMBO SAMSUNG 950/-   HDD 80 GB HIT [B] 1950/-
MBD +LE1150 SEMPTRON 3300/-   HDD 80 GB HIT LAPTOP [B] 2300/-
CPU ATHLON 4200+ ASUS 4650/-   HDD 80 GB LACHI EX 2600/-
CPU ATHLON 4400+ASUS 4950/-   HDD 80 GB MAXTOR SATA 1750/-
CPU ATHLON 4800+MSI 5800/-   HDD 80 GB SEG [B] 1900/-
CPU ATHLON 5200+MSI 6200/-   HDD 80 GB SEG SATA 1750/-
CPU ATHLON 5600+GIGABYTE 7050/-   HDD 80 GB WD [B] 1900/-
CPU ATHLON 6000+ASUS 7850/-   HDD 80 GB WD LAPTOP [B] 2350/-
  0   HDD 80 GB WD PP 2900/-
CPU CELRON 1.6 1750/-   HDD 80 GB WD SATA 1750/-
CPU CELRON 2.8 1900/-   HDD CASING 2.5″ 500/-
CPU CELRON 3.06 2100/-   HDD CASING 3.5″ 150/-
CPU CORE 2 DUO 1.8 [4300] 4250/-   HDD CASING 5.25″ 550/-
CPU CORE 2 DUO 2.20 [4500] 4800/-   HP NOTEBOOK EXPANSION 3000 1750/-
CPU CORE 2 DUO 2.33 [6550] 5250/-   HUB 8 PORT QUANTUM 450/-
CPU CORE 2 DUO 2.66 [6750] 7600/-   IBALL TAKE NOTE 1200/-
CPU CORE 2 DUO 3.0 [6850] 8200/-   KBD ADCOM MM [W] 165/-
CPU DUAL CORE 1.6 [21400] 2750/-   KBD ENTER 120/-
CPU DUAL CORE 1.8 [2160] 2900/-   KBD FTEK [N] 120/-
CPU DUAL CORE 2.66 [805] 8050/-   KBD FTEK MM 165/-
CPU DUAL CORE 3.0 [925] 8850/-   KBD GIGABYTE SET 475/-
CPU P4 3.0 HT [631] 3650/-   KBD IBALL 575/-
CPU QUARD CORE 2.4 [775] 9250/-   KBD IBALL MM 425/-
CPU XEON 3.0 9800/-   KBD IBALL SET 550/-
CRT 15″ ACER 3350/-   KBD IBALL SET [W] 530/-
CRT 15″ COMPAQ 3650/-   KBD INTEX [N] 115/-
CRT 15″ HCL 3300/-   KBD INTEX MM 165/-
CRT 15″ HP 3950/-   KBD LT CARDLESS 1250/-
CRT 15″ LENOVO 3550/-   KBD LT MM 350/-
CRT 15″ LG 3650/-   KBD LT NORMAL OPTICAL SET 660/-
CRT 15″ LG DT 3550/-   KBD LT OPTICAL SET 350/-
CRT 15″ PROVIEW 3250/-   KBD M.S CARDLESS 1325/-
CRT 15″ PROVIEW [W] 3200/-   KBD M.S SET 350/-
CRT 15″ SAMSUNG 3650/-   KBD M.S SET WIRELESS 1450/-
CRT 15″ SAMSUNG DT 3750/-   KBD MICROTEK MM 250/-
CRT 15″ SAMSUNG FLT 4050/-   KBD NORMAL PERX 115/-
CRT 15″ VIEWSONIC 3250/-   KBD QUANTUM 115/-
CRT 17″ ACER 3900/-   KBD QUANTUM CARDLESS 550/-
CRT 17″ AOC 3800/-   KBD QUANTUM SET 450/-
CRT 17″ COMPAQ 5250/-   KBD SAMSUNG 195/-
CRT 17″ LENOVO 4900/-   KBD SAMSUNG MM 365/-
CRT 17″ LG 4650/-   KBD SAMSUNG SET 550/-
CRT 17″ LG DT 4800/-   KBD SOFTTECH MM 175/-
CRT 17″ LG FLT 5650/-   KBD TECHCOM [N] 115/-
CRT 17″ LG FLT DT 5750/-   KBD TECHCOM MM 165/-
CRT 17″ PROVIEW 4250/-   KBD TVS CHAMPION 225/-
CRT 17″ SAMSUNG 4650/-   KBD TVS GOLD 1175/-
CRT 17″ SAMSUNG DT 4700/-   KBD TVS SET 625/-
CRT 17″ SAMSUNG FLT 5900/-   KBD ZEB CARDLESS 650/-
CRT 17″ SAMSUNG FLT DT 4750/-   KBD ZEB MM 170/-
CRT 17″ VIEWSONIC 4400/-   KBD ZEB USB
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DELL LAPTOP

Posted by computerandlaptops on July 26, 2008

DELL LAPTOP

The Dell Inspiron 1420 (R510304) Laptop PC is powered by 1.67 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5450 and it features 14.1 inch WXGA widescreen TFT display, Dell Wireless 1390 802.11a/g/n Mini-Card wireless connection, integrated 2.0 Megapixel webcam, and 8X Super Multi DVD Writer.

Dell-inspiron-1420-laptopThe Dell Inspiron 1420 (R510304) laptop is built on Intel ?Santa Rosa? notebook platform and it is powered by 1.67 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5450 having 2-MB L2 Cache and 667Mhz FSB and it features 1-GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz (maximum 4-GB), 160-GB 5400 rpm 2.5 inch SATA Hard Drive and 8X DVD Super Multi Double Layer (8.5 GB) DVD Writer as standard configuration.

Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop PC sports anti-glare, widescreen 14.1-inch (35.8 cms) WXGA+ TFT Display with TrueLife technology which can provide upto 1280 x 800 pixels resolution (or optional 1920?1200 screen resolution) powered by NVIDIA GeForceTM Go 8400M graphics, 128MB DDR3 dedicated graphic memory.

The Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop PC offers a wide range of component upgrades – including integrated WWAN or a Blu-ray DVD burner optical drive – and offers color choices for typical home users to suit budget and applications. For example. besides standard black and white colors, the new Inspiron 1420 series also comes in red, blue, green, yellow, brown, and pink colors.

With Dell MediaDirect, one can have fast, easy one-button access to movies, music, photos, & Microsoft Office content without starting Microsoft Windows!

Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic OS preinstalled Dell Inspiron 1420 series of laptop PC for networking offers Dell Wireless 1390 802.11a/g/n Mini-Card for wireless networking, and comes with internal 56 kbps Fax/Modem connection along with internal 10/100 Ethernet LAN connection and an optional EVDO and HSDPA wireless broadband connections.

Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop has 4 USB v2.0 high speed ports, Firewire IEEE 1394a, an 8-in-1 media card reader, an optional Infrared, an optional Bluetooth v2.0 connection, S-Video TV-out, standard VGA out port, and an empty ExpressCard 54mm slot.

The Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop also ports integrated 2.0 megapixel webcam with 2 built-in stereo microphones for video chatting.

Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop comes with several software including Dell MediaDirect which allows one-button access to movies, calendar, contacts and presentations, without waiting for your operating system to start up and Video Communications Pack which allows Chat with friends and family with integrated 2 megapixel webcam dual digital microphones and earbuds.

Weighing 3.45 Kgs (with combo drive and battery pack) the Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop PC comes with 6-cell 56Whr Lithium Ion Battery which can provide upto 2.5 hrs of backup (without Wi-Fi).

I/O Ports:

* 4 USB v2.0 ports
* IEEE1394a
* ExpressCard 54mm Slot
* 8-in-1 Memory Card Reader
* VGA video output – external monitor
* S-Video TV-Out
* RJ45 – Integrated 10/100 LAN
* RJ11 – Integrated 56K Modem
* Stereo in Jack
* Headphone/speaker out jack
* Dual digital mics
* PCMCIA Port

LATEST DELL LAPTOP

DELL RELEASES INSPIRON 9300 SUCCESSOR NOTEBOOK

Dell is now contribution Intel’s Centrino Duo mobile technology with up to 2GB of 667MHz dual-channel DDR2 memory in its fresh Inspiron E1705 entertainment notebook.

The notebook features high-end mechanism and is obtainable now from Dell’s Web site preliminary at $1999.clientele can opt for either an Intel Core Duo processor T2500 (2GHz) or a T2400 processor administration at 1.83GHz. The unit’s 17-inch widescreen display has a normal maximum resolution of 1400 by 1050 but a 1600-by-1200 UXGA option also is accessible.

The Inspiron E1705 features NVidia’s newest 256MB GeForce Go 7800 graphics controller, 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi, a 60-100GB 7200-rpm SATA hard disk, and an optional USB 2.0 TV tuner that is compatible with its Windows Media Center Edition 2005 operating system.

The E1705 also has better-than-average notebook noise, including a subwoofer. Front media buttons let you pop in a DVD or CD, or even supervise the digital photos on your hard drive, with no booting up the notebook itself. The unit replaces the Inspiron 9300 series, which will gradually vanish this district.

ABOUT DELL XPS M2010

It’s not easy life form king of the mount. In spite of being the main and one of the most gainful computer manufacturers worldwide, Dell does not have the personality of an Apple, the blue-blooded reputation of IBM or the glamour of Sony. What it does tender to consumers are attractive all-year-round discounts due to the lower costs sustained by its direct sales model and outstanding supply chain management. Arbitrator from its success, this commerce model works but Dell just does not inspire the same kind of brand loyalty that Apple or Sony can.

The company’s recent acquisition of enthusiast oriented PC boutique firm – Alien ware -may be a sign that Dell is aware of its moderately bland image and aims to broaden its appeal to this niche. However that doesn’t mean that its own XPS enthusiast line of computers will be neglected to play second fiddle, for the hip quotient for a Dell product just went through the roof with the latest XPS notebook, (if a monster of a system weighing more than 8kg could still fit that account) the Dell XPS M2010. A prototype was showcased at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show as a concept PC but apparently, it has crossed in surplus of from life form a fancy idea to reality. And like what its marketing praise claims, it’s certainly a showstopper.

The remarkably huge Dell XPS M2010 ‘notebook’ has a magnificent 20-inch widescreen LCD display. And no, that glossy circular thing is neither the subwoofer nor the drink coaster. It’s actually a cool slot-in DVD drive.

Picture a high-end performance desktop squeezed into the form factor of a notebook and you’ll get the Dell XPS M2010. However, its enlarged dimensions will stretch your idea of a notebook though Dell seems to be trying to de-emphasize the notebook aspect in its marketing. Decked out with the some of the best hardware mechanism that would put gaming rigs to shame, it is an exceptional integration of form and function that show off the company’s engineering and design prowess. It’s so unlike Dell’s typically nameless black boxes or their useful but barely sexy notebooks. In case you’re not convinced, how would you like to own one of these?

The adjustable screen can be brought forward so that it look like your orthodox notebook. However, you won’t be able to admission the DVD drive then. In any box, adjusting the screen to any height or angle within its routine means is easy, and surprisingly feels robust too.

Specifications

Processor and Chipset  

    * Intel Core Duo T2600 2.16GHz with 2MB L2 cache

    * Mobile Intel 945PM Express chipset

Operation System          

    * Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition with Service Pack 2

BIOS     

    * BIOS Version A01 (06/05/2006)

    * Supports CD-ROM and USB boot

System Memory             

    * 2 x 1,024MB DDR2-667

    * 2 x DDR2 SO-DIMM Slots

LCD       

    * 20.1-inch WSXGA LCD screen with integrated Logitech 1.3-megapixel web camera

    * 1680 x 1050 pixels

Video   

    * ATI Mobility Radeon X1800

    * 256MB DDR3 RAM

    * DVI output

    * S-Video TV-output

HDD      

    * Dual Hitachi 2.5-inch SATA (HTS72101)

          o 2 x 100GB configured in RAID 0

          o 7200RPM

          o 8MB Buffer

Optical Drive    

    * Teac DVD+-RW DVW28SLZ, CD-ROM Read: 24x

    * CD-R Write: 24x, CD-RW Write: 16x

    * DVD-ROM Read: 8x, DVD�R Write: 8x

    * DVD�RW Write: 2.4x, DVD+R DL Write: 2.4x

Communication              

    * Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection

    * Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Network Adapter

    * Conexant HDA V.92 Modem, Bluetooth

Audio   

    * SigmaTel Audio (HD Audio)

    * 8 Integrated speakers and subwoofer

I/O Port               

    * 4 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 X IEEE 1394 mini jack

    * 1 x RJ45 Ethernet jack, ExpressCard slot

    * S/PDIF Digital and Analog 7.1-channel audio out via external module, External USB TV Tuner (S-Video, Composite, Coaxial & Stereo audio inputs)

Card Reader      

    * Integrated 13-in-2 Memory Card Reader

Dimension & Weight    

    * 489 x 425 x 76 mm (W x D x H), Expected starting weight of 8.3kg

DELL VOSTRO 1200 BUSINEES NOTEBOOK

Dell has a new Business Notebook out called Dell V2100. The V1200 is a Santa Rosa notebook intended for business professionals / students who are looking for a value-for-money ultraportable laptop to diminish the bag’s weight. It features Wireless-N Wi-Fi for up to 5 x faster throughputs and up to 2x the choice when used with a Wireless-N router. The Dell Vostro 1200 is now obtainable in the Japanese market for about $794 and on Dell Malaysia’s site for RM1999. As usual, users in USA will have to wait awhile for it to open.

Dell V1200 Specifications:

(1). Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.0GHz) or Celeron 540 (1.86GHz) processor

(2). up to 4GB memory

(3). Up to 160GB of storage

(4). Mobile Intel GM965 Express Chipset

(5). Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100

(6). 12.1 inch TFT True-life WXGA glossy liquid crystal display (1280×800)

(7). Dual layer DVD burner

(8). 2.0 mega pixel webcam

(9). 802.11abgn Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

(10). Windows XP SP2 or Vista

(11). Starting weight at just 1.9 kg

 

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APPLE NOTEBOOKS

Posted by computerandlaptops on July 26, 2008

APPLE NOTEBOOKS

The MacBook and the MacBook Pro are designed to help you, get why these notebooks are ideal campus companions.

Easy to use, reliable and secure

The Mac OS X is the most interactive and also the most stable. Built on a UNIX platform, these notebooks are virtually virus-free. The Hardware, Operating System and even the built-in Software are all created by Apple, making these notebooks very reliable.

A suite to suit your needs

Software that are pre-loaded on these notebooks help you do a lot more. iLife, for instance, lets you create movies, multimedia presentations, digital photo albums and music with great ease. These notebooks also come with tools for everyday tasks like browsing, sending emails,blogging and chatting.

Compatible like never before

These notebooks also run Microsoft Windows Operating System and other associated software, including Microsoft Office 2008. And also fit in seamlessly into other network environments.

MacBook 13.3″

Features

* Available in 3 standard configurations

* Features a 13.3 – inch (diagonal) glossy widescreen display

* Latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors ( 2.1Ghz and 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo) with 800 MHz front side bus

* Larger hard drives (up to 250 GB), up to 2GB of memory and is encased in a durable polycarbonate shell

MacBook Pro 15 ” & 17″

Features

* Available in 3 standard configurations

* Featuring 15.4-inch, 1440 x 900-pixel and the 17-inch, 1680 x 1050-pixel digital displays

* The latest Intel Core 2 Duo processprs (up to 2.5 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo with 6 MB L2 cache) with 800 MHz front side bus

* Larger hard drives (up to 250 GB), standard 2 GB memory, and is encased in sleek and sturdy aluminum

EXPENSIVE GOLDEN MAC BOOK AIR LAPTOP

We have already known about the most expensive laptop in the world and most expensive golden MacBook Pro. This time at CeBIT, you can discover the most expensive MacBook Air. By now MacBook Air has become a favorite laptop for business people for its outstanding design. So, A MacBook Air laptop made of gold and crystal can be very good-looking luxurious device for rich people.

“Golden Age” is the name of this new, er, product, the world’s first Apple MacBook Air to be completely crystallized with 12,000 “dazzling” Swarovski elements, according to pocket-lint. There will only be 20 units of this laptop obtainable.

The price of this golden MacBook Air is £20k has much distance with the price of Tulip E-Go Diamond laptop- the most expensive laptop in the world which is $350,000.

APPLE UPDATE MACBOOK, MACBOOK BENEFITS TO PENRYN

Apple updated its accepted MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook lines with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo “Penryn” processors, better hard drives and 2GB of memory standard in most models. As well, MacBook Pro comprises NVIDIA graphics processors, now with up to 512MB of video memory, and Apple’s Multi-Touch track pad, first introduced in MacBook Air.

The new MacBook Pro features an Intel C2D 2.6 GHz processor with 6MB of shared L2 cache; up to 4GB of 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory and up to a 300GB hard drive, plus NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with up to 512MB of video memory. Every MacBook Pro now comprises a trackpad with Multi-Touch sign support for pinch, rotate and swipe, which allows users to zoom and rotate photos in iPhoto or Aperture 2 or browse web pages in Safari. The laptop also sports a light up keyboard that makes it ideal for softly lit environments such as airplanes, studios or discussion halls and a built-in ambient light sensor, which automatically adjusts the brightness of the keys as well as the brightness of the show for optimal visibility.

The new Macbooks now come in three models and comprise faster processors and larger hard drives across the line; smooth white 2.1 GHz and 2.4 GHz models with 120GB or 160GB 5400 rpm hard drives and a black 2.4 GHz model with a 250GB 5400 rpm hard drive, previously only available as an option. The 2.4 GHz MacBook models ship with 2GB of memory standard, expandable up to 4GB across the line. The LCD panel common to all these 3 laptops is a 13-inch glossy widescreen display,

Apart from these changes, Every MacBook and MacBook Pro includes a built-in imminent video camera for video conferencing on-the-go; Apple’s MagSafe Power Adapter that magnetically connects the power cord plus safely cut offs when under strain; the latest generation of 802.11n wireless networking for up to five times the presentation and twice the range of 802.11g; built-in 10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet for high-speed networking; Bluetooth; analog and digital audio inputs and outputs; USB 2.0; FireWire and a built-in SuperDrive.

REVIEW OF APPLE IBOOK G4

Apple recently released two variations on the Apple iBook G4, the 800 MHz version with the 12.1″ display and a 1 GHz machine with a 14.1″ display. Since we haven’t exactly reviewed a Macintosh machine till date, we at Techtree.com saw this launch as a great opportunity to change that. In this review we check out the Apple iBook G4 1 GHz.

The iBook G4 comes neatly packed in a white cardboard box along with a charger, a cable for connecting to the phone line and a VGA connector to connect your Laptop to an external monitor.

It also comes with an elaborate software bundle, which includes Mac OS X v10.3, Mail, iChat, Sherlock, Address Book, QuickTime, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, iSync, iCal, DVD Player, Appleworks, Sound Studio, Quicken 2004 and World Book 2003. It also comes with three games, namely Mac OS X Chess, Deimos Rising and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4.

The iBook is slim and sleek with all curved edges and a shiny white finish, which makes it look extremely classy and funky at the same time. The iBook G4 is sized at 12.7″ x 10.2″ x 1.35″, weighs around 5.9 pounds (2.7kg) and has a 14.1″ (diagonal) TFT active matrix colour display and a translucent Apple logo on the top, which lights up in white when the machine is in use.

The left of the iBook contains all the connectivity options keeping the rest of the sides clean in a minimalist way. On the left you can find a FireWire 400 port along with two USB 2.0 ports for connecting to external peripherals and gadgets. It also has a VGA output port where you can attach the included VGA connector cable. There’s also a RJ-11 port for your modem and a RJ-45 port for your LAN or Internet connectivity, and finally a headphone jack for connecting to external speakers or well… headphones.

The right of the iBook contains a slot for the in-built optical device and a port to attach the charger/adapter. You can find the battery at the bottom of the laptop, which can be replaced by a simple twist method, making it quite convenient to change batteries when on the go. On the inside, towards the right side of the screen is the in-built microphone.

Now for the hardware those powers up this beast. The iBook G4 (as the name suggests) is juiced up by the 1 GHz PowerPC G4 processor with 256K level 2 cache. It contains 256 MB DDR SDRAM, which can be upgraded to up to 640 MB. For storage it uses a 60 GB Ultra ATA hard drive and a slot loading combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW). For display it uses an ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 with 32 MB dedicated VRAM. The iBook has a built-in 10/100BASE-T Ethernet and 56K modem.

The internal keyboard can be taken off by a simple unlocking technique to reveal the slot where you can connect the airport i.e. Apple’s WiFi connector. The airport antennas are built in the casing itself.

Excellent performance as one would expect from a Macintosh machine, the performance is stellar with very little to complain about. The keyboard is just the right size with comfortable buttons and decent spacing. The only problem is with the arrow keys, which are half the height of a standard key making it slightly difficult to get used to. There’s ample space below the keyboard for hand rest with the touch pad located in the centre.

The touch pad was pretty nice for most usage but I did find it slightly less responsive than I would like it to be. Even with the mouse pointer settings set to maximum speed, the mouse pointer was not responsive enough to my liking. I would admit that my mouse speed preferences are generally faster than average so most users may not face the kind of annoyance that I did, but I still feel that the touch pad should have been quite a bit more responsive than it was.

The display of the iBook G4 was simply outstanding and better than most laptops I’ve come across. It’s bright to the right extent and the picture quality is crisp and clear with great colours.

The overall performance of the iBook G4 was quite good with no noticeable slowdown in any application except for games. While Mac OS X Chess, Deimos Rising performed pretty well, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 suffered quite a bit with low frame rates and terrible draw distance. But rest assured I didn’t face such a problem with any application. Besides, if you want to play games, the Macintosh isn’t the most appropriate format to begin with.

The DVD tested on it performed perfectly, and with VGA out, it’s possible to connect it to a bigger monitor or even a Plasma TV.

The battery life was quite commendable on the iBook G4. On full charge the battery lasts for almost 6 hours of regular usage, which means you can watch 2 DVD movies on it and still have a little power left in the battery before you set it back to recharge.

The Apple iBook G4 is a great machine and ideal for students and home users. It has the whole ‘cute’ thing going for it, which may be its biggest selling point besides the sturdiness factor, which is universal for all Macintosh machines.

Windows enthusiasts may still cringe at the thought of using a Mac, but if the idea of using an idiot proof solid OS on a machine that will get you noticed with its looks as well as functionality, then this is a great buy. However if you’re looking at value for money then this Rs. 1,02,200 (excluding taxes) machine may not be the best option for you.

 

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ACER INTRODUCED NEW NOTEBOOKS : ASPIRE 5650-5670

Posted by computerandlaptops on July 26, 2008

 

Acer Introduced New Notebooks : Aspire 5650-5670

 Acer introduce two new Notebook crop equipped with Intel’s new Centrino Duo stage.

The Aspire 5670 will be available in a few different configurations starting at $1499, but the flagship mock-up will feature 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 120GB hard disk, and an ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 graphics manager pushing a greatest resolution of 1200 by 800 to the 15.4-inch display.

An adjustable 1.3-megapixel CMOS camera is built into the lid just above the display and works with Acer’s bundled face tracking and video conferencing software. Acer also include its own easy-to-use software that can encrypt secret files, backup, recover and optimize the hard disk, and adjust system settings in just a little clicks.

Included Aspire Arcade software brings jointly multimedia viewing and authoring tools which work with the unit’s double layer DVD writer and media card person who reads.

Acer also showcased its dual-core TravelMate 8200 notebook. It offers similar specifications to the Aspire 5650, including the same new camera functionality and scheme tools, but ships with superior 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphics deliver a resolution of 1680 by 1050 to its 15.4-inch screen.

The TravelMate 8200 also seems more listening carefully on toughness than the Aspire range. It includes a rigid carbon-fiber cover (until now only see on Acer’s Ferrari notebooks), in addition to hard disk anti-shock defense, and a motion sensor that can protect the hard disk given unexpected movement–like being dropped–and purpose as an anti-theft alarm. A SmartCard reader also works with Acer software to give one-click file encryption and endorsement.Configurations of the dual-core TravelMate 8200 are predictable to create at $1999.

ACER ASPIRE AS4315-2004 14.1 NOTEBOOKA great traveling companion.

Get a powerful, hard working notebook with the entertainment features you want in the value packed AS4315-2004. Powered by the Intel Celeron M530 (1.73GHz), you can burn your own CDs with the DVD/CD-RW combo drive. Windows Vista Home Basic offers a new more user friendly interface¹. This Acer is Wi-Fi Certified® for convenient Web surfing wherever you find a wireless signal².

* Get the processing power you need from the 1.73GHz Intel Celeron M530

* Experience the widescreen 14.1″ WXGA Acer CrystalBriteâ„¢ display at 1280×800 resolution

* The 80GB hard drive gives you plenty of storage space for photos, music and more

* Watch movies and burn CDs with the DVD/CD-RW combo drive

What’s in the box

* Acer Aspire 4315-2004 Notebook

* User’s guides

Features

The neat stuff

* Intel® Celeron® M Processor 530,1 MB L2cache,1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB

* 512MB of DDR2 667MHz memory, upgradeable to 2GB using two soDIMM modules

* 80GB hard drive, DVD/CD-RW combo drive

* 14.1″ WXGA Acer CrystalBriteâ„¢ TFT LCD, 1280×800 pixel resolution, supporting multiwindow viewing

* 802.11b.g Wi-Fi Certified wireless LAN included, built-in Ethernet 10/100 Base-T

 

 

REVIEW OF ACER 6920GAcer has been on a turn of late with its Gemstone series of laptops, which have enjoyed huge popularity in the budget and value segment. Looking at tapping into the higher-end market, the company recently unveiled its ‘Gemstone Blue’ range of laptops, which is primarily aimed at the mid-level and desktop substitute segments. Acer is offering a few innovations in this range, such as 16:9 aspect LCD panels, Blue-ray drives, and a new touch panel for multimedia management. We were able to spend some time with the mid-level Acer 6920G. Does this new laptop live up to the propaganda generated around this range? Read on to come across out. At the launch event of the new series, it was clear from the onset that Acer had intentionally decided to step away from its rather drab designs of the past. The 6920G is without doubt a step up. It sports a glossy top panel and a well-designed (though highly reflective) LCD panel. The area around the LCD panel is of a similar glossy nature as the lid.

The area next to the keyboard is unique to the new series. Just above the keyboard is a huge speaker grill that forms the basis of the new Dolby 2.0 speaker system. The left side of the piano is occupied by the new CineDash Media Console, which Acer has introduced with this series. This touch panel allows you to manipulate Windows Media thespian or other compatible players. It also interfaces with Acer’s own version of a medium center call Acer Arcade Deluxe.The keyboard itself has been moved a bit more towards the center. The bottom area of the keyboard has a silver textured finish, which is common to the touchpad because well. The right side of the keyboard sports a series of quick-launch keys, which are reprogrammable. at the similar time as this new design do look dramatic in its own right, it’s not without issues. Firstly the keyboard is strangely located, causing typing issue. It took a few hours of practice to reduce the typos. Secondly the bodily profile of the laptop is, to put it mildly, BIG. The 6920G is aimed at the workhorse market and in this respect it fails. It’s a good deal bigger and thicker than standard laptops in this range and weigh in at a bit more.

However, that’s where the negatives end. Despite being on the thicker side, the laptop is made of solid plastic that does not squeak or flex. The hinges are firm and rock-solid. The heat vents, which many users had complained about in the past, have been repositioned to avoid causing ‘laptop rash’.When it comes to performance, the keyboard and the LCD panel are both a joy to use. The keyboard has smooth glossy keys that making typing a genuine pleasure. The keys have just the right elevation and more than compensate for the odd keyboard placement. The LCD as advertised is a 16-inch affair with a native resolution of 1366 x 768 (16:9), 8ms reply time, and an enhanced color profile that displays about 92 percent of the color gamut.While all this may seem a lot of technical hogwash, what it means is that the LCD is superbly designed with some of the best color, contrast, and brightness levels one can see in a screen this size. Whether you’re into multimedia or just working on a Word document, the screen really shines. The touchpad is of a decent size and thanks to a good textured finish, is easy to use.

The 6920G is fairly well-equipped with regard to peripheral connectivity. It sports a dual-layer DVD writer, 4 USB slots, a VGA port, and the standard array of Ethernet and phone jacks.For a sub-Rs 65,000 note pad, this one certainly packs in a lot of juice. It comes with a T7300 (2.0 GHz) Intel C2D processor, 3GB of system RAM, 320GB HDD, and is Bluetooth 2.0 EDR well-matched. The only real downside is the use of an Intel GMA 950 chipset which drags down an otherwise excellent laptop.In PCMark, the 6920G achieved a standard score of 4000, which is very good. However, the 3DMark score was as predictable a weak 925. Keeping in mind the fairly powerful processor and power guzzling LCD panel, the battery life was a reputable 3 hours and 23 minutes.In our final examination, we checked out the CineDash Media Console and the speaker system. The panel had some lag, but nothing one can’t live with. The Arcade was however a big flop. It kept crashing all the time, and despite reset the laptop, showed no improvement. An update fixed it, but performance still wasn’t up to the mark. It’s not very intuitive and scroll through it can be a headache.

The speaker system which has been advertised as Dolby 2.0 well-matched is quite powerful. It has good bass and treble, with clear output at mid-volumes. Though it does get screechy at very high volumes, it’s still a lot better than what is offered at its price range.The 6920 represents a positive step forward for Acer. It’s well designed, has good battery life, and is easy on the eye. At its cost of Rs 59,000 upward, it’s an fascinating notebook and is easily one of the best choice obtainable right now.

ACER GEMSTONE BLUE ASPIRE 6920 AND ASPIRE 8920 NOTEBOOKS

 

 Acer has launched the Aspire Gemstone Blue series of notebooks in India. The variety includes two notebooks that are Aspire 6920 and Aspire 8920. Both the notebooks assure to deliver High Definition entertainment. Key multimedia innovations, better display features, 2nd generation Dolby home theatre experience which redefines digital audio standards of home entertainment demonstrate by all new cool “cine dash media console” are the wonderful features of the Gemstone Blue series.

At the open, Chief Marketing Officer, Acer said, “Acer is once again setting a new design trend, with the Acer Aspire 6920 and Aspire 8920, built on unique 16″ and 18″ footprint, Full HD LCD screens and inhabitant 16:9 resolution. The Aspire Gemstone Blue is the new winner of the Gemstone line, fusing eye catching design, high end Technology and innovation into a notebook that pushes the boundaries of mobile high-definition and delivers a digital experience that connects all the senses.”

The Aspire 6920 and Aspire 8920 is powered by Intel Centrino Processor Technology featuring the newest Intel Core 2 Duo processors, the mobile Intel T5550 and T7300 Express Chipset on the 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM. Furthermore HDD of 250GB or 320GB will be bundled with the Aspire 6920 and Aspire 8920.

Additional, the notebooks are equipped with 16-inch and 18-inch full HD CineCrystal LCD screen. The display sports 8ms response time and native 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio. Further they feature an HDMI port by means of HDCP support. With the second generation Dolby Home Theater technology, the Gemstone series notebooks also feature powerful audio technologies such as CineSurround, Tuba CineBass booster and True5.1 output.

To manage entertainment and to unlock the Acer Arcade faster, the Aspire 6920 and 8920 feature the CineDash media console, a touch-sensitive interface. It can also assist users to navigate menus, adjust volume and control their media on the fly rapidly. The Aspire 6920 and Aspire 8920 are priced at Rs. 69,999 and Rs. 79,999 respectively.

Features of the Acer Gemstone Blue:

(1). Interior/exterior lighting effects

(2). 6-in-1 card reader

(3). Dynamic and sophisticated design

(4). Multi-layered, shimmering 3D finish

(5). A chic blue, black and silver color scheme

(6). A TV Tuner (selected models)

(7). Arcade Deluxe, Acer’s multimedia software suite

(8). NeoWeave palm rest

REVIEW: ACER FERRARI FR1002WTMI

 

 3000 series Ferrari Notebook. The laptop was from Acer who is partners with Ferrari providing them technologies in their Formula 1 racing. The other Ferrari partner; AMD and now even ATI along with Acer set out to build another Rosso Corsa. Well let’s get the tyres smoking and go faster through this quarter mile appraisal.

Acer Ferrari FR1002WTMi (Laptop)

External HD DVD (IEEE 1394)

IEEE 1394 Cable

Bluetooth Ferrari Mouse

Bluetooth VoIP phone

Power Cable and Adaptor

3 Cell Li-Ion Battery

6 Cell Li-Ion Battery

Care Fabric (In a case)

Laptop Bag

Manual, Driver CD, and Warranty Card

Layout

Now we move on with the layout of the Ferrari laptop. The front face of the laptop has a 5-in-1 card reader. The five supported formats by the card reader are Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital, and xD-Picture Card. There are speakers on the left and right on the front panel. At the center are the audio ports and a couple of switches.

The audio ports consist of a Line-in Jack, Microphone-in Jack, Headphone/Line-out Jack with SPDIF support. The switches at the center are to activate and deactivate Bluetooth and WiFi. Just beside these two switches is the Infrared Port. The Left of the laptop reveals some neatly styled air-vents, a Kensington lock, a 6-pin IEEE 1394 port, USB 2.0, and a PC Card slot.

The Right of the laptop has two more USB 2.0 ports, a Gigabit LAN port, Modem port, and an external display VGA port.

Features

Most laptops would have features that make it stand out form the other laptops in its range. That said this is a lifestyle product from Acer; a Ferrari branded laptop. The entire ‘Ferrari’ feel that you get from the laptop is outstanding; we are not talking about Ferrari drivers so don’t expect to see Mr. Schumi’s posters.

The laptop is built of carbon fiber and rubberized plastic. The rubberized plastic for the palm rest gives a good feel while typing and comfort to the wrists as well. The carbon fiber body of the laptop makes it light and maintains the portable aspect of this laptop.

The screen of the laptop is a 12.1-inch WXGA and uses Acer’s CrystalBrite Technology to provide the best viewing experience. The TFT LCD supports a widescreen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels with a 16:10 ratio. The laptop graphics are powered by an onboard ATI chipset. The chipset provided is a RADEON XPRESS 1150 which is not actually the best and I’d have expected to see something like ATI’s X1600 chipset on a Ferrari branded laptop.

The standout feature for this laptop is Acer’s GraviSense Technology. This technology is used to keep the data on the HDD secluded even incase of shocks or vibrations that could cause data loss. There is a chip under the laptops HDD compartment, it activates and deactivates the GraviSense. A neat feature to keep all data secure and avert the minor occasions which could cause bad sectors and you’d end-up loosing data.

Battery Life

The Acer Ferrari came with two batteries one 3 cell and the other a 6 cell battery. The 6 cell battery under normal custom offered backup time of almost 3 hours while the 3 cell offered less than 90 minutes. The batteries were charged fully and then detached from the AC adaptor, with many applications like Word, playback of video and music the laptop did last exceptionally well.

In lastly, The Acer Ferrari FR1002WTMi sells for around Rs. 94,999 with a one-year guarantee. The price maybe steep, but for a Ferrari fan nothing can come close to the loveliness of this laptop. The performance is a downer for the laptop’s sales. Had it have had a improved graphics accelerator this laptop would have be just about perfect to please you petro heads and also help you around with your labor. At the end of the day it is a way of life product; only those who are crazy and at the same time big-shots who wish to show their fame will surely go-in for a laptop like this. So in simple words just like not everybody owns a Ferrari the same goes for the laptop.

 

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Intel 8-core Xeon X5365 V8 Performance Preview

Posted by computerandlaptops on July 26, 2008

 

 Intel 8-core Xeon X5365 V8 Performance Preview

 

 

Introduction

The arms race continues. Today, we are taking a look at Intel’s latest weapon, dual quad-core Intel Xeon X5365 processore. The platform has affectionately been dubbed the V8 platform by Intel as you’ve effectively got eight cores of processing power available at your disposal. Quad-core Xeon processors have been available for Intel since the end of last year, while the Xeon X5365 is available in select systems today and broad availability is expected in Q3’07.

Back in the day, a car with a V-8 engine got everyone’s attention; now, you need at least 12, or maybe 16 cylinders to get us interested. Similarly, only a year or two ago, having more than one CPU in a computer was out of the reach of an ordinary consumer. Advances in both technical manufacturing and design have played a part in allowing for this power growth, but the software engineers are also to thank for writing code that makes the best use of this power. Within the past 18 months, the growth in computing power has shattered Gordon Moore’s famous law. This has come through more efficient computing, not just faster computing.

Will we get to the point where we can have too much power? With cars, I’ll tell you that having nearly 300 hoursepower in stop-and-go San Francisco traffic doesn’t help anyone except the gas companies. With airplanes, transportation at over mach 1 could not be sustained as evidenced by the retirement of the Concord. Well, the timing of the V8 comes on the heels of Microsoft Vista.

We’re playing with fire today.

Core:

Clovertown

Core Frequency:

3.0GHz

System Bus Frequency

1333MHz

TDP

150W

Stepping

B-3

# of CPU Cores

4

L2 Cache

8MB (2x4MB)

Core to bus ratio limit

1:9

Max processor input voltage

1.4125V

PECI Enabled

Yes

Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology

Yes

Extended Halt State (C1E) Enabled

Yes

Execute Disable Bit (XD) Enabled

Yes

Intel 64 Technology

Yes

Intel Virtualization Technology

Yes

Package/Socket

 

Dual socket motherboards have been around for ages, but dual socket enthusiast motherboards have a far shorter history. Back during the days where instruction level parallelism seemed to have no end in sight, having more than one CPU just didn’t make sense for the masses. Most Windows applications weren’t multithreaded and CPU prices just weren’t what they are today.

Many of the same types of applications that benefit from multiple cores today were still around back then; 3D rendering, animation and image processing were all multithreaded CPU hogs. The problem is that if you wanted more than one CPU you generally had to make a choice between a tweakable, high performance enthusiast motherboard or a workstation board. Workstation motherboards were much more expensive, not nearly as flexible from a component standpoint and hardly ever performed as well as their desktop counterparts – the only real benefits were a more robust design and of course, the ability to support multiple CPUs.

Over the years we saw a few important dual-socket enthusiast motherboards arrive on the scene, the most popular of which was arguably ABIT’s BP6. For all intents and purposes the BP6 was a desktop motherboard, it just had two CPU sockets. Intel’s Celeron processors were cheap enough where you could pop in a couple, overclock them and have a pretty decent workstation based on an enthusiast desktop motherboard. Tradeoffs? There were none. It was a very popular board.

Times do change and eventually AMD/Intel stopped getting amazing returns from simply increasing instruction level parallelism and clock speed with their CPUs. The two turned to thread level parallelism to carry them through the next decade of microprocessor evolution; seemingly overnight, everyone had multiple cores in their systems.

The advent of the multi-core x86 CPU all but eliminated the need for a dual socket enthusiast platform. If you needed more cores simply toss a multi-core CPU in your desktop board and you were good to go. When Intel introduced the first quad-core desktop x86 processors things got even worse for dual socket motherboards. Most applications have a tough time using more than two cores, a single quad core CPU covered virtually all bases – and they were affordable too.

AMD didn’t have a quad-core CPU until the recent launch of Phenom. In order to fill the gap between the dual core Athlon 64 X2 and the delayed arrival of Phenom, AMD dusted off plans to  Introduce a dual socket enthusiast platform and called it Quad FX.

The idea was simple: build an enthusiast platform that used normal dekstop components but had two sockets. With dual-core CPUs this meant that you’d have four cores in a system, and when quad-core arrived you’d have a healthy 8, all on an enthusiast class motherboard.

Quad FX was abandoned by AMD (although it does promise an upgrade path to quad-core CPUs), largely because while you had to buy an expensive motherboard and two dual cores to put the Quad in Quad FX, Intel was shipping faster, single socket, quad-core CPUs.

 Intel did see some merit in AMD’s Quad FX platform and actually released an ill-prepared competitor, something it called V8. Intel basically took a workstation Xeon motherboard and recommended enthusiasts purchase a pair of quad-core Xeon processors, giving you an 8-core alternative to Quad FX. The problem with the V8 platform was that it was expensive, there was no multi-GPU support and it required expensive FB-DIMMs thanks to its Xeon heritage.

 The original V8 board was straight from the server world

Last April, Intel announced that it would be releasing a successor to V8, codenamed: Skulltrail. Designed to fix many of the problems with V8, Intel kept its promise to release the platform despite AMD’s abandonment of the Quad FX project.

Today we have a preview of Skulltrail, which Intel expects to make available this quarter. Unlike Intel’s Centrino or vPro, Skulltrail isn’t officially a “platform” it’s just a name for a motherboard and CPU combination, nothing more. The motherboard is the Intel D5400XS, based on Intel’s 5000 series server/workstation chipset (yes, FB-DIMMs are still a requirement). The board supports any LGA-771 CPU, but Skulltrail is designed to be used with a new processor: the Core 2 Extreme QX9775.

 

 

 

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we don’t have a problem recommending it, assuming you are running applications that can take advantage of it. Even heavy multitasking won’t stress all 8 cores, you really need the right applications to tame this beast.


Not sure how you could come to that conclusion unless you posted some caveats like 1) you’re getting it for free from Intel or 2)you’re not paying for it yourself or have no concern about costs.

Besides the staggering price tag associated with it ($500 + 2 x Xeon 9770 @$1300-1500 + FB-DIMM premium) there’s some real concerns with how much benefit this set-up would yield over the best performing single socket solutions. In games, there’s no support for Tri-SLI and beyond for NV parts although 3-4 cards may be an option with ATI. 3 seems more realistic as that last slot will be unusable with dual-cards.

Then there’s the actual benefit gained on a practical basis. In games, looks like its not even worth bothering with as you’d most likely see a bigger boost from buying another card for SLI or CrossFire. For everything else, they’re highly input intensive apps, so you spend most of your work day preparing data to shave a few seconds off compute time so you can go to lunch 5 minutes sooner or catch an earlier train home.

I guess in the end there’s a place for products like this, to show off what’s possible but recommending it without a few hundred caveats makes little sense to me.

Cygni, 172 days ago

I dont see any problem with what he said there.

All you talked about was gaming, but lets be honest here, this is not a system thats going to appeal to gamers, and this isnt a system setup for anyone with price concerns.

In reality, this is a CAD/CAM dream machine, which is a market where $4-5,000 rigs are the low end. In the long run for even small design or production firms, 5 grand is absolute peanuts and WELL worth spending twice a year to have happy engineers banging away. The inclusion of SLI/Crossfire is going to move these things like hotcakes in this sector. There is nothing that will be able to touch it. And thats not even mentioning its uses for rendering…

I guess what im saying is try to realize the world is a little bit bigger than gaming.

 Knowname, 166 days ago

On that note, is there any studies on the gains you get in CAD applications by upgrading your videocard?? How much does the gpu really play in the process?? The only significant gain I can think of for CAD is quad desktop monitors per card with Matrox vid cards. I don’t see how the GPU (beyond the RAMDAC or whatever it’s called) really makes a difference. Pls tell me this, I keep wasting my money on ATI cards (not mention my G550 wich I like, but it wasn’t worth the money I spent on it when I could have gotten a 6600gt…) just on the hunch they’d be better than nvidea due to the 2d filtering and such (not really a big deal now, but…)

 chinaman1472, 172 days ago

The systems are made for an entirely different market, not the average consumer or the hardcore gamer.

Shaving off a few minutes really adds up. You think people only compile or render one time per project? Big projects take time to finish, and if you can shave off 5 minutes every single time and have it happen across several computers, the thousands of dollars invested comes back. Time is money.

 chizow, 172 days ago

I didn’t focus on real-world applications because the benefits are even less apparent. Save 4s on calculating time in Excel? Spend an hour formatting records/spreadsheets to save 4s…ya that’s money well spent. The same is true for many real world applications. Sad reality is that for the same money you could buy 2-3x as many single-CPU rigs and in that case, gain more performance and productivity as a result.

 Cygni, 172 days ago

As we both noted, ‘real world’ isnt just Excel. Its also AutoCAD and 3dsmax. These are arenas where we arent talking about shaving 4 seconds, we are talking shaving whole minutes and in extreme cases even hours on renders.

This isnt an office computer, this isnt a casual gamers machine. This is a serious workstation or extreme enthusiast rig, and you are going to pay the price premium to get it. Like I said, this is a CAD and 3D artists dream machine… not for your secretary to make phonetrees on. 😉

In this arena? I cant think of any machines that are even close to it in performance.

chizow, 172 days ago

Again, in both AutoCAD and 3DSMax, you’d be better served putting that extra money into another GPU or even workstation for a fraction of the cost. 2-3x the cost for uncertain increases over a single-CPU solution or a second/third workstation for the same price. But for a real world example, ILM said it took @24 hours or something ridiculous to render each Transformer frame. Say it took 24 hours with a single Quad Core with 2 x Quadro FX. Say Skulltrail cut that down to 18 or even 20 hours. Sure, nice improvement, but you’d still be better off with 2 or even 3 single CPU workstations for the same price. If it offered more GPU support and non-buffered DIMM support along with dual CPU support it might be worth it but it doesn’t and actually offers less scalability than cheaper enthusiast chipsets for NV parts.

Chaotic42, 171 days ago

Anyone can come up with arbitrary workflows that don’t use all of the power of this system. There are, however, some workflows which would use this system.

I’m a cartographer, and I deal with huge amounts of data being processed at the same time. I have mapping program cutting imagery on one monitor, Photoshop performing image manipulation on a second, Illustrator doing TIFF separates on a third, and in the background I have four Excel tabs and enough IE tabs to choke a horse.

Multiple systems makes no sense because you need so much extra hardware to run them (In the case of this system, two motherboards, two cases, etc) and you’ll also need space to put the workstations (assuming you aren’t using a KVM). You would also need to clog the network with your multi-gigabyte files to transfer them from one system to another for different processing.

That seems a bit more of a hassle than a system like the one featured in the article.

martin4wn, 171 days ago

You’re missing the point. Some people need all the performance they can get on one machine. Sure batch rendering a movie you just do each frame on a separate core and buy roomfulls of blade servers to run them on. But think of an individual artist on their own workstation. They are trying to get a perfect rendering of a scene. They are constantly tweaking attributes and re-rendering. They want all the power they can get in their own box – it’s more efficient than trying to distribute it across a network. Other examples include stuff like particles or fluid simulations. They are done best on a single shared memory system where you can load the particles or fluid elements into a block of memory and let all the cores in your system loose on evaluating separate chunks of it.

I write this sort of code for a living, and we have many customers buying up 8 core machines for individual artists doing exactly this kind of thing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INTEL CORE 2 EXTREME QX9775 & D5400XS

Posted by computerandlaptops on July 26, 2008

 

INTEL CORE 2 EXTREME QX9775 & D5400XS

 

 

 

INTEL CORE 2 EXTREME QX9775 & D5400XS

 

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775


Feast Your Eyes On Skulltrail

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 & D5400XS

D5400XS
Retail price unavailable at press time

Dual Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775
$1,499

This year is shaping up to be the year of eights. Just last month, CPU reviewed AMD’s flagship Phenom 9900 running on its quad-CPU and quad-GPU Spider platform. (See page 32.) Intel’s Skulltrail represents the firm’s latest exercise in eights and makes AMD’s Spider platform look like an octogenarian in comparison. But while AMD’s platform is meant for those of mainstream means, Intel’s Skulltrail was designed for the elite PC enthusiast (relatively speaking). Although Intel hadn’t finalized prices as we went to press, the CPU, mobo, and memory combo will likely cost upward of three grand.
This double quad-core CPU and motherboard platform replaces last year’s V8 and avails itself of two Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9775 processors clamped into Intel’s D5400XS motherboard. Each QX9775 features a 3.2GHz clock speed, a 1,600MHz FSB, 12MB L2 cache, and a TDP of 150W. The D5400XS motherboard is built around Intel’s 5400 chipset and features a pair of LGA 771 sockets, which are traditionally reserved for Xeon processors. The QX9775 that Intel put into the Skulltrail actually bears a striking resemblance to the LGA 775-based Core 2 Extreme QX9770, which has the same clock speed, FSB, and L2 cache.

For this revision of its 8-core platform, Intel decided to strike many of the original V8’s workstation-centric features, such as the integrated SAS controller and the pair of PCI-X slots, in favor of more enthusiast-friendly goodies, such as 8-channel audio, eSATA ports, an S/PDIF port, FireWire, and up to 10 USB ports.

The D5400XS features four DDR2 FB-DIMM (Fully Buffered DIMM) slots, which sacrifice some latency for bandwidth, but each slot gets its own memory channel. Intel really tempts gamers and graphics professionals by including four x16 PEG slots. Better yet, Skulltrail is capable of both SLI (thanks to a pair of Nvidia nForce 100 MCPs) and CrossFire (thanks to a lack of proprietary core logic found in ATI’s architecture). Intel also set out to please overclockers by including BIOS-based frequency and voltage switches for the CPU and memory.

 

My Skulltrail kit included two Zalman CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU coolers and a pair of 2GB 800MHZ FB-DIMMs. The rest of my test system consisted of a 150GB Raptor hard drive, an ATI Radeon HD 3870 (Catalyst driver version 8.1), and an 850-watt PSU from Cooler Master. I ran our benchmark suite under the 64-bit version of Windows Vista Ultimate.
Despite architectural improvements, Skulltrail didn’t fare any better than V8 in a number of benchmarks, including 3DMark06’s CPU tests, Dr. DivX, and Cinebench. SiSoft Sandra, however, revealed impressive gains in all categories. Skulltrail’s Dhrystone ALU and Whetstone iSSE3 scores were 6% and 14% better than V8’s scores. Floating Point x8 iSSE2 saw a significant 49% gain. Skulltrail also took a commanding lead in Sandra’s memory bandwidth tests, scoring 28% better than the V8 in the Integer Buffered iSSE2 test and 36% better in the Floating-Point Buffered iSSE2 test.

Intel pumped Skulltrail full of everything a PC enthusiast dreams about. For most of us, the price tag is a rude awakening, but for those with fat wallets, this is one gaming and content-creation platform that won’t hold you back.

 

The ground-breaking Intel® Dual Socket Extreme Desktop Platform is the first dual socket desktop board from Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation. With dual CPU capability that provides up to 8 core processing, the Intel® Desktop Board D5400XS delivers unmatched performance for advanced digital media creation and editing.

The platform also delivers heart-pounding performance for multi-core enabled game titles, particularly in a multi-tasking environment where simultaneous applications need maximum processing power.

Features and benefits

Form Factor

Extended ATX (eATX) (12.00 inches by 13 inches [304.80 millimeters by 330.2 millimeters])

Processor

·                        Support for 45nm Intel Core 2 Extreme processors in an LGA771 socket with a 1600 MHz system bus

·                        Support for both 45nm & 65nm Intel Xeon processors in an LGA771 socket with a 1600, 1333, or 1066 MHz system bus

Memory

·                        Four Fully Buffered DIMM (FBDIMM) DDR2 Module sockets

·                        Support for FBDIMM DDR2 800MHz, 667 MHz, DIMMs

·                        Support for up to 16 GBΣ of system memory

·                        Support for ECC and non-ECC memory

Chipset

  • Intel 5400 Express Chipset

Audio

Intel High Definition Audio subsystem in the following configuration:

·                        8-channel (7.1) Dolby Home Theater Audio subsystem with five analog audio outputs and two S/PDIF digital audio outputs (optical and 3-pin internal header)

Nvidia SLI* and ATI CrossFire* multi-GPU platform support

Nvidia SLI and ATI CrossFire technology enables two graphics cards to work together for ultimate 3D gaming performance and visual quality

I/O control

I/O controller for Consumer IR

LAN support

Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem

Peripheral interfaces

·                        10 USB 2.0 ports (6 external ports, 2 internal headers)

·                        Six Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s ports, including 2 eSATA port with RAID support supplied by a Marvell* controller

·                        Two IEEE-1394a ports (1 external port, 1 internal header)

·                        Consumer IR receiver and emitter (via internal headers)

·                        One Parallel ATA IDE interface with UDMA 33, ATA-66/100 support (2 devices supported)

Expansion capabilities

·                        Two PCI Conventional* bus add-in card connectors (SMBus routed to both PCI Conventional bus add-in card connectors)

·                        Four primary PCI Express* 1.1 x16 (electrical x16) bus add-in card connector

Microsoft Windows Vista Premium* Ready

With a PC built with Intel® processors and an Intel® Desktop Board, you can experience a more responsive and manageable environment of Microsoft Windows Vista including a new visual sophistication of the Microsoft Windows Aero* interface.

 

 

Related products

Processors

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme processor
  • Intel Xeon processor

Chipsets

  • Intel 5400 Express Chipset

 

 

The Intel® Dual Socket Extreme Desktop Platform

Heart-pounding performance for the latest generation of multi-threaded games.

System resources and hardware (such as PCI and PCI Express*) require physical memory address locations that can reduce available addressable system memory. This could result in a reduction of as much as 1GB or more of physical addressable memory being available to the operating system and applications, depending on the system configuration and operating system.

 

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Posted by computerandlaptops on July 26, 2008

price for INTEL DESKTOP BOARD D975XBX2KR=12095

INTEL DESKTOP BOARD D975XBX2KR

If you’ve got the POWER…the SPEED…the PERFORMANCE on your team, then you’ve got the WINNING EDGE.
With the Intel® Desktop Board D975XBX2, supporting the Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processor, your desktop PC will become the ultimate weapon. You will scream through the latest games, level after level.
Add the world’s best gaming processor and the D975XBX2 to your game strategy – a combination so BAD that it’s GOOD.

The Intel® Desktop Board D975XBX2 is Microsoft Windows Vista* Premium Ready. The Intel® 975X Express Chipset fully supports the visually stunning Windows Aero* user interface with amazing transition effects and realistic animations.

 

 

Features and benefits

Form Factor

ATX (12.00 inches by 9.60 inches [304.80 millimeters by 243.84 millimeters])

Processor

·                        Support for Intel Core 2 Quad processor in an LGA775 socket with a 1066 MHz system bus

·                        Support for Intel Core 2 Extreme processor in an LGA775 socket with a 1066 MHz system bus

·                        Support for an Intel Core 2 Duo processor in an LGA775 socket with a 1066 MHz system bus

·                        Support for an Intel Pentium processor Extreme Edition in an LGA775 socket with a 1066 or 800 MHz system bus

·                        Support for an Intel Pentium 4 processor Extreme Edition supporting Hyper-Threading Technology (in an LGA775 socket with a 1066 MHz system bus)

·                        Support for an Intel Pentium D processor in an LGA775 socket with an 800 MHz system bus

·                        Support for an Intel Pentium 4 processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology (in an LGA775 socket with an 800 MHz system bus)

·                        View all supported processors

Memory

·                        Four 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets

·                        Support for DDR2 800, DDR2 667, or DDR2 533 MHz DIMMs

·                        Support for up to 8 GB of system memory

·                        Support for ECC and non-ECC memory

Chipset

  • Intel 975X Express Chipset

Audio

Intel High Definition subsystem in one of the following configurations:

·                        8-channel (7.1) audio subsystem with five analog audio outputs and two S/PDIF digital audio outputs (coaxial and optical) using the Sigmatel* 9274D audio codec

·                        6-channel (5.1) audio subsystem with three analog audio outputs using the Sigmatel 9227 audio codec

ATI* CrossFire* Multi-GPU Platform Support

ATI CrossFire technology enables two ATI graphics cards to work together for ultimate 3D gaming performance and visual quality

I/O Control

Legacy I/O controller for diskette drive, serial, parallel, and PS/2* ports

LAN Support

Gigabit (10/100/1000 Mbits/sec) LAN subsystem using the Intel® 82573E/82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Peripheral Interfaces

·                        Eight USB 2.0 ports

·                        Four Serial ATA interfaces with RAID support (four additional interfaces available with optional discrete RAID controller)

·                        One parallel ATA IDE interface with UDMA 33, ATA-66/100 support

·                        One diskette drive interface

·                        One serial port

·                        One parallel port

·                        PS/2* keyboard and mouse ports

Expansion Capabilities

·                        Two PCI Conventional* bus add-in card connectors (SMBus routed to both PCI Conventional bus add-in card connectors)

·                        One Primary PCI Express* x16 (electrical x16 = x8) bus add-in card connector

·                        One Secondary PCI Express* x16 (electrical x8) bus add-in card connector

·                        One PCI Express* x16 (electrical x4) bus add-in card connector

Microsoft Vista*   Premiun Ready

With a PC built with Intel® Core™2 Duo or Intel® Core™2 Quad processors, and the Intel® Desktop Board, you can experience a more responsive and manageable environment of Microsoft Windows Vista* including a new visual sophistication of the Windows Aero* interface.

 
 

 

Related products

Processors

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme processor
  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition
  • Intel Pentium 4 processor Extreme Edition supporting Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Intel Pentium D processor
  • Intel Pentium 4 Processor Threading Technology

Chipsets

  • Intel 975X Express Chipset

 Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology) requires a computer system with an Intel® Processor supporting HT Technology and an HT Technology enabled chipset, BIOS, and operating system. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software you use.
 

 

 

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Intel D945GCLF Mini-ITX Motherboard

Posted by computerandlaptops on July 26, 2008

 INTEL D945GCLF MINI-ITX MOTHERBOARD 

MINI-ITX FORMFACTOR MOTHERBOARDS are an economical alternative to traditional embedded boards. Measuring 170 mm x 170 mm (6.75 inches x 6.75 inches), the Mini-ITX motherboards is the world’s smallest native x86 platform and is fully compatible with Microsoft and Linux Operating Systems.

The mini-ITX motherboards are based on powerful x86 processors and are fully equipped with PCI, VGA / TV / HDMI / DVI, audio, USB, serial and Ethernet. Widely used in the small Mini ITX form factor PC Case, the mini-ITX boards enables the creation of a new generation of small computers (mini-ITX PCs, car PC, appliances) aimed at industries, embedded mini-ITX market, data communications, medical equipment and networking applications. With the features come from Intel’s latest mobile CPU, such as the Intel atom (Silverthorne or Diamondville) the Mini-ITX motherboards are designed for long-term use in small, quiet PCs ranging from silent mini-itx desktops to home digital media and mini-ITX in carpc projects.

The Mini-ITX boards are based on ultra low power Intel x86 processors CPU, often passively cooled, directly soldered onto the board for greater reliability. Based on low-power-consumption Intel Pentium or Celeron M or Atom / Silverthorne the Mini-ITX Intel boards can be powered with silent mini-ITX DC-DC picoPSUs series. When combined with our mini-ITX power supplies(PSU), sistem integrators can develop smallest possible mini-ITX based enclosures. For embedded mini-ITX enclosures. For embedded mini-ITX enclosures (with LCD option), please visit the enclosure section here.

Intel D945GCLF Mini Intel D945GCLF Mini-ITX Motherboard

 

Intel D945GCLF Mini-ITX Motherboard + integrated Atom 1.6Ghz CPU

– Intel Atom 230 @ 1x 1.60GHz (Diamondville CPU 45nm)

– 4x Rear USB 2.0

– VGA, Serial and Parallel

– 1x DDR2 533/667 RAM

– Realtek High Definition Audio

– Recommended PSU: picoPSU-90

 

 

 

 

Features and benefits

Form factor

Mini-ITX / micro-ATX compatible (6.75 inches by 6.75 inches [171.45 millimeters by 171.45 millimeters])

Processor

Integrated Intel Atom processor  with a 533 MHz system bus

Memory

·                        One 240-pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Inline Memory Module (DIMM) sockets

·                        Support for DDR2 533 / 667 MHz DIMMs

·                        Support for up to 2 GBΣ of system memory

Chipset

  • Intel 945GC and ICH7

Audio

Intel High Definition Audio  in the following configuration:

·                        Realtek* ALC662 audio code (2+2 channel HD audio)

Video

Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950

I/O control

SMSC* LPC47M997 based Legacy I/O controller for serial, parallel, and PS/2* ports

LAN support

10/100 Mbits/sec LAN subsystem using the Realtek* LAN adapter device

Peripheral interfaces

·                        Six USB 2.0 ports

·                        Two SATA ports (3.0 GB/s)

·                        One parallel ATA IDE interface with UDMA 33, ATA-66/100 support

·                        One serial port

·                        One parallel port

·                        PS/2* keyboard and mouse ports

Expansion capabilities

One PCI Conventional* bus connector

Related products

Processors

  • Intel Atom processors

Chipsets

  • Intel 945GC and ICH7 Chipset

Σ System resources and hardware (such as PCI and PCI Express*) require physical memory address locations that can reduce available addressable system memory. This could result in a reduction of as much as 1GB or more of physical addressable memory being available to the operating system and applications, depending on the system configuration and operating system.

 

 

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Lenovo luanching new ideapad y510 and technical details

Posted by computerandlaptops on July 25, 2008

 LENOVO

The Lenovo Ideapad Y510 with Dolby 4.1 speaker system offers exceptional
sound clarity, transforming your laptop into a home theater. And, if
entertainment weren’t enough, here’s something more – a free Virgin Mobile
phone with y
our purchase. So hurry, offer valid till 31st July, 2008. Happy viewing

 

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 comes with tons of cool features

 

4 Speakers and 1 Subwoofer with Dolby® Home Theater™

Touch-sensitive Control Panel

Scratch-resistant screen

Integrated TV Tuner

Iconic design

 

STARTING FROM

Rs 42,000*

 

 

 

Amazing performance. Breakthrough energy efficiency.

Get ready for inspired mobile computing and entertainment experiences. With an Intel® Centrino® processor technology-based laptop you have the freedom and flexibility to work and play around home and on the go. Featuring the Intel® Core™ Solo processor, Intel Centrino processor technology offers enhanced capabilities for outstanding on-the-go performance and low power usage.1

You can push the limits of mobile computing with Intel® Centrino processor technology, enabling blazing performance and longer-lasting battery life, and go almost anywhere with wireless connectivity you can count on to deliver intensive hi-def multimedia, games, and more.

The world is your playground. And with a laptop based on Intel Centrino processor technology, you can experience high-definition digital entertainment, blistering performance, enabled longer-lasting battery life, and amazing connectivity.2

1System performance, battery life, high-definition quality and functionality, and wireless performance and functionality will vary depending on your specific operating system, hardware and software configurations. References to enhanced performance including wireless as measured by SYSmark* 2004 SE, PCMark*05, 3DMark*05, 3DMark*06, SPEC* CPU2000* and Adjacent Channel Interference (ACI)* refer to comparisons with previous generation Intel® Centrino® processor technology platforms. References to improved battery life as measured by MobileMark* 2005, if applicable, refer to previous generation Intel Centrino processor technology platforms. Wireless connectivity and some features may require you to purchase additional software, services or external hardware. Availability of public wireless LAN access points is limited, wireless functionality may vary by country and some hotspots may not support Linux*-based Intel Centrino processor technology systems. See http://www.intel.com/products/centrino/ for more information. SPEC, SPECint, SPECfp, SPECrate, SPECweb, SPECjbb are trademarks of the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation. See: http://www.spec.org for more information on the benchmarks.

2System performance, battery life, power savings, high-definition quality, video playback and functionality, and wireless performance and functionality will vary depending on your specific operating system, hardware, chipset, connection rate, site conditions, and software configurations. References to enhanced performance including wireless refer to comparisons with previous generation Intel technologies. Wireless connectivity and some features may require you to purchase additional software, services or external hardware. Availability of public wireless LAN access points is limited, wireless functionality may vary by country and some hotspots may not support Linux*-based Intel® Centrino® processor technology systems. 

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SERIOUS GAMING DEMANDS SERIOUS PERFORMANCE

Posted by computerandlaptops on July 16, 2008

The Intel® Desktop Board D945GCNL Essential Series offers a cost-efficient integrated graphics solution for the budget conscious user.

This board is built with affordability and flexibility in mind, and supports Intel® Core™2 Duo processor, and the Intel® Pentium® D, Intel® Pentium® 4 and Intel® Celeron® D processors up to 1066/800 MHz system bus in the LGA775 package. Other features include PCI Express* x16 graphics connector, dual-channel DDR2 667/533 MHz SDRAM, Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (Intel® GMA 950), integrated 10/100/1000 Network Connection, Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) and up to eight USB 2.0 ports.

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