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CES 2011 CES - Computers

By Terry Currier
Prices listed are rounded up.

CES 2011 - Video of many exhibitors   Computers   Tablets   Storage   Cameras First Part (Canon, Casio, Kodak, Mustek) Second Part (Olympus, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Vitar, Accessories)

Acer  www.acer.com
Announced its highest performing model in its flagship notebook line with the introduction of the Aspire AS8950G-9839. The Aspire AS8950 Series delivers an unparalleled high-definition personal theater experience.Acer Aspire AS850G Featuring the new Intel® i7-2630QM processor, the latest ATI Mobility Radeon 6850 graphics processor with 2GB of dedicated video memory and 8GB of DDR3 dual-channel memory (upgradeable to 16GB), the new Aspire AS8950G delivers the advanced performance and incredible system response needed for demanding multimedia content creation, photo and video editing, or hard-core gaming and online entertainment.

The second generation Intel Core™ i7 processor is designed to handle HD and 3D, multitasking and multimedia. Its top-of-the-line speed is complemented by Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0(2), which adapts and increases processor speed for more performance when it’s needed most. Intel Hyper-Threading Technology allows each processor core to work on two tasks at the same time for more responsive multitasking. Its unique set of graphics and media features delivers a better visual experience without sacrificing battery life.

Its brilliant CineCrystal™ 18.4-inch edge-to-edge glass LED back-lit display with full high-definition (1080p) resolution delivers razor sharp visuals, while a Blu-ray drive delivers clarity, precision and extraordinary detail. The advanced visuals are perfectly partnered with the new Dolby Home Theater v4 and Acer CineSurround sound system that includes five built-in speakers and a dedicated subwoofer. Lastly, an HDMI port allows quick and easy connection to a large screen high-definition television.

Additional high-end features include a 750GB) SATA hard drive, dual-hard drive support (providing up to 1.5TB of total possible storage), a firewire port for moving videos quickly from a digital camcorder, and an eSATA port for fast data transfer.

Its unique dual-mode touchpad enables switching between multi-gesture mode and media console mode, and the flick of a finger launches favorite movies or music. A convenient scrolling volume wheel directly under the touchpad makes it easy to control volume levels.

Connecting to the Internet is fast and easy, with 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless for the road and Gigabit Ethernet for a fast connection at home.

Acer7750G N notebookA 1.3 megapixel HD webcam and digital microphone provide clear high-quality online chat sessions, and can also take still pictures and videos for sharing with friends. The notebook also include a bio-protection fingerprint reader, preventing unauthorized use of the PC. Available now with an MSRP starting at $1,600.

For consumers who desire amplified PC performance, the new Aspire 5750, 5750G and Aspire 7750G notebooks feature the ultra-fast, 2nd-generation Intel® Core i7 (2630QM) quad-core  processor with Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, smart graphics power on demand, cutting-edge communication features and advanced surround sound.

Utilizing the power of Intel’s quad-core processors, the Aspire 5750, 5750G and 7750G notebooks provide maximum CPU/GPU performance for amazing high-definition (HD) experiences. The Aspire 7750G allow users to economically configure two DDR3 SODIMM slots, upgradeable up to 8GB of system memory via two 4GB memory modules, while the Aspire 5750 and 7750 notebooks come loaded with 4GB or 6GB of memory. The Aspire notebooks offer hard drives up to 750GB capacity on the Aspire 7750G and up to 640GB on the Aspire 5750.

The Aspire 5750G is one of the first to market with the new NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 540M graphics solution, which includes full DirectX 11 support along with NVIDIA Optimus™ technology, a hybrid graphics engine that intelligently optimizes a notebook to switch between UMA or discrete graphics, depending on the application’s needs. The Aspire 7750G notebooks are outfitted with power-efficient discrete ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 6550 or 6650 graphics, which deliver performance on demand for smooth multitasking and impressive multimedia.

The notebooks are housed in a black, matte mesh pattern preventing smudges and scratches. With LED-backlit widescreen displays, the Aspire 5750 and 57050G sport a 15.6-inch HD display (1366 x 768 resolution), while the Aspire 7750G touts a 17.3-inch HD+ display (1600 x 900 resolution), ideally suited for entertainment needs and outstanding visual experiences. A complete HD entertainment center, the Aspire notebooks feature Dolby® Advanced Audio v2 virtual surround sound for an immersive audio experience, along with an HDMI port for connecting to an HDTV or external display. The Aspire 7750G notebooks are also available with a Blu-ray drive. For easy communication needs, the Aspire 5750, 5750G and 7750G notebooks feature clear.fi, Acer's digital home entertainment solution that automatically connects all Acer devices onto a home network – including a smartphone, notebook, desktop, HD media player and home storage. clear.fi gathers media files from devices, then categorizes by media type, allowing easy access to digital files.

The new Aspire 5750, 5750G and 7750G notebooks will be available for U.S. customers on Jan. 9 at select retailers with prices beginning at a MSRP of $900 for the Aspire 5750 and 5750G, and $1030 for the Aspire 7750G.

For budget-conscious mobile PC users, the new Aspire 5253 series features the latest AMD E-350 processor with VISION Technology. The new AMD dual-core processor combined with the notebook’s 15.6-inch high-definition LED-backlit Acer CineCrystal widescreen display for  vivid DVD and HD video playback. It offers up to a 320GB hard drive,  and up to 4GB DDR3 memory, allowing consumers to breeze through multiple tasks simultaneously. Featuring next-generation ATI Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics and feature a HDMI port, providing crisp, high-quality visuals and audio through a single cable. Available for U.S. customers at select retailers with prices beginning at a MSRP of $400.

All four notebook lines come with integrated 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED wireless technology and Gigabit Ethernet to facilitate smooth and trouble-free Internet access. The Acer Crystal Eye 1.3 megapixel HD webcam enables high-quality video chats and VoIP with friends, family and work associates. The notebooks also come equipped with Windows® 7 Home Premium and Office Starter 2010 for easy content creation and productivity.

AMD  www.amd.com
AMD Fusion is a new approach to processor design and software development, delivering powerful CPU and GPU capabilities for HD video, 3D and data-intensive workloads in a single-die processor called an Accelerated Processing Unit (APU). AMD Fusion APUs unleash additional computational horsepower, enabling breakthroughs in visual computing and performance all within thin and light device form factors.

The AMD Fusion Family of APUs is being launched at CES, addressing the value through mainstream segments of the PC market:

AMD Fusion APU-based systems are designed to provide consumers with features they care about most, including stutter-free HD video playback, plenty of computational horsepower to handle the most demanding applications, DirectX®11 capable graphics and long battery life.

1. With AMD Fusion, the AMD Accelerated HD experience era begins. HD video looks crystal clear, the Web is powered like a fast HD Internet application, and manipulating HD content is fast and easy using the AMD VISION Engine. The AMD VISION Engine is the software suite for all AMD Fusion APUs and is based on AMD’s Catalyst™ software suite and an OpenCL™ driver.

2. AMD Personal Supercomputing enables parallel processing like that in supercomputers…but for the consumer. For example, an AMD A-Series APU is designed to deliver more than 500 GFLOPs of processing power - 33 times the processing power of a single CPU just two years ago.

3. AMD AllDay™ Power is a user-centric approach to all day computing enabling PCs to provide a full HD experience or more than 10 hours of battery life.

Tablets and embedded designs based on AMD Fusion APUs are expected be available later in Q1 2011.

They also introduced its next generation mobile graphics technology, the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M series, delivering AMD‘s highest performing notebook graphics for those who want to experience games, entertainment, and productivity on the go. Harnessing AMD‘s second-generation of Microsoft DirectX® 11-capable mobile graphics architecture, the AMD Radeon™ HD 6000M series provides users with:

Dell  www.dell.com
Taking the XPS brand and mobile entertainment to new heights with a new 17-inch laptop featuring an high-definition 3D display (3D viewing requires NVIDIA NVision 3D glasses, sold separately). The new 3D capable XPS 17 joins Dell’s recently introduced line of XPS laptops featuring booming JBL sound, an integrated subwoofer and crystal clear high-definition screens and, of course, HD video streaming with Skype for the ultimate in HD camming. A first for Dell laptops, the XPS system with 3D display comes equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics card.

In addition to a 3D screen, the XPS 17 3D laptop also features NVIDIA 3DTV Play software. Movie buffs and hard-core gamers can connect their XPS laptop to a compatible 3D HDTV and enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc playback or play popular PC games in stereoscopic 3D. It also comes with the next-generation Intel Core i7 processor options that are capable of up to 42 percent performance improvement for content creation over the previous generation.

In addition to new XPS laptops, Dell today enhanced its desktop line with a new Dell XPS 8300 desktop offering next-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 quad-core processors, delivering amazing speed and high-performance graphics options.

Also later this year, Dell plans to include the new innovative Intel Insider application in VideoStage, so anyone will be able to quickly and easily purchase the latest standard- and high-definition movies, securely and easily, through the embedded RoxioNow service. Dell Stage will enable Dell mobile devices to remotely control PCs on your network, so people can access entertainment, control and stream it to other Dell PCs (for instance, the Inspiron Zino HD connected to HDTVs). Families and students would be able to call up movies on their mobile devices and, with the flick of a finger, transfer it to the Zino HD for viewing on the big screen. Dell Stage-equipped devices will also include Dell SyncUP powered by Nero, allowing you to sync both over a network and through the cloud, keeping all your devices synchronized on the go and giving you access to your multimedia and data files anywhere.

Alienware, Dell’s premium high-performance PC gaming brand, brought out the new M17x which is Alienware’s first 3D-capable gaming laptop, offering a realistic, lifelike, mobile gaming experience in a 17-inch display (3D capability requires optional 120Hz w/3D Bundle WideFHD WLED LCD display and NVIDIA graphics card). With its available full HD 120Hz 3D display.

Alienware also introduced new models of its Aurora system, Alienware’s first MicroATX desktop with full 3D HD capability and liquid-cooled CPUs (3D-capability requires an optional 120Hz 3D capable LCD display, NVIDIA 3D Vision Kit and a NVIDIA graphics card. Both 3D-capable, designed-for-gaming systems feature new, second-generation Intel quad-core processors with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and hyper-threading technology that deliver Intel’s top-of-the-line performance that is faster than the previous generation CPUs. Powerful graphics options, scalable memory and storage options and Alienware’s striking, out-of-this-world design features will leave sweaty-palmed gamers thirsting for more action.

GIGABYTE  www.gigabyte.com.tw
Showed their latest generation of motherboards for the new 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors (aka Sandy Bridge). The new series of motherboards are based on the Intel® P67 and H67 Express Chipsets, and deliver a host of cutting-edge features designed to provide Maximum CPU Power.

Their 6-series motherboards support dual channel DDR3 memory for blazing fast memory performance of 2200MHz and above through the integrated memory controller of 2nd generation Intel® Core™ CPUs. Additionally, these CPUs feature Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology, which is able to power down idle processor cores and dynamically reroute the power to the active cores for significant performance boosts, and at the same time, maintain greater energy efficiency. Key GIGABYTE technologies featured on these motherboards include an industry-leading 24 phase power design, an Intel® approved Intersil VRD 12 (Voltage Regulator Down) compliant PWM controller, Dual CPU Power, Driver MOSFETs (the new addition to GIGABYTE’s signature Ultra Durable™ 3 features), proprietary DualBIOS™ 3TB+ HDD technology, 10 USB 3.0 ports (total of 18 USB ports with 8 USB 2.0), 3-Way SLI™/CrossFireX™ support, 3x USB Power, On/Off Charge and more.

Launched with ten ATX models and seven Micro-ATX models to choose from. Additional models are planned to launch throughout the first and second quarters, with an estimated 40+ GIGABYTE socket 1155 models available by the middle of 2011. Gigabite_GA-H67MA_D2H motherboard

GIGABYTE 6 series motherboards are designed with Intel’s latest Voltage Regulator Down specification (VRD 12) using Intel® qualified Intersil PWM controllers that offer SerialVID (SVID) for transferring power management information between the processor and voltage regulator controller. This allows more robust and efficient signaling control between the CPU and PWM controller, hence delivering a more energy efficient platform.

Their proprietary Dual CPU Power Technology allows CPU VRM power phases to split evenly into 2 sets of power engines that operate in tandem. This allows 1 set of power phases to rest while the other is active as opposed to a traditional power design where all the power phases are always active.

The MOSFETs and driver IC specification allow higher power transfer and increased efficiency at higher switching frequencies to satisfy the power requirements of modern processors.

DualBIOS™ is a patented technology that automatically recovers BIOS data when the main BIOS has crashed or failed. Featuring 2 physical BIOS ROMs integrated onboard it allows quick and seamless recovery from BIOS damage or failure due to viruses or improper BIOS updating. In addition it will supports booting from hard drives that are 3TB (terabytes) or more without the need for partitioning, and effectively provides future-proofing for higher volume single drive data storage.

You can configure your PC with a SATA 6Gbps hard drive as your operating system and application drive. It offers a performance boost of up to a theoretical 4x that of SATA 3Gbps through a simple and intuitive utility, allowing users to boot-up their systems and launch applications faster than they ever thought possible.

HP  www.hp.com
Announced new notebook and desktop PCs that provide exceptional experiences to consumers by offering technologies such as HP CoolSense Technology and Beats Audio™.

HP dm1The thin and light HP Pavilion dm1 measures less than 1-inch thin with an 11.6-inch diagonal high-definition (HD) BrightView display, and features HP CoolSense Technology, which combines advanced hardware and intelligent cooling software for a notebook that feels noticeably cooler. The technology automatically adjusts cooling levels according to a customer’s personal preferences.

For a smooth 1080p, full HD viewing experience, the HP Pavilion dm1 includes the latest VISION Technology from AMD – powered by an AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit, which integrates a Microsoft® DirectX 11 capable graphics processing unit into the main processor. With up to 10.75 hours of battery life, it comes wit a full-size, island-style keyboard for typing comfort and Dolby Advanced Audio for optimal playback of movies, music and games.

For a smooth 1080p, full HD viewing experience, the HP Pavilion dm1 includes the latest The HP Pavilion dm1 offers up to 750 gigabytes (GB) of storage for photos, music and video, optional GPS for mapping and navigation, and an optional external Blu-ray disc player.

The powerful HP ENVY 17, first introduced in May, now features HP CoolSense Technology, making it the first high-performance HP PC with advanced cooling technology. HP Envy 17

AMD switchable graphics technology dynamically alternates between integrated graphics and AMD Radeon HD 6850M discrete graphics for enhanced performance and battery life. Coupled with future second-generation Intel Core processors it is the ultimate multimedia machine, sharing content wirelessly from the notebook PC to TVs and other screens using Intel Wireless Display technology.

The HP ENVY 17 features Beats Audio and an HP Triple Bass Reflex Subwoofer for superb sound, a stunning, 17.3-inch diagonal, HD BrightView display and up to 2 terabytes of storage capacity. Future models with 3D are expected to include DDD’s TriDef 3D Experience Ignition Game Player, allowing users to experience immersive 3-D stereoscopic gaming at no additional cost.

Future second-generation Intel Core processors and AMD Radeon graphics technology will be included on the HP Pavilion dv6 and dv7 notebook PCs and the HP Pavilion p6700, Slimline s5700 and Elite HPE-500 series desktop PCs. Select models of the HP Pavilion, Slimline and Elite HPE-series desktop PCs also will include HP’s Multi-Display Capable technology. This new feature allows users to expand programs, run several applications or enjoy a more intense gaming experience on side-by-side monitors. The dv6 and dv7 are available now in the United States with starting prices of $900 and $1,000, respectively.

The new HP Pavilion desktop PCs also will feature Beats Audio, to restore the emotion that is missing from digital music. Working in collaboration with HP, Iovine and Dr. Dre tuned and applied the signature Beats sound profile across HP’s premium notebook and desktop lines to provide the optimal sound experience – the way the artist intended it – when playing audio through headphones or external speakers.

Introduced in September 2010, the latest version of HP TouchSmart software transforms the desktop into a personal canvas featuring multilayered wallpapers and a new “Carousel” design that allows users to easily locate applications and content – all with the touch of a finger. In addition to applications from Twitter, Hulu, Netflix, RecipeBox and the HP Music Store powered by Rhapsody, the software features a built-for-touch Facebook application and direct access to the HP TouchSmart Apps Center. The TouchSmart Apps Center enriches the user experience by providing access to additional applications and games, including Cartoon Network’s Paint Blast and Numbers Play that everyone in the family can enjoy.

Powered by an Intel Atom processor the expanded HP Mini 210 line is less than 1-inch thin, comes standard with an inline six-cell battery and provides up to 10.75 hours of battery life.

Intel  www.intel.com
Intel launched 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors. The new processors include new features such as Intel® Quick Sync Video, Intel® HD Graphics, Intel Wireless Display 2.0, and Intel® Insider™. Intel Quick Sync can convert a four minute HD video file on a laptop to play on an iPod in only 16 seconds1, while Intel Insider enables full HD movie downloading and viewing on a PC screen or beaming it from a notebook to an HDTV using Intel WiDi 2.0.

Combined, Intel will introduce 20 new processors, new chipsets and new wireless chips including new Intel® Core™ i7, i5 and i3 processors, Intel® 6 Series Chipsets, and Intel® Centrino® Wi-Fi and WiMAX adapters. More than 500 new PCs and laptops will be based on these new processors.

The 2nd Generation Intel Core processor family is the first "visibly smart" microarchitecture to combine visual and 3-D graphics technology with performance-leading microprocessors on a single chip. Incorporating the newly architected Intel® HD Graphics on each 32nm die enables significant graphics performance improvements over previous-generation graphics for both HD media processing and mainstream gaming. The chips improve performance and yet still offer great battery life and the ability to design thinner, lighter and more innovative laptops and all-in-one PCs. Now faster than ever, consumers can edit, convert and share videos with friends and family. Intel estimated that a 4-minute HD video that used to take 4 minutes to convert to play on an iPod would now take just 16 seconds2.

Other new chip features include Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX), Intel® InTru™ 3-D, and Intel® Clear Video Technology HD. Intel InTru 3-D enables immersive stereoscopic 3-D to 3-D-capable HDTVs or monitors via HDMI 1.4, making movie excitement almost come out of the screen.

Intel® AVX increases performance for such demanding visual applications as audio processing and professional video image editing such as stitching together multiple photographs. Intel® Clear Video improves the visual quality and color fidelity during video playback for a spectacular screen experience.

The chips are made on Intel's 32nm manufacturing process on the company's second-generation high-k metal gate transistors. These unique advantages further boost performance; reduce power consumption for better battery life and smaller designs, and lower overall manufacturing costs. The quad-core-based systems (four processors inside one chip) will be available on Jan. 9 with additional dual-core versions in February.

Lenovo  www.lenovo.com
Lenovo Y570Unveiled a new lineup of IdeaPad laptops at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show. The entire new Y Series all feature the new Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 standard, which enables users to start their PC on average 20 seconds faster than a typical Windows 7 computer thanks to Lenovo RapidBoot technology. With optional Lenovo RapidDrive SSD technology, the new Y470 and Y570 laptops can boot in less than 10 seconds, using a SSD and HDD storage to combine fast boot and application performance with affordable storage capacity.

Powered by the latest 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processors (up to i7) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and up to NVIDIA® GT 550M 1GB switchable graphics, these new notebooks are optimized for an on-the-go multimedia experience. They feature OneKey® Theatre II, which automatically maximizes advanced audio-visual settings at a touch of a button and SRS Premium Sound with JBL designed speakers, which provide users with a richer audio experience.

Consumers looking for the ultimate in entertainment, look no further than the Y570d, which boasts NVIDIA’s 3D vision capabilities. With the flip of a switch, users can bring entertainment to life by putting on the included 3D glasses to enjoy movies, photos and games.

Movies and internet TV can be enjoyed on the new Z Series with its high-definition (HD), 16:9 format widescreen (available in 13.3, 14 and 15.6-inch models), optional Blu-ray Disc™ drive, and Dolby® Advanced Audio for a stunning audio experience. Featuring OneKey™ Theater II – one-touch audio-visual optimization for clearer, brighter images and richer audio and SRS® Premium Sound™ audio enhancement, the new Z Series is the fashionable choice for those seeking entertainment.

IdeaPad S205. The IdeaPad S205 is an 11.6-inch mini laptop featuring an ultra-slim design for easy portability and a stylish AccuType chiclet keyboard – designed to make typing more comfortable on smaller laptops. With optional integrated 3G connectivity and long battery life, the S205 is the perfect companion for browsing the web in the home or on the go. It also comes with DirectShare, which lets users sync their files with another computer without connecting to the Internet.

The successor to Lenovo’s popular S10-3 netbook is the new IdeaPad S100, which features a 10.1 inch slim backlit LED display and premium AccuType keyboard. Weighing less than 2.2 pounds, the S100 will be available in a wide range of colorful options such as red, fuchsia, sky blue and black making it a great entry level portable computing option for those on-the-go.

The IdeaPad V Series notebooks (V370, V470 and V570) feature a crisp, professional, look with an aluminum casing and cover, and a thin 21mm design. To help get the day going quickly, the V Series also offers Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows® 7 with Lenovo RapidBoot technology.

The V Series feature security features include OneKey™ Rescue System, for quick data backup and recovery and Lenovo Security Suite, a robust suite of security tools that will encrypt and protect users’ data from prying eyes. The V Series also comes with a Fingerprint Reader for bio-authentication using a finger as a password and a USB Port Locker to prevent unauthorized access to USB ports.

They expanded its G Series to include new 17-, 15- and 14-inch options. The G770, G570, G470, G575 and G475 laptops offer well-rounded features such as Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 with RapidBoot technology, Energy Management, which protects the long-term life of the battery; and OneKey Rescue System, which makes it easy for users to backup and recover data.

Lenovo also announced several new affordable home computers, including the B570 and B470 for SOHO. The B570 and B470 feature up to a 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor with Intel Technology 2.0, up to Genuine Windows 7 Professional, and Lenovo RapidBoot technology.  Pricing and Availability

MSI www.msi.com
MSI GT680 laptopUnveiled its new line-up of notebooks, all-in-one devices and components powered by Intel’s next generation Sandy Bridge Platform. The new, powerful GT780, GT680, GE620 and GR620 notebooks will all come packed with the much anticipated second generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad core processor, and USB 3.0 ports.

GT780 and GT680: The 17.3 inch GT780 and 15.6 inch GT680 feature advanced DirectX 11- ready nVidia GeForce GTX 500 Series and 400 Series graphics cards along with Dynaudio speakers, delivering both advanced graphics performance and true-to-life sound quality. MSI also incorporates its own Turbo Drive Engine (TDE) technology which instantly throttles up system speeds to deliver one of the fastest, most powerful gaming notebooks in the world. In addition to accelerated dual SSD storage, the GT680 also includes 4 SO-DIMM DDR3 memory slots to boost system memory capacity to 16GB.

GR620 and GE620: The 15.6 inch GR620 and GE620 are designed for casual gamers who can now go into battle knowing that they are packing the most powerful hardware available, including nVidia GeForce GT Series discrete graphics cards. The GT680 will ship in late January, with a base price of $1,500; the GT780 is slated to ship in Q2 2011.

Packed with Intel second generation Core processors and GMA3000 display chips, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, the F Series automatically adapts to the task at hand, MSI AE2110increasing its performance and enhancing your multimedia experience. The new 17.6 inch FX720 and FR720, and 15.6 inch FX620 and FR620 models featuring the latest Intel Core i7 processor. The smallest form factor of the F Series, the 14-inch FX420, is powered by the Intel Core i5 processor, designed to provide performance at a slightly lower price point.

To enable high performance graphics processing capabilities, the FX420, FX620, and FX720 units include discrete graphics modes, which support DirectX 11’s high performance NVIDIA GeForce GT 500 Series discrete graphics card with 1GB DDR3 of display memory. Additionally, MSI’s GPU Boost technology provides automatic graphics switching, so when processing high load graphics applications, the GPU Boost technology switches to the discrete graphics card for powerful performance to maximize your multimedia entertainment experience. The new F Series models are scheduled to launch in Q1 2011, priced from $700.

MSI took the wraps off the Wind Top AE2210 and AE2410, which deliver a new level of home entertainment experience combined with unmatched convenience. The two new models feature MSI’s Super Charger Technology, which allows users to charge devices through one of its two USB 3.0 ports even while the computer is turned off. The USB 3.0 ports also provide 40% faster recharging times compared to a normal USB, and ultra-fast data transfer speeds.

Both models feature a 16:9 theater-grade widescreen display and a 1080P Full HD high resolution panel. Built on Intel's newest high performance Sandy Bridge platform, online gamers won't need to upgrade in order to receive the benefits of a discrete graphics card. Quick Sync Video technology allows for easier editing and enjoyment of videos, while Clear Video HD technology provides an all-new experience with a richer and more detailed picture, all without stretching your budget. The new AIOs are slated to ship in Q1 2011, with the 21.5" AE2210 starting at $800 and the 23.6" AE2410 starting at $900.

The latest additions to MSI’s components range include Intel next generation Sandy Bridge P67 and H67 motherboards series featuring Military Class II components and the OC Genie II overclocking wizard, which are implemented in both series for the first time. The Intel P67/H67 mainboard series from MSI is a complete single solution for high quality, high stability and high performance.

ORIGIN PC  www.originpc.com
ORIGIN PCUnwrapped a new era of powerful computing with the introduction of Intel’s next generation Core i5 processors and Core i7 processors. The GENESIS and Big O high performance PCs are now equipped with Intel’s second generation 32nm Core i7 processor featuring Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 and Integrated Memory Controller (IMC) – 2ch DDR3, 2 DIMMs/ch, up to 1333. They kick things up a few levels by overclocking this processing powerhouse to over 5.0GHz ensuring you achieve maximum performance from the new Core i7 processor. The revamped systems also feature up to three-way SLI, customized liquid cooling options for processors and video cards and a new user friendly EFI BIOS from ASUS featuring convenient mouse controls and an entirely new user interface.

Origin’s EON 15 and 17 high performance notebooks will ship with the second generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors in Q1. They will feature the combination of Intel’s latest mobile Core i7 processor technology with Nvidia’s most powerful Mobile GPUs (GeForce GTX485M) on 15.6” & 17.3” inch platforms. Additional features will include Intel’s new Core processor overclocking technology, up to four memory slots supporting dual-channel DDR3 memory, and an optional built-in TV Tuner. 

The ORIGIN EON17 is available now with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M GPU in single or dual configurations running in SLI. The GeForce 485M is the world's fastest notebook GPU featuring DirectX11, PhysX technology, and interactive raytracing. 

The systems feature a 1 year free shipping and free part replacement warranty. ORIGIN offers a free life-time phone and online service guarantee and each customer has a dedicated support team and free life-time labor for upgrade needs. The GENESIS is the only truly custom pc in the industry featuring name brand components with ORIGIN giving customers the option to customize every component including the chassis. 

Samsung  www.samsung.com
Samsung 9 Series laptopShowed the 9 Series, a durable, ultra premium, lightweight laptop computer. The 13.3-inch 9 Series offers mobile professionals and power users a sophisticated laptop equally suited for work and entertainment. Made from material known as Duralumin, typically found in advanced aircrafts and offers construction quality twice as durable as aluminum, all while keeping the laptop weight under 3 lbs. With this new material, Samsung created an exhaustive testing process to ensure that the notebook is not only extremely sturdy, but also constructed with the perfect look and feel for technology savvy users.

The 9 Series’ naturally flowing design and silhouette evokes thoughts of speed and performance with an ultra-thin 0.64 inch profile. Additionally, the naturally flowing arch maximizes the laptop’s ergonomic appeal, making it easier to use and a natural fit for the human grip.

It features a LED-backlit screen, offering users the highest quality visual experience expected from Samsung, thanks to SuperBright Plus display with 400- nit brightness. Digital images and multimedia are brought to life, assisted by a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and true-to-life color reproduction (16 million colors), enriching the computing experience for end users.

Additionally, the wide 160-degree viewing angle allows users to appreciate breathtaking screen images from a variety of vantages points. The laptop’s ambient light sensor adjusts the display brightness based on surrounding lighting conditions and reduces user eye strain. This innovative feature is complemented by an automatically adjusting backlit keyboard that adapts to darker light conditions with greater illumination.

Comes with integrated second generation Intel® CoreTM i5 processor, affording users the latest in performance computer technology. Intel HD graphics, combined with the new processor, deliver crystal-clear visuals, vibrant colors and smooth high-definition (HD) video and audio playback.

Samsung used new power-efficient lithium polymer batteries which achieves up to 6.5 hours of battery life on average. Lithium polymer batteries extend the life of the product with double the lifespan for up to three years or 1,000 charging cycles. Additionally, various charging settings, like a “Battery Life Extender Mode” and “Express Charging Mode” empower users with options to get the most from their experience.

problem. Accessible with a keyboard shortcut, the Support Center helps users manage their system settings or arrange for a tech-support web chat. Samsung’s Back-up & Recovery Solution also allows users to create and restore back-ups of system data on the device, or on a network or removable storage device.

Lastly, focusing on convenience and connectivity, the new 9 Series boasts USB 3.0, Bluetooth 3.0, built-in WiMax and utilizes the latest in Wi-Fi and USB Sleep & Charge technologies. The Samsung 9 Series is scheduled to be available in February 2011, starting at $1,599. Other key Specs:

Toshiba  www.toshiba.com
Toshiba E305Announced its support for the second generation of Intel’s® Core™ Family of processors. The new processors feature improved adaptive performance that adds speed when needed and enhanced graphics capabilities. Optimized Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology on Core i5 and Core i7 processors improves responsiveness, making the laptops ideal for heavy multitaskers, gamers and consumers that go beyond average PC usage. Select laptops will also feature Intel Wireless Display, which increases the resolution output from 720p to full HD 1080p, enabling users to wirelessly savor multimedia, online entertainment or other laptop content on a big screen with amazing image clarity and sound.

In addition to the benefits of the new processors, Toshiba is incorporating advanced technologies that enhance performance and the user experience into its premium laptops. USB 3.0 ports with Toshiba Sleep & Charge, available on the Satellite® E305, Satellite A660 Series and Satellite M640 Series will provide faster data transfer speeds to external hard drives and future USB3.0 devices. Hard drives with Hybrid Drive Technology, available on the Satellite E305 and Qosmio® X505, combine the speed benefits of solid state storage with the capacity benefits of traditional hard drives delivering fast, high capacity storage for performance users.

The Qosmio X505 laptop delivers powerhouse desktop performance with blazing-fast 3D graphics, high-performance components and premium A/V features. Comes with 2nd Generation Intel Core i7 quad core or Core i5 dual core processors plus the muscle of NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M graphics and up to 8GB of DDR3 memory and 1.5GB of discrete DDR5 graphics memory as well as a 7200 RPM hard drive with Toshiba Qosmio X505Hybrid Drive Technology. With its 18.4-inch diagonal HD TruBrite widescreen display and premium sound package with built-in harman/kardon® speakers and Dolby Home Theater® audio technology, users can truly enjoy Blu-ray™ movies and games. The Qosmio X505 Series starts at $1,300 MSRP.

The Satellite A660 and Satellite M640 Series laptops features performance-class components, such as NVIDIA GeForce GT 500 Series graphics processing units with Optimus technology and new cutting-edge features, such as USB 3.0 ports, Intel Wireless Display and Blu-ray Disc™ drives on select models, the laptops are designed to boost HD entertainment, productivity and creativity. Satellite A660 Series laptops (starting at $685 MSRP) feature a 15.6-inch diagonal LED Backlit display and will be available in configurations featuring the new Core i3 and Core i5 dual-core processors1 as well as the new Core i7 quad-core processor. Satellite M640 Series laptops (starting at $750 MSRP) feature a 14-inch diagonal widescreen LED Backlit display and will be available in configurations featuring the new Core i5 dual-core processor.

Ideal for consumers, families, students and small business owners looking for a well-rounded laptop with great performance at an affordable price, select models of the Satellite L655 will feature 2nd Generation Intel Core i3 and i5 dual-core processors. With a 15.6-inch diagonal HD TruBrite display, up to a 640GB hard drive and 4GB of DDR3 memory, the laptop can power through everyday tasks with ease and will be available in a variety of colors, including Grey, Black, Red, White and Brown to match one’s personal style. Satellite L655 laptops featuring the new processors start at $700 MSRP.

Designed for the retailer’s Blue Label™ initiative, the Satellite E305 is a thin and light laptop carefully balanced to offer the latest high-performance technology with a long battery life rating. At about an inch thin and weighing less than five pounds, the laptop features an all-new exclusive design, hallmarked by a lightweight, yet sturdy aluminum case in Champagne with an LED-backlit raised tile keyboard, all-new touch pad design with smooth right and left mouse buttons and a tray-loading Blu-ray Disc™ drive. Featuring the 2nd Generation Intel Core i5 processor and a host of innovative technology, including Intel Wireless Display2, USB 3.0 with Sleep & Charge, a hybrid hard drive and Dolby Advanced Audio™ technology, the laptop is also WiMAX™-ready. The Satellite E305 will be available exclusively at Best Buy in Spring 2011.

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VIA X2 ProcessorThey took wrapping off its new dual-core VIA Nano X2 processor, including a variety of USB 3.0 products and Android tablets based on the WonderMedia Prizm™ ARM SOC platform. Based on the latest 40 nanometer fabrication process, the VIA Nano X2 features two 64-bit high performance cores, delivering optimal computational performance and improved multi-tasking ability within a rigid low power envelope.

VIA Nano X2 processors are built using the advanced 64-bit, superscalar 'Isaiah' architecture that powers previous single-core VIA Nano processors, adopted worldwide for a growing number of market-leading mini-note, small form factor desktop, and energy-efficient server designs.

The Zero Client concept is an evolution of the Thin Client computing model that takes Shared-Resource Computing to the next level. Zero Clients are the modern equivalent of workstation terminals and have no independent hardware processing facilities. Through multiple zero clients, many users can be simultaneously connected to a single server, leveraging the abundant computing power and flexibility provided by today's mainstream systems. In contemporary zero client implementations, the end user experience is often bandwidth dependant since each Zero Client requires video, audio, and data connections. Before the speed and flexibility of USB 3.0, Zero Clients utilized USB 2.0 or Ethernet, and frequently offered inferior multimedia capabilities and a degraded user experience.

VIA labs is the only company in the world to have a complete USB 3.0 solution with host, hub and device controller products. Complying with USB 3.0, USB Battery Charging, and eXtensible Host Controller Interface specifications (xHCI) the VIA VL800 offers four downstream facing ports that enable the simultaneous operation of multiple peripheral devices and includes USB Battery charging support to rapidly charge smart phones, tablets, and other compatible devices.

The VIA VL750 USB 3.0 to NAND Flash Controller: The first of its kind in the world, featuring a 4-channel memory controller with interleaving support, the VIA VL750 offers consumers blisteringly fast data transfer speeds of 100MB/s or more on larger capacity 'thumb' drives and USB sticks.

VIA eH1 graphics card offers DX10.1 graphics and multi-screen HD video content for embedded systems that thrusts any system with a PCI Express slot into a new realm of graphics and video capability. Comes with a three year product longevity guarantee and is the most power-efficient discrete graphics and video solution on the market today. The VIA eH1 AIB features an advanced DirectX 10.1, OpenGL 3.1, OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible 64-bit architecture and offers multi-stream 1080p HD video decoding and Stereoscopic 3D rendering capability.

Xi3  www.Xi3.com
Xi3 Z3ROThe Z3RO (pronounced “zero”) from Xi3 is a low-profile, low-cost modular device that allows users to simultaneously share the power and functionality of an Xi3 Modular Computer™ with up to three additional people, reducing energy consumption and cost per user. The Xi3 Modular Computer is a small cube-like computer that is completely modular in nature and measures less than 4 inches per side. The first Xi3 Modular Computer (the 5 Series model) requires an average of 20 watts or less to operate, even though it is uses 64-bit x86 dual core processors running at 2.0GHz and can launch Windows 7 Ultimate in less than 30 seconds.

The Xi3 Z3RO aluminum casing features rounded edges, honeycombed and chrome-plated end-caps and a backplate that houses various built-in connectors. It measures 4.9375 X 3.625 X 1.6875 inches and weighs 11.52 ounces.

An Xi3 Z3RO is connected to an Xi3 Modular Computer via a USB cable that can be up to 15 feet long. With a convex top that sports two thin guides raised slightly above the long edges of the device and two matching channels on the concave bottom, it utilizes the SLID3™ Interlocking Technology™ system. As such, it can be permanently or semi-permanently mounted to an Xi3 Modular Computer or attached to a table, desk, monitor or just about anything that will accept mounting screws or bolts. Mass-market availability is slated before the end of March 2011.

 


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