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Archive for January 9th, 2009

asus_w90Asustek Company unveal there new high-end entertainment notebook – the ASUS W90 – at the ongoing 2009 CES Show in Las Vegas. Known as the ASUS W90, the laptop provides a 18.4- or 17-inch display, depending on model with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 X2 or HD 3850 X2 dual graphics, or a single NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GS GPU, and the Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The W90 also uses Intel X38 chipset and has three SO-DIMM slots for up to 6GB of DDR2 memory.

Other features include up to 1 terabyte of hard drive storage space using two HDDs, a DVD burner or Blu-ray optical drive, six built-in Altec Lansing surround sound speakers, an optional TV tuner, the AI Touch Media – a multimedia control panel located beside the keyboard, a 2-megapixel web camera, 802.11 Draft N wireless, Bluetooth, Gigabit Ethernet LAN, and a 56k modem.
Regarding ports and slots, there are HDMI and VGA outputs, four USBs, an ExpressCard slot, Firewire, and an 8-in-1 media card reader.

The Asus W90 runs on Microsoft Windows Vista 64-bit OS. No information on pricing and availability.

Dell intros it’s new gamer-designed XPS 625 desktop.This gaming monster is powered by either AMD Phenom or Phenom II Black Edition processors, ATI Radeon HD4670 or HD4850 graphics cards (in single or CrossFireX configurations), up to 8GB of RAM, and an AlienFX custom lighting system. The price starts at $999 upwards.

LG has officially unveiled its its new line of Blu-ray players at CES next week, but has announced today that its upcoming network-enabled models. featuring access to streaming HD movies from Netflix, the CinemaNow library and YouTube videos. While both can bring the videos to users’ living rooms, only the BD390 sports 7.1-channel audio support, Wi-Fi connectivity and 1GB of built-in memory.
The first LG devices are expected to go on sale by February in the US for $1,200. A model for computers is expected to be similarly priced.

Players that play Blu-ray disks typically cost around $1,000 and HD-DVD models start at around $500.

Sony introduced the world’s first Wi-Fi enabled digital camera that uploads photos and videos to Web sites through any public hotspot due to its built-in Web browser.The addition not only allows for basic web use on the 3.5-inch touchscreen but also streamlines photo and video uploading; users can post images to Flickr, movies to YouTube, and other similar actions without having to return home to a computer.
You can also use the camera to access photos you may have already uploaded to sharing sites and display them on its high resolution 3.5-inch LCD screen.

The camera supports DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) guidelines. By connecting to such DLNA-compatible devices as Sony BRAVIA televisions via access points, photos in the camera can be played back with high-definition quality. In addition to BRAVIA TVs, the camera can connect to other DLNA-compatible devices.

The 10-megapixel camera is about three-fourths of an inch thin and includes a 4X optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens.
These new Cyber-shot DSC-G3 model has 4GB of internal memory that can store nearly 1,000 full-resolution or 40,000 VGA-quality photos. The 3.5-inch (measured diagonally) wide touch panel Xtra Fine LCD screen is perfect for photo-like viewing with high contrast and wide-angle viewing. This Xtra Fine LCD screen delivers high resolution images (921,600 dots) that is approximately four times higher than conventional LCDs.

The Cyber-shot DSC-G3 camera is now available in black for about US$500.


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