Seagate ships first TPM hard drives
Mar 12, 2007 - in News
Seagate today said it has begun shipping its first hard drives equipped with a trusted platform module (TPM) and DriveTrust technology. The drives aim to increase data security, making it much more difficult for unauthorized users to access data on computers.
Seagate lanches 3 Gb/s notebook hard drive
Mar 12, 2007 - in News
Seagate announced that it has begun shipping its Momentus 7200.2 2.5" hard drive with a 3 Gb/s SATA interface.
Fujitsu intros first 2.5" 7200 rpm hard drive with SATA 2.5 interface
Mar 5, 2007 - in News
Fujitsu today announced the first 7200 rpm notebook hard drives that come with a 3.0 Gb/s Serial ATA 2.5 interface, as opposed to the widely available 1.5 Gb/s port.
Shipment of Vista notebooks to start taking off in Q2
Feb 16, 2007 - in News
The shipment proportion of notebooks supporting Vista operational system (OS) will soar in the second quarter since Microsoft has ruled that branded makers upgrade all of their consumer notebooks to the new OS by March or the company will suspend its marketing subsidy, according to industry sources.
Nvidia to turn Sideshow into a major attraction
Feb 7, 2007 - in News
Sideshow is one of those Windows Vista features that are still somewhat cloudy and without a clear future. So far, Sideshow has gained most interest in the form of a small LCD that is integrated into the notebook lid as a secondary screen - to enable data access without requiring the user to power up the notebook. But there is more - and Nvidia is cooking up some interesting solutions.
Alienware announces Vista overhaul
Jan 30, 2007 - in News
Alienware, a specialty maker of top-end gaming PCs, has thrown its hat into the big Vista ring, now offering the new operating system on its compatible PCs as part of the large-scale Vista launch.
Seagate introduces 15K rpm 2.5" hard drive
Jan 15, 2007 - in News
Seagate claims to have developed the world's fastest hard drive: The new Savvio 15K expands the existing 2.5" SAS enterprise hard drive series with two 15,000 rpm models. According to Seagate, the drive will not only increase the storage performance in rackserver environments but provide greater power efficiency and reliability as well.
Matrox unveils DualHead2Go Digital Edition external multi-display upgrade for PCs
Jan 9, 2007 - in News
Matrox Graphics has announced its DualHead2Go Digital Edition external multi-display upgrade device featuring digital outputs.
CES 2007: VoodooPC introduces new Envy gaming notebook
Jan 8, 2007 - in News
Las Vegas (NV) - VoodooPC introduced its newest product, the Voodoo Envy HW:201 notebook PC, today at CES 2007.
CES 2007: AMD unleashes second generation of Live! platform
Jan 7, 2007 - in News
One could have thought that the first, sort of half-baked effort of the first generation of entertainment PC platforms could also have the last. But AMD took another, more serious look at the market and announced Live! notebooks, a Live reference platform for the family room and a CPU-powered NAS system.
Asustek to showcase notebook audio-visual workstation at CES
Jan 2, 2007 - in News
Asustek Computer will showcase its XG Station, an audio-visual workstation for notebooks at the upcoming 2007 International CES in Las Vegas, according to the company.
Via boosts use of self-developed C7 processor in consumer electronics
Jan 2, 2007 - in News
VIA Technologies, seeing that adoption of its self-developed C7 processor by industrial PC (IPC) makers in Taiwan has been short of expectation, is seeking to deploy its processor in other markets such as digital consumer electronics, entry-level notebook PCs and thin-client PCs, according to industry sources.
TI unveils management chips for multi-cell, Li-ion battery packs
Dec 19, 2006 - in News
Texas Instruments (TI) has unveiled several new battery management ICs, including its next-generation Impedance Track "gas gauge" chipset, to improve battery performance and protect multi-cell, lithium-based battery packs used in notebooks and other systems.
Fujitsu announces 300 GB notebook hard drive
Dec 11, 2006 - in News
If you considered the impact of perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) on hard drives, as rather negligible so Fujitsu's announcement this morning may change your opinion: The company said it will begin shipping monstrous 250 GB and 300 GB notebook hard drives in the first quarter of 2007.
Fuel cell technology not ready for rapid commercialization?
Dec 8, 2006 - in News
Mass adoption of notebook-use direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) systems may start in 2010-2011, said Kamal Shah, mobility enabling initiative manager of Intel's mobile platforms group, on the sidelines of the Taiwan International Small Fuel Cell Application Technical Forum organized by design and engineering startup Antig Technology and its supporters this week in Taipei.
Widescreen notebook shipments worldwide hit new record in Q3
Nov 21, 2006 - in News
Widescreen notebook shipments in the third quarter had a 79% share of the worldwide market, with standard 4:3 ratio having only a 21% share, according to Displaysearch.
MIT researcher says notebooks can be recharged wirelessly
Nov 15, 2006 - in News
We have cut the phone cord, we have eliminated the need for a cable when connecting notebooks to the Internet and we use wireless headsets. But while audio and data transmissions through the air have become normal in recent years, we still need to carry around cables to recharge our portable devices. New research now indicates that even power may go wireless soon.
Samsung joins the perpendicular hard drive party
Nov 14, 2006 - in News
Samsung today announced that it has begun offering 2.5" notebook hard drives that integrate perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology. The new "M80" series is available in SATA and PATA versions with capacities of 80 GB, 120 GB and 160 GB.
LG.Philips LCD forecasts downstream LCD market trend
Nov 9, 2006 - in News
Global shipments of LCD TVs, monitors and notebooks will reach 256 million units in 2006, with shares of LCD TVs and notebooks to continue growing in the next three years, according to LG.Philips LCD.
Intel Roadmap update #2: Flash cache coming to your notebook
Nov 7, 2006 - in News
In this second edition of our Intel roadmap update, we are focusing on Intel's mobile product lineup for 2007. Similar to the desktop, there aren't big processor plans, with the exception of slight Core 2 Duo T updates. The real news next year will be the Santa Rosa platform: Expect notebooks to run faster with flash cache and see new features such as integrated wireless broadband.
Kingston offers 2 GB notebook memory modules
Oct 30, 2006 - in News
Kingston expanded its "Value RAM" mainstream notebook memory with 2 GB modules. The SO-DIMMs are available in 533 MHz (CAS 4, 5) and 667 MHz (CAS 4, 5) versions.
Fujitsu updates notice, reports Sony battery incident
Oct 30, 2006 - in News
On October 24, 2006, Fujitsu received a report from a customer in Japan that a Fujitsu notebook with a battery pack subject to a recent replacement program by Sony had an incident in which the battery pack overheated and sparked. After investigating the incident together with Sony, it has been concluded that the incident resulted from the Sony-made battery pack, and Fujitsu is now pursuing further detailed investigations.
Gateway recalls 35,000 Sony batteries
Oct 23, 2006 - in News
Gateway issued a "voluntary" recall of about 35,000 batteries included with notebooks that were shipped through the firm's direct, professional and retail channels. According to the company, the batteries affected were built by Sony and can overheat and create a "potential" fire hazard.
LG.Philips LCD to show new LCD technology at FPD International
Oct 17, 2006 - in News
LG.Philips LCD announced today it will showcase a new range of TFT LCD panels for high-definition TVs (HDTVs), LCD monitors, notebooks and mobile phones at FPD International 2006 in Yokohama, Japan.
Widescreen display to account for 90% of notebook market in 2008
Oct 16, 2006 - in News
Nearly 90% of the notebooks to be shipped by the end of 2008 will use widescreen panels, compared to 69% in the second quarter of 2006 and 76% by year-end, according to research firm Displaysearch.
Nvidia announces new high-end mobile GPU
Oct 12, 2006 - in News
Nvidia today announced a new flagship graphics processor for notebooks. The GeForce Go 7950 GTX GPU promises joins the current 90 nm chip lineup of the company and promises more speed for performance-tuned mobile computers.
South African PC market to hit 1.6 million units in 2006
Oct 11, 2006 - in News
The PC market in South Africa is expected to grow 45.5% on year to 1.6 million units, including 900,000 desktops and 600,000 notebooks, in 2006, according to sources at Rectron, a Taiwan-invested IT distributor in South Africa.
Notebook panel prices unlikely to rise further, notebook makers say
Oct 5, 2006 - in News
Notebook makers said recently it is unlikely that prices for 14" to 15.4" notebook panels will continue rising despite tight supply for the segments.
Notebook makers scramble for CPU supply
Oct 3, 2006 - in News
Unexpectedly strong demand in the notebook market has resulted in CPU shortages, sending notebook makers scrambling to secure CPU supply for the fourth-quarter high season, according to industry sources.
Toshiba unveils slim HD DVD write drive for notebooks
Oct 2, 2006 - in News
Toshiba on October 2 unveiled a slim HD DVD drive for notebooks, the SD-L902A, that can read and write to HD DVD, standard DVD and CD discs with sample shipments of the new drive scheduled to start by year-end.