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MSI in the Lead With HDMI

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MSI have become the first graphics card partner to get one of their HDMI capable cards certified by HDMI ATC (this being the MSI NX7600GT Diamond Plus). Not a very big deal as far as us buyers go (other than peace of mind in terms of compatibility), but it's certainly something for MSI to be proud of.

 

More details in their official announcement.

 



Sydney, Australia. - August 15 ,2006 Micro-Star International (MSI), one of the world leaders in motherboard design and manufacturing has successfully passed the inspection test by HDMI ATC in July 2006 and became the world's first certification for HDMI VGA card. To keep to the pace of cutting-edge techology, MSI has been implementing extreme research and development abilities to establish the HDMI compatibility in MSI VGA cards that extend a wider scenario of PC usages.

 

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Transcend Intros JetFlash 168 USB Drives

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Yet another new series of USB flash drives has just been launched by Transcend; their JetFlash 168 series of Hi-Speed flash drives sport a unique oriental art design on the casing and come in sizes of 1GB, 2GB, and 4GB.

 

For full details, check out their official PR here folks.

 


Culturally inspired design. The JetFlash™ 168 is the perfect example of innovation and technology, meeting art and beauty. As a Hi-Speed USB Flash Drive, the JetFlash™ 168 is a marvel of cutting edge design. By incorporating decorative oriental art into the JetFlash™ 168's body, Transcend designers have created a Hi-Spec Flash Drive that allows you to express your individual style through technology. The JetFlash™ 168's panel art conveys powerful symbolism in the Chinese culture with the "1GB Orchid" representing a woman's beauty, the "2GB Bamboo" representing strength and vigor and the colossal capacity "4GB Blossom" representing rebirth and new life. Capable of being plugged directly into the USB port on any desktop, or notebook computer for Hi-Speed data transfer and storage, the easy-to-use JetFlash™ 168 reflects your discerning taste in fashion.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - SimpleTech 400GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive for Only $169.99!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: Nice buy on a massive external drive with great specs and is from one of the most trusted names in the industry. You can even get it in store for faster service if you don't want to wait on their free shipping. Rebate expiration isn't listed so hurry if you want one before they jack up the price.

 

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BenQ Shows First HD HDMI Monitors

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BenQ have just recently introduced what are believed to be the first HDMI equpped LCD monitors. The FP241W and FP241WZ should be a multimedia aficionado's paradise. They both sport massive 24in screens with 1920 x 1200 native resolutions to support 1080p playback, have brightness's of 500cd/m2 and contrast ratios of 1000:1 but most importantly HDMI.

 

More details over at Trusted Reviews folks.

 


For those (still) not in the know, HDMI is the digital audio/video interface which will be used to carry full uncompressed High Definition content. It is backwards compatible with DVI-D and should be fundamental to any HD fanatic's upgrade path (for a full run down check out Riyad's extensive guide here). Naturally the two models also have S-Video, Composite and Component connections. They weigh an identical 10.6Kg, measure 567 x 248 x 474.2mm, incorporate lightening quick 6ms response times too and wide 178 degrees viewing angles.

 

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Corsair Launches Flash Readout USB Drive with Bi-stable Cholesteric Display

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Although first discovered by the guns at Nordic Hardware a couple of weeks back, Corsair have just officially launched their latest "Flash Readout" USB drives. These have a small BCD (Bi-stable Cholesteric Display) which provides information such as amount of space used/free and the type of data stored on it. Although not a necessity, you have to admit they're kinda cool!

 

For more info, grab Corsair's PDF formatted announcement here.

 



Fremont, CA (July 25, 2006) -Corsair® Memory, the worldwide leader in design and manufacture of high performance memory, today announced the introduction of the Corsair Flash Readout USB drive. The new USB Flash drive features a Bi-stable Cholesteric Display (BCD) showing data usage, availability and allowing for personalized ID or labeling.

 

Joining the ever growing Corsair Flash product family, Corsair's Flash Readout USB drive has been designed for users who demand performance, aesthetics and advanced functionality in a small portable device. Offering up to 2GB of storage, the new USB Flash drive features an 11 character alphanumeric label display, pie chart to indicate disk space usage and a 4-digit display showing available storage space. The BCD display retains and displays information for up to one year without the use of a battery.

 

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PowerColor X1600 PRO HDMI - Connecting PC to HDTV & Home Theatre

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Tul Corp have just released a new low-profile PCIe based ATI card with HDMI interface, the PowerColor X1600 Pro HDMI.

 

 

PowerColor X1600 Pro HDMI comes as a low-profile PCI Express card, running at 500MHz (core) and 900 MHz (memory)of 256MB DDR3. It includes connectors for HDMI, VGA and S/PDIF in so that audio signals can be delivered with video signals through the HDMI connector. Being CrossFireTM ready, the X1600 Pro HDMI can be used in combination with other X1600 cards for multi-gpu systems. It also supports Shader Model 3, DirectX 9.0 and ATI's AVIVO technology.

 

Grab the official announcement here for full details.

 

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Corsair Flash Readout: USB memory with display

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Discovered over at NordicHardware a short time ago, Corsair have taken the next step in portable USB flash storage with their new Flash Readout USB drives. These have a small BCD (Bi-stable Cholesteric Display) which provides information such as amount of space used/free and the type of data stored on it. Although not a necessity, you have to admit it's kinda cool.

 

More on it at Nordic.

 



Corsair Flash Readout is yet another product from memory manufacturer Corsair that introduces new functions on an already established market. We've seen it several times on the memory module market where Corsair's Pro and Xpert series displays fresh thinking. Now the time has come for the USB memory market as Flash Readout is a USB memory. Flash Readout has, except from a capacity at up to 2GB, a small BCD display (Bi-stable Cholesteric Display). The display has been divided into three sections that all can supply you with different information about the USB memory and its data. First of all you can enter an 11 letter long name for the memory, which perhaps best reflects the data stored.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - HOT! ComputerGeeks - 2GB USB2.0 Flash Drive for Only $29.95!

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Deal of the Day details:

 

Offer: LOW LOW price on a huge 2GB flash drive. Yes, it looks like something you,... but at this price, they're bound to sell out of these in a hurry. Don't wait and pick one of these up NOW.

 

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