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Daily News Round #1 for February 26, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for February 26, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Feb 26, 2004 11:47 am

- NVIDIA Unveils AR10, Introduces New Ultra-Low Power Media Processors for Cell Phones

nVidia have a press release out today announcing their AR10 3D core, designed for cellular handsets. It's said to offer unsurpassed 3D shading technology whilst also maintaining very low power consumption. The press release with more details can be obtained here.


Secondly, they've also raised the bar for multimedia functionality in the cell phone market with their introduction to the GoForce 4000 and GoForce 3000 series of processors. Details on that with the attached press release here.


Leveraging the Company's extensive patent portfolio, the AR10 core features the industry's first shader instruction set for handheld devices. Shaders offer two fundamental benefits for handsets - reduced storage and power, and advanced cinematic visual effects. With native hardware geometry acceleration, the AR10 core completely supports industry standard OpenGL® ES and Direct3Dm APIs.


- ABS Zensation Z3 Notebook

Hunting for a new laptop? XBit Labs have today checked out a new notebook by ABS Technologies based on the Pentium M processor. It sports a whole host of useful features, with the only lacking thing being bluetooth, but as you may have already heard, Intel are slowly but surely phasing that technology out for "wireless USB" anyway.


Today we are going to take a look at a Centrino-based solution, the ABS Zensation Z3 notebook. If you haven't yet heard about ABS Computer Technologies Company as a notebook supplier, I would like to say that this Californian company assembles and sells PCs since 1990. Also note that the notebooks shipped by ABS today are not manufactured by ABS completely. For example, the reviewed notebook is based around the ASUS M3N platform - I guess it is a more popular name among the users. ABS' warranty covers the notebook at large as well as its components and you can get technical support on a 24/7 basis. So ABS Zensation Z3 boasts a good breeding and the owners of this system won't find themselves facing technical problems unaided.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Overclocking the Athlon XP-M 2500+ processor @ Tech Report
- How DDR-II Works @ Hexus
- Guillemot/Hercules withdraws from the Graphics Card Market @ Tech Connect
- Ezonics ESound 5.1 Headphones @ DesignTechnica
- Ultima Dancing Light 2.1 Speaker Set @ 3DXtreme
- Hitachi Revving 300 Gigabyte Hard Drive @ Overclockers Club
- Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Elite @ JustFPS


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