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Daily News Round #2 for September 5, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for September 5, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Sep 6, 2004 4:57 am

- Creative Ships Zen Portable Media Center

Kicking off a new week, Creative have issued a fresh press release announcing their latest product, the portable Zen Media Center featuring a 3.8-inch colour screen and 20gb of storage space. This is the first digital entertainment player that is based upon Microsoft's Windows MobileT software. Coming in at a price tag of $999AUD it certainly 'aint a cheapie, but then it's also capable of enough for many to warrant it. Full details in Creative's official PR.


SYDNEY - September 8, 2004 - Creative Labs Pty Ltd, a local subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd (NASDAQ: CREAF), a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products for PC, today announced that the Zen Portable Media Center is now available at a recommended retail price of AUD$999 inc GST.


As the top-of-the line player in the award-winning Creative Zen family, the Zen Portable Media Center adds a full-colour 3.8" LCD screen for viewingtens of thousands of digital photos or up to 85 hours of video on a 20GB model. Winner of a "Best of CES" award at the 2004 Consumer Electronics Show, where Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates introduced it during his keynote address, the Zen Portable Media Center with 20GB carries up to 9,000 songs. With its removable, rechargeable battery, the Zen Portable Media Center delivers up to 7 hours of video playback or up to 22 hours of music playback.


- ATI Catalyst Tweak Guide Revamped for ATI Control Center


Koroush over at the infamous TweakGuides website has promptly updated his extensive ATI Catalyst Tweak Guide to reflect upon the recent release of ATI's brand spankin' new Control Center interface. A lot of people are reporting that the new Control Center seems to be quite the resource hog with delayed response times and choppiness during it's use, not to mention the several other minor bugs and issues here and there. Aside from a rundown of all the new features, the guide also runs you through a number of things you can try to help rid yourselves of these annoying occurences should you be experiencing them. A definite must-read folks.


After the recent release of ATI's new Catalyst Control Center, has revamped its popular ATI Catalyst Tweak Guide, adding two new pages and many various updates throughout the guide to cater to the changes brought about by the Control Center. As well as full descriptions of all the new features, included is some invaluable advice on how to prevent the Control Center from taking up a massive amount of system resources, so it's a must-read.

- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- SanDisk Cruzer micro & MP3 Companion @ Trusted Reviews
- Swiftech MCX 6400-V Heatsink @ OCIA
- Abit NF7-S Rev2.0 Vs. NF7-S2 @ Phoronix
- ASUS A8V Deluxe WiFi-G Motherboard @ Planet3DNow (Translated)
- Gigabyte K8 Triton GA-K8NS Pro @ Hexus
- CP4U Power Radeon enhanced x800pro @ XT-PE 520/1120 @ Dark][Tweaker
- VisionTek Xtreme2 Go Drive USB 2.0 @ Madshrimps
- A Second Look At The 9800 Pro @ XYZ Computing
- LCD pixel response speed doubled @ The Inquirer
- Gigabyte K8 Triton GA-K8NS Pro @ Hexus


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