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Daily News Round #1 for July 21, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for July 21, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jul 21, 2005 2:02 pm

- Planes, Trains and ... Laptops?

Just recently a survey was conducted towards adult laptop users (commissioned by Intel) which was for the purpose of finding out just how dependant we are when "on the go" with regard to needing PC access, particularly in the way of e-mail etc. whilst on vacation and what not. Survey statistics reveal how many people/families carry laptops around with them when they turn their back on home sweet home for any length of time.


The information gathered is certainly quite interesting, but hardly surprising when you look at how relied upon e-mail and general internet access has become in recent years.


SYDNEY, Australia, July 21, 2005 - Say farewell to paper maps that refuse to fold up, calling cards that run out at the worst possible moment, and fight-inducing games of "I Spy." Today's savvy vacationers are going high-tech to stay informed, in touch and entertained.

A recent survey of U.S. adult computer users, commissioned by Intel Corporation® and conducted by Harris Interactive®, reveals that 34 per cent of respondents or their families have taken a laptop PC with them on vacation1 and half (51 per cent) of all respondents are likely to take a laptop PC on a future vacation2. Ahead of checking and sending work-related email (43 per cent), the three most popular uses of a laptop PC for those who say they have taken one on vacation were checking personal e-mail (72 per cent); enjoying entertainment such as movies, music and games (56 per cent); and gathering trip information online (45 per cent).


- Matrox announces new Millennium G550 PCIe graphics card


Matrox have just jumped up out of the dark, today unveiling THE first ever 1x PCIe based graphics card. Focused mostly on the business/corporate market, the 32MB DDR equipped dual-display capable card will provide a cheap and productive multi-display solution for people merely seeking these bare essentials in a gfx card.


Further info within the supporting PR folks.


Montreal, Canada, July 13, 2005-Matrox Graphics, the leading manufacturer of professional graphics solutions, announces Matrox Millennium G550 PCIe, the world's first PCI Express x1 graphics card, bringing advanced dual-display functionality to the financial, insurance, legal and general corporate use multi-display markets. Compatible with any compliant PCI Express slot due to its distinctive x1 design, this graphics card essentially doubles your desktop workspace by allowing output to a second digital or analog display, dramatically enhancing workflow and productivity.


"As the multi-display leader in the financial market, Matrox is pleased to announce the launch of our new Matrox Millennium G550 PCIe," says Jean-Levy Beaudoin, business development manager, Matrox Graphics. "Based on our Matrox Millennium G550 Series which epitomizes stability and reliability, the Matrox Millennium G550 PCIe is a perfect fit for multi-display professionals making the transition to PCIe platforms."


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