Many of us, including me identify the Fujitsu Siemens laptop as a cheap mid-range level of Asus, Acer or Toshiba’s lower classes and DELL. We have memories of high business-class Fujitsu Siemens, called the Lifebook. This class exists today due to the quality and functionality, but overall retreat in popularity of the products of HP, DELL, Toshiba, Lenovo. Tablet laptop, who visit us in the test laboratory surprised us – we did not expect a laptop produced by Fujitsu (without a hint of Siemens) and that of elite Lifebook series. Inscription “Made in Japan” on the reverse side of the laptop and surprise us to expect much. Everything made in Japan but not in Chinese factories affiliated with exceptional quality, reliability and technical features. Examples are the monitors EIZO (produced only in Japan) and Japan’s Canon PowerShot S3, which makes your photos and videos in this article. The full name of the model is the Fujitsu Lifebook T4020D. I will not trouble you with long descriptions and praise of the Japanese tablet. Will only mention the most remarkable features of the model. Firstly, the value of the matrix of the laptop in made AFFS technology. Advanced Fringe Field Switching (AFFS) is the unofficial name of the S-IPS Pro. Technology is a further development of IPS and is developed by the company BOE-Hydis in 2003. In view of non-payment of expensive licensing fees for a name in the name of the ingredient IPS technology is absent. The increased power of the electric field makes it possible to achieve even better viewing angles, better brightness and eliminates the main disadvantage of IPS – mezhdupikselno great distance. AFFS is mainly used in magneto-contact tablets (which are yavava and T4020D) and benefit from Hitachi Displays. (more…)
AMD presented on the market 5 new additions to the Opteron family of processors 6100, for power saving, balanced systems for small and medium businesses with greater productivity per dollar / watt, and computing environments in the corporate and public sector. Key partners such as Acer, Dell and HP will offer this quarter new or upgraded systems that use the capabilities of the advertised 12 – and 8-core AMD Opteron processors 6100. Two new AMD Opteron HE (Highly Efficient) processors have high scalability and energy efficiency and are suitable for Web services, virtualization and cloud computing environments.
The new AMD Opteron SE (Special Edition) allows for higher productivity in key environments such as data centers, financial services, database and virtualized data centers. These processors are socket compatible with the platform on AMD Opteron 6000, as will be the upcoming 16-core AMD “Bulldozer”-and Opteron-based.
The scalability and efficient architecture of the platform AMD Opteron 6000 enabled the new Dell PowerEdge C6145 to set the record on performance 2U servers, improving more than twice the previous highest achievement in 2U server benchmark test SPECfp_rate2006.
Lenovo will release a laptop next week ultrathin ThinkPad X1, it is clear from the video circulated on the Internet. Sales of the new model will begin on May 17, the cost will range around $ 3,000, according to various online sources.
The video features highlights of the laptop as a water-resistant backlit keyboard, display with glass Gorilla Glass and rugged. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 draws a hardware platform with Intel Sandy Bridge processor Core i5-2520M. Display diagonal 13.3 inches has a resolution 1366h768 pixels.
The model has a SSD drive with a capacity of 160 GB, up to 8 GB of memory modules Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G, fingerprint scanner, card reader, stereo speakers and web cam.
ThinkPad X1 weighs no more than 1.4 kg. The battery provides about 8 hours of battery life laptop.
The laptops with S-IPS matrix are extremely rare and deserve detailed review. The review of IBM Thinkpad R50 will consist of two parts (two separate articles). In this first part will mainly explore the theme of the display of the IBM Thinkpad R50, compared with a standard TN + Film displays and TN LCD screens of modern high-end laptops, including wide, opaque, and modern “glossy panel. Mediocrity has captured the world markets for consumer laptops, and similar trends are observed even in the corporate markets. Hardware parameters such as processor and graphics card, of course, each year becoming better, although the Conroe architecture is based on over 80% of the Pentium III technology adopted by Tualatin and much less costly to manufacture as compared to expensive NetBurst. TN + Film matrix LCD displays is the subject of much misinformation about marketing techniques, and thus mislead the consumer. This cheap and terrible features real matrices 2-3 years ago were used almost 99% of laptops, but these days in 100% of mobile computing, while remaining true colors, correct color reproduction, good viewing angles only for the desktop S -IPS and * VA monitors. Exceptions are only some of the HP Compaq tablet PCs with AFFS display. While there was a production unit of IBM laptops, the American giant boldly introducing laptops in their matrices, other than standard. IBM laptop usually means that have S-IPS matrix with “p” after the number of the standard model, for example Thinkpad T40p, T41p, T42p, T43p, R50p. Like most “p”-th in the electronic equipment and that means Professional, and unlike other companies, making it a pseudo-professional performances, IBM has made professional machine with resolution 1600 * 1200, professional S-IPS matrix video card for 3D and CAD (ATI FireGL). IBM produces and workstations with 1400 x 1050 S-IPS matrix, and good video card ATI Radeon no great claims for 3D design, which is also the protagonist in this review. Actually there is much information on the Internet for modification of the drivers of the mobile in a mobile Radeon FireGL.
The Japanese manufacturer Hitachi marketed slimmest hard drive for laptops. TravelStar Z5K500 is “fat” only 7 mm, but it offers impressive capacity of 500 GB. The model is implemented in 2.5-inch form factor and works with the speed of the spindle 5400 rpm. There are 8 MB of cache and Technology Advanced Format, which improves efficiency in the allocation of disk space. TravelStar Z5K500 a SATA-interface and consumes 1.8 watts in active use. Mechanical parts of the device generates only 2.1 dB noise. The first laptops with new disc will appear on the market early next year. The price of the model are not reported. Hitachi holds the current record for the slim hard drive. Its 320-gigabyte model has a thickness of only 9.5 mm.
Two of AMD chipset for PCs have received certification for the standard USB 3.0, said the forum in the implementation of USB (USB-IF). This is an important step to promote high-speed standard, because so far only solutions for external companies provide support for USB 3.0 on the platforms of Intel and AMD. The certified chipsets are AMD A75 FCH (also known as Hudson-D3) and AMD A70M FCH (Hudson-M3). They are designed respectively for desktop and mobile PCs with fast processors AMD Llano, which combines a silicon crystal CPU and GPU. Each of the two chipset supports up to four port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed with a maximum theoretical speed for data transmission 4.8 gigabits per second, which is 10 times more than USB 2.0. Recently, Intel introduced its own high-speed interface Thunderbolt, which has raised concerns among industry that Intel will turn our back to standard USB 3.0. Intel, however, argues that two interfaces will coexist, and promised to build in USB 3.0 support in its chipsets.
The Japanese giant Sony prepares for market netbook line Vaio Y, which will build a hardware platform AMD Fusion. The model relies on dual-core processor E-350 (Zacate) with a clock frequency 1,6 GHz, leaked on the Internet.
The new Sony Vaio Y comes with 4 GB of DDR3 memory and 500-gigabyte hard drive. 11.6-inch LED screen has a resolution 1366h768 pixels.
AMD Fusion netbook includes a graphics processor, ATI Radeon HD 6310 and provides two video output – VGA and HDMI. The battery provides up to 6 hours battery life. The model will sell for $ 600.
The platform combines AMD Fusion CPU and graphics core into a chip. Its application in netbooks will provide the class computers performance comparable to that of notebook.
The netbooks is really good looking and amazing technology and processor, which will give you full reliability and fast making of your tasks. Also the price is really low for such netbooks.
The new graphics solutions, AMD increase productivity of powerful workstations. AMD FirePro 2270 and ATI FirePro V5800 DVI cards provide the flexibility needed professionals for effective visualization. The company directs its new proposals at professionals in medicine, finance, engineering and design, working with multiple applications simultaneously.
AMD FirePro 2270 is the only low-profile graphics solution with passive cooling to AMD in the professional segment. Card supports working with two displays and an energy efficient design, consuming a maximum of 15 watts with an average consumption only 10 watts. In doing so she effectively handle multi-tasking workload, freeing the CPU resource. There are ports DisplayPort, DVI and VGA for integration into existing systems.
ATI FirePro V5800 DVI offers professional graphics performance needed for two DVI display with high resolution. Users can “pitch” an image of both screens larger area for visualization and enhanced productivity. The solution provides the necessary bandwidth for 30-bit display with improved color reproduction and maintenance of “packed pixel” mode for two 5MP screen applications in medicine.
Seagate marketed 3.5-inch hard drive with a capacity of 3 terabytes (TB). Barracuda XT model eliminates the need to modernize the system to overcome the limitations of memory, says the manufacturer. It is known that older BIOS operating systems like Windows XP does not support drives with a capacity exceeding 2,1 TB. Such a possibility is revealed when using devices with interface Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), developed by IBM, which however is poorly distributed.
Barracuda XT disc overcomes the limitation of using free software Seagate DiscWizard, which adjusts the operating system so as to have access to the entire 3-terabyte space under Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7. In fact, the program crashed hard drive into two logical disk with capacity 2,1 TB and 900 GB.
The model is equipped with SATA 3.0 interface with speed 6 gigabits per second and buffer 64 MB. Speed of the spindle is 7200 rpm. Recommended by the manufacturer’s retail price is $ 274.
Intel plans to launch soon a new processor socket LGA 1155, incl. chips and Celeron. The company has decided to compromise with the cache. Instead of 3 MB cache, the new Celeron LGA 1155 will have only 2 MB, which will affect the graphics performance. The models Celeron G530 and G540 will offer two cores, and G440 will have only one nucleus. Expected to be reduced and the frequency of HD Graphics 2000.
The date of release of the Celeron LGA 1155 and prices have not yet been announced.
Meanwhile, Intel will release Pentium G620 Sandy Bridge architecture with only $ 64. Dual-core processor comes with 3 MB cache and 2000 HD Graphics not support technology InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video and Clear Video. The chip will work at clock 2,6 GHz.