Intel's 2009 - 2010 Notebook Product Roadmap; Connect Up To Six Monitors Via USB; Vicomsoft FTP Client 4.6.1 Update Adds Features, Fixes Bugs; 500 Gigabyte 7200 RPM MacBook & MacBook Pro Hard Drive Upgrade [Updated]___
Wednesday, May 13 2009 @ 11:25 AM ET | Article Link
Intel Reveals Notebook Product Roadmap For 2009 - 2010
DigiTimes' Monica Chen and Joseph Tsai report that Intel recently outlined its plans for traditional notebook, CULV-based ultra-thin notebook and netbook product lines for its partners, according to sources at notebook makers.
Chen and Tsai note that Intel's next-generation Calpella notebook platform will launch as scheduled in the third quarter 2009 and targeting models in the 14.0-, 15.6-, 17.1- and 18.4-inch segments at retail prices of above US$1,200 initially for high-end market. Meanwhile, Intel will also reduce the price of the Montevina platform to clear out inventory.
The report says that notebook makers including Apple subcontractor Quanta Computer are ram ping up to mass produce Calpella-based notebooks in the third quarter with more models to launch in Q1 2010, and that in the 12- to 13-inch segment, Intel will be pushing CULV-based ultra-thin notebooks using Montevina CPUs as the major force targeting the US$699-1,100 price range that takes in the low end Apple MacBooks, as well as some traditional notebooks that offer a good performance/price ratio.
Intel is reportedly also mulling phase-out of the Atom N280 and GN40 chipset combination for netbooks, leavingt the more powerful Atom N270 and 945GSE chipset as the netbook mainstays until fall, to then be replaced by the next-generation Atom CPU (Pineview) and (Tiger Point) chipset, plus the chipmaker will offer a standard 8.9-inch netbook for white-box vendors featuring the Atom N270 CPU, 945GSE chipset, 512MB memory, and 8GB or 16GB flash-based storage.
VillageTronic Vibook Connects Up To Six Monitors To Your 'Book Via USB
Vibook, a new USB-DVI graphic cable From Villagetronics, allows you to connect simultaneously up to 6 screens to your computer, both Mac and PC, portable and home computer. Vibook cable is suitable for all kinds of projectors or screens - both digital and analog. It offers you a new way to work by taking advantage of having 6 monitors connected at the same time.
Vibook offers you the possibility to connect and manage all different screens, increasing your working area on which you can organize different documents and programs. Thanks to its small size, you can easily connect or fix ViBook directly to the monitor. In this way you can save space and eliminate annoying cables; your working area will be tidy and without obstacles. With ViBook you can read your emails, support a video conference, work on a Excel document and check your profile on Facebook, all at the same time. Simply connect different monitors with one or more Vibook and you can concentrate on your projects without efforts.
With the USB-DVI graphic cable Vibook you decide what to do and when to do it. You can save time and optimize your productivity.
Vibook is also useful for people that want to manage at the same time mails, documents or connecting programs at home. Vibook offers you the possibility to connect different "videos" to your computer, allowing you to work on different activities simultaneously with satisfaction. You don't need to be a software developer, a student, an operator of the financial sector nor a creative person, with Vibook you can always manage your tasks in the best way, optimizing your time, your works, and the space on the working area.
Thanks to its ergonomic design and small dimension, you can choose to connect Vibook directly to the display, by using a small supplied adapter, or fix it to the monitor through a fastening bracket positioned on the back of the screen, with screws (VESA) or double-sided tape, supplied in the packaging.
The Vibook cable, connected through USB, has a higher compatibility compared to the other devices sold on the market. Its internal structure, in fact, develops a maximum consumption of 450 milliamps, for this reason it complies with USB specifications, unlike other solutions that require a bulky mains adapter plug. This characteristic, both with the heat sink, ensures a lower operational temperature and, consequently, a lower energy consumption and a longer life of the product. Also for this reason, Vibook has a 3 years warranty.
- Support for sleep or suspension mode.
- Complete support for HotPlug&Play.
- Rotation support, vertical screens.
- Prestigious software supplied.
- Corresponding with maximum USB (500mA) consumer specifications
- Maximum quality with the highest resolutions (DVI and VGA)
- Specific software driver for business installations.
Besides Vibook, you have a large range of accessories created to simplify your life and to give you a better solution in every moment.
Supplied in the package:
Conversion cable VGA-DVI supplying maximum quality of the analog signal
"Complete" Licence with an important software, VTMultidisplay, with a value of 49 dollars
Adapter for direct connection to the screen.
Support VESA for screen fastening, through screws or double-sided tape
Bands to keep the cables tidy (two pieces)
High quality USB cable (1,5 m)
Optional accessories not included:
Longer USB cable expressly conceived to ensure the best functioning with Vibook (3 m)
High quality VGA-DVI longer cable (1,5 m)
Additional VESA supports, to fix more screens to Vibook
- In addition to the specific graphics control panels and functionalities, Village Tronic is bundling with ViBook its innovative, comprehensive multi display utilities: VT MultiDisplay and VT Voilõ, two incredible Windows utilities that extends the operating system's multi display support with a wide range of features: Window management, Desktop wallpaper, Smart Taskbar Application positioning, Display profiles, Screen savers, MirroringTechnical specifications
- Input: USB 2.0
- Output: Single Link DVI-I
- Memory: DDR High performance
- Supported video connectors: single Link DVI VGA (using DVI VGA cable) HDMI (HDMI adapter not supplied).
- Maximum resolution: 22" 1680x1050 (wide) “ 20" 1600x1200 (4/3)
- Maximum number of Vibook's devices: Windows up to 6 Vibooks “ Macintosh up to 4 Vibooks
- Operative systems Supported: Windows Vista (32/64 bit) “ Windows XP (32 bit) “ Windows 2000 “ MacOS 10.4 Intel “ MacOS 10.05 Intel
- Small sizes: 4,3x7 cm (1,7"x2,8")
- Distinctive concepts: Plug to Display “ Display Cradle
- Heat Sink: it keeps low the internal temperature.
- Low consumption: < 450 mA @ 5 V (as for USB specifications).
- 3 Years Warranty
- VGA quality: improved thanks to quality components.
- Additional software: VTMultidisplay (Windows) “ VTVoilõ (Macintosh)
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Vicomsoft FTP Client 4.6.1 Update Adds Features, Fixes Bugs
If you read my 'Book Mystique Review of Vicomsoft's FTP Client 4.6 Anniversary Edition here on PBCentral last month , youj may be interested to learn that Vicom has updated the application to version 4.6.1, adding more new features and fixing some bugs.
Key Features of Vicomsoft FTP Client include FTP, SFTP and FTP over SSL support, automatic reconnect and resume (a partially downloaded file can be double clicked in the Finder and the resume will take place automatically.), Directory synchronization, remote editing with any app, and FTP droplets to upload from your Desktop, Applescripting, including recording, automatic FTP mode detection, automatic time offset calculation, server to server transfers, large file support (greater than 2GB), remote editing with any app., and full Unicode support.
Vicom FTP Client's Synchronize option will automatically update either the currently displayed Mac or server directory with items which are considered newer in the opposite directory. For example, if you maintain a local copy of your website and you make a number of changes you to upload only the changed files to the server where your website resides.
Vicom FTP supports Droplets, which are like an active Bookmark or an Out Basket that can be placed on your desktop, or anywhere you like. Files and folders dragged and dropped onto it. will be uploaded to the server and destination directory that were specified when the droplet was created. Additionally, double clicking the droplet will conveniently open a connection and display the destination directory.
If you’re looking for a good, solid, fast, relatively inexpensive FTP client that’s easy and low-hassle to configure and use, Vicomsoft FTP Client 4.6 is definitely one you should check out. A seven-day free trial can be downloaded.
New in Version 4.6.1:
* Support for public key authentication
* Lock icon displayed in FTP Browser when connection is secure
* IPv6 support via EPSV/EPRT commands
* Ability to set server modification date/time on uploaded files
* Fixed purchase problems in Mac OS X 10.3.9
* Automatic upgrade facility for existing registered users
* FTP, SFTP and FTP over SSL
* Automatic reconnect and resume
* Directory synchronization
* Remote editing with any app
* FTP droplets to upload from your Desktop
* Mac OS X Version 10.3.9 or higher
* Universal Binary for PowerPC and Intel
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TechRestore Overnight 500 Gigabyte 7200 RPM MacBook & MacBook Pro Hard Drive Upgrade Service with Data Transfer & Free Shipping
TechRestore, Inc. announced today that they have begun offering the first 500 Gigabyte, 7200 RPM Overnight Drive Upgrade service that includes data transfer and free shipping.
A new speed barrier has been broken with the Seagate ST9500420AS 7200RPM hard drive that allows for maximum storage and maximum speed. TechRestore's high-speed overnight hard drive upgrade service is completed within 24-hours and includes installation of the new drive into the users MacBook or MacBook Pro, data transfer from the old hard drive onto the new drive and Free return shipping. An exact clone of the users data is transferred to the new drive ready for immediate use when their Mac is returned to them. Clients also have the option of having their old hard drive installed into an external enclosure for an additional $39, which works great with the revolutionary new Time-Machine backup feature in Mac OS 10.5 Leopard. Nationwide door-to-door pickup service is available for the upgrade as well as local pickup from one of over 2000 TechRestore local pickup centers throughout the United States.
"This is the drive we have all been waiting for", said Shannon Jean, Founder and President of TechRestore. "The high speed 500 Gigabyte drive, coupled with our high speed overnight installation and data transfer service is a fantastic combination for MacBook and MacBook Pro owners."
The upgrade is available immediately with pricing as follows:
Overnight 500GB 7200RPM Overnight Drive Upgrade for MacBook and MacBook Pro: $299
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