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MSI VX600, ATI FirePro 2450, A-DATA's SSDs, Hyundai MB-910 Watch Phone

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MSI has [almost] been just as busy as Asus lately and here's a new notebook from them. The VX600 has a 15.4-inch display with a 1,280 x 800 resolution, Intel's Core 2 Duo CPU, 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD3410 graphics card, has up to 4GB of memory, up to 320GB of storage and your choice of either a 6 or a 9-cell battery. MSI has also decided to slap on their so-called "ECO Engine Power Management System ... which allows the device to switch among the five different power saving modes (including Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office, and Turbo Battery) for optimized battery usage." There is no word on the price or availability of this laptop, but i can give that to you whenever i find out.

AMD has announced the new ATI FirePro 2450 graphics card which has quad-monitor support. "The FirePro 2450 comes equipped with 512MB of GDDR3 memory, variable speed fan sink, maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200, DirectX 10.1 and OpenGL 2.1 support, native PCI-E x16 and x1, and [like I said] support for up to four independent DVI or VGA monitors." That's incredible, seeing how it only takes up one PCI-E slot in you computer. "The new card consumes less than 18W on average for 2D business usage, and no more than 32W when fully stressed." The FirePro 2450 is now available for just $499 USD.

I don't know the speed of normal SSDs, but A-DATA is reportedly rolling out a "high-speed" SSD line for notebooks. "The 300 Plus series takes advantage of a new memory controller to maintain constant 250MB per second read speeds as well as 160MB per second while writing data. It also has an uncommonly large 64MB cache to keep the system fed with information even in characteristically slower sequential reads." There will be 4 versions of the SSDs: a 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and a 256GB. They will all be available soon, but A-DATA hasn't given a shipping date or a price for that matter.

If you can't manage to fork over at least $1,000 USD on LG's watch phone, you can always go for the alternative. The Hyundai MB-910 watch phone has a 132 x 176 resolution (which is slightly larger than LG's), but only has 65K colours. The Hyundai watch phone also has: a 400mAh battery (enough for 70 hours of standby / 3 hours of talk time), SMS, MMS, email, video / music playback, but it lacks 3G. A watch phone without 3G may not be as big as a loss as we think it is, since a watch phone is new technology and may not even entirely take advantage of 3G anyway. If you're still interested in this watch phone by Hyundai, you're looking at spending only £200 ($277 USD) and this includes a Bluetooth headset.

MSI VX600 (and picture): http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/10/msi-announces-the-vx600-15-4-inch-notebook/
ATI FirePro 2450 (and picture): http://www.maximumpc.com/article/news/amd_announces_ati_firepro_2450_graphics_card_with_quadmonitor_support
A-DATA's SSDs (and picture): http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/03/10/a.data.300.plus.ssd/
Hyundai MB-910 Watch Phone (and picture): http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/03/10/hyundai-announces-mb-910-watch-phone/


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