Friday, August 29, 2008

NVIDIA'S Quadro FX 2700M GPU


NVIDIA has revealed a new-fangled series of NVIDIA Quadro FX mobile GPUs featuring CUDA Parallel Computing Processor. Stressing the flagship manufactured goods of the series is the Quadro FX 3700M, with 128 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, which proffers an unparalleled 1GB of devoted graphics memory. Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, HP and Lenovo are will almost immediately roll out new-fangled mobile terminals in the market proffering the novel series of Quadro FX mobile GPUs. Some of the significant technical specs of the flagship sculpt are listed below:

• Up to 1 GB GDDR3 memory
• Up to 256-bit memory crossing point
• Up to 51.2 GBps graphic memory bandwidth
• OpenGL 2.1, Shader Model 4.0, and DirectX 10
• Powermizer 8.0 adaptive power management tools

In adding together, the Quadro FX 2700M GPU, with 48 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores and 512 MB of GDDR3 reminiscence, is an idyllic graphics answer for 17-inch laptop platforms targeting high-end intend and content-creation applications. The Quadro FX 1700M GPU with 32 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, the Quadro FX 770M GPU with 32 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, and the Quadro FX 370M GPU with 8 CUDA Parallel Computing Processor cores, are premeditated for 15.4-inch and 14.1-inch laptops, which facilitate round out the innovative Intel Centrino II-based podiums.

Logitech V550 Nano

Before we take a closer look at what the Logitech V550 Nano has to offer, below are the key features and specs for this cordless laser mouse:

  • PC (Windows XP or Vista) and MAC compatible
  • Cordless/storable USB 2.4 GHz receiver
  • Left and Right hand usage
  • MicroGear precision scroll wheel
  • Laser technology
  • Clip-and-Go dock
  • Estimated 18-month battery life
  • Low battery life warning
  • 3-year warranty
  • Price: $59.99


The Logitech V550 Nano packs impressive performance and convenience into a tiny mouse. Although there are smaller mouse designs on the market, none of the smaller mice have such a convenient way to store your mouse with the notebook.

Size does matter for notebook users. The V550 cordless mouse and receiver combo is easy to live with and works extremely well. While I would have liked some tougher plastics and paint, the V550 is an excellent mouse. As of this writing, I think it's safe to say that Logitech has given us yet another great mouse for notebook users.


  • "The world's smallest USB receiver"
  • Excellent scroll wheel
  • Great laser sensitivity
  • Glide feet help the mouse move smooth
  • Auto-off feature when mouse is clipped to notebook
  • Auto-on feature when mouse isremoved from notebook


  • Plastic base of mouse is easily scratched
  • Clip-and-Go dock seems to hold firm ... but for how long?
  • Silver paint is easily scratched
  • More color options would be nice (black rather than silver or gray?)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


One of the design entries from the 2007-2008 NextGen PC Design Competition we wrote about on is very similar with the idea that stays at the base of another laptop concept that you love, called Vaio Zoom Holographic from Eno Setiawan. You can see some pictures in the Top 10 Coolest Laptop Concepts article.

The Eternal Life/Flex Life Laptop, as Cristina Chigusa Matsushita and João Diego Schimansky liked to call it, sports a glass monitor with transparent properties when the laptop is idle or turned Off, which comes to live at a touch of your finger.
Eternal Life/Flex Life Laptop has wireless module, touch-sensitive technology for both the screen and keyboard, and you’d be able to assign different functions to the keys, as well as change languages or eliminate some characters.

On the screen you’d see holographic images looking like real 3D objects, which would be helpful for creative professionals who work with graphic design software. There won’t be any computer mouse, as the laptop features motion sensor to detect the movement of your hand. Like this you’d control your own computer by waving your finger in the air.
For the restructurability process the designers thought in using recyclable materials and a green battery to improve energy efficiency.

The slip notebook would measure 250 x 370 mm, providing hardware capable of fingerprint reading, as well as wireless connectivity with all the other electronic gadgets in your home.
You’d be able to match it with any room decor because of its neutral color and shape.

I personally see it as a stylish portable computing solution that even if it looks fragile, might be constructed from the most durable materials existent in the industry today. It would fit very well style-conscious people, those that stay up to date with the latest innovations in technology, as well as persons who prefer to have an easy-to-use lightweight computer.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Canon's New Pixma Multifunction Printers

MP980_04.jpgI always look at new printer releases as the wholemeal bread in my daily gadget sandwich - sure it probably does my body (and Giz) good to add that healthy mix of natural printer fibre to the daily gadget diet, but really, it's boring - there's very little flavour.

But for whatever reason (probably the fact that I currently need a new printer), but the new Pixma MP980 looks pretty appealing to me. They've shrunk it down from the previous model, there's wireless built in, plus it scans and prints photos from negatives. And while all of those features have been around for what seems like aeons, the new environmentally friendly packaging, compact body and 2-way paper feeding have me begrudgingly reaching for my wallet.

But before I do, I'll be testing this sucker out to tell you whether it's worth the money when it launches in October.

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