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Gateway 200 Offers Wireless

San Diego's Gateway Inc. is targeting trendy mobile professionals with the release of its new platinum "ultraportable" computer.

The Gateway 200 laptop weighs in at three pounds and measures .94 inches -- thinner than most daily planners, the company boasts.

It comes standard with wireless connectivity using Wi-Fi 802.11b technology, a V.92 56k modem(2) and 10/100 Ethernet.

With its multimedia dock, it becomes two portable computers in one, the company explains. The dock supports DVD, CD-RW, or combo drives, and adds only about two more pounds to its weight, says Gateway.

It includes a Mobile Intel Pentium III Low-Volt Processor-M 933 M Hz. It offers a 20 GB hard drive, and an optional high capacity battery. Buyers can choose between Windows XP (Home or Professional editions), or Windows 2000 Professional for operating systems.

Reader Response no. 245.


Dell Latitude X200

Dell Computer Corp., of Austin, Texas, says its new Latitude X200 is the thinnest and lightest notebook in its lineup.

It weighs 2.8 pounds and measures four-fifth of an inch, reports the company, yet features a "roomy, comfortable" keyboard. The XGA display is 12.1-inches, and it is encased in lightweight but durable magnesium alloy.

Customization options include the X200 Media Base, that offers a choice of optical drives, CD-ROM, CD-RW or combo, to accompany the standard floppy drive and connectivity ports. The dock adds about two pounds.

A 58 watt hour, high capacity battery provides more than six hours of battery life, and adds another 0.6 pounds, it notes. An optional external battery charger is also available.

Reader Response no. 246.

Compaq Evo and Presario

Compaq Computer Corp., of Houston, has announced several new wireless-ready Evo and Presario notebook computers.

The new Presario 2800, Evo Notebook N800v and Evo Notebook N800c, all feature the mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor-M, as well as Compaq's MultiPort wireless Internet connection technology.

Additional features include high speed USB 2.0 connectivity, large capacity hard drives (up to 60 GB), and various optical drive options including DVD/CD-RW drives.

Reader Response no. 247.


WolfeTech Development Corp. has released Sigma Mobile Enterprise Solutions, its new application for the R.I.M. (Research in Motion) handheld platforms (including BlackBerry units). The software helps administrators manage a firm's wireless networking operations. Sigma's iOTA (interactive Over-the-Air) technology lets administrators automatically update firm-wide applications wirelessly.

The Sigma application features administrator controls , including the option to define multiple user groups (with different access levels); and 128-bit encryption.

A new "kill" switch can disable access to data in a handheld unit should it be lost, protecting legal or corporate information.

Reader Response no. 248.


Boxlight CP-755i

Boxlight Corp., of Poulsbo, Wash., says its CP-755i, a light-weight (9.9 pounds) projector features 2500 ANSI lumens and a manual zoom lens. It offers "picture within picture" capacity, a remote control, digital zoom imaging, and optional whisper mode, as well as audio, video, and computer inputs.

The company also unveiled its MP-39t network-enabled projector. The optional network connection enables the network administrator to monitor and control the projector from a remote location.

The unit weighs 17.4 pounds, has maximum brightness of 3300 ANSI lumens, includes XGA resolution and SXGA compression, and operates at 90 percent brightness uniformity.

Reader Response no. 255.

Dell's 3100MP

Dell Computer Corp. has introduced the 3100MP projector, which weighs 3.5-pound and projects up to 294 diagonal inches.

Standard features include integrated zoom lens, digital keystone correction, built-in two-watt speaker, and a remote control with integrated laser pointer.

The projector ships with cables (DVI-I to VGA, S-Video, component video, RCA, remote mouse, and audio) and a fitted carrying case.

Other features include XGA (1024x768 pixel) resolution, a maximum brightness of 1050 ANSI lumens.

Reader Response no. 256.

NEC MT1056

NEC Solutions America Inc., says its latest projector, the MT1056 incorporates the company's "Vortex Technology Plus" software that offers enhanced image coloring.

It includes a built-in presentation viewer. Users can download presentations from a PC card and leave their laptops at home.

Reader Response no. 250.



Panasonic, of Secaucus, N.J., has released noise-canceling headphones in three different designs. The RP-HC50 ear-bud and the foldable RP-HC70 both feature two-level noise cancellation; a separate controller; and "Extra Bass System."

The RP-HC100, also foldable, offers 36mm-diameter speaker drive units.

Reader Response no. 251.


Dell M50

Dell Computer Corp., of Austin, has introduced the Dell Precision Workstation M50.

It offers the NVIDIA Quadro 4 500 Go GL graphics processing unit, as well as a single Intel Pentium 4-M processor at 1.8G Hz. Together, they can run graphics operations such as OpenGL and DirectX professional applications.

Reader Response no. 252.


PhotoMax Fun! 620

Polaroid, of Cambridge, Mass,, has introduced a digital camera and software package with the Polaroid PhotoMax Fun! 620, that helps users e-mail digital images, add photos to greeting cards and the use of several special effects.

Reader Response no. 253.


NotWired Mobile Office

Chicago-based NotWired Inc. has launched NotWired Mobile Office 4.1, which adds native Palm support to its mobile groupware program. It offers business-class e-mail, group scheduling, SFA and workflow management for mobile professional through the Internet, wireless devices and PDAs. Users can create events with invitations and assign tasks to others on their native Palm applications.

Reader Response no. 258.

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