Fujitsu PC Corp. has released its updated LifeBook E Series notebook computers. The line features Intel Pentium III processor-M technology, with a 133 MHz processor system in the CPU and chipset. They are available with 1.13/1 GHz or 933 MHz processors, and 30/15 GB Ultra DMA 100 hard drives. A flexible bay allows users to swap out devices such as CD-ROM, DVD, CD-RW, DVD/CD-RW combo drive, floppy disk drives, or a second battery.
They weigh 5.8 pounds and have a magnesium alloy casing.
Reader Response no. 219.
LaCie Ltd. has updated its line of hot-pluggable, USB and FireWire-compatible mobile storage devices. By combining LaCie's new FireWire-to-IDE bridges with ATA 66 disks, the new 10/20/30 GB PocketDrives provide transfer rates of up to 35 MB-per-second.
LaCite reports that it has also introduced its new 48 GB unit, also capable of transfer rates of up to 35 MB-per-second.
Reader Response no. 220.
Samsung Telecommunications America Inc. and Sprint have introduced the Sprint PCS Phone SPH-N200 by Samsung.
The unit offers an improved "flip-up" form, reduced size, larger screen, and a new joystick toggle key, the companies note.
An included personal information manager lets users input to-do lists, and store important dates and appointments in English or Spanish, reports the companies.
The phone also offers voice-activated dialing and includes the WAP-compliant mini browser Openwave 4.1, for e-mail and Internet access.
Reader Response no. 221.
BOXLIGHT Corp. has introduced its new XP-60m, a 5.7-pound, 1100 ANSI lumens portable projector.
The new unit offers 1024 x 768 XGA resolution (compressed 1400 x 1050 SXGA+), reports the company.
The projector also includes a manual zoom lens, as well as a digital keystone adjustment for one-touch image squaring.
Reader Response no. 222.
Lightware Inc. has introduced its LS-8 and LX-8 portable projectors. Both units feature 800 lumens, a contrast ratio of 800:1, VGA, SVGA, XGA and Macintosh compatibility, and NTSC, PAL, PAL-M and SECAM video compatibility.
They provide manual focus, a 130-watt, 1,000-hour UHP lamp, digital keystone correction, and 10X digital zoom.
The LS-8 offers 800 x 600 SVGA resolution, while the LX-8 offers 1024 x 768 XGA resolution, reports the company
Reader Response no. 223.