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For all but the most budget conscious buyers, piecing together a home brewed rig often entails forking over a premium for certain components, depending on what you're trying to accomplish. If you're a gamer, you probably bought a high-end graphics card (or at least that's what you should have done). Do you spend more time ripping videos than fragging your friends? Then chances are you allocated a bigger percentage of your budget to your CPU than on other parts. But for professional designers, graphic gurus, and anyone else who relies on pinpoint color accuracy, it's the monitor that matters most. That sub-$200 TN panel you spotted in the clearance bin at Walmart just isn't going to have the moxie... Read more...
NEC announced the new MultiSync EX Series of monitors. The first model in the series, the 23-inch MultiSync EX231W, features a slim bezel, a weight of 9.3 pounds with stand, and a USB pass-through on the top of the monitor for easy connection to a webcam or flash drive. The LED-backlit monitor has DisplayPort and DVI-I. The monitor also features a human sensor that can detect user activity and will reduce the power consumed by the monitor by up to 95 percent with inactivity. To achieve additional power savings, the monitor has an ambient light sensor. The MultiSync EX231W will be available in November for approximately $339. NEC Display Solutions Introduces Stylish, Ultra Slim LED-Backlit Desktop... Read more...
USB 3.0 has been a popular feature ever since its introduction ~12 months ago, but a recent disclosure from Intel could slow the standard's march towards ubiquity. According to information released at IDF, Intel won't introduce a USB 3-powered chipset until 2012. This doesn't bode well for anyone hoping to buy an Intel platform that supports much in the way of upgrades. We already know existing Nehalem CPUs and motherboards won't support Sandy Bridge; it's possible Intel won't introduce native USB 3.0 support until Ivy Bridge. That transition shouldn't require new motherboards/sockets—Most Core 2 motherboards that supported Conroe also supported Penryn—but Intel has a history of changing... Read more...
Sure, we'd all love to own multiple 30-inch displays configured in a swank Eyefinity setup, but then we're knocked down to reality when we do the math and figure out just how much something like that would cost. On the bright side, reality isn't so bad. There are plenty of options in the 23-inch and 24-inch monitor category to choose from, including NEC's new MultiSync E231W, an LED-backlit display the company says won't offend Mother Nature. "NEC is committed to continuing its strong leadership role within the industry by contributing to a greener environment with an eco-friendly display in the quickly-growing 23-inch category," said Lynn Gu, Product Manager for NEC Display Solutions. "The Multisync... Read more...
Apple users often have to wait longer than us PC folk for top-end upgrades or features to become available, but this time the Macolytes might steal a march on the rest of us. According to rumors on the other side of the pond, the next-generation of iMac and Macbook Pro systems will feature both USB 3.0 and the heretofore dark horse candidate—FireWire 3200 (S3200). This new FireWire interface uses the same cable as the older FireWire 800 but offers four times the bandwidth. FireWire isn't discussed much these days, although the original IEEE1394a (FireWire 400) standard is fairly common, even on consumer PC's. Apple has generally ignored FireWire for the last few years, including the interface... Read more...
NEC is adding two new models to its entry-grade E Series with the announcement of the new 46-inch E461 and 55-inch E551. With these two new models, NEC's affordable line of professional displays now spans a range of sizes from 32-inch to 55-inch displays. The two new models offer full high-definition 1080p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. Other features include a built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM tuner, four HDMI inputs, up to 5000:1 typical contrast ratio, 12W stereo speakers, and a detachable swivel stand. The E461 and E551 are expected to ship in August for respective prices of $999 and $1,499. NEC Display Solutions Expands Entry-Grade E Series Cost-Conscious 46” and 55” Displays Allure... Read more...
Larger may not always be superior, but in the case of LCD monitors, bigger is almost always the best choice if you have the space to spare. Dell, HP and Apple have all caused quite a lot of drool to be spilled thanks to their high-end, high resolution LCD panels, and now NEC is deciding not to sit on the sidelines any longer. NEC Display has today introduced their very first 27" LCD product, the MultiSync PA271W. It's being added to the MultiSync PA Series of screens, and unlike many monitors, NECs are always designed with the creative pro in mind. Color accuracy is of the utmost importance on these, so you shouldn't worry about that if you tend to edit loads of photos and video.The screen features... Read more...
Asus has another addition for its Rampage line of high-end motherboards. This time around it's the Rampage III Extreme, otherwise known as the Rampage III "All That + Back Of Chips." It's not as if the company's Rampage II Extreme was exactly lacking in features, but here we have the Rampage III with a few goodies the Rampage II didn't carry. Specifically, the Rampage III carries four PCIe 2.0 slots (configurable in combinations of x16/x16 down to four x8 lanes), a total of nine SATA ports, two of which are 6G-compatible, eight fan headers, two USB 3.0 ports, and it comes with full versions of 3DMark Vantage and Kaspersky antivirus. That's one more PCIe slot, two more SATA ports, and two USB... Read more...
NEC announced its first LED-backlit desktop monitor. The new 22-inch MultiSync EA222WMe provides the same amount of brightness as other panel types but requires 20% less power due to its LED technology. In comparison to previous generation LCDs from NED, the EA222WMe uses up to 52% less power. The monitor also radiates up to 61% less heat, weighs up to 25% less, and uses up to 15% less packaging. In addition, the monitor is compliant with ENERGY STAR 5.0, TCO 5.0, and EPEAT Gold standards. The monitor and cables in this display are free of mercury, halogen, and arsenic. To help users track their carbon savings, the display offers a resettable carbon footprint meter that calculates the reduction... Read more...
NEC's most recent announcement (before this one, obviously) was focused on USB 3.0. This one, however, has absolutely nothing to do with speedy transfers. NEC Display Solutions is launching an all-new monitor today for those growing tired of looking at the same pixels day after day.The 17" MultiSync LCD175M features an EPEAT Gold rating, Energy Star 5.0 logo and plenty of eco-friendly amenities. In fact, the ECO Mode allows users to maneuver between two energy-savings modes and enables the calculation of power consumption savings for the monitor’s carbon footprint meter. Specs are pretty average for a monitor such as this, and it won't do you much good if you're looking for a new screen to watch... Read more...
Waiting for new interface standards to actually be useful, is a bit like watching grass grow—in slow motion. The ratification stage can seem interminable, and the design, manufacturing, and deployment phases are the icing on Miss Havisham's wedding cake. Today's good news, for anyone waiting for USB 3, is that a host controller designed by NEC (µPD720200 if you're feeling geeky) has been officially certified as supporting SuperSpeed (3.0) USB. Cue applause.The host controller supports up to two USB 3.0 devices, and connects to the northbridge via a PCI-E Gen 2 link, as shown in the diagram below.And hey—if diagrams are really your thing, we've got this: What we've got here is a USB controller... Read more...
19" monitors just feel a bit tiny this day and age. For the most part, 20" and 24" LCDs are within reach, with 17" and 19" LCDs reserved only for those working in tight spaces and needing a secondary display. If that's you, however, you may be interested in NEC's MultiSync EA190M.The 19" display provides a rare look at a standard-aspect ratio screen, which is great for certain design professionals who still need to look at 5:4 objects rather than 16:9 or 16:10 widescreen. Aimed specifically at business environments, government applications and education users, the panel consumes 50% less energy and contains 50% less mercury than traditional LCD monitors. The one-touch ECO mode allows users to... Read more...
NEC announced a new 23-inch desktop display for use in enterprise business environments, education, and government applications. The new MultiSyncEA231WMi is a 16:9 widescreen monitor with several advanced features including an IPS panel, which enables a large viewing angle and excellent image stability. The EA231WMi is NEC’s first desktop display with DisplayPort technology. To help conserve energy, the EA231WMi features a one-touch button for ECO Mode, allowing users to quickly switch between two energy-saving modes and turn off the monitor. The EA231WMi also has a built-in ambient light sensor that detects the brightness of the environment and adjusts the display with the most appropriate... Read more...
Currently, there aren't very man netbooks (or notebooks, for that matter) out there with both an HDD and an SSD within, but those systems just got a tiny bit less rare. NEC has today announced its LaVie Light line of machines, making it the first Japanese PC maker to craft a netbook with an SSD + HDD system. A grand total of three machines will be launched in the LaCie Light line: the BL350/TA is the big winner, with the operating system loaded onto the SSD (for speed) and the HDD left empty for applications, media and other things that are less urgent. The BL300/TA and the BL310/TA both have a 160GB hard drive and no SSD. Currently, there are no prices listed for any of the three, though they... Read more...
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