• Announcing Intel Core 2 Duo

    Intel has just passed word about a new branding decision for the upcoming second generation Core processors. Intel’s first generation desktop Core processor, Conroe, will carry the moniker Core 2 Duo, suplementing the 65nm Netburst Presler micro-architecture. Notebook processors, earlier dubbed Merom, will also carry the Core 2 Duo...

  • Samsung Offers LED-Based DLP TVs

    Samsung has recently entered the HL-S5679W 56-inch DLP TV in its product line which features an LED-based rear-projection light engine as opposed to expensive light bulb based models of previous generations. Samsung announced the company’s first LED DLP during CES 2006 back in January of this year.

  • Sony to ship 50GB Blu-ray recordables in June

    Sony will ship blank dual-layer Blu-ray Disc media in June, the consumer electronics giant said today. But anyone hoping the arrival of 50GB discs will prove more economical than the now-shipping 25GB, single-layer discs is going to be disappointed. At US$ 48 and US$ 60, the 50GB BD-R and...

  • ASUS 20.1-inch LCD With Embedded 1.3MP Webcam

    Webcams have been around for a few years and commonly used for taking personal mug shots, video conferencing, etc… The recent trend with webcams has been to integrate them into newer laptops such as Apple’s MacBook Pro. Desktops such as Apple’s iMac come equipped with an integrated web cam...

  • Acer Announces TravelMate 3020 Notebook

    Hot on the heals of news that Acer has been making some large gains in the notebook sector, the company has announced a follow-up to their TravelMate 3010 series of notebooks. Unfortunately, the TravelMate 3020 adds no real substance to the mix, just a different paint job — white...

  • Dell, HP and Lenovo Announce Joint Support for DisplayPort

    DVI-I, DVI-D, UDI, HDMI — a confusing group of abbreviation for many. Interestingly, all of them do similar things and the two later ones attempt to address the same issues including backwards compatibility while being different themselves. As far as standards go, computer and digital displays have pretty much...

  • Powercolor X1900GT Announced

    Tul Corporation, a leading provider of cutting-edge graphic cards, today announces the PowerColor X1900 GT, the latest addition to the flagship X1900 series. The X1900 GT brings forth an enthusiast graphic card for the price-conscious with a suggest retail price of USD349; by far the lowest of any X1900...

  • Interview with Benson Lin, ASUS APAC Business President

    During a recent ASUS HQ opening here in Singapore, VR-Zone has the opportunity to talk to Benson Lin, the President of APAC Business to learn about the directions and plans of ASUS here in APAC as well as some upcoming interesting product lines we can look out for.

  • A4Tech X-750F Laser Gaming Mouse

    A4Tech brings us the X-750F, a gaming mouse which packs in a whopping 2500dpi laser sensor. How does it compare to better known brands?

  • Cypress New Universal Clock Gen

    Cypress introduced the industry’s first personal computer motherboard clock generator that supports multiple processors and chipsets. Cypress’s new Universal Clock Generator supplies timing signals for both Intel® P4 processors and AMD K8 and next-generation processors, along with multiple chipsets from Intel, VIA, and SiS. Users can choose the processor...

  • ATI and Nokia announce strategic relationship

    ATI Technologies and Nokia today announced a long-term strategic relationship to bring enhanced mobile multimedia experiences to Nokia customers. As leaders in their respective industries, ATI and Nokia are now working closely together to drive high quality multimedia experiences such as music playback, 3D gaming, mobile TV, video and...

  • LG Electronics Launches Full HD LCD TV With 250GB HD

    LG Electronics, a leader in LCD TVs and monitors, announced a line of flat-panel LCD TVs with built-in DVR functionality, upgraded hard drive capacities and more. LG Electronics’ previous line of high definition LCD TVs also featured a hard disk drive based DVR system with a capacity of 160GB....

  • Super Firmware Released for the iPod

    CNET has posted its thoughts on Rockbox, an open source firmware replacement. Rockbox supports a variety of different players from Archos, iRiver, Apple, and iAudio. The firmware is updated on a daily basis and developed by everyday users of the devices. The CNET article looks at the Rockbox iPod...

  • ASUS Introduces WL-500g Premium Router

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. has introduced the WL-500g Premium wireless router, which includes features for convenient downloads and file storage, faster data transfer, broader coverage and smooth media streaming. The included ASUS Download Master technology features several innovations to simplify the download process. The WL-500g Premium 802.11g router can be...

  • AMD Quad Core CPUs Roadmap

    Models 2006 – H1 2007 H2 2007 H1 2008 H2 2008 DP/MP Server & Workstation Santa Rosa (90nm, Socket F, Dual Core, 2 x 1MB L2, DDR2 667 ECC, AMD-v, Memory RAS) Deerhound (65nm, Socket F, Quad Core, Shared L2, DDR2 ECC, Memory RAS, AV)   Zamora (45nm, Quad...

  • AMD Delays Turion 64 X2 To June

    AMD has postponed the launch of the Turion 64 X2, its first 64-bit dual-core processor, to June 2006, instead of May 9 as originally planned. The push back of the launch date was due to a slower-than-expected demand in the worldwide notebook market caused by Microsoft’s delayed launch of...

  • ATI Acquires Bitboys Mobile Technology

    ATI has acquired privately held Bitboys Oy, a 15-year veteran of the graphics industry for up to EUR 35.2 million (about US$ 44 million). The final value is subject to certain performance-related conditions. Bitboys brings valuable engineering experience, technology and customer relationships that enhance ATI’s existing mobile phone multimedia...

  • Intel Quietly Begins to Sell Intel Pentium D 960 Processor

    Intel Corp. has quietly started to sell its Pentium D processor, an anticipated update for the Pentium D family that brings higher performance for the performance-mainstream desktops powered by Intel’s chips. It is interesting to note that Intel had not formally announced the Pentium D 960 processor, nor another...

  • Intel: 90% of Cores to be Duo by year end

    Intel will begin producing more dual-core chips than single-core parts this quarter, the chip giant has revealed. Indeed, by the end of 2006, 90 per cent of the mobile CPUs it produces will be dual-core chips, rather more than the company previously forecast.

  • Nvidia serves up free Gelato

    Nvidia has opened its Gelato 3D rendering software to all, releasing a free-of-charge version of the once high-end only application that will run on any Nvidia GPU from the GeForce 5200 upwards.