Canon Launches 12 New Printers

Submitted by lalit on August 20, 2007 - 9:46pm.

After launching 8 new cameras early today Canon has now launched 12 new printers. There are two compact photo printer, two basic photo printers and eight all-in-ones. The PIXMA mini320 is a compact inkjet based printer for $179 where as the SELPHY CP740 is a Compact photo printer based on Dye-sublimination and is available for $99. The two basic photo printers are PIXMA iP3500 and PIXMA iP4500, which costs 79.99 and 129.99 respectively. Then Canon has released three office all-in-one printers PIXMA MX300 for $99.99, PIXMA MX310 for $129.99 and PIXMA MX700 for $199.99.Canon also released five photo all-in-one printers PIXMA MP210 for $79.99, PIXMA MP470 for $99.99, PIXMA MP520 for $149.99, PIXMA MP610 for $199.99 and the last one PIXMA MP970 for$299.99.

Toshiba Launches Satellite U300 and Pro U300

Submitted by lalit on August 20, 2007 - 9:23pm.

Toshiba today launched two new ultra portable laptops weighing less than 4 pounds. There is little difference between the Satellite U300 and Satellite Pro U300. The U300 features a metallic onyx-blue casing where as the Pro U300 has titanium silver casing. Both have Intel Centrino Duo processors, 13.3” WXGA TruBrite Screen, 1.3 megapixel web camera, Dual layer DVD burner, multi-card reader and WiFi. The standard model has larger hard drive and increased memory and the Pro has Vista Business and Toshiba hard disc drive protection system. The Satellite U300 starts at $1150 and the Pro U300 starts at $1300.

Tilera announces Tile64 a 64-Core Processor

Submitted by lalit on August 20, 2007 - 7:31pm.

Tilera today announced Tile64, a RISC based processor clocked between 600MHz and 1GHz aiming for integration in embedded application such as routers, switches, appliances, video conferencing systems and set-top boxes. Its manufacturer claims that the processor can out perform Intel Core Duo processor by a factor of 10X in performance and 30X in power efficiency. What I don’t understand is how can you compare a general-purpose processor like Core Duo to an Embedded Application processor. The Tile64 has a total bandwidth of 32Tb/s and each core has 500Gb/s bandwidth. Each tile integrates two 8 KB L1 caches (8 KB iL1, 8 KB dL1) as well as a 64 KB L2 cache. The manufacturer states that each tile consumes a maximum of 300 mWatt, which translates into a maximum power consumption of 19.2 watts per Tile64 chip. The Chief Technology Officer Anant Agarwal said that he believes that the company has solved a "huge problem" of multi-core architectures and therefore has a substantial advantage: "We know how to get to hundreds of cores. This means that we are way ahead of the competition."

AMD Launches Athlon 64 X2 6400+ Black Edition

Submitted by lalit on August 20, 2007 - 7:30pm.

AMD officially launched the new Athlon 64 X2 6400+ black edition. The processor runs at 3.2GHz with 2MB of L2 cache and 125W TDP. The processor supports DDR2-800 memory and will be available for $239 in quantities of 1000 units. AMD is positioning this processor against Intel’s Core 2 Duo E6850, which is available for $280. It has been said that the 6400+ will be perform 10% to 15% below Intel’s E6850. AMD needed this boost before their Phenom series is released as their present 6000+ processors were not even able to keep up with Intel’s E6700.

Sony Announces 12.4-megapixel CMOS Sensor

Submitted by lalit on August 20, 2007 - 7:28pm.

Sony today announced their 12.4-megapixel CMOS image sensor, which offers enhanced image quality with reduced noise. The sensor shoots 10.39 frames per second and is available in sample quantities for $350.

Dell Adds CableCard to XPS 410

Submitted by lalit on August 20, 2007 - 7:23pm.

Starting today, you can buy a Dell XPS 410 with single or Dual ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuners. You will add $236 per tuner to your total if you select the option when configuring your machine.

Canon Adds Two New Cameras To its A-Series

Submitted by lalit on August 20, 2007 - 7:09pm.

Canon today added A650 IS a 12.1-megapixel camera and A720 IS an 8-megapixel camera to its A-series. Both cameras have 6X optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer, DIGIC III image processor, 2.5” Vari-angle LCD screen, 4X digital zoom and 19 shooting modes. The A650 IS will cost $400 and the A720IS will cost $250 and will be available in September.

Canon Introduces PowerShot SX series

Submitted by lalit on August 20, 2007 - 7:06pm.

Canon today introduced a brand new PowerShot line the SX series and the first camera in the line up is ultra-zoom PowerShot SX100 IS, which has 10 X optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer technology and 19 shooting modes. The camera comes with 8-megapixel resolution, DIGIC III image processor, Face Detection Technology and 2.5” LCD screen. The SX100 will cost you $299 and will be available in October.

Canon PowerShot G9 to be released in October

Submitted by lalit on August 20, 2007 - 7:02pm.

According to Canon “The PowerShot G9 digital camera brings our highest levels of performance and usability to the G-series.”  Canon positions this camera towards Prosumers who want the many functions a digital SLR offers at  an affordable price. The new G9 has 12.1-megapixel resolution, 6X optical zoom lens with Optical Image Stabilizer, Advanced Face Detection technology, 23 shooting modes, DIGIC III image processor and 3” PureColor LCD screen. The G9 is compatible with Canons wide-angle, telephoto and micro lenses as well as EOS Speedlite flashes and waterproof case. The camera will be available in October for $499.

Canon Releases PowerShot SD870 IS Digital ELPH Camera

Submitted by lalit on August 20, 2007 - 6:54pm.

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS has 8.0-megapixel resolution, 3.8x wide-angle optical zoom with optical image stabilization and a DIGIC III processor with Advanced Face Detection Technology. Canon is positioning this camera as a fashion accessory with the option of a black or silver lens ring. The camera has wide-angle zoom lens and 3” PureColor LCD screen with scratch-resistant and anti-reflection coating. You can get the camera for $399.