Archive for July 7, 2008

ASUS to Announce Eee PC 904

Posted: July 7, 2008 in Tech

ASUTek confirmed the existence of its new Eee PC, dubbed Eee PC 904.

The new Eee PC 904 has been built inside the same chassis as the company’s 10-inch model, the Eee PC 1000, but provides a 8.9-incisplay. This screen size can output 1024 by 600 images, which is the same as the ASUS’s Eee PC 901. The advantage of this design is that users will be able to benefit from the more “comfortable”, full size keyboard.

The Eee PC 904 will not sport an Intel Atom CPU, but rather a 900MHz Celeron M processor. It will be equipped with only 1GB of DDR2 memory and comes with the same storage capacity as the Eee PC 1000, which is 80GB. According to ASUS, its new netbook will weigh no more than 1.4kg.

The price tag of the Eee PC 904 has been set to US$528.

Intel CPU Price Cuts to Come Soon

Posted: July 7, 2008 in Tech

Intel is reportedly going to implement a price cut anytime soon.

Intel’s lowest 45nm Intel Core 2 processor, which has a core speed of 2.53 and comes with 3MB of L2 cache, is among the products that will come cheaper.

Along with it, the top E8500 model, as well as other Intel Core 2 Duo processors are expected to come with lower price tags.

These CPUs are targeted to the mid-range market which, in turn, means that most computer users will benefit from the rumored price cuts, if they do materialize.

NBC Universal announced that they are collaborating with Bain Capital and Blackstone Group to acquire The Weather Channel from Landmark Communications for US$3.5 billion in cash.

The deal includes the television channel in addition to their website Weather.com.

NBC and Landmark added in a statement that The Weather Channel would continue to operate as a separate entity.

Pioneer announced that it has succeeded in developing a 16-layer read-only optical disc with a staggering capacity of 400 gigabytes.

The 16-layer optical disc technology is able of storing much more data on one disc when compared with the conventional discs. Even more, once it becomes an industry standard, it will greatly reduce the number of discs.