Category Archives: Hardware

Intel’s Two New SSDs with 60 percent less cost and better performance

The yawning gap between SSD performance and HDD performance is behind the push to SSD-specific interfaces on I/O hubs now, like with Intel’s upcoming Pine Trail platform. The Intel new drives boast a 25 percent reduction in read latency, which was already about 60x speed of an average hard disk write performance also doubled with this new generation.

intel_two-new-ssdThe two new SSDs are X25M SATA parts weighing in at 80GB and 160GB, and they’re meant to replace Intel’s existing X25M drives in those capacities, but at 60 percent less cost and with better performance. The 80GB X25-M is $225 in lots of 1,000 (down from $595), and the 160GB is $440 (from $945). That’s some serious discounting, and it may well drive even more SSD uptake in the coming quarters despite the ongoing IT spending crunch.

Intel has announced two new solid state disk drives made on its leading-edge 34nm process. It’s also the case that the 34nm transition was in the works well before the financial crisis. So Intel has gone ahead and brought that capacity online and they’re going to use it to make what everyone wants right now i.e., cheaper storage, better performances, etc.

Noticeably absent from the announcement is a high-capacity 320GB drive, which many were expecting. A 320GB drive would be an expensive, premium product of the sort that nobody is buying right now so it is not tapped-out consumers. So instead of trying to sell a high-end SSD, Intel took advantage by cut the cost of making its existing flash products so that it could lower the price and sell more of them into a price-sensitive market.

Now Intel could even be making a bit more profit on each drive even while passing considerable savings on to customers.

Intex New Netbooks and its Features

intex-laptopIntex, the maker of mobile phones, computers, and computer peripherals, has launched its very first netbook, the thin and light N101-WC1100.

The N101-WC1100 netbook is available in two colors ‘chic red’ and ‘elegant black’.

The N101-WC1100 netbook specification as follows:

* 10-inch WSVGA LED backlight display.
* Powered by Intel Atom N270 processor,
* An Intel 82845G Graphics Controller,
* 1GB DDR2 memory expandable up to 2GB,
* 160GB SATA hard drive resides in it,
* 1.3-mega pixel webcam,
* WiFi 802.11 b/g (wireless),
* Bluetooth and
* 7-in-1 mini card reader.

The netbook also claims to offer up to 4 hours of battery backup.

Pros of LG’s Network Monitors

lge28099s-network-monitorsThese Network monitors deliver uncompromised virtual workspaces for up to 11 users sharing a single host computer at less than $1000 per unit. These monitors eliminate the need for all users to have individual computes at their desks. And unlike thin clients, they do not need expensive servers that take up valuable space in the datacenter.

LG’s Network Monitors offer substantial cost savings compared to traditional PCs and thin clients. The monitors connect to a PCI card plugged into the host PC that creates multiple virtual workspaces in conjunction with NComputing vSpace desktop virtualization software. These LG Network monitor, N42 Series directly connect up to 11 users to the same computer. These multi-computing solutions include built-in keyboard, mouse, and audio connections. This is an ideal solution for small businesses, schools, government offices, libraries and call centers that need to provide computing capabilities but must also consider costs, maintenance and environmental impact.