Pretec demonstrates 64 GB solid state disk

Taipei (Taiwan) – Pretec is the latest company to jump on the SSD train: The company has a 400x flash drive on display and claims that it is the fastest SSD in the world. Pretec says that the 400X SSD series will be offered in 2.5” and 1.8” form factors and read and write speeds of 63 MB/s and 36 MB/s, respectively, for the IDE version and 68 MB/s and 40 MB/s for the SATA model.

Amp'd Mobile turns to bankruptcy

The specialty, youth-targeting cell phone service provider has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing the fact that almost half of its customers were delinquent with paying their bills.

AMD introduces low-power Athlon X2 processors, DTX spec

Taipei (Taiwan) – AMD today said that it has finalized the DTX motherboard specification for compact PC - and introduced two 45 watt dual-core processors for the new platform.

Ask.com overhauls search engine

Still clinging to life in the search engine arena, Ask.com today unveiled a new slate of visual and functional updates to its search platform.

Lian Li shows that there is still some life in the computer chassis market

At this year’s Computex technology convention in Taipei, popular case maker Lian Li showed us several new case model- that are sure to wow computer geeks.

Aiptek’s small camcorder records at big resolution

Taipei TAIWAN – How much would you pay for a camcorder that records high definition video?  Aiptek has one that not only records HD video but can also take pictures for under $300.  The Pocket DV 2300 HD fits in the palm of your hand and records to high capacity SD cards.

First system vendors demonstrating AMD’s Barcelona processor

Barcelona is making a first careful, public debut at Computex 2007. The processor has not been announced, but AMD and some of its partners are demonstrating server systems at the tradeshow. Extra: Slideshow

Super Talent shows off big SSDs

At this year’s Computex convention in Taipei, Super Talent showed off some very big 64 GB solid state drives. Extra: Slideshow

Apple adds new Intel processors, more memory to MacBook Pro

Apple has updated its line of MacBook Pro computers to include configurations with the latest Core 2 Duo processors and up to 4 GB of DDR2 SDRAM.

Linkchamp shows 5000 watt power converter

Regular DC to AC power converters normally output 100 to 300 watts, but at this year's Computex convention in Taipei the folks at Linkchamp showed us one that can output 4000 to 5000 watts. Extra: Slideshow

Update: Intel launches Bearlake chipset, announces plans for sub-$200 PC

Taipei (Taiwan) – Intel today launched its long awaited 3-Series chipsets, previously code-named “Bearlake”. While we are still waiting for the FSB1333 processor to go along with these chipsets, Intel Announced plans for a Core 2 Extreme mobile processor as well as a low-cost “mobile” PC.    

Harpertown and Barcelona do battle in Taipei

iPhone to drive capacitive touch screen demand

Asustek returns to sound card market

PNY to ship SSDs with up to 256 GB this year

PNY, known mainly as a system memory vendor, is getting in the SSD game: The company today announced that it is shipping 32 GB flash-based solid state disks now and will be offering versions with up to 128 GB in Q3 and 256 GB in late 2007 or early 2008.

Sandisk announces 64 GB solid state disk drive

Taipei (Taiwan) – Sandisk today announced a 64 GB version of its previously introduced 1.8” solid state disk (SSD) drive. The drive offers twice the capacity of 32 GB units, which are shipping in volume at this time and are sold through system vendors such as Dell. Scheduled for volume availability by the end of this year, the 64 GB version offers the same specifications as its smaller sister unit, which include a sustained data read rate of 67 MB/s and 7000 IOPS (inputs/outputs per second ) for a 512 byte transfer.

Mozilla releases final update for Firefox 1.5

Slideshow: MSI shows external graphics, passively cooled graphics card at Computex

MSI took the wraps off some of its Computex exhibits today, showcasing an external graphics solution as well as a monstrous graphics card without fan.

Panasonic introduces Santa Rosa-based Toughbook

Secaucus (NJ) – Panasonic today introduced a new generation of its rugged notebook series “Toughbook”. Built around Intel’s Santa Rosa platform, the notebook now features draft-n wireless capability, updated Core 2 Duo processors and optional wireless broadband.

WD ships 750 GB desktop hard drive

Western Digital (WD) is catching up in the PMR race: Following the introduction of a 250 GB 2.5” drive last month, the company has begun offering a 750 GB version of its Caviar SE16 3.5” drive.