Samsung SyncMaster 206BW

Samsung SyncMaster 206BW-R
Size: 20″ Wide
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1680 x 1050
Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
Viewing Angle: 160/160
Response Time: 2ms
Input: VGA, DVI-D

The Samsung SyncMaster 206BW has a simple yet nice design. Unlike Dell‘s UltraSharp 20″ wide LCD monitors, Samsung’s 206BW uses a TN LCD that brings down the cost of manufacturing and improves the response time but limits the viewing angle to just 160/160. Dell’s UltraSharp models typically feature at least 170 and in most cases 178/178 degrees. The contrast ratio of 3000:1 is remarkable and should provide very good picture quality, but you should be looking at it not far from the middle of the screen. For someone interested in a very good performer that is more concerned about gaming and does not mind the limited viewing angle the 206BW should serve quite well.

Akihabara news

[tags]Samsung, 20″, Wide LCD Monitor, 1680 x 1050, TN[/tags]

Sharp 2.2″ Mobile LCD

Sharp 2.2″ Mobile LCD
Size: 2.2″
Pixel Format: 240 x 320
Contrast Ratio: 2000:1
Viewing Angle: 176/176
Response Time: 8ms

Just looking at the specifications you would think you’re looking at a LCD TV panel! The 2.2″ LCD from Sharp is remarkable as it has an extremely high contrast ratio of 2000:1 and viewing angles that are better than most 17″ and 19″ LCD monitors and low-end LCD TVs. The 8ms is fairly quick too. Any mobile phone sporting this little 2.2″ LCD will look fabulous.

Source: Sharp

[tags]Sharp, 2.2″, Mobile LCD, 240 x 320[/tags]

Gateway C-142XL: 14″ Wide Convertible Tablet PC

Gateway C-142XL Specifications
Display: 14.0″ Touch LCD
Aspect Ratio: 15:9
Pixel Format: 1280 x 768
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon X2300 HD 128MB GDDR3 (Up to 256MB using HyperMemory)
CPU: 2.40GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T8300 800MHz FSB, 3MB L2 Cache
Memory: 3GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM (1GB and 2GB Sticks), Up to 4GB
HD: 250GB 5400RPM SATA 8MB Cache
Optical: 8x MultiFormat DL DVD-RW/RAM
Battery: 8-Cell Lithium Ion
Connectivity: USB 2.0 (3), VGA, FireWire, PCMCIA Type II, 7-in-1 Media Card Reader (MS, MS Pro, MMC, SD, xD, MiniSD, RS-Multimedia), V.92 56K Modem, 1000 Ethernet, WiFi (Intel 3945 802.11a/b/g)
Dimension: 13.58 x 10.51 x 1.26″
Weight: 6.2lbs
Price: $1519.96 (at Gateway)

Gateway‘s C-142XL is a pretty nicely designed convertible tablet PC with a 14.0″ wide touch LCD. The pixel format of 1280 x 768 is slightly dated as most wide formats of this size tend to sport a pixel format of 1280 x 800, giving you just a bit more (32 rows to be exact). The Radeon X2300 GPU isn’t going to give you stellar graphics performance but if you’re just limited to conducting boring office work on it, then it should be fine. The C-142XL is a bit porky as it weighs in starting at 6.2lbs.

Source: LAPTOP Magazine

[tags]Gateway, Gateway C-142XL, 14.0″, 1280 x 768, Convertible Tablet PC[/tags]

Sansa Connect

Sansa Connect
Display Size: 2.2″
PC Interface: USB
Audio: MP3, WMA, WMA Protected
Battery Life: 6 hours (WiFi on), 12 hours (WiFi off)
Memory: 4GB Flash
External Storage: Micro SD
Dimension: 3.6 x 2.1 x 0.6″
Weight: 2.7oz

Laptop gave SanDisk’s Sansa Connect MP3 player a rating of 3.5 of 5 stars. The Sansa Connect is SanDisk’s first foray into MP3 players with WiFi. By working with Yahoo and Zing, SanDisk via the Yahoo Music Unlimited To Go allows you to tap into a much larger library of music compared to Archos or Microsoft. The WiFi range was just adequate while Laptop gave good marks for its audio quality. Firmware can be upgraded over the air via WiFi, which is a very convenient feature.

Source: Laptop

[tags]Sansa Connect, SanDisk, WiFi, 2.2″, MP3 Player[/tags]

Pandigital PAN150

Pandigital PAN150 Specifications

Display: 15″ TFT LCD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Pixel Format: 1024 x 768
Storage: 256MB Internal, Memory Card reader (CF, SD, MMC, MS, MD, xD)
Connectivity: USB
Playback: Pictures, Video, Audio
Speakers: Yes
Price: US$259.99

Pandigital PAN150

Digital photo frames are all over the place! What is so special about Pandigital’s PAN150? Well, it’s quite big for one at 15″. The pixel format of 1024 x 768 is good enough for most digital snapshots. The memory card reader will allow you to playback video, pictures as well as music. You can even use a USB stick to do that.

I would like to have seen some kind of remote management capability via either wired Ethernet or WiFi. Without this required convenience, digital photo frames are just glorified digitized versions of a regular analog frame without taking full advantage of what it means to be digital.

Source: InfoSync World

[tags]Pandigital, Pandigital PAN150, Digital Photo Frame, 15″, 1024 x 768[/tags]

LG Xnote S1 Pro Express Dual: 15.4″ Notebook PC

LG Xnote S1
Display Size: 15.4″
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1280 x 800, 1680 x 1050
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400/X1600 up to 256MB
Graphics Output: VGA
Chipset: Intel 945PM Express
CPU: Up to 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7400, 667MHz FSB, 4MB L2 Cache
RAM: Up to 4GB
HDD: Up to 120GB
ODD: Super Multi DL DVD+/-RW
Wireless: Intel 3945ABG (802.11a/b/g)
Battery: Lithium Ion 6 or 9-cell
Dimension: 358.8 x 264.4 x 31.7mm
Weight: 2.82kg (6-cell)

LG Xnote S1 Pro Express Dual 15.4

LG‘s Xnote S1 Pro Express Dual 15.4″ notebook PC is a red dot design award winner. The design sports a piano black external casing and LCD housing contrasted with a white keyboard area. The S1 Pro isn’t super fast or the lightest and doesn’t sport the latest in technology such as a LED backlight, but it looks nice! There are, of course, other features.

LG Xnote S1 Pro Express Dual 15.4

The S1 Pro sports a 5.1 SRS TruSurround sound system, a biometric fingerprint reader, a 5-in-1 multimedia card slot, and an ExpressCard/54 slot. There is also an optional port replicator that gives you a bunch of additional ports: USB, VGA, DVI, S-Video, SPDIF, FireWire, Serial, Parallel (who needs this?), RJ45, Mic In, Line In, Line Out and PS/2 (huh?).

You can get the 15.4″ LCD with a pixel format of 1280 x 800 or 1680 x 1050. It would have been nice to see an option for 1440 x 900, since that seems to be the sweet spot for 15.4″ LCDs.

Source: LG

[tags]LG, Xnote S1 Pro Express Dual, 15.4″, 1280 x 800, 1680 x 1050, Notebook PC[/tags]

Nokia 6120 Classic

Nokia 6120 Classic Specifications

Display: 2″ TFT LCD
Pixel Format: 240 x 320
Connectivity: GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900), HSDPA (850, 2100), GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, miniUSB
Camera: 2MP (1600 x 1200), Video (320 x 240), Flash, Second 320 x 240 Video Call Camera
Memory: 35MB User Memory, 64MB SDRAM, 128MB ROM
CPU: 369MHz ARM 11
Audio: FM Radio, MP3, AAC
Video: MPEG4
Battery: 890mAh Lithium Ion (3 hours talk, 250 hours standby)
Dimensions: 105 x 46 x 15mm
Weight: 89g
Price: Around US$230

Nokia 6120 Classic

Don’t let the name ‘Classic’ fool you. Nokia’s 6120 Classic has got all the modern technologies but in a simple ‘classic’ design. For instance, the 6120 Classic has two cameras: one for taking pictures and the other for video calling. Yes, video calling. Not even Apple‘s iPhone 3G has got that for you. (Yes, I know. Apples and oranges.) Continuing on, the 6120 has 3G capability and connects you via HSDPA and pulls in all that data and displays them on the 2″ LCD with a 240 x 320 pixel format.

Source: Nokia, GSM Arena

[tags]Nokia, Nokia 6120 Classic, Mobile Phone, 2″, 240 x 320[/tags]

Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO LOOX T Series T70U

Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO LOOX T Series T70U Specifications:

  • Display: 10.6″ Wide TFT LCD
  • Aspect Ratio: 15:9
  • Pixel Format: 1280×768
  • Webcam: 0.3MP
  • CPU: 1.2GHz Intel Core Solo U1400
  • RAM: 1GB (up to 2GB)
  • HDD: 80GB
  • Connectivity: WiFi (802.11a/b/g), Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, SD and xD Card Reader, Gigabit Ethernet

iTech News Net: The Fujitsu FMV-BIBLO LOOX T series T70U might have a rather unusual name, but it is in direct competition with Sony’s TR series notebook PCs that also sport the same 10.6″ wide TFT LCD with a pixel format of 1280×768. The unit looks to be fairly light, which is also the type of workload that it will be able to muster. The T70U is powered by a 1.2GHz Intel Core Solo U1400, not exactly powerful, but will get you through email, Internet surfing and not-too-heavy Office work.