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A 17″ inspiration from Dell…

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Dell 15″ Inspiron has been with me for a long time now – battered, bruised, manhandled keyboard…Still the old faithful is by my side.

So, when Dell announced the 17 ” sibling of the old guard, i had to take a peek , and to say the least – It came on my wish list (not to offend my old friend at all..)


Designer Looks!

It comes for all ages and styles in 3 striking colors – Cherry Red, Black or Ice Blue…

  • Storage – Up to 500 GB
  • Speed – Up to 540 RPM ….Good enough for the most hardcore media enthusiast
  • Connectivity – 802.11g & 802.11n with optional Bluetooth capabilities..


Technical Features (source: Dell)


Up to Intel® Core™2 Duo Processors

Operating System

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium x64 Edition
Genuine Windows Vista® Ultimate x64 Edition


Up to 4GB7 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM8


Intel® GM 45


Intel® GMA X4500HD
256MB ATI HD 4330
512MB ATI Mobility RadeonTM HD4330 (optional in September 2009)

LCD Display

17.3″ High Definition+ (900p) WLED Display with TrueLifeTM (Std)
17.3″ Full High Definition (1080p) WLED with TrueLifeTM (Optional in September 2009)

Audio and Speakers

4-Watt (2 x 2W) High Definition Audio 2.0 Integrated Stereo Speakers

Hard Drives

Up to 500GB33 5400RPM hard drive

Optical Drives

Optional internal tray-load DVD+/-RW or Blu-ray DiscTM Combo (Read BD, Burn CD/DVD) Drive


4 cell Li-Ion Battery
6 cell 49 WHr Li-Ion Battery
9 cell 85 WHr Li-Ion Battery (optional in August 2009)


Optional 1.3MP Integrated Webcam
Dual Digital Array Microphones


Wi-Fi Options:
Dell 1397 Wireless G Mini-Card
Dell 1515 Wireless N Mini-Card (Optional)
Dell 5100n Wireless N Mini- Card (Optional)
Bluetooth Options:
Optional Bluetooth® Internal (2.0) mini-card

Ports, Slots, Chassis

Externally Accessible
(3) USB 2.0 compliant ports
Integrated network connector 10/100 LAN (RJ45)
54mm Express Card slot
VGA Port
AC adapter connector
Audio jacks (1 line-out, 1 Mic-in)
Optional 7-in-1 Media Card Reader


Written by hermit

July 20, 2009 at 11:43 am

Panasonic Introduces Camcorders with world’s most powerful Ultra zoom 70X Lens!

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Models with 70X   Ultra-zoom lens

  1. Hard Disk Drive (HDD) models: SDR-H80 and SDR-H90
  2. SD Card model: SDR-S26


Other Notable Features

  • Advanced Optical Image Stabilization (O.I.S.) system – helps reduce blur caused by a shaky hand
  • Panasonic’s proprietary Intelligent Auto (iA)


“Before today, traditional camcorder lenses could zoom up to 50x, but with the extra 20x our new camcorders provide, Panasonic is the first to offer such a powerful solution,” said Dennis Eppel, Vice President, Network Business Group, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company.  “Panasonic understands that consumers sometimes need that extra zoom to truly capture dynamic colors, expressions and motions when the subject is far away, such as during an on-stage school play or sporting event.”

Pricing & Availability

The SDR-H80 has a suggested retail price (SRP) of $449.95 and will come in four colors, silver, black, red and blue models; while the SDR-90 has an SRP of $499.95 and will come in black only.  The SDR-S26 has an SRP of $329.95 and will come in champagne, black, blue and red models.  All three camcorders will be available in April 2009.

*As of January 7, 2009.

**1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes.  Usable capacity will be less.

***Video clips must be recorded in Web mode in order to be uploaded to YouTube.

Written by hermit

January 10, 2009 at 2:36 am

Panasonic’s SC-HC3 – Sleek sytem for iPods

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Panasonic today introduced the SC-HC3, a sleek compact stereo system that plays music from both CDs and iPods.

  • It is crafted to for iPod users who want to enjoy their favorite songs in high quality at home
  • SC-HC3 employs advanced Panasonic audio technology to deliver an exceptionally pure, clear sound that rivals the quality of larger hi-fi systems.
  • It is not only space saving but energy saving too.

pana1Other features include..

  • full-range Bamboo Cone Speakers
  • A rigid, low density bamboo material used in the speaker helps achieve a clean responsive sound, with crisp, clear vocals
  • A Dual Passive Radiator design cancels unwanted vibration, helping deliver a pure bass sound with minimal noise
  • The diaphragm of the passive radiator is weighted to achieve linear vibration, making it possible for these slim, thin speaker units to produce a robust, full-bodied bass
  • Across the entire sonic range from pure, clear trebles to rich, dynamic bass, the SC-HC3 delivers an audio performance that is almost unimaginable from a system of its size.

It will be available in March 2009 with a suggested retail price of $199.95.

Written by hermit

January 8, 2009 at 4:05 am