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Vimali Swamy
Monday, October 1, 2007
Kingston 4GB miniSDHC card
Expanding its line of Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) memory cards, Kingston has introduced a 4GB miniSDHC card that is available in Class 2, 4, and 6 speed ratings. The high capacity and fast speed of the card makes it ideal for supporting new, smaller-profile multifunction phones, PDAs, and digital devices like MP3 players.

Able to hold more than 2,000 images, 750 digital music tracks or 4.5 hours of MPEG4 video, the miniSDHC card measures 21.5mm x 20.0mm x 1.4mm. Each speed class designation reflects the minimum sustained data transfer rate (DTR) of megabytes per second (MB/s). For example, a Class 2 SDHC card has a minimum DTR of 2MB/sec. Though identical in physical size, the miniSDHC is compatible with miniSDHC host devices only.

Backed by a lifetime warranty and free technical support, Kingston 4GB Class 2, Class 4, and Class 6 miniSDHC Flash memory cards are available at Rs. 2,800, Rs. 2,900 and Rs. 3,900 respectively.


Parrot Party Bluetooth speaker system
Compactness and portability are what Parrot Party Bluetooth speaker system offers to all music lovers and partygoers. The 3Watt speakers from Parrot feature A2DP that stream in music from any Bluetooth compatible source like mobile phone, PC, MP3, and CD player and the systems that don’t have Bluetooth. One does not need special software to connect the device to the speakers. Its line-in input enables the system to play music from any analogue music device like CD player or MP3 player.

The 9” long and 624 gm light speaker features an in-built rechargeable battery and plays music non-stop for four hours. With its Class-D amplifier and two wide-band speakers, it provides an incredible sound quality with clear and detailed acoustics. The Party speakers creates two astonishing audio effects - Stereo Widening that broadens the music to fill a room and Virtual Super Bass that reinforces the bass frequencies and gives them punch.

The Parrot Party Bluetooth speakers are available with India Digital Life Style Distributors at around Rs. 20000.


Intel Quad-Core Xeon 7300 series processors and Quad-Core AMD Opteron (Barcelona)
The IT industry witnessed a revolution with the launch of Intel Quad-Core Xeon 7300 series processors and AMD Quad-Core AMD Opteron ‘Barcelona’.

Multi-processor platform based Intel Xeon processor can deliver up to 1.8 scalable performance improvement, 1.53 times database, 1.7 times ERP, 2.25 times performance/watt and 4 times memory capacity improvement than the existing Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor series. Its energy-efficient performance and virtualization capabilities, will enable customers to significantly lower their total cost of ownership and allow one to maximize data center performance and density.

Main features of AMD Barcelona are 128 bits SSE execution width, 32 bytes/cycle instruction fetch bandwidth, 2 x 128 bits loads/cycle data cache bandwidth, 128 bits/cycle L2 cache, 36 dedicated x 128-bit ops floating-point scheduler depth when compared to the existing AMD CPUs.
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