New tech gadgets: Monitor with TV receiver and cloud storage
Nov 13, 2011, 3:06 GMT
Dell's new notebook - thin laptop, huge screen
Frankfurt (dpa) - Computer manufacturer Dell is going to put its thinnest notebook ever on sale on Tuesday. The XPS 14z also has a particularly narrow frame around the display, allowing a 14-inch monitor in a housing designed for a 13.3-inch display. Dell has also managed to squeeze a DVD burner, USB 3.0 connection and an illuminated keyboard into the 23-millimetre-thick device. The processors are from Intel's i5 or i7 series, while the graphics card is a Nvidia Geforce GT 520M. The XPS 14z starts at 899 euros (1,235 dollars).
Acer's new monitor has integrated TV receiver
Berlin (dpa) - Acer's new M2 monitor series switches from being a computer monitor to a television with the push of a remote control button. Receivers for digital cable and DVB-T come included. The monitors support resolution of 1,920 X 1,080 pixels (full HD). The largest of the series - the M272HML, measuring 27 inches - costs 349 euros (480 dollars). The most affordable version, the 21.5-inch M222HQML, costs 199 euros. The series is already on sale.
Online storage for beginners
Munich (dpa) - Buffalo Technology's CloudStation should let even amateurs access their data from anywhere in the world. The station comes pre-configured and just has to be hooked up to the internet to function. Once that's done, its 1 or 2 terabytes of data can be accessed from anywhere. The basic version costs 260 euros (360 dollars) and comes with 128 megabytes of random access memory and a 500 megahertz CPU. For another 30 euros, there's the Cloudstation Pro Duo, which has faster speeds, but no additional hard drive space. The units are to go on sale in November.