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  • Today begins the "Cisco Digital Cribs Watch! Tweet! Win!" promotion, which challenges viewers to answer questions about three newly released Cisco Digital Cribs webisodes that convey the connected life. Fifteen winners will each receive a Flip Video camcorder for correctly answering a daily question relating to one of the three Digital Cribs videos. Read More

 

  • The three Digital Cribs webisodes offer an inside look at the connected lives of electronic dance music DJ Paul van Dyk, TreeHugger.com founder Graham Hill, and Lastminute.com co-founder Martha Lane Fox.

 

  • To enter, first watch the three new Digital Cribs webisodes located at www.digitalcribs.com. Then, follow @DigitalCribs on Twitter and reply to the daily question, asked from www.twitter.com/DigitalCribs. In your reply, you must include the hashtag #DigitalCribs.

 

  • Daily Digital Cribs questions will be announced at 12:00 p.m. PDT, Monday through Friday, August 3 - August 21, 2009.

 

  • Winners are chosen at random and will be announced daily by @DigitalCribs, just before the new daily trivia question. There is a limit of one entry per daily question.

 

  • Prizes include a selection of Flip Video™ camcorders: five Flip MinoHD™ five Flip Ultra™, and five Flip UltraHD™ cameras, approximate retail values range from $149.99 to $229.00*. The camcorders are selected by the winner, on a first to win, first to choose system.

 

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The new HP Officejet printers offer affordable, professional-quality color printing at a lower cost-per-page versus competitive lasers when using HP Officejet inks.(1)

  • The HP Officejet 6000 Printer series ($89-$119)(2) delivers fast print speeds and was recently classified as Highly Reliable by Buyers Laboratory Inc. Its productivity features include embedded wired and wireless(3) networking and automatic two-sided printing(4) to save up to 50 percent on paper use. The series is expected to be available for purchase worldwide in June 2009.

 

  • The HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer ($229)(2) is HP’s first entry-level wide-format printer with individual inks and delivers the lowest cost per page versus in-class inkjets.(5) It creates professional color documents and stunning photo-quality, borderless prints in a variety of sizes – from postcard prints to 13 x 19-inch posters. The printer is expected to be available for purchase in North America, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa in July 2009.


As part of the HP Eco Solutions program, the new HP Officejet printers are ENERGY STAR® qualified and use significantly less energy than competitive laser printers.(1) In addition, small businesses can easily view key environmental attributes of the printers with the HP Eco Highlights label.

- Targeting the K-12 educational market, the PLC-XW250 and the PLC-XW200 provide a special eco power stand-by mode that only consumes 0.4 watts

- Incorporates SANYO's "Easy Setup Function" for fast installation and operation

- Adds easy operation and management through wired LAN

 

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"The importance of creating electronics with the environment in mind can not be overstated; with these two portable projectors, SANYO is taking the lead in providing products that consume less power when in stand-by mode," says Mark Holt, Vice-President and General Manager for SANYO's Presentation Technologies Group. "The PLC-XW250 and the PLC-XW200 are extremely easy to operate and offer advanced features such as wired LAN management - making them perfect for educators."

Eco Power Stand-by Mode

Using a mere 0.4 watts, the PLC-XW250 and the PLC-XW200 are SANYO's most ecological data projectors. The eco power stand-by mode saves about 80% of the energy that is consumed by similar previous SANYO projectors*. By redesigning the electrical circuits, these two projectors are able to comply with the EuP-Directive Lot 6 and the EU RoHS Directive. As an additional environmental measure, all the packaging contains pulp molds, which can be recycled as used paper.

Easy Setup Functions

Both projectors incorporate SANYO's latest "Easy Setup Function", which include Auto Input Signal Search, Auto Vertical Keystone Correction, and an Input Guidance Function. The Auto Input Signal Search automatically detects the input signal and makes the necessary internal settings. The Auto Vertical Keystone Correction function automatically detects its position angle and corrects for any image distortion. And finally, the Guidance Function displays on-screen connection instructions when there is no input signal detected, enabling easy setup for expert users and novices alike.

Wired LAN Management

Using the supplied wired LAN terminal (RJ-45), the PLC-XW250 and PLC-XW200 can be controlled and managed via network connection. The LAN connection offers settings for power on/off, switching input signals, projecting from a remote location, as well as for monitoring lamp conditions and usage time. An automatic maintenance notification function sends notices to preset email addresses in the event of projector problems, resulting in faster maintenance response time. Using SANYO's PJ Network Manager software, it's possible to centrally monitor operating conditions of up to 200 projectors on a single network, reducing multiple projector management time.

Other Features

While both projectors provide a native resolution of 1280 x 768 and are capable of displaying high definition material, the projectors' can project an aspect ratio is 4:3. The compact dimensions and lightweight properties of the PLC-XW250 and PLC-XW200 make them a perfect choice for educational and even business presentation applications. Both deliver a super bright image with the PLC-XW250 rated at 2600 lumens and the PLC-XW200 rated at 2200 lumens.

It may seem like only yesterday (or a couple of months ago) that Acer was rolling out its very first Timeline laptops to much fanfare, but it's now already turned things around and kicked out a whole new addition to the line-up: the 8000 series. Apparently aimed at both business users and average folk, this one will be available in 13.3-, 14- and 15.6-inch variations, and pack the usual Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Solo ULV processors, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, a 160GB or 500GB hard drive (or even an 80GB Intel X25-M SSD, for those looking to go all out), and either some basic Intel GMA 4500MHD graphics or a ATI's 4330 dedicated GPU -- not to mention some bonuses like a multitouch trackpad and optional 3G (at a later date, it seems). No word on pricing or availability just yet, but it seems safe to bet that at least the entry-level models will be sub-$1000, if the current Timelines are any indication.

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Aspire Timeline Series notebooks are slim and light, measuring only 1" at the thinnest point. The energy-conscious Timeline notebooks feature lower power consumption for long-lasting and energy-efficient portability, and range from an ultra-light 1.6kg (3.5lb) for the 13.3" 3810T model, 1.9kg (4.2 lb) for the 14" 4810T model, and just 2.4kg (5.3lb) for the 15.6" 5810T model, making them both lighter and easier to carry around than anything comparable. The Timeline notebooks pack at least 8 hours of earth-friendly battery life and are available at a very affordable price tag.

The first Aspire One netbooks debuted at Computex 2008, and this year Acer is showcasing its full range of netbook offerings targeting different mobile consumer needs. The Aspire One 751 Series is the company's first 11.6" netbook with a full-size keyboard for easy typing even for touch typists. Consumers can watch high-definition content on the large LED-backlit display (16:9 ratio, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution), and enjoy 5.1-channel audio with Dolby® Headphone. The extended 6-cell battery for the AO751 can provide uptime of up to 81 hours.

Meanwhile, the next generation 10.1" Aspire One netbooks -- the AO531 and AOD250 -- are thinner and lighter than their predecessor, and ideal for anyone on the move. These groundbreaking advancements usher in the new netbook generation for long lasting fun and productivity on the road.

For the generation that has grown up with the Internet and can find just about anything online, the new Dell Studio 14z laptop makes it easy to carry their digital world with them. Designed for students and others on the go who demand the perfect balance of mobility and performance, the Studio 14z is a homework-busting system by day and an entertainment powerhouse by night.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Thin, cool designfor those who download media from online
  • Powerful, mobile entertainment system combines HD resolution screen with great audio and 500GB hard drive option

 

 

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It features a svelte design and a huge 500GB* hard drive option that can store up to 125,000 songs, 142,000 photos or 133 DVD quality movies*. The Studio 14z allows people to watch their favorite movies and TV shows, listen to streaming music with friends, store a vast MP3 collection and socially network from just about anywhere*.

The Studio 14z is the industry’s first consumer laptop available with FailSafe™ theft prevention. This option helps protect personal data should the laptop go missing or be stolen. With FailSafe engaged, owners can track network information and the ISP location of the laptop when it connects to the Internet, and get help to remotely erase selected files and render the laptop unusable until the rightful owner unlocks it.

“Young people have grown up with the Internet and can find almost everything they need online.” said Michael Tatelman, vice president of Dell’s global consumer sales and marketing. “They want a slim, easy-to-carry laptop and like the choice of a larger hard drive over an optical drive. The Studio 14z has the storage and speed that most people need, and it comes with color options that let them truly express who they are.”

The Studio 14z comes in six colors: Black Chain Link, Midnight Blue, Spring Green, Plum Purple, Ruby Red and Promise Pink (U.S. only). Dell will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® from the purchase of each Promise Pink laptop.

The new laptop also comes with Dell Remote Access*; the optional premium version allows people to access content via their home network of personal computing devices including desktops, laptops, ultra-mobile devices, smart phones and web cameras.

Priced from $649 U.S., the Studio 14z is available now online and over the phone in the U.S. and Canada.

Features:

 

  • New Dell Studio 14z laptop sports a stylish, thin (0.79–1.2-inches) design for students and digital downloaders who want a combination of power and exceptional mobility
  • Energy-efficient, mercury-free, 14-inch 16:9 LED display with HD resolution (720p/ 900p)
  • Intel® Pentium® Dual Core, and Intel Core™ 2 Duo standard voltage processors up to T9550 (2.66GHz, 1066Mhz FSB, 6MB Cache)
  • Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® 9400M graphics*
  • Digital Video/Audio via HDMI and DisplayPort
  • Standard 1.3MP webcam with dual digital array mics
  • Starting weight of 4.3 pounds*
  • Standard FastAccess™ Facial Recognition Software to help prevent unauthorized access to your computer
  • Optional Phoenix FailSafe™ Theft Protection to help protect laptop and data in event of theft
  • Advanced touchpad control to help improve productivity
  • 4W, SRS®, 2.0 Audio w/ discrete tweeters and dual headphone jacks
  • Up to 500GB1 HDD capacity
  • Optional 8:1 Media Card Reader via 34mm Express Card slot
  • Six-cell battery standard, optional slim design 8-cell battery for up to 6:46 hours of battery life with WLED display option*
  • eSATA connectivity for high speed data transfer rate (up to 6X USB 2.0)
  • Standard Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth® and mobile broadband to connect anywhere*
  • PowerShare - Charge your USB-connected cell phone and other mobile devices via the USB 2.0/eSATA combo port even when you’re unplugged from a power outlet
  • Optional external optical drive options (DVD+/-RW, Blu-ray Disc™ read-only and read-write drives)

Source: Dell Inc