Daily Archives: October 6, 2008

ACCENT MICRO TECHNOLOGIES and DELL PHILIPPINES Sponsor Philippine Computer Society’s Monthly Membership Meeting and Professional Development Program

The Philippine Computer Society (PCS) held its Monthly Membership Meeting and Professional Development Program last Sept. 18, 2008 at the Microsoft office 16/F 6750 Ayala Ave. Makati City.  The general assembly was in full house with 70 new members and attendees.

This month’s theme, Unified IT Infrastructure: Virtualization, was supported by the event’s key speakers, Mr. Allan Divinagracia, Enterprise Business Manager of Dell and Mr. Carlos “Titus” Manuel, Sr. Director for admin and HR, FEU – East Asia College. 

Mr. Divinagracia focused on the effects of storage virtualization to companies while Mr. Manuel took a quick and fun discussion on Quickie Meetings, Clean, Clear and Crisp.  

Accent Micro Technology was there to showcase some of DELL’s best products such as the DELL Vostro 1200, Dell Poweredge Towerserver T100 and DELL Optiplex 330 Desktop at affordable prices.  Over-all, entire event was a success.

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Posted by on October 6, 2008 in Dell


BenQ Goes Green with New High-Definition LCD Monitors

With 16:9 aspect ratio fast becoming the new global standard among panel manufacturers, BenQ continues to distinguish its brand from the competition with innovation and industry-leading technologies that today include “ultra-green” 16:9 High Definition 720p models for reduced environmental impact and enhanced cost-performance.

The company’s latest LCD monitors – the BenQ E900HD and G900HD feature popular 16:9 format for superior display of HD content as well as a unique 2-lamp design that still emits the bright 300 nits (The candela per square metre {cd/m²} is the SI unit of luminance; nit is a non-SI name) of 4-lamp models, all while saving substantial energy and greatly lessening carbon dioxide and mercury emissions.

These two new models complement BenQ’s HD 16:9 LCD Monitor Series to be released in the Philippines this October, and transplant HD visual enjoyment from living room to desktop gaming, work, and video watching.
Greener is Simply Better
The glossy black BenQ E900HD and silver, black BenQ G900HD LCD monitors not only resonate BenQ’s leadership in visual display with the latest 16:9 format and smart user essentials, but also reflect BenQ’s dedication to environmental responsibility.

The risks and impacts caused by global warming over the last decades have greatly concerned the international community. Environmentalists around the world have gone to great lengths to effectively create awareness on alarming issues such as carbon dioxide reduction and energy conservation.

BenQ – as a global citizen and an eager participant in making the earth a better place to live – is more than ready to do its part.

The BenQ team has designed an exclusive energy-saving technology in developing its latest 18.5” LCD monitor – replacing the traditional four-lamp apparatus with two without affecting the brightness of the monitor screen. BenQ’s 2-lamp design features several benefits over conventional 4-lamp displays.

The BenQ 18.5″ LCD Monitor models still maintain a 300-nits brightness and 10,000:1 DCR (dynamic contrast ratio), but use only 30W total power.

The 10000:1 DCR technology help review even the finest detail especially in darkened and complex motion pictures, providing you with clearer, smoother image during movies and video games.

Through this technology, BenQ LCD Monitor users can cut down power consumption by 25% and decrease carbon dioxide by 25%.

With these new models, BenQ demonstrate how enjoyment extends far beyond hardware and technology, but to the natural world as well.

With BenQ’s new low-energy, low-emission LCD Monitor models, we hope to set the trend not only for 16:9 format, but social and environmental responsibility.

Expanding HD Enjoyment Everywhere
Among the offerings of BenQ’s new 16:9 HD Series LCD Monitors, the new E and G 18.5″ models nonetheless unify today’s digital lifestyle enjoyment by expanding HD viewing application from limited living room use to boundless possibilities in the study, office, classroom, bedroom, kitchen, and more.

A common native resolution used in HD Ready LCD TV panels is 1366 x 768 pixels instead of the ATSC Standard 1280 x 720 pixels. This is due to maximization of manufacturing yield and resolution of VGA, VRAM that comes with a 768 pixel format. Hence, LCD manufacturers adopt the 16:9 ratio compatible for the HD Ready 1080p video standard.

If you have content in 16:9 format and you want to project it onto a 16:10 or 4:3 monitor, your image won’t be able to fill the whole screen. You’ll see two black bands above and below the picture. You can choose to distort your picture, or else zoom in a little to fill up the entire space, but those aren’t very satisfactory workarounds

With the new BenQ monitors, all multimedia, work and gaming applications are beautifully displayed via a smooth 5ms response time, 720p high definition.

Image quality is also rendered flawless with an ultra-high 10,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio that intensifies blacks to reveal subtle dark details in superb definition.

Both models of BenQ feature convenient D-Sub input and DVI-D with HDCP. The E900HD further features headphone jack and integrated speakers.

Both BenQ models – the BenQ E900HD and G900HD LCD monitors are Vista Premium certified.

The BenQ Group is currently comprised of 12 companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multi-faceted company with strengths in mobile communications, visual display and network convergence technologies. BenQ offers unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrating technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Enjoyment Matters”. In a short span of only six years, BenQ has received global recognition with 183 top international design awards for the successful blending of subtle minimalism with touches of luxury. BenQ extracts the essence of Asian design fluidity and infuses it with modern technology and thus has created an elegant design that’s totally unique to BenQ.

BenQ monitors and projectors are distributed and serviced by Astech Pengson Distributors Incorporated a company that has been offering quality products and services for more than 30years in the Philippines.

BenQ has recently appointed Astech Penson Distributors Incorporated as its distibutor for BenQ LCD monitors.

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Posted by on October 6, 2008 in BenQ


ASUS Launches the G71 – World’s First Quad Core Gaming Notebook

Consistent with the tradition of breaking new grounds, ASUS is proud to present the world’s first Intel® Quad Core™ Gaming notebook—the G71. Specifically designed with gamers in mind, the G71 is the first in ASUS’ planned series of Quad Core™ gaming notebooks and an addition to its expanding G Series. The G71 delivers a total gaming experience in a highly portable package, with an emphasis on audio clarity and stunning graphics performance.
The World’s First Quad Core™ Gaming Notebook
The ASUS G71 is the world’s first Quad Core™ gaming notebook, powered by the new Intel Core™ 2 Extreme processor QX9300. The removal of the Overspeed Protection means that the G71 is capable of extreme performance through overclocking, pushing the envelope of computational processing power and thus allowing users to multitask extensively.

Superior Gaming Performance
As a dedicated gaming notebook, the G71 sports an impressive array of high performance components, such as a 17” Crystal Shine high brightness display with a quick response time of 8 ms, powered by a NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT GDDR3 512 MB graphics card. The G71 also features up to 4 GB of DDR3 1066MHz system memory coupled with dual hard disk drives of up to 1 TB (500 GB x 2)—enabling users to enjoy multimedia entertainment and games while on the move.

Direct Console 2.0
Direct Console 2.0 is an all-in-one gaming control interface that allows users to select from three processor speed settings depending on their mode of usage. The same interface also includes controls for Direct Messenger, enabling communication utilities such as Instant Messaging (MSN™), Meeting and E-mail notification. The gaming hotkeys enable users to launch their favorite games with a single touch and execute in-game commands on-the-fly. The chassis of the G71 also features a programmable lighting system, which lights up and blinks during in-game events. These lights can be configured through the Direct Console 2.0, providing the user with a pyrotechnic-like ambience while in the game.

Direct Messenger
Users can now read their emails and communicate via Instant Messaging (MSN™) through the Direct Messenger. Acting as a secondary display, it displays email notifications, instant messages, battery reserves and system loadings in real-time even during a game in progress. This allows users to keep in touch with their friends and family while multitasking between various applications.

Entertainment and Style on the Move
The G71 incorporates several entertainment features that promise to give users a gaming experience like none other. Altec Lansing speakers equipped with a subwoofer deliver excellent sound reproduction, further complimented by Dolby™ Home Theater. A 2.0 megapixel webcam allows users to communicate visually through Skype™ or MSN™; while a dedicated game keyboard layout provides them with strategically placed movement keys on a full-sized keyboard—granting them quick access to their in-game inventories and allowing them to issue commands in the shortest time possible. These features combine to provide an entire host of gamer-centric features for users to immerse themselves in a world of audio and visual entertainment with style.

Fun for Everyone
The G71 may have the sheer power to sate the needs the most serious of gamers, but it is also very suitable for those who prefer to play games on a more casual basis. Attaching ASUS’ innovative Eee Stick—a simple plug and play gaming solution that allows users to interact with the game by translating their hand motions into corresponding movements onscreen—for example, will instantly transform the G71 into a mobile gaming console. The easy-to-use and family-friendly Eee Stick—which works with all of ASUS’ notebooks—consists of an Activation stick, a Navigation stick and a 2.4GHz RF dongle. It has a broadcast range of up to 10 meters, allowing users more leeway for physical movement. Boasting three modes of operation, the Eee Stick can be used with a myriad of game genres, ranging from sports and shooting, to action and beat ‘em up games.

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Posted by on October 6, 2008 in Asus


PowerColor introduces HD4550/HD4350 for ultimate HD experience

TUL Corporation – a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards – introduces value segment VGAs, HD4550 and HD4350 Series. With all the latest features, the new series delivers superior high-definition experience to a new level at home, work and gaming.

PowerColor HD4550 clocks at 600MHz core speed and 900MHz memory speed with the latest DDR3 on-board memory. PowerColor HD4550 boosts up twice the performance of the previous generation. Besides the standard solution, PowerColor also offers PLAY! edition which provides Display Port, HDMI, DVI output, which delivers finer visual experience!
PowerColor HD4350 GPU and memory not only run at 600MHz and 400MHz respectively, but also provide the best platform for watching Blu-ray movies and playing HD games. PowerColor HD4350 will present you a vivid virtual world.

PowerColor HD4550 and HD4350 both support Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1, PCI Express® 2.0, and ATI CrossFireTM X technology, and reinforce HD gaming performance. Not only that, PowerColor HD4550 and HD4350 also offer Unified Video Decoder 2(UVD2) and built-in HDMI with 7.1 surround audio to ensure you to take full advantage of the latest display technology.

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Posted by on October 6, 2008 in Axis Global