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Western Digital ships slim 1TB Scorpio Blue drive

Posted in Western Digital by Reuben Drake on July 20th, 2011

Need a high capacity hard drive? Well, lucky you, Western Digital has shipped its first 1TB notebook drive thin enough to fit most portable notebooks. The upgraded Scorpio Blue measures 9.5mm tall and is thin enough that a MacBook Pro or most other thinner notebooks can take it with ease.

They achieved the slimness through fitting 500GB per platter and cutting out the third platter. You can buy the drive for $139 at resellers. We aren’t sure when it will come from PC builders.

Slim ASUS Eee PC X101 coming next month

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2011

That super thin Eee PC X101 is getting ready to arrive at retail in July. That’s when you’ll be able to pick one up for $199. (That’s the MeeGo version) There’s also the Windows 7 versions (X101H) starting at just $310.

To refresh your memory, it features a 1.33GHz, single-core Atom N435, a six-cell battery, and a small SSD (probably 16GB). Do you want one? Looks sweet in red.

NEC MEDIAS WP N-06C announced in Japan, is slim and waterproof

Posted in Mobile Phones by Reuben Drake on May 16th, 2011

We were already excited about the NEC MEDIAS N-06C last month, but now that we see just how thin this thing is, we may end up shaving with it too. The device will arrive in June or July and it is also waterproof for those days at the beach.

This 7.9mm-thick Android 2.3 phone features a 4-inch 854 x 480 LCD, a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255, 512MB RAM, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and microSDHC expansion. It looks pretty sexy.

Samsung SE-406A Slim External 3D Blu-ray Combo

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2011

Samsung has introduced a new external Blu-ray combo drive. It looks nice and sleek and even features an anti-fingerprint surface so you can avoid smudge marks. The SE-406A external Blu-ray drive also comes with software that will turn 2D DVD movies into 3D.

The device provides several speeds across different data media types: 6X BD-R, 4X BD-R Dual Layer, 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD±R recording, 8X DVD-RAM recording, 6X DVD+R Dual Layer recording, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer recording, 8X DVD+RW recording and 6X DVD-RW recording. You can expect it to arrive in April 2011 for $150.

World’s thinnest smartphone from NEC is just 7.7mm thick

Posted in NEC by Conner Flynn on February 21st, 2011

We have some pictures of NEC’s upcoming Android phone, which is super skinny. The NEC Medias is just 7.7mm thick all the way from the top to the bottom, not just in one area, like the Xperia Arc is. The phone will weigh just 105g, with a 4″ (854 x 480) display and an 800MHz processor.

Other features include a 5.1 megapixel camera, digital TV tuner and an e-wallet function. It will run on Android 2.2 and we aren’t holding our breath waiting for this one in the US. So, how did they get it so thin?

New slim notebooks to arrive soon, looking for MacBook Air

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2011

Apple’s MacBook Air is still enjoying being the slimmest notebook around, since the Dell Adamo has been axed. Soon it will have some competition though since Acer, Asus and Lenovo are all planning to launch new ultra-thin notebooks in the second quarter of 2011 and they will feature components that are more competitive than Apple’s MacBook Air.

That means that they can sell them at a lower price. Acer will release its new Timeline notebooks, Asus will has its U-series slim models and Lenovo is offering new ultra-thin models of its IdeaPad. The prices on these notebooks should be below $1,000.

Huawei S7 Slim Android Tablet to debut at MWC 2011

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on February 7th, 2011

Among the Android tablets that will be shown at MWC 2011, Huawei will be releasing an updated version of their S7 tablet, the Huawei S7 Slim. Huawei was nice enough to release some photos of the S7 Slim Android tablet, but we don’t yet have any specs.

But judging by the image, it looks like it has a front facing video camera, and will probably feature a 7 inch display like the previous model. It won’t be long before we get more info at any rate.

Logitec launches new 500GB Slim External HDD

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2011

Logitec has just the thing if you are looking for a new external hard disk drive. You might want to check out the new Logitec LHD-PBG500U2W. This External HDD measures 75.5mm x 115mm x 13mm and has a noise level of only 18db.

This external hard drive will deliver 500GB of storage and is apparently Sony PlayStation 3 compatible. The Logitec LHD-PBG500U2W will be available in Japan starting next month for 9,000 Yen or about $109.

Victorinox introduces a slim range of flash drives

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on January 11th, 2011

If these flash drives look like knives, that is no mistake. Knife maker Victorinox has unveiled it new range of Slim Flash Drives in penknife cases. And no, these won’t get you in trouble at the airport. The Victorinox Slim and Slim Duo include all the standard pocket knife functions including blade, nail file and scissors, so you will always be ready for any task.

The Victorinox Slim flash drive can store up to 64Gb of data and can be secured using a personal password, with 128GB for the Victorinox Slim Duo. The Victorinox Secure SSD is actually the world’s smallest 256GB solid-state drive and includes security software that provides automatic back-up functions with Zero-Footprint capability to ensure anonymity while web surfing. The bookmarks and favorites manager will synchronize your documents and folders between more than one computer as well.

Poco Pro digital camera is super slim

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2010

Cameras are pretty slim these days, but most are not the size of a credit card.The Poco Pro digital camera on the other hand is the size of a credit card. Just a bit thicker actually. It is capable of shooting 14-megapixel stills and can also record video in 1080p resolution onto a microSDHC memory card.

It also sports a 2.4-inch AMOLED display with touchscreen controls around the bezel. Other features include auto focus, super macro capabilities, image stabilization, face recognition and limited DSLR-like manual controls. It weighs just 65 grams.

LG E90 Slim LED Monitor

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on December 13th, 2010

LG has introduced its slimmest LED monitor yet, the E90. It measures just 7.2mm thick and the 21.5-inch widescreen (1920×1080) display comes with a super fast response time of 2ms, which is perfect for movies and games alike.

This LED monitor features D-Sub/DVI-D/HDMI ports, which are all located in the stand. Yes, that’s how they keep the display so slim. The LG E90 also uses 40% less power consumption compared to CCFL LCD monitors, so you will be saving some money and the environment.

Sony’s PS3 Bluetooth headset goes slim

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on November 3rd, 2010

The official Bluetooth headset for the PS3 has been around for a few years for $49.99 with no design changes whatsoever. Now it looks like Sony is finally making an update, slimming down the sides to make it look more sleek.

The price should stay the same. It will just be thinner with a thinner clip. It won’t make any difference to you or your teammates as you bark orders at them while playing Call Of Duty.

Ben Heck turns Xbox 360 ‘Slim’ into a laptop

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on October 12th, 2010

Ben Heck‘s latest creation may not look all that slim, but it is smaller than his 2009 version by 1.5-inches and an inch shorter. This latest version now has an internal power supply and is even quieter than before.

The system has the usual touch power and eject buttons and the display is a 17-inch Gateway LCD that manages a full 720p.

Acer announces Slim S1 monitors

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on July 18th, 2010

Acer has announced its new S1 Series LCD displays, which are extremely thin and eco-friendly. Available display sizes range from 18.5-inch to 23-inches and just 13mm-15mm thin. That’s so thin, you’ll want to feed it. You can expect low environmental impact, thanks to the use of eco-friendly materials and low power consumption.

These displays offer VGA and DVI ports with HDCP encryption, an HDMI port (on the 21 and 23-inch models), a 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time, and full HD resolution.

New Xbox 360 Arcade in August?

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on July 14th, 2010

As far as we knew, the $199 Arcade version of the new Xbox 360 would be coming in this fall. But now, Amazon Germany has posted a page with some more details. Apparently it will come with 4GB of storage (Maybe on a flash drive) and arrive on August 20th.

Even if that’s accurate for Germany, that doesn’t tell us what will happen in the US market, but it’s looking like we will see the new Xbox Arcade at least before Thanksgiving and maybe even this August.