News Bits: Gigabyte Low-Cost PC, Asus Lamborghini VX3, Windows XP Dead For Sure … Maybe

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Gigabyte to launch low-cost PC in June

Gigabyte is planning to launch its M912 low-cost PC in the beginning of June according to channel sources. It will feature an 8.9-inch display and support both Linux and Windows XP. The machine is being designed entirely in-house.

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ASUS introduces Lamborghini VX3 notebook

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ASUS today officially launched its new Lamborghini VX3 notebook. It has the following specifications:

  • 12.1-inch WXGA widescreen display
  • Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 (2.5GHz/6MB L2/800MHz FSB)
  • 4GB DDR2-667 RAM
  • 320GB HDD
  • Nvidia GeForce 9300M video card
  • Dimensions: 12 x 8.66 x 1.22 in.
  • Weight: 3.6 lbs

The VX3 carries a hefty price tag of $3,299 and is available in black or yellow. Special features of the Lamborghini VX3 include leather palmrest, sapphire crystal webcam, and titanium alloy hinge backbone. EXcaliberPC has done a picture preview of the VX3 in the forums.

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Windows XP to be killed off for sure, Dell to continue selling it

Although Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gave customers some hope that it may still sell XP after June 30, the company is clarifying his statements. In a nutshell, XP is definitely headed for the chopping block on June 30. However, Dell plans to still sell XP after that date by taking advantage of the "downgrade" licensing, which allows them to sell a copy of Vista but preload a copy of XP instead. The program will be offered on the firm’s Latitude, OptiPlex, and Precision systems at no charge, and will be offered on some Vostro and XPS systems for a small fee. Dell says it will support the program as long as Microsoft supports the "downgrade" program.

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Fujitsu introduces 256-bit AES notebook drive

Fujitsu recently introduced their first 2.5-inch hard drive with hardware encryption, the MHZ2 CJ series. The drive is targeted at consumers and features full 256-bit AES encryption. Capacities range from 80GB to 320GB. Performance is definitely a selling poing of these drives, as they have 7200RPM rotational speed, 16MB of cache, and SATA 150/3.0Gbps interfaces.

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Kingston introduces HyperX low-latency notebook memory

Kingston Technology has introduced a new HyperX line of notebook memory featuring low latencies. It features PC2-5300 (667MHz) speeds with latencies of 4-4-4-12. The HyperX notebook memory is offered in 2GB (2x 1GB) and 4GB (2x 2GB) kits with MSRPs of $84 and $132 respectively.

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