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Thread: Comdex Fall 2002 - Monday Product Releases




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    Right, let's get this started! :bounce:

    I've decided to split up company product announcements at Comdex by day of the week in the one thread to avoid having to create a lot of seperate threads.

    Enjoy!
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    *** Shuttle Launches World’s First AMD Small Form Factor with AGP **

    Las Vegas, Nev. – November 18, 2002 – Shuttle Inc., a leading provider of innovative motherboards, barebones, and accessories, today announced hdership, the XPC SK41G is the first SFF system to support powerful AMD Athlon™ XP 2600+ procefgssors, paired with advanced AGP4X graphics cards.

    “The AMD Athlon XP processor provides a blend of performance and power consumption for small form factor applications like the Shuttle XPC SK41G,” said Ed Gasiorowski, director of AMD Infrastructure Enablement Group. “Shuttle continues to innovate beyond the traditional beige box form factor, and combined with AMD processing power Shuttle provides customers with a new ‘all-in-one’ PC form factor based on the AMD Athlon XP processor.

    Measuring only 300mm (L) by 200mm (H) by 185mm (W), the XPC SK41G is the smallest full featured AMD Athlon desktop available. Utilizing the proven VIA KM266 chipset, the XPC SK41G features ProSavage 8 video, complete with VGA and S-Video/composite connectors. The XPC SK41G also uses the latest VIA VT8235 southbridge, complemented by the VIA Fire II IEEE-1394 controller, enabling six USB2.0 port and three Firewire™ port connectivity.

    “The innovative design of the Shuttle XPC SK41G featuring the VIA KM266 chipset demonstrates that small form factor systems need not sacrifice any computing power or connectivity, compared to standard desktop systems” commented Richard Brown, Director of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The VIA KM266 Chipset gives end users the flexibility to use the integrated ProSavage8 graphics or opt for an AGP graphics card, as well as a fast DDR memory subsystem and great connectivity through USB 2.0 and ATA-133”

    The XPC SK41G also includes an improved Integrated Cooling Engine, Shuttle’s patented technology which enables fanless operation of AMD Athlon XP™ processors. The improved I.C.E. technology is complemented by an improved case design which greatly increases cooling efficiency for a new generation of high capacity hard drives and higher speed memory.

    The Shuttle XPC SK41G is available now in mass quantity, at an MSRP of $319.
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    *** VIA Announces P4PB Ultra Mainboard, Delivering Cutting Edge Features Aimed at Tech Savvy PC Enthusiasts ***

    Taipei, Taiwan, 18 November 2002 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today launched the P4PB Ultra Mainboard, VIA’s premium-level Pentium® 4 processor mainboard solution aimed at tech savvy PC enthusiasts who demand the latest cutting-edge performance, connectivity features, and premium level accessories.



    “The VIA P4PB Ultra builds on the success of the multi-award winning P4PB 400 mainboard by adding enhancements such as, ATA/133 RAID, limited DDR400 support as well as VIA’s value added premium accessory kit,” commented Richard Brown, Director of Marketing at VIA Technologies, Inc.



    The VIA P4PB Ultra is outfitted with VIA’s top-of-the-line Apollo P4X400 chipset, enabling leading-edge performance features such as Hyper-Threading support for Intel’s new Pentium® 4 processors running at 3.06GHz and up, as well as AGP 8X support for the latest generation of high bandwidth graphics cards. Full DDR333 and limited DDR400 memory support satisfies today’s bandwidth-hungry applications such as 3D gaming, video editing, and ripping digital music.



    ATA/133 RAID 0,1 capacity is added through the onboard Promise PDC20276 controller, significantly boosting system Hard Disk Drive performance and reliability. Select either RAID 0 striping mode to increase Hard Drive performance or RAID 1 mirroring mode for data back-up and increased system reliability.



    Support for up to ten USB 2.0 ports is made possible through the combination of the onboard VIA VT6202 USB 2.0 controller and the VT8235 South Bridge with integrated USB 2.0 support. Connectivity is provided through two I/O back panel ports and onboard pin-headers accommodating up to eight additional ports. Network connectivity is provided through the combination of VIA’s integrated 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet MAC and onboard VT6103 PHY. An onboard C-Media CMI8738 audio codec provides six channels of studio quality, crisp, digital surround sound and supports both optical and S/PDIF outputs.



    The P4PB Ultra’s premium level accessory kit adds significant value and includes the following:



    FliteDeck™ Firmware Suite
    P4PB 400 mainboard users enjoy the added benefit of VPSD’s FliteDeck™ bundle. FliteDeck is an extensive system management suite that empowers the user by enabling full system control through an easy to use Windows®-based management suite. FliteDeck enables advanced features such as overclocking, CPU fan speed and temperature monitoring and BIOS updates. FliteDeck comprises four utilities, MissionControl, JetStream, FlashPort, and SysProbe. For more information on the FliteDeck suite of software and firmware applications please visit our website at: http://www.viavpsd.com/products/FliteDeck_spec.jsp.



    Smart Media Panel



    · Smart Card, Memory Stick & Secure Digital Reader combination

    · Combines all the latest Smart Media formats into one convenient panel

    · Smart Cards offer the highest level of security for applications such as online transactions, credit cards, electronic cash, and identification cards

    · Memory Sticks and Secure digital Cards are high-capacity storage media that allow exchange of data across PCs and other digital devices such as handhelds, digital cameras, and video cameras.

    · Fits conveniently into PC chassis floppy drive bay for easy front access



    IDE / Floppy Mod Cable Set



    Sleek cool design dresses up any modded PC chassis
    Slim profile increases air flow for improved chassis cooling


    USB 2.0 Bracket



    4 high speed USB 2.0 ports
    USB 1.1 backwards compatibility


    S/PDIF Bracket



    2 S/PDIF jacks for both optical fiber and coaxial audio connections
    Allows digital signal transfers between audio devices thus eliminating the signal degradation associated with traditional analog audio



    VIA P4PB Ultra Pricing and Availability

    The VIA P4PB Ultra is available now through VPSD global distribution partners. Pricing information is available on request. For further details please visit our website at

    www.viamainboard.com/product/P4PB_Ultra.jsp.
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    *** VIA Announces World’s First AMD Small Form Factor from Shuttle Integrates the Powerful VIA ProSavageDDR KM266 ***

    Taipei, Taiwan and Las Vegas, Nevada, 18 November 2002 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that the Shuttle XPC SK41G, another ground-breaking Small Form Factor (SFF) system from Shuttle Inc., incorporates the VIA ProSavageDDR KM266 in the first SFF system to support powerful AMD Athlon™ XP 2600+ processors, bringing premium levels of application performance to the home and office user.

    “The AMD Athlon XP processor provides a blend of performance and power consumption for small form factor applications like the Shuttle XPC SK41G,” said Ed Gasiorowski, director of AMD Infrastructure Enablement Group. “Shuttle continues to innovate beyond the traditional beige box form factor, and combined with AMD processing power Shuttle provides customers with a new ‘all-in-one’ PC form factor based on the AMD Athlon XP processor.

    Measuring only 300mm (L) by 200mm (H) by 185mm (W), the XPC SK41G is the smallest full featured AMD Athlon desktop available. Utilizing the proven VIA KM266 chipset, the XPC SK41G features ProSavage 8 video, complete with VGA and S-Video/composite connectors. The XPC SK41G also uses the latest VIA VT8235 South Bridge, complemented by the VIA Fire II IEEE-1394 controller, enabling six USB2.0 port and three Firewire™ port connectivity.

    “The innovative design of the Shuttle XPC SK41G featuring the VIA ProSavageDDR KM266 chipset demonstrates that small form factor systems need not sacrifice any computing power or connectivity, compared to standard desktop systems” commented Richard Brown, Director of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “The KM266 Chipset gives end users the flexibility to use the integrated ProSavage8 graphics or opt for an AGP graphics card, as well as a fast DDR memory subsystem and great connectivity through USB 2.0 and ATA-133”

    The Shuttle XPC SK41G also includes an improved Integrated Cooling Engine, Shuttle’s patented technology that enables fanless operation of AMD Athlon XP™ processors. The improved I.C.E. technology is complemented by an improved case design that greatly increases cooling efficiency for a new generation of high capacity hard drives and higher speed memory.

    The Shuttle XPC SK41G is available now in mass quantity, at an MSRP of $319.
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    *** SOYO® Unveils the New Mini DRAGONTM Small Form Factor Gaming Barebone System at Comdex Fall 2002 ***

    Las Vegas, NV (November 19, 2002) – SOYO, Inc., a leading innovator of DRAGONTM and other high-end motherboards, today announced the launch of its new small form factor gaming barebone line, the Mini- DRAGONTM. Continuing the DRAGONTM legend, this series offers style, mobility and functionality in one small box. Leveraging Intel®’s new Hyper-Threading® technology, the first Mini DRAGON 651 is ideal for gamers and hardware enthusiasts who are performance driven and space-conscious.

    Condensed to 2.5” (H) x 7.5” (W) x 9.5” (D), the SOYO Mini DRAGON 651 is the smallest gaming barebone machine currently available. With the discerning mobile gamers in mind, the first of the SOYO Mini DRAGONs offers a full feature set and expandability to enhance the total gaming experience.


    The Mini DRAGON 651 for the Intel® Pentium 4 platform is based on the SiS 651 chipset, and features support for DDR333, 4X AGP, integrated 2D/3D video, on-board audio, LAN, USB 2.0, and IEEE 1394 Firewire. Optimized for the Hyper-Threading technology, SOYO users can now take advantage of the processing power of dual processors with the use of only single processor. To solve the bottleneck created by the increasing processing speed, DDR333 enables the new Intel processors to perform at exceptional levels.


    To ensure upgradeability, the Mini DRAGON 651 features an AGP riser card for those who demand extreme graphics for their gaming and multimedia needs. Also included in the Mini DRAGON is a customized CPU heat sink, solving the heat dissipation issue without noise generation.


    The first Mini DRAGON will be housed in an aluminum chassis, offerings style and function. Customized power adapter and CD ROM drive are included to characterize the portability of this gaming box. For the mobile users, optional IEEE 802.11b USB wireless adapter offers additional connectivity without compromise in performance.


    The Mini DRAGON 651 will be available in Q1, 2003.
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