Monday, May 25, 2009

HP V3753AU



Sunday, January 11, 2009

Windows 7 Beta Release

Windows 7 is officially release.

I have succesfully downloaded Windows 7 32 bit & 64 bit.

I have install the new OS with clean installation on my Compaq V37xxAU.

The review about the installation will be coming soon.

Thank you.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

New HP Mini 1000

HP just release a new HP Mini 1000, with a great look and here some of the future :

Review : Video Link

Product summary
The good:
Best Netbook keyboard we've seen; thinner and lighter than HP's previous Netbook; ditches slow Via processor for faster Intel Atom.

The bad:
Limited expansion options; overly glossy screen; needless proprietary external drive connection.

The bottom line:
HP may have arrived late to the consumer Netbook game, but by lifting the generous keyboard from last year's business-oriented model, the Mini 1000 easily joins the category's top tier.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Integrated circuit is 50 years old today

It’s half a century since the first integrated circuit was demonstrated by Jack Kilby at Texas Instruments

If it wasn’t for the invention of the integrated circuit, then computers today would probably be housed in huge mahogany cabinets with a baffling array of polished, brass valves, or at least be stuffed into huge boxes containing hand-soldered transistors. We owe a lot of thanks to the integrated circuit, or microchip, which is today celebrating its 50th birthday.

The first microchip (pictured) was first demonstrated by Jack Kilby from Texas Instruments on 12 September 1958. It might not be much to look at, but then Texas Instruments admits that Kilby often remarked that if he’d known he’d be showing the first working integrated circuit for the next 40-plus years, he would’ve ‘prettied it up a little.’ The chip worked, though, producing a sine wave on an oscilloscope screen at the demo.

The integrated circuit itself is the germanium strip that you can see in the middle of the glass slide, and it measured 7/16in by 1/16in. With protruding wires, and just containing a single transistor, some resistors and a capacitor, it’s a primitive chip by today’s standards. However, it opened the gate for mass production of larger-scale chips that could contain more and more transistors without the need for complicated hand-soldering jobs.

This was a major factor when it came to using lots of interconnected transistors, and in 1958 Texas Instruments was researching a new idea called the ‘micromodule,’ in which the components of a circuit all had the same size and shape, but still didn’t address the problems concerning high numbers of transistors.

In July 1958, Kilby took it upon himself to find the answer to small-scale modules with large numbers of transistors. As a new recruit at Texus Instruments he wasn’t able to take a two-week leave while his other colleagues were off sunning themselves. Instead, he confined himself to his lab alone where he came up with the idea of fabricating all of a circuit’s components with a single block of the same material. Two months later, the first integrated circuit was demonstrated, and technology has never looked back.

Kilby also kept very detailed notes on all of his work, and you can see the page about the first demonstration of the integrated circuit in the picture below, which is dated 12 September 1958. He later went on to develop the first handheld electronic calculator at Texas Instruments in 1967, and racked up a prestigious et of awards, including the Nobel Prize in physics, the National Medal of Science and the National Medal of Technology.

To mark the occasion, Texas Instruments has recreated the original lab where Kilby worked on the first integrated circuit at its HQ, which it hopes ‘will inspire future inventors and serve as a visual reminder of the power of science and technology combined with creativity.’ The company has also contributed to a fund to put up a statue of Kilby in his hometown of Great Bend, Kansas.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Angkasawan Programme

The Angkasawan Programme is the Malaysian national programme to send the first Malaysian to space. The Malaysian will join two other cosmonauts aboard a Soyuz space craft that will rendezvous with the International Space Station, which is in orbit around the Earth at an altitude of approximately 360 km read more

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

BroadBand WAR

Is there is war on broadband operator now?

Maybe. Its look since the Malaysian government give an incentive to the internet provider the broadband become cheap at least not as cheap as we all aspect.

The 3 of (telco) communication company in Malaysia is offering at their best price to catch a people around to stick on their broadband services. The most aggresive move now is Celcom. its give the attractive price war. you can get its just RM68 for the unlimited monthly services.

Maxis also have given a new device plus a broadband services for only RM149. This one of good approach to encourage all people for getting the broadband life style.

And for DiGi now still in process to cope on the broadband price and expected will make the others two telco compete each others.

Link : Celcom

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

AMD Readies the Quad-Core Phenom

AMD's Phenom -- a quad-core desktop chip designed for gamers, content creators, and others running multimedia-intensive applications -- will be highly anticipated by high-end desktop users, said IDC analyst Shane Rau, who said it's too early to comment on how the performance of AMD's Phenom will stack up to Intel's quad-core chips.

While the tech world continues buzzing about Monday's quad-core AMD Opteron processor launch, some are looking forward to the Intel rival's next chip phenomenon -- and it won't be long in coming.
AMD Phenom processors, which will leverage many of the same capabilities of the Opteron's next-generation architecture, should be available for the desktop market by December.

Of course, Intel has been running on the same course with AMD, announcing its Core 2 Extreme quad-core chips in April and getting them out the manufacturing door that same month. Intel is setting out to prove that anything AMD can do in the market for high-end chips, Intel can do better.

AMD Taking Aim

Here are some specs: All AMD Phenom processors will feature resources such as an integrated DDR2 memory controller, HyperTransport technology links, and 128-bit floating point units. These elements are all designed to improve performance.

In AMD's quad-core architecture, cores communicate on the die rather than through a front side bus external to the processor. AMD's Direct Connect Architecture is designed to ensure all four cores have optimum access to the integrated memory controller and integrated HyperTransport links so performance scales well with the number of cores, the company said.

The quad-core design also features a shared L3 cache for quicker data access and Socket AM2 and Socket AM2+ compatibility to enable seamless upgrades.

"AMD's quad-core processor rollout will put more computing horsepower at PC users' fingertips," observed Nathan Brookwood, research fellow at Insight 64. "The AMD Phenom processor's ability to deliver significantly more performance within the same power and thermal envelopes as its dual-core antecedents should make this quad-core processor a fitting follow-on to earlier AMD dual-core processor offerings."

Intel Challenge

Intel is pushing the QX6800 Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor for gamers and others needing advanced multimedia performance. The QX6800 is up to 65 percent faster than Intel's Core 2 Extreme dual-core processor on video encoding, according to the company. This is a key capability as more people are recording and editing high-definition video to capture, preserve, and share memories.

Shane Rau, a chip analyst at IDC, declined to comment on how the two quad-cores compare because performance data has not been widely released for the AMD Phenom. What he did say, though, is that these new quad-core products from AMD and Intel target the top 2 percent of the desktop space. Gamers, digital content creators, and users running high-end apps are the target audience. It's an audience that seems to be ever hungry for more power.

"AMD essentially created this small segment of the market when it launched the Athlon 64 FX. At the time, Intel countered with the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition and has extended the Extreme Edition line through the new processors based on the Core architecture and Core 2 products," Rau said.

"I give AMD credit," he concluded. "The company identified a niche and designed toward it. The Phenom will be highly anticipated by high-end desktop users."

Resources : Newsfactor Network