Stories by PC World India staff

Sony Introduces 22x DVD Drive

While Blu-ray drives slowly but surely making headway into the market, Sony has introduced a DVD writer with 22x writing speed, something that other manufacturers have already done. The model, called Sony AD-7220S/A delivers 22x writing speed when using compatible single layer DVD +/- R disc.

BenQ introduces 21.5-inch LCD monitor

BenQ launched E2200HD - the world's first 21.5-inch full high definition LCD monitor, in the Indian market Thursday. The new 21.5" LCD monitor is equipped with BenQ's 'Full HD' technology and delivers 100 percent dot-for-dot rendering of full HD content from devices like Blu-ray DVDs, PS3s and HD camcorders.

Intel’s X58 performance chipset gets SLI

Gaming enthusiasts had a piece of good news late last week in the form of SLI support on the new performance chipset from Intel -- the X58. Until now, SLI was available only on Nvidia chipsets. With this development performance seeking gamers will have greater choice in rigging up their PCs.

Logitech unveils new all-in-one remote control

Logitech unveiled the Harmony One advanced universal remote control, offering the same one-touch, activity-based control as other Harmony remotes. The Harmony One makes controlling home entertainment easier with a full-color touch screen, an intuitive button layout and a comfortable user-friendly design.

Asus launches higher-capacity, SSD-based mini-laptop

Asus revealed the S101 Eee PC Ultimate prototype in Taiwan. The laptop, with a brown exterior, will weigh less than 1 kg and boasts a 1.6 GHz Atom N270 processor. What sets it apart from the current generation of Eee PCs is that it will ship with either a 32 GB or 64 GB solid state drive. It has a 10.2 inch backlit LED display and a battery life of 4-5 hours. Although there has been no release date specified, it is expected that the 'Ultimate' will hit the markets in September.

WD announces 2.5-inch SATA hard drives

WD announced Friday the WD VelociRaptor 10,000 RPM enterprise SATA hard drives in an enterprise-class 2.5-inch form factor for blade servers and 1U and 2U rack servers. The newest WD VelociRaptor hard drive is built for business-critical applications with enterprise-class mechanics and packs up to 300 GB of capacity into the enterprise small form factor bays, while consuming 35 percent less power than the previous-generation WD Raptor drive.

Intel intros three motherboards

Intel recently launched three new motherboards -- the Intel Desktop Board DX48BT2 Extreme Series (formerly codenamed 'Bone Trail 2'), DG35EC Classic Series (formerly codenamed 'Eva Cove'), and D945GCLF Essential Series (formerly codenamed 'Little Falls').

MSI unveils N9800GTX series graphics card

MSI unveiled its latest N9800GTX series graphics card. The MSI N9800 GTX series graphics card increases the performance bar by enabling full-throttle life-like game play at intense resolutions while providing optimal power management with HybridPower technology.