BenQ FP92WThis is BenQ's first 19-inch widescreen LCD monitor. It features a fast 5ms response time and has a 700:1 contrast ratio, 0.2835mm pixel pitch, 300cd/m2 brightness and next-generation DVI inputs. Widescreen allows users to view two applications at the same time, which can help enhance productivity. The monitor has WXGA+ 1440 x 900 resolution for vivid and detailed imaging. Other features include a Kensington security lock, VESA wall mounting capabilities and i-Key auto adjustment to adjust image quality. It comes equipped with a VGA cable and a three-year warranty.
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RRP: $599 www.benq.com.au
Sony Vaio VGN-AR28GPSony's latest notebook release houses a Blu-ray drive, giving users the ability to play, record and re-write Blu-ray disc media with up to 50GB, dual-layer capacity. It has a 17-inch wide LCD screen with high-definition, 1920x1200 image display. The VGN-AR28GP has an integrated Motion Eye camera that can be used for video conferencing. RAID technology allows users to quickly access content on the HDD. It comes with Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7400 (2.16GHz). The Vaio also has AV output options such as HDMI, S/PDIF and S-Video, and comes with a 12-month standard warranty.
Distributed by Cellnet, Edsys, Electronic Concepts, Ingram Micro and Multimedia Technology.
RPP: $5499 www.sony.com.au
Apple 17-inch MacBook ProUp to 39 per cent faster than the previous generation of notebooks, this model contains a 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM, which is expandable to 3GB. It features a FireWire 800 port for connecting to high-speed peripherals. There's also a built-in iSight video camera for video conferencing. Apple has enhanced Mac OS X to take advantage of dual-core processing technology, resulting in increased performance of professional applications like Aperture 1.5, Final Cut Pro 5 and Logic Pro 7. The MacBook Pro comes with a double-layer SuperDrive for burning professional-quality DVDs and contains connectivity options such as built-in 10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet, AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate).
Distributed by Express Online, Cellnet and KH Distribution.
RRP: $4399 www.apple.com/au
Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security ApplianceOffering comprehensive email protection at the gateway, this appliance helps combat threats including spam, phishing, bots, spyware, and viruses. Whilst it offers the same security features and flexible policy implementation as its predecessor, the appliance form factor provides high throughput with hardware redundancy to ensure continuous security. It incorporates IntelliTrap technology to combat zero-day threats, as well as flexible content filtering to support regulatory compliance, assist with corporate governance, and prevent loss of confidential information. This protection is seamlessly integrated and centrally managed using the Web-based InterScan Messaging Security Appliance console.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, itX and LAN Systems.
RRP: from $42,000 www.trendmicro.com
HP Photosmart Pro B9180Based on HP's scalable printing technology, this machine has been designed specifically for professional and amateur photographers. The printer comes equipped with HP Photosmart Pro print plug-in for Adobe Photoshop, which automatically synchronises Photoshop and the printer driver for a single user interface and colour management. When used together with HP Vivera pigment inks and HP fi ne art papers, the vendor claims prints can last for about 200 years. Users can print on a range of media including canvas, watercolour, stiff pre-matte and fi lm up to 1.5mm thick. The printer can handle various printing sizes, from 3.5 x 5-inch up to 13 x 19-inch, with or without borders. The B9180 has a colour print speed of about 4ppm.
Distributed by Ingram Micro and Synnex.
RRP: $1499 www.hp.com.au
Samsung CLP-300NSmall in size, the CLP-300N colour laser printer offers low noise emission, page speeds and quality colour reproduction. Through its built-in Smart panel, it monitors the printer and toner levels to ensure users are aware of potential problems such as paper jams and low ink. Users can also use the panel to change printer settings as well as access the troubleshooting guide. It offers various printing options including N-Up (printing up to 16 pages on one sheet) and poster printing. In addition, it has a colour printing speed of up to 4ppm and a mono speed of about 16ppm. The CLP-300N offers optical resolution of 600x600 dpi and has a built-in 10/100 Base TX Ethernet interface that can be shared across networked environments.
Distributed by Altech Computers, Cellnet, HiTech, Ingram Micro, JMills, Leading Pacific, TodayTech, Westan and XiT Distribution.
RRP: $599 www.samsung.com.au