Product News: <i>ARN</i> looks at the latest products for the week commencing July 11, 2007

Product News: <i>ARN</i> looks at the latest products for the week commencing July 11, 2007

Neoware m100

Neoware's m100 thin client notebook has no hard drive and does not allow information to be stored locally. Instead, all files and applications remain on an organisation's server where they are protected from data theft - a security advantage which could appeal to industries governed by strict data privacy regulations including finance and healthcare. The Neoware m100 has no moving parts and operates silently with a battery life of more than six hours. It boasts a 15-inch screen, variety of available country keyboards, and has the capability for Ethernet, USB, built-in Wi-Fi, or cellular connections. This allows users to access data from any location including offices, homes, and hotels. The m100 supports Microsoft Windows XPe and Linux operating systems.

Distributed by Infotronics.
RRP: From $1249 with Linux and $1279 with Microsoft Windows XPe

HP Pavilion m8000 series

PC design and ergonomics are important factors in the purchase decision of consumers. Accordingly, HP's new media centre PC sports a designer black finish and improved ergonomics across the PC chassis, keyboard and monitor. The HP Pavilion m8000 series offers a suite of multimedia capabilities and allows users to view digital TV and access photographs and music through a central hub. With its internal high-definition TV tuner, the m8000 provides users with a premium viewing experience, according to HP. It runs on the latest Intel Core 2 Duo and dual-core processors and is pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium. The PC also comes with HP's new 2.4GHz wireless keyboard and mouse, giving users the ability to control the PC while sitting in the lounge.
Distributed by Ingram Micro.
RRP: From $1999

Western Digital Caviar SE16

The new high-capacity 750GB Serial ATA (SATA) WD Caviar SE16 desktop-class hard drives are now shipping. Ideal for data-intensive applications, high-performance computing and multimedia systems, the drives deliver 3Gbps transfer rate, have a 16MB cache and Native Command Queuing (NCQ). They also feature SecurePark technology, which parks the recording heads off the disk surface during spin up, spin down and when the drive is not operating. This ensures the recording heads never touch the disk surface, improving non-operational shock tolerance while reducing head and surface wear and enhancing long-term reliability. StableTrac technology - previously used on high-capacity hard drives to guarantee reliability - has also been incorporated into the new drive series. While most current hard drives feature motors that are attached only at the bottom of the drive, StableTrac's motor shaft is secured at both ends to reduce system-induced vibration and stabilize platters for accurate tracking during read and write operations.
Distributed by Achieva Technology, Synnex, TodayTech and Westan.
RRP: From $389

Fuji Xerox Phaser 6360

The Phaser 6360 is a high-performance colour laser printer suitable for office environments. The unit offers colour printing speeds of up to 42ppm, with a first page out time of nine seconds. The compact printer delivers strong colour performance by combining a 2400dpi print resolution and Adobe PostScript 3 page description language. Some configurations of the Phaser 6360 feature duplexing as standard for fast, automatic two-sided printing. Said to be the industry's first A4 colour printer with a built-in 1GHz processor, the Phaser 6360 has up to five paper trays with a maximum paper input of 2350 pages and high capacity toner cartridges. The printer is easy to install and comes with a range of tools to check print job status, analyse print job accounting data or troubleshoot.
Distributed by Ingram Micro, Synnex, Alloys International, BMS Technology and J Mills.
RRP: $2858.90

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