PC Briefs: Harris Technology, Intel, Vodafone

PC Briefs: Harris Technology, Intel, Vodafone

Harris takes on AV Neovo

Harris Technology has added AG Neovo's range of optical glass-protected LCD monitors to its range, setting up demonstration units in its Abbotsford (Melbourne) and North Sydney stores. The agreement was brokered by AG Neovo importer Camcom International, with additional agreements with the retail chain expected in the near future. Camcom business development manager Matthew Mann said the manufacturer is targeting first and second-generation LCD buyers; the former with its low-priced F-Series and the latter with the high-end S-19, X-174, and S-15V models. Mann is confident the added exposure will raise awareness of the optical-glass benefits of the range.

Celeron cruises past 2GHz

Intel has raised the clock speeds of its fastest Celeron processors with the release last week of the 2.1GHz and 2.2GHz versions of the chip. Previously, the fastest available Celeron ran at 2GHz. Like the 2GHz version of the chip, the latest Celerons are made using the 0.13-micron process, have 128KB of on-chip cache and support a 400MHz front-side bus. The 2.2GHz Celeron is priced at US$103 in 1,000-unit quantities and the 2.1GHz chip is priced at $89. That is just slightly more expensive than the 2GHz chips priced at $83 in 1,000-unit quantities.

Vodafone sets up GPRS

The Vodafone Group has announced it has signed agreements with computer equipment suppliers to have its GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) settings preinstalled on their hardware. Global agreements have been signed with Dell, HP, Fujitsu-Siemens, IBM, Toshiba and Psion Teklogix to provide notebooks, PDAs and tablet PCs under Vodafone's packet-based wireless service in Europe. With the various agreements in place, users will be able to buy devices that have been tested, configured and supported by their supplier and that are ready to run over the Vodafone Remote Access service, the company said.

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