Last year Philips won our best of CES award with the Eco TV, and in 2009 other companies are following suit with their own green TVs. The Samsung UNB6000 series of Samsung LCDs is "eco-friendly", with the company claiming 40% or more energy savings over traditional LCDs. The sets also put a focus on energy usage by including a power indicator menu and an optimized energy savings mode, which dynamically adjusts settings to conserve power. We can't say we're fans of dynamic adjustments for image quality, but those that value energy savings over performance might prefer … Read more
The A950 series was Samsung's only LED-backlit LCDs in 2008, but the company is serving up several LED-backlit lines in 2009. The UNB7000 is the step-down from the top-of-the-line UNB8000 series, but includes nearly all the same features except 240Hz refresh rate. Here are the details.
Key features of the Samsung UNB7000 series:120Hz response time Slim design, around an inch thick LED-backlit Ultra Clear antireflective screen Internet@TV capable (Yahoo widgets) Built-in Ethernet Wi-Fi-ready, with purchase of additional adapter Energy Star 3.0 compatible
Pricing and availability of the Samsung UNB7000 series (estimated street prices):40-inch UN46B7000 ($2,… Read more
Samsung has put a big emphasis on LED-backlighting on this year's LCDs, and the UNB8000 series are the most souped-up models the company has at CES 2009. Here's a quick rundown of the feature set.
Key features of the Samsung UNB8000 series:240Hz response time Slim design, about an inch thick LED-backlit Ultra Clear antireflective screen Internet@TV capable (Yahoo widgets) Built-in Ethernet Wi-Fi-ready, with purchase of additional adapter Energy Star 3.0 compatible
Pricing and availability of the Samsung UNB8000 series (estimated street prices):46-inch UN46B8000 ($3,299, May) 55-inch UN55B8000 ($3,999, May)
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Samsung has revealed the updated MBP200 Pico Projector, which promises to be an updated version of the MBP-100 Pico Projector it released last year. As the name suggests, it's a tiny portable projector that can transform your little 2-inch handheld display into as big as a 50-inch viewing area. The projector utilizes the DLP pico chip from Texas Instruments. Features of the projector include a microSD card slot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 2.2-inch QVGA LCD screen so you can view the content before projecting it. You can view pictures, video clips, and PowerPoint presentations, and … Read more
Samsung is no stranger to DisplayLink technology, which lets multiple monitors connect to a single system via USB, having supported it in the Samsung SyncMaster 940UX. Now, its DisplayLink support continues with the Samsung SyncMaster 2243QW.
Going forward, Samsung is designating displays that use DisplayLink technology as a part of its Ubisync line.
With the DisplayLink technology, up to six monitors can be daisy-chained to one system, as long as all six support DisplayLink. This lets you to have a multimonitor setup without investing in a separate video card as everything is done through USB.
According to Samsung, the display … Read more
Both SanDisk and Samsung announced solid-state drives on Tuesday--though that's where the similarity ends. SanDisk's SSDs are aimed at Netbooks, while Samsung's new SSDs are for the high-performance server market.
SanDisk is debuting its new 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB pSSD-P2 and pSSD-S2 solid-state drives at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. Samsung's 100GB SS805 drive, on the other hand, is being introduced on Tuesday at the Storage Visions 2009 Conference, also in Las Vegas.
The second-generation SanDisk drives, designed as drop-in replacements for hard-disk drives, use the Serial-ATA or SATA interface. First-generation … Read more
Samsung is always good for at least one "world's first" product at CES, but I have to say this one is a bit of a "meh" for me. Instead of sticking with simple flash memory for its new line of H series full HD camcorders, the company stuck solid-state drives in them. The HMX-H106, HMX-H105, and HMX-H104 feature 64GB, 32GB, and 16GB SSDs, respectively. (A fourth model, the HMX-H100, gets the features of the other models, but relies on SDHC cards for storage. The SSD models have SDHC slots for memory card storage, too.)
The … Read more
Though it's been slow in cell phone land over the holidays, the Federal Communications Commission has been hard at work clearing new handsets. One of the most notable additions over the last two weeks is a version of the 8-megapixel Samsung Innov8 camera phone with support for North American 3G networks. Because the FCC has to certify every phone sold in the United States, not to mention test its SAR rating, the agency's online database offers a lot of sneak peeks to those who dig. And to save you the trouble, Crave has combed through the database for … Read more