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NEC Sweeeetness – 43 Curved Wide Screen

NEC uses the term of “unmatched viewing experience” for their new 43 inch curved wide screen monitor.  Lets forget about the $7,000 price tage for a moment.

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It’s a seamless curved design which is the most impressive feature, and includes connectivity as a single DVI-D input, HDMI 1.3, or USB 2.0.  NEC doesn’t clearly spec if the USB connection is for the monitor or an internal hub that just gives you access points for promotional flash drives, cameras and camcorders. Some notable features which I didn’t think about, but NEC did the convenience of reminding me are the lack of bezels of multiple monitors side-by-side, and auto extended taskbar that spreads natively across the screen.

NEC curved monitor

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NEC Intros New Wireless USB Host Controller

nec logoNEC has long had the best performing USB PCI card with their USB host controller chip (uPD720170) and today they are expanding the portfolio to includes wireless USB.  The new wireless USB host controller will allow high speed communication between PCs and peripherals with wireless USB technology such as USB hubs, printers and external storage devices. The NEC wireless USB host controller received approval from the USB Implementors Forum and uses the WHCI protocol developed by Microsoft, NEC, Philips and Texas Intstruments.  The Wireless Host Controller Interface specifications supports data transfer rates of up to 480 megabits per second (Mbps) of data, comparable to wired USB 2.0 connections at close range. The NEC wireless USB host controller starts at $10 for sample and development use with prices dropping at higher quantities. Source:  NEC America. Continue Reading

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