engage magazine issue 004 \'07 - Page 82

82 PRODUCTS Technology engage with technology In every issue of engage you will find up-to-date technology news, reviews and information. In fact we will go out of our way to bring the most up-to-date available technology to you. Apple iPhone Sony Ericsson introduces one of the coolest devices you can have this summer. The iPhone comes with Theme 4.0 support and features the most revolutionary user interface since the mouse. It is an entirely new interface based on a large multi-touch display and innovative new software that lets you control everything using only your fingers. You can glide through albums with Cover Flow, flip through photos and email them with a touch, or zoom in and out on a section of a web page — all by simply using iPhone’s multi-touch display. Intelligent Keyboard iPhone’s full QWERTY soft keyboard lets you easily send and receive SMS messages in multiple sessions. And the keyboard is predictive, so it prevents and corrects mistakes, making it easier and more efficient to use than the small plastic keyboards on many smartphones. Normal price - £600 www.apple.com/iphone Samsung Q70 The Samsung Q70 laptop is looking bright, light and delightful. It is ‘Santa Rosa’ ready, that is Intel’s new Centrino Duo chipset, so if it was a car it would be the Formula 1 league for to performance. The Q70 has a 2GHz Intel T7300 CPU, and a Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS graphics card, and 2GB of RAM. Although it is capable of 800MHz at full throttle it will top out at 677MHz. The Q70 has a widescreen 13.3inch display, a 300Mbps 802.11n Wi-Fi adaptor, and a 160GB hard drive. Normal Price - £900 www.samsung.com Vaio PC Sony has embraced the new Intel Viiv home entertainment platform, bringing out a Vaio PC. Aimed at being used in the living room, Sony claims that the VGXXL100 runs totally silently. It has a 250GB hard drive, comes with both analogue and digital TV tuners, supports HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) for high definition DVDs and broadcasts and runs Microsoft’s Windows Media Centte operating system. Based on a dual core Pentium D 920 CPU, it uses an Nvidia Geforce 6600 graphics card. Viiv is Intel’s home entertainment platform. PCs using the technology will have dual core Pentiums, can be switched on or off instantly like you would a TV and also use Intel’s Express Chipset. Normal price: £1,799 www.sony.co.uk ZEN Stone The feather light (18.5g) and compact ZEN Stone is clearly inspired by small smooth pebbles often found in ZEN gardens. Its glossy exterior is tough enough to take on the rigours of everyday use. The ZEN Stone pretty much satisfies users in ways the iPod shuffle would. But it does carry a slight edge by having a universally compatible mini-USB port, unlike the iPod shuffle which requires an external dock running via a propriety jack. Normal Price: £40 www.amazon.co.uk engage | uk ISSUE FOUR 2007