Este año en Hardware Zone
A lo mejor del 2006
Intel core 2 duo (no podia estar más de acuerdo, aunque ya hay core2duo extreme y quad core)
2.-Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Intel esta en la cima del desempeño
Si se dan cuenta los monitores LCD en aspect ratio de 16:10 ya son la norma (la pregunta es, ¿así lo decidimos o asi lo decidieron por nosotros?)
El 2006 fue definitivamente un año de ensueño para intel y también para Asus, cierto AMD dio un golpe muy grande al adquirir ATI, pero esos frutos los veremos ya el año entrante.
Para la gente de Computer World, los productos más innovadores del 2006 son (chequen los que se repiten)
1.- Microsoft Office 2007
Innovation? Microsoft? Yes, we were surprised, too, but the Redmond giant’s latest upgrade of the world’s most popular productivity suite introduces several new features that revolutionize how people work with documents
2.- Intel CORE2DUO
As by far the fastest desktop chips we’ve ever tested, the Core 2 Duo series might have the greatest impact of any product on this list. Most of Core 2 Duo’s technological advances are obscured under titles like Advanced Smart Caching, Smart Memory Access, and Wide Dynamic Execution. Intel’s truly innovative accomplishment was managing to bundle all of those technologies together, while significantly reducing power consumption.
3.- Parallels desktop for mac.
The idea of running Windows on a Mac made plenty of headlines this year. While this Hades-freezing development is undeniably cool and useful, it’s hard to pin down which implementation is most innovative.
The $250 Wii video game console boasts powerful new motion-sensing controllers that make game play both more entertaining and more active. In specially designed games, you can swing the Wii Remote or the joystick-like Nunchuck to have your character smash a tennis ball or throw a nasty left hook. It’s fun and addictive, and ushers in a new era for gaming.
5.-Samsung 32 GB SSD
Bringing a flash drive of usable size to notebooks, the Samsung 32GB SSD hard disk heralds a new age in fast laptop storage, and sets the stage for upcoming hybrid drives
6.- Sony e- reader (por fin aparecio SONY)
Do you ever wonder how far the whole Ajax-based applications-in-a-browser craze can go? How about an entire operating system that runs in your browser? That’s what YouOS, WebShaka’s intriguing free site currently in alpha testing, is all about. Applications, data, and settings all live on the server. Set up an account, and you can access your YouOS desktop from anywhere, which gives a whole new meaning to remote access.
8.- Dell XPS M2010
Sporting a cutting-edge design, the Dell XPS M2010 makes a bold and immediate statement. Not quite a desktop and definitely less portable than a standard notebook, this hybrid system neatly balances elements of both. You get a 20.1-inch screen, a slot-loading DVD drive, and a detachable, full-size Bluetooth keyboard, plus an integrated Webcam, eight built-in speakers, and a subwoofer. Powering this entertainment system are ATI graphics, an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, and up to 4GB of RAM. It also folds up into a briefcase-like bundle, complete with a handle–but it weighs a hefty 18-plus pounds.
9.- Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750GB
With the growing popularity of video and music files in the past few years, storage capacity once again became an issue for PCs as hard drives’ conventional longitudinal recording technology reached its limit. Enter perpendicular magnetic recording technology, which allows vendors to pack more data onto one platter than in the traditional approach. Laptops were the first to benefit from drives with the new technology, followed shortly by our pick
10.- T-Mobile Dash
Satellite radio reaches a new level of portability with Pioneer’s $299 Inno XM Radio receiver. Earlier devices simply recorded snippets of radio shows. This is a real live-radio receiver that can record and store songs, too, and it lets you bookmark tunes you want to buy later.
Lots of sites help you find the best airfares if you’re buying tickets right now. But what looks like a great deal one day can seem overpriced the next. Farecast tracks fares over time, telling you whether prices are likely to go up or down over the next week.
13. Sony BWU-100A Blu-Ray Disc Rewritable Drive
Sony’s BWU-100A wasn’t the first internal Blu-ray Disc burner we saw (that honor went to Pioneer’s BDR-100A), but it offers the most complete package at the best price, and unlike some others it can write to both 25GB single-layer and 50GB dual-layer discs
14. Olympus EVolt E-330
The Olympus EVolt E-330 digital SLR introduces a unique feature to this class of camera: an LCD that can provide a live preview of your shot. In particular macro shooters and users with glasses should appreciate this, as it will save them some struggle with the viewfinder. To use the LCD this way, simply press the Live View button. You can see the scene at 92 percent (and have it autofocus), or at 100 percent (focusing manually) with accurate depth of field and the ability to magnify details to ensure that your shot is sharp. Image quality was good in our tests, and the camera includes Olympus’s top-notch cleaning mechanism to keep dust from marring your photographs.
15. Google SketchUp
This drawing program makes creating 3D structures supereasy. You can have a model done in minutes, then save, print, or add it to Google Earth to share it with other users. You also have access to a plethora of ready-made structures via Google’s 3D Warehouse, and Google SketchUp’s thorough online documentation can help you past any rough patches as you build. The program works with both Windows and the Mac OS–and best of all, it’s free
16.- Sony PlayStation 3 (esta es la gran apuesta de Sony, su futuro depende del éxito de esta maquina)
A multicore cell processor. Blu-ray. Wi-Fi. A custom-designed nVidia graphics chip. A motion-sensing, wireless controller. We’ve seen many of these technologies before, but Sony gets major points for managing to pack all of them into one machine. And while $599 sounds like a lot for a game console, the 60GB Sony PlayStation 3 probably has more power than your average budget PC (a slightly less powerful version is available for $499). The PS3 is truly focused on high definition, and our first tests showed that it’s arguably a better Blu-ray Disc player than Samsung’s first $1000 effort.
17. RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8100
We’ve seen business-oriented smart phones and multimedia phones, but the BlackBerry Pearl 8100 brings those two worlds together and backs everything up with RIM’s network, which is still the best for always-on connectivity.
18. Rhapsody 4.0
19. Logitech NuLooq
The NuLooq , a heavy hockey puck-size dome that sits stationary on your desk, gives you lots of new ways of moving around your PC. Though it’s targeted at design pros, it can help anyone who needs more control than a mouse and a scroll wheel offer.
These in-ear, sound-isolating headphones nestle themselves in your ear canal and block 20 dB of outside noise, leaving you with a remarkably quiet listening environment even on a crowded bus or plane. Though that’s great for listening to music, it can be a pain if you have to talk to someone for a bit. In the $500 E500PTH, however, Shure found a unique way around the problem by embedding a small microphone in the cord. Flick a switch on the Push To Hear module, and the outside world is piped in through the headphones–you have no need to remove them from your ears.
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