By Lisa Johnston
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IRVINE, CALIF.— Princeton Graphics in March will ship a value-priced 19-inch LCD monitor. The SENergy 914 will carry a $699 suggested retail when it ships in March, the company reported. The 914 features a slim bezel and the company's Premium MVA Technology that delivers a 170-degree viewing angle. The 914 fleshes out Princeton's SENergy line, which already contains 15-inch, 17-inch, and 20.4-inch models.
SAN DIEGO— Sony's new 17-inch SDM-HS73P and 20-inch SDM-S204 feature the company's proprietary X-BRITE panel technology that increases the viewing angles and enhances brightness. The SDM-HS73P will ship in February with a $609 street price. The SDM-S204, which is geared more toward the high-end engineering and desktop publishing markets, will ship at the same time, with an $1,199 street price.
IRVINE, CALIF.— Toshiba launched its new Satellite A45 notebook computer series, which includes models A45-S120, A45-S150 and the A45-S250. The A45-S120 notebook, $1,049 suggested retail, is powered by a 2.6GHz Intel Celeron processor, a 40GB hard drive, 256MB of RAM, 15-inch display and a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. The A45-S150 adds the 2.4GHz mobile Pentium 4 chip, a 60GB hard drive, 512MB of RAM, 802.11g wireless networking and it will carry a $1,399 suggested retail. The A45-S250, $1,649 suggested retail, has a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 processor and a DVD Plus/Dash rewritable drive.
NEW YORK— Malata, a China-based maker of CE equipment, launched two PVR-like devices at CES. The DIVA, slated for shipment in March, is a stand-alone CE product that can record TV programming to either CD-R or DVD-R media. Two versions of the DIVA will be available, a $299 model that only records to CD-R media and a $449 version that can record to either format. The DIVA use Windows Media Player software and the video is not MPEG encoded.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.