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Princeton 19-inch LCD Readied

Irvine, Calif. — Princeton Graphics in March will ship a value-priced 19-inch LCD monitor.

The SENergy 914 will carry a $699 suggested retail price 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.

Sony Introduces Two LCD Monitors

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.

New Notebooks From Toshiba

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 price, 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 price. The A45-S250, $1,649 suggested retail price, has a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 processor and a DVD Plus/Dash rewritable drive.

Malata To Launch DIVA

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. The DIVA is Malata’s first product launch in the United States, but a company spokesperson said the DIVA will be one of several products bound for the U.S retail market. In Canada, Malata’s merchandise mix includes LCD monitors, flat-panel TVs and TV DVD player combos, LCD TVs, portable DVD players, DVD recorders and players, DVD-based home theater systems, karaoke DVD Players and a desktop DVD player. The line is sold through Best Buy.


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