To wrap up Computex 2011, we went ahead and wrapped up some of the latest motherboards, video cards, tablets, and memory products from MSI, GIGABYTE, and Kingston.
We’re back with some extra late coverage of COMPUTEX 2011. In this article we’ll take a look at some of new products that we should expect from MSI, GIGABYTE and Kingston in the following months. These products include some of the latest socket motherboards for the next generation Intel and AMD processors, as well as other multimedia and touch based devices.
This year, Kingston invited us to their exotic product lunch during COMPUTEX 2011. At the product lunch, Kingston kindly showed us what they have been working on in the past and what they are working on for future products. They started off talking about their latest urDrive pre-loaded application on their USB flash drive devices. urDrive helps organizing, exploring and acquiring content like applications, games, and music. The plan for Kingston with their next urDrive 2.0, expected to be released around Q3 of 2011, will be to transform Kingston USB drives into Active and Interactive storage devices, rather than the standard traditional passive devices used only to store and transfer data. With the urDrive 2.0 application, Kingston will provide users the option to download free games, free applications, free PC-Scan and a fast USB browser that leaves no trace on the PC.
Next we heard about Kingston latest devices called the Wi-Drive. The Wi-Drive is Kingston’s latest USB flash products to provide extra storage for devices like the iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad. The Wi-Drive comes in two different sizes, including 16GB and 32GB. What’s special about this devices is that it uses Wi-Fi connection between the Kingston Wi-Drive and the Apple handheld devices, and with the help of the Wi-Drive application, users can get access to all the files on the Wi-Drive.
This helps extend the storage capacity of the apple products and makes sharing data between users much easier. With the Wi-Drive, several users can join the network easily with the free Wi-Drive application that can be downloaded from the Apple App store. Once users joined, they can watch their favorite movies, videos, share photos, or listen to music together all from their own Apple devices.
Besides the Plug n Play memory modules that we will be taking a look at later on this month, Kingston also announced their latest HyperX series 2nd Generation SandForce based SSD drives. Running the SF-2281 Controller, the drive is able to run at a full SATA III specification at 6Gb/s.
The SSD uses Intel 25nm Compute NAND flash memory and utilizes Advanced Wear Leveling to ensure that individual flash memory blocks are consumed at a balanced rate enabling maximum endurance while maintaining optimal performance. The SSD will come in 120GB and 240GB capacities, though pricing is not yet determined. Average Sequential Read and Write speeds go up to 525/480 MB/s and Power Consumption will be at around 0.455W Idle and 2.0W Active.
To add to the “WOW” experience at during the presentation, Kingston brought out their exotic girls to show off their latest products.