News Bits: Samsung Mass Producing 64GB SSD, SoftBrands Partners with TabletKiosk, Nvidia Working on Power Saving Technology

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Samsung Mass Producing 64GB SSD

Samsung recently announced that it has begun mass producing 1.8-inch solid state drives at 64GB capacities. This is the highest density SSD available today for mobile computing applications, well at least for now.

The 64GB SSD consists of 64 eight Gigabit single-level cell flash memory chips and the use of 51nm process technology, which permits fabrication of much smaller components, with each chip having circuitry 1/2500th the width of a human hair. These SSDs feature greater reliability, faster boot times and faster application start-up times than hard disk drives. The SSD can also improve battery life by up to 20 percent in notebooks.

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SoftBrands Partners with TabletKiosk

SoftBrands, Inc., a global supplier of enterprise application software, announced yesterday that it has signed a distribution agreement with TabletKiosk for their portable workstation solution. SoftBrands has selected TabletKiosk’s Sahara Slate PC line to launch this initiative.

"Hotels increasingly want their employees to be free to interact with guests without the confines of a desk or counter," said Steve VanTassel, senior vice president and general manager, SoftBrands hospitality. "We are very pleased to be working with TabletKiosk and Microsoft to provide the freedom and flexibility needed to help our customers further personalize their guest’s experience."

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Dell XPS M1330 First Look (Video)

My colleagues over at have had the chance to spend some time with Dell’s newest XPS notebook, the M1330, which seems to be quite a hit. I actually had a few minutes to check it out and I must say it has a solid design and I like the red lid, but it also comes in black and white. For detailed specs, benchmarking results and more pictures head over to to read their first look review. I am just hoping that when Dell’s Latitude XT Tablet comes our way it’s as nice as this.

Below is a video of the Dell XPS M1330 (hosted by Andrew) so you can see why the M1330 is so impressive:

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Nvidia Working on Power Saving Technology

According to a tip Engadget received from X-bit Labs, Nvidia is working on some new Hybrid SLI technology that’ll not only cut power consumption, but boost performance as well. The Hybrid SLI technology operates in two different modes: a Power Saving mode that switches off the discrete graphics core when it’s not needed, and a Max Performance mode that turns on the juice for games or other demanding applications. Nvidia also believes this technology will be useful with notebooks. Not much else is known at this time, but rumor has it that the Hybrid SLI-based systems will be available later this year.

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