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Ethen Angcayan's - Portable Devices: Their processors and operating systems 2010-Q1 by Mind Map: Ethen Angcayan
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Ethen Angcayan's - Portable Devices: Their processors and operating systems 2010-Q1

Netbook

Processors

Intel's Atom, Cons, The conclusion is that the new platform with the Intel Atom N450 main processor, the GMA 3150 graphics, and the memory controller on a single die delivers a better power efficiency and has minor performance benchmark differences when compared to the previous Atom netbooks with the N270/N280 CPUs and the GMA 950 graphics. - Samantha Noyes http://laptoping.com/intel-atom-n450-reviews-benchmarks.html, Pros, One of the most significant features of the new platform is the integration of memory controller and graphics into the CPU, a first in the industry on x-86 chips. That means two chips (CPU+chipset) instead of the previous three (CPU, chipset, I/O controller hub), a lower TDP, and substantial reductions in cost, overall footprint and power. The netbook platform features a 20 percent improvement in average power and a smaller package size over the previous Atom platform. This translates into smaller and more compact system designs and longer battery life. Because of the integration, the total footprint for the netbook platform has decreased by approximately 60 percent. For entry level desktop PCs, it's a nearly 70 percent reduction in footprint and about 50 percent lower TDP than the previous generation. - Samantha Noyes http://www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/2009/20091221comp_sm.htm, The incredibly small yet surprisingly capable Intel® Atom™ processor lets you put the Internet and basic computing in more places in your home and on the go. Pair a 3G- or 4G-enabled Intel® Atom™ processor-powered device with a broadband service package from your service provider and connect virtually anywhere. - Samantha Noyes http://www.intel.com/consumer/products/processors/atom-family.htm, The conclusion is that the new platform with the Intel Atom N450 main processor, the GMA 3150 graphics, and the memory controller on a single die delivers a better power efficiency and has minor performance benchmark differences when compared to the previous Atom netbooks with the N270/N280 CPUs and the GMA 950 graphics.- Samantha Noyes http://laptoping.com/intel-atom-n450-reviews-benchmarks.html

ARMS

OS

Windows 7, Pros:, 1. Microsoft offers 6 versions of Windows 7. Which are, starter, Home premium, Professional, Ultimate, OEM, and Enterprise. (M.D.C.), http://reviews.cnet.com/windows/microsoft-windows-7-professional/4505-3672_7-33704140.html?tag=txt;pagee, 2. Search results include a snippet and highlights the snippet more clearly. This feature is to appeal people who juggle large numbers of documents and also for people who just want to find files faster. (M.D.C), http://reviews.cnet.com/windows/microsoft-windows-7-professional/4505-3672_7-33704140-2.html?tag=txt;page, Cons:, 1. The search engine is available by default only in the Start Menu and in Windows Explorer, and cannot be easily added to the Taskbar. (M.D.C.), http://reviews.cnet.com/windows/microsoft-windows-7-professional/4505-3672_7-33704140-2.html?tag=txt;page, 2. Bluetooth Driver support no longer comes baked into the operating system. If you need a Bluetooth Driver, you'll either need the installation disc on hand or you'll have to go download it. (M.D.C), http://reviews.cnet.com/windows/microsoft-windows-7-professional/4505-3672_7-33704140-2.html?tag=txt;page

Linux, Pros:, 1., 2., Cons:, 1., 2.

Chromium, Pros:, 1., 2., Cons:, 1. The operating system is based on Linux and will run only on specifically designed hardware, 2.

Android

Netbook vs iPad Saphaire Nieve and Iashah Niazi

Netbook, Pros, Iashah Niazi Stay productive on the road. From note-taking to loading presentations to Skyping, Pamela Gilchrist, 45, president and CEO of Cincinnati-based PR firm PR-Link, swears by her new Acer Aspire One: "It's much easier for business travel," she says. "[It's] quickly becoming my 'can't do without' item." http://bmighty.informationweek.com/mobile/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=217700496, Cons, Iashah Niazi Many netbooks come sans disc drives or the memory and speed needed to run certain programs. http://bmighty.informationweek.com/mobile/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=217700496

Saphaire Nieves http://weblogs.asp.net/bleroy/archive/2010/04/05/netbook-vs-ipad.aspx http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/03/AR2010040303497.html the iPad is similar to the iPhone. The only difference is you will not get the same 3G unless you pay extra and it won't fit in your pocket. The iPad's lack of Adobe Flash support is definitely a problem for browsing. For every site that now offers HTML5-based video as an alternative to Flash, there are still scores of sites containing Flash ads, navigation, and applications that will simply break on the iPad. Aside from that, though, the browsing experience on an iPad is pretty great. You don't have tabs in the browser, but you can open several pages at once and flip between them much as you can. The browser on the iPad is Apple's safari. It is easy to move around and zoom in if you need to. The iPad is really only good to play games with. For page numbers to take notes and keynotes are a great app on the iPad but it cost $10.00 each. The iPad offers no local storage so it is a pain on moving documents around. Many features within Excel and Word (such as macros and drop-down boxes) won't work properly, either. The on-screen keyboard in good for browsing and small reminders but is not well for taking long in-class notes or writing papers.

Saphaire Nieves http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/04/03/AR2010040303497.htmlde Netbook is a PC so it gives you access to any browser you choose. The screen is very small and you can't zoom in or rotate easily like an iPad. You get full support for Flash, and Silverlight. The wording is somewhat hard to read because of the small screen.It can't run high definition movies smoothly, and hard to run flash games. An upside is that it does have a keyboard compared to the iPad and is useful for typing up assignments. Netbooks let you fully run excel, word, and power point. You can do everything you need for business or school. It is small so it is travel size. It is useful for taking on long trips or crowded places (bus, subway, airplane, etc.). Unlike the iPad, you do not have to email documents to yourself, you can easily save it right on to the netbook.

Smartphones

http://www.ehow.com/about_6197600_smartphone-information.html

OS

Linux, Linux OS supports more processors than any other operating system on the market, http://communication.howstuffworks.com/smartphone2.htm

iPhone vs Smartphones, iPhone, Pros:, Thin, sleek design., High-quality pre-installed applications, including a "desktop class" web browser, HTML capable e-mail client, and integrated Google Maps, as well as the potential for thousands of third-party applications via the AppStore., Support to read, but not edit, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Adobe PDF files., Cons:, Tied to expensive multi-year contracts in many countries., Battery life may be insufficient for heavy users., Substantially larger capacity iPod models are available for less money per GB., http://www.everyipod.com/iphone-faq/iphone-3g-pros-and-cons.html, Smartphone, Pros:, Any application or software announces its presence in the Smartphone and assures of performing everything that a phone fails to do, and hence are hotter, while iPhone has captured the attention like never before., New node, New node, Cons:, New node, New node, New node

Windows Mobile

Web OS

Blackberry Storm vs iPhone, Blackberry Storm, Pros:, New node, New node, Cons:, The BlackBerry Storm with the stock update from Verizon is a clunky piece of junk. The sad thing is that BlackBerry releases really good updates that fix almost all of the clunkiness, but Verizon wont make them official. So, if you install one of the unofficial updates from BlackBerry, it removes your Verizon warranty. I could care less about the warranty, so I installed one of the most recent updates from BlackBerry, and my phone now runs smooth., The browser, which is one of the most important things to me, is clunky in comparison with the iPhone. One of the “non-official” updates made it much better, but its still a clunky piece of crap. You also have to view one web page at a time. The Apple iPhone allows you to open a lot of windows at a time, and it runs way smoother., iPhone, Pros:, New node, Cons:, New node, New node

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2360152,00.asp

Processors

ARMS

Moorestown, Nearly every smartphone on the market contains an application processor based on processor cores from ARM. (ARM says 2.5 billion chips with ARM cores shipped last year, and the typical phone has at least two.) ARM doesn't make chips itself; instead, it creates intellectual property in the form of designed-for-processor cores, graphics, and memory connections., http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2360152,00.asp, Moorestown is the Intel Corporation's Atom processor based system-on-a-chip that's designed for smartphones. Moorestown-ready MeeGo operating system, combining the Intel-backed Moblin and Nokia-backed Maemo mobile Linux operating systems, was announced earlier this week. Steven A. http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/OpenPeak-OpenTablet-7/

SnapDragon

Nvidia's Tegra

Smartphone screen

http://www.pocketables.net/2010/04/smartphone-screen-showdown-htc-hd2-vs-nexus-one-vs-iphone-3gs-vs-nokia-n900.html

iPhone vs Droid

iPhone, AT&T, older Edge network, not 3G, 4.76 oz (135 g), Browser: Safari supports landscape mode, multi-touch zoom and pan, and multiple windows., Screen size: 3.5" diagonal, GPS: A-GPS; photo, video geo-tagging, Keyboard: No

http://cell-phones.suite101.com/article.cfm/droid-vs-iphone-verizon-vs-att

http://www.diffen.com/difference/Apple_iPhone_3G_S_vs_Motorola_Droid

Droid, Verizon, Best 3G coverage in America, 5.99 oz (170 g), Browser: WebKit-based, Screen size: 3.7" diagonal, GPS: A-GPS supports LBS / navigation with turn-by-turn driving directions, Keyboard: Layout-Qwerty

Blackberry Storm 2 vs. Palm Pre

Blackberry Storm 2, Pros: It has improved to have Wi-Fi, double the memory of the first version and an updated blackberry handheld software. The screen is a big larger compared to the Palm Pre., http://cell-phones.toptenreviews.com/smartphones/blackberry/blackberry-storm-2-review.html, Cons: The touch screen at the beginning let many people down due to the sluggishness and the not so comfortable "click" feel on the whole screen.

Palm Pre, Pros: It is a touch screen which allows many features such as zooming in or out with a pinching mode. It has a great program to surf the web and use all the top pages such as Facebook, Twitter and Google. Also, it has a built in GPS, Wi-Fi and stereo., http://cell-phones.toptenreviews.com/smartphones/palm/palm-reviews-49311.htm, Cons:It has a small screen. The inter graded camera does not record any types of videos.

Nexus One

Kenya Morales, Pros: 1.)The Nexus One only weighs 130 grams and is 11.5 millimeters thick. 2.)Video can be played for well over 3 hours over Wi-Fi from YouTube in H.264 (Baseline 1.2). 3.) The screen will self adjust brightness 4.)Nexus One comes out of the gate with a beloved 5 megapixel snapper with flash. 5.You can assign your Google Voice number to the phone, and use it to make all outbound calls and text messages.

Wendy Cardenas, Cons: 1. choice of coloring -- we would have liked to see something a little more consistent as opposed to the two-tone, particularly when the choice of hues is this drab and familiar. 2. no physical camera key -- had some real trouble with those four dedicated buttons: consistently accidentally tapping them while composing an email or text message, or missing them when tapping a little too low. 3. color balance -- reds and oranges are severely blown-out and oversaturated and cannot be seen in bright light, esp. sunlight. 4. tinny loudspeaker -- unpleasant for conference calls. 5. the dated and always-underwhelming music player has undergone almost zero change, and the soft keyboard -- while better than previous models -- can still be inaccurate. http://www.engadget.com/2010/01/04/nexus-one-review/

iPhone

3G, Released July 11, 2008, the iPhone 3G supports faster 3G data speeds via UMTS with 3.6 Mbps HSDPA, and assisted GPS.

3GS, improved performance, a camera with higher resolution and video capability, voice control,[22] and support for 7.2 Mbps HSDPA downloading (but remains limited to 384 Kbps uploading as Apple has not implemented the HSPA protocol)

Original, January 2007 the first generation iPhone was released for sale to At&T users that had two-year contracts with the company., http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone

Wrist Watch Phone

http://www.hotsaleoutlet.com/Wholesale-cell-phone-watches-free-shipping-cell-phone-watches_c2229/All-1

Product Description • Wrist Type: Wrist mobile phone (Watch mobile phone) • General Network GSM900/GSM1800/GSM1900 • Supports dual SIM card • Stereo calls • Bluetooth wireless data transmission/USB data transmission • 1.3 megapixels CMOS camera.

http://www.c-mobile.info/m810i-touch-screen-dual-sim-wrist-watch-phone/

wrist watch phone, pros:, A watch phone replaces two devices: a wrist watch and a cellphone, so there’s less luggage to carry arround in your pockets It usually comes with a Bluetooth headset in the package, making it almost usable on a daily basis It’s easier to see if you have any missed calls or SMS messages A watch phone is always in reach, so you won’t miss a call or new message (this can also be regarded as a weak point, in case you don’t want to be reached). The alarm function will also be really loud as it’s closed to the ear, so you won’t fall asleep anymore in the morning when you have to go to work., You get it all, a cell phone, mp3 player, video player, digital and video camera., cons:, A watch phone’s size is much bigger than a normal wrist watch, making it not a fashion statement and hard to match with your clothes Because it weights almost as much as a phone it’s hard to wear it all day long, and your hand gets tired after a few hours The screen for the screen is very small, thus lacking precision so that many times the menu options are hard to access, even with the stylus Always phone functions are mostly basic (Calls, Messaging, Phonebook), so if you need more than that you won’t be satisfied with a watch phone Having a Bluetooth headset paired to the watch phone means there’s another gadget that needs to be charged regularly. Also it increases the chance (actually doubles it) that one of them runs out of juice at one time and you don’t want to use the speaker as everyone near you can hear what you have to say. Every watch phone uses its special operating system, so not much of support here from software developers, so even if you can install additional applications the offers is very limited.

http://www.thewatchphones.com/articles/

Notebooks

dual core

Lenovo Upgrades ThinkPad X100e with dual core AMD chips, Yessica Payan, http://news.softpedia.com/news/Lenovo-Upgrades-ThinkPad-X100e-With-Dual-Core-AMD-Chips-139327.shtml

Intel Preps 3.6GHz Dual core i5 CPU, Yessica Payan, http://news.softpedia.com/news/Intel-Preps-3-6GHz-Dual-Core-Core-i5-CPU-138006.shtml

Nvidia's Optimus Transforms the Laptop PC

http://www.hardwarecentral.com/hardwarecentral/reports/article.php/3872281

New node

Carriers, 3G, 4G

AT&T

Cynthia Peiz

Surf the wireless Internet faster and significantly lower your wait for page loads

Disclaimer: 3G network not available in all areas

Disclaimer: Referenced speeds require an HSDPA 3.6Mbps / HSUPA capable device with Receive Diversity and/or Equalizer. BroadbandConnect speed claims based on our network tests without compression using 3MB data files. 3G devices not enabled with HSUPA support typical upload speeds of 220-320kbps based on our network tests without compression using 500KB data files for upload. Actual throughput speed varies.

3G provides accelerated data speeds and simultaneous voice and data capabilities for an amazing wireless voice and data experience. http://www.wireless.att.com/learn/why/technology/3g-umts.jsp?WT.srch=1

Verizon

Janett Martinez

Verizon Wireless is also making headway towards getting its 4G network in place, but they're going a different route than Sprint by selecting LTE technology

their 4G LTE network will be roughly similar to its current 3G network in terms of size.

their network has seen peek download speeds of around 50Mbps, which is huge, but expect real-life download speeds of probably around 10Mbps, http://www.techreviewsource.com/content/view/411/1/

The question is what else do you use your phone for? If you are into email, web surfing and using applications, network speed might be something to consider. Obviously the importance of speed will depend how much time you spend using these non-phone talking functions. Diana Turner, http://www.helium.com/items/1762064-att-v-verizon, In this instance, speed is a bonus that AT&T holds over Verizon. Diana Turner, http://www.helium.com/items/1762064-att-v-verizon, The company has invested more than $55 billion since its inception to increase the wireless voice and data coverage of its national network and to add new 3G services like Mobile Broadband and V CAST. As the carrier with America's largest and most reliable wireless network, Verizon Wireless cell sites in New England provide 3G wireless data connectivity., http://sports.tmcnet.com/news/2010/03/09/4664576.htm

Tablets

CES 2010 Best Notebook: IdeaPad U1 Hybrid we went at this year’s CES, everyone was talking about the U1 Hybrid, and with good reason. As a notebook, this Windows 7-based system sports a Core 2 Duo ULV processor, a solid state drive, and a striking chassis with a translucent red lid and rubberized deck. But things really get interesting when you detach the 11.6-inch screen, transforming this device into a slick and versatile tablet. In slate mode the U1 has a separate ARM CPU, 3G connectivity, and Lenovo’s new Skylight Linux-based OS. If you're surfing the Web and then dock the U1, you can pick up right where you left off in Windows mode. At $999, this innovation doesn't come cheap, but Lenovo's ambitious hybrid is an exciting example of where mobile computing is heading. Tim Eason

http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/best-of-ces-2010.aspx?pid=2

iPad

Pros, Iashah Niazi: iPad will be able to run third-party apps without modifications. Kind of like the iPhone! Yes, Apple will profit off of an even more hyped-up app store, but users will benefit from the flexibility and creativity brought in by (mostly profit-seeking) developers. Also key: the iBooks e-reader app. It may not instantly rescue all of journalism, but it’s a start, and this may make the iPad an attractive choice for consumers who don’t want to buy black-and-white, restricted Internet e-readers. More broadly, in the words of David Carr, “the iPad is creating and killing categories at the same time;” the free market says that third-party devs will best be able to figure out what to do with all of that potential. http://www.geekosystem.com/ipad-pros-and-cons-specs-features/, Iashah Niazi Apple's iPad has many excellent features. It is small and portable and it has 3G capability, allowing it to connect to the Internet in more places than Wi-Fi hot-spots. In addition, the iPad is competitively priced with other netbook competitors. Apple's iWork is available for the iPad at a negligible cost. The iPad's battery life is 10 hours, and the entire machine is made of environmentally friendly and recycled products. http://www.ehow.com/list_6140334_apple-netbook-pros-cons.html

Cons, Iashah Niazi:It’s running on the iPhone operating system (currently, version 3.2); no OS X. Among other things, this means no multitasking: as in, you can’t run two applications at the same time. Also: no Flash (see below). Engadget: “There’s no multitasking at all. It’s a real disappointment. All this power and very little you can do with it at once. No multitasking means no streaming Pandora when you’re working in Pages. http://www.geekosystem.com/ipad-pros-and-cons-specs-features/, Iashah Niazi The Apple iPad's keypad is on the touch screen and could be difficult for users to navigate. Although select devices has 3G capabilities, this feature has to be turned on with a service agreement with AT&T. Though there is a microphone, the device is missing a camera. Last, the screen is exposed, unlike that of the iPhone and iTouch, and can easily be scratched. http://www.ehow.com/list_6140334_apple-netbook-pros-cons.html

Gaming

Microsoft

Pros, 1)Part of what made the Xbox special was its ability to look beyond gaming and apply the power of networking before the others could do so effectively. First embracing community, then voice the Xbox became a way to game differently and most felt playing against real people was vastly more entertaining then playing against a machine. Expanding on this some games allowed the rudimentary ability to play against virtual people. In a racing game, for instance, you could play against a recording of someone not on line by racing against their virtual image. You could also race against your own virtual image learning from your mistakes to improve your overall score. While this has yet to translate into more complex game types it continues to point the way to in interesting future where players can play against each other asynchronously. Microsoft envisioned a system that could also move beyond gaming by becoming a link back to their PC based Media Center Edition computer. By loading a disk and using a remote an Xbox with this accessory set could display pictures, video, play digital music, or time shift TV programs making it vastly more useful then just a game system. In fact, given that Media Extenders, which only did these things, were more expensive the Xbox was actually a better value. However, it was also kind of a kludge in that you constantly had to plug in components to transform the unit between functions, something consumers didn’t particularly find attractive.

Xbox Arcade, Pros:, It includes a wireless controller, composite AV cable, HDMI 1.2 output, an internal 512 MB[20] memory chip

Xbox Elite, Pros:, The Xbox 360 Elite is the second most expensive variation of the console. It includes a 120 GB hard drive and a matte black finish. The Elite retail package also includes a controller and headset that match the system's black finish, Elite 250GB, The Xbox 360 Elite has also been configured with a 250 GB hard disk drive and 2 wireless controllers on special limited editions of the console., New node

Xbox360, Hardware, The main unit of the Xbox 360 itself has slight double concavity in matte white or black. The official color of the white model is Arctic Chill. It features a port on the top when vertical (left side when horizontal) to which a custom-housed hard drive unit can be attached in sizes of either 20, 60, 120 or 250 GB. Inside, the Xbox 360 uses the triple-core IBM designed Xenon as its CPU, with each core capable of simultaneously processing two threads, and can therefore operate on up to six threads at once.[59] Graphics processing is handled by the ATI Xenos, which has 10 MB of eDRAM. Its main memory pool is 512 MB in size., Accessories, Many accessories are available for the console, including both wired and wireless controllers, faceplates for customization, headsets for chatting, a webcam for video chatting, dance mats and Gamercize for exercise, three sizes of memory cards, and four sizes of hard drives (20 GB, 60 GB, 120 GB and 250 GB, Project Natal, Project Natal is the code name for a "controller-free gaming and entertainment experience" for the Xbox 360. It was first announced on June 1, 2009 at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The add-on peripheral enables users to control and interact with the Xbox 360 without a game controller, but rather through gestures, spoken commands, and/or presented objects and images. Project Natal will be compatible with all existing Xbox 360 models. A release date has yet to be announced, but Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has stated that the technology will be incorporated into a new Xbox 360, which may or may not have new hardware, due for release in 2010., Multimedia, The Xbox 360 supports videos in Windows Media Video (WMV) format (including high-definition and PlaysForSure videos), as well as H.264 and MPEG-4 media. The December 2007 dashboard update added support for the playback of MPEG-4 ASP format videos.[65] The console can also display pictures and perform slideshows of photo collections with various transition effects, and supports audio playback, with music player controls accessible through the Xbox 360 Guide button. Users may play back their own music while playing games or using the dashboard, and can play music with an interactive visual synthesizer. Music, photos and videos can be played from standard USB mass storage devices, Xbox 360 proprietary storage devices (such as memory cards or Xbox 360 hard drives), and servers or computers with Windows Media Center or Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or higher within the local-area network in streaming mode.[66][67] As the Xbox 360 uses a modified version of the UPnP AV protocol,[68] some alternative UPnP servers such as uShare (part of the GeeXboX project) and MythTV can also stream media to the Xbox 360, allowing for similar functionality from non-Windows servers. This is possible with video files up to HD-resolution and with several codecs (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV) and container formats (WMV, MOV, TS).[69], Xbox Live, When the Xbox 360 was released, Microsoft's online gaming service Xbox Live was shut down for 24 hours and underwent a major upgrade, adding a basic non-subscription service (Silver) to its already established premium subscription-based service (which was renamed Gold). Xbox Live Silver is free of charge and is included with all SKUs of the console. It allows users to create a user profile, join on message boards, and access Microsoft's Xbox Live Arcade and Marketplace and talk to other members.[100] A Live Silver account does not generally support multiplayer gaming; however, some games that have rather limited online functions already, (such as Viva Piñata) or games that feature their own subscription service (e.g. EA Sports games) can be played with a Silver account. Xbox Live also supports voice and video communication, the latter a feature possible with the Xbox Live Vision; an add-on USB web camera designed specifically for the Xbox 360.[101] The Gamercard of a player with a Silver account has a silver trim, rather than gold., Xbox Live Gold includes the same features as Silver and includes integrated online game playing capabilities outside of third-party subscriptions. Microsoft has allowed previous Xbox Live subscribers to maintain their profile information, friends list, and games history when they make the transition to Xbox Live Gold. To transfer an Xbox Live account to the new system, users need to link a Windows Live ID to their gamertag on Xbox.com.[102] When users add an Xbox Live enabled profile to their console, they are required to provide the console with their passport account information and the last four digits of their credit card number, which is used for verification purposes and billing., The Xbox Live Marketplace is a virtual market designed for the console that allows Xbox Live users to download purchased or promotional content. The service offers movie and game trailers, game demos, Xbox Live Arcade games, gamertag images, and Xbox 360 Dashboard themes as well as add-on game content (items, costumes, levels etc). These features are available to both silver and gold members on Xbox Live. A hard drive or memory unit is required to store products purchased from Xbox Live Marketplace.[104] In order to download priced content, users are required to purchase Microsoft Points for use as scrip;[105] though some products (such as trailers and demos) are free to download. Microsoft Points can be obtained through prepaid cards in 1,600 and 4,000 point denominations. Microsoft Points can also be purchased through Xbox Live with a credit card in 500, 1,000, 2,000, and 5,000 point denominations. Users are able to view items available to download on the service through a PC via the Xbox Live Pipeline website.[106] An estimated seventy percent of Xbox Live users have downloaded items from the Marketplace., New Xbox Experience, At E3 2008, at Microsoft's Show, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg and Marc Whitten announced the new Xbox 360 interface called the "New Xbox Experience" (NXE). The update was intended to ease console menu navigation. Its GUI uses the Twist UI, previously used in Windows Media Center and the Zune. Its new Xbox Guide retains all Dashboard functionality (including the Marketplace browser and disk ejection) and the original "Blade" interface. The NXE also provides many new features. Users can now install games from disc to the hard drive to play them with reduced load time and less disc drive noise, but each game's disc must remain in the system in order to run. A new, built-in Community system allows the creation of digitized Avatars that can be used for multiple activities, such as sharing photos or playing Arcade games like 1 vs. 100. The update was released on November 19, 2008.[64] While previous system updates have been stored on internal memory, the NXE was the first to require a storage device—at least a 128 MB memory card or a hard drive.

Sony

PlayStation3, 120GB System, 120GB HDD for storing games, music, videos and photos-Dania Ortiz, High-Definition Blu-ray player for the best movie experience-Dania Ortiz, Internet ready with built-in Wi-Fi-Dania Ortiz, Two USB ports-Dania Ortiz, Cell Broadband Engine advanced microprocessor-Dania Ortiz, http://us.playstation.com/ps3/systems/120gb.html, 250GB System, 250GB HDD for storing games, music, videos and photos-Dania Ortiz, High-Definition Blu-ray player for the best movie experience-Dania Ortiz, Internet ready with built-in Wi-Fi-Dani Ortiz, Two USB ports-Dania Ortiz, HDMI output for 1080p resolution (cable sold separately)-Dania Ortiz, Plays DVDs and CDs-Dania Ortiz, Cell Broadband Engine advanced microprocessor-Dania Ortiz, http://us.playstation.com/ps3/systems/250gb.html, PlayStation® Move, The most immersive gaming experience possible Using advanced motion sensors and the PlayStation®Eye Camera, your every movement is mimicked on-screen in breathtaking Blu-ray powered HD. Take core gaming to a new level or bring your whole family in on the adventure with a title line up that will excite every gamer. http://us.playstation.com/ps3/playstation-move/index.htm

PS1

PS2

Portable Gaming

Sony, Psp Go, • Ultra-portable design. 43% smaller than the original PSP® system and no discs to carry. • 16 GB of Flash Memory provides plenty of space for games, movies, TV shows, photos and much more • Sleek, slide screen design easily fits into your pocket • Bluetooth® Enabled • Full multimedia capabilities including music, photos, videos, internet browsing, SkypeTM, internet radio and many more • Robust gameplay and crisp graphics that are only possible on the PSP®go system, http://us.playstation.com/psp/systems/pspgo-white.html, Psp 3000, Light, slim and portable. Play games, movies, music and more-Dania Ortiz, Dazzling, LCD screen-Dania Ortiz, Built-in microphone-Dania Ortiz, Play on any TV using video out (cables sold separately) -Dania Ortiz, http://us.playstation.com/psp/systems/3000cp.html

Nintendo, DSi Lite, DSi, DS XL, • Two screens, 93% larger than Nintendo DS Lite • 3 pre-installed titles + built-in software • A large stylus tailor-made for easy use Enjoy all of the features of the original Nintendo DSi system in a plus-sized package., http://www.nintendods.com/meet-dsi-xl.jsp, DS, Nintendo WiFi Connection-Dania Ortiz, Multi player-Dania Ortiz, PictoChat-Dania Ortiz, DS Lite, Dual Screen-Dania Ortiz, The Nintendo DS Lite system has two ultra bright LCD screens for double the action, and exciting gameplay possibilities.-Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/ds/systems/lite, Multiplayer & Downloads-Dania Ortiz, Using the local wireless network for your Nintendo DS System you can play your friends in the room--or if you have wireless broadband Internet access, you can connect through Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection and play others from across the globe. You can also download demo versions of certain Nintendo DS games from DS Download Stations at select retailers, or via the Nintendo Channel on the Wii™ console.-Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/ds/systems/lite, Game Boy™ Advance Compatibility-Dania Ortiz, Nintendo DS Lite doesn't just play the huge library of Nintendo DS games, it also plays hundreds of existing Game Boy™ ]Advance games (in single player mode only).-Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/ds/systems/lite, PictoChat-Dania Ortiz, With PictoChat™, you can create drawings and text messages with your stylus to send to friends who are within range and also have a Nintendo DS series system via local wireless connection. Draw, doodle, share ideas or do anything else you can think of on the Nintendo DS touch screen.-Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/ds/systems/lite, Microphone-Dania Ortiz, Located at the center of the unit, a built-in microphone allows your Nintendo DS Lite system to pick up spoken commands in specially designed games.-Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/ds/systems/lite, Touch Screen Technology-Dania Ortiz, Get pulled in with intuitive touch technology on the bottom screen. Use the included stylus to tap your way into an exciting new experience.-Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/ds/systems/lite

Nintendo

Wii, Create your own Mii character to star in Wii games-Dania Ortiz, Create fun 3D caricatures of yourself and everyone you know. Miis pop up in all kinds of places, from Wii Sports and Wii Play to WarioWare: Smooth Moves. Explore these pages to see how to make awesome Miis you can swap with all your Wii friends.-Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/wii/channels/miichannel, Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection-Dania Ortiz, Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection puts you in touch with players everywhere - from across the room to across the globe. Use Friend Codes to play online with specific people, or compete anonymously through worldwide matchmaking. With millions of people online, there's always someone ready to play!-Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/games/wifi, Internet Channel -Dania Ortiz, With the Internet Channel, everyone in your family can browse the Internet with ease. A simple point of the Wii Remote™ controller brings email, news, and online video right to your living room. Plus-sized navigation buttons, and a handy zoom feature makes viewing websites a breeze—without even leaving your couch. The Internet Channel is available to download* from the Wii Shop Channel-Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/wii/channels/internetchannel, Wii Shop Channel-Dania Ortiz, The Wii Shop Channel is the online storefront and download station on the Wii console, where users may purchase Wii Points and redeem them to download new WiiWare or classic Virtual Console games.-Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/wii/virtualconsole, http://www.nintendo.com/wii/what, Photo Channel, Have some photos or videos on an SD memory card or cell phone? The Photo Channel lets you display your digital images and movies on your television screen. Zoom in or out on the photo, or watch them in a slideshow. You can even put your favorite songs on an SD memory card to play as the background music in the slideshow. -Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/wii/channels/photochannel, Everybody Votes Channel, Everybody Votes Channel works with WiiConnect24 to bring you all kinds of national and worldwide polls. Answer interesting questions that get the whole family talking. Up to six members of your family can vote - just choose an answer and check in later to see the results. You can even predict which answer will get the most votes and see how your predictions differ from other people across the country. But get ready to be surprised by the answers!-Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/wii/channels/everybodyvoteschannel, Virtual Console, The Wii Shop Channel is the online storefront and download station on the Wii console, where users may purchase Wii Points and redeem them to download new WiiWare or classic Virtual Console games.-Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/wii/virtualconsole, WiiWare, The Wii Shop Channel is the online storefront and download station on the Wii console, where users may purchase Wii Points and redeem them to download new WiiWare or classic Virtual Console games.-Dania Ortiz, http://www.nintendo.com/wii/wiiware

PC Gaming

Alienware, Laptop, Alienware M11x, The most powerful 11" gaming laptop in the universeFeatured Options: - 1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 335M™ Graphics Card - Capable of 3DMark06 Scores over 6100 - Up to 8.5 hours of battery life and weighs in at less than 4.5lbs, Alienware M15x, The Most Powerful 15" Alienware 15"Gaming Laptop Ever! Featured Options: - Intel Core i7 720QM 1.6GHz - 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 240M - 3GB DDR3 at 1066MHz - 250GB SATAII 7,200RPM - Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound - AlienFX® Illuminated Keyboard - Dimensions: (W)14.8" (D)12.2" (H)1.92", Alienware M17x, The most powerful gaming laptop now available with Core i5 & i7 Featured Options: - Intel® Core™2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz - Single NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 260M, 1GB - 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz - 250GB 7,200RPM w/ Free Fall Protection - Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound - AlienFX® Illuminated Keyboard - Dimensions: (W)16.1" (D)12.6" (H)2.1", http://www.alienware.com/Landings/laptops.aspx, Desktops

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