ComputerBase at CeBIT, day 2
Your bladder-plagued CB editor was again at CeBIT yesterday, this time with the support of some other members of CB: Tommy, Frank, Jan, Rayn and Carsten. So, so to speak, a working meeting at CeBIT that was still fun.
To be strengthened for the day, left I first went to the press breakfast at Fuji Magnetics, where general and specific questions about CD and DVD were asked in good company and answered as exhaustively as possible by the Fuji staff. Then the meeting with colleagues from the more distant federal states who had meanwhile arrived was announced, and on the way there, contacts were made with manufacturers. Together, the Inno3D stand was besieged, where Mr Betz, responsible for Germany, answered our questions (see photos 6 and 7). Several manufacturers showed motherboards with the latest chipsets, such as SiS648, Intel i845E and i850E (Fig. 1 to 3). At the ASUS booth, a PC from Asetek could be admired, which runs a Pentium 4 with a Northwood core at 3 GHz via Vapochill cooling. The system is now ready for series production, but there was no price to be found (Figs. 4 and 5). The knowledge gained that morning at Fuji could be deepened at MMore, a CD and DVD media manufacturer. MMore is the largest manufacturer of such optical media in the Benelux countries and has also been active in other European countries, including Germany, for about a year. Last but not least, I attended the Leadtek press conference with Tommy and Rayn, who are now expanding their product range in Europe. In addition to graphics cards, motherboards, already with the new Nvidia nForce 620D and nForce 615D, webcams and video telephones for Voice over IP (telephone over the Internet or network) are available (Fig. 8-10). That was at least thatThe visit to the fair ended, as Tommy and Frank are at CeBIT again today, the two of them stayed at my place, with a fun evening preceding the night.