NEC archive

  • The wonderful, wacky, and touch enabled Ultrabooks of tomorrow
    Laptops

    The wonderful, wacky, and touch enabled Ultrabooks of tomorrow

    By 6 June 2012

    Intel is making big plans for its Ultrabooks, or maybe we should say for its partners' Ultrabooks. Not only is the company planning on integrating every sensor imaginable - be it light, sound, temperature, motion or just about anything else you can think...

  • NEC LaVie Touch tablet with DVD drive launched in Japan
    Tablets

    NEC LaVie Touch tablet with DVD drive launched in Japan

    By 12 September 2011

    We've seen tablet hybrid machines that double up as laptops before. And we've seen plenty of tablets that offer keyboard, mouse and docking options, thus creating a makeshift desktop setup. But, until now - and the announcement of the NEC LaVie Touch...

  • NEC to unleash dual screen Android tablet at CES
    Tablets

    NEC to unleash dual screen Android tablet at CES

    By 21 December 2010

    NEC is all set to reveal the world's first dual-screen Android tablet at CES 2011, with a device that goes by the name of The Cloud Communicator. The double LCD boasting device will have two 7-inch touchscreens, have connectivity via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth...

  • NEC triples USB 3.0 speeds
    Gadgets

    NEC triples USB 3.0 speeds

    By 18 February 2010

    USB 3.0 is slowly rolling out, and in 2010 you're likely to begin to see it showing up in the next generation of laptops, portable hard drives and other devices. NEC, however, reckons that it's just managed to triple the speeds that a serial bus connection...

  • Next iPhone will charge via micro-USB
    Phones

    Next iPhone will charge via micro-USB

    By 29 June 2009

    Apple has signed up to an EU-wide "harmonization" of phone chargers, which Pocket-lint first brought you news of back in September 2007. The iPhone-maker has joined Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG, NEC, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung and Texas Instruments...

  • Odeon to offer 3D screens in 75 cinemas
    Home Cinema

    Odeon to offer 3D screens in 75 cinemas

    By 11 February 2009

    Odeon, apparently Europe's largest cinema chain and the biggest outside the States, has become the latest to sign up to install 3D technology at its cinemas. NEC Display Solutions has announced that its digital projectors are to be rolled out by Odeon...

  • Cineworld to add more 3D screens
    Home Cinema

    Cineworld to add more 3D screens

    By 29 January 2009

    Cineworld is to offer 144 cinema screens capable of showing 3D movies in the UK, the chain has announced. Thanks to agreements with NEC, for the digital projectors, and RealD, for the 3D bits and bobs, the multi-million pound update is planned for completion...

  • Sanyo, NEC, Google, Zavvi to cut jobs
    Online

    Sanyo, NEC, Google, Zavvi to cut jobs

    By 15 January 2009

    Further to the news that Motorola has announced it is to cut 4000 more jobs, more companies related to the technology industry have revealed they are to lose staff. Google is planning to lay off 100 staff from its recruitment division, and in addition...

  • NEC 24WMGX3 monitor review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    NEC 24WMGX3 monitor review

    By 27 November 2008

    Large monitors are definitely the best way to get the most out of your PC, be it a desktop or docked notebook. With prices on LCD panels falling all the time, the NEC 24WMG3 does look a touch on the pricey side. Can it substantiate the high price? Glancing...

  • USB 3.0 specificaton completed
    Gadgets

    USB 3.0 specificaton completed

    By 18 November 2008

    The USB 3.0 Promoter Group has announced the completion of the USB 3.0 specification. This spec is described as "the technical map" for device manufacturers to deliver SuperSpeed USB technology to the market. SuperSpeed USB is said to bring significant...

  • NEC goes compact with Seguente Express5800 PC
    Online

    NEC goes compact with Seguente Express5800 PC

    By 5 November 2008

    The Seguente Express5800 is a dinky desktop PC that packs in a Celeron 550 chip with 512MB of RAM, 160GB of HDD and Vista Business. Or you could go for a Core 2 Duo T9300 chipset with 1GB or RAM and 160 GB of HDD, Vista Business and a DVD Multi. And all...

  • NEC launches MultiSync 24WMGX3 LCD display
    Online

    NEC launches MultiSync 24WMGX3 LCD display

    By 17 September 2008

    NEC Display Solutions has launched MultiSync 24WMGX3 LCD display. A third-gen model in the GX Series, the widescreen LCD offers a 24-inch wide display complete with a picture-in-picture display mode. The NEC MultiSync 24WMGX3 offers connectivity such...

  • NEC special edition "Sky Crawlers" LaVie lappie
    Laptops

    NEC special edition "Sky Crawlers" LaVie lappie

    By 12 August 2008

    The Sky Crawlers LaVie G Notebook from NEC is now available in Japan. The logo is based on a new, and very popular, animation series by Mamoru Oshii. We have no news on whether or not the new lappies will make it to the West.

  • NEC Versa S9100 notebook review
    Laptops 3.5 out of 5

    NEC Versa S9100 notebook review

    By 31 July 2008

    NEC is best known for its range of business notebooks and even those tend to be on the rather dull and basic side. This makes the release of the Versa S9100 all the more interesting, as it's an ultraportable notebook that manages to mix a fair degree...

  • NEC to become "The LG Arena"
    Phones

    NEC to become "The LG Arena"

    By 4 July 2008

    LG has announced a £28m sponsorship deal with Birmingham’s NEC Arena that will see the venue renamed as "The LG Arena". The 8-year-long deal will see the venue redeveloped with new hospitality suites, bars, restaurants and improved backstage areas....

  • NEC introduces projector duo - the NP905 and NP01W
    Home Cinema

    NEC introduces projector duo - the NP905 and NP01W

    By 19 June 2008

    NEC has announced two new video projectors, the NP905 and NP01W. At 3000 lumens and 2000 lumens, respectively, the NP905 and NP901W projectors include Windows Network Projector functionality within Windows Vista, which means users can share information...

  • NEC shows heart-shaped LCD display
    Home Cinema

    NEC shows heart-shaped LCD display

    By 19 May 2008

    NEC has announced the successful development of a manufacturing technology that enables more flexible design of TFT LCD panels which basically means that such shapes as this heart-shaped wonder/monstrosity (depending on your P.O.V) are now possible. The...

  • WirelessHD 1.0 spec announced
    Home Cinema

    WirelessHD 1.0 spec announced

    By 3 January 2008

    WirelessHD has announced it has completed the development of the first wireless specification for high-definition baseband video transmission and will present the format in early 2008. WirelessHD or "WiHD" is a wireless high definition digital interface...

  • NEC reveals SX-9 supercomputer
    Online

    NEC reveals SX-9 supercomputer

    By 26 October 2007

    The NEC Corp in Japan has announced the launch of what it says is the world's most powerful supercomputer available to buy, designed for advanced use in the science fields. NEC, Fujitsu and Hitachi in Japan and IBM, Intel and Cray in the United States...

  • Wireless USB to see 1.1 specification
    Online

    Wireless USB to see 1.1 specification

    By 1 October 2007

    The Wireless USB Promoter Group – including such companies as HP, Intel, LSI Corporation, Microsoft, NEC, NXP Semiconductors, and Samsung – have announced that they are developing the Wireless USB 1.1 Specification. Obviously building on the Wireless...

  • USB 3.0 to launch next year
    Online

    USB 3.0 to launch next year

    By 19 September 2007

    Intel has announced that the new USB 3 standard will be released in the first half of 2008. The revelation came from the chip-making giant at its Developer Forum, where they also announced the formation of the USB 3 Promoter Group. The new Group will...

  • NEC launches LaVie laptops with "Face Pass"
    Laptops

    NEC launches LaVie laptops with "Face Pass"

    By 4 September 2007

    NEC has launched new laptop ranges in Japan - the LaVie C and LaVie L series. The most notable feature of the new ranges is the inclusion of "Face Pass" security features. Rather than go down the fingerprint scanning route, NEC is ensuring your laptop...

  • NEC: We're launching two Network Speax Fax Machines
    Online

    NEC: We're launching two Network Speax Fax Machines

    By 4 July 2007

    NEC in Japan has announced two new models of their "Network Speax" home fax machine lineup. Before you hard refresh, thinking you've browsed back in time, they do feature more up-to-date technology than traditional fascimile offerings. The Network Speax...

  • NEC ships tech to enable 8-megapixel camera phones
    Phones

    NEC ships tech to enable 8-megapixel camera phones

    By 26 June 2007

    Tech-on is reporting that NEC Electronics has started to ship samples of its CE131 LSI circuit. Why should you care? Because this little bit of tech could make 8-megapixel cameraphones a mainstream reality. The CE131 an image processing LSI circuit chip...

  • NEC pops the clutch on the Yo-yo phone
    Phones

    NEC pops the clutch on the Yo-yo phone

    By 7 June 2007

    Introducing the Yo-yo phone, it's a bonkers concept phone created by US designer Shaik Ridzwan for NEC. Attention-to-detail-wise we like the fact that the headphones wrap around the rotund handset in a yo-yo stylee, apart from that we're not particularly...