Computex 2007 – Day 1 Show CoverageWed, Jun 06, 2007 - 12:00 AM
Kingston had a great booth location and layout this year in hall 1 and if you look really close at the picture below you’ll notice they had memory on display as well as gaming systems!
The highlight of the Kingston memory booth for myself was the Taipei 101 tower of DDR3 memory modules, which was an awesome idea.
One of the new things that Kingston was showing off that we have not seen from any other memory company was their DDR3 non-ECC SO-DIMM memory modules for notebooks and other small form factor computers. The first samples are all 512MB modules that operate at PC3-8500 (1066MHz) memory speeds with CL7 memory timings. Notebooks that accept DDR3 memory will have 204-pin memory slots that support just 1.5V, which means improved battery life even though the clock speeds have increased.
On the Flash Memory side of things Kingston has a new microSD + USB Reader that is very cool as it is very small and simple to use. This specific reader comes with a 2GB microSD card and then a reader that is hardly double the size of a microSD card. Simply remove the microSD from your digital device and insert it into the USB reader and it’s ready to be used on any device that has an open USB port.
With the card in the reader is can be safely stored and carried around with the supplied lanyard! A pretty innovative and simple idea on how to get data from one device to another.