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Avid VideoRAID ST Warranty Replacement Action

October 15, 2008 Leave a comment

On September 5, 2008, shipments of Avid VideoRAID ST storage systems were temporarily suspended due to discovery of a flaw that could potentially cause intermittent loss of connectivity. The root cause of the problem has been identified and resolved. Avid VideoRAID ST shipments resumed on September 19, 2008 and we are finalizing plans for a replacement program. The purpose of this communication is to update our channel partners that may hold affected Avid VideoRAID ST inventory.

Avid is offering a replacement chassis to all Avid VideoRAID ST end user customers who received systems prior to September 5, 2008. Please contact your Key Code Media sales or sales support representative if you believe you are eligible for this replacement or have any questions.

Apple Announces New MacBook Line

October 15, 2008 Leave a comment

At their Notebook Media event yesterday, Apple announced new 15″ MacBook Pros with improved graphics performance, and glass Multi-Touch trackpads.

Starting at $1,999, the MacBook Pro uses the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors available, running up to 2.8 GHz, and a new graphics architecture that allows users to switch between the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics processor for better battery life and the powerful NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT discrete graphics processor for higher performance.

Features include:

  • Unibody enclosure
  • Mini DisplayPort for Video out
  • Two NVIDIA graphics chipsets: 9400M and 9600M GT
  • Instant-on LED-backlit displays
  • Glass Multi-Touch trackpad with new Multi-Touch gestures
  • User accessible hard drive

The new MacBook Pros will provide the following price points:

  • $1999: 15.4″ Glossy Display, 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, NVIDIA 9400M + 9600M, 250GB HD.
  • $2499: 15.4″ Glossy Display, 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, NVIDIA 9400M + 9600M, 320GB HD.

Apple also provided a quiet update to the 17″ MacBook Pro:

  • The updated 17-inch MacBook Pro keeps its original aluminum design, and now comes standard with a high resolution 1920 x 1200 LED-backlit display and a larger 320GB hard drive or an optional 128GB solid state drive.

And also upgraded some of the features of the MacBook Air:

  • MacBook Air, measuring only 0.16-inches at its thinnest point, 0.76-inches at its maximum height and weighing just three pounds, now includes new NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics and a faster architecture to provide robust support for 3D games and enhanced performance. Starting at $1,799, MacBook Air is available with a 120GB 4200 rpm hard drive, a 50 percent increase from the previous generation, or a new 128GB solid state drive.