Product Watch: Speedy tech tools

Check out the latest products that are powered to run faster than before.

Time is of the essence and the following vendors clearly understand businesses' need for speed. Check out their latest products powered to run faster than before.

Back up your data with Quantum
Backing up data need no longer be a chore for SMBs, with Quantum's new tape drive DLT-V4.

Priced just under US$1,000, the DLT-V4 drive delivers 320 gigabtes of compressed capacity and a speedy 72 GB/hour compressed transfer rate. It is bundled with VERITAS Backup Exec QuickStart edition and also comes with a cleaning cartridge and media cartridge. The DLT-V4 is ships with a SATA interface, making it easier to attach to entry-level servers.

Color your life with HP
HP’s new Officejet Pro K550 color printer is based on HP’s Scalable Printing Technology (SPT).

This enables businesses to produce professional color and laser quality black text documents at up to twice the speed and 30 percent lower cost-per-page than color laser printers.

The Officejet Pro K550 has print speeds of up to 37 ppm black and up to 33 ppm color. The high-speed printer also comes with built-in wired Ethernet networking or wireless 802.11b/g with SecureEasySetup for sharing on a small network of computers.

Prices start at S$299 (US$176.70).

Stay mobile with Fujitsu
The new Lifebook P7120 sub-compact notebook is remarkably small and light. At just 25mm in width, the latest Fujitsu computer weighs only 1.38kg.

The notebook is based on the latest Sonoma platform and features a dual-layer DVD Super Multi drive that pops out from the side at the touch of a button. Connectivity is varied, with three USB 2.0 ports, FireWire and memory card support. The notebook is also packed with built-in 802.11a/b/g support and Bluetooth.

To keep data secure, the P7120 comes with biometric fingerprint sensor and Trusted Module Platform (TPM) security chip.

Prices are unavailable at press time.