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Microsoft’s Software and Hardware Line up

Posted by TurtleGirl On September - 21 - 2009

Girl Gamers UK were invited over by Microsoft to have a look at some of their new software and hardware that will see soon be available to buy. microsoft-lifecam-cinema-720p-webcam-3


This full featured webcam, with ClearFrame image processing technology, delivers smooth, detailed video and crystal clear audio.


720p HD widescreen video
720p sensor captures true HD quality video at up to 30fps
World class optics
Audi Focus
High precision glass element lens
Clear, high quality video
ClearFrame technology for smooth, detailed video
Crystal clear audio
Digital, noise cancelling microphone helps improve speech quality.
Aluminium body
Flexible stand for notebook and desktop Pcs
3 year limited hardware warranty

Priced: £69.99



It’s easy to share your experiences the Lifecam vx-800 as you can have family far away, but still can see them and hear them clearly, with this webcam’s VGA video and built in microphone.


Hear more clearly as microphone produces quality audio.
See more detail as VGA video sensor produces a clear image. Camera auto adjusts for low light conditions for the best video possible.
Easy to use
Plug and Play
Universal Attachment Base
Five-foot USB Cord
2 Year Limited Warranty

Priced: £19.99
Release date : 23rd September



Ultimate Comfort- made easy

Design and comfort merge, giving you as powerful desktop set that fits your space and life. Don’t overlook the importance of a comfortable desktop- It is a significant part of making your time on the computer more comfortable and productive.

Designed for Comfort
Type more comfortable with low profile Quiet Touch Keys. The palm rest and removable feet create a slop for a more comfortable wrist posture.

Ergonomist approved Comfort Curve design
Microsoft’s Comfort Curve encourages natural wrist posture and is easy to use.

Microsoft’s BlueTrack Technology
World’s most advanced tracking- go more places than optical and laser.

Reliable wireless with a snap in transceiver
The 2.4GHz wireless USB Mini Transceiver connects wirelessly right out of the box with up to a 30 foot range.

Windows 7 Taskbar Favourties
Easily access programs in the taskbar with convenient hot keys. Best in class integration with Windows 7. Easily access programs in the taskbar with convenient keyboard hot keys that correspond to the position of the program icons on the taskbar.

3 year limited hardware warranty

Price: £69.99
Release date: 2nd September 2009



Ultra thin, stylish design

Comfort Curve Keyboard
Design encourages natural wrist posture with a slight 6 degree curve and is easy to use.

Portable Bluetooth Number Pad
Included for added productivity and comes with a carrying case for added portability. The Bluetooth Number Pad is also available in a stand alone version.

Up to 10 months of battery life with an on/off switch

Two colour battery life indicator
Warns people when it is time to replace the batteries.

Price: £79.99
Release date: 7th October 2009



Fits life on the go
Home, gym, campus, office- quick stop for email and coffee. This sporty, stylish little mouse goes wherever you do.

Microsoft BlueTrack Technology
Microsoft Blue Track Technology combines the power of optical with the precision of laser for remarkable tracking on virtually any surface.

Nano Transceiver
Leave plugged in when you’re on the go, or stow in the mouse.

4-way scrolling and 4 customisable buttons
Additional advanced features with included software.

Up to 10 months battery life
Battery status indicator lets you know when your battery is running low.

3 year limited hardware warranty

Price: £34.99
Release date: 19th August 2009

Please note that Blue Track Technology does not work on clear glass or mirrored surfaces.



Take the Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 6000 anywhere. With revolutionary Microsoft BlueTrack Technology, you can work more places than ever before, including on granite countertops, carpets- even on a wood table or a rough, unfinished park bench.

Plug and Go Transceiver- leave the Nano Transceiver plugged in when you’re on the go, or stow it in the mouse.
Reliable 2.4 Ghz wireless with up to 30 foot range
LED battery status indicator
10 month battery life
Comfort for either hand

Price: £44.99
Release date: 17th June 2009

Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 Headset


Clear sound and simple solutions
Music, gaming, and even client calls- this portable headset helps you get through the day. The noise-cancelling microphone ensures you can be heard clearly, and the comfortable headband and inline controls give you the flexibility you need.


Convenience: Inline mute and volume controls for quick adjustments and flexible, 6- foot cord with analog plug
High Quality Audio: Noise-cancelling microphone for high-quality stereo sound
Comfortable Design: Sturdy, lightweight headband and adjustable boom microphone.
2 Year Limited Warranty

Release date: 16th September 2009



Powerful cooling in style

Protect your notebook from overheating with a stylish, reliable, cooling base. Use it on your desk with the flip-up stand for a more comfortable typing angle. Or, turn it sideways and use it on your lap- the cooling channel keeps air flowing freely.


Efficient cooling channel directs heat away and prevents overheating
Single fan design for low power consumption
Cable management clip


Designed for desk or lap use- just turn 90 degrees
Built in height adjustment provides added comfort
Compact and lightweight


3 Year Limited Hardware Warranty
USB powered – no AC power needed

Release date: 26th August 2009



Take control of your business finances

Excel 2008 will help you manage your business finances with it’s clear, accessible templates, enhanced calculation and analysis functions- all making it easy to monitor sales and billing.

Promote your company

Add polish to our marketing brochures, newsletters, presentations, and business forms using hundreds of new business specific, designer quality templates and clip art.

Stay in touch while on the go

Keep your computers and Windows- based mobile devices working together and synch your email, calendar, and contacts via your in-house Exchange Server with ActiveSync.

Collaborate and share documents from virtually anywhere

Microsoft Document Connection works with Microsoft Office Live Workspace and Windows SharePoint Services to allow you to access, edit, and share documents- whether those documents were created on a Mac or Windows-based PC.

Drive your PC from the comfort of your Mac

Want to use the Mac in your living room to work on your PC back in the office?. With Remote Desktop Connection for the Mac, you can quickly and securely connect to your PC to access files, applications, devices and networks.

Unleash the power of Office

Get the most out of Office 2008- and your Mac- with the free tutorials and video courses available only in Business Edition. Whatever your skill level, you’ll benefit from more than seven hours of sel-paced training from Lynda.com

Key Features:

Open XML File Formats- Office 2008 for Mac uses the Open XML file formats for compatibility with Windows-based 2007 Microsoft Office products and is backward compatible with earlier file formats.

OfficeArt- A powerful graphics engine- also used in the Windows-based Office 2007 products- that provides great cross-platform file fidelity and easy access to stunning visual and graphic effects.

SmartArt Graphics- A set of professional- quality graphics that let’s users quickly transform bulleted lists into charts, diagrams, graphs and tables to visually communicate ideas.

Publishing Layout View- A new specialized Word workspace which makes it much easier for users to create incredibly rich documents by using powerful desktop publishing methods.

Templates- Word 2008 includes a host of professionally designed document templates that help users achieve that polished look.

Modern Themes and Styles- Help users consistently apply a professional look and feel to documents and presentations.


Can I upgrade?

Yes. The upgrade edition is only £269.00

Release date: 16th September 2009

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