LaCie announced two new products at this week’s Macworld Expo Boston. The company rolled out a
LaCie mini drive, designed as a companion for Apple’s Mac mini.
Aimed at graphic designers and prepress professionals, the LaCie 319 LCD monitor features a maximum resolution of 1280 x 1024, a contrast ratio of 600:1 and one-click calibration with the included blue eye calibration software.
The monitor also has viewing angles of 178-degrees in all directions to prevent grayscale inversion or any loss of contrast from the widest range of vantage points, according to the company.
The LaCie 319 Monitor will be available worldwide end of July 2005 at the suggested retail price of US$999.
The LaCie mini hard drive is available in capacities of 80GB, 160GB and 250GB with either a FireWire or USB interface. LaCie said the drive’s four-corner crown fits exactly underneath Mac mini.
According to LaCie, the hard drive was engineered to allow for a natural cooling airflow to move between itself and Mac mini, which keeps both drives cool and safe while in operating mode. The crown is an important element that prevents the drives from directly touching, thus avoiding the danger of overheating.
The LaCie mini drive FireWire version is available immediately – both versions will be available worldwide through all LaCie channels beginning September. Drives ship with all necessary cables and Silverkeeper backup software for Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS X.