Two developments have come to light today which may well indicate what your future PC might have packed inside it.

Setting a new speed record for DDR2, a 1 Gigabit DDR2 SDRAM device at 800 Mbit per second made by Semiconductor firm Elpida will soon be available. The product will initially be aimed at high-end server and workstations, as Elpida feels that the market is not yet ready for such power.

Meanwhile, HP have announced that they are backing the Blu-ray disc technology as successor to the DVD, and will be using Blu-ray drives in many of its products. Dell also supports the format, as well as many other important industry players.