GIGABYTE has a Variety of Innovative Windows 8 Products
Gigabyte launched an array of notebooks and a tablet with fabulous functions and powerful specifications. Each GIGABYTE model is highlighted by the number of ports that is available to give the user complete convenience, sleek innovative design, and Global warranty for a complete peace of mind. By launching a slate S1082, a Convertible Ultrabook U2142, a high performance Ultrabook U2442, and two high-end Gaming Notebooks – P2542/P2742; GIGABYTE has expanded its line and range of notebooks.Read more
Nexus 10 tablet photos and specifications Surface
Google and Samsung will announce a new Nexus 10 tablet, however Nexus 10 images and hardware details have been leaked online. Check out photos of the Nexus 10, an aluminum and rubber tablet jointly designed by Google and Samsung. The design of the hardware appears to match drawings of an instructional manual that leaked earlier this week by a Korean website, but there's no way to definitively say that this is an Android tablet that Google will announce next week.Read more
Panasonic CF-C2 semi-rugged convertible tablet
Admit it – you want to take your gear in to the jungle, well you may want to consider Panasonic’s Toughbook CF-02 with Windows 8 laptop. Panasonic shows the Toughbook CF-C2, a new semi-rugged 12.5" convertible tablet computer with Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system. The CF-C2 will start shipping in December. Panasonic today launched the Toughbook CF-C2, one of the most durable and flexible business convertible PC’s designed for sales work forces, white collar field engineers and healthcare workers. The device is the first Toughbook to be designed to take advantage of the new Windows 8 Pro operating system whether in clamshell or tablet mode.Read more
Samsung will update 11 phones and 4 tablets to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
Samsung now officially started to roll out Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300. Poland is the first market to receive Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update. The Jelly Bean update will be available to other countries and carriers really soon as well.While releasing the Jelly Bean update for the Samsung Galaxy S III GT-I9300, Samsung has also released a full list of devices that will be upgraded to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.Read more
HTC launches new 8X and 8S Windows Phone 8 handsets
Microsoft is busy with the launch of their Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms sheduled in for late October, smartphone manufacturers on their end have been busy showing off their new handsets running the latest incarnation of the smartphone OS. Today the turn goes to HTC with their Windows Phone 8 family: The HTC 8X and 8S. HTC has decided to share the 8X and 8S with the world. Both devices utilise the same naming mechanism as the HTC One series of Android phones, with the X and the S denoting the class of the device.Read more
Taiwan smartphone makers warn Google attitude may lead to split in Android
Anonymous sources at Taiwanese smartphone makers commented that Google's aggressive stand against the Aliyun operating system may result in an increased split in the adoption of Android. Sources state that if Google cracks down on modified Android platforms, developers of these platforms may be forced to offer own-brand smartphones or tablets and give up on Android.Read more
Steve Ballmer on Surface Pricing & Windows 8
Steve Ballmer has been talking about 2012 as “the most epic year in Microsoft history,” most probably because the software giant isn’t just a software giant any more, its on the way to become a hardware giant as well or a “devices-and-services” company as their CEO would put it. Apart from their entrance in the hardware market, Microsoft is also launching Windows 8 which is expected to be great.Read more
AMD 11.6-inch Windows 8 Tablet Later This Year
AMD and San Francisco Giants organized an event in AT&T park last week where AMD showed off some new technology to the press and fans. The most exciting thing that was shown off at the event is an 11.6-inch Windows 8 based tablet made by AMD. They showed a mock-up of this 10mm thick tablet which will be launched later this year. We have a picture after the break.Read more
iPhone 5 Announced - Full Specs Detailed
Apple unveiled both mobile devices at a media event in San Francisco today and geeks around the world are no doubt already counting their pennies in anticipation. This new aluminium model has a 1136 x 640 pixel resolution, versus 960 x 640 on the iPhone 4/4S, keeping the same 326ppi density. The extra pixel estate is used to add an extra row of icons on the start screen, Apple apps are tweaked to take advantage of the extra pixels, while other apps will be displayed in a letterbox format.Read more
ASUS Launches the Ultrabook S Series
New ASUS S Series ultrabooks combine performance with more storage and media options while remaining in a highly attractive price range. They meet all Ultrabook criteria, and feature an exquisite luxurious design. At just 21mm in profile, they are the only products in their segment to achieve a true all-in approach to features. The S Series packs powerful 3rd generation Intel Core processors up to an i7, alongside discrete NVIDIA GT 635M graphics, making it perfect for high-portability daily computing and entertainment. Significantly, it offers fast-response hybrid SSD/hard drive storage and an optical drive – all in one sleek Ultrabook. Customers also enjoy a solid back-assembled keyboard and the intuitive Smart Gesture touchpad for a more user-friendly experience, and Super Hybrid Engine II-based 2-second instant on resume.Read more
Archos G10 XS Android 4.0 Tablet
Since it’s unveiling earlier this year Archos have been keeping their new Archos G10 xs tablet under wraps, releasing teaser glimpses of the tablet here and there. However the image posted on Facebook shows a little more of what we can expect from the new Archos G10 xs tablet once it arrives in around three weeks, says the Archos Facebook post.Read more
Lenovo Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2 Specs leak
Lenovo has previously shown off a prototype Windows 8 tablet back at Computex Taipei in June, which recently passed through the FCC. A leaked Lenovo document on the tablet, sent to website the verge, suggests it will be focused at business users and named the ThinkPad Tablet 2. Powered by a dual-core Intel Clover Trail processor, the Tablet 2 will include 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 10.1-inch WXGA display. Lenovo admits it's "hard to compete" with Apple's App Store as "that is considered 'The Standard,'" but the company is positioning its Tablet 2 as a competitor to Apple's iPad on the business side — offering up comparisons throughout a marketing documentRead more
Multiple User Accounts Are Coming To Android
An intersting development on the Android OS, it seems that the SO finally is getting multiple-user accounts reports Android Police.
Multi-user support is one of the few remaining things a desktop OS can do that Android can't. The "coffee table tablet" use case would greatly benefit from a multi-user setup, as would an enterprise user who wants to keep work and home separate. It's been a top 20 item on the Android bug tracker since the debut of Honeycomb, so there is certainly demand for it.
As we've seen from my previous experiments in sticking my nose where it doesn't belong, Google likes to leave breadcrumbs in shipping products for the astute observer to find, and the multi-user situation is no different. After a bit of research, I can tell you that Google is listening. There is a surprising amount of multi-user work being done on Android - some of it is even working on devices right now.
Before we jump into things, we're going to need to learn some vocabulary. "AOSP" is Android Open Source Project, you should know that one. It's the publicly available code base for Android. A "commit" is a code push to this code repository. You're supposed to include a helpful comment with your commit, telling people what the new code is supposed to accomplish. This is Android code, so the commit comments are written by Googlers. In other words: they're accurate.
Phase change memory for Mobile Devies
Micron announces the availability of phase change memory for mobile devices.
Micron Technology announced high volume availability of its 45nm phase change memory (PCM) for mobile devices. The company is supplying a 1Gbit PCM die and a 512Mbit LPDDR2 device in a multichip package.
Micron's 45nm PCM solution is currently targeted at feature phones, with a future roadmap aimed at addressing smartphones and media tablets.
"Our commitment to innovation and continued development of advanced products to address the voracious demands of the wireless industry is clear and strong," claimed Tom Eby, vp of Micron's wireless solutions group. "We are determined to evolve and innovate by continuing to offer the best tailored solutions for today's and tomorrow's market requirements."
PCM has been many years in development and Micron is currently the only company offering the technology in volume. Originally intended to be a unified memory
Samsung Galaxy S III Burns
Engadget reports a Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone burst into flames and melted while in an in-car holster. Samsung posted on its blog that it's aware of this issue and will begin investigating as soon as they receive the specific product in question.
The global HSPA+ iteration of Samsung's new flagship apparently sparked into white flames, followed by a bang. While it's certainly not the first smartphone to implode in transit, the damage -- along the base but separate to the charging port -- looks pretty substantial and although the screen still apparently worked, reception was dead. The phone has been whisked off to a repair center through phone retailer Carphone Warehouse for the full autopsy. User dillo2k10 was left unscathed, but it's apparently left some nasty molten plastic remains on the inside of his car.
We recently reviewed this product right here.
Google and ASUS7-inch tablet launches June 27
Sources from upstream component makers confided to DigiTimes that Google and Asustek are expected to reveal a $199 7" Nexus tablet at Google I/O, a developer event taking place from June 27-29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Manufactured by Quanta Computer, the tablet is anticipated to hit the retail channel in July and projected to hit shipments of at least three million units in the second half of the year.
With Google expected to unveil the details of the devices at Google I/O, Asustek Chairman Jonney Shih will also attend the conference to jointly announce the tablet PC with Google.
Due to its low price, the 7-inch Nexus tablet PC only supports a Wi-Fi connection and does not feature a back-side webcam, but will equip with a front-side webcam for video conference.
The device will also be preloaded with Google's Chrome browser, with compatibility issues having been resolved to allow smoother operation for some software applications.
NEC LifeTouch L tablets
NEC Japan recently launched two new tablets under NEC LifeTouch L family. Powered by TI OMAP 4460 processor (1.5GHz), the LifeTouch L features a 10.1-inch multi-touch display and comes in two variants, one for individuals and one for business. The thin and light tablets weigh only 540g and measure 7.99mm thin, and is based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Common features include 16GB/32GB storage, 1GB DDR2 memory, 1280 x 800 resolution, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, micro USB, micro HDMI, card reader, and 1.3MP camera.
NEC LifeTouch L for business also provide couple of security features including anti theft technology, secure connection to corporate network, etc.
NEC LifeTouch L will be available in Japanese market from July.
ZBS A9000 Android 4.0 Tablet
If you are on the lookout for a cheap Android 4.0 tablet (10" IPS) then check out this ZBS A9000.
The tablet is priced at only $199.99 and comes with a 9.7-inch 1024 x 768 IPS capacitive multi-touch display, a 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, a 1GB DDR3 RAM, a 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 0.3MP front-facing camera, a 2.0MP rear-facing camera, 2160p Super HD video playback support, 3G module support, WiFi, an HDMI port and runs on Android 4.0 ICS OS. [Product Page]
Sony VAIO VPCJ249FJ All-In-One PC
Sone will be releasing an new AIO PC. The VAIO VPCJ249FJ is powered by a 2.80GHz Intel Core i7-2640M processor, this space-saving machine sports a 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, an 8GB DDR3 RAM, an HDD tuner x wave 2TB, a webcam, an SD card slot, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS and runs on Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (SP1) OS (w/ Office Home and Business 2010, Adobe Photoshop with the Elements 10).
The VAIO VPCJ249FJ will start shipping from June 9th for around 180,000 Yen (about $2,303). [Sony]
AMD E-Series APUs Set the High Bar for Notebook Battery Life
AMD today announced the launch of its latest AMD E-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) platform. Designed for essential notebook and desktop personal computers which meet basic performance needs at accessible price points, the 2012 AMD E-Series APU enables long battery life and a best-in-class entertainment and media experience, while striking a balance between energy efficiency and unique innovations for brilliant high definition (HD) entertainment.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M Notebook Graphics Processor
NVIDIA today brings its next-generation NVIDIA Kepler graphics architecture to the top of the GeForce notebook GPU lineup, with the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M. The fastest, most advanced gaming notebook GPU ever built, the GTX 680M GPU delivers unprecedented performance, incredible power efficiency and the world's most advanced gaming technology.
"The GeForce GTX 680M is the fastest mobile GPU ever, but it's more than just a speed king," said Rene Haas, vice president and general manager of the notebook business unit at NVIDIA. "It also offers an entire arsenal of next-gen gaming technology, along with Optimus technology for extended battery life."
GeForce 600M Series GPUs are built for superior performance and power efficiency. Only GeForce GPUs offer:
- Adaptive V-sync - newly developed technology for a smoother gameplay experience
- Advanced AA modes - for crisper images, including NVIDIA FXAA and new TXAA
- NVIDIA Optimus technology - enabling extra-long battery life by automatically switching on the GPU only when it is needed
- NVIDIA PhysX support - for accelerated in-game physics
- NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 technology - for bigger, brighter, more comfortable 3D gaming
- NVIDIA 3DTV Play software - for connecting notebooks to 3DTVs for the most immersive gaming experience to be had in a living room
- High-performance NVIDIA Verde notebook drivers - offering day one game support and maximum compatibility
- NVIDIA SLI technology - make the fastest notebook GPU even faster with up to double the gaming performance
- NVIDIA CUDA technology support - for high-performance GPU computing applications
"The intense focus on performance and technology engineered into the 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M is a perfect match for the Alienware M17x and M18x laptops," said Frank Azor, Alienware General Manager. "Whether a single graphics card on the 17x or dual GTX 680M's on the M18x, Alienware owners are going to love having this much power at their fingertips."
The Alienware M17x will be available with a GeForce GTX 680M GPU and NVIDIA Optimus technology or NVIDIA 3D Vision technology. The Alienware M18x notebook will be available with GeForce GTX 680M GPUs in single or SLI configurations before the end of the month.
The GeForce GTX 680M GPU is also available in MSI GT70 notebooks and gaming notebooks from Clevo channel partners such as Ava Direct, Maingear and Origin.
Asus Windows 8 tablets Transformer Style
At Computex ASUS is demonstrating Windows 8 based tablets and notebooks. The big whopper amongst them all will be the Transformer Book which has an Ivy Bridge CPU and then a discrete GPU from Nvidia. The Transformer Book will get both SDD and HDD for storage and screen sizes of 11.6", 13.3", and 14".
Sicne these are Transformer models the screens will be detachable. You'll spot USB 3.0 connectivity and a good 4GB of DDR3 memory.
Asus claims the Transformer Book will be the world's thinnest and lightest Core i7 tablet
ASUS MeMO 370T Tablet
The FCC approved the ASUS MeMO 370T, which means this tablet will be available in the U.S. market very soon as well.
For your info, the ASUS MeMO 370T features a 7-inch touchscreen display with a 1280 x 800 pixels resolution, an nVidia Tegra 3 quad core processor, a 1GB of internal storage space, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and the Google Android 4.0 ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Thjis could actually be close to what is supposed to be Google Nexus Tablet, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
Google preps cheap 7-Inch Tablet Appearing In June?
It seems that Google's is to relase their own 7-inch tablet PC whicch is scheduled to launch in July. There will be an initial batch of only 600,000 units shipping as early as June though. Word of mounth is that Asus is co-developing the device and the entry-level tablet will cost around $200 or less.
The tablet's inner details aren't known but we can probably expect Android 4.0 and maybe a quad-core chip. The Google 7-inch tablet could easily go up against existing Android 7-inchers that dominate; the Kindle Fire. The tablet might even come at a time that will help it compete against the rumored iPad Mini. If the tablet is really coming as early as June, I'm sure we'll here more official news about the device soon enough. Honestly, it strikes me as being a little odd that Motorola (which now finally belongs to Google) wasn't involved in the device's development. Who knows for sure. At least for a bit longer, I'd take this news with a grain of salt.
Intel aims to cut ultrabook pricing with new batteries
In order to help reduce costs of ultrabooks, Intel is aggressively pushing two new battery solutions for these systems; the 16650 cylindrical battery and a prismatic lithium-ion battery. Full details at DigiTimes. Acer has already started adopting the 16650 battery while Lenovo's IdePad 530 uses the prismatic li-ion, albeit in limited volumes.
However, only a limited supply of the 16650 cylindrical battery is available, so prismatic lithium-ion battery will have a higher chance to success, but due to issues such as capacity and certification, vendors will not have chance to adopt prismatic lithium-ion batteries for their products until 2013.
The 16650 cylindrical battery has a diameter of 16mm and is only available from Japan-based Sanyo and China-based BAK, but due to vendors being concerned that supply is fully controlled by only two players, and BAK is unlikely to pass most vendors' certification process, there are concerns about the solution.
Although prismatic lithium-ion battery is higher in cost compared to the 16650 cylindrical battery, but the solution's size of 60mmx80mm and thickness of 5-6mm is providing a strong advantage, while the battery also has more suppliers available in the market.