LG has developed its newest ultrabook, the X-Note Z330. This product will officially be shown off later this month and looks to be a great example of what Intel wishes to accomplish with the ultrabook specification.
In recent times, much attention has been given to PC makers for their ability to create highly portable, mobile solutions that use miniaturized components such as netbooks and ultrabooks. Despite the attention given to the mobile scene, mobile technology like the Atom processor has also helped make today’s desktops and multimedia machines smaller than ever, as well.
When you think about crossover vehicles, they typically fit somewhere between a standard sedan and a larger SUV. With the recent leak of the ThinkPad X1 from Lenovo, we find a notebook PC that’s try to straddle between the consumer and business markets.
I’m not at all convinced that I would want a notebook computer that doesn’t have a physical keyboard, but I almost said the same thing about touchscreen-only smartphones not that long ago. Pushing this trend along is the dual screen-wielding Acer Iconia, which is now being put up for pre-order.
Sony Europe’s new VAIO S series laptop is the ultimate workaholic’s tool: A 128GB Solid State Drive for rapid startups, a dual-battery option for 14 hours of life between charges, 3G connectivity for internet “everywair” and a hybrid graphics system for the perfect balance between performance and stamina.
Great. Another portable hard drive. They’re all pretty much the same thing, right? Yes, they’re the same if you think that a Corolla and a Gallardo are the same thing.
Seagate, arguably one of the most well-known names in external hard drives announced the release of four new ultra-portable “GoFlex for Mac” external hard drives at CES.
In the on-going quest to do more with less, Freescale Semiconductor continues to deliver what we need to power our mobiles, tablets, and other infotainment appliances. The Austin-based manufacturers have announced the launch of their i.MX 6 series of quad-, dual- and single-core applications processors for 2011.
It’s almost as if Gigabyte has devised a product for the most indecisive person on the planet. Maybe you want the portability of a notebook, the touchscreen of a tablet and the comfort of a desktop. If all of the above apply, maybe you want the Gigabyte Booktop T1125.
Marvell appears to have made the first tri-core mobile processor. These tri-core system-on-a-chip solutions will be clocked at an astounding 1.5GHz. We’re hearing about dual-core chips from Qualcomm that do that now, but not tri-core. Marvell says these chips are designed for “ultra-low power, long battery life smartphones and tablets.” Really? Adding in another core […]
Most RAID boxes out there use 3.5-inch drives, the 2.5-inch drive models which are typically used in notebooks, netbooks and portable harddrives don’t get used beyond that. There are some dual 2.5-inch RAID enclosures out there, but none can claim to the five drive capacity that Addonics’ latest Compact RAID enclosure supports
We make a lot of electronic waste these days; upgrading our TVs, cell phones, and notebooks every couple of years. That can’t be good for the environment; to help alleviate some of these concerns Asus has announced a new line of laptops that are 100% recyclable.
How did they do this? Well, it seems that the new Asus Ux3 series notebooks (which are based on the Ux5) have been outfitted with a chassis that is completely made of bamboo. The much more sustainable wood is easily sourced and easily recycled.
Just because you want to get a business-level notebook computer does not mean that you have to do away with style and portability. The newly refreshed Dell Latitude 13 is, in fact, the world’s thinnest 13-inch commercial client laptop. For a little more oomph, though, you may want the Dell Precision M6500 instead.
Pentax has always been a little different from the two big SLR makers, however, that’s exactly the reason why Penatx has been able to craft a niche for its own. Fans of this brand have always expected more from this company and Pentax never forgets to disappoint them. With K-3, Pentax expects to do the […]
I know how it feels, seeing your phone vibrating and signaling that it has only 5 percent more to go. You try desperately to squeeze in a few more minutes of Angry Birds, clean out your contact lists and read a few more chapters of that self-help book you downloaded a year ago. Then all […]
The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook has now officially been announced and will set you back $330. Unlike alternatives, HP Chromebook has a large 14-inch display.
If you’d prefer something far more pocketable, then you may be interested in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Pocket Plus. See, it’s right there in the name that it’ll fit in your pocket.
Windows 8 is almost here, and with it comes a flood of new devices. One of the biggest changes with Windows 8 is that it could finally bring hybrid devices to the forefront. Up until now, most Windows hybrids have been decent as traditional desktop devices but have been limited when it comes to their touch abilities and the lack of Window 7 applications that work well with touch.
If you like the idea of living completely in the cloud, but you’re not sold on bringing a Chromebook around with you, the Google Chromebox could be the answer for you.
No typo here, the $79 Ainol Novo 7 Paladin is a camera-less tablet, but yes indeed, it runs Ice Cream Sandwich. This tablet is a variation of the world’ s first ICS Android 4.0 tablet, the Ainol Novo 7 Basic we spotted last year.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X130e, which will be sold to schools in December with a price tag starting at $469, is coming with specific improvements which will help it to withstand the occasional fall or the abuse a notebook is likely to suffer in the hands of the students.
The Apple iPad may still reign supreme in the world of consumer tablets, but the Android side of the equation is quickly picking up steam. While early Android tablets only ran on blown-up versions of the smartphone OS, Android 3.0 Honeycomb introduced a tablet-centric version of the platform with several tablet-centric optimizations. And the first to take advantage of these optimizations was the Motorola Xoom.
Samsung has unveiled LTE (Long-Term Evolution) versions of its GALAXY S II smartphone and GALAXY Tab 8.9. Displayed at this week’s IFA 2011, the devices will have access to 4G download speeds of up to 100Mbps. If you can get yourself onto a 4G network, the (theoretical) upload speed is 50Mbps and double that when downloading. Samsung equates this to downloading a four-minute MP3 track in 0.3 seconds.
In the case of the Galaxy S II, the specs have pretty much been bumped up across the board. This starts with the positively gorgeous 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display. All of the original Galaxy S phones had the standard 4.0-inch screen. I don’t need to tell you that this screen is easily the most amazing one you’ve ever seen on a smartphone.
While Toshiba’s late change of plans might be frowned upon, Google’s update on the Android software might just make it worthwhile. The Android 3.1 Honeycomb has both increased performance as well as added new features. For example, Android 3.1 tablets with USB ports will offer support for USB connected joysticks and game-pads, possibly attracting more users who are interested in gaming with their tablet. Also, Android 3.1 added Google Movie access for renting new and old movies, buy-bye Netflix.
If you’re on the fence about going Android, still considering the iPad 2, but haven’t made a commitment just yet then maybe you should ponder things over for a little while longer. The UK and Taiwan release of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer were a success; it shortened supply (doesn’t this always happen) for the rest of the world. Now with an end of April release, the $400 Android 3.0 (honeycomb) iPad challenger is set to make its debut to the US.
Have you ever accidentally sat on your phone, camera, MP3 player, or other portable electronic device? There’s a possibility that you broke something. With the Olympus TOUGH TG-810, apparently you don’t have to worry as much about that kind of thing.
The tablet market is really starting to heat up and the competitors are beginning to fling mud at one another. Toshiba, for example, is prepping an Android 3.0 device for this spring and it’s taking a direct shot at the iOwners in the audience.
Casio’s new TRYX camera has been launched at CES and oh boy is she ever pretty. With so many point and shoots on the market they all tend to converge into one dog pile, but TRYX is the kind of camera you’d bring home to mom but wouldn’t let her touch.
Combining portability with quick and easy use, Samsung has developed two new point and “share” camcorders, the Samsung Full HD HMX-P300 and the HMX-P100. Pocket-sized and fashionable, the sleek, black cameras are designed for all you social-networkers.
The Motion CL900 is being touted as the first “ultra-light, rugged Tablet PC”. We’re not sure if this means it comes equipped with 4-wheel drive or a winch but Motion is definitely trying to define their market niche.
There’s no doubt what LG is trying to emphasize with the announcement of the LG Optimus 2X smartphone. You see that 2X in the name? That’s because it boasts the impressive dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor (1GHz) to run its show. And what a show it is.
It used to be that HTC was the clear-cut leader in the smartphone arena, but many other companies are competing for the crown these days. HTC isn’t the only Android game in town and Samsung has really carved a nice-sized market share for itself with the Galaxy S line. Even more so as of recent with the introduction of the Google Nexus S. The Samsung Galaxy S is offered as the AT&T Captivate, T-Mobile Vibrant, Verizon Fascinate, Sprint Epic 4G and Rogers Captivate.
Panasonic has unveiled the world’s first consumer 3D video camcorder, the HDC-SDT750. Recording works by using a 3D mode which is enabled by simply snapping on a 3D conversion lens designed to fit exactly to the camcorder. It records a split image, so you won’t be getting full 1080p 3D, but more like 960 x 1080. That’s pretty good for the first of its kind.
A new business focused Android tablet has been announced by Cisco today, they call it the Cius (“see us”). Loaded with every feature we had hoped the iPad would have, the Cius comes with HD video streaming, real-time video communications thanks to a front-facing camera, tricked out 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G/4G data and Bluetooth 3.0 so you can pretty much stay connected anytime, anywhere. A 7-inch high-resolution LCD using contact-based touch targets, something called the HD Soundstation, which without a doubt is the best looking docking bay I’ve ever seen.
With a small but steadily growing population of the computing force being Mac users, it’s nice to see Fujitsu thinking of us by offering a serious mobile scanning hardware solution. The Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300 is just under $300, and will appeal not only by Mac users, but any mobile professional serious about document processing.
The S1300 is silver and gray. It folds down nicely in to a compact 11.18 x 3.90 x 3.03 inches and weighs in at 3.08 lbs. It’s a little bit thick at 3.03-inches, but will fit in to larger laptop bags, perhaps even a large briefcase. I think it could have been a bit thinner, but Fujitsu did a good job of keeping it looking sleek.
Plustek has been manufacturing digital imaging products since the mid-80s. Their latest group of scanners are part of the Mobile Office line, the one we are looking at today: the Plustek MobileOffice AD450. An automatic document feeder (ADF) scanner capable of 600 DPI resolution and 20 sheet capacity.
The Canon Imageformula P-150 is the latest mobile scanner from Canon. It sells for under $300 online, and can scan at duplex up to 20 sheets per sitting. A perfect portable scanning companion for your mobile office. Definitely compact in size, light-weight and measuring only 11 x 3.7 x 1.6-inches, the P-150 is thin enough to slip in your laptop bag or rucksack.
Nokia has yet another hot new cell phone for you to consider and it’s got a big touchscreen to go with its loads of internal storage.
The Nokia X6 is now reportedly available at Nokia’s flagship stores as well as for pre-order online Nokia’s website. So, if you happen to find yourself in Chicago or New York, feel free to open up your wallet, otherwise sit back and wait for your shipment that ships by the “end of February 2010.”
One thing that really changed in 2009 was the increasing popularity of the Google Android platform. In the beginning, we only had the T-Mobile G1 (HTC Dream G1) if we wanted to get into the Android thing, but now there are several other manufacturers getting in on some Google-fueled action. There’s the Motorola Droid from […]
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could use your iPod speaker dock with your Bluetooth-enabled music phone? Stereo Bluetooth (A2DP) makes it so that you can stream music from up to 30 feet away, but most speaker systems do not come equipped with Bluetooth. Perhaps the simplest solution to this is the iSkin Cerulean RX […]
It’s time to go portable. We’ve gone mobile with just about every aspect of your home computers. There are notebook mice that you can stuff in your pocket. There are webcams that can easily fit into the smallest of laptop bags. But what about scanners? Scanners have typically been quite large, but this is seriously […]
Well, look what we found waltzing around at the ol’ FCC office. Skyspring has beat Motorola to the punch, developing a RAZR-like clamshell that comes with a high-resolution 3.0 megapixel camera, complete with autofocus. Based on the media controls on the outside, you have to assume that the SP-770 (as it is apparently known) also […]
Smartphones can take on many different forms. Some prefer to boast full QWERTY keyboards in some fashion, maybe with a sliding device. Others prefer a touchscreen interface. The latest smartphone from Gigabyte, the g-Smart i120, does something I don’t think I’ve seen before: the five way navigator is beside the numpad and not above it. […]