Press Release: MSI Unveils World's First AMD Richland A10 Powered Mobile Gaming Powerhouses
GX70 and GX60 armed with AMD A10-5750M CPU, Radeon™ HD 8970M graphics and Killer™ Game Networking delivers enthralling gaming experience
City of Industry, Calif. – May 21, 2013 – MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, unveils the new and refreshed GX70 and GX60, the world's first AMD Richland A10-5750M powered gaming laptops.
Part of MSI's award-winning G Series gaming laptops, the all-new GX70 and GX60 are now upgraded with AMD's newest processor, which promises an increase in visual performance by up to 40 percent over previous generations. The new processor also increases battery life and CPU performance, resulting in longer gaming sessions with crisper, brighter and a more realistic visual experience.
Leaked images show Lenovo's stunning ThinkPad S3 and S5 ultrabooks with Aluminim casing ...
"Earlier today we received a couple of photos that show off two upcoming Lenovo Ultrabooks: the 13-inch ThinkPad S3 (codename "Labatt") and the 15-inch ThinkPad S5 ("Guinness"). As you can see above and after the break, both aluminum laptops feature a new "floating design" that might have taken a page out of Samsung and Vizio's book: shaving off the front outer edges of the bottom side to create that slim and floating illusion.
Also, these will apparently come with either a black or silver lid. Some folks on Sina Weibo have received other teaser photos of the ThinkPad S5, with one confirming the presence of JBL stereo speakers. The funny thing is Chinese website Yesky reported on a charity auction that actually sold limited editions of the S3 and S5 earlier this month, but those unannounced Ultrabooks went under everyone else's radar."
Press Release: HP Expands x2 Detachable PC Portfolio to Enable Ultimate Flexibility. New two-in-one detachable PCs with Android or Windows 8 offer mobility, productivity
PALO ALTO, Calif., May 15, 2013 - HP today announced the HP SlateBook x2 and the HP Split x2, two detachable PCs that offer the full functionality of a notebook with a removable screen that also is a sleek tablet. Powered by the Android and Microsoft® Windows® 8 operating systems (OS), respectively, these versatile two-in-one devices combine power and portability, giving customers the flexibility to create, consume and share content in more places.
HP's unmatched portfolio of next-generation PCs is designed to enable users to connect with their information on devices that easily adapt to their needs. By releasing the magnetic hinge, users can move elegantly between the two form factors-tablet and notebook PC-all in one device.
Dell Slashes the price of their XPS 10 Windows RT Tablets ... you now get one for $299.
"Microsoft bet big on Windows RT as a tablet operating system for devices running ARM processors. So far, that bet hasn't really paid off with consumers staying far away from Windows RT devices. Some major computer manufacturers have abandoned their plans to launch Windows RT tablets while others have admitted disappointment in demand.
One Dell executive admitted in April that demand for Windows RT tablets has been disappointing. As a result, Dell has announced a significant price cut on its XPS 10 Windows RT tablet. The new entry-level price for the tablet has been slashed $299.99 -- before the price cut, the entry-level tablet went for $449.
The XPS 10 includes a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S 4 processor, a 10.1-inch screen (1366x768), and a 28 watt-hour battery. The large battery promises up to 10 hours of use per charge and the tablet has front and rear cameras along with 32 GB of storage.
A memory card slot is included for storage expansion and the tablet can be optioned with a removable keyboard dock. The entry-level $299.99 price point does not include the case or keyboard dock accessories. For $329.98, you can get the tablet and a case. If you want the tablet and the keyboard dock it will cost you $349.99."
Improved processor, storage, battery life and connectivity advance productivity for mission-critical mobile professionals
Secaucus, NJ, May 15, 2013 – Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, today announced upgrades to the Panasonic Toughbook® H2, the industry's most rugged handheld tablet PC. The MIL-STD-810G1 and IP651 certified device includes a faster processor, expanded storage and other improvements, while retaining critical features to enhance usability and durability
– including the ability to survive a 6-foot drop. With these upgrades, the Toughbook H2 delivers an improved return on investment for businesses with mobile workforces and greater performance for clinicians, field service workers, first responders and other mission-critical mobile professionals.
Looks pretty cool ... super thin and packed with features.
"Sony's no stranger to the odd e-ink device, but its latest prototype creation isn't targeted at the bookworm, it's intended to educate. The e-paper slate is quite a lot bigger than most tablets, let alone e-readers, sporting a 13.3-inch screen (1,200 x 1,600) to match the standard A4 size of normal, boring paper.
That display is also an electromagnetic induction touchscreen for poking at menus and scrolling, but more importantly, it supports stylus input for scrawling notes and annotating PDFs (the only file format it currently supports). The prototype device is also only 6.8mm (0.27 inch) thick and weighs 385g (13.6 ounces) -- perfect for slipping into school bags. There's 4GB of on-board storage (with a microSD slot to increase that) and WiFi, which Sony plans to use for sharing notes with those who didn't make it to class on time."
Asus will dominating the up-and-coming Computex show in Taiwan. Watch out for their heavily marketed "Transformer" tablets PCs.
"Sporting a "We Transform" tag, its first one for 2013 features the spun metal casings, touchscreen laptops, convertibles, tablets and phones we've become accustomed to from the company. So what's next? The video doesn't appear to provide any hints -- other than an oddly blacked-out tablet with stylus about 30 seconds in -- however the press page linked below includes a countdown to ASUS' press conference June 3rd, and blank spaces for four more videos to come.
We'll keep an eye out for anything else that fills in the blanks (US release info for the Transformer Book would do the trick), check the video after the break to "transform your expectations of technology."
Acer predicts that more than 50% of their notebook sales will be feature touchscreens. Not surprising considering they're really pushing their notebooks with Windows 8.
"Acer is set to raise the shipment proportion of its touchscreen notebooks from 12% of the total volume in the first quarter to 50% by 2014 and 70% by 2015, according to Acer vice president Scott Lin.
Lin noted that in the second quarter, Acer will see its proportion rise to 20%, the same as IDC's forecasted global average for 2013, and percentages will rise even higher in the second half of the year. IDC also forecasted that the shipment proportion of global touchscreen notebooks will reach about 30% in 2014, a lot lower than Acer's goal."
$199 for some pretty good specs ... 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and a 9" 1920x1280 display and 32Gb storage.
"Nook HD+ now priced at $179.99 and $199.99 respectively for 16GB and 32GB models. Barnes and Noble introduced the Nook HD+ last year in an effort to thwart the momentum that Amazon was gaining in the relatively low cost tablet arena with the Kindle Fire HD.
The Nook HD+ is backed by relatively stout hardware, bringing with it a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, and a 9" 1920x1280 display. The tablet is available in 16GB and 32GB models, and if that isn't enough storage space, a microSD slot is also included for digital media packrats."