Its raining ultrabooks. Hot on the heels of Toshiba and Lenovo, Acer too has their own ultrabook out among all the shiny gadgets at the IFA 2011.
The Aspire A3 has similar specs to the two ultrabooks we saw recently, namely a 13.3-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution display, Sandy Bridge Core i3, i5 and i7 processors and 240GB SSD or 320/500GB SSD+HDD options. The attractive design makes use of aluminum and magnesium alloy. It has a spacious non-backlit keyboard and a fairly large trackpad. The Aspire A3 is 0.51-inch thick and weighs 3 pounds (1.4kg). Read more »
We’ve got some good Kindle news and some bad Kindle news for you. The good news is that the Amazon’s Android-based Kindle tablet is real and one reporter even got to play with it.
What’s even better the 7″ Amazon Kindle tablet will launch with a really cool-sounding $250 price tag. It will be, reportedly, very similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook in terms of form factor and it will a pack a full-color LCD (no eInk here). Then there’s also this rumor that a one-year subscription to Amazon Prime (worth $79 on its own) will be included in the price. Read more »
After Toshiba, Lenovo too has a new ultraportable laptop, along with two other “regular” laptops. First of them is the IdeaPad U300s ultrabook. It comes with a 13.3-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution display, glass trackpad and a full-size non-backlit keyboard that’s breathable, which means it acts as vents for the cooling system.
This 2.9 pound (1.31kg) ultrabook is only 0.58-inch thick but to achieve that thickness it compromises a bit on the connectivity options. All you get on the U300s is a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, HDMI and headphone jack. Read more »
Samsung continues with the announcements as the IFA 2011 rolls out for the public today. We just got word that the company will be releasing a special edition of their Series 9 ultra-sleek laptops.
There will be no changes to the internals of the netbooks, but their exterior will be available in two new colors, Midnight Blue and Luxury Rose Gold, in addition to the Black version that is already available. The special edition laptops will also feature crystal accents on their bodies. Check them out in more detail in the following videos. Read more »
Toshiba has announced the Portege Z830, a new series of ultrabooks (that’s Intel’s buzzword for ultraportable notebooks). The 13-inch model is only .63-inches thick and weighs just 2.45 pounds (1.11kg), light enough for it to earn the “lightest 13-inch ultrabook” moniker.
The Portege Z830 uses a sleek aluminum and magnesium alloy case, which makes it light as well as sturdy. Also, the thin design doesn’t come at the cost of connectivity options, as it still has two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, SD card slot and a headphone jack. You also get a large backlit keyboard with a chiclet design. Read more »
If the recent TouchPad ordeal is any indication, people want cheap tablets – and Lenovo just showed the IdeaPad A1. It’s not a $99 tablet (cough, HP), but it costs the easy $199 and you get more than a discontinued product running an OS with uncertain future.
Instead, the Lenovo IdeaPad A1 is a 7″ tablet that runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and offers specs very similar to the original Samsung Galaxy Tab, for example. The 7″ screen is an IPS-LCD unit with 600 x 1024 pixels resolution. Read more »
Toshiba has announced the AT200 (Excite), which is reportedly the thinnest and lightest 10.1″ Honeycomb slate to date. It’s just 7.7 mm thick (the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 8.6 mm) and weighs only 558 g (565 g for the Galaxy slab).
Among the other specs is Android Honeycomb 3.2, a dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, 1 GB worth of RAM and up to 64 GB of internal storage. Read more »
Samsung has released two videos of the Galaxy Note smartphonlet. The first one is your typical music-accompanied promo video while the second one features YH Lee, Senior Vice President of Samsung Mobile Communications Business, Global Marketing.
Here goes the promo video below. It highlights the SuperAMOLED “HD” 5.3-incher, the minimum scrolling and screen transition features, the 1.4 GHz dual-core Exynos processor, the S pen drawing functionality and more. Read more »
Samsung announced the Series 7 Slate PC – it packs new generation dual-core Intel processors, runs Windows 7 and puts an emphasis on sleek looks and a compact frame.
Not to be confused with the Sliding PC 7 Series, the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC packs a 11.6″ capacitive touch display with 1366×768 pixels resolution and 400 nits of brightness. The tablet comes with a Wacom digitizer. Read more »
Samsung showed off the Series 7 laptops, which will keep the Series 7 Slate PC company. The laptops come in 14″ and 15.6″ flavors and go up to quad-core Core i7 and to make sure the powerful CPU is busy, there’s an 8GB SSD cache for the hard drive.
Prices start at $999 and for that price you get a brushed aluminum body that’s under 2.5cm thick and weighs 2.29kg (for the 15.6″ model, the 14″ model is 1.95kg). Read more »
The HTC Puccini leaked enough number of times that we are now well acquainted with it. All that was remaining was for HTC to make it official, which they just have. The device will be launching on the AT&T network in the US on September 4.
Let’s go over the spec sheet again. The HTC Pucc… I mean the Jetstream will have a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 resolution display and will support for AT&T’s 4G LTE and HSPA+ networks. It will run on a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon processor and Android 3.1 Honeycomb, with the Sense UI layer on top. Read more »
Sony went ahead and announced their two slates, previously dubbed S1 and S2. The two Honeycomb tablets are now called (officially) the Tablet S and Tablet P.
The Tablet S is a 9.4-incher and runs on Android Honeycomb 3.1, a dual-core 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and has a display resolution of 1280×800 pixels. It should launch in the US in September for $499.99 for the 16GB version and $599.99 for the 32GB one. The Tablet S will only offer Wi-Fi versions for now. Read more »
The HP TouchPad is due for a comeback – well, sort of. HP will produce “one last run of TouchPads” to meet the unfulfilled demand.
Since HP introduced the price drop of the 16GB and 32GB versions to $99 and $149 respectively the interest in the tablet has risen so much that it actually scored the second spot as the hottest slate around after Apple’s iPad. Read more »
With this year’s HTC big summer event coming up we thought you might enjoy a quick rumor roundup, so you’d know what to expect. Last year the event saw the announcement of the HTC Desire HD and the HTC Desire Z, which were some of the best Android devices we had seen at the time.
Yet this year the Taiwanese company is almost certainly going to out do itself and make it an even more glamorous event. A good thing too as it will be competing with the other Android top dog for a spot in the limelight – Samsung will be having one of their unpacked events on the exact same day.
No less than six unannounced HTC devices are doing the rounds on the web and we suspect the Taiwanese will be officially unveiling some of them in London. There are three Android smartphones, a couple of WP7 handsets and a tablet. Here’s what they are about: Read more »
For some time now Samsung’s presence has been a large part of the Apple supply chain, but it looks like Apple are now turning their attentions elsewhere.
Most will be aware of the various law suits that have recently befallen Samsung, courtesy of Apple Read more »