Google has announced the new Chromebook Pixel, confirming the rumors that were circulating in the past month or so. Unlike all the previous Chromebooks, the Chromebook Pixel is made by Google themselves and is a high-end laptop with high-end specs and has a high-end price tag of $1,299 to go with them.
For starters, the Chromebook Pixel has a 12.85-inch, ultra high resolution 2,560 x 1,700 display. Google says it is the highest resolution display ever to be put in a laptop. What they mean, however, is that it has the highest pixel density of 239 ppi. The 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display in comparison have a pixel density of 227 and 220 respectively, although the latter has a higher, 2,880 x 1,800 resolution display. Read more »
HP is joining Lenovo, Acer and Samsung in the Chromebook notebook space with a rather unique offering in the face of the 14″ Pavilion Chromebook.
This is the first full-size 14″ Chromebook and that’s exactly what HP is hoping will help it stand out in the crowd. The specs of the HP Pavilion Chromebook are pretty standard. Read more »
For those of you who are getting ready to shell out $899 for a Microsoft Surface Pro on February 9, there’s a rather unpleasant surprise waiting for you. It turns out that the 64GB version of Microsoft’s über tablet will come with only 23GB of available memory out of the box.
The 128GB version of the slate will come with 83GB of available storage. All in all, it looks like the Windows 8 OS, together with the built-in apps and recovery partition take up a cool 40+ gigs of the tablet’s built-in memory. Read more »
Starting today, BestBuy has a great deal on the current-gen MacBook Airs. You can buy them for $200 off Apple’s regular retail price.
I’ve never seen Apple products get such a deep discount – the prices are lower than those of Apple’s refurbished stock of MacBook Airs. I don’t know about you, but I had to double check that it’s not Black Friday all over again. Read more »
Lenovo has announced its first ever Chrome OS running notebook. Meet the 11.6-inch ThinkPad X131e.
Lenovo’s first Chromebook is targeted at students and shares its body with the company’s 131e, which means it’s tough and solidly built. Read more »
Despite Samsung’s pre-CES teaser of the refreshed Series 7 Chronos notebook, we didn’t have to wait all that long to see the company officially announce it.
Samsung has unveiled the notebook alongside the enhanced Series 7 Ultra ultrabook, which is a direct competitor to the likes of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. Read more »
Samsung has launched a video to tease the upcoming launch of a refreshed Series 7 Chronos notebook.
Likely to debut at CES 2013 starting on January 8, the new Series 7 Chronos notebook is going to bring major improvements in the screen and graphics departments. Read more »
According to DigiTime’s often reliable undisclosed Taiwan supply chain sources Nokia could be close to release a 10″ slate running on Qualcomm hardware and Windows RT software.
Nokia allegedly has had talks with chip-maker Qualcomm and manufacturer Compal Electronics to start production of the said tablet and could announce it in late February at the Mobile World Congress. Read more »
In a rather unexpected move, Acer has outed a second version of its C7 Chromebook bringing a decent bump in specs.
Carrying the C710-2605 model name, the new Acer C7 Chromebook sports the same 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Celeron B835 processor as its predecessor, but now the RAM is doubled to 4GB and the storage is 500GB instead of 320GB. Read more »
Lenovo has announced a touchscreen version of their ThinkPad X1 Carbon, called the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch. We reported in the past about it when it had briefly been spotted on Lenovo’s website but it wasn’t officially announced back then.
The 14-inch Ultrabook has been optimized for use with Windows 8 and supports all the basic gestures. The X1 Carbon Touch has a 14.4-inch, ‘HD+’ display, weighs 3.4 pounds and is 20.8mm thick. In fact, Lenovo calls it the world’s thinnest 14-inch touchscreen Ultrabook. Read more »
Samsung opened its first Samsung Mobile Store in Paris, France on December 1. It’s dedicated to mobile devices only and offers a similar experience and support as the Apple’s Retail Stores.
The store spreads to 170 square meters and you can find and try every one of the latest Samsung’s smartphones, players, slates, portable cameras and notebooks. Read more »
As expected, Apple Stores throughout the world now offer a special sale on many items and it’s valid only today. Some of the stores were down last time I checked, but I’m sure patience will be rewarded.
Currently some of the most popular Apple devices cost roughly 8% off. That means you can get the latest iPad for about 40 US dollars/euro less than the regular price.
The latest iPod Touch can be had for around 30 US dollars/euro less and finally, most of the MacBooks are down by 100 US dollars/euro as well. Read more »
Spiceworks is a go-to place for ITs to find information, ideas and problem solutions on the web.
The guys over there decided to put together an infographic about what hot tech toys ITs want to get for Christmas this year, based on the opinions of “over 800 IT pros”. Follow on to see it. Read more »
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch, an ultrabook with a touchscreen display optimized for Windows 8, was spotted on Lenovo’s website ahead of official launch. The page since then has been pulled but not before a few details about the machine were obtained.
The X1 Carbon Touch will have a 14-inch HD+ multi-touch display that can support up to 10 fingers. The display is said to be 1600 x 900 in resolution as that is often what fits Lenovo’s definition of ‘HD+’. Read more »
The Microsoft Surface is Redmond’s first attempt at building its own tablet hardware and comes with the spanking new Windows RT preinstalled.
Office Preview 2013, live tiles, VaporMG, a kickstand and Windows functionality on a slate all but await you after the break. Read more »