Pocket PC with high video performance

Pocket PCMiniature pocket-sized computers are trying to achieve market penetration. The newest model in the segment is D2 Plug, created by the company Globalscale. The device has negligible dimensions – 170x82x33 mm, but supports HD video and 3D graphics, reports the manufacturer. This is a computer that can be incorporated into the outlet and hang on the wall. The D2 Plug platform builds on Marvell PXA510, which has not yet been officially announced by the developer. It is based on a processor similar to the ARM Cortex-A8 (ARMv7), and supports hardware acceleration of HD video (1080p).
The computer shows impressive results when working with 3D graphics to 25 MTPS (million triangles per second). Moreover, D2 Plug consumes only 2 watts.
Tiny PC includes 1GB DDR3 RAM and flash-based drive with a capacity of 8 gigabytes. Available slot for memory cards format SD and full set of interfaces, including. eSATA, two USB 2.0, gigabit ethernet, HDMI and VGA. D2 Plug running the operating system Ubuntu Linux 10.4, or Android 2.2 Froyo. Available at a price of 249 dollars.

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Acer with new Aspire TimelineX notebook

Acer Aspire TimelineXAcer has launched in Europe updated line of notebook family Aspire TimelineX. Step models of mobile platform Intel Huron River. The line includes 13.3-inch model 3830T, 4830T 14-inch and 15.6-inch 5830T. All have LED backlighting (LED) and maintained resolution 1366×768 pixels. Acer focuses on long battery life. The new Aspire TimelineX withstand up to 9 hours of battery, which is all day.
The notebooks Core processors rely on second-generation memory to 8 GB, HDD 750 GB SSD or 120 GB, Intel HD integrated graphics accelerator 3000 or GeForce 500M. The configurations also include a DVD burner, card reader, network controller Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 1,3-megapixel camera, but as optional module Bluetooth 3.0. The new Aspire TimelineX come preloaded with operating system Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit). Prices start at 649 EUR.

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Toshiba Tecra M9L–149 Laptop

Toshiba TecraTecra the high end series of Toshiba has a whole range of products, all   most robust and dependable.  Their Tecra M9L model is light-weight, easy to handle and so a delight to carry around especially for the people who travel.  It has AC 120/230V (50/60 Hz) power and lithium ion battery. It has a run time of 5.2 hours. The operating system is Microsoft Windows XP Professional.  It comes with a RAM of 2 GB which is installed with a maximum of 4GB – DDR II SDRAM – 667 MHz (2 x 1 GB).
Main Features:
The Tecra M9L has dimensions of 33.6 cm X 24.5 cm X 3.6 cm (WxDxH) and weight of 2.4kg.  The system type is notebook with Intel Centrino Duo platform technology.  Its built-in devices are Bluetooth aerial, wireless LAN aerial and stereo speakers.  The embedded security is the fingerprint reader. The processor has Intel Core 2 Duo T7500/2.2 GHz (Dual Core) and a cache memory of 4MB – L2 Cache.  It has card reader which is useful for people using SD cards.  The hard drive capacity is 120 GB Serial ATA-150 – 5400rpm.  The optical storage is DVDRW (R DL) /DVD-RAM (removable plug-in module).  Its main display is 14.1” TFT active matrix 1280 x 800 (WXGA) – 24 bit (16.7 million colours).  The graphics controller specification is Intel GMA X3100. This Toshiba laptop is equipped with sound card and Fax/Modem of 56 kbps.  Network adapter comes with Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b,  Ethernet,  IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft), Gigabit Ethernet and Bluetooth 2.0 EDR. The input devices are keyboard, dual point. The manufacturer warranty is for 3 years.
Extended Specifications:
The Tecra M9L also comes with Toshiba’s advanced Easy Guard feature, Toshiba’s shock protection system with HDD cushioning and magnesium alloy casing and spill resistant keyboard.  It is HALT tested for a durable design.  It has enhanced speedstep technology, Execute Disable Bit capability, expansion bays of 1 x slim select bay – front accessible, expansion slots total free of 2(1) x memory, 1(1) x PC Card – type II and interfaces. The Tecra M9L also has features like security lock slot (cable lock is sold separately), passwords for administrator, system and hard drive, notebook security, power-on password, hard drive I/O control.  All in all, it is an excellent and versatile product in the Toshiba range.
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Tablets quickly becoming mainstream

PC tabletIncluded the growing market of tablets would soon “eat” the shares of other popular portable devices such as netbooks, e-readers (e-readers), compact game consoles and media players, says IT Consulting agency Gartner. According to analysts the company, the most serious impact will be high-end smartphones, as consumers will become increasingly difficult to justify the purchase of both types of devices and tablets holders will prefer the cheaper and smaller smartphones. According to recent statistics of IT Consulting companies, the tablets with cellular and Wi-Fi connection now account for about 55% of total sales of the tablets, but by 2014 this proportion will increase to 80%. Again this time in the world will be sold to 208 million tablets per year, while this year projected number of sales was 19.5 million. In the opinion of Gartner, this indicates that the tablets gradually but rapidly becoming more mainstream and become one of the favorite purchases for households looking for mobile devices that can be “shared” by the whole family.
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Google will release Chromebox

ChromeboxGoogle world flooded with announcements about new products and services in the last two days. During the I / O conference Internet giant announced new versions of operating system Android, netbooks with Chrome OS, cloud music service and more. Google ‘surprise, however, is nettop PC running management Chrome OS – the first of its kind in the world. The nettop will be produced by Samsung. Still no details on the technical characteristics of the device. It is assumed that its parameters are not much different from the netbook based Chrome OS.
Called Chromebox, the nettop is oriented for home and office where the user can connect to the device comfortable large display. Date marketing and price of nettops are not known. According to rumors on the Internet, Chromebox will be released on 20th June. Chrome OS operating system is designed to work with Web-based applications. Some of them will be available offline, such as Gmail, Google Docs and Calendar, and various entertainment programs.

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MSI GX780

MSI GX780The Taiwanese manufacturer MSI has announced gaming laptop with colorful keyboard. GX780 model has been developed together with SteelSeries and reported whims of gamers. The keyboard is more robust than other laptops and features an unusual location of the keys. For example, the Windows key was moved to the bottom right, to avoid accidentally pressing during the game. Ctrl and Alt do are greater, as often used in shooters. The most characteristic feature of the keyboard backlight, however, with 30 different colors. Users can choose multiple operating modes, incl. illuminate only certain keys – such as W, A, S, D and Ctrl. MSI GX780 comes with a 17.4-inch screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 or 1600×900 pixels. Laptop relies on 4-core processor Intel Core i7-2630QM with 2 GHz clock speed and memory capacity to 16 GB. The graphics performance is provided by the video card Nvidia GeForce GT 555M with 1 GB of memory. The hard disk can have a capacity of 640 GB to 1,5 TB. The configuration includes an optical drive Blu-ray or DVD, stereo speakers and a webcam. Available modules are Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi, Port USB, USB 3.0 and HDMI.
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Nokia is preparing own tablet

Nokia tabletNokia plans to launch a tablet PC with touch screen in the autumn of this year. It was not immediately notify the technical characteristics and operating system device. It is assumed that the tablet will work under the management of Symbian or renewed MeeGo.
It is unlikely that the Nokia tablet to be based on Windows 7, but the prevailing perception that the device will work with MeeGo – a joint project of Nokia and Intel. Earlier this week Intel announced that it will open a center for research and development in Finland and will employ redundant from Nokia specialists MeeGo.
The Finnish giant has recently filed two applications in the U.S. patent office, which describes two tablet design. One of the devices like smartphones increased N8, and the second resembles the commercially available tablets.

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Sony Vaio will have netbook with Google Chrome OS

Sony vaioThe Japanese giant Sony prepares for netbook market Vaio, which will operate under control of an operating system Google Chrome OS.
It is assumed that the netbook will rely on 1-core Nvidia Tegra hardware platform. According to the unofficial information, the model will have a screen diagonal 11.6 inches and resolution 1366×768 pixels.
The device configuration will include 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB flash drive, wireless adapters and Wi-Fi and 3G.
The netbook has sizes 298x215x19x9 mm will weigh about 1 kg. The battery in turn would provide up to 8 hours runtime.
Sony will offer models with their own set of utilities that are familiar from the notebooks of the company. The device is expected to be available during the summer, the price is not yet known.
The netbook will introduce the newest version of Google Chrome OS and will be useful for business and home usage.

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FUJITSU Lifebook T4020D

FUJITSU Lifebook T4020DMany of us, including me identify the Fujitsu Siemens laptop as a cheap mid-range level of Asus, Acer or Toshiba’s lower classes and DELL. We have memories of high business-class Fujitsu Siemens, called the Lifebook. This class exists today due to the quality and functionality, but overall retreat in popularity of the products of HP, DELL, Toshiba, Lenovo. Tablet laptop, who visit us in the test laboratory surprised us – we did not expect a laptop produced by Fujitsu (without a hint of Siemens) and that of elite Lifebook series. Inscription “Made in Japan” on the reverse side of the laptop and surprise us to expect much. Everything made in Japan but not in Chinese factories affiliated with exceptional quality, reliability and technical features. Examples are the monitors EIZO (produced only in Japan) and Japan’s Canon PowerShot S3, which makes your photos and videos in this article. The full name of the model is the Fujitsu Lifebook T4020D. I will not trouble you with long descriptions and praise of the Japanese tablet. Will only mention the most remarkable features of the model. Firstly, the value of the matrix of the laptop in made AFFS technology. Advanced Fringe Field Switching (AFFS) is the unofficial name of the S-IPS Pro. Technology is a further development of IPS and is developed by the company BOE-Hydis in 2003. In view of non-payment of expensive licensing fees for a name in the name of the ingredient IPS technology is absent. The increased power of the electric field makes it possible to achieve even better viewing angles, better brightness and eliminates the main disadvantage of IPS – mezhdupikselno great distance. AFFS is mainly used in magneto-contact tablets (which are yavava and T4020D) and benefit from Hitachi Displays. (more…)

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1

Lenovo ThinkPad X1Lenovo will release a laptop next week ultrathin ThinkPad X1, it is clear from the video circulated on the Internet. Sales of the new model will begin on May 17, the cost will range around $ 3,000, according to various online sources.
The video features highlights of the laptop as a water-resistant backlit keyboard, display with glass Gorilla Glass and rugged. Lenovo ThinkPad X1 draws a hardware platform with Intel Sandy Bridge processor Core i5-2520M. Display diagonal 13.3 inches has a resolution 1366h768 pixels.
The model has a SSD drive with a capacity of 160 GB, up to 8 GB of memory modules Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G, fingerprint scanner, card reader, stereo speakers and web cam.
ThinkPad X1 weighs no more than 1.4 kg. The battery provides about 8 hours of battery life laptop.

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