Not so long ago HP unveiled its first ultrabook the HP Folio 13 which was more targeted at the consumer market. Coinciding with the Intel Ivy Bridge platform HP release an ultrabook aimed specifically at the business segment with HP EliteBook Folio 9470m. It’s slighltly larger the Folio 13 as it’s packing a 14 inch screen which made space for an exra set of keys on the right side where HP decided to stick in the ‘home’, ‘page up’, ‘page down’ and ‘end’ keys while also expanding the ‘left arrow’ and ‘right arrow’ keys. More info and pictures after the break.
Apple finally unveiled the new iPad this week so we can put all the rumours to rest. To everyone’s suprise it is not called iPad 3 or iPad HD but ‘new iPad’. Just why Apple decided for this is beyond our understanding. So when the next iPad comes out how will then we refer to the current one? Name aside the new iPad does bring some noteworthy improvements over the iPad 2. Check what’s new after the break.
It seems Google wasn’t sure whether to call it a netbook or a notebook so they came up with a ChromeBook but in our terms it is a netbook as it packs a dual core Intel Atom processor but due to its 12.1 inch screen this is up for a discussion. What Samsung delivered is a first ChromeBook available for purchase as the first Google CR-48 was for developers only. All in all it looks like a fine piece of a netbook/notebook/ChromeBook with a solid and sleek chassis design.
The last time a Nokia got top marks for a smartphone was probably for the Nokia E72 and E71 QWERTY smartphones. So it is good to see that Nokia will refresh the lineup with a Nokia E6 which is essentially all the we loved about the E71 and E72 plus the capacitive multi-touch screen. The 2.46 inch screen might sound small but with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels it is an absolute delight to use. Yes, Symbian isn’t perfect but since this isn’t a full-on large touchscreen smartphone that is not much of an issue. If you are after a great QWERTY smartphone and BlackBerry just doesn’t do it for you that the Nokia E6 is definitely the one to watch. Check the video, photos and full specifications after the break.
We love stats especially when they OS related as they show us what people are using out there. It’s hard to believe that Windows XP after 9 years of release is still seating on top of the charts but that is all looking to change in the US with Windows 7 steadily climbing each month while Windows XP and Windows Vista (that FYI has never overtaken XP) are steadily loosing their share. StatCounter projected that by the end of April Windows 7 will become most used operating system in the US. Check the stats charts after the break. Continue reading >
Even though the recently announced HTC S series smartphones (Incredible S, Desire S and Wildfire S) are yet to become available everywhere HTC has already showed of its next-gen smartphone the HTC Sensation that will run the next version of HTC Sense 3.0 user interface on top of Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Looking at the specifications sheet headlined by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and a 4.3 inch (540 x 960 px) this will be a one mean smartphone.
Alienware M18x to big and heavy for you but the Alienware M11x R3 not powerful enough? No problem. Alienware got you covered with Alienware M14x. As the name suggest it is a 14 inch gaming notebook and thanks to leaked manuals we were able to get a hold of the specifications for this semi-portable beast. The screen will come in either 1366 x 768 px or 1600 x 900 px which might disappoint some wanting a full HD (1920 x 1080 px) screen but we think that for a 14 inch screen the 1600 x 900 px is perfectly adequate.
After announcing a refresh of their smallest gaming notebook Alienware M11x R3 series Alienware decided to announce a notebook for the big boys that need ‘true’ gaming hardware in a notebook. Enter the AlienwareM18x notebook. A gamer’s dream come true featuring a full HD 18.4 inch screen (1920 x 1080 px), an overclocked 4.0 Ghz Intel Core i7 Extreme (yes 4.0 GHz – not a typo), a selection of highend AMD CrossFireX and nVidia SLI graphics and up to 32 GB DDR3 RAM all packaged in an anodised aluminium chassis.
Last week we posted that Dell is about to refresh its Alienware M11x notebook series with Intel Sandy Bridge processors but there was no word on graphics. Alienware M11x R3 manual popped up on Dell’s supports website prior to the launch of the notebook revealing detailed specifications including details about the so important graphics chip. While the previous generation nVidia GeForce GT 335M was completely adequate with scoring about 6,000 points in 3D Mark06 benchmark we welcome the upgrade to the nVidia GeForce GT 540M which is about 30% faster scoring about 8,000 points in 3D Mark 06. Check the full specifications and ports diagrams after the break.
A useable Windows 7 is one of our unfulfilled dreams and by the looks of it the French might have made it come true with the launch of Evigroup SmartPaddle tablet. To compensate for Windows 7 lack of finger friendliness the Evigroup created its own user interface that runs on top of Windows 7. They called it ‘Scale’ and it is more than just a finger friendly 3D interface. It has some built-in applications such as web browser, media player capable of playing 1080p full HD video, photo manager, word processor, contact manager and file manager.