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ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 May Run Windows 8

June 17, 2011 Leave a comment
ASUS will be using an x86 processor from
Intel or AMD’s ranges for the Windows 8 tablet or using Windows on ARM
and picking something like a next-gen Tegra chip such as Kal-El and
Android version of the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 will be cheaper than
its Windows 8 counterpart, but the grown up Microsoft OS will allow for
more complex document creation and editing. While the Android version
would cost the same as the existing one, the Windows model will carry a
premium due partly to the cost of the operating system and  it appears
that both the Android and Windows 8 models are on track for a release at
some point in 2012.
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 2 May Run Windows 8
Asus Eee Pad Transformer is
a slate-style tablet with an optional keyboard docking station which
sort of transforms the device into a laptop and the dock also has a
separate battery which nearly doubles the run time. Currently the Eee Pad Transformer is designed to run Google Android 3.x Honeycomb, but now Eee Pad Transformer rumored to run on Windows 8. That certainly makes sense since the new tablet won’t go into production until later on in 2012 when Windows 8 is expected to launch. Like the original Eee Pad Transformer,
its successor will feature an optional keyboard dock with built-in
battery for extended mobile use. Windows 8 itself will offer a much more
tablet-friendly UX than Windows 7 currently provides,
but the keyboard dock will still come in handy for those times when an
on-screen keyboard just doesn’t quite cut the mustard. Actual hardware
specs for the Transformer 2 will likely not be known until much closer to its release, though Asus could certainly be testing Windows 8 on
the current Transformer’s ARM internals. Its dual-core, 1Ghz Tegra
processor and 1GB RAM should provide sufficient horsepower, at least for
basic testing at this stage of the game. ASUS currently
starts the Honeycomb Transformer at $399 for the tablet alone and they
charge $149 for the docking station and Microsoft isn’t scheduled to
release Windows 8 until sometime in 2012.
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The First Solar Powered Laptop!

June 6, 2011 Leave a comment

Industrial Designer Andrea Ponti‘s concept for the Luce Solar Panel Powered PC  could be the First Solar Powered Laptop. This invention may become the greenest laptop ever made. While there are plenty of solar-powered peripherals that plug into your laptop to boost its battery power, we haven’t yet seen a model that runs solely on solar. Checkout more detail bellow.
The computer has two solar panels: One on the back of the monitor and one underneath a touch keyboard. Ideally, the two panels would be able to power the computer continuously, though it’s unclear whether this has been successfully tested. Using a laptop in the sun is far more battery intensive than indoors since the screen brightness needs to be cranked up to compete with the sun’s bright light.
One solution could be to use an electronic ink display in place of the usual backlit flat panel. Although the laptop includes a battery, the cordless design means your productivity will plummet in the evening — at least until you reach for another digital device.
The Luce, which means light in Italian, is made from a clear polycarbonate and weighs about four pounds. It was shortlisted in Fujitsu’s 2011 design competition.
There’s no word on whether Fujitsu plans to turn Ponti’s design into reality, but either way they’re not the only ones thinking about integrating sunlight into computer design. Last year Apple filed a patent for “harnessing external light to illuminate a display screen.”
In Apple’s vision, a reflector could fold down to brighten the display, and the company is rumored to be looking at integrating solar cells as well.
Design images by Andrea Ponti

Apple Patent images via Patently Apple

News From techcrunch.com
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Asus New G74Sx 17-inch 3D Gaming Laptop

June 2, 2011 Leave a comment
Asus jas just introduce their new G74Sx 17-inch 3D gaming laptop.
Asus, a brand known for its Republic of Gamers (ROG) notebooks,
announced its G74Sx gaming laptop at the Computex tradeshow. The G74Sx
is Asus’s first 17-inch 3D laptop.
This G74Sx will feature a second-generation quad-core i5 or i7
processor and Nvidia’s latest GPU, the GTX 560M. This notebook will also
have a full-HD Display and use Nvidia’s 3D Vision for 3D content.
Like its G72 predecessor, the G74Sx comes with an innovative thermal
design which makes use of twin fans at both the front and back of the
laptop to maintain constant air flow. Cooling technology is especially
important for such a notebook as graphic-intensive games can generate
lots of heat.
Also, the company has equipped the G74Sx with several easy-to-use overclocking features for better gaming performance.
Asus has not stated the price or release date for the G74Sx, although more details are expected to be announced in early June.
News From asia.cnet.com
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ASUS Eee PC 1215B-PU17-BK 12.1-Inch Netbook

May 29, 2011 Leave a comment
ASUS has just bring Eee PC 1215B-PU17-BK 12.1-Inch Netbook . The Eee PC
1215B-P provides users the best portable multimedia enjoyment for its
size. With the latest AMD Brazos E350 dual core processor – a high
performance CPU and discrete GPU; expect the best in multimedia
enjoyment. With the super low power consumption that the Eee PC 1215B-P
draws, enjoy up to 8 hours of battery life.
Product Features:
  • AMD E350 CPU; 2GB DDR3 RAM (1x2GB), 2 Slots, 4GB Max
  • 12.1″ WXGA (1366×768) LED screen; ATI HD 6310 graphics; HDMI VGA out
  • 320GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM); No Optical Drive
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth 3.0; 10/100 LAN; 0.3MP Webcam; 2-in-1 Card Reader (SD/MMC); 3 x USB 2.0 Ports; 1 x USB 3.0 Port
  • Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System; Up To 8.5 Hours Battery Life

The Eee PC 1215B-P is also one of the select few with HDMI
connectivity. So when you feel like super-sizing your HD movies, simply
connect to an HDTV and enjoy Full 1080p HD visuals and up to 8 channel
sound. What’s more, you get a spacious 320GB hard drive – to store,
share, and back up your music, videos, and other valuable data. With
built in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0, staying online while on
the go has never been easier. Transfer your photos and more 10 times
faster than USB 2.0 with the latest USB 3.0 ports built-in to the Eee
PC 1215B-P.2 The Eee PC 1215B-P also comes with full-size
chiclet keyboard, stereo speakers, 2GB of DDR2 memory, and Windows 7
Home Premium.

Key Features:

  • 12.1-inch LED WXGA display for HD-quality visuals wherever, whenever
  • AMD Dual-Core Processor E350 with AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6310 Graphics for improved battery life and more responsive HD capabilities.
  • ASUS Super Hybrid Engine maximizes battery life up to 8 hours between charges
  • HDMI connectivity for streaming Full HD video and digital sound to HDTVs and compatible external displays
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for quicker device charging and up to 10x faster transfers than USB 2.0
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ASUS Eee Pad Slider Going On Sale Soon, It May Cost Between $500-$800

May 28, 2011 Leave a comment
ASUS’ Eee Pad might still be difficult to track down, but at least all
systems are go for the company’s other Honeycomb tablet, the Eee Pad
Slider. Asus introduced the Eee Pad Slider at CES in January, but the
company’s been pretty quite about the Android tablet with a slide-out
keyboard ever since.

The company has posted a few teaser photos of the tablet on
TechInStyle.tv, but there are no big surprises. While the company says
the tablet has gone through additional testing since January, the only
major change I can see is that the mockups show Android 3.x Honeycomb
rather than Android 2.2 Froyo.

The company confirmed that the 10.1-inch tablet, originally slated
for May, is “coming soon” no word, of course, on whether it will ditch
Tegra 2 for an Atom Z670 CPU, as rumored. Next up, ASUS, give us a
price, capiche? Last time we checked, the company was estimating it
would cost between $500 and $800, so your guess is as good as ours as to
how sweet a value this will be. There’s no word on pricing, but Asus
will have more details during a pre-Computex news conference on May
30th.

You can check out my demo video from CES showing how the sliding
mechanism works after the break. In a nutshell, the Slider is a lot like
the Asus Eee Pad Transformer, except that instead of offering an
optional keyboard docking station, the Slider come standard with a
keyboard that’s always with you since it tucks away behind the screen.
Checkout the Video Bellow:

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Sony VAIO F Series Laptops

May 27, 2011 Leave a comment
The new Sony VAIO F Series laptop is a large entertainment-oriented
laptop, boasting a 1080p (1920×1080 resolution) full HD 16.4-inch
display, a Blu-ray drive, backlit keyboard and HD webcam, NVIDIA GeForce
GT 540M (1GB) or 520M (512MB) video card and surround sound audio, S
Series have he easy connectivity between the VAIO F Series laptop and
the PlayStation 3. The VAIO F Series, which comes in two flavors: one
with a 16-inch 3D display with a 2D-to-3D conversion button, starting at
$1,840 and a 16.4-inch 2D model with a more modest $1,100 base price.
Made for multimedia enthusiasts who want to game, watch movies or listen to music anywhere-anytime. Sony’s new VAIO F Series
laptop is a multimedia entertainment powerhouse. This laptop packs the
power and state-of-the-art performance of a full-sized PC into a
portable design.

Multimedia Marvel:

  • Experience Blu-ray Disc movies and games in stunning 1920×1080 Full HD 1080p on a 16.4-inch widescreen display
  • Enjoy cinematic sound with S-Force Front Surround 3D technology and rich audio sound from Dolby Home Theater v3
  • Outstanding graphics performance and responsive game play with NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M (1GB) or 520M (512MB)
  • Type and chat in dim light with backlit keyboard and HD web camera powered by an Exmor sensor
  • Press VAIO button to enjoy your media in a whole new way with Media Gallery™ software
  • Connect your VAIO PC to a PlayStation3 system and other Sony connected devices with Remote Keyboard
  • A/V control buttons let you play, pause, stop and move from track to track with ease

Power and Performance:

  • Quad Core Intel Core i7 processor for visibly smart performance at its best
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
  • USB 3.0 ports allow for speedy transfer to external devices
  • Up to 750GB HDD for extra-large capacity and storage
  • One touch web access without full boot up into Windows with WEB button
  • Maintain and troubleshoot PC issues with VAIO Care software, just push ASSIST
Available May 25, 2011 for pre-sale at http://www.sonystyle.com/fseries and at select retailers around the country for about $1100. The new F Series comes in silver, matte black or a premium white Signature Collection model.
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Sony VAIO S Series Laptop

May 27, 2011 Leave a comment
The 13.3-inch Vaio S series is only .95 inch thick, and also relatively
light: just 3.6 pounds, despite having an optical drive and has a
higher-resolution display with 1,600×900 pixels and also an optional
discrete graphics. Vaio S comes with a second-gen Intel Core i7 CPU and
optional AMD Radeon HD 6630 Hybrid graphics and a wide variety of
high-end features such as optional Blu-ray.

Sony‘s newest S Series VAIO laptop
combines for the first time portability, performance and power in a
thinner, lighter design perfect for everyone from students to business
travelers. The new S Series continues Sony‘s efforts to offer users more personalized options and flexibility that fits their lifestyle. Select S Series
models sport elegant design in burnished brown, jet black or platinum
silver with magnesium and aluminum materials, and incorporate a built-in
lithium polymer battery that when coupled with the advanced
large-capacity optional sheet battery, can stay mobile and unplugged for
up to 15 hours with solid state drive configurations. Intelligent
charging enables you to charge the optional sheet battery separately and
attach it to the system without shutting down for maximum flexibility. “Users
these days want a laptop that will last for hours without charging, is
small and light enough to carry around with you but doesn’t sacrifice
any of the performance and power that you’d find in a full-sized PC,”
said Mike Lucas, senior vice president of Networked Technology and Services Division at Sony Electronics. “You
can fly nonstop from Los Angeles to Tokyo or attend a full day of
classes on just one charge with this S Series laptop when combined with
the optional sheet battery.”

This 13.3-inch S Series is packed with powerful
performance-all in a thin 0.95-inch profile that only weighs 3.8-pounds
with the standard battery. Incorporating all the mobility of VAIO laptops, this new model delivers impressive portability and performance with the available second generation Intel Core i7 processor. Coupled with Hybrid Graphics as well as dual channel solid state drive options (select models), the S Series laptop is truly top of the line. Performance is top priority with the second generation Intel Core i7 processor that delivers even more performance automatically when you need it. With Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the processors increase speed automatically delivering the performance needed for multitasking. AMD Radeon HD 6630 1GB Hybrid Graphics card (select models) with 1GB VRAM gives a premium visual quality and intense HD
performance without placing huge demands on the CPU. Plus, it offers a
performance boost to your day-to-day processor functions for a faster,
more optimized overall computing experience.

For maximum performance and ample storage, select models feature dual channel solid state drive with RAID technology. The S Series laptop comes with one-touch VAIO, ASSIST and WEB buttons, for launching Media Gallery software, VAIO Care software and access to the web without full boot-up into Windows, all with a touch of a button. The new S Series models offer a built-in web camera powered by an Exmor sensor that
allows for great low-light performance. With exceptional picture
quality, the 13.3-inch (1600×900) widescreen display includes an LED
backlit keyboard, illuminating the lettering for typing in low-light
situations. And with the built-in microphone you can video message with
family, friends and coworkers. Face tracking technology allows the camera to automatically adjust focus and follow you as you move around while video chatting.

Sony knows entertainment is always at the forefront and the VAIO S Series delivers. Whether you’re watching a stunning Blu-ray Disc movie (select models) or enjoying video captured from your compatible camcorder. The versatile Blu-ray Disc drive on the VAIO S Series
laptop (select models) combines the power of HD video playback with the
convenience and utility of DVD and CD read/write functionalities.
Providing the best picture and the best sound with stunning clarity,
Blu-ray Disc technology is the ultimate way to enjoy your entertainment.
With Intel Wireless Display 2.0, you can sit back and
experience your favorite videos, photos and music on your TV. Stop
crowding around a laptop screen and view and share content from your
hard drive, home network or the internet wirelessly on your HDTV utilizing the adapter (sold separately; restrictions apply). The VAIO S Series laptops are available for pre-sale at http://www.sonystyle.com/sseries starting at about $1,350 and the optional sheet battery at about $150.

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