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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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Alienware Intel Core i7 Powered 17-Inch Gaming Laptop

June 14, 2011 Leave a comment
Alienware’s new m17x10-1847DSB 17‐Inch Gaming Laptop now available in
Amazon.com. Take control of your gaming with the Alienware M17X
multimedia laptop, which features a thermally optimized case design with
aggressive lines and an in-your-face attitude. It features a stunning,
high-definition 17-inch display and a powerful Intel Core i7
processor–featuring four cores of intelligent processing power. ATI
Radeon HD 5870 graphics with 1 GB of video memory and CrossFireX
capabilities. Taken together, this combination of high-performance
technologies allow you to rip through the latest 3D games at
lightning-fast frame-rates.
 Product Features:
  • Intel Core i7-740QM 1.73GHz, 2.93GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache
  • 6GB Dual Channel
    DDR3 at 1333MHz (2 DIMMs); USB 2.0 (4) eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo (2-in-1
    Port) with PowerShare DisplayPort, HDMI?, VGA Audio-out Connectors (3)
    Audio-in/Microphone Jack Built-in Front Speakers (2) Gigabit Ethernet
  • 500GB (7200 RPM) Hard Drive; 8x Slot-Loading CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW)
  • CrossFireX 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Graphics; 17″(1440 x 900)Widescreen
  • McAfee SecurityCenter with anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, 6 Months; Steam gaming portal
Specifications
  • 17-inch high-definition widescreen display with 1440 x 900-pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • 1.73 GHz Intel Core i7-740QM quad-core processor (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.93 GHz) delivers maximum processing power in response to peak demands. Intel’s Turbo Boost technology
    maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating
    performance to match your workload–providing more performance when you
    need it the most.
  • 500 GB SATA hard drive (7200 RPM)
  • 6 GB of installed RAM (DDR3) with 1333 MHz speed
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 graphics
    with 1 GB of dedicated video memory. Loaded with advanced technology
    and support for Microsoft DirectX 11, the HD 5870 has the power and
    premium features you need for fully immersive gameplay as well as the
    capability to expand your visual real estate across up to six displays.
    And with the ATI CrossFireX
    multi-GPU performance gaming platform, you can combine two or more
    discrete graphics processors to work together to improve system
    performance.
  • 8x multi-format DVD drive supports reading/writing of CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, and DVD-RAM.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Bluetooth connectivityenables you to communicate and synchronize wirelessly with Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones.
  • Built-in stereo speakers with internal high-definition, 5.1-channel audio
  • 2.0-megapixel webcam
  • Backlit keyboard with AlienFX
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • DisplayPort video output is the newest monitor interface supporting today’s digital graphics and LCD technologies
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
    makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite
    photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and
    where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best
    entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade.
    It’s the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten
    minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you’ll keep your
    existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through
    the simple upgrade process.
  • 9-cell battery
  • Dimensions: 14.88 x 12.15 x 1.92 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 9 pounds (with 6-cell battery)
  • Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 3 total USB ports with 1 eSATA/USB combo port that
    enables you to connect to compatible external hard drives for lightning
    fast transfers of large multimedia files–up to 5 times faster than via
    a standard USB port.
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • Video output: 1 VGA and 1 DisplayPort
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • 8-in-1 memory card reader
  • 1 headphone, 1 microphone
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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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ASUS launches Eee PC 1015B and 1215B netbooks

April 9, 2011 Leave a comment

Based on the new AMD Brazos platform

ASUS introduces Eee PC 1015B and 1215B netbooks based on the new AMD
Brazos platform. ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine Technology combined
with AMD Fusion APU’s low power consumption features promises to extend
battery life to up to 8.5 hours.
Based on the new AMD Brazos platform, ASUS Eee PC 1015B and 1215B
netbooks integrate a CPU and GPU on the same die, improving data
transfer rates between these components with the added benefit of low
power consumption.
Supportive for DirectX® 11 for a better gaming and multimedia
experience, both models also feature an HDMI port, enabling full 1080p
HD playback to a bigger screen.
ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine Technology combined with AMD
Fusion APU’s low power consumption features promises to extend computer
usage beyond the normal range of battery life. Lasting up to 8.5 hours,
the Eee PC 1215B and 1015B offer more than enough battery life for
users to enjoy all day computing without the need to constantly
recharge.
Both models come fully equipped with a multitude of ports and
connection methods including built-in webcam, a USB 3.0 port which
support data transfer rates up to ten times faster than USB 2.0,
Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11n Wi-Fi to keep users wirelessly connected.
The Eee PC 1015B is a 10″ netbook featuring the AMD C-50 dual core
processor running at 1.0GHz and AMD Radeon™ HD6250 GPU, while the Eee
PC 1215B is a 12″ version featuring the AMD E-350 dual core processor
running at 1.6GHz and AMD Radeon™ HD6310 GPU.
The Eee PC 1215B and 1015B netbooks are available now at ASUS
dealers nationwide at Bt8,990 and Bt14,900 respectively (VAT excluded).
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Acer One Happy series netbook

April 5, 2011 Leave a comment
Acer which figures in the top pc manufacturers in India along with HP, HCL, Dell and Lenovo has launched a new netbook series. Acer One Happy
is the new series laptops which come in peppy colors of green, blue and
pink. The netbook costs Rs. 17000 ($382.00) and comes with one year warranty.
Acer One Happy is powered by 1.67 GHz Intel Atom N550 processor and
comes with a 10-inch screen. For the enthusiastic a dual-boot option is
provided out of the box with Android and Windows 7 as the OS options. A
RAM choice of 1GB or 2GB is available and the series comes with a 250
GB hard drive. Acer One Happy weighs 1.25 kgs and has 3 USB ports and a
S-Video TV out port.
The specifications are standard specifications and the most noteworthy
feature on these laptops are its colors. Gone are the days of dull grey
and laptops. Manufacturers have put on their creative hat and coming up
with various designs not just in solid colors. Acer’s Happy series
laptops sure does reflect a lot of happy mood with its colors. The
computing prices are falling down and a laptop at Rs. 17000 ($382.00) with decent
hardware on it looks like a decent buy.

Source : Yahoo

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