"Who needs the Courier when you have the Iconia? Many Windows fans were disappointed when Microsoft canned its dual-screen Courier project. A dual-screen laptop/tablet device from Toshiba in September, the Libretto W105 cheered their spirits slightly. However, that device was only available in a very limited run and quantities are already scarce.
Acer looks to come to the rescue, airing its upcoming Iconia 14-inch dual-tablet/laptop at its Global Press Event in New York City. The device looks somewhat like a standard 14-inch laptop, except the keyboard is gone and replaced with a second LCD screen.
The device will pack Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) and is powered by Intel's Core i5-480M (unreleased specs)/ 560M (2.66 GHz, 3.20 GHz max turbo)/ 580M CPU (2.66 GHz, 3.33 GHz max turbo). It also packs up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, VGA / HDMI outputs, a built-in microphone, a S/PDIF interface (high quality audio output). Rounding things out is 320/500/640/750GB hard drive, Acer's CrystalEye webcam (1280x1024 resolution), 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0+HD, integrated 3G WWAN, gigabit Ethernet, USB 2.0 ports, a single USB 3.0 jack. The laptop uses a 4-cell battery and weighs 6.18 pounds. It comes with a one year warranty."
These headphones are so cool ... multi-coloured. Reminds me of the 80's ... It's fully compatible with your smartphone including your iPhone, Nokia, HTC and Blackberry. It also comes with built-in mic and remote control.
"Tanto Multicolor! The Wired exclusive edition of the Tanto. Constructed at random, each separate component is a different color, and you won’t know what you get until you buy it and open the box."
Next year we will be able to get super fast wireless connection via Samsung's MIMO USB dongle. Samsung's call this their Silk Road platform and uses MIMO technology. MIMO stands for Multiple Input / Multiple Output. It works by using multiple antennas for both the transmitter and receiver to improve communication performance. At the MAC 2010, Samsung just could resist, and showed off its MIMO USB dongle, boasting super fast speeds of upto 10 Mbps (depending on network conditions). It's not as fast as LTE, but it operates on exisiting 3G networks, so there's no need to change your laptop/notebook ... just stick one of these devices in your USB port and you're ready to go. Click "Read more" for tech specs ...
"Amazon’s got the dates wrong – It’ll ship the following Monday according to Tariq Krim’s latest tweets. You can also buy the netbook directly from vyepc.com via Jolicloud.com (Jolibooks)
As promised, Jolicloud and Vye’s Jolibook has hit the UK first, and it’s now up for order at Amazon.com priced at 279.99 pounds. It’s not shipping just yet however with a shipping date of 1 – 3 months. Jolicloud fills the product features list with stuff like “starts-up in seconds” and “hundreds of apps available in 1 click”.
There’s the specs we know already – a 10.1″ 1024 x 600 display, Intel Atom N550 processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 250GB HDD, integrated graphics, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, 0.3MP webcam, 6-cell 4,400 mAh 7 hour battery and Jolicloud 1.1 for the OS. The usual array of ports. Weighs 1.35 kg. Jolicloud 1.1 is still not yet available."
"Back at the beginning of 2010, one of our favorite laptop surprises was the Toshiba Satellite E205-S1904. Available as a Best Buy exclusive, the thin blue Satellite was one of the first laptops to feature Intel Wireless Display technology, and at $899, its combination of a then-brand-new Core i5 CPU and solid specs added up to a great value.
The E205-S1980 is an updated version of the E205 for Best Buy's Blue Label line, adding Nvidia graphics and a WiMax antenna to the package, albeit at a higher price. Nvidia Optimus automatic-switching graphics come in the form of an entry-level GeForce 310M GPU; graphics were one of our biggest gripes on the first E205, and its presence here enables basic mainstream gaming and better video/media creation capabilities. Other than that, though, the package remains remarkably similar: slightly faster Core i5 processor, same hard drive, same RAM, same design and case structure, same Intel Wireless Display."
"Last month, Apple introduced an update to its MacBook Air line. Not just a re-vamped 13-inch model, but an 11-inch model as well. Reviews of both units were mixed; some folks complained about the older CPU and the price, saying that the more powerful MacBook Pro line cost less overall.
... I have previously mentioned that I prefer Windows on the desktop–currently Windows 7–and had intended to run Windows 7 on my new Air unit. Most people would simply opt for the Boot Camp option, which allows people to run both OSX and Windows, although not at the same time. I wanted to run only Windows 7; while OSX is a perfectly fine operating system built on the Mach kernel and FreeBSD, it’s not my preferred operating system. Thus, my project was to get Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit installed onto the MacBook Air."
Nokia shows off its latest Booklet (netbook) armed with the latest LTE technology (Long Term Evolution). This netbook is fully LTE enabled capable of download speeds of upto 100Mbps (according to China Mobile). However, during the demonstration it only showed a real-life download speed of around 17Mbps through their min LTE BTS (base transceiver station), which was located internally at the exhibition hall.
Still it's pretty decent compared with the current HSDPA+ maximum of around 7Mbps. Click "Read More" for full specs and more photos. Watch out for more LTE enabled devices coming soon in 2011 ...
"Nvidia's ARM-based Tegra 2 processor is expected to be a focus at CES 2011, as several PC and handset vendors are set to showcase tablet PCs using the processor, according to sources from PC makers.
Nvidia has already received Tegra 2 orders from Asustek Computer, Acer and Toshiba, while the CPU has also beat first-tier chip players Qualcomm, Broadcom and Marvel to land orders from handset brands including Motorola, LG Electronics, High Tech Computer (HTC).
Receiving full support from Google, Motorola is expected to take the initiative to launch Tegra 2 and Android (Honeycomb) tablet PCs in February-March 2011, while LG is also preparing to launch its Optimus Pad."
"Dell is expected to roll out its hybrid tablet-laptop next week, as the PC maker takes aim at Apple's iPad with a novel twist on the tablet concept.
Dell is expected to officially announce the 10-inch Inspiron Duo early next week, possibly on November 23, said industry sources familiar with the launch plans. It will be available for order on Dell's Web site at that time. Dell did not respond to requests for comment.
The tablet's most unique feature is the ability to open up the case, flip the screen, and convert it into a clamshell Netbook. And a high-end Netbook, at that. The Windows 7-based Duo packs a dual-core Atom processor. Hybrid designs such as Hewlett-Packard's EliteBook 2740p have been available for years but are typically pricey, heavier stylus-based products, designed first and foremost as a laptop."