Samsung unveiled the new Series 7 Chronos at the latest CES 2013. From the very first look, this powerful incorporation of multimedia looks like a tough competitor to Mac Book Pro. This new notebook from Samsung has a fully high definition touchscreen operation. The key feature of course is the superb speed of this device. Because of the latest random access memory accelerator technology, the makers claim that the series 7 Chronos will have a boost in its speed by around 150 %.
The speakers of this notebook are very easy to be heard even in a crowded room. (Samsung has used the JBL optimized speakers for this gadget). And if you think that the speakers are of supreme quality then you will be even happier with the display quality. You will get viewing angles as wide as 178 degrees and also a three hundred nit display. So all in all, the Series 7 Chronos is a pleasing experience to both eyes as well as the ears.
The looks of this device are charming as well! The body is made up of aluminum covering. With dimensions of 14.8 x 9.8 x 0.8 inches and weight of 5.3 pounds, this gadget is pretty light on the hands. Other hardware specifications are the presence of a i7 CPU (2.4 GHz Core), a one terabyte hard drive which will provide a lot of space for movies, songs, files, photos etc, and an AMD Radeon 8870 M.
This new notebook is definitely a looker. After the initial tests and reviews, we will get to know if it can live up to all the hype and anticipation.
Nowadays, nobody has the time or the patience to wait for streaming of the movies, booting of the videos, and downloading of large files. Everyone wants the network to be fast and smooth. For that you need to use a router that boosts up of your network connection. The Qualcomm StreamBoost is a relief which is sure to satisfy your network worries.
This router has a VIVE 802.11 ac chip from Qualcomm. The StreamBoost technology is effective to determine the bandwidth of the network once it identifies the device type you are using along with the network that you are accessing. With this router, there is no question of experiencing a lag while accessing the internet. The ready to release router known as Alienware was showed up for a test run recently by Qualcomm. The demonstration left us amazed with the router’s technology. The Qualcomm StreamBoost can distinctly identify the devices which are connected it. It can also successfully distinguish the programs that are being run on those devices. If you are playing an online game with the StreamBoost router and at the same time, your friend is booting a Youtube video, then the router will identify both the devices and analyze the programs being run on each device. It will then change the bandwidth of the network in such a way that the ‘real time’ programmed game gets a major part of the capability of the network and the booting Youtube video can work with the remaining bandwith. In fact, the StreamBoost is capable of decreasing the quality of the booting video so that the game does not experience any network problem or any type of lag.
The demonstration reveals the capacity of the Alienware router to single handedly manage the traffic for the devices which are running using the network. It not only identified the devices, but also accomplished a feat in determining the programs (Web connected) which were being run on them. The best part is that in spite of being connected to a considerable number of devices, the router allows playing online game with excellent network connection and sufficient speed. With possibly the minimum latency period for online games, the router offers satisfactory experience for all the gamers out there who have been struggling with failed networks and lags in their games.
The StreamBoost technology will be incorporated in the Alienware router. According to Qualcomm, this technology will also be seen in the Gaming Router 5000 by D-Link. These routers will be available in the market sometime next month. Well, we can hardly wait!
The PC gamers were happy with the launch of new Razer Edge at the 2013 CES. This device, developed by Razer is a powerful tablet with Windows 8 operating system. This 10.1 inches slate was originally launched last year at CES as Project Fiona. It was a tablet at its conceptual level during that time. Crowdsourcing is the pushing factor behind the manufacture and development of this new powerful tablet.
Razer Edge is integrated with a Core i5 processor by Intel along with graphics from Nvidia GT640M. With such high end configuration, it is no wonder that all the PC games can be easily played on the Razer Edge. Apart from this, the tablet also supports tiles which are optimized with touch screen. Other hardware features of this hefty tablet (which weighs around 2.1 lb) are an SSD of 64 GB along with 4 GB of random access memory, and a display resolution of 1366 by 768 p.
This is a multipurpose gaming device which can be easily switched to form as much as four different types of models, they being: a keyboard sock, a controller for game pad, a tablet, and lastly a docking station. You will experience ultimate gaming experience in the mode called as Gaming Console. Here, you will get to work with two handles (each of which has an analog stick and a 4 button set). The best part about the controllers is that they are totally programmable by the users. Thus you can customize the games the way you want. Also, instead of the permanently fixed controllers, Razer Edge has gone for a detachable option by placing them on the panel case on the back side.
The mode known as home console enables the device to be connected to high definition TVs. You can covert the Razor Edge to home console with the help of the docking station. There are ports for HDMI, USB 2.0 as well as stereo out and mic in in the docking station. And at last, if you wish to use the device in a conservative fashion with keyboard and mouse, then you can check out the dock for keyboard.
All the PC gamers, who are holding their breathe for the launch of this powerful, versatile gaming tablet called as Razer Edge will be happy to know that their wait is about to come to a fruitful end. The device is estimated to be available in the market sometime around in the first quarter at a starting price of $999.
ASUS, one of the leaders in laptop and tablets manufacturer has unveiled its new line of gadgets at the CES this year. Featuring various new tablets, convertibles, and laptops, this launch by ASUS has introduced some of the most high end electronic items.
Transformer Book TX300CA by ASUS
This one is the latest convertible notebook (ultrabook) manufactured by ASUS. By simply detaching the screen, you can easily convert the notebook in to a tablet. With two cameras ‒ one in the front (high definition) and one in the back (5 mega pixel), this gadget also features Intel Core third generation i7 Processor. Other features in this convertible ultrabook are full high definition 4000 graphics, HDD and SDD dual storage option, random access memory with a capacity of up to around 4GB (dual channel with DDR), USB 3.0 slot, and connectivity option with Bluetooth 4.0. One of the most catchy features of Transformer Book TX300 is a QWERTY keyboard which can be detached completely. The screen size is of 13 inches and display quality is good with a screen resolution of 1920 by 1080.
TAICHI by ASUS
This is a half tablet and half ultrabook model of ASUS. The tablet features multi-touch option. Again you will get a third generation processor by Intel in this device. Wi-Fi is of dual bandwidth 802.11 n. There are two options for screen size: one with 11.6” screen and the other with 13.3” screen. When you wish to use the device as an ultrabook, you can attach the screen to a comfortable QWERTY keyboard. The TIACHI models feature two sided back lit display with LED and IPS/ FHD technology. If you detach the screen and use the device as a tablet, there is a provision of stylus which will make the usage of the gadget even more efficient.
VivoTab by ASUS
This latest tablet is a smart design by ASUS. It boats of around 9.5 hour long battery life. It comes integrated with Atom Z 2760 processor (dual core) by Intel and has a 10.1 inches screen with a resolution of 1366 by 768. the display quality is fully high definition. Again, there are two cameras in this tablet. One is the front facing one (2 mega pixel), and the other is a back facing one (whooping 8 mega pixel!). The audio quality is excellent with the SonicMaster technology. It is a highly portable device with thickness of just 9.7 mm and weighs around 580 grams. A multipurpose keyboard (TranSleeve) can be used as a cover, a stand, and well of course as a keyboard! The viewing angles of this tablet are pretty good (178-degree). All in all, this is a light and easy to carry device with great functionality.
The convertible laptop-tablet market is all set to welcome two new entrees – Lenovo’s ThinkPad Helix and an IdeaPad Yoga 11S. Both these devices boast of impeccable design and technology. While the ThinkPad Helix is a convertible with premium quality, specially aimed for business professionals and comes with a “rip and flip” design, the IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a rather powerful as well as a productive device. Let us review each of these convertibles separately and get to know their features.
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
Featured with the “rip and Flip” design, Lenovo’s brand new laptop-tablet convertible named the ThinkPad Helix is unique in its way of usage. It has a specialized hinge structure making it an efficient gadget for the users. In its entity, the ThinkPad Helix is an Ultrabook laptop. However, if you wish to have a portable device with you then you can detach the tablet (measuring 11.6 inches) from the laptop. This tablet incidentally is the thinnest Intel Core third generation device which is fully functional and comes with a vPro. Along with being the thinnest, this ThinkPad tablet is also one of the lightest as it weighs only around 835 grams. The screen can be rotated to 180 degrees thanks to the gadget’s rip and flip designing module.
Photoshop geeks are going to like the pressure sensitive pen (an on-board stylus). This pen is useful in making the interaction as well as navigation quite easy and fun. The ThinkPad Helix has a solid battery life and you can run this device for up to around 10 hours at a stretch (while working on the device). The keyboard is highly comfortable to work on and comes in a full size. The click pad is a lavish part of the keyboard with five buttons as well as around 20 per cent more space than the earlier click pads belonging to the ThinkPad series. The Gorilla Glass display screen is tough and bright. It has a high definition display of 1080p IPS.
If you wish to be able to stay in connection anywhere while on a move, you can opt for the high speed LTE wireless connection that comes with the Lenovo ThinkPad Helix. Also, if you want to share data, you can use the Near Field Communications (NFC) technology.
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
As stated earlier, the IdeaPad Yoga 11S is a strong as well as a productive gadget. It comes with an Intel Core third generation i5 processor. The operating system used in this device is Windows 8. This convertible is super sleek, which has a frame measuring 0.68 inches. The Windows 8 operating system along with Intel Core processor gives you the liberty of multitasking with ease. To covert the IdeaPad Yoga 11S laptop into a large size tablet, all you have to do is to flip the screen to turn it around.
The screen of Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S is of 11.6 inches size and it has high definition display (IPS). It supports 10 finger multi touch. One of the most outstanding feature is the technology that allows the user to swipe their hand around in order to move ahead the videos, photos as well as the documents. The swiping of the hand is to be done in front of a web cam. This feature was initially seen on Yoga 13. The technology which makes this advancing of files possible is known as the Motion Control technology.
Rubber painting along with a delicate touch exterior is a common feature in both ThinkPad Helix as well as IdeaPad Yoga 11S. The later device is also going to be available in other distinct color combinations, namely, Clementine shade of Orange with Gray Silver and Cotton Candy shade of Pink.
The ThinkPad Helix is going to be available in the market by late February 2013, and the approximate starting price will be $1499. The approximate starting rate of the IdeaPad Yoga 11S is going to be $799 and it is set to be available by June 2013 in the market.