Apr 272013

We can experience the Windows 8 operating system on an ordinary notebook, but the essence of Microsoft’s latest operating system allows users to experience more user-friendly touch interface, which an ordinary notebook can not do. Because of this, PC makers including Asus and Samsung invariably introduced hybrid products with both the Tablet PC and notebook, and they are all equipped with touch screens and full keyboards.

1. Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga

The Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga can be described as the name suggests, the flexible design is very reminiscent of yoga. The IdeaPad Yoga is equipped with a touch screen that can be folded back 360°, and then it becomes a tablet PC. Its body thickness is only 1.7cm, and it weights about 1.4kg.

The maximum resolution of the IdeaPad Yoga touch screen is 1600 x 900, and it supports 10-point touch, the product is with the Accutype mechanical keyboard, equipped with Intel Ivy Bridge processor, and with the maximumly 256GB SSD hard drive and 8GB memory.

2 Dell Dell XPS 12

Dell XPS 12 is with a 10-12 inch rotating screen, the high version supports Full HD video playback. In addition to the highly innovative rotating screen, it is equipped with a backlit keyboard, and the carbon fiber body is also very user-friendly.

3. Asus Vivo Tab

The ASUS Vivo Tab has a lot of bright spots: practical keyboard dock, scratch resistant Corning Fit Glass display and the advanced SonicMaster audio technology. Its 11.6-inch display supports stylus input, and it’s with 8 megapixel rear camera and 2 megapixel front camera. The Vivo Tab body is also very thin, it weighs only 0.67kg with keyboard docking station and battery.

4. Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro 700T

Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro 700T is with Intel Core i5 processor and 4000 HD integrated graphics, and it’s pre-installed indows 8 Pro operating system.

In addition, ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T is equipped with a 11.6-inch full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution display and standard 128GB SSD solid state drive. It’s priced at $ 1,199.

5. HP Envy X2

HP Envy X2 1366 x 768 touch screen may not move you, but what about the 12-hour long battery life? In addition, the Envy X2 is equipped with a 720p front camera, it supports for microSD extend storage, it also provides two USB 2.0 ports and HDMI video output interface in the keyboard dock section. It is worth mentioning that the Envy X2 appearance is similar to the 11-inch MacBook Air.

6. Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

Same as the well-known ThinkPad Yoga deformable notebook, Helix also has a variety of different forms, the official provides tablet and ultrabook two modes. Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is equipped with a 1920*1080 display, powered by Intel Core i7 processor, the high version is equipped with 8GB RAM and a 256GB solid state drive. The tablet part of the Helix weights 1.8 pounds.

7. ASUS Transformer Book

ASUS Transformer Book is with a 11.6-inch IPS HD mirror display, the maximum resolution is 1920 x 1080, and it also has touch capability. The processor has Core i5 and Core i7 two versions, but they are both equipped with 128GB SSD solid state hard drive. There is a 500GB hard drive, SD card expansion interface, mini DP video output interface and two USB3.0 interface in the keyboard docking station. Its battery life is up to 7 hours.

8. Acer Acer Iconia W510

Thanks to the keyboard dock, this Acer 10.1-inch product Iconia W510 can be used in three forms. And it’s priced at $ 749 with Keyboard Dock, and the battery storage capacity can be doubled. If you do not want the base, then you can get it at just $ 499.

Apr 262013

In the past few months, a lot of rumors said that Apple may start mass production of the next-generation MacBook around WWDC 2013. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo released Apple’s 2013 roadmap in January, which pointed that the MacBook Air may be updated in the second quarter of this year, while the general and Retina MacBook Pro would be updated in the third quarter of this year.

Of course, the design of the next generation MacBook is still not known. In February of this year, insider from Taiwan Economic Times said the appearance of the MacBook Air would change, while Kuo also predicted that there would be some changes in the Retina MacBook Pro.

Taiwan media DigiTimes has published the news several times that Apple will update the MacBook in June, in December last year, they release the news that Apple may reduce the MacBook Air price. In fact, Apple indeed lowered the MacBook Air Price in February and updated the configuration of Retian MacBook Pro. A few weeks ago, DigiTimes released the news that Apple would release the new MacBook in June.

In the report today, the Digitimes said the new MacBook would start mass production in mid-May, and the next generation products will use Intel Haswell processors. Apple supplier seems to receive no news about the design changes, which means that the new products will only be changed within the eyar.

Apr 252013

Because of Samsung Electronics tight inventories, partial U.S. wireless carriers will delay the sale of the latest flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 in the United States.

The U.S. carrier T-Mobile and Sprint said due to the Samsung Electronics inventory problem, the release date of the Galaxy S4 will be at least a few days later than originally scheduled. This is a setback for Samsung Electronics which is seeking for further expansion of its popular Galaxy line smartphones.

Samsung Electronics spokesman Teri Daley said, the Galaxy S4 initial supply is limited, the offer amount for each country and each carrier are different. The Galaxy S4 will be globally and simultaneously released. She also said it’s expected to have a comprehensive Galaxy S4 supply channel in the United States at the beginning of May, but the supply in all countries of the world are limited. Finally, she said, some operators decided to sell it at the scheduled time, while others chose to defer the offer until there are enough supply to meet the demand.

The Deutsche Telekom subsidiary T-Mobile USA was originally intended to start the Galaxy S4 of online sales on Wednesday, and some stores will sell it on May 1. But now, the T-Mobile USA postponed the online release date to April 29, the listed time in physical store is postponed until May 8. The product will be sold in all stores on May 15 after T-Mobile USA gets more inventory from Samsung Electronics.

Sprint Nextel had originally planned to offer Galaxy S4 on April 27, but now they said due to the inventory problem of Samsung Electronics, the release date would be slightly delayed. The company will start online sales and telephone reservations on April 27, and it will be sold in physical store when the stock is adequate.

The American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T) will offer Galaxy S4 as scheduled on April 27. Verizon Wireless also said that they would sell the Galaxy S4 on May 30.

Apr 242013

Although there was rumors online about the black model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0, but the new has not been officially confirmed, the recent news shows that Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 will add red and gray two new colors. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has been sold in Europe, from the German retailers listed product introduction, the product has the WiFi 16GB rot and WiFi 16GB grau two version, each version has red, white and gray three colors, the prices are the same, which is $ 399.

The insiders believe that the price of $ 399 makes people feel a little expensive. After all, the iPad mini with 8-inch screen is priced at only $ 329.

However, its price is not unreasonable. First of all, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 is with a clearer, 1280 x 800 pixels display, then it’s equipped with a quad-core processor chip. In addition, it supports S Pen, which is a new technology newly added in Samsung GALAXY Note, in addition to stylus function, there is a unique key, which can perform different functions.

Apr 232013

Not long ago, Microsoft said that it would be possible to cooperate with OEM manufacturers to launch smaller size screen Windows 8 devices in the future, Today, the French technology website Minimachines released a few renderings of the Acer upcoming small size Windows 8 Tablet Acer Iconia W33D.

According to the French site revealed, the device will be the market’s first Windows 8 small-size tablet, and it will be sold in the fall at the earliest.

The exposed information displays Acer Iconia W3 will be powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor, with 2GB RAM and front and rear dual cameras design, it will be likely to have 32GB and 64GB two versions models, and it supports for memory expansion. In addition, Acer Iconia W3 also has an optional shell holder, as well as a physical keyboard base, and the keyboard base can also be used as expansion power to supply power for Iconia W3.

But the message has not been officially confirmed currently, while the Minimachines said Acer required them to delete the related contents, and now the site has deleted the the related messages of the Iconia W3.

Apr 222013

The U.S. technology blog has released an article that Benedict Evans signatured, the sales of the Microsoft’s Tablet PC Surface has exceeded the Google Nexus 10′s. This data reflects the future direction of development of the Microsoft notebook and tablet PC market.

The tablet PC sales data is not easy to statistics. For Nexus 10, Evans used its unique screen size to track it and calculated based on the total number of Google users. Evans estimated that the total number of users of the Nexus 10 is about 680,000.

On the other hand, the Bloomberg had reported that Microsoft Surface RT and Surface Pro sales are 1.5 million units, which is in line with most analysts’ expectations. This means the Surface Tablet PC sales are better than the Nexus 10′s.

For Google, this result may be of little significance. The Nexus series products are mainly for geeks and developers, they only need to provide the Nexus series products to the programmers, as well as some influential people. Google is to promote all Android Tablet PCs, more users and attention will be conducive to Google’s earnings.

But for Microsoft, the results of this comparison is somewhat subtle. There is no doubt that as a brand, Surface sales are much lower than the iPad. However, the Surface Pro  was sold 40 million units after listed for a month time, and it has a good profit margin at the price of $ 500.

Indeed, the production of the Surface Pro is not very high, when the iOS platform provides a variety of options, the Surface is not very attractive. But if Microsoft can increase the sales of Surface Pro in 2013 to make the sales volume up to 4 to 5 million units, then the Surface series products will bring a steady income.

For Google, the Nexus 10 is almost just a technology demonstration platform. But the Surface represents the future of Microsoft, Surface sales will be a key part of Microsoft’s strategy for the future. The reason why the Surface sales are better than the Nexus 10 is that Microsoft covers more developers and geeks, but Microsoft also needs to further promote this product and to create a suitable platform in the new mobile computing era.

Apr 192013

According to the latest news reports: Hewlett-Packard will launch the PCs and notebooks with Leap Motion somatosensory controller, currently the Leap Motion has signed a cooperation agreement with Hewlett-Packard, and the new products are expected to be released within this year. Of course, consumers can also purchase the LEAP Motion devices separately, the current pre-order price is $ 79.99.

It’s reported that the LEAP Motion is a third-party research and development somatosensory controller, PC products using the device will support the somatosensory operation. In addition, allegedly HP PC products with Leap Motion somatosensory controller will be pre-installed the Airspace application store, games, music, movies, and utility.

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Apr 182013

The U.S. technology website CNET recently published an article that, the price of the touch screen computers based on the Microsoft Windows operating system is high, which seriously affected the sales of the product. This is mainly because of the low production yield of the touch screen.

However, the recent message from the suppliers that the production yield of the touch screen can be controlled more than 85%, which may cause the overall decline of the price of touch screen laptops in the third quarter.

It’s reported that the size of the touch screen panel production scale within the year is increased significantly. Per square inch touch screen costs have decreased by $ 0.5. Suppliers predict that in the third quarter of this year, the price of the touch screen panel may be reduced by 20%. According to this view, the traditional 13.3-inch touch screen panel price may be reduced to $ 50.

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Apr 172013

According to Vietnamese site Tinhte reports, Apple’s next generation iPhone will be equipped with 12 megapixel camera that has enhanced night shooting capability and HDR photos effect. The message is from Vietnam Wonderful Saigon Electrics company, which is alleged to specifically provide camera module for the iPhone.

In the past, when people speculated that the iPhone 5 may be equipped with 10 megapixel camera, the Wonderful Saigon Electrics gave the news that iPhone 5 would use the 8 megapixel camera, after the fact confirmed the accuracy of the news, then this time news that the camera pixel of the next generation iPhone will be upgraded to 12 million naturally become more credible.

The iOS system rumored to be with the next-generation iPhone also has the latest news exposed, blogs from a number of developers and websites has recorded the access from the unknown iPhone device equipped with the iOS system, and the device IP address is from Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California. Therefore, this may indicate that Apple is testing the new iPhone and iOS system.

It is reported that the new iPhone device identifier is “iPhone6,1″, and the identifier of the Apple iPhone 5 is “iPhone5,1″ or “Phone 5,2″. So, this mysterious iPhone device may be the iPhone 5S rumored to be released this summer.