Jun 212013

In this year’s WWDC Apple released the new MacBook Air, relative to last year’s product, this new MacBook Air is equipped with fourth-generation Intel Core Duo Haswell processor, and supports 802.11ac Gigabit WiFi. Due to the use of the Haswell processor, the new 13-inch MacBook Air’s battery life has reached 12 hours, a lot of main medias are impressive on the new MacBook Air.

But now it seems the new MacBook Air seems to have WiFi connection problem, of course, it is basically not surprisin for Apple’s new products having WiFi connection problem. Many users complained about last week released new MacBook Air having frequent WiFi connection in Apple’s official support forum. Of course, for WiFi connection, there are many variables in the actual environment, such as network problems, users router problems, etc., so it is unclear exactly what problem the new MacBook Air has, system Or firmware?

Apple may soon launch a firmware upgrade patch to fix the new MacBook Air’s WiFi connection problem. The Retina MacBook Pro released last year also had a WiFi connection problem at the beginning, then Apple released a firmware revise patch in short time to solve the problem. Is there anyone who met the new MacBook Air’s WiFi connectivity issue?

Jun 212013

Well-known high-end notebook manufacturer Eurocom has recently released a new “X5″, this manufacturer which is good at producing top Desktop laptop also updates their products firstly with Haswell’s action.

The X5 is equipped with the latest Haswell processor (highest Core i7-4930MX 3.0-3.9GHz/8MB/57W, also provides Core i7-4900MQ/4800MQ/4700MQ 47W), the memory can be installed with four (up to 32GB DDR3-1600 SO-DIMM), hard disk can also be installed with three (mechanical, solid state and hybrid), but it comes tandard with Seagate Momentus XT 1TB/64GB hybrid. It’s with Kepler GTX 700 series graphics (including the GTX 780M/770M/765M), and it’s a with 17.3-inch full HD monitor. The performance is verypowerful.

In addition X5 is also equipped with Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3 sound card, subwoofer S/PDIF and backlit keyboard. It supports 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0. It has three USB3.0, a USB2.0, am eSATA/USB3.0, HDMI/DP1.2/miniDP1.2 interface, as well nine-in-one card reader.

The proce of the standard 4700MQ, 770M, 16GB memory version is $ 1,669. If you want all with the top configuration, then the price is more than $12,000 USD.

Jun 202013

According to media reports, LG has recently launched an unusually ultra wide (21:9) 29 inches Aio/TV hybrid device.

It is reported that this device uses a 2560×1080 resolution IPS panel, the viewing angle is 178 degrees. A separate TV tuner is added in this Aio PC, which can be immediately opened like a TV, there is no need to boot the computer part firstly.

As to the configuration, this device uses an Intel Core i5 processor, but it’s not knows it’s the fourth generation Haswell or third generation Ivy Bridge. In addition, the device also has an Nvidia GeForce GT 640M graphics card and HDMI input function (as a monitor).

The 21:9 display can be separated for use, the user can use different functions in different parts of the display, such as chat while watching TV, or even connected to the phone to use in 5:9 mode.

It is reported that this device will soon be available in South Korea, starting price is 1.49 million Won.

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Jun 062013

The Samsung 3,200 x 1,800 screen has been not well-known, but it brings the notebook manufacturers a certain shock. The HP Envy TouchSmart 14 is using this screen, now it’s used in Fujitsu ultrabook UH90/L.

In addition to the stunning IGZO 14-inch 3200 x 1800 touch screen, UH90/L also uses Intel’s latest and greatest Haswell i5-4200U processor, 4GB memory and 500GB hybrid hard drive. This ultrabook is also very strong, its slim and solid design makes it able to withstand 200 kg weight.

What’s more, according to Fujitsu, the thickness of the UH90/L is only 0.61 inches, which can be said as the world’s thinnest 14-inch ultrabook.

Fujitsu UH90/L may be listed on June 28 in Japan, but no news in terms of price and listing in other markets.

May 232013

Last year, HP decided to launch a unified design thin and light notebook product line, across every keyboard, touchpad, hinges, lid and frame, the application of basically the the same curve. This year, the company will no longer do it on thin and light notebooks. According to the company CEO Meg Whitman authorization, all HP’s consumer-level device lineup will adopt a unified design. Of course, this also means that it’s very difficult for a single product to stand out.

But there are still two products successfully “escaped”, the first is the $ 399 HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11. The device uses AMD new low-power consumption Temash processor, even though the screen is only 11.6 inches, it’s still with a full-size keyboard, two-button touchpad, and comprehensive port configuration – including three USB, an HDMI, VGA, Ethernet and SD card slot. The shipping time is expected to be on June 26.

Second, it is the more exciting HP Envy 14 TouchSmart ultrabook.

HP Envy 14 TouchSmart starts at $ 699, and it’s equipped with the low resolution 14-inch 1366×768 resolution screen – but it can be upgraded to a higher 1600×900, or even the maximum resolution of 3200×1800.

In addition, there are cheaper HP 15-inch models. The HP Envy 15 TouchSmart notebook starts at $ 529, it uses AMD processors, and the default is not equipped with SSDs. Nevertheless, they are equipped with fingerprint reader.

Of course, HP also released the 17-inch models. HP Envy 17 gets rid of the “TouchSmart” and “ultrabook” in the name, but it offers touch screen, faster processor, larger memory, larger speakers and optional Nvidia graphics processor. We don’t know much more details, but the Envy 17 will be on sale on June 5, and the price starts from $ 699.

May 222013

MSI has released the world’s first gaming laptop lineup equipped with AMD Richland A10-5750M processor- refreshed GX70 and GX60. The adoption of the new processor also upgrades the 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch models battery life and CPU performance. Both models have adopted the A10-5750 processor, 750GB hard drive, 8GB DDR3 memory, Blu-ray drive, USB 3.0 port, HDMI 1.4a output and THX speakers.

The GX70 3BE-007US is the 17.3-inch model, it weights 8.6 lbs, and it’s with 2GB GDDR5 video memory AMD Radeon HD 8970M graphics card. It provides an AW-NB114H, supports 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 for network. In addition to a USB 3.0, there are two USB 2.0 ports. Its retail price is $ 1,400.

While the GX60 3AE-216US is the 15.6-inch model, its screen resolution is 1920×1080. And it’s equipped with 2GB GDDR5 video memory AMD Radeon HD 7970M. It has USB 3.0 and a USB 2.0 port. The GX60 weighs 7.7 pounds and the retail price is $ 1,300.

May 212013

Desktop hard drive capacity is straight to 4TB, but the notebook hard drive is still struggling. Today, Western Digital’s Hitachi announced the launch of the world’s first 9.5 mm standard thickness 1.5TB notebook hard drive Travelstar 5K1500, while the previous record is only 1TB.

What’s more surprising is that Hitachi uses three-disc on the hard drive, single platter capacity is 500GB.

The hard disk is with SATA 6Gbps interface, 32MB cache and 5400RPM speed, the standby power consumption is only 0.5W, the noise is only 2.5 Bels, it can withstand the impact of 400G/2ms, 1000G/2ms respectively in self-protection and rest.

The TravelStar 5K1500 will be shipped in June, the third quarter will have the EA version (Enhanced Availability) and encrypted version, in which the former will enhance the stability to meet the needs of blade servers, network routers and video surveillance, the latter can meet the trusted computer Group (TCG) Opal storage Security specification.

Hitachi also stressed that the traditional hard drive will not be replaced by solid state drive, they will continue to invest in R&D of 9.5 mm and 7 mm notebook hard drive.

May 202013

It seems Samsung has been ready for the arrival of the smaller size S Series Ultra HD (UHD) TV. According to media reports, the company released the 55/65 inches UHD TV and a 13.3-inch high-resolution screen in the South Korean domestic market today (May 20 local time). Samsung introduced the two TV are the smallest in its UHD product line, and they will be officially on sale next month.

Compared to the 85-inch UHD TV launched in this year’s CES show, the price of these two products will be relatively affordable. However, Samsung did not disclose the specific price. In addition, Samsung pointed out that these two TVs will support the Evolution Kit system showed in the CES 2013. The optical technology makes these two UHD TVs improved in brightness, contrast, detail processing power and the 4x level HD resolution content support.

In addition to these two TVs, Samsung also announced a 13.3-inch QHD 3200×1800 resolution display, which will be used in ultrabook product line. It is reported that the 3200×1800 resolution has exceeded the MacBook Pro 13 2560×1600 display and Chromebook Pixe 2560×1700 display a lot. Samsung has not put this display into any certain product, we may see an ultrabook equipped with this resolution up to 3200×1800 display in the IFA 2013 show.

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May 202013

In the laboratory there is a laptop computer and a desktop computer from Vizio, they will use the latest Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac, which are the first 802.11ac laptops, the highest network speed is up to 1Gbps. It has been installed, but this is still an emerging market, and it’s is waiting for approval of the WIFI Working Group, the 802.11ac will bring faster throughput.

Because it uses the 5GHz frequency band, so it is rarely affected by other equipments, including computers, tablet PCs, smartphones, microwave ovens, and cordless phones, etc., which are using the 802.11n 2.4GHz’s band. In addition, the 5GHz has more channels, so even if people live in very crowded streets, it will rarely be dusturbed by neighbors WIFI or other electronic products.

For most users, the 802.11ac benefit is in the future. For example, facing more and more content providers, such as Netflix, fast Wi-Fi bandwidth demand will grow.

The Vizio laptop and desktop computers are not cheap, they are priced at $ 1,500 and $ 1,275, if you want a cheaper product, you can choose the Toshiba Satellite L875 -S7108, the 17-inch model is priced at $ 425, its battery life performance is also OK in products of the same size.

May 162013

At CES in December last year and early this year, AMD brought in its HD 8000M series graphics cards. And now recently they released another top graphics card Radeon HD 8970M of the series, which is called to be beyond the Nvidia GeForece GTX 680M graphics card, and known as the world’s fastest notebook graphics.

This graphics card uses AMD’s new Graphics Core Next architecture. The 8970M is with 1280 units stream processors, the CPU is 850MHz and the memory speed is up to 1.2GHz, which can almost give laptops the ability to handle any games.

It is learned that the market’s first laptop with 8970M is the MSI GX70, this device will also join AMD A10 quad-core processor, Eyefinity technology support, killer game card and 17.3-inch 1080p display.

At the same time, the devices with the 8970M is also not cheap. The price of the 8970M version GX70 is likely to exceed $ 1,000.