Dec 262012

HP launched a new generation entry-level business notebook – HP 455 to open a new era of enterprise mobile office. HP 455 is with AMD dual-core processor, AMD Radeon HD 7310M graphics card, 14-inch diagonal LED-backlit HD bright display with BrightView function.

The new HP 455 business notebook continues HP business notebooks strong and durable exterior design, the body uses matt black polishing process, which looks more professional. It’s with AMD dual-core processor, 2GB DDR3 memory, AMD Radeon HD 7310M graphics card and 320GB SATA hard drive, three USB 2.0 ports and an HDMI port to fully meet enterprise-class applications.

HP 455 has a 6-cell battery, which has an up to 5 hours life time. HP Fast Charge technology makes this business notebook quickly filled with 90% power in 90 minutes. Meanwhile, with the Wi-Fi CERTIFIED WLAN technology, whether in the office or on a business trip, you can always surf the Internet, send and receive e-mail anytime.

Dec 202012

Following the isting of ASUS Taiji dual screen ultrabook and the cheap S400 series ultrabook, Asus will release the brand new BU400/BU500 series commercial ultrabook on December 21. This series ultrabooks will not only be equipped with the latest Microsoft Windows 8 operating system, but also be equipped with the NVS 5200M discrete graphics.

The ASUS BU400/BU500 series ultrabooks exterior design inspiration is from the extractive file folder, it uses unibody shell, the thickness is only about 20mm and it weighs 1.64kg. As a business ultrabook, Asus BU400/BU500 uses steady dark color, and has high strength reinforced LCE carbon fiber structure, shockproof hard disk, the spill-resistant keyboard, large size touchpad, anti-glare screen and some other safety control.

In terms of hardware configuration, this series will be equipped with Ivy Bridge platform Intel i5 or i7 processor, NVIDIA Optimus NVS5200M discrete graphics and SSD solid state drive. It has USB3.0, VGA, HDMI, audio interface, card reader and security lock, and it’s pre-installed Windows8 operating system.

In addition, it is revealed that on the 21st conference Asus may also show the B43 series, P43/P53 Series, E Series and PU500 series new products.

Dec 202012

Although previously there are many external devices used to collect solar energy to power a notebook, this notebook designed by Andrea Ponti will be the first pure solar-powered laptop, also may be the most environmental protection notebook in the history.

The notebook will be configured with two solar panels: one is behind the display, and the other is below the touch keyboard, these two panels bear the important tast to continuously power the computer. It is not clear whether the test has succeeded, but it’s obvious that to use the computer in the sun is more power consumption than to use in the room. One possible solution is to use electronic ink display to replace the traditional backlit display.

It is reported that the notebook material is mainly polycarbonate, weighs about four pounds, and it had previously selected as the Fujitsu 2011 Design Competition contest.

It’s not clear if Fujitsu will actually produce this notebook. But it is clear they are not the only company which take the sunlight into account a computer design, last year Apple applied for a patent of collecting external light source to illuminate the display .

In Apple eyes, different angle folding reflectors can add the display brightness, and there are rumors that they are also considering solar cell integration into notebook.

Dec 142012

Google released the 2012 search list, from the list we can see in this year’s consumer electronics search results that the third-generation iPad equipped with retina screen ranks the first, the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD and Microsoft Surface are among the top ten. Every year, Google releases Zeitgeist list, and this year is no exception. The company obtained the various categories of the search list through the analysis of the 1.2 trillion search requests in 2012.

The following is top ten consumer electronic products with the most search range on Google in 2012:

1, the third-generation iPad

The retina screen brings amazing ultra-high resolution for the iPad. The clarity and brightness of games and movies are outstanding, and it brings new vitality to the boring Tablet PC display market.

2, Samsung Galaxy S III

The phone seems to be the standard of the Android camp, even been honoured as iPhone in Android family.

3, iPad mini

The 7.9-inch iPad mini has become the most cared Tablet PC this year. Its function is identical with the full size iPad, just slightly smaller.

4, Google Nexus 7

As Google’s first tablet computer, the Nexus emulated the Amazon Kindle Fire strategy. However, Google cooperated with Asus closely and personally involved in the design and then launched such a Google 7-inch device that truly meets the requirements.

5, Samsung Galaxy Note II

It is a tablet computer and mobile phone hybrid product. And it is definitely the best choice for people who like big-screen phone.

6, Sony’s new PlayStation 3

Sony has slimmed the PlayStation 3, and lowered the price. Itis not easy to keep the heat and competitiveness on such a game system released six years ago.

7, iPad 4

It is the latest full-size iPad, the configuration is upgraded and the retina screen is retained. This product also uses the latest lightning interfaces, so the original cable can not be used, which makes a lot of people unhappy.

8, Microsoft Surface

Microsoft enters the Tablet PC market this year by virtue of Surface, due to the use of the latest Windows RT system, it becomes the first choice for users who concerns the office and portable.

9, Kindle Fire HD

As an upgraded version of the Kindle Fire, the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD price is from $299, with a clear price advantage compared to the $499 iPad. With Amazon’s huge content library, the product has become a real competitor for the iPad. In addition, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD starts at just $199.

10, Nokia Lumia 920

Lumia 920, released earlier this year, is a flagship Windows Phone device. It is elegant, the camera is also improved, and it’s even with wireless charging function.

Dec 112012

According to media reports, the general price of the Samsung Series 5 WiFi version Chromebook laptop is $429, however, Google announced on Monday that they would provide the discounted version 5 Series Chromebook laptop to the American Schools, and the discount price is only $99. This time Google cooperated with charity website to have this activity.

American school teachers can login DonorsChoose website and requir the site to provide a Series 5 Chromebook laptop for their teaching activities. Teachers can post their requirements on the website, which is convenient for those contribute and support this requirement will be able to see. After the funds amount teachers hope to raise is met, they can go to the Lakeshore Learning and receive the Chromebook laptops.

The Google event deadline is December 21, therefore, if the teachers want to get a $99 Chromebook laptop, it is best to release application on the DonorsChoose. A teacher can apply for 30 Chromebook laptops at most, which is also the American School students amount of the general classroom, so this will be able to ensure that each student can get a Chromebook laptop.

The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook laptop configuration is very good and also it’s very powerful. The laptop is equipped with the 12.1-inch LED display with a resolution of 1280* 800. In addition, this notebook is also equipped with Intel 1.66GHz Atom N570 dual-core processor, 2GB memory and 16GB flash memory, this storage capacity is not great, but enough to meet the user’s Internet needs.

Dec 052012

Recently rumors about Microsoft Surface Pro tablet undoubtedly bring more pressure to the hardware manufacturers, the traditional laptop is increasingly developing to diversified trend. The documents from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission show that, Gigabyte may launch a 11-inch rotating screen notebook computers based on the Windows 8 platform.

According to reports, this product coded U2142 most important feature is that it has a rotatable 11.6-inch touch screen with a resolution of 1336 × 768. Seen from the picture,  it can use as a Tablet PC if the screen is flipped. The product is equipped with the Intel Core i3 or i5 processor, 256GB mSATA solid state drive or 1TB mechanical hard, with a chiclet keyboard and a larger touchpad. The body thickness is 21mm and it weighs 1.5 kg. The CNET Asia site revealed that they already have operating experience of this rotating screen notebook, although the configuration details are not yet clear, its price may be for a minimum of $999.

Dec 032012

There has been news that Lenovo will launch a Windows 8 deformation laptop which can either be used as a normal laptop or to seperate the screen and keyboard as a tablet, and now this IdeaTab Lynx is finally coming and appeared FCC’s laboratory.

Lenovo has said they would launch this IdeaTab Lynx deformation laptop in December. It is understood that the product is equipped with Intel dual-core Atom processor, 2GB RAM, with 32GB or 64GB SSD hard drive and 11.6-inch IPS panel screen design, the body thickness is 9.45 mm and it weights about 0.63Kg.

As to the interface, Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx has mini USB interface, a mini HDMI port and a microSD slot, and it’s equipped with a 2-megapixel front camera. The IdeaTab Lynx keyboard base is also equipped with a 6800 mAh lithium battery, which can enhance the machine’s life time from 8 hours to 16 hours

Nov 282012

Although Intel had made great efforts, consumers do not seem to be interest in ultrabooks. There were news that ultrabook accounted for 5% in this year’s notebook shipments. And it’s expected that this figure will rise to 20% in 2013, which will be a great improvement, but not as high as the previous forecast. A year ago, IHS iSuppli had expected ultrabook this year’s shipments would grow 13%, and rise to 28% in 2013.

With the reducing of the processor power, SSD also becomes cheaper, it will be easier for computer manufacturers to establish systems that meets the Intel UltraBook requirements. However, t

Nov 162012

Sony in Japan released some peripherals for their 2012 autumn and winter new products, including several keyboards and mouses for the VAIO brand.

The keyboards and mouses just released are produced for the Sony VAIO series notebook computers and ultrabook, a major feature of these new keyboard is that they can be mounted directly to a laptop or ultrabook, of course, the job of changing the laptop keyboards can not be done by man people, so those who have this need can bring their own laptops and new keyboards to Sony’s customer service center professionals to help, which not only can optimize the appearance of the device, the touch will also be very good.

As to the mouse, the just released new products are connected to the host via Bluetooth, and it’s designed three buttons including a scroll wheel, the colorful front panel can be replaced.

To purchased separately, the price of the keyboard is $37, mouse price is $72, but the set price is $96.

Nov 162012

In 1981, Osborne 1, the world’s recognized first notebook computer was exhibited in West Coast Computer Fair for the first time. It has 64K bytes memory, a 5-inch screen, 5.25-inch floppy drive, it is worth mentioning that it weighs 24 pounds and it was priced at $1,795.

Osborne 1 has built-in 5 black and white monitors, uses Zilog Inc. Z80A processor, 64K bytes memory, 4K bytes ROM and also 5.25″ floppy disk drive, IEEE-488 interface, RS-232C interface, Modem interface and detachable full-size keyboard.

In April 1981, Osborne invented the world’s first laptop computer, the one who leaded the research and development was the Osborne company’s founder Adam Osborne, who had worked as a reporter, and later abandoned the reporter for a supplier. Once upon a time, Osborne was considered same figure as Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Apple founder Steve Jobs. Osborne computer company was also the fastest growing company in Silicon Valley history. However, because the concept was too advanced, the company disintegrated in business less than 30 months. Osborne made a lot of false promises on technology, and the announced release date of the product was also at a far distant date, now the industry  calls the situation as “Osborne effect”.