Aug 232012

Earlier the Microsoft released the message that Windows 8 system upgrading tolls, but there has been no news of the original boxing retail price. However, according to the sources, Windows 8 Pro price is $199, but it will be on sale as $69.99 before January 31, 2013.

The previously announced Windows 8 Pro upgrade program fits for existing Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 users, and users can upgrade at a preferential price of $39.99, for rhe users who bought Windows 7 on June 2 this year, the upgrade price is only $14.99 , but all are for the downloadable version price, and it doesn’t include the DVD Disc, namely the purchase licensing fees.

Windows 8 is divided into three different versions of Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro is enough for general users.

Aug 222012


According to media reports, South Korea Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has developed a new technology, which will significantly reduce the charging time of the rechargeable battery. If the product launches to the market successfully, then the future laptops charging time will be shortened to 1 minute.

Scientists uses a nanometer particulate to produce battery, then decomposes and carbonizes in graphite solution, and eventually covering the entire electrode conductor network to a lithium ion battery. Through such process, all particles can be charged at the same time, so as to achieve the purpose of rapid charging.

This technique can be applied in a variety of devices using lithium ion batteries. In addition to notebook computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices that we usually use, it can also be used in areas such as automobiles.

Aug 202012

Samsung said recently in an interview, in May and June this year, Tablet PC sales in Taiwan has gone beyond notebook computers. Above remarks is from Taiwan general manager of Samsung Mobile Communications Du Weiyu.


Duwei Yu believes that currently in the Taiwan notebook computer popularizing rate is already very high. Recently, the consumer’s buying desire has gradually shifted to the Tablet PC. According to industry statistics, the recent tablet PCs shipments in Taiwan are 70,000 units in a month, a 2-fold increase over last year.

In addition, the Tablet PC provides users with a great convenience compared to a laptop, Tablet PC is more convenient for outdoor usage. Especially in the lack of power plug location, the Tablet PCs have more advantages than laptops.

Aug 202012

Earlier this month, Sony Mobile India had published on its Facebook that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will be making its way onto the Sony Xperia P between the 19-25thof August. As it turns out they might have gotten their dates wrong as Sony has officially announced that the Android 4.0 ICS update has begun rolling out to Xperia P handsets starting from today. The rollout is expected to continue over the next couple of weeks to markets all over the world, so perhaps the 19-2th August timeframe might not be totally off after all and you probably shouldn’t fret if you haven’t received the notification yet. According to Sony, these are some of the features that Xperia P owners can look forward to in the update:

  • New ways to experience your media with new media applications – “WALKMAN”, “Album” and “Movies”
  • Extended standby mode, increasing standby time by up to four times (depending on user-profile and data consumption)
  • Lock screen with improved functionality
  • Resizable widgets for improved personalization
  • Improved control of your mobile data consumption
  • Recent Apps button for a clear overview of your applications

Sony has also stated that the next batch of Xperia phones that will get the update includes the Xperia U, Xperia sola and the Xperia go. No word on when that will be taking place, but if you own either device, check back with us for more updates! In the meantime, Xperia P owners who have received the update, let us know in the comments below on how it is treating you!

Aug 172012

Sony launched a new e-book reader PRS-T2, which opened a new chapter for its e-book reader products, users will be able to find more social functions in the reader and feel a sense of more paper book reading.

Sony today launched a $129 new e-book reader PRS-T2, the characteristics of the product is that it’s equipped with touch screen, improved integration of Facebook and Evernote.

Same with the previous models, the reader, the PRS-T2 e-book reader uses the 6-inch E-ink touch-screen, but Sony enhanced its display capabilities, making it with smoother paging and smoother zooming feature. The reader also improved the book layout, more convenient for users to organize and find books.

In addition, users can visit the Facebook to publish the summary and the cover of any book purchased from the Reader Store, so friends can know what books you’re reading. After the introduction of Evernote, users can also clip and save any browsing books in the reader’s Web browser. In addition, users can also use the supplied stylus or your finger to add annotation, and then synced back to Evernote, convenient to read in the smart phones, tablet PCs or computers later.

The PRS-T2 e-book reader can still access the library collection. Users with a valid library card can borrow books free from the more than 15,000 public libraries in the United States. In addition, Reader Store also offers thousands of e-books, newspapers and magazines. Users can also through Wi-Fi or online stores to buy and download books for the reader.

Users can now purchase PRS-T2 e-book reader at Sony retail stores and online stores, the current colors are black, red and white three products. Users that buy the black PRS-T2 e-book reader, can also get a free download of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” coupon.

Although the PRS-T2 e-book reader has a number of improvements and new features, but Sony still faces fierce competition from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Amazon Kindle Touch price is about $30 lower than the PRS-T2, and using the text-to-speech conversion technology, and has borrowed features, and the priced at $100 Barnes & Noble Simple Touch can access more than 2.5 million publications.

Aug 162012

We had known earlier that OLPC is a non-profit organization initiated and organized by the MIT Media Lab, whose purpose is to provide low-cost benefit type of notebook computers for children in developing countries, and has now introduced a variety of models.


According to reports, this new XO-4 Touch combined laptops and the previous XO 3.0 tablet to achieve the effect of multi-function applications. On the hardware, the new XO-4 touch will be equipped with 7.5-inch touch screen and a frequency of 1.2GHz dual-core ARMv7 processor.

According to OLPC introduction, this XO-4 Touch is still in planning, which is expected to be launched at the first quarter of 2013, and the price has not been determined.

Aug 162012

Notebook hard drives are basically using the 2.5 inches specifications, and this hard drive design thickness is 9.5mm, part of the large-capacity 2.5-inch hard disk thickness reaches up to 12.5mm. This thickness level has no problem for an ordinary notebook, but with the advent of ultrabook, the 7mm ultra-thin notebook hard drivers are liked by the manufacturers and users, but it looks that the 7mm is not ultrabook’s best choice. The latest news said that in order to make the ultrabook body thickness and the overall design more in line with its positioning, hard drive manufacturers will upgrade the hard drive for ultrabook, while the thickness of the upgraded 2.5-inch hard drive will reach even more alarming 5mm, this design will gradually accepted by most manufactures. Compared to a 1.8-inch mini notebook hard drive, the performance of the 2.5-inch drives is even better, so the manufacturers tend to use ultra-thin 2.5-inch notebook hard drive rather than the 1.8-inch notebook hard drive, and even the 1.8-inch hard drive is currently mainly based on the thickness of 8mm, which can not be ultrabook ultra-thin design services either, so by contrast, the 2.5 inches 5mm ultra-thin design will be the future ultrabook hard drive’s mainstream design.

Aug 152012

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a 10.1-inch Tablet PC same with the previous ThinkPad Tablet, the resolution is 1366×768 pixels, with Intel Clover Trail dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 64GB storage, equipped with Windows 8 system. It has front 2 million pixel and back 8 million dual cameras. Supporting for WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, LTE/HSPA + network. It also supports stylus input and fingerprint recognition, with a docking station with keyboard. The interface consists of the Mini HDMI, USB 2.0, microSD slot etc. Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is very thin, the thickness is only 9.9mm, and it weighs only 589g, which is also excellent than many 10.1-inch Android Tablet PCs.

Seen from the configuration, this product is indeed very strong enough to compete with Microsoft Surface tablet, expanding the dock combination with the keyboard, it just like a ultrabook, of course, compared to the ultrabook, 10.1 inches screen is small. In addition, the ThinkPad Tablet 2 uses the x86 architecture, but the official claimed that the life time can reach up to 10 hours. However, it seems to be difficult to achieve. From different reports, the Intel Clover Trail platform is close to the performance of the ARM, from a data perspective, the power consumption difference is 10-15%. In addition, the design of the ThinkPad Tablet 2 is very thin, so it can not fit with a bigger battery. Therefore, the insiders believe that its battery life should be less than seven hours.

Aug 152012

Apple MacBook Pro users have complained that Microsoft Office is actually not able to use in the retina notebook display, and urged Microsoft to upgrade Office for Mac software to support the high-definition display. Microsoft Office for Mac team blog announced on July 25, the Office for Mac is ready for the Mountain Lion. However, after that, the blog appeared Apple notebook users grumbling.

“The entire Office suite looks completely awful,” said a user named James. “Would you let us know that when the Office for Mac will be upgraded to support the retina display?” user called “DCGOWDA”, said, “I recently purchased a configuration retinal display MacBook Pro, but Office for Mac 2011 actually can not be used. ”

Other users callthe Office for Mac behavior in the retina screen MacBook Pro as “very vague”, “junk”, “unclear”. Apple released the new generation retina-screen high-end notebook on June 11.

A comment from the “Office for Mac Team” said, Outlook 2011 supports the retina screen, but did not disclose when Excel, PowerPoint and Word and other Office applications will support the retina screen. “The rest applications have the same viewing quality in non-retinal display ,” the team said, “but unfortunately, we can not yet comment on the future of Excel, PowerPoint and Word update supports the retina screen.

Although some users also asked to improve other aspects of Office for Mac suite, but most want the software to support the retina display.

If the above message is true, Microsoft must solve this problem, because Apple will upgrade all laptops to the retina display, including other MacBook Pro models and the MacBook Air.