Dec 052013

The Acer Iconia W4 is a Windows 8.1 tablet with an 8 inch display and an Intel Atom Z3740 Bay Trail processor. It was announced at about the same time as similar models from Dell, Lenovo, and Toshiba — but while all of those tablets are available for purchase, the Acer Iconia W4 hasn’t hit store shelves yet.

The wait could be over soon though. Acer posted a promo video for tablet recently, and the folks at Lowyat noticed that Acer also posted a product page for the tablet recently… and then removed it.

If nothing changes before launch though, it looks like Acer’s new 8 inch Windows tablet will sell for $330.

Acer was actually the first company to launch an 8 inch Windows 8 tablet. But the Iconia W3 had a relatively slow Intel Atom Clover Trail processor and a display with poor viewing angles. The new W4 model has a faster CPU and a should also have a better screen.

The tablet’s expected to have 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 1280 x 800 pixel display, and a quad-core Bay Trail processor with Intel HD graphics.

It features 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI output, and a 4960mAh battery for up to 8 hours of run time. The Iconia W4 measures 8.6″ x 5.3″ x 0.4″ and weighs just over 15 ounces.

You can find full details at a Google cached copy of the Acer product page.

At $330, it’ll sell for about the same price as a Toshiba Encore tablet, but about $30 more than a Dell Venue 8 Pro or Lenovo Miix 8.

Dec 052013

HP latest series of Android tablets have been sold on the official website. These tablets use Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. Products include $ 150 7-inch tablet Slate 7 Plus, $ 200 Slate 7 Extreme, $ 329.99 8-inch Slate 8 Pro Tablet, and $ 300 10.1-inch Slate 10 HD.

The Slate 8 Pro battery life reaches 11.5 hours, and it supports 4K video playback. The tablet uses a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor. The 8-inch screen is with a resolution of 1600 × 1200. It’s with HDMI output, 8 megapixel main camera, 720p front camera, 16GB internal storage and 1GB RAM.

The Slate 10 HD life time is expected to be 10 hours, and it’s mainly located in the web surfing and basic multimedia applications. The 10.1 inches screen is with a resolution of 1280 × 800. The tablet uses dual-core Marvel PXA986 chip, of course, it is based on the ARM architecture. It’s with 16GB internal storage, 5 megapixel main camera, a front camera and 1GB DRAM memory. Also it supports micro-SD card expansion.

Slate 7 Extreme has been listed in the HP official website, but currently it’s in the state of out of stock. This product is located in the entertainment and video playback, it supports 10.5 hours battery life, uses the Tegra 4 chip, 1280 × 800 resolution screen and 16GB built-in storage space, it supports HDMI output, and it has 5 MP rear camera and 300,000 pixel front camera.

The entry-level Slate 7 Plus is the upgrade version of previously released Slate 7, and it has been on sale. The Slate 7 Plus has 8GB storage space, Tegra 3 chip, 5 MP main camera, 300,000 pixel front camera, and 6-7 hours life time. All of the above tablets support microSD card expansion and Wi-Fi wireless network connection.

Dec 042013

NVIDIA’s Shield handheld game console may have hit the streets in July, but NVIDIA keeps improving the device with software updates. In October the company rolled out button-mapping software to let you use the game controller buttons with Android games that normally require touchscreen input and improved features for letting you stream content from your mobile device to a big screen TV.

Now NVIDIA has another software update, and this time it improves both experiences.

The December update now lets you use physical buttons to replace motion-based gyroscrope movements as well as taps and swipes. For example, games that normally let you move left or right by tilting your phone or tablet can now be controlled by pressing a left or right button.

There’s also an option called “accelerated cursor” for games like Angry Birds which you can control with a cursor. Instead of having the cursor automatically move back to the center of the screen after an action, you can have it stay where it was to save you time on your next move.

What’s probably the coolest thing about NVIDIA’s button-mapping software is that you might not have to do anything manually at all. When you want to play a popular game that doesn’t officially support gamepad controls, NVIDIA will download pre-configured button maps so you don’t have to configure one yourself. There’s also a community portal for downloading or sharing mapping profiles.

The other big change in the December update is support for streaming some PC games to your TV at 1080p resolutions and 60 frames per second. If you have a PC with a supported NVIDIA graphics card you can stream games to your handheld device — and then use an HDMI cable to view those games on your TV. This basically turns the Shield into a remote control and media extender for your PC, letting you play PC games anywhere in the house (while they’re still actually running on your gaming PC, wherever it is).

Up until now you’d only been able to stream Android games to a TV at 1080p resolutions. PC games were limited to 720p.

Dec 042013

The Asus VivoPC is a small desktop computer with an Intel Celeron processor, Windows 8 64-bit software, and a case that’s designed to look at home in your living room.

Asus unveiled the tiny desktop in June, and now it’s available for purchase in the US for around $320 and up.

While you could probably find a cheaper desktop PC that packs more power, it won’t be this small. The Asus VivoPC measures about 7.5″ x 7.5″ x 2.2 and weighs less than 2.7 pounds.

There are also smaller desktop computers like the Intel NUC or Zotac Zbox line — but they tend to be more expensive than a VivoPC once you configure them with memory, storage, and an operating system.

The Asus VivoPC isn’t exactly going to replace your high-end gaming PC, but it should perform well as a basic home theater PC for streaming internet video, surfing the web, playing light games, or even recording television programs (if you have a USB or network-attached TV tuner).

Asus equips the little computer with 4GB of RAM, a 500GB, 7200RPM hard drive, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and a 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron 1007U dual-core processor with Intel HD graphics.

Other features include Gigabit Ethernet, an SD card slot, optical S/PDIF output, VGA and HDMI ports, and 2 USB 3.0 ports and 4 USB 2.0 ports.


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Nov 282013

U.S. Blu Products announced a new Android smart phone called the Blu Life Pro, and this device thickness is only 6.9mm. The Blu Life Pro uses quad-core processor and high-qapacity battery, the life time than is guaranteed.

As tot he specific configuration, this phone uses the 1.5Ghz MediaTek MT6589T quad-core processor, which is based on Cortex-A7 architecture, the graphics chips is the PowerVR SGX544 GPU, and it is equipped with Android 4.2 OS. Its size is 147 × 72.1 × 6.9mm, and it weighs 158g.

The phone has a 5 inches screen which is with a resolution of 720 × 1280, the glass in the surface of the screen is scratch-resistant. There is a 12 megapixel camera back-illuminated sensor camera on the back, which supports auto focus, and has LED flash. The camera supports full HD resolution video recording at 30fps frame rate. In addition, the phone supports WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and FM FM radio. The built-in storage capacity is 16GB and it has 1GB RAM memory. The battery capacity is 2500mAh.

The phone is about to be on sale in the United States in Amazon and other different retailers, it’s with no network lock for sale, and it’s priced at $ 299.

Jul 052013

There have been a lot of rumors of the first user customizable mobile phone Moto X, just after the Internet leaked the colored back cover of the device, the site SlashGear gave the latest Motorola publicity images, which confirmed Moto X does exist a variety of colors and will be officially released on August 1.

Seen from the propaganda map, the color style of the upcoming Moto X is somewhat related to Motorola’s new Logo, such as tje highlighted colorful color elements are exactly the same with Moto X colorful back covers. It seems to imply that Motorola might change its past tough business style and return to the mobile phone market with more lively and agile new style.

In addition, Moto X will have more than 14 kinds colors, and through Motorola mobile site, the user will be able to choose different colors by the color palette. Such as one color can be used for the back cover, and the other can be used in the frame. User in addition to be albe to engrave the name and commemorative message on the back cover, can even upload personalized photo as the wallpaper of the phone screen.

The Moto X hardware specifications is not good. According to the latest information, the device will be equipped with 4.7 inches 720p (720 × 1280 pixels) resolution touch screen and built-in Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 dual-core processor, it’s with Android 4.2.2 system and mild customized Motorola UI, it has 2GB RAM and will offer 16GB, 32GB and 64GB storage capacities.

Moto X also has 10 MP main camera and a 2.0 megapixel front camera, and it can achieve “context-aware” feature by accelerometers and gyroscopes and other sensors. With the soft-touch sensing capability on the specially designed “Motorola logo” on the back, users can let the phone start or perform some custom tasks.

This made in the United States Motorola new machine will be very cheap, according to informed sources, it will be between $ 199-299. It is reported that Motorola will hold press conference on August 1 to officially release customizable Moto X and RAZR UltraX series as well as the new smart watches.

Jul 052013

The media WPC break the news that although we’re not sure if the EOS codenamed phone will be eventually named Lumia1020 or Lumia909, these are not the most important, now there are the latest news of the price and color of this device. An internal staff revealed a photo which is to enter the Microsoft store inventory, interestingly the picture shows Lumia1020, rather than Lumia909. The picture shows, Lumia1020 retail price is $ 602, and it has black, yellow and white three colors available.

It can be seend from the lower left corner of the revealed picture, the date is July 22, 2013. Informed sources said, usually they will receive the goods on this date, and then they will be on sale in the next few days. Nokia EOS will be officially released next Thursday, let’s just wait and see.

Jul 042013

To meet customer demand, Pentax Ricoh announced the launch of the new K-01, which used white body + cool blue rubber handle design, and is expected to be listed in mid-July. This camera is a colorful model PENTAX K-01 designed and manufactured by Pentax and the world-renowned designer Mr. Marc Newson jointly.

PENTAX K-01 (released in March, 2012) doesn’t use the optical viewfinder and mirror, which makes the frame design more flexible and fully demonstrated Mr. Newson’s unique creativity. This white blue edtion is also designed personally by Mr. Newson. The ultra-thin fixed focus standard lens smc PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 XS also uses Mr. Newson design, this lens and K-01 constitute a complete suite of design results.

The conventional models have been sold, in order to meet the requirements of customers upsell again, they are now especially offering multi-colored model.

It will have a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, battery charger, USB cable, strap andCD-ROM when it’s on sale.

Jul 042013

Last month AMD slightly updated the Richland Desktop APU product line. The new chip products provide basic clock frequency promotion, and some improvements in supporting functions, in addition it also has a better power management capability. Recently MSI motherboard supporting CPU list has appeared two new chip products, if these two APUs do exist, then AMD should be working to improve the thermal performance of Richland APU.

The media noted that several MSI Socket FM2 motherboard CPU support list appears two new chips: A10-6700T and A8-6500T. Notably, these two chips TDP thermal power are calibrated in 45W, lower than the previous products 65W.

The A10-6700T basic core frequency is 2.5Ghz, 4MB L2 secondary cache, IGP frequency is 720Mhz; A8-6500T basic frequency is 2.1Ghz, the other parameters are the same. However, the MSI support list does not specify the number of cores of both products and dynamic acceleration frequency and the number of IGP ALU number.

Although there is no information indicating the new chip prices, but it should be cheaper than the existing Richland APU. Because the baseband is apparently lower than equative other chips, in addition to these two products, the lowest fundamental frequency in this series is 3.5Ghz. Taking into account the lower frequency and power consumption, these two chips are for home theater or other same level positioning system.

Jul 032013

Sony announced recently that its first 4K multimedia player FMP-X1 would be on sale in the United States on the 15th of this month, the price is $ 699.

It is reported that this multimedia player can be used together with Sony’s latest 64 inches 4K TV KD-65X9005A. The player comes with 10 4K movies, and can access to Sony’s new Video Unlimited 4K service, but the service will be on the line later this year.

In addition to 10 Hollywood movies, Sony also added some 4K short video in the device to show the immersive experience and exquisite details which can be conveyed only with 4K.

The FMP-X1 comes with 2TB storage space. If you’re not satisfied with this, you can also add another hard drive.