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Toshiba Announces New 14-Inch and 15-Inch Ultrathin Laptops

Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today expanded its portfolio of ultrathin laptops with the new 14-inch Satellite E45t and 15.6-inch Satellite E55t/E55Dt models. Built with the latest technologies and intuitive touchscreen and voice controls, these ultrathin PCs offer versatility for both productivity and entertainment in a distinctively thin design.

"Thin is in," said Carl Pinto, vice president of marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Products Division. "Our expanding line of ultrathins is designed to be more accessible to consumer looking for a thinner, more stylish PC that delivers the same class of performance and features as a traditional laptop - at a price point that is competitive with a traditional laptop."

Amped Wireless Debuts First Mac/PC Compatible 802.11ac Long-Range Wi-Fi Adapter

Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of award-winning high power, long-range wireless communication products for the home and office, announced today the launch of the ACA1 High Power 500mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi USB Adapter. The ACA1 is the first long range 802.11ac adapter on the market that is compatible with Mac laptops and desktops, in addition to Windows computers. The ACA1 works with all Wi-Fi networks and has been optimized for use with the recently launched Amped Wireless RTA15 High Power 700mW Dual Band AC Wi-Fi Router.

The ACA1 is the only 802.11ac adapter available with high gain dual band antennas and amplifiers to maximize performance. The ACA1 features two high gain dual band antennas and four total amplifiers for up to 500mW of power. In contrast, standard Wi-Fi adapters provide up to 100mW of power and are not capable of providing extended range. The ACA1 provides up to three times the range of standard Wi-Fi adapters and is backwards compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n networks. It connects using USB 3.0 for the fastest possible transfer speeds.

ASRock Unveils H87E-ITX/ac Mini-ITX Motherboard

ASRock unveiled the H87E-ITX/ac, its first mini-ITX motherboard featuring 802.11ac WLAN. Based on Intel's H87 Express chipset, the board seats Core "Haswell" processors in the LGA1150 package. It draws power from a combination of 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS connectors, conditioning it for the CPU with a 4-phase VRM. Up to 32 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory is supported through a pair of conventional 240-pin DIMM slots. A PCI-Express 3.0 x16 makes for the board's lone expansion slot, aside from the mPCIe that's populated by the WLAN card.

Connectivity on the H87E-ITX/ac include 802.11ac WLAN, based on Intel's i217V chipset, offering up to 867 Mbps of wireless bandwidth, gigabit Ethernet, and Bluetooth 4.0. It makes use of all SATA channels of the H87 PCH, offering five internal SATA 6 Gb/s, and an eSATA 6 Gb/s. 8-channel HD audio based on Realtek ALC1150 CODEC, with optical SPDIF, four USB 3.0 ports, a pair of USB 2.0/1.1 ports; and display connectivity that includes one each of DVI, DisplayPort, and HDMI, make for the rest of it. ASRock will begin shipping the board a little later this week.

Amped Wireless Introduces the First Long-Range 802.11ac Router

The new 802.11ac standard has evolved Wi-Fi technology to allow multiple users the ability to download and stream HD or 4K media to different devices simultaneously on the same Wi-Fi network. Amped Wireless, the leading manufacturer of award-winning high power, long-range wireless communication products for the home and office, announced today it is now shipping the industry's first long-range 802.11ac router, the RTA15.

A high power 700 mW dual band, 802.11ac Wi-Fi router, the RTA15 features three high gain, 5 dBi antennas and ten total power amplifiers, the most ever used in an Amped Wireless Wi-Fi product. The amplifiers include two 2.4 GHz 700 mW amplifiers, four 5.0 GHz 700 mW, 2-Stage amplifiers, and four advanced, low noise amplifiers. The cutting-edge technology packed into the RTA15 gives it the ability to stream high-quality media at faster speeds to multiple devices at once, with ease.

NETGEAR Announces R6100 Economical 802.11 ac Router

NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, is expanding its market-leading family of next-generation 802.11ac wireless products with the R6100 WiFi Router. The R6100 is a dual band router that supports combined WiFi speeds up to 1200 Mbps with Fast Ethernet wired connections, providing secure and reliable Internet connections for fast downloads, clearer voice calls, uninterrupted HD video, and lag-free gaming. At only $99.99, the NETGEAR R6100 WiFi Router offers the best value and enhanced features for improving your home theater experience and prepares your home network for new or upgraded devices that integrate 802.11ac WiFi support, such as the MacBook Air and smartphones like the new Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.

The NETGEAR R6100 WiFi Router is an affordable solution for upgrading your WiFi home network to the latest and faster wireless networking standard, 802.11ac, which is up to three times faster than 802.11n and backward-compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n devices. The NETGEAR R6100 offers improved performance and whole-home wireless coverage by incorporating simultaneous dual band WiFi technology. The 2.4 GHz band supports legacy devices while the less interference-prone 5 GHz band is perfect for multiple HD media streaming and online gaming. Moreover, the R6100 works with the free NETGEAR genie app and software for easy installation and network management, ensuring you a hassle-free transition to 802.11ac.

D-Link Gaming Router Now Available for Pre-Order

Today D-Link announced the pre-order availability of its most advanced Gaming Router to date, the D-Link Gaming Router with Qualcomm StreamBoost technology (DGL-5500). The D-Link Gaming Router offers AC1300 wireless speeds with unique traffic shaping and bandwidth management coupled with four gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver the ultimate in gaming performance, media streaming and network control. The Gaming Router is now available to customers in the U.S. for pre-order through and will begin shipping Aug. 1.

"The Gaming Router represents the ultimate in high-performance connectivity to give power users the ability and control they need to do what they love online without the concern or interruption of buffering and lag," said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "Today's action role-playing games and MMOs are more competitive than ever and with limited bandwidth coming into the home, gamers need to ensure they're making the most of their connectivity to maintain an advantage. With Qualcomm StreamBoost technology, the new Gaming Router is designed to do just that - shape the network traffic to help gamers do more and lag less."

TP-LINK Announces Archer C7 802.11 ac Router for Online Gaming, HD Video

TP-LINK, a global provider of networking products, today announced the AC1750 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router, Archer C7, the first in a family of next-generation routers that support the 802.11 ac standard, to deliver faster data transfer rates of up to 1.75 Gbps.

TP-LINK's Archer C7 operates over both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands to give users two dedicated networks to ensure lag-free throughput for work or entertainment. Devices processing simple tasks, such as sending e-mails or web browsing, can operate on the 2.4 GHz band while those that process bandwidth intensive tasks, such as online gaming or HD video streaming, can leverage the 5 GHz band - all at the same time.

Apple Also Updates the MacBook Air

The MacBook Air products received the expected hardware update and are currently shipping (in the US) with Haswell ULT processors. While the performance gains on the CPU side should be fairly marginal, the IGP upgrade is supposed to offer a considerable boost to graphic performance (a 40% gain was mentioned, though no measurement criteria was given to justify or explain the value). Another important effect of the hardware upgrade is a noticeably extended battery life, translated into 9 hours for the 11" MacBook Air and 12 hours for the 13" version, or what Apple called "all day battery life." WiFi was also upgraded to the 802.11ac standard. Both MacBook Air versions suffered downward price adjustments, with pricing for the 11" model starting at $999 while the 13" saw a $100 price cut, now starting at $1099.

Source: The Verge

ASUS Announces ET2702 All-in-One PC with 27-inch WQHD Display

ASUS today announced the ET2702 All-in-One PC with a 27-inch widescreen display and the latest 4th generation Intel Core processor. Designed to handle the entertainment and productivity needs of the most demanding users with ease, the ET2702 combines a stylish ultra-slim appearance with an impressive array of the latest PC technology.

The ET2702 features a stunning 2560 x 1440 IPS display and AMD Radeon HD 8890A discrete graphics deliver outstanding 3D performance with the latest games at the highest visual quality settings. 802.11ac Wi-Fi is standard across the range for extreme wireless data transfer rates and seamless HD video streaming, while USB 3.0 and Intel Thunderbolt ports support an ever-expanding range of high-performance wired peripherals and storage devices.

ASUS Launches the RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wireless AC1200 Router

ASUS today announced the RT-AC56U concurrent dual-band router, which supports new-generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi. It uses a dual-core 800MHz processor and 256MB onboard DDR3 memory to ensure strong performance in 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Powerful hardware translates into 867Mbit/s on 5GHz and 300Mbit/s via 2.4GHz, or a total of 1167Mbit/s as the two frequencies can work simultaneously.

Exclusive ASUS AiRadar technology intelligently strengthens connections based on the number of devices linked to the RT-AC56U and their position relative to the router. High-powered transmission amplification and beam packaging optimize signal stability and delivery in any direction. Compared to similar routers that do not feature ASUS AiRadar, the RT-AC56U extends Wi-Fi coverage by up to 150%, making it a good choice for larger homes and offices.
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