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Lenovo Unveils New Desktops and Tablet PC

Lenovo today announced at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show a portfolio of devices geared toward the home to allow users to enjoy, connect and interact with their media and content. These devices include the Lenovo Beacon personal cloud storage device, the Lenovo N308 Android home computer, the Lenovo Horizon 2 Table PC and the Lenovo A740 All-in-One (AIO) PC.

Lenovo's first personal cloud storage device, Beacon, allows users to easily store and share multimedia via their PC or mobile device in the home or remotely. Using the downloadable Android app created for Beacon, users can even turn their Android smartphone into a remote control for the Personal Cloud Storage Device. As Lenovo's first Android desktop, the Lenovo N308 AIO provides access to a world of apps on its 19.5-in multitouch display starting at $450. The Horizon 2 Table PC expands upon Lenovo's leadership in multimode computing with a radically thinner and more portable design, and as the thinnest 27-in AIO, the Lenovo A740 creates a versatile and stylish home PC.

Panasonic Upgrades Toughbook CF-C2 Semi-Rugged Convertible Tablet PC

Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, today announced upgrades to the Toughbook CF-C2 semi-rugged convertible tablet PC. Offering 4G LTE multi-carrier embedded wireless broadband connectivity, approximately 14 hours of battery life and industry-leading durability, the Toughbook CF-C2 is built to enable reliable connections between data and decision makers, wherever, whenever and however they need it.

Powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor and optimized for the new Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, it delivers improved performance that makes it ideal for highly mobile professionals in fields such as healthcare and field services.

Panasonic Announces Updated Toughbook CF-C2 Semi-Rugged Convertible Tablet PC

Panasonic today updated its Toughbook CF-C2, one of the most durable and flexible business convertible PCs on the market, to help mobile professionals work faster and for longer. With increased processor and graphics performance and longer battery life, the semi-rugged Toughbook CF-C2 with Windows 8.1 Pro is the perfect mobile worker companion whether in clamshell or tablet mode.

Designed for mobile workers that need to multi-task, the latest Toughbook CF-C2 has 4th generation Intel Core technology. With reduced power consumption, the Intel CoreTM i5-4300U Processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology also helps improve battery life (up from 11 to 14 hours) and improves standby time, ensuring workers can leave their device in standby for longer for fast boot and response times. Storage options include 4 GB RAM standard, extendable to 8 GB and 500GB HDD standard and 128 GB or 256 GB SSD optional - making the CF-C2 one of the most versatile and powerful devices in its class.

Sony Announces US Availability for the VAIO | Flip PCs and Tap PCs

Sony today announced pricing and availability for the VAIO | Flip PC, a brand new form factor that instantly goes from laptop, to tablet to viewer mode with a simple flip. Sony also revealed pricing for the VAIO Tap 11 Tablet PC, the world's thinnest (0.39") Windows 8 tablet with 4th generation Intel Core Processors, and its next evolution of the portable all-in-one PC, VAIO Tap 21. Expected to be available just in time for the holiday shopping season, the fall VAIO line-up offers powerful PC performance designed to support both entertainment and productivity.

The VAIO | Flip PC, Tap 11 Tablet PC and Tap 21 all-in-one PC are now available for pre-order from Sony and Best Buy for about $1099 (VAIO Fit 13A | Flip PC), $799 (VAIO Fit 15A | Flip PC), $749 (VAIO Fit 14A | Flip PC), $799 (Tap 11 PC) and $999 (Tap 21 PC). Both VAIO | Flip and Tap 11 PCs will be exclusively sold through Sony and Best Buy and is expected at retail locations nationwide beginning late October. The VAIO Tap 21 model is also expected to be available late October at Sony retail stores and other authorized dealers nationwide.

Fujitsu Announces New Line of Touch LIFEBOOK Notebooks and STYLISTIC Tablet PCs

Fujitsu today announced an entire portfolio of business-class notebooks and tablet PCs maintaining its 20-year history of designing innovative tablet PCs that are meant for the enterprise, but created for individuals, Fujitsu has developed a full range of all new in touch solutions that empower people to achieve their full potential at work or at play on their selected device - while instinctively feeling secure and in control.

Fujitsu delivers a range of future-proof features allowing users to accomplish different tasks, meets the highest data and device security standards, and provides an ecosystem of services and solutions to ensure easy integration and compatibility with current Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Fujitsu helps customers understand the value of their business by integrating ICT systems with new technologies and by offering business innovation that contributes to a Human Centric Intelligent Society.

Sony Unveils the VAIO Tap 11 Tablet PC

Sometimes you need the performance of a PC, sometimes the convenience of a tablet. Now you can have them both with new VAIO Tap 11 from Sony, your everyday companion from the lecture hall to the living room.

Slipping effortlessly into a student bag, super-light VAIO Tap 11 is a power-packed Windows 8 tablet PC that's ready for anything. Thanks to the latest Intel processors and speedy SSD storage, you'll breeze through daily tasks with the fluid, intuitive responses of Windows 8.

Panasonic Intros the Toughbook C2 Windows 8 Convertible Tablet PC

Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, today announced the Toughbook C2 – a semi-rugged convertible tablet PC that is Panasonic's first Toughbook model optimized for the new Microsoft Windows 8 Pro operating system.

The new device includes a third-generation Intel Core processor, delivers approximately 11 hours of battery life and offers the industry-leading reliability that is synonymous with the Toughbook brand. For highly mobile workers in markets like healthcare, education and field sales – as well as the IT departments that support them – the Toughbook C2 will deliver the performance and reliability needed to drive improved productivity.

Gigabyte S1082 Windows 8 Tablet PC Unveiled

Gigabyte unveiled the S1082, a 10.1-inch tablet PC powered by Windows 8 (and optionally, Windows 8 Pro). Based on the x86 platform, the tablet is driven by Intel Celeron 847 dual-core processor clocked at 1.10 GHz, with up to 8 GB of DDR3 memory, and Intel HD 2000 graphics. Its 10.1-inch multi touchscreen packs 1366 x 768 pixels native resolution. Storage options include 320/500 GB HDD; or 64/128/256 GB SSD. Connectivity includes WiFi b/g/n, gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, and 3.5G WWAN; with HDMI and D-Sub display outputs; two USB 2.0 ports, 5-in-1 card reader, and 1.3 megapixel web-cam. Measuring 270(W) x 173(D) x 14.94(H) mm, it weighs 790~850 g (SSD/HDD). Its dedicated docking station includes additional battery and DVD SuperMulti drive. Expect this one to go for anywhere between $599 to $799.

Source: PC Launches

Acer Unveils the Iconia W510 Tablet PC with Windows 8

Acer America, the world's number two notebook provider, today announced that the Acer Iconia W510 tablet PC featuring Windows 8 will be available for the U.S. and Canadian markets. The new tablet PC features a sleek convertible design that can be used in three different modes to make computing more natural and intuitive.

Conventional tablet PC mode provides first-rate multi-touch navigation as customers enjoy the intuitive and comfortable design, as well as the responsive 10.1-inch HD LED-backlit Gorilla Glass 2 full high-definition screen that is beautiful, strong and scratch-resistant. The Gorilla Glass 2 display enhances the crisp and vibrant images, and is durable and flexible enough to handle the routine impacts of daily use.

Acer America Debuts Iconia W700 Tablet PC

Acer America, the number two notebook provider, today announced that the Acer Iconia W700 tablet PC, a high-performance mobile PC in a tablet PC form factor, will be available for the U.S. market. Acer's first Windows 8-based tablet PC for the U.S., the Iconia W700 features a versatile, portable design that delivers a first-rate touch and typing experience for productivity-focused PC users.

The Acer Iconia W700 tablet PC with Windows 8 delivers excellent performance using responsive and fast Intel Core i3 and Core i5 (Ivy Bridge) processors, enabling the system to take on spreadsheets, presentations, and more with ease. The powerful processors allow customers to use the Iconia W700 as their main PC for all of their everyday computing tasks, such as content creation, running multiple apps, and sharing multimedia.

Panasonic Upgrades Fully-Rugged Toughbook 19 Convertible Tablet PC

Panasonic, an industry leader in rugged, reliable mobile computers since 1996, today announced upgrades to the Panasonic Toughbook 19, its best-selling rugged convertible tablet PC. The updated Toughbook 19 now comes with an Intel Core i5-3320M vPro processor (up to 3.3 GHz) with Intel Turbo Boost Technology. Other enhancements include expanded storage, a more responsive touchpad and an innovative ambient light sensor, allowing automatic backlight shut-off to improve battery life.

With these and other upgrades, the reliable Toughbook 19 continues to be the ideal investment for a broad spectrum of demanding work environments, including the military’s front lines, in police and emergency services vehicles, and in the field for use by service workers and utility and maintenance technicians.

DisplaySearch: Apple Maintains Top Mobile PC Share Position for Q4'11 and Full Year

Apple shipped nearly 23.4 million mobile PCs in Q4'11, up 128% Y/Y, and over 62.8 million mobile PCs in 2011, up 132% Y/Y, according to preliminary results from the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report. Nearly 80% of Apple's mobile PC shipments were iPads, more than 18.7 million shipped in the quarter, up 156% Y/Y, and 48.4 million units for the year, up 183% Y/Y.

Overall mobile PC shipments grew 12% Q/Q and 44% Y/Y, reaching 88 million units in Q4'11. This was driven by continuing strong demand for tablets. Tablet PC shipment growth was 42% Q/Q and 210% Y/Y, reaching 31.7 million units in Q4'11. Notebook PC shipments were flat Q/Q but up nearly 11% Y/Y, reaching 56.3 million units. As expected, consumer mobile PC adoption was focused on tablets, holding up demand in notebooks.

Global Tablet PC Shipments Down 30%

Shipments of tablet PCs is bound to go down by 30% in Q1 2012, according to market research carried out by DigiTimes. The various vendors will ship 14.97 million tablet PCs in the first quarter of 2012, dropping 30.6% on quarter but rising 77.6% on year. This figure can be broken down to 11 million iPad 2 and iPad 3 units, and some 3.97 tablets comprising of various other models than iPads. Shipments of these non-iPad tablets will decrease by 50.8% on quarter and include 1.5 million Kindle Fires and 300,000 Nook Tablets, DigiTimes Research said.

Of all the tablets shipped in Q1 2012, 26.3% will run Android, and 13.3% will be running Texas Intruments' processors, the research said. Taiwan-based ODMs alone will comprise a huge 90.25% of all tablet shipments in Q1, of which Foxconn will account for 83%, followed by Quanta Computer with 9.6%, DigiTimes Research indicated.

Source: DigiTimes

GammaTech to Highlight Tough, Rugged Notebook and MCA Tablet PC at HIMSS

GammaTech Computer Corp., a major international manufacturer and supplier of innovative notebook and tablet computers, is scheduled to display its rugged computers at the HIMSS12 Annual Conference and Exhibition. The show, to be held at the Venetian Sands Expo Center, will take place in Las Vegas on February 20 - 24. GammaTech Computer Corporation will be exhibiting in Booth #13023.

GammaTech products are tough, rugged, portable and rigorously tested. They stand up to the most demanding situations, whether in the field, in an office, or positioned in an ambulance vehicle. The models to be shown are built to Military 810G Standard for drop, shock, spill, and dust protection. Models offer security features such as Fingerprint Recognition, Smart Card Reader and TPM 1.2 support - and can be configured to meet the user's unique requirements.

BungBungame Intros Business Tablet PC Driven by AMD Z01 APU

Taiwan-based tablet PC developer BungBungame unveiled Photon 100, a Windows 7 Home Premium-driven tablet PC with a highly-customized user-interface that makes it ideal for use by businesses, in the healthcare industry, restaurants, hotels and insurance, according to the company. The 10.1-inch tablet PC is driven by AMD Z01 accelerated processing unit (APU), with 4 GB of DDR3 memory, and 64 GB SSD. It weighs 820 grams. It is priced at NT $20,000 (US $662), and will be available in February 2012. BungBungame will demo the Photon 100 at the upcoming CES event.

Source: DigiTimes

Leak: The Intel Medfield Files

VR-Zone have been having a little chat with Intel 'sources', who have leaked some juicy tidbits for us to enjoy in the form performance and power news. The upcoming next generation Medfield platform is Intel's first true System on a Chip (SoC) and is designed to compete with various low power ARM offerings in the tablet space. To help achieve this, they've gone through an internal restructure, merging four business units into just one: Ultra-Mobility, Mobile Wireless, Mobile Communications and Netbook & Tablet PC. The business unit is now simply known as Mobile and Communications. It's being run by Mike Bell and Hermann Eul and the first product to emerge from it will be is the 32 nm Medfield SoC solution.

VR-Zone explained that the competition will be "Apple's A-Series, NVIDIA Tegra, Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Exynos, Texas Instruments OMAP and the likes. Out of all the chips mentioned above, only Samsung's Exynos is currently manufactured in 32nm process, just like Medfield."

Toshiba Readies WT301/D Wintel tablet for Early 2012

Toshiba's push into the tablet market will continue next month with the release in its home market (Japan) of the WT301/D, a 10.1-inch model which is powered by an Intel Atom processor (maybe the Z670?) and runs Microsoft's Windows 7 Professional 32-bit.

The incoming tablet has an LED-backlit touchscreen (1366 x 768 resolution), 2 GB of RAM, a 64 GB solid state drive, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, a 1.3-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 0.3MP webcam, stereo speakers, a micro HDMI output, and one USB 2.0 port.

The WT301/D has not been priced.

Source: TechCrunch

HP Introduces Multitouch Slate Tablet PC and Lightweight Notebook for Business

HP today announced the HP Slate 2 Tablet PC with expanded touch capabilities, enhanced multitasking performance and embedded security, providing added flexibility to mobile business users. The company also announced a new notebook PC targeting business, education and government customers.

The HP Slate 2 Tablet PC provides instant deployment for business and vertical markets such as education, healthcare, government and retail, where jobs frequently take users away from a traditional desk. With a full-featured Microsoft Windows environment, the 1.5 pound HP Slate 2 Tablet PC provides professionals with the flexibility to create, edit and review content on one highly mobile and lightweight device.

Sol Computer's $749 Netbook, $1000+ Tablet: Achieving Cheap and Overpriced

Ok, let's get what's sort of good-ish about this netbook out of the way: the Pixel Qi's screen allows it be viewed easily in bright sunlight, which seems great - if you don't mind washed out colours and poor contrast under normal room conditions. The bad? Everything else. This Netbook isn't even made by Sol Computers. It turns out to be just a rebadged, refurbished Samsung netbook with a Pixel Qi panel in it. And get this: Sol Computer doesn’t even hide the Samsung logo under the screen proving this is just a repackaged netbook, yet, it costs a hefty $749.00! Yes, Sol Computers' sole achievement is to have made something that is both cheap and overpriced. Amazing. Now, their Tablet PC is even worse: it's a rebranded "Alibaba special" i.e. generic Chinese tablet that doesn't even appear to support multitouch interface - yet it costs a staggering $1,099.00. It costs more than a high-end Macbook. I do wonder who their target market is for these products.

Sharkoon Introduces X-Tatic SR: Multi-Platform Headset

Sharkoon presents the newest model to their successful X-Tatic headset series: The Sharkoon X-Tatic SR offers, through Dolby Headphone Technology, realistic Surround Sound on the Xbox, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 gaming consoles, to include PC, Notebook and other audio sources.

The integrated Dolby Headphone Technology transforms "Dolby Digital 5.1" signals and, in conjunction with "Dolby Pro Logic II" Decoders, "Dolby Digital 2.0" signals into 5.1 speaker sound for stereo headphones. Thanks to authentic sounding localization while gaming, the player can approach their virtual opponents from all directions. High-quality 40mm speakers contribute to an intensive sound experience.

Chill Innovation Announces New Wireless Micro Keyboard

Danish company Chill Innovation A/S has just announced what they call “The ultimate Media Keyboard on the Market”. Behind these bold headlines lies a whole new media keyboard which not only support standard computers and HTPC (Home Theater PC) systems, but also Tablet PCs, PDAs and smartphones like iPad, iPhone, Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile and even Playstation-3, as well as all other devices with Bluetooth HID keyboard support.

Besides an impressive compatibility list, the new Chill KB-1BT Wireless Bluetooth Micro Keyboard does not exactly look like a traditional keyboard either. The compact size, which kind of makes you think of a regular TV remote, still holds both a fully functional 71 keys keyboard and an integrated touchpad for easy mouse navigation.

HP Brings Style, Performance and Portability to Notebook PCs

HP today expanded its notebook PC line with products and services that provide an optimal combination of sleek style, ultra-portability and high performance to deliver an outstanding mobile experience.The company also launched HP DataPass, a pre-paid 3G mobile broadband service available in the U.S. across HP's business notebook lineup and expanded HP Beats Audio technology to a business notebook and consumer Mini PC. HP furthered its FORGE business notebook design framework with the HP ProBook m-series and EliteBook p-series models and built upon its MUSE consumer notebook design philosophy with the HP Mini 210, Pavilion dv4 and ENVY 14.

Microsoft Expediting Windows 8 Tablet Launch to January 2012

Tablet PCs came and went, but "tablets" as a category began with the Apple iPad. Merely weeks after its launch, the rattled PC OEM industry announced plans for their tablets, some being ARM-based and driven by Google's touch-phone optimized Android OS, and some using x86 processors and Windows 7. Unfortunately, Windows 7 based tablets aren't cutting it in the market, and the problem is with the user-interface (UI) itself. While Windows 7 has a touchscreen/pen software framework, its UI is more PC-like. Menu items, buttons with applications, are not very optimized for a comfortable touch-only input device.

Hence, Microsoft seems to be expediting the release of Windows 8 for Tablets, and the software giant plans to do that as early as by CES 2012. Only the tablet version of Windows 8 will be released then, not the PC version.

ASUS Intros Eee Slate EP121 Tablet PC

ASUS' much talked about tablet, the Eee Slate EP121 was officially unveiled at CES. The 12-inch tablet features hardware specifications which aren't very "Eee", so to speak. To begin with, it's not based on the Atom Pine Trail platform, but instead uses a relatively powerful Core i5-470UM dual-core processor clocked at 1.33 GHz (1.86 GHz Turbo Boost), with 3 MB L3 cache, HyperThreding, and Intel HD 2000 graphics. The CPU is backed by 2 or 4 GB of dual-channel DDR3 memory. Storage is care of 32 or 64 GB SSD.

The Eee Slate EP121 runs Windows 7 Home Premium x64 with all its touch-input features enabled. The 12.1" multi-touch screen sports a screen resolution of 1280 x 800. Apart from directly touching the UI, users can also use the provided digitizer pen that can let you write in your handwriting, which the software tries to make sense of and converts to text. Connectivity includes USB 2.0 ports, WiFi b/g/n, and Bluetooth 3.0. Other features include 2-channel HD audio, mini-HDMI display output, 3-in-1 card reader, and built-in stereo speakers. Prices start at US $1000, and goes up depending on memory amount and SSD size opted for.

Source: Expreview

Government of India Unveils Sakshat $10 Tablet PC for Students

The Government of India today unveiled the much talked about 10 Dollar Tablet PC for students. Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal unveiled the tablet which is initially priced at 1,500 Indian Rupees (US $30), but is expected distributed for 500 Rupees ($10) once manufacturing is streamlined. The device is named Sakshat (meaning "personification" in Sanskrit), and boasts of performance-grade hardware for a device of its class. It has a 10.5-inch multi-touch colour screen, ARM processor, 2 GB of memory, cloud storage, WiFi b/g and 10/100 Ethernet for connectivity with school networks, a highly-customised OS based on the Linux kernel, supporting Adobe Flash for online videos and interactive educational content, and a digital camera.

School curriculum will be distributed to students in an interactive format, as well as drive "e-classrooms" for live-streaming classes from eminent teachers to students from across the country. The device supports OpenOffice.org and open document formats, as well as Adobe PDF, and various multimedia formats. Sakshat was developed by students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) from various IIT institutes across the country. As part of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology, Sakshat will be backed by a network connecting 18,000 educational institutions and 400 universities.

Sources: IBNLive, PCWorld India
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