Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The all new HP Spectre x2 is like a Surface Pro but cheaper. It also has a built-in kickstand like Microsoft's tablet. The kickstand is adjustable and stable. The keyboard also acts as a cover. The keyboard cover is made of aluminum and the kickstand is U-shaped unlike the flat kickstand panel on the Surface.
The HP Spectre x2 has a 12-inch display 1,920x1,080 resolution, weigh 1.85 pounds (the Surface Pro 4 is at 1.7 pounds). It has USB-C ports. The U-shaped kickstand allows for more battery to fit for longer battery life. The x2 can be use with a pressure-sensitive Wacom-made active pen, which is sold separately.
Under the hood, it is equipped with sixth-gen Core M (Core m3, m5 and m7) processors. You can choose between 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and a solid-state drive with 128GB, 256GB or 512GB of storage.
Price is at $799, and will be available at Best Buy stores starting November 8, 2015.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Microsoft is looking at an October event to launch for the newest Windows 10 hardware and two new premium Windows 10 Lumia devices. The leaked picture shows Cityman in Cyan and Talkman in Black. At the back of the phone you can see a small Microsoft logo below the camera.
Microsoft Cityman is expected to sport a 5.7-inch WQHD (1440 x 2560) display and will likely be successor to Lumia 1020 with a 20MP pureview camera. Microsoft Talkman will have a smaller display at 5.2-inch with same WQHD resolution. Both the handsets will feature USB Type-C port and support Qi Wireless Charging.
Friday, August 14, 2015
If you are on a budget and needed a cloud-enabled laptop that prefer Windows 10 than Google's Chrome OS then you may want to check out Acer Windows 10 Cloudbooks.
Acer a Taiwanese based tech company has unveiled the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and Aspire One Cloudbook 14 which are cloud capable laptops for user that don't need large storage and can work with mid-range hardware specs.
Bundled to this Cloudbooks you will also get a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365, access to Microsoft's OneDrive to store and sync your files online, and use of Acer's own cloud-enabled apps.
These Cloudbooks are aimed to rival Google Chromebooks.
The Aspire One Cloudbook comes in 11-inch and 14-inch variants both display are 1366 x 768. They are powered by Intel Celeron processor with 2GB of RAM. The 11-inch model is available with 16GB or 32GB of storage, while the 14-inch model are available in 32GB or 64GB. Both versions are 17.9mm thick. Acer includes a one-year subscription to Microsoft's Office 365 Personal and 100GB to 1TB of OneDrive storage depending on the model. The 11-inch weighs in at 2.5 pounds. Both come with Windows 10 Home edition.
Both are equipped with dual digital microphones with enhanced digital signal processing (DSP) that gives clear and crisp online phone calls and chats with Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant. They also feature the new wireless standard, 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Further, the laptops are also equipped with full-sized ports for HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and SD cards. The chiclet keyboard have large touchpad which are designed to ease the experience of typing and tapping your way around Windows 10. Both come with a 640x480-pixel webcam.
The 11-inch model which is expected to be released this month has a starting price of $169, and the 14-inch model which will be available in September will have a starting price of $199.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
LG is going old-school with their newest smartphone, they are bringing back the flip-phone (clamshell) with the LG Wine Smart. LG WIne Smart is expected to be released in South Korea, Italy, UK, France, Japan and Poland.
The LG Wine runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. It sports a 3.2-inch 480x320 display. It is powered by a quad-core 1.1 GHz Snapdragon 210 chipset with 1GB of RAM. The smartphone has 4GB internal memory which is expandable through microSD slot.
The primary camera is 3MP, it also has a front VGA camera. The 1,700mAh battery is enough for a normal moderate usage. The phone has LTE support, though LTE bands haven't been confirmed yet.
LG Wine Smartphone will be offered at below US$200.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Battle of the Full HD Phablet Which one you would choose? Lenovo K3 Note, Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML), or Meizu Note M1
|ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML|
|Lenovo Lemon K3 Note 5.5 inch IPS Screen|
|Meizu M1 Note M463U Version 5.5 inch|
Are you shopping for a Full HD Phablet? If you are choosing between enovo K3 Note, Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML), and Meizu Note M1 check out their advantages and specification. All three phablets features full HD (1,920x1,080p) screen having pixel density of 401 ppi (pixels per inch).
The Lenovo K3 Note advise their customers to purchase a screen-guard since it does not have one. Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) and Meizu M1 Note are both equipped with Corning's scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 3 shield.
Lenovo K3 Note and Meizu Note M1 are powered by 64-bit class 1.7GHz Mediatek [MT6752] Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) CPU with 2GB RAM. Both have 16GB internal storage space that are expandable using microSD card. While Asus Zenfone 2 -ZE551ML is powered by 64-bit class based 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor Z3560 with 2GB RAM. It is equipped with PowerVR G6430 graphics engine and 16GB internal memory that is expandable to 64GB using microSD card.
In terms of camera, the Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) is clearly the superior among the choices. It is equipped with 13mp camera main camera that is supported by proprietary PixelMaster technology, Backlight (HDR) mode, and f/2.0 aperture. The front secondary camera is 5mp with 88-degree field of view that comes with ZenUI Selfie Panorama mode, which can capture panoramic selfies with a 140-degree field of view.
The Meizu Note M1 is second with 13mp Samsung camera, 4X digital zoom, 300-degree panoramic lens, Blue glass IR filter, 5-element lens, f/2.2 aperture. The secondary front camera is 5mp OV5670 camera with 4-element lens, f/2.0, 69-degree wide-angle lens, Face AE light boost technology and FotoNation smart selfie enhancement.
The Lenovo K3 Note has a 13mp rear main camera with dual-tone LED flash, HDR, full HD video recording and a 5mp snapper on the front.
All three run on Android mobile operating system, Asus Zenfone 2 run on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Zen UI, Lenovo K3 Note also run on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Vibe 2.5 UI. The Meizu Note M1 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS with Flyme UI.
As for the price Lenovo K3 Note is the cheapest with $164.00 on Amazon, Meizu Note M1 is priced at $205.00, while the Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) is $310.00.
Lenovo Lemon K3 Note 5.5 inch IPS Screen $164.00
Meizu M1 Note M463U Version 5.5 inch 4G Flyme $205.00
ASUS ZenFone 2 ZE551ML SILVER (32GB, 4GB RAM) $310.00
|Models||Lenovo K3 Note||Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML)||Meizu M1 Note|
|OS||Android 5.0.2 Lollipop (with Vibe v2.5 UI)||Android 5.0 Lollipop OS with custom Zen UI||Android with Flyme OS UI|
|Processor||64-bit class 1.7GHz Mediatek [MT6752] Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) CPU||2GB RAM/16GB/1.8GHz Quad Core Intel Atom Z3560||64-bit class1.7GHz MediaTek Octa-core (ARM Cortex-A53) processor|
|GPU||Mali-T760MP2||PowerVR G6430 GPU||700MHz Mali T760 MP2|
|Storage Capacity||16GB, expandable up to 32GB||16GB/32GB/64GB/ 128GB (+ 64GB via microSD card)||16GB/32GB|
|Network||4G-LTE||4G-LTE (Cat 4: 150/50 mbps||4G-LTE|
|Add-ons||Dual-SIM (micro) slots, Bluetooth v4.0 (A2DP & LE), Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), A-GPS. GLONASS, microUSB v2.0, FM Radio, Dolby Atmos audio system with surround sound feature||Wi-Fi (802.11ac), Bluetooth, DSDA (Dual SIM Dual Active) SIM slots (type: micro)||Dual-SIM slots (4G+2G), Bluetooth v4.0 (BLE), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band: 2.4GHz/5GHz), A-GPS, GLONASS,|
|Dimensions||152.6 x 76.2 x 8.0 mm||152.5 x 77.2 x 3.9 ~ 10.9 mm||150.7 x 75.2 x 150.7 mm|
|Weight||150 g||170 g||145 g|
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
|Microsoft Surface Pro 4|
Microsoft will be releasing the Surface Pro 4 and Lumia 940 XL With Windows 10 in July. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 features 12-inch screen display with 2K pixel resolution, Intel Skylake processor, stylus, and USB Type-C port. Similar to its predecessor the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, the Surface Pro 4 can be transformed into an ultra-portable laptop.
|Microsoft Lumia 940 XL|
The specs for Lumia 940 XL was posted on a benchmark site with the model name RM-1100.
The phone will include a 17-megapixel main camera, which can also record 4K resolution videos, and a 4.8-megapixel front-facing camera which can record full-HD resolution videos. Sensors including accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, light, and proximity are also listed, apart from NFC connectivity.
Monday, June 22, 2015
The Sony Super Thin TV called "Sony Bravia X900C" was first seen last January 2015 at the CES convention. It is a really thin just 4.9mm thick and it is slimmer than its own Xperia flagship smartphone. The TV is huge at 65 inches.
These new models are powered by the new 4K Processor X1 which handles various 4K compression formats and up-scales lower resolution content to 4K resolution. This comprehensive image enhancement processor will take the viewers to a whole new level in terms of the three important elements "clarity, colour, and contrast."
The Japanese company has announced the price for their new TV models, here are the prices:
Sony Bravia X900C 55"inch - $2,499
Sony Bravia X900C 65"inch - $3,999
Sony Bravia X910C 75"inch - $5,499
The three TVs will be launched in July.