Saturday, October 31, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Taiwan electronics company HTC Corporation, unveiled Tuesday the unlocked version of their new phone HTC One A9. The design of the HTC One A9 Aero is similar to Apple’s iPhone 6S, it has slim metallic casing with the antenna stripes that wrapped the edges of the phone.
The primary camera at the back is 13-megapixel (4128 x 3096) that features advanced Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), which captures more image details for professioanal editing and creative control with RAW capture in Pro mode. It has autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash and HDR. The front camera shoots at 4MP. Both cameras have full HD 1080p video capabilities.
The smartphone's Built-in DAC converts 16-bit audio to 24-bit high-resolution sound that gives clear and crisps audio that you have never heard from a smartphone before. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Some users asked why HTC did not go with 4K video recording. It lies with the Snapdragon 617 chipset, since it does not support that video resolution.
Connection-wies it has 4G LTE antennas, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and microUSB v2.0.
As for the battery it is equipped with 2,150 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 (and 3.0), though you will have to purchase a proper 15W HTC charger to use that feature.
The new HTC One A9 will be available first week of November with a promotional price of $399.99 unlocked. The HTC One A9 will initially be compatible with the AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile networks.
Color variants are Opal Silver, Carbon Grey, Deep Garnet and Topaz Gold.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The new HP Spectre x360 is a clamshell laptop that can be folded 360 degrees and transform it into a thick tablet. It has a similar design with Lenovo Yoga. It has all-aluminium chassis and high-end 13-inch screen (2,560x1,440-pixel resolution) diagonal IPS touchscreen display. It is run by a new Intel 6th generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors.
HP boast that it can go up to 12.5 hours of battery life.
The HP Spectre x360 will start at $899.99. .
Operating system: Windows 10 Home 64
Processor and graphics:
6th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U Processor + Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 (For 4GB memory)
6th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U Processor + Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 (For 8GB memory)
6th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U Processor + Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 (For 8GB memeory)
13.3-inch diagonal Full HD WLED-backlit IPS Display (1920x1080) Touchscreen
13.3-inch diagonal QHD WLED-backlit IPS Display (2560x1440) Touchscreen
Onboard 4GB Memory
Onboard 8GB Memory
128GB Flash Solid State Drive
256GB Flash Solid State Drive
512GB Flash Solid State Drive
Battery: 3-cell 56WHr Lithium-ion Battery (Up to 12 hours and 30 minutes)
Expansion slots: 1 multi-format SD media card reader
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.