The Ultrabook has become a whole lot more affordable with the release of the Lenovo IdeaPad U310, priced at $699. To bring the U310 in on budget, Lenovo has had to equip it with a traditonal spinning hard disk, slower, fatter, and heavier, but the rest of the internals are respectable enough – Core i5 CPU and the standard 4GB RAM found in the majority of ultrabooks.
Lenovo has a enterprise lineup of notebooks and tablets. Lenovo Thinkpad X1 is a premium notebook. Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is a premium business tablet. It’s basically Lenovo IdeaPad K1 with added business features.
Ramos W10 is a 7 inch budget gaming tablet that runs on Android 2.2. It was showcased at Computex 2011 last month. The resolution of this touch screen is 800 x 480 and Mali-400 GPU which supports OpenGL ES 2.0. This GPU allows Ramos W10 to handle graphics well. The processor is ARM Cortex A9, RAM is 512MB. Ramos W10 has 8GB of storage as well as possible TF card expansion. Ramos W10 has Wifi, Bluetooth, HDMI, and G-sensor.
Many are already calling the Asus Eee PC 1215N the king of netbooks since it packs the dual-core Atom and Nvidia ION featuring the Optimus technology. Netbooks generally are not considered as the most powerful computers out there, but with the Asus Eee PC 1215N, Asus might be able to change that perception.
Viewsonic will be launching its own 7-inch tablet running the latest Android 2.2 Froyo OS coming this Autumn. The tablet is rumored to have voice functionality via GSM (radio) and 3/5MP camera on its back. So, who wants a phone bigger than Dell Streak?
Chile has launched another Android device – T7-3G. This tablet has 7-inch color LCD display, 720MHz ARM11 processor and runs Android 2.1 as its operating system. It is being advertised not only as an eReader but also as a MID since it boasts both Wireless LAN and 3G radio.
For storage, you get 512MB, extendible via 32GB SDHC. The Chile T7-3G allows you to view 1080p videos, thanks to hardware decoding support for RMVB, AVI, MKV, WMV formats. There is no information on its price/availability.
Here are its specifications:
Google Android 2.1
Built-in 3G network, support Wi-Fi wireless network
Full-featured web browser
Browse the web, send and receive emails, read RSS news, browse pictures
Play RMVB , AVI , MKV , WMV and other full-format high-definition videos, up to 1080P
Gravity sensing game
Can send mobile phone text messages
Built-in 3G network, can support WCDMA\TD-SCDMA\CDMA2000-EVDO *
Support gravity sensor, automatically rotate the display content according to the holding direction
[via cn.engadget] (Chinese)
An analyst from Rodman & Renshaw has thrown some light on the processor of the upcoming BB Tablet. The tablet is slated to to surface in Q1 2011 and will likely to be powered by 1GHz Marvell processor. The tablet will be outfitted with 2 cameras, one for
FaceTime video-calling and one for taking pictures.
Folks at AnandTech have published a review of the updated Alienware M11x, more popularly known as the Alienware M11x r2. Clearly, if you are in the market for a small ultraportable just for web-browsing and office editing, this is probably not something we would recommend. But, if you are ‘madly’ into gaming and want a decent portable gaming rig, this is what we would tell you to go for.
Sony is the maker of famous ultraportables or shall we say expensive ultraportables. But, with its Vaio M netbook, for the first time, we are looking at Sony showing peculiar affection towards the budget netbook market. The Vaio M is a brave attempt by Sony to eat a small piece of the already over-saturated 10-inch netbook form factor.
Want to see how a Broadcom Crystal Hardware Accelerator card looks like? An Eeeuser member dissected his Asus 1005PR to replace the HDD with a Samsung SSD and also took the decoder card out to take some pictures of it.