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September 30, 2013

SoftBank unveils 4G LTE-compatible smartphones for winter, spring 2014

Japense carrier Softbank has just announced three new Android smartphones that will make up its 4G LTE line for the rest of the year until early next year. The Fujitsu Arrows A 301F, the Sharp AQUOS Xx mini 303SH and the AQUOS Xx 302SH will be available in a series of launches starting December this year.

Acer Iconia W4 sighted in hands-on video, powered by Intel Bay Trail

After Intel formally announced its new line of more powerful but still energy efficient mobile processors, it is only natural to hear of tablets and hybrids sprouting up that touts Intel’s Bay Trail chips. One such device is the Acer Iconia W4 which seems to be somewhat an incremental upgrade from the company’s recent Iconia W3 tablet.

Sharp's Windows 8 Tablet Packs 10.1-inch 2560 x 1600 IGZO Display

At CEATAC Japan, Sharp today showed off their very first Windows 8 tablet. Dubbed the Mebius Pad, this tablet comes with Sharp's own IGZO based 10.1-inch panel with an impressive 2560 x 1600 screen resolution. 

Radeon R9 290X Launch Date Revealed

At a local press gathering in Turkey, AMD revealed the launch date of its next high-end product, the Radeon R9 290X. The press NDA over the card will end on October 15, 2013, at 12:01 AM EST (Berlin time). 

September 27, 2013

Professional Monitor Launched by NEC, MultiSync LCD-PA302W

As far as screen sizes go, 29.8 is a pretty unusual one, but when it comes to professional displays, it doesn't matter than much, since these things are bought in bulk, so if they sell, they always sell at least decently well.

The display of 29.8 inches you are looking at in the above photo is the MultiSync LCD-PA302W from NEC.

Yamaha YSP-1400 and YAS-152 sound bars rock built-in subwoofers and Bluetooth connectivity

Yamaha has announced two new sound bar audio systems designed to go along with flatscreen TVs called the YSP-1400 and YAS-152. Both of the sound bars have all-in-one designs featuring built-in subwoofers and integrated Bluetooth wireless technology. Yamaha uses that Bluetooth technology to add a couple of important features the sound bars.

Sony VPL-VW1100ES and VPL-VW600ES projectors support 4K content and upscaling

Sony unveiled new 4K home theater projectors at CEDIA this week that offer high resolutions and are aimed at custom installers. The projectors include the Sony VPL-VW1100ES and Sony VPL-VW600ES. The VW1100ES home theater projector supports 4K images and comes bundled with several other Sony products allowing users to take advantage of 4K viewing in home right now.

Pentax K-3 DSLR press shot and specs leak

Following a leak of its specifications earlier this week, the Pentax K-3 has surfaced in the first press shot seen of the DSLR, as well as some other rumored specs that photographers can expect. According to the leaked information, the Pentax K-3 will be an APS-C based device offering new in-camera functions, a new flash, and more.

LG Ultra HD LA9650 55″ and 65″ TVs introduced, launch in US this month

LG has introduced two new Ultra HD televisions for the U.S. market, the LA9650 55-inch and 65-inch TVs. The announcement is in conjunction with the 2013 Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association Expo, CEDIA, and follows shortly after the company unveiled its new pair of 29-inch UltraWide monitors. Both of these new Ultra HD televisions are set to hit shelves later this month.

Thermaltake Intros Armor A30i

Thermaltake's next big cubical enthusiast PC case, the Armor A30i, builds on the iconic Armor A30 the company launched way back in 2010. Measuring 291 x 456 x 266 mm, this case opens up from four sides - top, sides, and rear. The rear panel pulls out with the motherboard tray, which seats micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboard types. Made mostly of steel and ABS plastic, the case weighs in at 5.9 kg. 

Thermaltake Unveils the Massive TM Laptop Cooling Pad

Thermaltake, being an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units introduces from the same Massive series, Massive TM Laptop cooling pad, designed with Thermaltake the first ever adjustable temperature sensor, display control panel, aluminum design and dual 120 mm temperature regulated fans to suit user's preference in accordance with the laptop size or various heat generated points to create the best thermal performance. The excellent ergonomic design makes the most comfortable viewing angle and hand position.

XFX Radeon R9 280X Double Dissipation Pictured

Although Radeon R9 280X has a lot in common with Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, AMD's AIB partners are expected to come up with entirely new board designs. A case in point is the XFX Double Dissipation card, pictured below. While we don't know if XFX is recycling PCB designs over from the HD 7970 GHz Edition, the cooler certainly looks new, with its tall and chunky aluminium fin heatsink that's fed by copper heat-pipes, and a pair of 100 mm fans. Its box speaks of an "unlocked voltage" feature.

Based on the 28 nm "Tahiti XTL" silicon, Radeon R9 280X features 2,048 GCN stream processors, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 3 GB of memory. The GPU is expected to be clocked a notch above 1.00 GHz on XFX' card, and the memory around 6.40 GHz. Slated for October 3rd, the card is expected to be priced anywhere between $299 and $329.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition launches in the US on October 10

Announced at the beginning of the month – alongside the Note 3 – the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition will be released in the US on October 10. Customers will be able to find it at Samsung Experience Shops,, Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, PC Richard & Son, Tiger Direct, Fry’s, and other retailers. Pre-orders will start tomorrow, September 27.

September 26, 2013

OCZ Technology Announces New Fatal1ty 550 W and 750 W Power Supplies

OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power management solutions for computing devices and systems, today announced the availability of its new Fatal1ty Series power supply products, first unveiled at Computex 2013. This refreshed lineup for gamers features high efficiency, a fully modular cable design, and a robust feature-set to meet the demanding needs of multi-GPU systems and provide exceptional system stability.

Apacer Announces SATA SLC-Lite SSD Solutions

According to market research firm IDC, shipments of tablet PCs have overtaken PCs for the first time in 2013. Mobile devices are deeply favored by consumers, among which smartphones and tablet PCs priced under $350 each account for 68% of shipments of all internet devices. Hence, the next-generation IT products of 2014 featuring lightness, compactness, durability, and merited efficiency will be more popular with low prices. Therefore, how to achieve low-cost production while improving specifications becomes the common concern for departments of product design and purchase.

BitFenix Introduces the Phenom PC Chassis

Today, BitFenix is proud to officially announce Phenom, the newest creation from the BitFenix Design Lab. Featuring clean, uncluttered styling and tremendous build flexibility, Phenom represents the perfect marriage of advanced functionality with next-level SFF design for a case that's sure to be an instant classic.

MSI Officially Announce AMD FM2+ Military Class 4 Motherboard

MSI is pleased to announce the new A88X-G43 motherboard featuring the new AMD A88X chipset and FM2+ socket for all current FM2 Trinity and Richland APUs and AMD's upcoming 4th generation APUs for FM2+ codenamed Kaveri. AMD APUs are known for their excellent gaming and multi-media experience and support a wide range of display solutions. The MSI A88X-G43 has support for 3+1 screen Eyefinity and thanks to the HDMI 1.4 connector; it supports 4K resolutions (3840x2160) which provides much crisper images and life-like images on the biggest monitors currently available. 

Asus RT-AC68U 1900 Mbps router hits pre-order

Back in June, Asus unveiled what it claims to be the world’s fastest Wi-Fi router. The router is the RT-AC68U and it’s capable of combined dual-band data rates as fast as 1900 Mbps. That gives the router three times faster performance than the typical 802.11n router on the market today according to Asus.

AMD Radeon R9 and R7 series graphics support UltraHD gaming

It’s always an exciting day for computer gamers when AMD unveils new video cards. Today AMD has unveiled two new graphics card families for computer gamers called the AMD Radeon R9 and AMD Radeon R7 series. Both of these graphics card families are designed specifically to allow gaming on UltraHD displays.

Samsung exec: Galaxy Gear support coming to Galaxy S4 next month

Right now if you want to use Samsung's new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear, you'll need a Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy Tab 10.1 2014 Edition to go with it. That's because only those devices feature the built-in "Gear Manager" app that links with the watch. However, at the announcement event in Berlin earlier this month Samsung mentioned that other devices would be updated with Gear support in the future, and it seems we now have a rough timetable for that process.

DeepCool Unveils the Tesseract Mid-Tower PC Chassis

In addition to revealing the Pangu, DeepCool has this week introduced a second mid-tower PC case, a model called Tesseract. Set to arrive in black and white versions, the chassis measures 472 x 210 x 454 mm, it weighs 5.1 kg, and features a mesh front panel, top-placed audio and USB (one USB 3.0, one USB 2.0) ports, seven PCI slots, and support for ATX and micro-ATX motherboards, and for graphics cards up to 305 mm in length. 

Iiyama Announces ProLite XB2779QS 27-inch WQHD Monitor

Japanese display maker Iiyama announced ProLite XB2779QS, a stylish new 27-inch WQHD monitor. The monitor features a pseudo-bezel free design, with the piano-black glass screen extending to the edges, with an brushed aluminium bottom accent. Under the hood is an AH-IPS LCD panel, with a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, 178-degree viewing angles along both axes, 5 ms response time (GTG), and dynamic mega contrast ratio. 

Nokia tipped to unveil a total of six new devices on October 22

Nokia is holding an event dubbed Innovation Reinvented in Abu Dhabi on October 22 and according to sources close to the company's plans, the Finns are preparing to unveil a total of six devices.

September 25, 2013

Epson Powerlite Pro Cinema 6030UB and Home Cinema 5030UB/UBe support 2-D and 3-D content

Epson has unveiled several new projectors aimed at home theater users. The new projectors include the PowerLite Pro Cinema 6030UB, Pro Cinema 4030, and Home Cinema 5030UB/UBe. The Pro Cinema projectors are sold through custom installers while the Home Cinema will be sold through traditional channels. All the projectors offer 2400 lm of color and white brightness.

Dell Inspiron 7000 notebooks and Inspiron 23 AIO break cover

Dell has unveiled some new Inspiron notebooks including the 7000 series and the Inspiron 11 3000 series. The computer maker has also unveiled the new Inspiron 23 all-in-one computer. The Inspiron 7000 Series laptops promise impressive performance in very thin designs with diamond cut beveled edges.

If Samsung stands any chance to win the premium smartphone race in the current environment of a resurgent Sony and HTC, by a product that's truly "wow," rather than a "checkbox" development like the Galaxy S4 and LG G2, these fan renders outline consumer expectations.

MSI Releases the GT70 20K and GT60 20J Mobile Workstations

MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer hardware products and solutions, announces the availability of GT70 20K and GT60 20J, two new additions to their repertoire of mobile professional workstations powered by NVIDIA Quadro graphics.

HIS Announces Radeon HD 7730 iSilence 5

HIS announced the Radeon HD 7730 iSilence 5 graphics card. Identical in design to the Radeon HD 7750 iSilence 5 the company launched this May, the card uses a pin-compatible Radeon HD 7730, and 2 GB of DDR3 memory, across a 128-bit wide memory interface.

OWC Announces Memory Upgrades for the New iMac

Other World Computing, the world's leading destination for cutting-edge and easy-to-install Mac and PC upgrades and accessories, announced the immediate availability of the OWC Memory Upgrade Kits from 8GB to 32GB for 2013 iMac 27" models that became available today. OWC's kits offer memory configurations not offered by the factory as well as savings of more than $240 compared to same-size factory options. Like all OWC Memory Upgrade Kits, a 'how-to' install video and OWC Lifetime warranty are included.

Samsung Curved OLED Smartphone Headed for October Launch

Samsung is readying a new premium smartphone this October, that's disruptive to 5-inch class smartphones, and 6-inch class phablets. Codenamed "Youm", this smartphone could integrate a never before seen curved glass display, and exotic construction. Earlier, it was reported that this could be the 5.5-inch Galaxy Note 3 variant with curved display.

Amazon Refreshes Kindle Family

Amazon refreshed its Kindle family of tablets with the new high-end Kindle Fire HDX, a refreshed Kindle Fire HD, and the all-new Kindle Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito" running the two. Despite launching with over the top specifications, the two new tablets are attractively priced.

September 24, 2013

LG Launches Two New Ultra-Wide LED Monitors

LG Electronics USA today launched two new "UltraWide" 21:9 aspect ratio LED monitors designed to offer professional tools for effective multitasking and excellent gaming experience. Models EA73 and LN450W, which will be on sale in late September, also employ LG's advanced In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology and 2560 x 1080 resolution capability* to deliver exceptional picture quality. "Picture quality is always the number one priority when LG designs display products, but we also focus on versatility," said Tim Alessi, director of new product development at LG Electronics USA. "Our new UltraWide monitors exemplify that focus with features that make them ideal for home-office professionals, students, gamers and casual users alike."

Western Digital Announces New Line Of External Desktop Drives

WD, a Western Digital company, has redesigned its popular My Book and My Book for Mac lines of external desktop drives to provide as much as 4 TB storage capacity and enhanced data protection for those who create and collect large volumes of data, video, music and photos.

Samsung Launches ISOCELL: Innovative Image Sensor Technology for Premium Mobile Devices

Samsung Electronics announced its new advanced pixel technology for CMOS image sensors, ISOCELL. This new technology substantially increases light sensitivity and effectively controls the absorption of electrons, resulting in higher color fidelity even in poor lighting conditions. ISOCELL improves the image quality and enhances the user experience of premium smartphones and tablets that integrate sensors with this exciting new technology.

CuBox-i series mini PCs hit pre-order

Earlier this month we mentioned the CuBox-i series small form factor computers when they first surfaced. At the time we knew pretty much all the hardware details on the machines, but we didn’t know exactly how much they would cost or when they would be available. More details have surfaced this week and the computers can be pre-ordered right now.

Cooler Master Announces Availability of Cosmos SE

Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today proudly launches the newest addition the ultimate line of premium cases, COSMOS SE. Built and inspired by the spirit of the COSMOS and COSMOS II and their supercar design origins, COSMOS SE comes loaded as a more aggressive and more nimble sports car in a decidedly more compact form. Driven by this aesthetic, COSMOS SE features the trademark curved aluminum handles and sleek outer exterior that fans have come to love. Its divergent styling comes from a more forceful, road hugging, and compact sports car feel.

DeepCool Intros Pangu ATX Mid-Tower Case

DeepCool announced its Pangu ATX mid-tower case. It's characterised by a wider than normal body, letting you install tall graphics cards, and manage your cable spaghetti behind the motherboard tray better, since there's 2 cm of gap between the motherboard tray and the right panel. 

Microsoft Announces Surface 2 Family and Accessories

Microsoft announced its most important product for the year after Xbox One, not Windows 8.1, but the Surface 2 family of tablets. There are two major changes to the nomenclature here. Last year's ARM-based Surface RT is this year's Surface 2, while this year's x86-based Surface Pro 2 is a successor of both last year's Surface and Surface Pro, with several sub-variants.

Archos GamePad 2 to sport 2GB RAM, quad-core CPU

Archos is working on a second-generation GamePad tablet as a follow-up to the 7 inch gaming tablet that launched earlier this year. The Archos GamePad 2 passed through the FCC recently, and now a product page at the HKTDC website lets us know what kind of hardware to expect.

September 23, 2013

Oppo N1 is official with 5.9-inch fullHD display and Color OS

Oppo has just announced its latest smartphone in a special event in Beijing, China. It's called the Oppo N1 and runs the latest version of the company's home-brewed Color OS.

Tesco unveils the £119 Hudl tablet

Tesco today launches Hudl, a new 7 inch HD tablet that aims to open up a world of entertainment and connectivity to all. It has been designed by Tesco for its 20 million customers and more, focusing on accessibility and convenience.

ASRock Fatal1ty Killer Series Motherboards Unveiled

If you consider online gaming as a fundamental belief, pwning opponents online as a religion that fulfils your life, and the pursuit of a fast and stable internet connection as one of your core values, then ASRock has the answers to probably not all but at least most of your life's questions: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer Series motherboards! With the integrated Killer LAN chip, serious players may game carelessly with no lag, just frag!

Radeon R9 290X Pictured, Tested, Beats Titan

Here are the first pictures of AMD's next-generation flagship graphics card, the Radeon R9 290X. If the naming caught you off-guard, our older article on AMD's new nomenclature could help. Pictured below is the AMD reference-design board of the R9 290X. It's big, and doesn't have too much going on with its design. At least it doesn't look Fisher Price like its predecessor. This reference design card is all that you'll be able to buy initially, and non-reference design cards could launch much later.

HighPoint RocketU 1144C Now Shipping

HighPoint, an industry leading Storage HBA and solutions manufacturer, is now shipping the world's fastest USB 3.0 controller - the RocketU 1144C. Powered by HighPoint's award winning per-port performance architecture, blazing fast PCI-E 2.0x4 host interface and UAS technology, the RocketU 1144C is the world's fastest USB 3.0 storage controller! The RocketU 1144C is an all-in-one, high-performance USB 3.0 connectivity solution for any PCIe capable desktop and workstation PC. In addition to high-performance storage devices, the 3rd generation RocketU 1144C supports all industry standard USB 2.0 and 3.0 peripherals, such as device hubs, card readers and interface devices.

LG Vu 3 unveiled, touts 4:3 aspect ratio again

LG has finally taken the covers off the rumored third, yes third, generation of its unmistakably unique line of large 4:3 aspect ratio smartphones. The LG Vu 3 grabs the power and features of the LG G2 and shoves it into an odd 5.2-inch form factor.

September 20, 2013

Cooler Master Also Announces the VS Series Power Supplies

Cooler Master, a leading creator, innovator and manufacturer of desktop components and more, today released the highly efficient and powerful VS Series Power Supplies (PSU).

Cooler Master Unveils the NotePal ErgoStand Easy Cooling Stand

Cooler Master, a designer, manufacturer, and innovator of leading PC components and mobile accessories, today introduced an affordable new ergonomic stand, the ErgoStand Easy - available in silent fan and passively cooled fanless models.

Corsair Announces Obsidian 750D Enthusiast PC Case by btarunr Friday, September 20th 2013 Discuss (9 Comments)

Corsair announced its much-anticipated Obsidian 750D ATX full-tower case (model: CC-9011035-WW). Positioned between the Obsidian 800D the company debuted its case lineup with, and the Obsidian 650D, the case is designed to provide oodles of room for storage devices, long expansion cards, and enthusiast cooling solutions. To begin with, it measures 235 x 560 x 546 mm (WxHxD), dry-weighing about 9.5 kg. The primary material is steel, with brushed aluminium for the front-panel, and ABS for drive cages and other novelties.