December 24, 2013
December 16, 2013
LG took the wraps off a new Android smartphone with a large display. The LG GX got announced in South Korea with a 5.5” 1080p IPS display and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset.
BIOSTAR has released their newest micro-ATX motherboard based on the Intel H81 chipset, the "Hi-Fi H81MDC".
December 11, 2013
Sony's newest USB flash drive is a "2-in-1" device, with dual micro USB and USB 2.0 connectors for fast and easy back-up, sharing and storing of personal content. The new drive fits most Android smartphones and tablets so mobile consumers can transfer and view photos and videos without using cables or Wi-Fi access.
As widely anticipated, ASUS has today announced the latest addition to its Padfone line of convertible Android devices, the Padfone Mini. Like other Padfone products, the Padfone Mini comes in two parts — a 4.3-inch phone and a 7-inch tablet dock — meaning you can slot the former into the latter. This lets you use a single data plan for both tablet and phone mode, and charge the phone while it's docked in the tablet.
Google launched an official Folio case for the Nexus 7. The cover is now available to order alongside the freshly released, white color version of the slate at the Google Play Store in the United States for $49.99.
The S20 Slider 2, the ideal mobile work station and leisure companion, just hit the market. Its elegant streamlined exterior, all-in-one design, Intel's 4th generation Haswell Core i5 processor, and all-weather, long-life battery meet are designed to meet your work and leisure needs and make the S20 Slider 2 stand out from the crowd of other ultrabooks.
Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today the shipping of its M.O.J.O. Micro-Console for Android. Ideal for gaming, productivity and multi-media use, M.O.J.O. features the advanced NVIDIA Tegra 4 T40S 1.80 GHz Processor and 2GB RAM, and comes complete with the C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad, a revolutionary controller featuring Bluetooth 4.0 technology for exceptional battery life and lag free gaming.
LG and Sony have announced two new Google Play Edition Android devices: the LG G Pad 8.3 GPE and the Sony Xperia Z Ultra GPE.
December 10, 2013
BenQ's Gaming Monitor lineup will soon be expanded to include two new models, the 24-inch XL2411Z and XL2420Z. Both displays pack loads of goodies like BenQ's Motion Blur Reduction technology, Flicker-free technology, refresh rates of up to 144 Hz, a 1 ms response time, the Black eQualizer color engine, and adjustable low blue light levels.
Chinese phone maker Vivo is preparing for a launch of the world's first 2K WQHD smartphone. Dubbed the Vivo Xplay 3S, the handset features some impressive specifications, but unfortunately it will also come with a hefty price tag of CNY4,498, which is about $740.
Giada is known for its small bare-bones desktop computers, the latest of which we saw released back in March. The company is back with a new offering, the Giada F300, bringing with it Intel Haswell and all the perks that come with the processors. This is a big step up from the commonly used Atom processors, and aids in what is said to be a near silent machine.
SilverStone is this week rolling out a new, super slim profile CPU cooler, the NT07-115X model part of the Nitrogon Series. The incoming cooler measures 90 (W) x 23 (H) x 90 (D) mm and features a copper base, extruded aluminum fins, and a 80 mm fan operating at 1200 to 3400 RPM (maximum sound output is 26 dBA).
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active version with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset joined the “regular” SHV-E330S Galaxy S4 in SK-Telecom’s smartphone lineup in Korea. As expected, the smartphone comes with support for LTE-A networks (up to 150 Mbps).
New 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 mobile processor announced (for 2014′s affordable LTE smartphones)
Qualcomm has officially introduced its first mobile chipset that supports 64-bit processing – which, surprisingly, isn’t from the Snapdragon 800 series. It’s the Snapdragon 410 and, of course, it comes as an upgraded Snapdragon 400 (currently used in devices like Motorola Moto G, Nokia Lumia 625, HTC One Mini or Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini).
December 9, 2013
The HP Chromebook 11 that was officially announced in October but suddenly pulled from shelves in November has begun slipping back into our field of vision. A replacement charger for its overheating-prone battery charger has appeared in the Google Play store. This could signal an imminent return of the machine as a whole.
The newest motherboard based on the Intel B85 chipset by BIOSTAR is ready for business. The "B85MG" supports the Intel's 4th generation Core i7 and Core i5 processors in the 1150 package using the Intel B85 single chip architecture.
AeroCool announced availability of the red and all-white variants of the DeadSilent (DS) cube-shaped micro-ATX gaming case it launched this October.
Akasa rolled out the Tesla H, an all-aluminium fanless case for Intel's second-generation NUC, based on its Core "Haswell" processor. At 240 x 150 x 48 mm, it's somewhere in between traditional NUCs and slimline mini-ITX cases; but uses that volume productively, in adding not one, but two 2.5-inch drive bays.
Samsung this evening announced it will launch the industry’s first 1-terabyte (1TB) mSATA SSD this month. That doubles the capacity (512GB) of some of the largest-capacity mSATA SSDs generally available today. As such, the 1TB 840 EVO mSATA SSD is poised to bring unprecedented large-capacity hard storage to some of the market’s thinnest portables.
December 6, 2013
There are plenty of tablets on the market today to cover just about every price range. One of the more popular classes for tablets with lower prices is the 7-inch segment. A new tablet aimed specifically at kids and families has debuted called the Vinci MV 7 that fits into that popular 7-inch category.
ASUS is preparing to officially launch the Padfone mini at a dedicated event in Taiwan on December 11. While the PadFone Infinity boasts a 10.1" tablet and a 5.0" smartphone, the Padfone mini is rumored to consist of a more compact 4.3" smartphone that slides into a 7" slate.
In the early days of the Galaxy Tab line, Samsung released a couple of Android tablets with AMOLED screens — the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and 8.9 — but since then the company's tablet lineup has been a strictly LCD-only affair. That may be about to change in 2014, however, as reports from the Korean press suggest that Samsung Display is working on 8 and 10-inch AMOLED screens for high-end tablets, due for release in the new year.
December 5, 2013
Westone is a company that specializes in producing high performance audio and in ear earphones. The company has announced a new line of Elite series high performance in-ear monitors that are aimed at professional musicians and audiophiles. The E-Series earphones include several models.
Sharkoon expands its range of PC cases and introduces the REX Water Cooling Edition Midi Tower for micro-ATX mainboards. A novel construction allows the installation of a 120 mm or 240 mm water cooling radiator in the top of the case. Thus, the midi tower is well prepared for space-saving installation of high-performance water cooling systems. Externally, the 6 kg case differs only slightly from the well-known REX series, the internal structure, however, was completely revised. Only micro-ATX mainboards can be installed, thus, the Rex Water Cooling Edition wins additional mounting space for large radiators.
Antec, a global leader in high-performance computer enclosures, power supplies, and mobile accessories announces today the Nineteen Hundred; a case engineered for performance and built to enclose the ultimate PC. The Nineteen Hundred is an unbeatable enclosure that delivers a combination of cooling, performance, and convenience and stands head and shoulders above the competition. Its aesthetics will appeal to gamers and enthusiasts who prefer a stylish, functional appearance. The exceptional gaming chassis will soon reach store shelves and online retail outlets in Europe with a MSRP of 284,- Euros.
Having gone unannounced until now, the Samsung Galaxy Win Pro has popped up on the Korean manufacturer's China web portal today.
The Win Pro retains the midrange pedigree of its predecessor, the Galaxy Win, but to a lesser degree thanks to its 4.5-inch qHD display. This is a marked step up from the 4.7" WVGA display of the Galaxy Win.
Otherwise, the specifications are for the most part identical between the two devices: a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 5MP camera, and optional dual-SIM support. The battery has been bumped up by 100mAh to 2,100 mAh, and while there's no word on internal storage or RAM size, we assume they'll be in the same 8GB/1GB neighborhood as the Win.
Also, contrary to what the name may lead you to believe, the Galaxy Win Pro will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Taiwan-based Team Group Inc. has this week announced the Xtreem White line of high-end DDR3 memory. This new speedy RAM comes in 8 GB and 16 GB flavors (dual channel only), makes use of tall aluminum heatspreaders, features Intel XMP 1.3 support, and is backed by a lifetime warranty.
Acer's Aspire lineup will soon be updated through the release of the Aspire Z3-600, a 21.5-inch all-in-one PC running Microsoft's Windows 8.
Dell is on a roll. After announcing its 28-inch UltraSharp P2815Q and 24-inch UltraSharp UP2414Q, both of which feature Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels) display resolutions in the 16:9 aspect-ratio, the company is turning its attention to the newfound 21:9 ultra-wide aspect-ratio.
AeroCool rolled out black colored variants of its CoolTouch-R and CoolTouch-E fan-controllers (pictured in that order). The two feature thick ABS bodies with a matte black finish.
December 4, 2013
Tesoro, which takes PC gaming seriously enough to name its gaming peripherals after mythological weapons, launched its latest. The Gandiva H1L gaming mouse is named after the bow of warrior Prince Arjuna from the Hindu epic of The Mahabharata.
Mionix, the Swedish manufacturer of professional high-end gaming accessories today unveiled the new NAOS 7000 high performance optical gaming mouse.
Christmas is right around the corner, and ASRock is ready to celebrate the upcoming merry holidays with new designed Killer Series motherboards! Standing next in line to the former ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer is yet another serious gaming motherboard, which is equipped with Killer E2200 Series LAN, Gaming Armor, Key Master and XSplit, but this time it adopts an Intel B85 chipset - ASRock Fatal1ty B85 Killer!
The long awaited products for gamers who prefer small-sized gaming machines are finally here! Today, world-renowned hardware manufacturer MSI officially announced the Z87I GAMING AC motherboard and GTX 760 GAMING ITX graphics card offering many gaming features in the small mini-ITX form factor.
"Gaming Series" proved to be a successful way for MSI to package its graphics cards and motherboards. The signature deep-red and black color scheme, coupled with the "dragon" logo deck up MSI products in a premium way that only ROG managed for ASUS; and the company is looking to milk it further.