The China Xiaomi phones get a big success, and now its laptop will also be launched. Surprisingly, the Xiaomi notebook will be powered by the Intel Core i7 processor, 15.6-inch 1080p screen and nVidia GT660M graphics card, while it’s rumored its price is 3999 RMB ( about $651). And this laptop will be launched in August.
The detail specifications are as following:
CPU model: Intel Core i7
Graphics chip: nVidia GT660M
Memory capacity: 8GB
Screen Size: 15.6-inch 1920*1080 resolution
According to the GizChina, this laptop will be powered by the Linux operating system and the MINU skin designed specifically for laptop users.
Last month, an 8-inch Acer Windows 8 Tablet PC promotional photos were exposed by media. And recently the device appeared on the Amazon website, so we are able to get its configuration information and possible price.
It is reported that the model of this Acer tablet is W3-810, and it’s priced at $ 379.99. The device uses a dual-core 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor, 2GB RAM and 8.1-inch 1280×800 resolution display. Microsoft had previously adjusted the configuration requirements for Windows 8 Tablet PCs, also hinted there would launch 7-8 inch Windows devices, this exposed Acer tablet exactly matches with Microsoft’s plans.
The remaining parameters Amazon listed include: 32GB storage space, 2.0 megapixel front/rear cameras, microUSB 2.0 interface and micro-HDMI interface. The device weighs 499g, and it can provide up to 8 hours of battery life.
Although the price of this device is in the same range with Apple’s iPad mini, but it should be noted that the price marked by Amazon is sometimes not accurate with the official release price.
According to technology website VR-Zone reports, in addition to the Slate 7, HP will also launch a 10-inch Android Tablet PC with NVIDIA Tegra processor.
The information Antutu Benchmark recorded showed, this HP tablet dubbed the SlateBook 10 x2 PC will be adopted the 1.8GHz NVIDIA Tegra processor, running Android 4.2.2 system, and its benchmark is 27,259, which is nearly the same with the previous exposed Tegra 4 processor Toshiba AT10LE-A. The Toshiba AT10LE-A runs Android 4.2.1 system, the processor is also 1.8GHz, and it gets 28058.
As previously NVIDIA announced the Tegra processor listing time would be delayed for a quarter time, so it could not be confirmed when the Tablet PC with this processor will be officially released and shipped.
Ultrabook as a new generation of notebook form, since the introduction, has been regarding thinner and lighter as a selling point and the main direction. Recently, Taiwanese manufacturer Inhon launched a world’s thinnest ultrabook, whose appearance and configuration properties are quite good.
The specific model of this ultrabook is the Blade 13 Carbon, as its name suggests, the body thickness is as thin as a blade. It is reported that the ultrabook thickness is only 10.7mm, which is the thinnest in the world, and also it’s the first time to concentrate the thickness of the notebook to about 10mm, which is close to the thickness of the Tablet PC.
However, this does not mean to sacrifice the machine performance for ultra-thin. The Blade 13 Carbon uses a 13-inch 1920*1080 resolution display, and it’s powered by Intel Core i5/i7 processor, it has built-in 4GB RAM, and it’s with 128GB/256GB SSD storage space.
In addition, the Blade 13 Carbon weight is only 870g, which is very portable. As to the more concerned battery life, Inhon has not announced. Currently, this ultrabook is expected to be sold only in Taiwan in June this year, and the price 1350 U.S. dollars.
Dell officially released the XPS family members – XPS18 in mid-March this year, which is a hybrid of tablet and AIO.
Today, the company once again announced that consumers can already visit the Dell official online store to order this product in advance, and all orders are expected to be shipped in early May.
According to the content in Dell’s online store product page, XPS18 has a total of three different models, including the lowest configuration model which is equipped with 1.8GHz Intel Pentium 2117U low-power consumption processor, with 4GB memory and 320GB hard drive, it’s pre-installed 64-bit Windows 8 operating system, and it’s priced at $ 900.
If users feel the low-configuration model can not meet the performance requirements, you can choose the other two high-end models equipped with Intel Core i3-3227U and Intel Core i5-3337U low-power consumption processors.
The model with I3 processor is with a larger 500GB hard drive and priced at $ 1,000. While the model with i5 processor is with up to 8GB memory, and the asking price is $ 1350.
In today’s 2013 IDF (Intel Developer Forum, referred to as the IDF), Kirk Skaugen, Intel’s senior vice president and general manager of PC client business said in his keynote, the fourth-generation intelligent Intel Core processor is now shipping to OEM customers, and will be released in the end of the second quarter this year.
The new fourth-generation intelligent Intel Core processor uses 22nm process technology, the power consumption is reduced to 1/20 compared to the second-generation product, as well as new packaging technology. The built-in core graphics performance is twice of the previous generation.
Kirk Skaugen also revealed, in order to provide more Intel computing device product selections in all price points, Intel also plans to release the codenamed “Bay Trail” 22-nanometer system-on-chip, including mobile series M and PC Series D, The Series D is designed for entry-level distortion devices, laptops, desktops and integrated machines to be shipped later this year, and it will realize no fan design and all day battery life time.
Nokia cheapest WP8 device Lumia 520 today officially determined to land the U.S. fourth-largest carriers T-Mobile, this RM-917 model Lumia 520 variants official name is Lumia 521, and it has been certified by the FCC previously. It supports T-Mobile 4G HSPA+ network, and it’s with a 800 * 480 resolution 4-inch display. It supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, A-GPS and Bluetoth 3.0.
The Lumia 521 is with 1GHz dual-core processor, Adreno 305 GPU, 5 megapixel rear camera, 512MB RAM and MicroSD card expansion supporting up to 64GB The battery capacity is 1430mAh. Currently the specific release date and price of Lumia 521 is still not known.
According to reports, the desktop version Richland APU will be released in June, which is most likely on the Computex 2013. While its old rival Intel’s Haswell will be released at the same period.
The Richland APU desktop version is in full accord with previously leaked in the product release serial aspect, the A10-6800K will be as pioneer, it’s with quad-core, the thermal design power is 100W, the CPU frequency is 4.1-4.4GHz, it’s with Radeon HD 8670D 844MHz. Same as the mobile version, its CPU and GPU architecture is not changed.
The products released together with the A10-6800K are the A10-6700, A8-6,600 K, A8-6500, A6-6400 and A4-6300.
It’s also learned that as alternative products of the Richland APU, the third generation Kaveri APU will debut at the end of this year, and from this generation, AMD will equip it with 28nm, roller CPU architecture, GCN GPU architecture, unified memory addressing and other new architectures and characteristics.
According to media Geeky-gadgets reports, currently Amazon is planning to make adjustments for the existing product line, following the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD two products, there are rumors that Amazon will launch a Kindle series smartphone, which is expected to be officially released as early as in June of this year.
Previously, the DigiTimes has exposed Amazon envisaged to launch this phone in the second quarter of this year, but due to capacity problems, it’s postponed until June. This product is currently been developing and testing. However, we did not get any Kindle phone configuration information, but it’s sure that the Kindle phone will have more Amazon related services such as e-books, Mall and some other convenient services like its launched tablet products, it will be a good choice for Kindle photo to direct to the system functional differentiation and the customized services diversified.
On the CeBIT 2013, Microsoft demonstrated its Surface Pro equipment which led to onlookers, while the device on another stand has a considerable competitiveness, that is the Asus TAICHI 21, its appearance and function are similar to the Surface Pro, but the configuration is higher. It’s with built-in Intel Core i7 3517U or i5 3317U processor, QS77 chipset, 4GB DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, 11.6-inch 16:9 Full HD touch screen, Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics,128-256GB SATA III SSD, HD video camera and Wi-Fi. It also runs Windows 8 Pro operating system, and it’s priced from €1,300.