Lenovo shortly before the official launch on its website published details of upcoming 10 inch tablet from the ThinkPad line. Tablet will join the acclaimed ThinkPad 8. ThinkPad 10 will have a 1.6-GHz Atom processor, will be equipped with a maximum of 4 GB of RAM, and the screen will have a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels.
Miix 2 tablet has a 10.1 inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels, touch-screen and supports up to ten simultaneous touch points. It is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom Z3740 processor with a clock speed of 1.33 GHz, 2 GB LPDD3 (1066 Hhz) of RAM and 128 MB of internal memory.
CES 2014: Las Vegas, Nevada - There are a lot of companies that call some of their lineup “gaming laptops”. Asus, Sony, Toshiba, MSI, they all have at least one laptop in their stable that they tell me I can use to game. While I’ll be the first to admit this is technically true, invariably their definition of “gaming” and mine have been different. Small screens, low resolution, terrible sound, poor performance (unless I turn down the graphics quality, which is a problem in its own), there are always tradeoffs that honestly have made me consider “gaming laptop” to be a contradiction.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2 just got competition in the form of a new 11.6 inch TravelMate hybrids X313-M backed by Acer.
Lenovo has released a report for the third quarter of 2013 which states that the company has profited thanks to the increasing demand for smart phones and tablets. Their sales in this segment have almost doubled.
Acer unveiled the Acer C270 Chromebook, successor of last year's model C7 with the new Intel Haswell architecture. Latest C270 is a laptop from series of lightweight and thin devices based on Google's operating system, Chrome OS.
There has been an interesting shift in the market over the last few months as we watch another former AMD engineer/executive return to the fold. AMD has announced that Raja Koduri will be bringing his graphic expertise back to AMD. Koduri was preceded by Mark Papermaster and Jim Keller who both left Apple for AMD last year. These returns are interesting in that Apple was once seen as the company to work for and, according to many analysts, had an almost unlimited earning and growth potential. However, after the death of Steve Jobs Apple has slumped and the once loud predictions of Apple reaching $1,000 per share are long gone as the stock continues to drop.
Manufacturers of hardware components are not expecting a significant recovery of the PC market over the next year. Asus and Gigabyte, both leading manufacturer of motherboards, have said that in 2013 they expect an equal or slightly lower number of deliveries of motherboards than was the case this year.