Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky began showing off the Windows 8 operating system (which is fully optimized for tablets) during the D9 conference in California. According to the folks over at AllThingsD, which got an early peak at the operating system, Microsoft’s ultimate goal was to create an OS that cold run on a home computer as well as run on a portable tablet.
The new start screen that can be seen in the picture above shows a tile-based interface that is very similar to Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system; one that makes use of the company’s Metro UI. Windows 8 includes Internet More >
Consumer Reports’ recent issue has Apple notebooks ranked at or near the top of every notebook category including small, 13”, 15”, and 17”. We can’t say it is much of a surprise but congrats to Apple for being the rule of the laptop world. It is honestly amazing that one company can dominate (in terms of quality) across the board in this many categories amongst a sea of competitors. There are seveeral well made, well designed, and powerful notebooks out there, but Apple has managed to capitalize on its brand recognition an turn out quality products.
Currently, Windows computers and laptops More >
The MacBook Air was and still is a huge hit for Apple – with an estimated 1.1 million 11-inch and 13-inch models sold during the fourth quarter of last year. The MacBook Air launch has been the most successful Mac launch for Apple to date. It is quite an achievement considering just how successful the entire MacBook line has been for Apple over the years.
When talking about sales, Apple rarely breaks the information down with figures by model type. The company prefers to keep their competitors in the dark. During the fourth quarter of last year, Apple made $3.7 billion on notebooks alone More >
Recently MacRumors reported that they have received the leaked specs for the upcoming MacBook Pro models which are said to be released this Thursday (February 24th). With so much anticipation for the latest MacBook Pros, it’s not surprising that more details are emerging. most of the leaked specs were expected. Updating to the Sandy Bridge family of processors is the most obvious update but the new MacBook Pro’s may still include a surprise or two. Apple seems to be discontinuing the white polycarbonate entry-level MacBook in favor of the 11-inch MacBook Air instead. Both MacBooks seem to More >
Reports are spreading about the first retailers and Apple retail locations receiving their shipments of the next generation MacBook Pros. New rumors have also begun to pour in regarding the soon-to-be-refreshed product.
Of the rumors, the first one is about the new MacBook Pros featuring a MacBook Air-like SSD that will be large enough to hold the OS X core files. Such a feature would dramatically increase system speeds and would allow for boot times similar to that of the 2010 MacBook Air. It is likely that the notebooks will include a regular spinning hard drive in order to allow users to More >
CES 2011 has brought us tons of innovations this year but perhaps one of the biggest isn’t something that would help you out in your business ventures. Meet the Razer Switchblade, a palm-sized, touch-screen gaming PC with a transforming keyboard that is quickly becoming one of my personal favorites from CES. The Switchblade is powered by an Intel Atom chip and is about the size of a hardback book when folded up, but flip it open to unveil a 7-inch touchscreen display and a smallish style keyboard. The innovation here is the keyboard, which can change on the fly to anything from an English More >
Motorola was expected to make a decent but short showing at CES 2011, but what we didn’t expect was how Motorola would make up for the lack of devices to show off with the depth of each device. We were anticipating tablets and 4G phones with dual-core processors, we definitely got what we were looking and then some. The innovation from Motorola that was seen at CES was more than enough to make the company stand out.
The week started off with the official launch of Motorola Mobility as its own publicly traded company. This kicked off the new start for Motorola as a new beginning with an More >
AMD is looking to be as compact as possible with the launch of its Fusion APU series, a hybrid range of CPU/GPU chips which incorporate both into a single die. Designed for ultra-portables, notebooks and netbooks, the “Zacate”(E-series) and “Ontario”(C-series) APUs will both use the Bobcat CPU core, and AMD says they’re capable of DirectX 11 graphics, UVD3 video acceleration, 1080p HD playback, 2D to 3D and up to 10hrs of battery life depending on the system. Initially there are four chips set to debut with single and dual core version of each series of chips. The E-series is intended for More >
How does 1.3 teraFLOPS of crunching power and the ability to control up to six displays all at once sound? Not bad, right? Well how about putting that power into a notebook? That’s what AMD is doing with their latest graphics option, the AMD Radeon HD 6000M series. The 6000M range includes thin, lightweight, mainstream, performance and gaming options, and each model supports AMD HD3D. Kicking off the ultra-portable line is the HD 6300M, while jumping into the mainstream is the HD 6400M. The HD 6500M/6600M/6700M are slotted into the performance series, then there’s the HD 6800M/6900M for the More >
Opting out of waiting until CES 2011, Lenovo has unveiled a new Android 2.2-based slate. The slate will come in weight just under 2lbs while sporting a 10.1-inch display with the device being available in multiple colors and will have the option to dock it, making it more like a notebook with added power. Announced colors for the LePad include scarlet, white and brown and black textured leather. The LePad will have the option of docking into a clamshell case complete with a full keyboard and added power which provides a more laptop-like experience.
After docking with the IdeaPad U1 Hybrid, More >