Posts tagged Desktops
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.
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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 >
Lenovo recently announced a giant pack of releases for CES 2011 including the: IdeaCentre A320 – the world’s new slimmest all-in-one computer at just 18.5mm deep, including HDMI In/Out, SRS Sound, and 2nd Gen Intel Core i. Amongst the many releases is also the IdeaCentre B520 is the world’s first frameless multitouch all-in-one computer with 3D Vision, SRS sound, JBL speakers, and 2nd Gen Intel Core i.
There’s also the IdeaCentre B320 which is a computer “that’s also a TV,” a one click button turns this CPU into HD TV with a multi-touch screen and 2nd Gen Intel Core i. Finally More >
Popular cloud entertainment provider mSpot, Inc., today went live with the iPhone version of its popular cloud music service that offers users fast, easy access to their music collections via smart phones, PCs/Macs and Internet TV. The service enables users to quickly upload their music to the mSpot Cloud and then immediately start listening from both desktop browsers and iPhones for free. A version of the service was launched for Android in June of this year and now has over 1 million downloads.
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A report from DigiTimes this morning contains a few interesting notes from a talkative HTC executive, Jack Tong, vice president of HTC Asia, purportedly discussed the iPad’s impact on the smartphone market recently, which he states is not as dramatic as the tablet’s impact on PC sales. The HTC executive went on to say that the company will continue to focus on Android-based smartphones in 2011, as well as Windows Phone 7 devices. WP7 has been selling well so far, Tong noted, although Q1 2011 performance of the company’s smartphones will be seemingly be a much better indication of the More >
Processor vendor AMD isn’t reall concerned powering the next iPad or a would-be competitor, according to DigiTimes. The company is still waiting to see if the tablet market even takes off. The firm will continue to work on desktop PC products and graphics cards, but as of right now is currently focused on graphically potent ultraportables. According to what was said in the publication, they aren’t intersted in following in competitor Intel’s smartphone footsteps either. A company spokesperson made the following statement after questioning of the whole ordeal:
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Lenovo introduces the new ThinkCentre A70z desktop PC, which is the first all-in-one PC in the ThinkCentre line. It is designed for business users, the compact ThinkCentre all-in-one takes up 70% less space than a traditional desktop and monitor.
The compact ThinkCentre A70z includes a 19 inch, 16:10 widescreen LCD monitor packed into a 2.4 inch black frame that complements just about any office environment. It can also be mounted flush against an office wall, supported with a radial stand or rested against a leg stand similar to how a picture frame works. The AIOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s single power cable More >
Cloud Telecomputers a software innovator in business communication applications and IP telephony today introduced Glass, An Android-based platform for desktop business smartphones.This is a sheer beauty for businessÃ‚Â Phones, the Glass is SIP compatible and will offer a highly attractive and intuitive user interface on an eight-inch color touchscreen. This phone will feature Outlook integration for tap-to-dial, Bluetooth for answering cell calls on your desk phone, voice dialing, HD speakerphone, and interfaces to popular CRM programs.
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Are you looking for a new gaming desktop rig? Gateway has released information on its gaming-centric FX series, with many new changes for the new year. Albeit not being as crazy as Alienware, the system has still made quite a few improvements. The desktop comes packed with a 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 processor, ATI Radeon HD5850 with 1GB discrete memory, 1.5TB HDD with additional expansion bays, up to 16GB RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a $1,299 starting price. It also comes with a 16x DVD drive and if you don’t mind spending a bit more money, a seperate 4xBD-ROM drive. The rest of the More >