Asus Launches New Ultraportable Laptop

Asus has released its latest ultraportable, the U1F, for discerning consumers in the Indian market. The laptop sports a shining lacquer-finished surface, has a breathtaking 0.5cm ultra-slim LCD panel, and comes with a leather-bound palm rest for increased comfort.

The U1F’s screen adopts a special LED backlit panel that is half the width of (and a third lighter than) conventional LCD panels. It operates with lower power consumption, and offers better luminance as well as faster response time.
The laptop features a high-resolution webcam module, which is one of the smallest lenses available. Wireless connectivity is ensured thanks to the U1F’s built-in WLAN 802.11 a/b/g and Bluetooth 2.0 enhanced data rate for high-speed Internet access and data transfer.
The extended battery life ensures better productivity. Asus Power4 Gear eXtreme power management extends battery life by up to 20-25%, offering reliable and continuous operation.
This cost of the laptop is Rs. 1,35,000.
11.1 WXGA (Color Shine) TFT
Intel Core 2 Duo U7500 (1.06G) CPU
100 GB HDD + TPM
1.5 GB DDR II, 667 MHz RAM
External DVD Super-Multi Drive
Windows Vista Business OS
Intel 945GM Chipset
128 MB integrated VRAM
0.35 M webcam + fingerprint reader
802.11a/b/g WLAN + inbuilt Bluetooth
6 Cell x 1+3 Cell x 1 Li-Ion battery packs
Bluetooth mouse + protection bag + ASUS gift box + ASUS ultraportable Wireless Access Point
1 kg weight (with 3-cell battery pack)
8-in-1 card reader
Be Sociable, Share!

HP Launches Two New iPAQ Mobiles

The HP iPAQ phone series has two new additions – the iPAQ 610, which is part of the iPAQ 600 Business Navigator series, and the iPAQ 910, which belongs to the iPAQ 900 Business Messenger series.

The iPAQ 610c is a GSM phone that supports three UMTS bands and also has EDGE connectivity with 7.2 MBits HSDPA supported as well. Other connectivity features that are available in the 610 are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.0 and USB v2.0. It runs on Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional and is equipped with a 520 MHz Marvel PXA270 processor and 128 MB SDRAM. It even has a GPS receiver for navigation.

The 610c comes with a 2.8 inch TFT, QVGA touchscreen with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. It also has a Smart Touch navigation wheel for navigating menus and files, and another scroll wheel on the side. There’s also a dedicated key for switching the view from portrait to landscape. Apart from the 256MB internal memory, microSD cards can be used to increase the same. A 3 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash wraps up the package.

The second phone launched by HP is the iPAQ 910c, whose features and functionality are similar to those of the iPAQ610c, except that the latter has a full QWERTY keypad and a 2.4 inch TFT touch screen. The memory, processor and OS and camera are identical with the 610c. Prices and availability have not yet been disclosed.

Be Sociable, Share!

Sony Unveils First U.S. Walkman Video Players

Sony today launched two new Walkman players that support both audio and video. The new NWZ-A810 and NWZ-S610 series of Walkman digital music players will support an open platform, providing more choices for downloading and managing music and video collections online.

“Our Walkman products offer great resolution, a bright screen, high-quality sound and a long battery life,” said Brennan Mullin, vice president for audio products in the Digital Imaging and Audio Division at Sony Electronics. “We are providing our customers the choice to use multiple music sources.”

The video players have a large Quarter Video Graphics Array (QVGA) LCD screen that displays video at 30 frames per second. QVGA is a display mode for small screens in which the resolution is 320 pixels vertically by 240 pixels horizontally.

According to Sony, the battery life allows up to eight hours of video playback for the NWZ-A810 series and nine-and-a-half hours for the NWZ-S610 series. The battery also provides up to 33 hours of music playback for both series.

The players support security-enhanced Windows Media Audio (WMA), as well as non-secure AAC and MP3 music formats, plus JPEG files for photos, in addition to the AVC (H.264/AVC) Baseline Profile and MPEG-4 video codecs.

For those who just want music sans video, Sony is also introducing the NWZ-B100 series. These audio players include USB direct connect, a three-line color LCD display and an FM tuner. They feature up to 12 hours of battery life. It’s also equipped with FM recording capability and a voice recorder function with a built-in microphone.

In addition to supporting easy transfer of non-DRM content via drag and drop, this dedicated audio model will also support most subscription services. The players store up to 485 songs on the 2GB and 235 songs on the 1GB, for songs an average of four minutes in length at 128kbps in the MP3 format.

Be Sociable, Share!

Toshiba Launches New Ultra-Portables

Toshiba has released three new ‘Centrino Duo’ laptops namely the U300/U305 and the P205-S6347. The first two are ultra-portables aimed at the mass market while the P205 is a high-end desktop replacement aimed at power users.

The cheapest model, the U300-ST3091 comes with 1.86GHz Intel Pentium dual core T2130 processor, an LCD panel capable of 1280×800 resolution, up to 1GB of RAM, Intel 950 graphics chipset, an 80GB hard drive, a DVD super multi drive, fingerprint reader, and Windows Vista. The mid-ranged U305-S5107 features a 1.73GHz Core 2 Duo T5300 processor, 2GB RAM of system memory, 160GB hard drive, 802.11a/g/n Wi-Fi capability and Bluetooth. The final laptop is the P205-S6347 which comes with 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo T5450 chip, a 17 inch LCD panel with a native 1440×900 resolution, HD DVD drive, 1GB of system Ram, Intel X3100 graphics and a 200GB hard drive.

Be Sociable, Share!

SE Releases 2 New Camera Phones

Sony Ericsson has launched 2 new camera phones – the K850 and Z320. Both phones are in no way alike and vary not just in design but features as well.

“Sony Ericsson is all about offering the right phone for you, whether that’s one that lets you snap quality pictures, listen to favorite songs on the move or just stay in touch,” says Sony Ericsson President, Miles Flint. “These two camera phones offer the choice between a viable digital camera alternative and a pocket-sized clamshell phone with camera for taking occasional snapshots.”

Sony Ericsson K850
The K850 has a 5-megapixel camera and is part of Sony Ericsson’s Cyber-Shot series. It’s loaded with an auto-focus lens and a xenon flash. It also has advanced digital camera features like – BestPic, Photo fix and PictBridge capabilities. The regular phone keyboard also has a dual purpose; switch to camera mode and illuminated icons indicate which keys act as short-cuts for the digital zoom and other functions.

Aside from the camera the K850 is also a well-equipped Tri-Band Quad-Band GPRS/EDGE phone with HSDPA that allows you to upload images and videos to your own website for picture and video blogging. It’s also equipped with Bluetooth. The K850 is also a multimedia phone. The new media browser puts all of your stored media, images, videos and Podcasts in one particular place so locating files is simplified. Its 2.2-inch crystal display has a rotate feature that displays images in correct aspects irrespective of the orientation it may have been taken in.

Sony Ericsson Z320
The second phone being released is the Z320 clamshell model. This phone has 1.3-megapixel camera with one-click camera access. It’s not as high-ended as the K850 and the camera settings are quite simple and to the point with settings for night-mode and white-balance. Essentially a lot less complicated.

The Z320 is equipped with infrared and USB for easy PC connectivity to store data. Its icons apparently have retro designs. It has a 1.8-inch display sporting 65k colors with a 128×160 pixel resolution. The Z320 is a GSM/GPRS/850/900/1800/1900 phone. It’s also equipped with a sound recorder and speakerphone. It’s 12MB internal memory allows you store upto 100 images.

The K850 comes in Velvet Blue or Luminous green and will be available in select markets from early in the second quarter of this year, while the Z320 is available in Crimson Red or Atlantic Blue (changeable and will be out somewhere in the third quarter. Prices have not yet been disclosed.

Be Sociable, Share!

Intel To Unveil World’s Slimmest Laptop

Lord have mercy, Intel has just created a laptop that’s as pretty as a supermodel, and thinner, too. Codenamed the Intel Mobile Metro Notebook, this prototype was designed by Intel along with Ziba Design, and it’s a mere .7 inches thick and weighs just 2.25 pounds. It’s no dumb blonde, either, packed with Intel’s speediest and most efficient components, which will probably be plenty fast by the time this machine is manufactured, maybe even as soon as the end of this year.

This one has it all. The slim, champagne-colored magnesium notebook—which is only a quarter of an inch thicker than a Motorola RAZR cellphone—will include a magnetically attached folder that will be available in different fashion colors. That folder will also be able to charge up the laptop wirelessly, and ladies (at whom this design is clearly aimed) can attach a strap to it and make it look just like a purse. Jeez, what else did they include in this beauty?

Intel’s latest prototype “Intel Mobile Metro Notebook” is as thin as a fashion model at its .7inch thickness and weight of 2.25 pounds. This new ultra-portable laptop is expected to be manufactured with the fastest Intel components and has been designed with the help of Ziba designs.

While this report of its battery life of being 14 hours can be taken a pinch of salt, its connectivity options of Wi-Fi, EV-DO and WiMax and its use of a flash memory HDD will go a long way in making sure this is one laptop that will not fade into the crowd.

It’ll have always-on connectivity, using all Intel chips, of course, to connect via Wi-Fi, EV-DO and WiMax. It’ll also have a flash memory hard drive, with an expected battery life of 14 hours. Check out the glow-in-the-dark, the screen on the outside of that folder, the beautiful gold accents, and the overall thinness of this thing. It’s just astonishing.

This laptop will be available by the end of the year.

Be Sociable, Share!
1 5 6 7 8 9 16