Archive for May 30, 2011

LG P220 notebook has super thin LCD bezel and boxy Mac style

LG P220 notebook has super thin LCD bezel and boxy Mac style

Generally, with any tech show we see a lot of new products that are talked up to the point where we are tired of hearing about them from some manufacturers at the show. Then we get other products that have interesting features that are never mentioned and you only find if you happen to wander around the company's booth and see the gear sitting there on display. That seems to be the case with LG and this P220 notebook that has turned up at Computex 2011.

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ASUS PadFone hands-on roundup [Video]

ASUS PadFone hands-on roundup [Video]

ASUS' PadFone is currently splitting opinion at Computex 2011, and not just because the company has bizarrely chosen to brand the décolletage of its demo model. As well as a couple of ASUS-made demos, we're seeing a number of hands-on first impressions of the hybrid phone/tablet prototype, and we've gathered them all up for you after the cut.

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Asus UX series notebooks shown off at Computex

Asus UX series notebooks shown off at Computex

Asus always has a big presence at Computex and this year is no exception. One of the new items that Asus is showing off at Computex this year is the new UX series ultraportable notebook. The line was developed in close cooperation with Intel and the big feature of the line is the thin profile. Asus says that the cool design of the machines draws inspiration from luxury timepieces. The UX series uses an aluminum alloy shell with a unique spun finish on the polished surfaces.

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ASUS PadFone runs IE8? [Video gaffe]

ASUS PadFone runs IE8? [Video gaffe]

ASUS is mighty proud of its PadFone, but it seems in its hurry to get the prototype ready for Computex 2011 this week, some of the more unusual features have gone unmentioned: namely, the fact that Internet Explorer 8 apparently runs on the tablet. In what we're guessing is a mockup accident, the new ASUS "Behind the Scenes" video showing the PadFone's design journey shows Microsoft's IE8 getting some surfing playtime, where we'd normally expect to see the regular Android Honeycomb browser.

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MSI announces new full HD LED Super Color screens and more for AIOs at Computex

MSI announces new full HD LED Super Color screens and more for AIOs at Computex

MSI has been offering AIO computers for a long time now and the company has announced at Computex that it is giving some of its popular models new screens that users will enjoy. The three machines getting the new screens include the AE2211G, the AE2211, and the AP2011. The machines are also all getting MSI's new cloud applications Smart Media Link and Smart Sync. MSI is also showing off a new Wind Touch 4 UI that will be used on the AE2410, AS2070, and AE2230 AIO computers.

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HTC 12-megapixel Windows Phone caught in wild

HTC 12-megapixel Windows Phone caught in wild

What appears to be a 12-megapixel HTC smartphone running Windows Phone has been caught in the wild, lending weight to rumors that the company is looking to high-resolution cameras to further differentiate its future handsets. Shared by arch-insider Eldar Murtazin, the unknown phone - which resembles an HTC Trophy - is shown set to take 12MP 4000 x 3000 images in the camera app.

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Gigabyte unveils new Booktop M2432 notebook at Computex

Gigabyte unveils new Booktop M2432 notebook at Computex

Computex 2011 is here and that means hoards of new tech gear will be debuting today and over the week. Gigabyte has a new notebook right out of the gate called the Booktop M2432 that it is debuting. The machine has a nicely sized 14-inch screen and it is the follow-up to the Booktop M1405. Gigabyte claims that the machine has a desktop grade graphics card built into the included docking station and the machine uses an Intel Core i5 processor.

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ASUS PadFone official

ASUS PadFone official

We've already shown you what the ASUS PadFone looks like; now it's time for all the juicy details. ASUS has given the PadFone its official debut at Computex 2011 today, a 4.3-inch Android smartphone which can dock into a companion 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 tablet. The tablet's separate battery can be used to recharge the phone, while the phone's 3G connection can get the slate online when away from a WiFi hotspot.

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ASUS Eee Pad MeMO 3D official: 7-inches of glasses-free 3D

ASUS Eee Pad MeMO 3D official: 7-inches of glasses-free 3D

The ASUS Eee Pad MeMO made its first debut back in January at CES 2011, but now the company has given it a 3D makeover. The new ASUS Eee Pad MeMO 3D has a glasses-free 3D IPS display, meaning the third-dimension without the silly specs, along with the MeMIC companion headset for music and voice calls, and a capacitive touchscreen that, like the HTC Flyer, can be used either with the finger or a special capacitive stylus.

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MSI WindPad 110W and 100A offer 10.1-inch Win 7 or Android

MSI WindPad 110W and 100A offer 10.1-inch Win 7 or Android

It's not just ASUS, Gigabyte and ViewSonic talking tablets at Computex 2011; MSI has also brought along some slates from its updated WindPad range. The MSI WindPad 110W and WindPad 100A run Windows 7 and Android respectively, both having 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 IPS displays. The WindPad 110W gets an AMD Brazos CPU with Radeon HD 6250 graphics to call its own, while the WindPad 100A uses an ARM Cortex A9 dual-core, which we're guessing is the Tegra 2.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G in 2011; Galaxy S III in 1H 2012

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4G in 2011; Galaxy S III in 1H 2012

Samsung may be popping bottles over its 1m Galaxy S II sales success in South Korea, but that hasn't stopped the company's engineers from planning ahead. Mobile comms president J.K. Shin told Dow Jones Newswires that not only was Samsung planning a 4G tablet for later in 2012, "an evolution of and an enhanced version of" the Galaxy Tab slates we've seen so far, but a replacement for the Galaxy S II in the first half of 2012.

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Gigabyte S1080 tablet packs Windows 7 and USB 3.0

Gigabyte S1080 tablet packs Windows 7 and USB 3.0

Gigabyte has outed its latest tablet, the S1080, running Windows 7 on a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N550 dual-core processor. Fresh to Computex 2011 this morning, the S1080 has a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 multitouch display, 2GB of memory and weighs 0.9kg, taking on the ViewPad 10Pro in the process.

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