Sony's third VAIO launch of the day is the new VAIO L Series, all-in-one touchscreen desktops packing 24-inch Full HD displays and a new "edge access" system of touch-sensitive shortcuts integrated into the bezel. Packing a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics and a 1920 x 1080 multitouch display, the L Series also hides a Blu-ray drive and both HDMI input and outputs.
Earlier we reported from MWC 2011 with a hands-on of the Acer Iconia Tab A500. Well, now we have a hands-on with its little brother, the A100. Again, unlike the Iconia Smart, which is more of a phone and tablet hybrid, the A100 focuses on being a full tablet but smaller with a 7-inch display.
Samsung has officially announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the company's 10.1-inch dual-core Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet which we've been expecting for the past few weeks. Unlike the original, 7-inch Galaxy Tab, which used Samsung's own single-core Hummingbird processor, the Korean company has looked to NVIDIA's Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core chip for this larger model.
We've got Tegra 2 in tablets and Tegra 2 in phones; why not Tegra 2 in a desktop computer? That's just what the Compulab Trim Slice offers, a super-compact desktop - only slightly larger than a 2.5-inch HDD - which nonetheless offers both HDMI and Dual-Link DVI ports for twin displays, 1GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n and gigabit ethernet in a fanless metal chassis.
NVIDIA has outed Lenovo's latest 3D capable display, the L2363d, running at Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and capable not only of playing back 3D but recording it thanks to dual webcams. The Lenovo L2363d supports 3D photos and 3D web-conferencing, as long as you have NVIDIA's 3D Vision specs.
Tegra 2 isn't new, but NVIDIA is hoping that 2011 will be the year that the dual-core mobile processor comes into its own. Last we heard of "superphones" it was Google trying to brand their Nexus One as such; now NVIDIA is seizing on the title to describe devices packing multi-core CPUs, speedy GPUs and frugal power requirements, the first device being LG's Optimus 2X. To help users pair up superphones with apps worthy of Tegra 2, NVIDIA is also launching its own software tool.
Acer has unveiled the latest in its Predator gaming PC range, now taking advantage of Intel's new 2011 Core i5 processors. The Acer Aspire Predator AG3600-U4082 offers an Intel Core i5 2300 CPU along with 8GB of DDR3 memory and NVIDIA GeForce GT 420 graphics, as well as a 1.5TB hard-drive.
Acer has launched a set of new laptops using Intel's 2nd-gen Core 2011 range of processors. The Acer Aspire 8950 range is the company's new flagship, with the Aspire 8950G-9839 sitting at the top with Intel's Core i7-2630Q processor, ATI Radeon 6850 graphics and 8GB of RAM as standard. It has an 18.4-inch 1080p HD display, Blu-ray, a 750GB HDD and a spare second internal drive bay.