The Asus Transformer Prime is the go-to tablet is you want to combine a touchscreen with a detachable keyboard dock, but what about the same concept running on Intel hardware and Windows software? Turns out that Intel are demoing that exact notion at CeBIT 2012 with an Ivy Bridge Ultrabook touchscreen reference design.
Fujitsu has previewed its upcoming ultrabook, an unnamed Lifebook model measuring a scant 16mm thick despite toting a 14-inch edge-to-edge display and LTE/3G integrated connectivity. The Fujitsu ultrabook runs Intel's Ivy Bridge processors, Ultrabook News reports, and is expected to weigh under 1.4kg with its full magnesium chassis.
This week we're taking a closer look at how the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 (Krait) processor works as it exists first on the MDP8690, the newest Mobile Development Platform that the manufacturer has released for developers to fully experience the S4 chip in its Krait configuration. This version of the S4 chip, code-named Krait, is an ARMv7-A compatible CPU architecture and is made for TCMC's 28nm process, and inside the MSM9860 you'll find two of these cores running at up to 1.5 GHz along with Adreno 225 graphics, Qualcomm's new baseband, and improved ISP - it's all ramped up, basically. This device we're testing the Snapdragon S4 out on is not a consumer product, instead it's a device which accurately shows the power of the S4 chip exclusively.
Here at the NVIDIA Tegra 3 booth at Mobile World Congress Madfinger Games and NVIDIA are showing off their latest game for Tegra devices. SHADOWGUN: Deadzone will be their Tegra 3 multi-player third person shooter and is coming this March. Check out the hands-on video of this impressive game below.
Here at the ASUS conference at MWC 2012 ASUS has just unveiled the much rumored Transformer 300T we've seen leaked various times. Complete with the new Transformer naming scene that will be "Transformer Pad" for all tablets moving forward. The 300 series marks a first along with the Padfone for ASUS, and comes with 3G/4G LTE connectivity. We have all the details and hands-on below.
As we march closer and closer to the biggest all-mobile show of the year all the way over Barcelona, Spain, we've started to see the wave of tips, leaks, and previews roll in - and while our MWC 2012 Smartphone pre-show rundown may have more devices than we know what to do with already, tablets certainly wont be left out in the cold. What we've got for you here is a full rundown of everything we've heard that's worth mentioning on the tablet front - worth mentioning, of course, since there's nothing like a cheapo tablet to ruin your otherwise awesome trip to Spain!
ASUS has released the bootloader unlock tool for the Eee Pad Transformer Prime this morning, and developers have wasted no time in opening up the Tegra 3 tablet to Ubuntu. Prime owner littlesteve had a Ubuntu build prepped and waiting for just this day, though there are still some hardware issues to iron out: no touchscreen support, for instance, so that a Bluetooth mouse is necessary for navigation.
This week we're seeing once more the next generation of ASUS Transformer tablet complete with Android and an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor inside. This device today has showed up in some benchmark results as its code-name Transformer TF300T. This coincides with the code for the upgrade to the Transformer Prime, that being the Transformer TF700T which we got a glimpse of earlier this year at CES 2012 - now we're looking at a MWC 2012 release for this mystery!
It's a very Mac morning with more updates on the next version of Apple's desktop software than you can possible handle! The next version will be called Apple OS X Mountain Lion and you'll be able to check out our very full guide on it in the post Meet Apple OS X Mountain Lion. Next be sure to check out the brand new Messages for OS X which you can download in beta right this second! Apple is also making some vast privacy changes that could affect 1000s of applications, and Chris Davies has a featured column by the name of Apple Gatekeeper is the Game-Changer - straight from the Mountain Lion's mouth!
ASUS Eee Pad Transformer owners may have to hold out a little longer for Ice Cream Sandwich, with the release window for Android 4.0 on the Tegra 2 tablet now extending into March 2012. ASUS Singapore took to Facebook to confirm the bad news, after previous indications from the company tipped a February release for the first-gen tablet. Only last month, ASUS said the upgrade package was in its final tests at Google.