It’s time for Samsung’s push of their newest wave of Chromebooks in the devices known as "Chromebook 2." Despite the simple name, these devices are hardly small potatoes, coming in both 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch display sizes with HD and Full HD resolutions and LED technology. Both devices work with light chassis, 16GB of storage, and 4GB RAM as well.
This week the folks at Dell responsible for letting the world know about their ultra-tough notebook and tablet lineup have released the Rugged Extreme collection. First on the books is the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme - standard save it’s hardcore attitude. Then there’s the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook, one that can effectively change position for whatever job you’ve got.
MSI shows us that there is no need for gaming laptops to be bulky and awkward; they can be sexy, slim and svelte. Have a look at their latest offerings: the GS70 Stealth and GS60 Ghost notebooks and the sense of light and thin becomes apparent. A look under the hood and the sense of power also gets evident.
Apple is reportedly planning a new, 12-inch MacBook Air which would be even slimmer and more portable than the existing model, doing away with the fan among other things. In addition to being fanless, the new ultraportable is also said to do away with the mechanical click button trackpad familiar from existing MacBooks, instead using touch-to-tap.
Earlier this year we had a glimpse of the device known as the Transformer Book Duet TD300 at the CES 2014, a device that was destined to run Android and Windows 8 at once. Since then, it seems, Asus has felt pressure from both Microsoft and Google to skip the release of said device, citing a bit of a conflict of interests. This may also be affecting previously-released dual-OS devices as well.
This week SlashGear has one Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro and one Lenovo Miix2 8-inch Tablet to send your way, bringing the newest in new notebook and tablet technology straight from the manufacturer. SlashGear has recently posted a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Review for you to have a peek at if you’ve not gotten to see this folding laptop up close and personal, while our Lenovo Miix 2 8-inch tablet hands-on will have to do until we push our full review this Spring. This initiative will be taken on by Lenovo and SlashGear, straight through our Lenovo Hub!
This week NVIDIA launched its new mobile GPUs that we have already talked about in the GTX 800M series. When we talked about those new GPUs we mentioned that Razer was cramming the GTX 870M inside its thin Razer Blade gaming notebook. We didn’t talk much about the other features of that thin gaming rig.
In the launch of NVIDIA’s next generation of notebook-aimed graphics processors, a series of manufacturers have stepped up to bring the first wave in with thinness. Groups such as MSI, Alienware, ASUS, Razer, Lenovo, and Gigabyte will be delivering models this season with a variety of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 800M GPUs under the hood. These releases will all benefit from NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience and all the goodies that go with it.
This week NVIDIA has introduced a series of gaming notebook GPUs, starting with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M. This series also includes the GTX 870M, 860M, and 850M, and will be ushering in an era in which notebook gaming doesn’t just mean you’re able to sit on a plane for a half hour before your machine dies of heavy gaming action. This series works with a feature NVIDIA calls "Battery Boost", not to put too fine a point on it.
This week Dell has ushered in their newest education-aimed notebook, one going by the name Dell Latitude 13. This device works with a choice of Intel Core i3 (4010U) or Intel Celeron Dual Core (2957U) processors and a choice of basically any operating system you want inside the Microsoft Windows family between Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1. The display on this machine comes in at a lovely 13.3-inches with HD (1366 x 768 pixels) with 200nits of brightness.