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Computex 2012 Wraps Up with Ultrabooks Galore

clock June 9, 2012 01:04 by author Jeremy

This week, Taipei welcomed back manufacturers and gadget geeks alike for their annual event, Computex. This year featured many new Ultrabooks, from the touchscreen ASUS Zenbook UX21A to the Samsung Series 5 Hybrid PC (read: tablet). Many of these featured Windows' new OS, Windows 8, and many agree that it's popularity should serve as a warning to other certain tablet OS-makers.

Engadget has rounded up all their news-bits onto one page, which can be found at the source link below. Be sure to check it out and peruse all the links for the nifty laptops and tablets that will be coming out soon.

Sources: engadget (full list of links), liliputing, slashgear



USPS Restricts Mailing of Lithium Batteries

clock June 1, 2012 22:41 by author Jeremy

As of May 16, 2012, USPS has changed part of their mailing rules and standards. Lithium batteries and cells (both rechargeable and non-rechargeable) are now not allowed to be shipped internationally or to any APO, FPO,  and DPO locations. This means that mailers also cannot send out products that have lithium batteries inside of them, including tech gadgets such as cell phones, MP3 players, laptops, and digital camera.

After January 1, 2013, limited quantities may be allowed to ship out internationally, as long as "the batteries are properly installed in the personal electronic devices they are intended to operate."

This does not affect the current rules for mailing lithium products within the United States, and lithium batteries (and their corresponding technical products) may still be shipped out normally. However, for international shipping, mailers may have to resort to private carriers such as FedEx.

Source: USPS



Ultrabook – The New Notebook

clock February 16, 2012 12:45 by author Ty

Ultrabook - 2nd Gen Intel Core

Many people may ask, “What’s an Ultrabook?” It’s quite simple really. Think of an Apple MacBook Air. Thin, light, and has a sleek design. It’s a cross between a small netbook and a full size laptop, but the new line of Ultrabooks come with complete hardware specs of the 2nd gen Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors. This makes an Ultrabook a very fast netbook with all of the upgrades. A true Ultrabook must weigh less than 4 pounds, is no more that 0.8 inches thick, and has a battery life of 5 hour or more.

Check out a few of the top Ultrabooks that have hit the notebook market.

Acer Aspire S3
Processor: Intel Core i5 2467M Processor 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM
Price: $899 list

Asus Zenbook UX31E
Specs: Intel Core i5 2557M Processor 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM)
Price: $1049 list

Dell XPS 13
Specs: Intel Core i5 2467M Processor 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM)
Price: $999 list

HP Folio 13
Specs: Intel Core i5 2467M Processor 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM)
Price: $899.99 list

Lenovo IdeaPad U300s
Specs: Intel Core i7 2677M Processor 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 13.3-inch display)
Price: $1495 list

Samsung Series 5 Ultra
Specs: Intel (Core i5 2467M Processor 1.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 13.3-inch display)
Price: $899.99 list

Toshiba Portege Z830-S8302
Specs: Intel Core i7 2677M Processor 1.8GHz, 6GB RAM, 13.3-inch display)
Price: $1,429.00 list

Toshiba Portege Z835-P330
Specs: Intel Core i7 2677M Processor 1.8GHz, 6GB RAM, 13.3-inch display)
Price: $799.99 list

You also might notice that the new Asustek Zenbook looks almost identical to the Apple MacBook Air.

 

MacBook Air and Zenbook

It looks like Apple has set the standard for an Ultrabook way back in 2008. Everyone else is finally catching up.

Here’s a video overview of the new Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook:

 

Sources:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2400007,00.asp
http://asia.cnet.com/top-5-affordable-ultrabooks-62213298.htm
http://9to5mac.com/2012/02/13/report-apple-forcing-contract-manufacturer-pegatron-to-choose-sides-give-up-asustek-zenbook-orders/

 

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HP Team to Create New webOS Hardware

clock December 9, 2011 23:40 by author Jeremy

Meg Whitman (CEO) and Marc Andreessen (board member) of HP sat down today in an interview with The Verge to discuss the future of webOS - a platform which, just months ago, many thought would be halted completely. But even with the fire sale of HP TouchPad tablets continuing on Sunday, Dec. 11, Whitman and Andreessen admit that webOS won't actually be going away anymore.

Specifically, one may expect webOS to return in a new type of HP Tablet. While Whitman and Andreessen admit that there are no concrete decisions yet, they agree that a tablet is a much more acceptable option for the previously-dead platform. "I do not believe we will be in the smartphone business again," said Whitman earlier on in the interview.

The same team that developed webOS will continue to work on it, along with a slew of new partners. Whitman and Andreessen announced that they want webOS to become an open source platform, but also concede that getting there may take a while due to the technology behind webOS. "...there are some current components of webOS - in its current form - that are not open sourceable, so there's some work that has to happen to swap those out and swap in some open source alternatives," said Andreessen.

Check out the link below for a full transcript of the interview on The Verge.

Source: The Verge

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Laptop Battery Video

clock October 27, 2011 23:09 by author Jeremy

eBatts.com has a new video up describing in detail why our replacement laptop batteries, laptop chargers and laptop accessories are superior to other aftermarket manufacturers.

All of our laptop batteries are made with the highest grade battery cells and top materials, ensuring the best safety and quality for our customers. Not only are our laptop batteries 100% OEM compatible and either meet or exceed OEM specifications, but they also come with a one year warranty as an added bonus.

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