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Last Friday we saw Microsoft send out press invitations for a mystery event last night. Well, now we know why Microsoft decided for a last-minute press conference — to unveil their new tablet “Surface”.
The new tablet, which definitely resembles a netbook, will feature a 10.6-inch screen, full USB 2.0 support, dual Wi-Fi antennas, HDMI, a completely hidden built-in stand, a scratch resistant backing, Gorilla Glass 2.0 and a widescreen view that provides
It’s been a while since the last MacBook Pros were 0uted, and the rumors are suggesting that Apple will be releasing their new series of Laptop during the WWDC conference on June 11. We all know Apple — they reduce the price of one product when an even better one is coming out soon. Well, that’s exactly the case.
New rumors out of Asia suggest that Apple may be looking at increasing its MacBook Air line to include a 14-inch model to fit the needs of its biggest market.
According to the hit-or-miss DigiTimes, supply chain sources are saying that Apple may be exploring the concept of launching a 14-inch version of the MacBook Air that currently only ships in 11 and 13-inch models.
The potential cause for this is the Asian markets prefer this size to 15-inch models, as 14-inch models account for 35 to 40% of the purchases in Asia.
Despite recent reports that Intel’s next-gen Ivy Bridge chips may see an 8- to 10-week delay, which pushes the release back to June, insider sources say that Apple may still be launching the much rumored MacBook Pro refresh as early as April.
Intel has staggered its shipments before and may give Apple a head start with about 900,000 units, according to DigiTimes’ sources in Apple’s upstream supply chain.
It’s been rumored that Apple will be launching a thinner, redesigned Air-like MacBook Pro starting off with the more popular 15-inch model in April and then introducing the revamped 17-inch model later on. The next-gen lineup is expected to feature Intel’s Ivy Bridge chips and rumored to sport a Retina Display-like screen with 2,880 x 1,800 pixels, twice the current resolution found on the 15-inch MacBook Pro displays.
Samsung is clearly embracing the Google Chrome OS, but is also doing it with a cautious edge with a Series 5 update and a Chromebox desktop product due for release.
Samsung clearly had the Mac Mini in mind when it came up with the newly announced Samsung Chromebox, a desktop computer running Google’s Chrome OS.
Although Samsung won’t release the specs, it confirmed the device will come packaged with a wireless mouse and keyboard combination. The Chromebox also includes five USB 2.0 ports on the exterior, along with DVI, a DisplayPort and headphone jack.
Acer kicked off the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2012 with the launch of the world’s thinnest Ultrabook, the Aspire S5, at just 15mm at its thickest point.
Acer have just announced the Aspire S5 at the CES 2012, claiming it to be the thinnest Ultrabook yet.
The 13.3-inch MacBook Air rival arrives with a Onyx black magnesium alloy body, an Intel i-Series processor and is only 15mm at its thickest point.
The device weighs in at 2.97lbs (1.3kg), while Acer is also pushing the MagicFlip I/O, a flap at the back of the device which reveals HMDI, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt connectivity when lifted.