Posts Tagged ‘January’
Intel and AMD processors cannot compete with ARM in terms of price.
Intel and AMD are working hard to develop low voltage processors for smartphones and tablets, but so far they cannot race with the solutions from ARM, in terms of price.
Intel introduced its 32nm Medfield processor with low power consumption of 11W TDP (for the Android segment) in January (at CES 2012), and is going to launch in the second half of this year Atom processors (with less than 10W TDP) planned for smartphones and tablets. The company will also continue to predictably shrink (according to Moore’s law) its manufacturing technology, with its future microprocessors – Saltwell with 32nm, then Silvermont with 22nm and Airmont with 14nm fabrication process.
Yesterday, ASUS announced its Spring 2012 notebook models for the Japanese market.
The Asus ZENBOOK UX21E Rose Gold (UX21E-KXROSE) is powered by Intel Core i5-2467M processor, 4GB of memory and 128GB SSD. The 11.6-inch ultrabook is loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OS. It weighs 1.1kg and offers up to five and a half hours of battery life. The Rose Gold Ultrabook comes with a price of ¥94,800 Yen ($1236 USD).
Toshiba announced the release of its Spring 2012 notebook models for the Japanese market.
Today, Toshiba released four new models of its dynabook R731 notebook series, one dynabook Qosmio T751 model, and a model of its dynabook Qosmio T551 notebook line (all in two colors).
Toshiba’s dynabook R731 series notebook is the World’s lightest 13.3-inch notebook with an optical drive. The notebook comes with a slim, compact and lightweight magnesium alloy body, and weighs just 1.29kg. The dynabook R731 is equipped with the latest Intel Core i7/ i5 Sandy Bridge processors, up to 8GB of DDR3 1333MHz memory and 120GB of SSD or 640GB hard drive. It has a 13.3-inch HD (1366 x 768) TFT LCD LED backlit display (16:9), powered by the integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000.
Fujitsu announced its ARROWS Tab Wi-Fi – a WiFi model, waterproof tablet for the Japanese market.
Yesterday, Fujitsu announced (in Tokyo) the release of its new tablet – ARROWS Tab Wi-Fi.
The ARROWS Tab Wi-Fi is equipped with a fingerprint sensor and is IPX5/ IPX7 water-resistant. It has a 10.1-inch color TFT LCD WXGA (1280 × 800) display (Saku Saku touch-panel). The device is powered by 1GHz TI OMAP4430 dual-core processor, 1GB of memory, and is offered with 16GB (same specs as the NTT Docomo’s (Xi) ARROWS Tab LTE F-01D model (manufactured by Fujitsu) or 32GB of storage capacity.
Samsung introduced its Samsung Notebook Series 5 ULTRA at CES 2012.
The Samsung Notebook Series 5 ULTRA is available with 13-inch and 14-inch 300nit SuperBright Anti-glare (anti-reflective) HD LED (1366 x 768) display with Image Enhancer technology.
The 13-inch Samsung Notebook Series 5 ULTRA is just 14mm ~ 17.6mm thin and weighs 1.38kg. It comes with up to 500GB hard drive (optional 128GB SSD or 258GB SSD) and 16GB iSSD with ExpressCache. In addition it has a full-size HDMI, a USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, 4-in-1 multi SD card slot, RJ-45 and a webcam.
Corning will showcase its next-generation Gorilla Glass 2 at CES 2012, in Las Vegas.
A few days ago, CORNING announced that will be introducing at CES (Corning booth, #12642 Central Hall) its new Corning Gorilla Glass 2 – a next-generation damage-resistant cover glass for electronic devices.
Corning Gorilla Glass, which made Corning one of the most famous companies at CES 2011, is currently being used by 30 major brands and designed into more than 575 products. Corning’s booth at CES will also exhibit Corning Gorilla Glass in larger format, touch displays for education, entertainment, auto, and home appliance applications featuring new designs.
Yesterday, Samsung announced the release of its Series 7 CHRONOS notebook for the South Korean market.
The Series 7 CHRONOS is a high-performance notebook, which was unveiled at IFA, Berlin (in September, 2011). The machine comes in two variants – with a Max Screen minimizing bezel width 15.6-inch display (700Z5A) and with a 14-inch (700Z4A) LCD, both Super-Bright (300nit) anti-refelective HD+ displays with resolution 1600 x 900.