Posts Tagged ‘notebooks’
Yesterday, Qualcomm announced its fifth generation Gobi embedded data connectivity reference platform for mobile devices, including thin form factor notebooks, tablets and convertibles.
The technology is based on Qualcomm’s Gobi 4G LTE wireless baseband modems, (MDM9615 and MDM9215), and delivers fast LTE connectivity on FDD and TDD networks worldwide, with backwards compatibility to HSPA+ and EV-DO networks.
Leading companies will be offering Thunderbolt interface in their ultrabook models in Q2, 2012.
The leading companies Acer, Asus and Lenovo will most likely use Thunderbolt connectivity in their upcoming Ultrabook models based on Intel’s Ivy Bridge platform, in the second quarter of this year.
Ivy Bridge is already set to support by default USB 3.0 technology, which will be implemented in mid to high-end notebook models in 2012, and will become a standard by 2013. While the Thunderbolt technology is only expected to be seen in high-end notebooks, due to its cost of more than $20 USD.
Corning’s Gorilla Glass 2 makes devices ultra-thin and tougher – video.
Corning just uploaded an official video of its newest Gorilla Glass 2, which the company was exhibiting at CES 2012.
In the above lever press demonstration video, Corning tests and shows us (together with Microsoft) how ultra-thiner, tougher, damage resistant and more flexible is its next-generation Gorilla Glass 2 (compared to chemically strengthened Soda-lime glass and the company’s previous generation – Gorilla Glass).
Vizio prepares to exhibit three new notebook models at CES 2012 in Vegas.
Recently, Vizio’s CTO Matt McRae said in an interview with Bloomberg that the company will introduce three notebooks at CES 2012, this year.
The company worked on the designs for two years and will be showcasing (at CES) a 14-inch Thin + Light Notebook, 15.6-inch Thin + Light Notebook and a 15.6-inch Notebook. As always, Vizio’s strategy is to focus on value pricing, but this time the company also has plans to compete with Apple’s popular products, but at a lower price.
Yesterday, Lenovo announced its portfolio of SMB notebooks.
The portfolio includes the premium ThinkPad Edge S Series, the mainstream ThinkPad Edge E Series and entry-level Lenovo B Series, available in select markets.
The ThinkPad Edge S430 notebook is equipped with the latest Intel Core processors and Thunderbolt Technology. The 14-inch notebook comes in Mocha Black, measures less than one-inch thin and has metal accents. It has a DVD burner or a second hard drive (up to 1 TB of storage), choices of Intel integrated or NVIDIA Optimus graphics, Dolby Home Theatre v4 and USB 3.0 ports. The notebook also comes with Lenovo Solution Center powered by Intel Small Business Advantage (a set of productivity and security tools).
Intel will unveil some of its 22nm Ivy Bridge notebook processors on April 8, 2012.
Intel is planning to release eight 22nm Ivy Bridge processors for notebooks and ultrabooks, around April 8th, next year.
The notebook processors Core i7-3920XM (Extreme Edition), i7-3820QM and i7-3720QM will be released in April 2012, with prices at $1,096, $568 and $378 USD, respectively. The rest five Ivy Bridge processors including Core i5-3520M, i5-3360M, i5-3320M, and Ultrabook processors Core i7-3667U and Core i5-3427U will be unveiled at later dates.
Samsung announced that will release 4G WiBro (WiMAX) embedded Notebooks and tablets.
Today, Samsung, KT (formerly Korea Telecom) and Intel together announced that will release 4G Wibro (WiMAX) capable notebooks after closely working together for nearly a year.
39 Samsung devices in 5 types are scheduled to be inbuilt with high-speed 4G Wibro, including the Series 7 Slate PC, the Series 3 300V, Series 3 300E, the Ultraslim notebook 350U and high performance notebook RC530. KT is now providing the national 4G Wibro service in 82 cities in South Korea.